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US DOT Issues Interim Guidance on Environmental Provisions of Federal Transportation Bill (SAFETEA-LU)

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment and Realty recently issued several memoranda containing interim guidance about how FHWA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) should implement the changes brought by Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), a newly passed federal transportation bill. This article is a brief summary of one of these guidance documents, Guidance For Implementing Key SAFETEA-LU Provisions on Planning, Environment, and Air Quality for Joint FHWA/FTA Authorities, that specifically focuses on the environmental provisions of this bill.

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  • Ron Bass

    Senior FellowICF International

    Ronald Bass has participated in environmental and planning studies under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and state planning laws. He is coauthor of The CEQA DESKBOOK: A Step-by-Step Approach to the California Environmental Quality Act and The NEPA Book: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

    A member of the editorial board of California Environmental Law Reporter, he writes articles about legislation, regulations, and court decisions. Mr. Bass has served as president of the Association of Environmental Professionals and the American Planning Association, California chapter, from which he received the Distinguished Leadership Award.

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Published: Nov 1, 2005
Source: ICF International

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