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Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration Seek Public Input On Environmental Review Process



Deadline to comment is May 11

Date: April 11, 2016
District: Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO - Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) invite public comment on a proposal to continue delegating certain federal responsibilities that streamline the environmental review process without removing protections to Caltrans.

The FHWA authorization simplifies and speeds the review and approval of environmental documents prepared for transportation projects. This reduces the number of steps in the environmental review and approval process without reducing or affecting National Environmental Policy Act protection. These time savings allow Caltrans to approve more projects and deliver them quickly.

Since June 7, 2007, FHWA has authorized Caltrans to perform these responsibilities through a memorandum of understanding. The authorization was renewed in 2010 and 2013 and is set to expire on June 7, 2016.

  

Public Comments

Public comments must be received on or before May 11, 2016, and should be identified by the Federal Dockets Management System Docket Number FHWA-2016-0007. For more information and to make comments online, visit: https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FHWA-2016-0007.

Comments may also be submitted by any of the methods below:

  • Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
  • Mail:
    Docket Management Facility
    U.S. Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
    Washington, DC 20590.

For information on Caltrans' responsibilities under this program, visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/nepa/html/categorical_exclusion.htm

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Contact Information

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General Information Line: (916) 654-2852

Media Inquiries:
Find your local Caltrans media contact on our
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or call our
Media Line: (916) 657-5060.

You can also call
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Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814

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