Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA )Watershed Resource Registry (WRR)

The Watershed Resource Registry (WRR), a collection of data and information, including an evaluation of watershed and wetland conditions and a database of mitigation opportunities needed to address future Clean Water Act requirements. The proposed pilot would provide State Department of Transportations (DOTs) with much needed regulatory streamlining and predictability with relation to cost and delivery of transportation projects. The tasks below outline the proposed actions under this proposal. It should be noted that as a part of these tasks,the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a technical and administrative role in coordinating the TAC Meetings and the overall project management for the WRR. Support for these functions should be recognized as part of the following tasks. (1) Demonstrate how the watershed resource registry (WRR) can streamline the regulatory process on real projects by cutting the permitting time and provide accountability to the regulators. Benchmark the times savings and process efficiencies. (2) Demonstrate how WRR can target implementation on the ground - identify locations and the best design using higher performance/lower cost type best management practices (BMPs). Monitor and measure the effectiveness for storm water treatment and management. (3) Develop a watershed resource accounting/monitoring system using a WRR to account for watershed wide mitigation measures. (4) Coordination with FHWA - Provide status of tasks and deliverables through quarterly conference calls with progress reports. The EPA should provide progress reports on their specified tasks and deliverables on a quarterly basis with copy to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Tchaou, Marcel

    • Performing Organizations:

      Environmental Protection Agency

      1650 Arch Street
      Philadelphia, PA  United States  19103
    • Start Date: 20120711
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150701
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33032

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466553
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-12-X-30018
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:19PM