Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment. Task 41. Implementation of Community & Cultural Resource Commitments

In 2002, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored a domestic scan of successful practices for implementing environmental commitments. The report on this scan noted that successful implementation of commitments required the use of tracking mechanisms and continued and effective communication. Since the 2002 review, some states have implemented new approaches to tracking environmental commitments and ensuring their implementation.<span>   In addition, states that were included in the scan have had several years to determine the efficacy of the tools they use to track environmental commitments, particularly during final design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Information on current practices is, however, not readily accessible to state department's of Transportation (DOTs) and other transportation professionals, as demonstrated by continuing requests for information on environmental commitment documentation and tracking on FHWA's Re: National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) web site forum. The objective of this study is to develop guidelines for state DOTs on best practices for tracking the implementation of environmental commitments, with an emphasis on those in Section 106 that minimize or avoid impacts, as well as those in MOAs/PAs and community commitments.</span></font>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-25, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Hedges, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF Consulting, Incorporated

    101 Lucas Valley Road
    San Rafael, CA  USA  94903-1791
  • Start Date: 20071025
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081114
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16425

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464617
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 25-25, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:46PM