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1 Practice: Regional Ecological Assessment Protocol (REAP)
Categories: GIS and Spatial Data
Linking Planning and NEPA
Mitigation
State: Oklahoma
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency Region 6
Contact: Sharon L.  Osowski, Ph.D.
Title: Ecologist
Email: Osowski.Sharon@epamail.epa.gov
Phone: 214-665-7506
Description: The REAP is a planning and screening-level assessment tool that uses GIS and electronic data to identify ecologically important resources throughout the South Central US. The results of the REAP can be used in project planning (i.e. scoping, alternatives analysis), to determine appropriate areas to conduct detailed field investigations, and in mitigation discussions to avoid ecologically important areas, minimize impacts to those areas, and compensate for unavoidable impacts.

For spatial data: https://edg.epa.gov/metadata/catalog/main/home.page
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.epa.gov/nscep/
Last Updated: March 11, 2014
2 Practice: Section 7 Programmatic Biological Opinion for American Burying Beetle (ABB)
Categories: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Threatened & Endangered Species
State: Oklahoma
Organization: Federal Highway Administration OK Division
Contact: John  Hartley
Title: Environmental Program Manager
Email: John.Hartley@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 405-605-6040 x316
Description: OK Division, OKDOT, and USFWS-Tulsa have collaborated in development of a July 2008 programmatic biological opinion which covers the entire OKDOT construction program for years 2008-2012 with respect to its effect on the American Burying Beetle (ABB). The practice replaces time consuming and delay-inducing project-specific conservation measures on hundreds of project each year with establishment of a USFWS-administered ABB conservation fund supported by OKDOT and FHWA. Rather than spend money or effort of project-specific measures of limited conservation and scientific value, the conservation fund will be used by USFWS to research and implement broad statewide conservation measures of much greater overall benefit to the species. In return to supporting the conservation fund, OKDOT and FHWA will no longer be required to implement project-specific conservation measures with respect to the ABB, thereby expediting project delivery.
Last Updated: October 10, 2008
3 Practice: ODOT Interagency Wetland and Habitat Bank
Categories: Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
Habitat/Ecosystem Connectivity & Conservation
Wildlife and Threatened & Endangered Species
State: Oklahoma
Organization: Federal Highway Administration OK Division
Contact: John  Hartley
Title: Environmental Program Manager
Email: John.Hartley@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 405-605-6040 x316
Description: The Oklahoma Department of Transportation, FHWA, USFWS, COE, and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation are progressing towards the development of a wetland and habitat bank in Northeast Oklahoma. This bank will have a fairly large service area and will serve both as a wetland bank and as a species conservation site for the American Burying Beetle (ABB). It is hoped that development of the bank will both provide wetland credits and eliminate time consuming and expensive project-specific surveys and mitigation measures for the ABB, while providing an excellent conservation measure for the species consistent with its recovery plan in Oklahoma.
Last Updated: October 8, 2008
4 Practice: Initiatives to Develop a Programmatic Section 106 Agreement
Category: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
State: Oklahoma
Organization: Federal Highway Administration OK Division
Contact: John  Hartley
Title: Environmental Program Manager
Email: John.Hartley@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 405-605-6040 x316
Description: The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) , FHWA, OKSHPO, the Oklahoma State archeologist and ACHP are working together to develop a Section 106 Programmatic Agreement. FHWA officially delegated roles to ODOT and formalized the existing ODOT process for the review of certain actions.
Last Updated: October 8, 2008
5 Practice: Paperwork Reduction
Category: Performance Measures/Management
State: Oklahoma
Organization: Federal Highway Administration OK Division
Contact: John  Hartley
Title: Environmental Program Manager
Email: John.Hartley@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 405-605-6040 x316
Description: The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has a streamlining process in place to reduce paperwork. ODOT and the FHWA recently implemented an electronic transmission and review process for CE's (over 95% of the NEPA reviews in OK). This significantly reduced reliance on circulation of paper review copies and has greatly expedited concurrent FHWA review and approval.
Related Documentation: PDFs/ok_es.pdf
Last Updated: November 16, 2007
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