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					        May 5, 2007
AASHTO Standing Committee on
         Highways
       CENTER WEB SITE
www.environment.transportation.org


 Transportation Environmental
  Research Ideas Database
 Environmental Stewardship
  Practices in Construction and
  Maintenance
 Programmatic Agreements
  Library
            TRAINING:
    PRACTITIONERS HANDBOOKS
   Maintaining A Project File and Preparing an
    Administrative Record for a NEPA Study
   Responding to Comments on an Environmental Impact
    Statement
   Managing the NEPA Process for Toll Lanes and Toll Roads
   Tracking Compliance with Environmental
    Commitments/Use of Environmental Monitors
   Utilizing Community Advisory Committees for NEPA
    Studies
   Consulting under Section 106 of the National Historic
    Preservation Act
   Under development:
     Defining the Purpose and Need and Determining the
       Range of Alternatives for Transportation Projects
     Developing and Implementing an Environmental
       Management System in a State DOT
     Considering Environmental Issues in Statewide and
       Metropolitan Transportation Planning
     Achieving Environmental Streamlining through the
       SAFETEA-LU Environmental Review Process
                 TRAINING

 AASHTO/ACEC/FHWA effort to Improve the
  Quality of Environmental Documents
   Quality and Clarity of Environmental Documents
    and Legal Sufficiency Report
   Webinar May 17th

 Peer Exchanges/Meetings

 Problem Solving Meetings
           TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
   Topics Covered:
      Air Quality Conformity/Air Toxics,
      Community Impacts,
      Context Sensitive Solutions,
      Endangered Species/Ecosystem Management,
      Environmental Justice,
      Environmental Management Systems,
      Hazardous Waste/Waste Management,
      Historic and Cultural Resources,
      Indirect and Cumulative Impacts,
      Land Use,
      Legal,
      NEPA/Environmental Process Generalist,
      Project Management,
      Public Involvement/Agency Coordination and
      Wetlands/Water Resources.
   Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Technical Assistance
    Program
    MAJOR INITIATIVES
CONTEXT SENSITIVE SOLUTIONS

   National AASHTO/FHWA
    Context Sensitive Solutions
    Peer Exchange

   2005 and 2006 Best Practices
    Competitions
         MAJOR INITIATIVES
 Taking the High Road, The Environmental and
  Social Contributions of America’s Highway
  Programs Report Update:
   Transportation Enhancements,
   Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources,
    Including Tribal Consultation,
   Recycling and Waste Management,
   Air Quality,
   Context Sensitive Solutions,
   Brownfields Redevelopment and Smart
    Growth/Land Use,
   Bicycle and Pedestrian,
   Wetlands and Water Quality,
   Wildlife and Ecosystems,
   Noise Abatement,
   Scenic Byways and
   Vegetation Management
                Future Activities
 Improve Planning and Environmental Processes to Achieve Better
  Results and Timeliness
 Advance Awareness of SAFETEA-LU Environmental Provisions and
  Good Practices
 Advance Use of Technology, Geospatial Tools, and Decision
  Support Tools to Support Integrated Decision Making
 Integrate Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Throughout all
  Aspects of Planning, Project Development, Construction,
  Maintenance and Operations
 Advance Environmental Review Process Innovation to Support
  Congestion Relief and Public Private Partnerships
 Promote Commitment Tracking Methods and Environmental
  Management Systems
 Advance and Showcase Exemplary Ecosystem and Human
  Environmental Initiatives
 Increase Availability and Access to Information-Sharing/Problem
  Solving Activities
 Build Partnerships to Leverage and Coordinate the Center’s
  Activities and Other Related Research Efforts
 Advance National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Cost
  Estimating and Project Oversight Tools
  COMMENTS/INFORMATION


  Shannon Eggleston
seggleston@aashto.org
   (202) 624-3649

www.environment.transportation.org

				
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