Planning and Programming to PD&E Presented by Christine Haddock WilsonMiller, Inc. What is ETDM? ● Efficient Transportation Decision Making Process ● A new integrated approach to transportation planning, project development and delivery in Florida ● Creates linkages between land use, transportation, and environmental resource planning initiatives through early, interactive agency involvement Common Misconceptions ETDM is NOT… ● A separate process than PD&E ● Something that happens before PD&E ● A computer based process for doing a Planning and Programming Screen Environmental Screening Tool (EST) Environmental Technical Advisory Team (ETAT) ● Includes federal and state agencies, planning organizations and tribal representatives ● Provide comments during the planning and programming phases ● Coordinate with the Districts during PD&E and Design PLANNING SCREEN PROGRAMING SCREEN PD&E PROCESS DESIGN (Permits) ETDM Process Changes in PD&E since ETDM ● Advance Notification (AN) is already distributed and comments are available ● Class of Action (COA) is already assigned for a project ● More project information is available ● Coordination with regulatory agencies is already initiated ● Public involvement has already begun The Advance Notification Process ● Initiated through Environmental Screening Tool (EST) ● AN Package ● Created during the Programming Screen ● Distributed with Programming Screen Notification ● Federal consistency review and ETAT review take place concurrently ● AN distributed to other interested agencies electronically Class of Action Determination ● Takes place after a Preliminary Programming Screen Summary Report is published ● Results are published in a Final Programming Screen Summary Report ● Additional information available for lead agencies assigning COA ● Documented in the EST ● Includes online signatures More Information Available for PD&E ● Programming Screen Summary Report ● Issues, commitments, technical reports ● Needed permits identified ● Comments on projects from ETATs ● N/A issues may already be addressed Programming Summary Report ● Overview ● Project Details ● Project Description Summary ● Summary of Public Comments ● Community Desired Features ● Purpose and Need Programming Summary Report ● Alternatives ● Alternative Description ● Segment Details ● ETAT Review Overview ● ETAT Reviews ● Natural ● Cultural ● Community ● Secondary and Cumulative Programming Summary Report ● Project Scope ● General Project Commitments ● Permits ● Technical Studies ● Class of Action ● Dispute Resolution Log Programming Summary Report ● Appendices ● Hard Copy Maps ● Attachments Updates to Summary Report ● Alternative History ● History on alternatives that were determined to be nonviable ● AN Feedback Summary ● Comments from AN reviewers that are not ETAT or Consistency Reviewers Public Website: http://etdmpub.fla-etat.org Manual Updates are In the Works FDOT Manuals ● ETDM Planning and Programming Manual ● Planning Phase ● Programming Phase ● PD&E Manual ● Programming Phase (AN and COA) ● PD&E Process ● Design Changes to the PD&E Manual ● Part 1 is almost completely updated ● AN and COA process ● AN and COA chapters to remain in PD&E Manual ● Guidance for electronic distribution of documents PART 1: Process and Guidelines New Part 1 Chapters Integrating ETDM and Old Part 1 PD &E Chapters Part 1/Chapter 1: PD&E Part 1/Chapter 1: Process and Administration 6/27/07 [PDF - 14K] Use the New Part 1 Part 1/Chapter 2: Part 1/Chapter 2: Environmental Class of Action Determination Advance Notification 2/28/05 [PDF -129K] 1/31/07[PDF - 14K] Part 1/Chapter 3: USE Old Chapter 2 Part 1/Chapter 3: COA- Use the New Chapter 2 Advance Notification (old) 2/28/05 [PDF -129K] Environmental Class of Action Determination (new) 1/31/07[PDF - 14K] Part 1/Chapter 4: Part 1/Chapter 4: EA -Use New Chapter 6 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT 04/04/2007 [PDF - 66K] Environmental Assessment (new)1/31/07 [PDF - 14K] Part 1/Chapter 5: Part 1/Chapter 5: FONSI-Use new Chapter 7 Type 2 Categorical Exclusion 1/31/07 [PDF - 14K] Finding of No Significant Impacts (new) 1/31/07 [PDF - 14K] Part 1/Chapter 6: Part 1/Chapter 6: DEIS - Use New Chapter 8 Environmental Assessment 1/31/07 [PDF - 14K] Draft Environmental Impact Statement (new)1/31/07[PDF - 14K] Part 1/Chapter 7: Part 1/Chapter 7: FEIS - Use New Chapter 9 Finding of No Significant Impacts 1/31/07 [PDF - 14K] Final Environmental Impact Statement 1/31/07[PDF - 14K] Part 1/Chapter 8: Part 1/Chapter 8: Draft Environmental Impact Statement 1/31/07[PDF - PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT 5/27/03 [PDF - 194K] 14K] Part 1/Chapter 9: Part 1/Chapter 9: Use NEW Part 1 Chapter 4 Final Environmental Impact Statement 1/31/07[PDF - PROJECT DEVELOPMENT 04/04/2007 [PDF - 66K] 14K] Part 1/Chapter 10: Use old Chapter 13 Part 1/Chapter 10: Non-Federally Funded Project (old) [PDF - 14K] ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS 01/12/99 [PDF - 56K] Part 1/Chapter 11: Use old Chapter 8 Part 1/Chapter 11: Reevaluations - Use New PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT 5/27/03 (old) [PDF - 194K] Chapter 13 Reevaluations 1/31/07[PDF - 194K] Part 1/Chapter 12: Use old Chapter 10 Part 1/Chapter 12: ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS (old) 01/12/99 [PDF - Corridor Preservation (DELETED) 56K] Part 1/Chapter 13: Part 1/Chapter 13: Reevaluations 1/31/07[PDF - 194K] Non-Federally Funded Project (old) [PDF - 14K] Changes to the PD&E Manual ● Part 2 currently being updated ● AN and COA process ● Guidance on what information to use from Programming Screen Summary Report ● Continue coordination with agencies Benefits to PD&E Process Screening Events and ETAT comments used for tailoring consultant scopes of service to each specific and unique project. Enabled a cooperating agency to participate and more fully engage in project development meetings, thereby improving communication of concerns and issues that can then be addressed by PD&E staff. Assisted in preparation of scope of services for project, identified specific areas of concern and allowed some technical reports to be eliminated. Benefits to PD&E Process ● Project screening events have facilitated the identification of key project issues early in the planning process and allowed the FDOT to focus resources on the issues that warrant further evaluation during project development. ● Resources are no longer used to study issues “to prove the negative” when ETAT members have indicated that there are minimal or no potential effects. ● Early evaluations have minimized the number of project alternatives that are moved forward to the project development phase for more detailed evaluation. Benefits to PD&E Process ● Accelerated production schedule by 6 months by overlapping PD&E and Design schedules and moving survey work into PD&E. ● Funds were moved to the design phase and the PD&E was done with a district wide contract in interim years, advancing the project in the work program by two years. ● ETAT summit meeting was held which facilitated resolution of several permitting issues with the ACOE, SFWMD and USCG. ● Enhanced project-related communication between PD&E and Planning units. QUESTIONS?
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