Environmental Review Toolkit

All Highlights

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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. 2015 Red Book The 2015 Red Book is a "how to" for Federal, State, and local agencies on synchronizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other regulatory reviews such as USACE's Regulatory review, USCG bridge permit reviews, and Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation.
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. Environmental Competency Building The Environmental Competency Building Program provides a central source of information for transportation and environmental professionals to develop competency in the environmental disciplines required for their work.

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