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1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class Presented by the Office of Environmental Services April 15-16, 2015

2 Why Are You Here?  Pre-Qualification requirement  Increase project management awareness Categorical Exclusion Training Class 2

3 Class Objectives  Understand CE classification levels  Understand Programmatic CE Agreement  Understand existing regulations and policies  Learn about changes to the CE process  Learn how to properly document decision-making  Learn about the Online CE System Categorical Exclusion Training Class 3

4 This Class is For You!  Ask questions!!!  Share experiences  Peer interaction encouraged Categorical Exclusion Training Class 4

5 Introductions  Name  Company/Position  Environmental /CE Experience  Class Expectations Thanks for coming ! Categorical Exclusion Training Class 5

6 Agenda  FHWA Perspective  CE Programmatic Agreement  Re-Evaluations  NEPA Disciplines/Online CE  Purpose and Need  Alternatives  Air and Noise  ESA  Cultural Resources  Ecological and Permits  Section 4(f) and Section 6(f)  Environmental Justice and Community Impacts Categorical Exclusion Training Class 6

7 FHWA Perspective THE BIG PICTURE Why We Do What We Do!

8 Federal Law and Regulations  Laws are enacted by Congress and codified by United States Code (U.S.C. or USC)  Each federal agency codifies general and permanent rules and regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) – They have the power of law  Each agency then develops policy, guidance or other administrative tools to deliver the various regulations Categorical Exclusion Training Class 8

9 What is NEPA? National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)  Established policy for all federal agencies  Requires agencies to assess and determine if a proposed action will result in significant environmental impacts  Established Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)  Codified by 40 CFR  Required all federal agencies to develop environmental regulations. Categorical Exclusion Training Class 9

10 NEPA Process  Before action is taken, environmental information is made available to:  Public Officials  Stakeholders  Citizens Categorical Exclusion Training Class 10

11 What is the Goal?  Identify and assess reasonable alternatives  Avoid or minimize adverse effects upon the quality of human environment Categorical Exclusion Training Class 11

12 What Regulations Govern NEPA in Transportation?  40 CFR  Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)  23 CFR  Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 12

13 FHWA Policy Environmental Impact/Related Procedures  Environmental coordinated as a single process  Alternatives evaluated and decisions made in the best interest of the public  Balances transportation needs with:  Social, economic, and environmental impacts  National, State and Local environmental protection goals Categorical Exclusion Training Class 13

14 FHWA Policy  FHWA manages the NEPA project development and decision-making process together in the single decision- making process often referred to as the NEPA Umbrella 14 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

15 FHWA Policy Public Involvement is Essential!!  Incorporate measures to mitigate adverse impacts Categorical Exclusion Training Class 15

16 FHWA Policy Civil Rights considerations are important!  Do not exclude any person, because of handicap, age, race, color, sex, or national origin from participating in, or deny benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any Administration program or procedural activity required by or developed pursuant to this regulation (Title VI)  Include consideration of Environmental Justice 16 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

17 NEPA/CE Relationship  Actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant impact upon the human environment  The “C-List” [23 CFR (c )]  No further NEPA approval required  The “D-List” [23 CFR (d )]  May be designated as a CE after approval 17 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

18 Applying NEPA to CEs  The applicant shall submit documentation that demonstrates specific conditions or criteria for CEs are satisfied and that significant environmental impacts will not result  Level of analysis should be commensurate with the proposed undertaking’s potential for adverse environmental impacts and controversy 18 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

19  The determination of a significant impact is a function of both context and intensity  Context means that the significance of an action must be analyzed in several contexts such as society, interests, setting, etc.  Intensity refers to the severity of impact What Does Significant Mean? (CEQ) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 19

20  23 CFR Environmental Impact  – Classes of Action  – FHWA Categorical Exclusions FHWA Regulations Categorical Exclusion Training Class 20

21  Actions that meet 40 CFR  Do not require significant relocations  No significant impacts to: Planned growth or land use Natural environment Cultural or recreational properties Air, noise, and water quality Travel patterns 23 CFR (a) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 21

22  Projects with unusual circumstances require appropriate environmental studies to determine if CE classification can be met  Significant environmental impacts  Substantial environmental controversy  Significant 4(f)/6(f) impacts  Inconsistencies with Federal, State, or local environmental laws, regulations or administrative determinations 23 CFR (b) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 22

23  Actions that meet CE criteria per 40 CFR and 23 CFR (a)  In Ohio, categorized into two levels  C1 and C2 23 CFR (c) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 23

24  Actions that meet CE criteria per 40 CFR and (a)  In Ohio, categorized into three levels  D1, D2, and D3 23 CFR (d) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 24

25 FHWA Technical Advisory T6640.8A  Any action that meets the criteria of 23 CFR (a) may be classified as a CE  Even if it does not appear in (d)  Used as a guide to identify actions that may be processed as a CE  Must demonstrate that the proposed undertaking will not result in significant impacts Categorical Exclusion Training Class 25

26 FHWA Policy  Public Involvement is essential!  Assists in mitigating adverse impacts  Non-discriminatory (per Civil Rights Act)  Environmental information is made available to:  Public Officials  Stakeholders  Citizens Categorical Exclusion Training Class 26

27 FHWA Policy  Environmental coordinated as a single process  Alternatives evaluated and decisions made in the best interest of the public  Balances transportation needs with:  Social, economic, and environmental impacts  Environmental protection goals at the national, state and local level Categorical Exclusion Training Class 27

28 MAP-21  Congress mandated certain actions be categorically excluded from requirements related to EA’s/EIS’s  Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 st Century Act  Sections 1315, 1316, and 1317 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 28

29 Ohio’s Programmatic CE Agreement

30  Between FHWA and ODOT  Includes the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC)  Executed February 23, 2015  Assures compliance with all applicable federal environmental laws & regulations  Consistent documentation process  Legally defensible  Concise and easy procedure to follow Purpose Categorical Exclusion Training Class 30

31 Purpose  Provides a consistent documentation process  Legally defensible  Concise and easy process to follow  Reduces paperwork and processing time  Personnel with limited exposure to the NEPA process can easily provide proper information  Enables appropriate decisions to be made within bounds of the agreement Categorical Exclusion Training Class 31

32  Reflects changes implemented by MAP-21  All CE’s are classified as “C” or “D” in accordance with 23 CFR  The appropriate determination level is based upon the type of action and project impacts  The approval and documentation process is facilitated through the Online CE System Purpose Categorical Exclusion Training Class 32

33  C1  C2  D1  D2  D3 Five Determination Levels Categorical Exclusion Training Class 33

34  C1, C2, and D1  District Environmental Coordinator (DEC)  ORDC Environmental Coordinator (EC)  D2  OES  D3  FHWA Determination Authority Categorical Exclusion Training Class 34

35 C1 Project Types

36  Standard stand-alone transportation activities  Do not result in significant impacts to the human or natural environment  Meet the intent of 23 CFR (c)  No additional documentation required beyond determination that they meet the criteria presented in Appendix A of the PA Definition Categorical Exclusion Training Class 36

37 (1) Activities which do not involve or lead directly to construction… Examples include:  Study type projects (e.g. feasibility studies)  Projects that do not utilize federal monies or do not require federal actions State-funded actions only  Land donations to ODOT associated with ROW permits (Non-NHS/non-Limited Access) State-funded actions only C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 37

38 (2) Approval of utility installations along or across a transportation facility. Examples include:  Utility tower lighting and street lighting projects (3)Construction of bicycle and pedestrian lanes, paths, and facilities. Examples include:  Walkways, sidewalks, shared-use paths and facilities, small passenger shelters provided no new disturbance will occur C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 38

39 (4) Activities included in the State's "highway safety plan" under 23 U.S.C (5)Transfer of Federal lands pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 107(d) and/or 23 U.S.C. 317 when the land transfer is in support of an action that is not otherwise subject to FHWA review under NEPA. (6) Installation of noise barriers or alterations to existing publicly owned buildings to provide for noise reduction. Examples include:  Maintenance and/or replacement of existing noise wall panels and/or posts C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 39

40 (7) Landscaping. Examples include:  Herbicidal spraying  Mowing or brush removal/trimming projects  Beautification or facility improvement projects C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 40

41 (8) Installation of fencing, signs, pavement markings, small passenger shelters, traffic signals, and railroad warning devices where no substantial land acquisition or traffic disruption will occur. Examples include:  Installation or maintenance of signs, pavement markings/raised pavement markers/sensors, traffic calming activities, and/or new or replacement fencing  General pavement marking or “line painting” C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 41

42 (9)…transportation facilities damaged by an incident resulting in an emergency declared by the Governor…or a disaster or emergency declared by the President…  Emergency repairs under 23 U.S.C. 125; and  Repair, reconstruction, restoration, retrofitting, or replacement of any road, highway, bridge, tunnel, or transit facility…, including ancillary transportation facilities…, in operation or under construction when damaged C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 42

43 (10) Acquisition of scenic easements. Examples include:  Conservation/mitigation easements and fee simple  Land acquisition by a public agency/public park entity for passive recreational use (11) Determination of payback under 23 U.S.C. 156 for property previously acquired with Federal-aid participation. C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 43

44 (12) Improvements to existing rest areas and truck weigh stations. Examples include:  Improvements to existing rest areas and weigh stations for minor maintenance Projects involving major construction may require a higher level of documentation  Truck stop electrification and construction/installation of alternative energy facilities at existing facilities C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 44

45 (13) Ridesharing activities. Examples include:  Transportation corridor fringe parking facilities, park-and-ride lots and ridesharing activities (14)Bus and rail car rehabilitation. (15)Alterations to facilities or vehicles in order to make them accessible for elderly and handicapped persons. C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 45

46 (16) Program administration, technical assistance activities, and operating assistance to transit authorities to continue existing service or increase service to meet routine changes in demand. (17) The purchase of vehicles by the applicant where the use of these vehicles can be accommodated by existing facilities or by new facilities which themselves are within a CE. Examples include:  Purchase or conversion of vehicles to alternative fuel uses C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 46

47 (18) Track and railbed maintenance and improvements when carried out within the existing right-of-way. Examples include:  Track and railbed acquisition (19) Purchase and installation of operating or maintenance equipment to be located within the transit facility and with no significant impacts off the site. C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 47

48 (20)Not applicable to ODOT (21)Deployment of electronics, photonics, communications, or information processing used singly or in combination, or as components of a fully integrated system, to improve the efficiency or safety of a surface transportation system or to enhance security or passenger convenience. C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 48

49 (22) Projects, as defined in 23 U.S.C. 101, that would take place entirely within the existing operational right-of-way. (23) Projects that receive less than $5,000,000 of Federal funds or with a total estimated cost of not more than $30,000,000 and with Federal funds that comprise less than 15 percent of the total estimated project cost. C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 49

50 (24) Localized geotechnical and other investigations to provide information for preliminary design and for environmental analyses and permitting purposes, such as drilling test bores for soil sampling; archeological investigations for archeology resources assessment or similar survey; and wetland surveys.  Only applies to stand alone projects, not for surveys being conducted as part of a project with an environmental document C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 50

51 (25) Environmental restoration and pollution abatement actions to minimize or mitigate the impacts of any existing transportation facility carried out to address water pollution or environmental degradation. Examples include:  Related environmental mitigation activities (wetland, stream, upland, etc.) C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 51

52 (26) Thru (28) Per 23 CFR 771(c)(26)-(28) and MAP-21, these items CANNOT be processed as a C1.  See C2 list in Appendix B (29) Purchase, construction, replacement, or rehabilitation of ferry vessels that would not require a change in the function of the ferry terminals and can be accommodated by existing facilities or by new facilities which themselves are within a CE. C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 52

53 (30) Rehabilitation or reconstruction of existing ferry facilities that occupy substantially the same geographic footprint, do not result in a change in their functional use, and do not result in a substantial increase in the existing facility’s capacity. Example actions include work on pedestrian and vehicle transfer structures and associated utilities, buildings, and terminals. C1 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 53

54 C1 Project Impact Thresholds

55 Not a C1 if… A project involves any of the following:  Acquisition of new temporary/permanent ROW  National Scenic River Corridor impacts  Waterway Permits  Threatened & Endangered Species impacts  Wetland impacts  Historic Properties or Historic District impacts  Section 4(f) and/or Section 6(f) impacts  Substantial traffic disruption  Minor public or agency controversy on env. grounds Categorical Exclusion Training Class 55

56 C2 Project Types

57  Do not result in significant impacts  Have independent utility and logical termini  Require a minimum level of documentation to ensure no unusual circumstances are present  Do not exceed constraints listed at 23 CFR (e) Definition Categorical Exclusion Training Class 57

58 Definition  Certain C1 actions that exceed C1 impact thresholds can be processed as a C2 only if they meet the criteria of a C2 action and do not exceed C2 impact thresholds  C1 actions that do not meet the criteria for C2 shall be processed at the next appropriate higher level (D listed projects) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 58

59 (26) Modernization of a highway by resurfacing, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, adding shoulders, or adding auxiliary lanes if the action meets the constraints in paragraph (e) of this section. Examples include:  Joint or limited use of right-of-way where the proposed use would have minimal or no adverse social (including highway safety), economic or environmental impacts C2 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 59

60 (26)cont’d  Installation of new noise walls and other new noise mitigation projects  Construction of highway safety and truck escape ramps  Construction of bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways, sidewalks, shared-use paths, or facilities and trailhead parking that do not otherwise qualify for a C1 designation C2 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 60

61 (26)cont’d  Beautification or facility improvement projects (i.e. landscaping, curb and gutter installation and replacement, ADA ramps/curb ramps, installation of park benches, decorative lighting, etc.).  Construction of alternative energy facilities (fuel tank farms, wind turbines, etc.)* C2 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 61

62 (27)Highway safety or traffic operations improvement projects, including the installation of ramp metering control devices and lighting, if the project meets the constraints in paragraph (e) of this section. Examples include:  Lane reduction (“road diet”) changes provided traffic analysis is completed  Railroad projects that close at-grade crossings to improve safety or traffic operations C2 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 62

63 (28) Bridge rehabilitation, reconstruction, or replacement or the construction of grade separation to replace existing at-grade railroad crossings, if the actions meet the constraints in 23 CFR (e). Examples include:  Railroad projects that close or relocate at-grade crossings C2 Categorical Exclusion Training Class 63

64 C2 Project Impact Thresholds

65  Acquisition of more than a minor amount of right-of-way such as strip take or that would result in any residential or non-residential displacements  A U.S. Coast Guard, Individual Section 404, or Section 10 permit is required  The Section 106 consultation results in a finding of adverse effect to any historic property  A Section 4(f) use is greater than de minimis  Agency coordination results in a finding of “may affect, likely to adversely affect” threatened or endangered species or critical habitat Not a C2 if… Categorical Exclusion Training Class 65

66  Construction of temporary access, or the closure of an existing road, bridge, or ramps would result in major traffic disruptions  Changes in access control occur  Floodplain encroachment is other than functionally dependent uses or actions that facilitate open space use Not a C2 if… Categorical Exclusion Training Class 66

67  Construction activities occur in, across, or adjacent to a river component designated or proposed for inclusion in the National System of Wild and Scenic Rivers  Minor public or agency controversy on environmental grounds  An EJ Analysis Report is required Not a C2 if… Categorical Exclusion Training Class 67

68  Air Quality & Noise – Studies not required or no impacts will occur based on studies and coordination conducted  Hazardous Materials - Limited to petroleum related Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and/or releases  Farmland – Not present or amount of ROW needed does not exceed criteria of the Farmland Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Additional Considerations Categorical Exclusion Training Class 68

69 D1, D2 and D3 Project Types

70  Meet the intent of 23 CFR (d)  Satisfy the criteria for CE Classification  Do not involve significant impacts  Require documentation to demonstrate specific conditions or criteria are satisfied Definition Categorical Exclusion Training Class 70

71 (1)-(3) [Reserved] (4) Transportation corridor fringe parking facilities. (5) Construction of new truck weigh stations or rest areas. (6) Approvals for disposal of excess right-of-way or for joint or limited use of right-of-way, where the proposed use does not have significant adverse impacts. (7) Approvals for changes in access control. D-Listed Actions Categorical Exclusion Training Class 71

72 (8)Construction of new bus storage and maintenance facilities in areas used predominantly for industrial or transportation purposes where such construction is not inconsistent with existing zoning and located on or near a street with adequate capacity to handle anticipated bus and support vehicle traffic. (9)Rehabilitation or reconstruction of existing rail and bus buildings and ancillary facilities where only minor amounts of additional land are required and there is not a substantial increase in the number of users. D-Listed Actions Categorical Exclusion Training Class 72

73 (10) Construction of bus transfer facilities when located in a commercial area or other high activity center in which there is adequate street capacity for projected bus traffic. (11) Construction of rail storage and maintenance facilities in areas used predominantly for industrial or transportation purposes where such construction is not inconsistent with existing zoning and where there is no significant noise impact on the surrounding community. D-Listed Actions Categorical Exclusion Training Class 73

74 (12)Acquisition of land for hardship or protective purposes.  Hardship and protective buying is permitted only for a particular parcel or a limited number of parcels  These land acquisitions qualify for a CE only where the acquisition will not limit the evaluation of alternatives, including shifts in alignment for planned construction projects, which may be required in the NEPA process D-Listed Actions Categorical Exclusion Training Class 74

75 (13) Actions described in 23 CFR (c)(26), (c)(27), and (c)(28) that DO NOT meet the constraints listed in 23 CFR (e).  Project types that exceed thresholds in Appendix A  Project types that exceed thresholds in Appendix B D-Listed Actions Categorical Exclusion Training Class 75

76 D1 Project Impact Thresholds

77  Minor acquisition involving a maximum of two relocations  Context and intensity of impacts may require elevation to the next appropriate higher level  Confirmation is made by the DEC to determine acquisition will not result in significant impacts to the community or environment Right-of-Way Categorical Exclusion Training Class 77

78  Individual Permit acceptable, but wetland impacts must be limited to less than 3 acres of Category 1 and 2 wetlands and/or up to 0.5 acres of Category 3 wetlands  Section 106 impacts do not warrant the preparation of Archaeological Data Recovery recommendations  Section 4(f) impacts limited to Programmatic Evaluations or de minimis Waterways, Section 106, and 4(f) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 78

79  No public or agency controversy on environmental grounds  No impacts to federally threatened or endangered species/critical habitat that results in a Biological Opinion  No disproportionately high and adverse impacts to low-income and/or minority populations PI, T&E, and EJ Categorical Exclusion Training Class 79

80  No substantial floodplain impacts  If a Coast Guard Permit is required contact ODOT- OES for additional guidance regarding applicability of the Memorandum of Agreement Between The United States Coast Guard and The Federal Highway Administration To Coordinate and Improve Bridge Planning and Permitting, executed January 14, Floodplains and USCG Permit Categorical Exclusion Training Class 80

81 D2 Project Impact Thresholds

82  Acquisition that involves a maximum of eight relocations  Context and intensity of impacts may require elevation to the next appropriate higher level  Confirmation is made to determine that acquisition will not result in significant impacts to the community or environment Right-of-Way Categorical Exclusion Training Class 82

83  Section 106 impacts, provided necessary documentation of consultation is included in the project files as required by 36 CFR Part 800  Wetland impacts of five acres or less  Enough information to issue a wetland finding must be included in the CE  Substantial public or agency controversy on environmental grounds Section 106, Wetlands, and PI Categorical Exclusion Training Class 83

84  Programmatic Evaluation or de minimis impacts provided Programmatic documentation has been approved by OES or de minimis has been approved by FHWA  Individual impacts/use as long as a draft of the D2 CE is provided to FHWA for review along with the Individual 4(f) documentation package Section 4(f) Categorical Exclusion Training Class 84

85  Any disproportionately high and adverse impacts on low-income and/or minority populations  Quantitative PM 2.5 Hotspot Analysis  Quantitative MSAT Analysis  Unresolved substantial public or agency controversy on environmental grounds  Substantial/significant floodplain impact D2's Cannot Involve… Categorical Exclusion Training Class 85

86 D3 Project Impact Thresholds

87  If FHWA has an interest for environmental reasons or the project exceeds D2 thresholds, the CE will require review/approval by FHWA  OES may request FHWA to review and approve a CE by providing FHWA with project and environmental analysis documentation  Requires certification that the project meets CE criteria It Depends… Categorical Exclusion Training Class 87

88 Re-Evaluations

89  Conducted when project scope and/or impacts change since document was last approved  If an EIS is more than three years old and/or it has been more than three years since the last major federal action  Final Design  Acquire significant amount of ROW  Approval of plans, specifications, and estimates package This does NOT apply to CE or EA actions 23 CFR Categorical Exclusion Training Class 89

90  Re-evaluations are intended to encompass same project limits as in original environmental document  Projects phased for construction may not require a complete re-evaluation for entire project limits  For phased projects, re-evaluation should address current status of the entire project, but focus on the current phase  Re-evaluations consider: What has happened on entire project to date (including prior construction phases) What will follow (future construction phases) What or how changes to the project or impacts will affect current phase (and potentially future phases if that information in known) FHWA Guidance Categorical Exclusion Training Class 90

91  If environmental studies are more than five years old, agency re-coordination and/or new studies may be needed  40 CFR (c)(1)(i)  Significant changes require impacts to be addressed  Depending on complexity of re-evaluation, a narrative or CE Form may be used  Same review, concurrence, and approval process CEQ Guidance Categorical Exclusion Training Class 91

92  Include when original document was approved and why re-evaluation is required  If environmental studies within 5-year window, cite date of concurrence for each  If applicable, state when permit was obtained and when it expires  Note that all original environmental commitments will be adhered to and list any new commitments made as a result of the re-evaluation Best Practices Categorical Exclusion Training Class 92

93 CE Preparation

94  All agency coordination letters must be included for review and approval purposes  Includes OES concurrence/coordination  Technical documents summarized in remarks  Part of the Project File  ESA, Ecological Reports, Cultural Reports  Mapping, ROW plan sheets, photographs, etc.  All decision-making type documents Preparation Categorical Exclusion Training Class 94

95  Sufficient narrative should be included to make CE a “stand-alone document”  Detailed literature reviews, field investigations, and resulting coordination are discussed in remarks for each discipline  All impacts, regardless of CE Level, must be assessed for context and intensity Preparation Categorical Exclusion Training Class 95

96 Resource Remarks  Consider impacts to environmental resources and associated consequences  Discuss analyses of resources and anticipated:  Impacts upon environmental resources  Public and agency involvement  Permits required  Avoidance or mitigation measures  Environmental Commitments Categorical Exclusion Training Class 96

97 Resource Remarks  When impacts occur:  Explain and describe anticipated impacts  Discuss resources present, but not directly impacted  Outline how a specific resource was addressed  Agency correspondence  How issues were resolved  Associated data and study materials Upload to project file Categorical Exclusion Training Class 97

98 Online CE System

99  External users register through MyODOT  Internal users contact OES to gain access It’s Electric! Categorical Exclusion Training Class 99

100  All documentation uploaded electronically  All reports uploaded as DRAFT documents in Word format – exceptions may apply  Photographs, mapping, IOC’s, coordination letters, etc., can be PDF’s  Documents can be checked-out and checked-in Project File Tab Categorical Exclusion Training Class 100

101  Lists District, LPA, Consultant Contacts  District Primary Reviewer  ODOT Project Manager  District Staff  Primary Form Preparers Form Adminstration Tab Categorical Exclusion Training Class 101

102  Document Level  Determines what level the project is  Series of questions that correlate to the PA  General  Project, Cost Schedule and Work Limits  Roadway Character & Bridge Design Criteria  Maintenance of Traffic During Construction  ROW & Utility Involvement Resource Tabs Categorical Exclusion Training Class 102

103  Purpose & Need Format built-in  Alternatives follow new PDP  Floodplains is under Permits Tab  Each tab has tables for commitments  Select tabs have tables to record impacts to individual resources/properties  Wetlands, Streams, 4(f) Resource Tabs Categorical Exclusion Training Class 103

104  Remarks discussion includes:  Literature review and field work conducted Include date and the firm/agency  Anticipated level of impacts  Resources within proposed project area, but not directly impacted  Anticipated public and agency involvement  Agency correspondence/issues resolved Resource Tabs Categorical Exclusion Training Class 104

105  Erica L. Schneider, Assistant Environmental Admin or  Kevin E. Davis, Supervisor or  Doug App or  Veronica Trecazzi or OES Policy Contacts Categorical Exclusion Training Class 105


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