Pilot Test the Ecological Approaches to Environmental Protection Developed in Capacity Research Projects C06A and C06B

Capacity projects C06A&B will produce an ecological assessment method, a multi-resource credits system, and a business case for environmental stewardship (going beyond mitigations). This is both difficult and revolutionary within the context of current legislation. Taking the results of this research to the field is essential to see if the results are actually accepted in practice. Developing a working method is one thing; having it consistently used in practice is another. The contractors are required to develop liaison committees with representation from all federal agencies that have environmental jurisdiction, selected state environmental agencies, and environmental NGOs. The intent of the research is to develop products that all regulatory agencies can accept. The next step is to test that acceptance in practice. Projects C06 A&B will not end until the spring of 2011, and SHRP 2 work must be completed by 2012 unless there is an extension. Therefore, this project will need to be overlapped with C06 A&B to meet the deadline. Work on this project would have to be completed by March 2012. The objectives of this project are to test a prototype of the ecological assessment method, the credits system, and the business case for environmental stewardship while there is still time in the SHRP 2 program to react to user input and modify the product.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project C21

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

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

    Andrle, Stephen

  • Start Date: 20100927
  • Source Data: RiP Project 20513

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462341
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project C21
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:02PM