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									Planning and Programming to
            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
● Creates linkages between land use, transportation,
  and environmental resource planning initiatives
  through early, interactive agency involvement
Common Misconceptions

● 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

● 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 (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
● More project information is available
● Coordination with regulatory agencies is already
● Public involvement has already begun
 The Advance Notification Process
● Initiated through Environmental Screening Tool
● 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
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
● AN Feedback Summary
   ● Comments from AN reviewers that are not ETAT or
     Consistency Reviewers
Public Website:
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 -
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 -
Part 1/Chapter 8:                                       Part 1/Chapter 8:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement 1/31/07[PDF -      PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT 5/27/03 [PDF - 194K]
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]
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)
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

 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.

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