Research for the AASHTO Committee on Environment and Sustainability. Task 1. Synthesis on Data Needs for EA and EIS Documentation

When developing Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) project documentation, many authors have taken the "more is better" approach to ensure all areas have been documented to the fullest extent possible. This has resulted in rather lengthy and detailed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation when it may be possible to ensure environmental protection and accomplish the same decision-making process with briefer, more focused NEPA discussion. The objective of this study is to research the nationwide experiences regarding NEPA data needs to develop a better understanding of the optimum and appropriate level of documentation needed to make a decision.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $49858
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-25, Task 1

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hedges, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    Parsons Brinckerhoff

    3200 Tower Oaks Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Principal Investigators:

    Crossett, Joe

  • Start Date: 20030930
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20040930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8588

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459062
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 25-25, Task 1
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:55PM