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           NON-FEDERAL PROJECTS
Module 4   Part 1, Chapter 10 (13)
Module                                      Acronyms
  4
                            SEIR – State Environmental Impact Report
                            NMSA – Non-Major State Action
  Non-Federal Projects




                            LAP – Local Agency Program
                            ETDM – Efficient Transportation Decision
                             Making
                            SIS – Strategic Intermodal System
                            SHS – State Highway System


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                                Who conducts Non-Federal
Module
   4                                   Projects?
                             FDOT
                             Other State Agencies
   Non-Federal Projects




                             Local Governments (City, County)
                               Local Agency Program (LAP)

                             Local Transit Providers
                             Private Developers



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Chapter 13
                             Matrix ETDM Programming Screen for Major Transportation Projects
                          Matrix forfor ETDM Programming Screen for Major Transportation Projects
                                                    Including Capacity Additions and Bridge Replacements*
                                                    Including Capacity Additions and Bridge Replacements
                                         Responsible Agency/ETDM Involvement/Environmental Documentation
Module                                                                        Federal Dollars                                    State Dollars                            Local Dollars Only

   4
                                                                          (FHWA or FTA transportation funds             (TRIP, Transit/Intermodal System
                                                                             or required FHWA approval)                            Grants, etc)




                                                                                                       Environmental




                                                                                                                                                      Environmental




                                                                                                                                                                                                       Environmental
                                                                            Responsible




                                                                                                                         Responsible




                                                                                                                                                                        Responsible
                                                                            Agency (1)




                                                                                                                         Agency (1)




                                                                                                                                                                        Agency (1)
                                                                                                        Document




                                                                                                                                                       Document




                                                                                                                                                                                                        Document
                                                                                           Screening




                                                                                                                                        Screening




                                                                                                                                                                                       Screening
                                                                                                          Type of




                                                                                                                                                         Type of




                                                                                                                                                                                                          Type of
                                                                                            ETDM




                                                                                                                                         ETDM




                                                                                                                                                                                        ETDM
                            System

                                                                                                                                                                       FDOT            YES              SEIR
   Non-Federal Projects




                            State Highway System (SHS) on the
                                                                           FDOT            YES          NEPA            FDOT            YES            SEIR
                            Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)
                                                                                                                                                                      Local (2)       YES (3)           SEIR


                                                                                                                        FDOT            YES            SEIR            FDOT            YES              SEIR
                            State Highway System (SHS) not on
                                                                           FDOT            YES          NEPA
                            the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)
                                                                                                                       Local (2)        YES            SEIR           Local (2)       YES (3)           SEIR


                                                                           FDOT            YES          NEPA            FDOT            YES            SEIR            FDOT            YES              SEIR
                            Highways not on State Highway
                            System (SHS) but on the Strategic                                                                                       Fed/State/
                            Intermodal System (SIS)                                                                                    Local          Local                                        Fed/State/ Local
                                                                          Local (2)        YES          NEPA           Local (2)                                      Local (2)       N/A (4)
                                                                                                                                       Option       Regulations                                      Regulations
                                                                                                                                                       (5)

                                                                           FDOT            YES          NEPA            FDOT            YES            SEIR
                            Highways not on State Highway
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fed/State/ Local
                            System (SHS) and not on the Strategic                                                                                   Fed/State/        Local (2)       N/A (4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Regulations
                            Intermodal System (SIS)                                                                                    Local          Local
                                                                          Local (2)        YES          NEPA           Local (2)
                                                                                                                                       Option       Regulations
                                                                                                                                                       (5)

                                                                           FDOT            YES          NEPA            FDOT            YES            SEIR
                            Major Public Transit Projects (intermodal
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fed/State/ Local
                            center, passenger rail, etc.) on or off the                                                                             Fed/State/        Local (2)       N/A (4)
                            Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Regulations
                                                                                          Local                                        Local          Local
                                                                          Local (2)                     NEPA           Local (2)
                                                                                          Option                                       Option       Regulations
                                                                                                                                                       (5)
                                                                                                                                                    Fed/State/
                            Non-Passenger Rail Projects, and non-
                                                                                                                                                      Local                                        Fed/State/ Local
                            highway Port and Airport Projects on the      Local (2)       N/A (4)       NEPA           Local (2)       N/A (4)                        Local (2)       N/A (4)
                                                                                                                                                    Regulations                                      Regulations
                            Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)
                                                                                                                                                       (5)                                                             4
Chapter 13
                          For example, if using only State Funds…
                                           (TRIP, Grants, etc.)
Module
   4                      Major Project                  Major Transit
                             SHS – YES
                                                          SIS – YES or NO
                             SIS – YES
   Non-Federal Projects




                                                                                 Lead Agency

                            FDOT                 FDOT                 Other

                                                   ETDM                              Conduct
                          ETDM Screening                              Optional         ETDM
                                                 Screening
                             Required                                                Screens
                                                 Required

                                                                                     Level of
                                                                      Must meet         Doc.
                             SEIR                  SEIR              Fed/State/
                                                                      Local laws
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Chapter 13
                             For example, if using only Local/Private Funds…
Module
   4                      Major Project              Highways             Major Transit
                             SHS – YES                SHS – NO
                                                                          SIS – YES or NO
                             SIS – NO                 SIS – YES
   Non-Federal Projects




                                                                                      Lead Agency
                          FDOT           Other   FDOT             Other      Other


                                                                                            Conduct
                          ETDM Screening           ETDM
                                                 Screening        N/A        N/A              ETDM
                             Required            Required                                   Screens


                                                                                            Level of
                                                                            Must meet          Doc.
                              SEIR                SEIR       Must meet
                                                             Fed/State
                                                             Local laws
                                                                           Fed/State/
                                                                            Local laws
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Chapter 13
Module                                         Legal Authority
   4
                             Florida Statutes
                               334- Transportation Administration
   Non-Federal Projects




                               338- Fl. Intrastate Highway System

                               339- Transportation Finance and Planning




                             Florida Administration Code
                                  Rule Chapter 14-88, F.A.C.




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Chapter 13
Module                                         Legal Authority
  4
                            Section 338.223, F.S., Proposed Turnpike Projects
                            Section 338.251, F.S., Toll Facilities Revolving Trust Fund
  Non-Federal Projects




                            Section 339.125, F.S., Preliminary Engineering funds for revenue
                             producing projects



                            Section 334.30, F.S., Public-Private Transportation Facilities


                            Rule Chapter 14-88, F.A.C., Toll Facilities Revolving Trust Fund
                             Application Requirements



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Module                                   Legal Authority
   4
                             Florida statutes are under revision
                             Best to read … before you proceed!
   Non-Federal Projects




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Chapter 13
Module                          Federal/State Compliance
   4
                             Environmental Studies are Developed on
                              All Major Transportation Projects
   Non-Federal Projects




                             Environmental Impacts are Evaluated on
                              Non-Major Transportation Improvements

                          Regardless of Funding!



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Chapter 13
                                  Select Project from
Module                      Non-Federally Funded Process
                                    Work Program

   4
                                          Major
                                      Transportation
                                         Project?
                                                                                Non-Major State
                                                               NO
   Non-Federal Projects




                                                                                 Action (NMSA)
                                YES

                              SEIR
                                                                                Complete NMSA
                            Required?                                              Checklist

                                                  NO              Include NMSA
                                                               Checklist in Project File
                          YES
                                    Advance Notification
                                 Process (Part 1, Chapter 2)

Chapter 13
                                  Select Project
                                   from Work
                                    Program
                                                          Select Project from
Module
                                            Major
                                        Transportation
                                          Project?
                                                            Work Program

   4                            YES



                                                                 Advance
                              SEIR
                            Required?



                                                                  Major
                                                           Notification Process
                          YES                                Transportation
                                                                Project?
   Non-Federal Projects




                                                                                        District conducts Public
                                                    District prepares
                                                  YES SEIR Format                       Involvement Program


                                          SEIR                                         District incorporates comments in SEIR
                                         District distributes SEIR
                                        Required?
                                                            (if applicable)

                                                                                           District Secretary
                                                                                       District Secretary finds SEIR acceptable &
                                                                                          advertises/conducts Public Hearings
                          YES                                                               approves SEIR
                                                            Advance Notification
                                                         Process (Part 1, Chapter 2)         District completes SEIR process

Chapter 13
Module                         What Are The Requirements?
   4
                             Environmental and Engineering Studies
                             Public Meetings and Hearings
   Non-Federal Projects




                             Design Standards & Specifications
                             Right of Way Requirements




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Chapter 13
Module                          How do I know what to do?
   4
                             Step One: Determine if the Project has
                              Federal Involvement
   Non-Federal Projects




                               Funding at any stage

                               Actions
                                 Permits
                                 Approvals




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Chapter 13
Module                          How do I know what to do?
   4
                             Step Two: Financing – Who is funding the
                              Project?
   Non-Federal Projects




                               State

                               Local

                               Expressway Authority

                               Private

                               New Funding Option?



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Chapter 13
Module                                       And then?
   4
                             Step Three: Determine the Lead Non-Federal
                              Agency
   Non-Federal Projects




                               Funding Source

                               Actions Being Taken

                               Type of Project




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Chapter 13
Module                          Major vs. Non-Major Projects
   4
                             Step Four: Major or Non-Major State Project?
                               Major = (SEIR) State Environmental Impact
   Non-Federal Projects




                                Report
                               Non-Major = (NMSA) Non-Major State
                                  Action

                          District has authority to decide


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Chapter 13
Module                          What qualifies as “Major”?
   4                                                                  Section 13-2.2.1

                             New Freeway / Expressway
                             New Access – Substantial Level of Use
   Non-Federal Projects




                              Change
                             New / Reconstructed Arterial Highway
                             New Beltway
                             Added Interchanges
                             New Bridge – New Access
                             Major Transit System

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Module                    What Qualifies as “Non-Major”?
   4
                             Require Environmental Evaluation
                               NMSA Checklist
   Non-Federal Projects




                             Excluded from SEIR Process
                             No Public Hearing required
                               District determines public involvement if
                                necessary (i.e. potential controversy)



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Chapter 13
                          State Environmental Impact Report
Module
   4                                    (SEIR)                                 Section 13-2.5

                             Required:
                               State funded
                               Private entity designs and/or build where FDOT
   Non-Federal Projects




                                 becomes the owner
                               Qualifying Conditions
                             Private Funding –
                               Early involvement by the District is essential
                               COA is determined by the District
                               Level of documentation is determined by District
                             Environmental Documentation:
                               Federal Environmental Documents (EA/EIS) may
                                 serve as SEIR
                               A SEIR cannot serve as an EA/EIS
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Chapter 13
Module                             SEIR vs. Federal Project
   4
                             Advance Notification per Part 1, PD&E
                              Manual
   Non-Federal Projects




                             Note as 100% Non-Federally Funded
                             Fewer Alternatives
                             No Coastal Zone Consistency
                              Review
                             No Section 4(f)
                             No Section 106


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Chapter 13
Module                                           SEIR
   4                                                                  Section 13-2.5


                             Approved by District Secretary
                             Distribution - District’s Discretion
   Non-Federal Projects




                             Final Document = State Environmental Impact
                              Report (SEIR)
                             A Fed EIS or EA may act as a SEIR but not the
                              other way around



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Chapter 13
                                SEIR Transition to Federally
Module
   4                                  Funded Project                  Section 13-2.9

                             District and Lead Federal Agency Consultation
                               EA/EIS ?
   Non-Federal Projects




                               Right of Way ?
                               NEPA?
                             When in Doubt, Go the Federal Route!




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Chapter 13
                                    4
             Non-Federal Projects
                                        Module




Chapter 13
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LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM
         (LAP)
Module                         Local Agency Program (LAP)
   4
                             Department provides oversight for Local
                              Agencies to plan, develop, design, acquire
   Non-Federal Projects




                              right of way, and construct transportation
                              facilities.
                             FDOT is responsible for NEPA compliance
                             Any Federally-funded project in the
                              Department’s Five-Year Work Program may
                              be a LAP project
                             All LAP projects must be in TIP & STIP
Chapter 13                   Major Lap projects must be in the LRTP       26
Module                          Local Agency Program (LAP)
   4
                             Local Agency could be a …
                               Counties
   Non-Federal Projects




                               Municipality

                               MPO

                               Expressway or transportation authority

                               Road and bridge district

                               Regional governmental unit

                             If qualified, the Local Agency will receive one of the following
                              certification types:
                                Full administration of all project types (except for Environmental
                                  Class of Action Determination and Right of Way Certification)
                                Project Specific (limited to a project type)

                                Risk-Based (determined on a project-by- project basis)
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Module                          Local Agency Program (LAP)
   4
                             To get certified, the agency must complete/submit:
                                Local Agency Certification Qualification Agreement (Form No. 525-
                                  010-33)
   Non-Federal Projects




                                Local Agency’s Organization Chart

                                Narrative addressing its capabilities, staff, and experience in the
                                  specific areas where certification is requested, focusing on previous
                                  “Federal experience” (i.e., Community Development Block Grants,
                                  managing Federal grants, etc.)
                                Transmittal letter signed by an appointed or elected official of the
                                  Local Agency
                                Copy of its latest Single Audit Report

                                Completed Administrative Checklist

                                Interview by the District LAP Administrator
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