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1 Practice: MOU to Streamline ESA Section 7 Coordination
Category: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
State: West Virginia
Organization: Federal Highway Administration WV Division
Contact: Alison Rogers
Title: Environmental Program Manager
Email: alison.rogers@dot.gov
Phone: 304-347-5436
Description: With support from the Federal Highway Administration the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) developed an interagency agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The agreement outlines a process to expedite the Endangered Species Act and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act informal consultation process for minor transportation activities that meet FHWA’s Categorical Exclusion criteria described under 23 CFR 771.117(c) and 23 CFR 771.117(d). The informal consultation process outlined in the agreement includes the use of a GIS database to screen qualified transportation projects and special provision requirements to avoid and minimize impacts to protected species.
Last Updated: March 12, 2014
2 Practice: Reimbursement Agreement with WV SHPO
Category: Interagency Coordination
State: West Virginia
Organization: Federal Highway Administration WV Division
Contact: Alison Rogers
Title: Environmental Program Manager
Email: alison.rogers@dot.gov
Phone: 304-347-5436
Description: With support from the Federal Highway Administration the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) developed an interagency reimbursement agreement with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH). The agreement provides funding for priority review for all WVDOH projects, as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Last Updated: March 12, 2014
3 Practice: Reimbursement Agreement with USFWS
Category: Interagency Funded Positions
State: West Virginia
Organization: Federal Highway Administration WV Division
Contact: Alison Rogers
Title: Environmental Program Manager
Email: alison.rogers@dot.gov
Phone: 304-347-5436
Description: With support from the Federal Highway Administration the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) developed an interagency reimbursement agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The agreement provides funding for a Fish and Wildlife Biologist responsible for the review and coordination of regulatory requirements for all WVDOH projects, as required by Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
Last Updated: March 12, 2014
4 Practice: West Virginia Programmatic Agreement with SHPO for Section 106
Categories: Historical & Archeological Preservation
Interagency Coordination
State: West Virginia
Organization: West Virginia Department of Transportation
Contact: Sondra Mullins
Title: Historic Services Unit Leader, Division of Highways
Email: sondra.l.mullins@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-9487
Description: West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) has a programmatic agreement with the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to streamline approval on smaller projects. Through the Section 106 Programmatic Agreement, qualified staff do not need to obtain a sign off from SHPO for certain minor projects. In addition, WVDOT helps to fund a position at the SHPO.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
5 Practice: West Virginia Process Agreement for Surveys Protected Mussel Species
Categories: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Threatened & Endangered Species
Wildlife and Threatened & Endangered Species
State: West Virginia
Organization: West Virginia Department of Transportation
Contact: Lovell Facemire
Title: Environmental Section, Division of Highways
Email: lovell.r.facemire@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-9572
Description: West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) has a process agreement with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) that allows WVDOT to perform mussel surveys. WVDOT sends qualified staff to a two-week training and certification course so that employees learn how to locate and identify state protected mussel species. The agreement has enabled WVDOT to survey state riparian areas more comprehensively than has been achieved in the past and to expedite preliminary project work that would otherwise be delayed due to the limited number of qualified ecologists. In addition, enabling WVDOT to perform surveys has resulted in many more recorded locations of Federally listed mussel species for the WVDNR database.

In the fall of 2008, the WVDOT Division of Highways (DOH) formed a deepwater mussel survey team to enhance its existing mussel survey capabilities. This new team utilizes existing employees to perform deepwater surveys, and therefore minimizes the need to hire consultants. In most cases hiring a consultant takes several months, which can delay the project construction. During the 2009 mussel season alone, DOH expedited the construction activities on 5 projects and realized a savings of more than $90,000. The creation of the deepwater mussel survey team has also helped DOH understand the degree of effort required to perform deepwater surveys. This allows them to more accurately estimate consultant contracts when they are needed.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
6 Practice: Statewide Historic Bridge Survey
Category: Historical & Archeological Preservation
State: West Virginia
Organization: West Virginia Department of Transportation
Contact: Sondra Mullins
Title: Historic Services Unit Leader, Division of Highways
Email: sondra.l.mullins@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-9487
Description: The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) is in the final stages of clearing a statewide historic bridge survey. The survey will provide a more comprehensive and accurate framework for evaluating significance and will eliminate some project-by-project evaluation for routine small bridge replacement projects. WVDOT hopes to develop a bridge management plan that will provide for preservation or rehabilitation of a number of bridges and will establish standard mitigation measures for adverse effects on historic bridges that cannot be preserved.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
7 Practice: Reimbursement Agreement with USACE
Category: Interagency Coordination
State: West Virginia
Organization: Federal Highway Administration WV Division
Contact: Alison Rogers
Title: Environmental Program Manager
Email: alison.rogers@dot.gov
Phone: 304-347-5436
Description: With support from the Federal Highway Administration the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) developed an interagency reimbursement agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District. The agreement provides funding for a Regulatory Transportation Project Manager responsible for the review and coordination of regulatory requirements for all WVDOH projects, as required by Section 10 of the River and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
8 Practice: No Effect/Not Likely to Adversely Affect Letter Agreement with USFWS for Minor Projects Pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act
Categories: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Threatened & Endangered Species
Wildlife and Threatened & Endangered Species
State: West Virginia
Organization: West Virginia Department of Transportation
Contact: Traci Cummings
Title: Environmental Resource Specialist Supervisor
Email: traci.l.cummings@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-9678
Description: The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) developed a process to expedite the consultation, review, and approval efforts required under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. WVDOH utilizes a collection of GIS layers and other parameters to screen all minor projects for potential impacts to federally protected species. If the project meets predetermined criteria then no further consultation for endangered species is required.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
9 Practice: Innovative Cultural Resource Mitigation for US Route 35
Categories: Corridor Preservation
Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
Farmland
Historic
Historical & Archeological Preservation
Mitigation
State: West Virginia
Organization: West Virginia Department of Transportation
Contact: Ben Hark
Title:
Email: ben.l.hark@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-9670
Description: The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) took new measures to involve and negotiate with consulting parties in planning the new four-lane US 35 facility between Henderson, WV and I-64. WVDOT and FHWA consulted with landowners, the State Historic Preservation Office, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, and federally-recognized tribes upon discovering a culturally and historically significant property and human remains along the proposed alignment. In addition to designating Smithland Farm a National Register property, WVDOT designed a minimization alternative to reduce adverse effects on the property, rehabilitated an historic farmhouse for use as a museum/community center, produced a documentary about the history of agriculture and the Kanawha River Valley, and collaborated with local officials on best practices for land use management.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
10 Practice: Follansbee-Weirton WV2 Upgrade: archeology, Consultation, and Outreach at the East Steubenville Site
Categories: Historic
Mitigation
Public Involvement
State: West Virginia
Organization: West Virginia Department of Transportation
Contact: Ben Hark
Title:
Email: ben.l.hark@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-9670
Description: Recognized for 50 years as one of the most important archeological sites in the eastern United States, the East Steubenville Site near Weirton provided the first opportunity in five decades to study and report on a Panhandle Archaic shell midden site in West Virginia. Unavoidable impacts from the planned widening of WV2 promoted West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) archeologists to excavate the East Steubenville Site during 1999 and 2000. From data recovery to reburial of human remains found at the site, the landmark findings of Panhandle Archaic lifeways are being shared locally, statewide, and nationwide. WVDOT sponsors a website(www.wvculture.org/shpo/es/index.html) focusing on Panhandle Archaic lifeways at the East Steubenville Site. The web site is enhanced by a professional artist’s vivid watercolor scenes that bring the archeological interpretations to life.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
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