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On-Demand Webinar: PEL Today

Recorded in June 2020, this on-demand webinar consists of three presentations from PEL experts and practitioners working in various roles related to PEL. Topics covered in this webinar include an overview of PEL authorities and available resources from FHWA, information about a state-level implementation of PEL, and the early involvement of resource agencies when using PEL approaches, specifically from the perspective of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

If you have questions or comments after viewing this on-demand webinar, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this webpage. We will direct your question or comment to the appropriate person and contact you with a response via email.

PEL Today: An FHWA Overview of Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL)

Presenter: Rob Ayers, AICP, Environmental Protection Specialist, FHWA Resource Center

This presentation provides an overview of PEL from the FHWA perspective. Specific topics covered include considerations for the use of PEL, flexibilities in PEL approaches, how planning products can benefit the NEPA process, PEL best practices, and how PEL can support the One Federal Decision process.

Colorado’s Practice: Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Program

Presenter: Troy Halouska, PEL Program Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation

The presentation provides information about Colorado DOT’s PEL program. Specific topics covered include how a PEL is defined in Colorado, how Colorado DOT uses PEL, resources developed by Colorado DOT on using PEL, the PEL-to-NEPA transition in Colorado, and PEL project examples.

Opportunities for PEL Activities and Early Coordination with USACE

Presenter: Sarah Wingert, National Transportation Liaison, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

This presentation provides information related to resource agency involvement using PEL approaches, with an emphasis on the USACE perspective. Specific topics covered include the resource agency role in a PEL process, applicable regulations and authorities, the One Federal Decision-PEL linkage, types of PEL activities of interest to USACE, and benefits and statistics on funded transportation liaison positions at resource agencies.

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