Environmental Review Toolkit
Accelerating Project Delivery

Environmental Review Process Checklist

This checklist has been developed as a tool for use by the FHWA Division Offices and State DOTs to assist them in assuring that the essential aspects of the SAFETEA-LU environmental review process have been completed.

Checklist
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(1) FHWA has received project initiation letter from State prior to start of NEPA. checkbox checkbox
(2) Copy of Project Initiation Letter has been placed in official project file. checkbox checkbox
(3) Participating agencies and cooperating agencies have been identified.
(3a) Notification letters on Participating and Cooperating agency status have been sent to identified agencies and placed in official project file.
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(4) Lead/Joint lead agency status has been determined and documented. checkbox checkbox
(5) Coordination plan has been developed with consultation of participating agencies and placed in official project file. checkbox checkbox
(6) Schedule for the environmental review process has been developed through consultation with participating agencies and placed in official project file. checkbox checkbox
(7) Opportunity for involvement of participating agencies and the public on purpose and need has occurred and details of involvement documented in official project file. checkbox checkbox
(8) Opportunity for involvement of participating agencies and the public for range of alternatives has occurred and details of involvement documented in official project file. checkbox checkbox
(9) Appropriate methodology to be used and level of detail required in analysis has been determined in collaboration with participating agencies and documented in official project file. checkbox checkbox
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• Has a Higher Level of detail for the preferred alternative been developed? checkbox checkbox
• Was SOL notice published in FR? Has a copy been placed in the official project file? checkbox checkbox
• (a) Has there been consultation with FHWA legal staff? Has consultation been documented in official project file? checkbox checkbox
• (b) Has a copy of the notice been included in the project file? checkbox checkbox

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