Environmental Review Toolkit

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Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or 'FAST Act' On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or "FAST Act" - the first Federal law in over ten years to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation. INVEST FHWA announced an applied research funding opportunity for transportation agencies to use its Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST) to assess and enhance the sustainability of their projects and programs. The deadline for submitting letters of interest is January 5, 2017.
SIS Newsletter For the past 15 years, FHWA's Office of Project Delivery and Environmental Review has highlighted environmental streamlining practices from around the country in this monthly newsletter.

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Implementing the Eco-Logical Approach Learn about the FHWA, FRA, and USFWS informal range-wide programmatic consultation for the Indiana bat and the Northern long-eared bat (NLEB) on the ESA Webtool's Biological Assessment web page.
Implementing the Eco-Logical Approach The Eco-Logical approach organizes current methods for addressing natural resource identification, avoidance, minimization and mitigation into a systematic, step-wise process that starts at the beginning of the transportation planning process. ESA Webtool The ESA Webtool is an online tool to streamline the preparation of Biological Assessments and the consultation process under Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act for projects where the Federal Highway Administration is the lead federal action agency.
Environmental Guidebook The Environmental Guidebook provides up-to-date information on a variety of environmental and transportation planning topics to accelerate the delivery of transportation projects. Re: NEPA Re:NEPA is the FHWA's online "community of practice." Re:NEPA supports and encourages the open exchange of knowledge, information, experience, and ideas about the National Environmental Policy Act, related environmental issues, and transportation decisionmaking.

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