Environmental Review Toolkit
 

Synchronizing Environmental Reviews for Transportation and Other Infrastructure Projects
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Figure 2: Major milestones in a synchronization review for EAs.

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USDOT NEPA USACE 404 USCG Bridge Services ESA Other (as needed)
Proposed Action (DOT; ongoing process) Pre-Application (USACE; ongoing process)

Provide Waterway Data (USACE/DOT; ongoing process)

Preliminary Navigation Determination (USCG; action)

Application Process (USCG; ongoing process) Technical Assistance/Preliminary Species List (ESA; ongoing process) Insert milestones as needed for other Federal, State, Tribal, or local reviews (Other; ongoing process)
Early Coordination Process (Scope, Alternatives, Potential Impacts)
Proposed Action (DOT; ongoing process)

Pre-Application (USACE; ongoing process)

Jurisdictional Determination (USACE; action)

Submit Application (DOT; action)

  Application Process (USCG; ongoing process)

ESA Section 7 Consultation (ESA/ongoing process)

Submit BA on PA (DOT/action) + ESA Section 7 Consultation (ESA/ongoing process)

Insert milestones as needed for other Federal, State, Tribal, or local reviews (Other; ongoing process)
EA, Notice of Availability/USACE Public Notice

Address Comments (DOT; ongoing action)

FONSI or need to prepare an EIS (DOT; action)

Address Comments (DOT; ongoing process)

FONSI/Permit Decision (USACE; action)

Public Notice on Navigation (USCG; ongoing process)

Adjudicate Navigation Comments (USCG; action)

Permit Decision (USCG; action)

Address Environmental Comments (DOT; action) + Application Process (USCG; ongoing process)

FONSI (USCG; action) + Application Process (USCG; ongoing process)

Complete Application (DOT; action) + Application Process (USCG; ongoing process)

Submit BA on PA (DOT/action) + ESA Section 7 Consultation (ESA/ongoing process)

Submit Revised BA as needed (DOT; action) + ESA Section 7 Consultation (ESA/ongoing process)

Concurrence Letter/Biological Opinion (ESA; action)

Insert milestones as needed for other Federal, State, Tribal, or local reviews (Other; ongoing process)

Decision (Other; action)

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