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Section 4(f) Section 6(f). Section 4(f) Process Overview 2 Project Initiation Package Field Review 4(f) Property Present Use Coordination NEPA Document.

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1 Section 4(f) Section 6(f)

2 Section 4(f) Process Overview 2 Project Initiation Package Field Review 4(f) Property Present Use Coordination NEPA Document NO YES NO YES Categorical Exclusion Training Class

3 Federal Law  The Secretary of the Department of Interior shall not approve any project which requires the use of any significant 4(f) property unless: (1)There is no feasible and prudent alternative to the use of such land, and; (2)Such project includes all possible planning to minimize harm resulting from such use OR de minimis impact  23 CFR 774 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 3

4 Definition  Section 4(f) protects:  Publicly-owned Parks and Recreation Areas  Publicly-owned Wildlife and Waterfowl Refuges  Publicly or Privately-owned Historic Sites Categorical Exclusion Training Class 4

5 4(f) Determinations  No 4(f)  No Use  Temporary No Use  de minimis  Programmatic Evaluations  Independent Bikeway & Walkway  Historic Bridges  Historic Sites  Parks, Recreation Areas, and Refuges  Net Benefit  Individual Evaluation Categorical Exclusion Training Class 5

6 Coordination  Public Involvement for de minimis  Press Release, at a minimum  4(f) determination issued by OES  Preliminary discussions between District & OES  District submits determination packet to OES  Completed prior to approval of CE  Included as documentation in project file  FHWA issues approvals for:  de minimis  Net Benefit  Individual Categorical Exclusion Training Class 6

7 Online CE - 4(f)/6(f) Tab  Answer all drop-downs appropriately  If OWJ concurrence not needed, do not click on #3 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 7

8 Online CE – 4(f)/6(f) Tab Categorical Exclusion Training Class 8

9 Remarks  Discuss:  If 4(f) properties are adjacent to the proposed project area, but not impacted, state accordingly  Results of consultation with recognized OWJ(s)  Impacts to identified 4(f) properties and resulting measures to minimize harm  Date of 4(f) determination/approval OES issues No 4(f), No Use and Exceptions FHWA approves de minimis and higher Categorical Exclusion Training Class 9

10 Remarks  For historic sites, only summarize Section 106 coordination for 4(f) effect determinations  List sites within proposed project area  Discuss impacts to identified sites  Include Section 106 effect finding  Discuss 4(f) determination/coordination dates  Reference maps, photos, & SHPO letter  For projects with only a few historic sites and minimal impacts, a short paragraph will be sufficient Categorical Exclusion Training Class 10

11 Example Categorical Exclusion Training Class 11

12 Online CE Project File/Part of CE  Recreational 4(f)  Aerial map depicting 4(f) property and project area  Photographs  OWJ concurrence  Public involvement, if applicable  4(f) determination  FHWA approval  Section 106 4(f)   ODOT-OES IOC  FHWA approval Categorical Exclusion Training Class 12

13 Points to Remember  Section 4(f) applies to all projects receiving USDOT transportation funds  Only OES can issue 4(f) determinations  Verifies that a property meets 4(f) criteria  Ensures consultation with OWJ occurs and that concurrence is received  FHWA provides approval for certain levels Categorical Exclusion Training Class 13

14 Section 6(f) Process Project Initiation Package Identify 6(f) Property Identify Impacts & Potential Mitigation 6(f) Conversion Report ODOT Review ODNR Review (Env. & Appraisals) NPS Review FHWA Review 4(f) with 6(f) Cond. App. Approved 4(f) to ODNR/NPS Categorical Exclusion Training Class 14

15 Section 6(f)  Recreational land or facility developed with Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF)  National Park Service (NPS)/ODNR  Applies to permanent acquisition (conversion) of land from a recreational facility to a transportation facility  Replacement land of equal or greater value  Applies to temporary use of land  Less than 6 months  Applies to any funding type Categorical Exclusion Training Class 15

16 Section 6(f)  Section 4(f)  Permanent or temporary right-of-way requires completion of NPS form  Use form when Temporary impacts to recreational features  Timeframe  Submitted to ODNR for 45 day review  ODNR sends to NPS for 45 day review Categorical Exclusion Training Class 16

17 Section 4(f)/6(f)  4(f) determination issued prior to 6(f) approval  6(f) Conversion  Preliminary approval of replacement parcels  Submittal of Conversion Report Categorical Exclusion Training Class 17

18 Online CE - 4(f)/6(f) Tab Categorical Exclusion Training Class 18


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