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1 Practice: Florida Environmental Performance Management
Categories: Linking Planning and NEPA
Performance Measures/Management
State: Florida
Organization: FHWA Florida Division
Contact: Buddy Cunill
Title: Environmental Team Leader
Email: benito.cunill@dot.gov
Phone: 850-553-2224
Description: In order to evaluate the efficacy, efficiency, and effectiveness of its newly initiated ETDM process, the FDOT formed an ETDM Performance Measures Task Work Group. The group is composed of state and  ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 11, 2014
2 Practice: Florida Collaborative Problem Solving
Categories: Collaborative Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Interagency Coordination
State: Florida
Organization: Federal Highway Administration FL Division
Contact: Buddy Cunill
Title: Environmental Team Leader
Email: Benito.Cunill@dot.gov
Phone: (850) 553-2224
Description: On December 14, 2001 the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by 23 agencies. The agencies agreed to establish an effective dispute resolution  ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
3 Practice: Florida: Efficient Transportation Decision Making Process (ETDM)
Categories: Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
GIS and Spatial Data
Linking Planning and NEPA
State: Florida
Organization: Florida Department of Transportation
Contact: Marjorie Bixby
Title: Manager, Central Environmental Management Office
Email: Marjorie.Bixby@dot.state.fl.us
Phone: (850)414-5209
Description: The Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process is Florida’s procedure for reviewing qualifying transportation projects to consider potential environmental effects in the Planning phase. This process provides stakeholders the opportunity for early input, involvement, and coordination. It provides for the early identification of potential project effects and informs the development of scopes for projects advancing to the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) phase.

The ETDM process was developed with input from 24 federal, state and regional transportation and resource agencies, collectively referred to as the Environmental Technical Advisory Team (ETAT), on what was needed to make the environmental review process easier and more streamlined. The ETDM process is composed of two project-screening events: Planning and Programming. The planning and programming screenings are intended to engage resource agencies early, allowing FDOT to identify and resolve potential problems and issues before the project reaches the environmental review and permitting process. ETAT members and the public have the opportunity to provide input to the FDOT regarding a project's potential effects on the natural, physical, cultural, and community resources throughout the Planning phase of project delivery. These comments help to determine the feasibility of a proposed project; focus the issues to be addressed during the PD&E phase; allow for early identification of potential avoidance, minimization, and mitigation opportunities; and create products that may be used in the PD&E phase to promote efficiency and consistency during project development.

Coordination with the ETAT members is facilitated through the Environmental Screening Tool (EST), an Internet-accessible interactive database and mapping application. The EST brings together resource and project data from multiple sources into one consistent format. It provides quick, standardized Geographic Information System (GIS) analyses, identifying potential natural, physical, cultural, and community resources present in the project area. The EST also allows the ETAT members the opportunity to provide input on proposed projects. Project information is made available to the public through the ETDM Public Access Site (http://etdmpub.fla-etat.org/est/#)

Related Documentation: http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/integ/case_florida.asp
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
4 Practice: Strategies and Approaches for Effectively Moving Complex Environmental Documents through the EIS Process: A Peer Exchange Report
Categories: Collaborative Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Environmental (NEPA) Documentation
Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
Interagency Coordination
Public Involvement
State: Florida
Organization: Federal Highway Administration, Florida Division
Contact: Karen Brunelle
Title: Director, Office of Planning and Environment
Email: Karen.Brunelle@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: (850) 942-9650 x3021
Description: In September of 2008, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and FHWA Florida Division Office organized a peer exchange to share strategies and approaches for effectively moving complex and/o ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
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