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Interagency NEPA & Permitting Collaboration Tool (INPCT)

What is INPCT?

The Interagency NEPA & Permitting Collaboration Tool (INPCT) is a web-based collaboration tool designed to aid project managers and teams throughout the NEPA process for surface transportation projects. Access INPCT at https://inpct.fhwa.dot.gov/.

Why use INPCT?

INPCT provides a singular platform to manage the development of environmental documents and facilitate real-time collaboration and interagency reviews.

INPCT supports a streamlined and transparent process to improve communication and shorten project delivery timelines by:

  • Centralizing document management into one system for sharing, tracking, editing and commenting on documents
  • Enabling concurrent agency reviews in a single location
  • Allowing for schedule and milestone tracking that is easily shared across agencies
  • Supporting customized project workflows
  • Facilitating permit application development
  • Supporting management of mitigation commitments
  • Increasing transparency across project teams
  • Building a stronger project record
  • Allowing for easy data exchange with the Project and Program Action Information System (PAPAI) and the Federal Permitting Dashboard

INPCT Resources

  • INPCT Tool: INPCT is a web-based collaboration tool designed to aid project managers and teams throughout the NEPA process for surface transportation projects.
  • INPCT Factsheet: This 1-pager provides an overview of INPCT and its key features.
  • INPCT Video: This two-minute video provides a brief overview of INPCT’s key features and also discusses why INPCT is a valuable tool to assist agencies in the development of NEPA documents.
  • INPCT User Guide: The INPCT User Guide provides detailed guidance to INPCT users on how to use the INPCT tool to manage and support the development of NEPA documents.
  • INPCT Quick Start Guide: To aid new users with getting set up and quickly started with using INPCT, this three-page guide explains the key steps to register, log in, and set up a project in INPCT.
  • INPCT Rollout Webinar: In June 2021, FHWA hosted a webinar to introduce users to the new INPCT tool. During the webinar, FHWA highlighted the tool’s key features and benefits, provided a demonstration of the tool, and discussed user resources and reference materials.