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									                                                                          HPDP Changes                                                                                                              Log updated
                                                                                                                                                                                                   on 2/25/2011
                                                                   (Log of Significant Changes)



Change    No.     Completed
                                        Subject                          Links                                               Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date



                                                                                              Deleted all content and replaced with: "This guidance is currently being updated to address the
  11 -      1       2/18/11               Noise                           Noise               new Noise Policy as required by 23 CFR 772. For assistance, please contact Marilyn Jordahl-
                                                                                              Larson at 651-366-5801."



                                                                                              Delegates approval of some Design Exceptions to districts if District meets QC requirement.
                                                                                              Eliminates “Exempt” category for projects formerly exempt from design exception approval
                                                                                              requirement. Adds shoulder width exemption to design exception approval requirements for
                                                                                              specified projects. Changes the design exception approval process, including addition of early
  10 -      4       9/13/10   Design Standards & Exceptions   Design Standards & Exceptions
                                                                                              concurrence for design exceptions. Clarifies that State Bridge Engineer signature is required for
                                                                                              any design exception to vertical clearance standards. Adds a “Quick Guide” to answer basic
                                                                                              questions. Changes Design Memo signature block by adding lines for DE/ADE signature and
                                                                                              State Bridge Engineer signature. Also, the guidance was completely re-written to improve clarity.


                                                                                              Per instructions from David Larson: Changed Contact to David Larson. Deleted existing appendix
  10 -      3       8/25/10           Visual Quality                  Visual Quality          and replaced with "Process for Visual Impact Assessment." Added sentence to Threshold Criteria,
                                                                                              including Link to new appendix. Deleted unneeded and non-functioning links.


                                                              Review of Preliminary Project
  10 -      2       3/9/10    FHWA Engineer Assignments                                       Updated FHWA Engineer assignments in "Review Preliminay Project Documents."
                                                                      Documents


                                                                                              Added to greater MN Early Notification Memos: "Keith Molnau - (MS 610) Bridge Office"        Keith
  10 -      1       1/12/10      Early Notification Memos        Early Notification Memos
                                                                                              will distribute ENMs within Bridge Office as needed.


                              Business Impact Mitigation
  09 -     16      11/24/09                                     Business Impact Mitigation                                 Added new guidance and checklist form.
                                     (and Checklist)


  09 -     15      11/24/09          Erosion Control                 Erosion Control                                             Updated Contact information.

  09 -     14      11/24/09     Regulated Materials/Waste       Regulated Materials/Waste                              Updated Contact information and minor editing.

  09 -     13       11/5/09      Contaminated Properties         Contaminated Properties                                         Updated Contact information.
                                                                                              OES initiated change: Added more detail regarding the role of the Office of Environmental
  09 -     12      10/20/09      Contaminated Properties         Contaminated Properties      Services when it is determined that a project may have contaminated property issues. Reviewed
                                                                                              whole document for accuracy.


                                                                                              Revised the guidance for clarity, updated the Hot Spot Screening Method information, updated the
                                                                                              Top Ten Intersections, rearranged paragraphs in Threshold Criteria section, added a new section
  09 -     11       9/21/09             Air Quality                     Air Quality           (Detailed Requirements by Geographical Location) which was in Threshold Criteria in the pre-
                                                                                              February 2009 version, added back some guidance that was removed in February 2009 (See
                                                                                              HPDP Change No. 09-03)




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  (Year - Item)     Date



  09 -     10       7/23/09   Early Notification Memo's                  The ENM's                  Specified District Contact people in ENM for Contaminated Properties.


  09 -      9       7/23/09   Regulated Materials/Waste        Regulated Materials / Waste          Specified District Contact people according to District.


                                                                                                    Specified District Contact people according to District and added Keri Aufdencamp and David
  09 -      8       7/23/09    Contaminated Properties           Contaminated Properties
                                                                                                    Liverseed to the contact information for the Contaminated Properties document.


  09 -      7       6/23/09      Municipal Consent                  Municipal Consent                                        Added Municipal Consent Process to the Appendix.

                                                            Area Transportation Partnerships
                                                                        (ATPs),
                                                                    Metropolitan Planning
  09 -      6       5/5/09     ATPs, MPOs and RDCs             Organizations (MPOs) and             Added Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to the title and added Web site links.
                                                                   Regional Development
                                                                 Commissions (RDCs)


                                                                                                    This is a correction in the Geometric Layout document. Roundabouts have been added to the list
  09 -      5       4/9/09          Roundabouts                      Geometric Layout
                                                                                                    of Level 1 Project Types.



                              FHWA Stewardship Plan                                                 FHWA Stewardship Plan (2007) has been added on the right side of the HTML pages under
  09 -      4       3/19/09                                        Resources and Data
                                     (2007)                                                         Resources and Data; for Scoping, External Coordination, Environmental, and Design.


                                                          > Scoping
                                                                  > Environmental Resources                   All "Air Quality" sections except CONTACT and THRESHOLD CRITERIA were removed, but will
  09 -      3       2/9/09           Air Quality                           ---------------------------------- be replaced after review & updates. The THRESHOLD CRITERIA was re-written for clarity. Much
                                                            --------------                         Air        material in this section was removed, but will be replaced after updates are made.
                                                                             Quality




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                          (Year - Item)      Date




                                                                                                              Posting of the 2009 HPDP.                                        A new HPDP W ebsite was posted
                                                                                                              on the W eb and the old HPDP site removed. The purpose was to meet new Mn/DOT W eb
                                                                                                              standards and to make the HPDP more user friendly. Changes included: New HTML "entry
                                                                                                              pages," each with a table of contents; conversion of topic guidance sites to PDF files; re-ordering
                                                                                                              of sections within topics; and revision of many topics to improve readability. The new HTML entry
                                                       2009 HPDP                                              pages are topic-specific, and each has a Table of Contents. (The old HPDP had just one Table of
                           09 -      2       1/15/09                                    Not applicable
                                                              (New HPDP)                                      Contents page.) The topics for these entry pages are as follows (with more planned to be added):
                                                                                                                                                                                   > Scoping [Preliminary Design]
                                                                                                              > External Coordination
                                                                                                              > Environmental Resources
                                                                                                              > Design Resources
                                                                                                              > Environmental Impact Statement




                                                                                                              Other Changes in the 2009 HPDP:                                              In Scoping Table of
                                                                                                              Contents, changed title "W ho Approves Project Documents" to "Approval of Project Documents;"
                                                                                                              In HPDP Changes (this spreadsheet): Changed column formerly titled "Table of Contents Title" to
                                                                                                              "HTML Site(s) and Table of Contents Title;" changed column formerly titled "Purpose of Change"
                                                                                                              to "Purpose/Description of Change," and changed the spreadsheet title from "Log of HPDP
                                                                                                              Changes" to "HPDP Changes (Log of Significant Changes)."




                   Transition to 2009 HPDP
                                      Changes above refer to the 2009 HPDP. Changes below refer to is the old HPDP (before January 15, 2009).
All the changes to the old HPDP were carreied forward into the 2009 HPDP.

                         Change    No.     Completed
                                                                Subject            Table of Contents Title                                          Purpose of Change
                         (Year -   Item)     Date


                           09 -      1       1/5/09      Early Notification Memo    Early Notification Memo   For D6, D7, and D8 only. Jackie Deneen is the new contact person for Regulated Waste.




                           08 -      9      12/10/08       Farmland Implacts          Farmland Implacts       Added Form NRCS-CPA-106 For Corridor Type Projects




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  (Year - Item)     Date



                              EAW Distribution List (Nov. 1,                                            MEQB EAW Distribution List was updated to include a copy going to the Indian Affairs Council.
  08 -     8b       12/8/08                                       EA-EAW Distribution Worksheet
                                         2008)                                                          The EA-EAW Distribution Worksheet was updated to reflect the changes.



                                                                                                        EA / EAW Outline revised to reflect changes in the new version of Environmental Assessment
  08 -     8a       12/8/08          EA - EA Outline                     EA / EAW Outline
                                                                                                        Worksheet (EAW) released by EQB dated 08/08 rev.



  08 -      8      10/15/08      Early Notication Memo                Early Notification Memo           Changed Project Memo to CATEX




                                                                                                        Added Jennie Ross to distribution list as a recipient of all ENMs (permanent x by her name).




                                                                                                        Added Anjani Milkert (Value Engineering) to the distribution list.



                                                                                                        Modified the DNR Review and Determination section by adding threshold criteria for determining
                                                                                                        whether to send to Peter Leete (the DNR Liaison).
  08 -      7       9/22/08      Early Notification Memo              Early Notification Memo


                                                                                                        Regulated Waste: Expanded the threshld criteria for sending to Mark Vogel. Now conforms to the
                                                                                                        HPDP "Regulated Waste": site guidance.



                                                                                                        Added new heading: “Threatened & Endangered Species, Federal.” Threshold: “Project includes
                                                                                                        Federal funds.”

                                                                                                        Added new heading: " Value Engineering". Threshold: "Total project cost has the potential for
                                                                                                        being greater than $25M (or $20M with a bridge). This includes Design, ROW, Agreements,
                                                                                                        Added a paragraph under Roles & Responsibilities to clarify the issue of a city's right to waive
  08 -      6       9/11/08    Waiving Municipal Consent                 Municipal Consent
                                                                                                        municipal consent.
                                                                                                        Changed the Early Notification Addressee list to show the new FHWA Area Engineer
                                 FHWA Area Engineer
                                                               Early Notification Memo                  assignments. Also, for the Metro area, correced FHWA Area Engineer assignment areas, which
  08 -      5       5/7/08      Assignments; Metro and
                                                                      Generic Version 535702            do not correlate directly to Metro Areas (East, West, South, and North), but are defined by
                                       Districts
                                                                                                        counties.
                                                               Early Notification Memo                  Added Karlene French's name for District 7 and 8 inplace of Nancy Radle's. On the Generic form
  08 -      4       2/20/08      Early Notification Memo        Generic Version 535702 (3,6)            separated the two names and designated what Districts and portions of Metro they each are
                                                                         District 7 & 8, 52510, 53510   responsible for.
                                                               Early Notification Memo                  Added Karlene French's name along with Nancy Radle for Contaminated Property. Broadened the
  08 -      3       2/19/08      Early Notification Memo
                                                                           Generic Version 535702       height of the row for Airport Influence Area Evaluation, which was hiden.
  08 -      2       1/4/08     Section 6(f) / LAWCON Act             Section 6(f) / LAWCON Act                                              See Change No. 08 - 1 (below).




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                                        Subject                           Links                                               Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date




                                                                                               A comprehensive update & revision of the both the Section 4(f) and the Section 6(f)/LAWCON
                                                                                               guidance. Also converted the guidance to the new PDF format. This change replaced "Parks,
                                                                                               Recreation Areas, Historic Sites, Wildlife and Waterfowl Refuges" (in the Subject Guidance
  08 -      1       1/4/08             Section 4(f)                     Section 4(f)
                                                                                               section), which covered both Section 4(f) and Section 6(f), with separate Subject Guidance
                                                                                               Websites: "Section 4(f)" and "Section 6(f)/LAWCON Act." It also revised the "Section 4(f)
                                                                                               Documentation" site in the Project Reports section.




                                                                                               This revision includes the following changes/additions: (1) Clarifies and defines the Design
                                                                                               Standards categories.       (2) Moves Pavement Reclamation to Preservation Standards, except
                                                                                               under certain conditions. (Previously it was considered to be under New Construction /
                                                                                               Reconstruction Standards). (3) Revises the Design Tables and Design Memo: Simplifies the
                               Design Standards &
  07 -     17      11/27/07                                    Design Standards & Exceptions   tables by moving redundant/extraneous language to the Design Memo. Changes the name Design
                                   Design Exceptions
                                                                                               Tables to Design Forms. Changes the wording for Bicycle/Ped section. Re-formatting.             (4)
                                                                                               Changes the Road Design Manual links (from Design Tables/Forms) so that they to go to the
                                                                                               Road Design Manual. (Previously they linked to duplicate tables in the HPDP).       (5) Utilizes a
                                                                                               new format. (PDF rather that html).




                                                                                               Revised/updated and increased the number of items to the existing list. Added internal links to
  07 -     16      11/29/07     Acronyms & Abbreviations         Acronyms & Abbreviations
                                                                                               direct user to letter of alphabet listing.




                                                                                               Updated the "Bikeways and Pedestrians" page with a link to the new Bikeway Facility Design
  07 -     15       8/8/07    Bikeway Facility Design Manual     Bikeways and Pedestrians
                                                                                               Manual.Bikeway Facility Design Manual.


                                Internal (Mn/DOT) Project                                      Added links to internal Mn/DOT Websites in a drop-down window called "Mn/DOT Only," which
  07 -     14       7/18/07                                       HPDP Table of Contents
                                  Development Websites                                         was added in the left column.



                                    Early Notification
  07 -     13       4/4/07                                             HPDP Forms              FHWA Area Engineers were added to the distribution lists of the Early Notification Memorandum.
                                   Memorandum Forms




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  (Year - Item)     Date




  07 -     12       3/21/07      Geometric Layout Forms                    HPDP Forms                 Added template forms for transmittal and distribution of geometric layouts to "HPDP Forms."



                                                                 Project Reports, Class II Actions
                               Project Memorandum Short                                               Within the Word file, unnecessary versioning code was removed to significantly reduce the
  07 -     11       3/21/07                                      (Categorical Exclusions): Project
                                     Form Template                                                    template file size. This did not change the template format or contents.
                                                                          Memorandum
                                                                 Project Reports, Class II Actions
                               Project Memorandum Short                                               In the Project Memorandum short form, the checkoff for Section 404 general permits and letters of
  07 -     10       3/20/07                                      (Categorical Exclusions): Project
                                     Form Template                                                    permission has been simplified.
                                                                          Memorandum

                                                                 Project Reports, Class II Actions
                               Project Memorandum Short
  07 -      9       3/2/07                                       (Categorical Exclusions): Project    In the Project Memorandum short form, updated Section 404 permits. (See Change No. 07-3).
                                     Form Template
                                                                          Memorandum


                                  EA/EAW Distribution         Project Reports: Class III Actions (EA);
  07 -      8       2/27/07                                                                            Added to the EA/EAW distribution list: Two Copies for the Mn/DOT Library.
                                    Worksheet Form                  Environmental Assessment




  07 -      7       2/21/07           Critical Areas                       Critical Areas             Added Rick Dalton (Metro) as a Contact for Critical Areas.




                                                                                                      In the Threshold section of the Vegetation page, added Brett Troyer as a Contact under Functional
  07 -      6       2/14/07            Vegetation                           Vegetation
                                                                                                      Vegetation issues.




                                                                                                      (1) Removed both the Request for Archaeological / Historical Review to meet State and Federal
                                                                 HPDP Forms: Early Notification       Requirements (SHPO Form) and the Mn/DOT-DNR Questionnaire Request Form . (The Early
  07 -      5       2/14/07   Early Notification Memorandum
                                                                        Memorandum                    Notification Memorandum replaces both of them). (2) Revised instructions for use of the Early
                                                                                                      Notification Memo.




  07 -      4       2/1/07        Construction Impacts                 Construction Impacts           Changed Contact for "Construction Impacts" to Gerry Larson




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  (Year - Item)     Date




                                                                                                       Changed the Agency page to reflect the following: In 2006 the St. Paul District of the Army Corps
                              Section 404 (U.S. Army Corps
  07 -      3       1/29/07                                       Army Corps of Engineers (COE)        issued new Section 404 permits RGP-003-MN and LOP-05-MN (superseding GP/LOP-98-MN),
                                      of Engineers)
                                                                                                       and GP/LOP-05-R (superseding GP/LOP-98-R).


                                                                                                       Updated the "Erosion Control" page: (1) Changed the Mn/DOT Standard Specifications for
  07 -      2       1/17/07          Erosion Control                      Erosion Control              Construction reference to 2005 Edition. (2) Changed references to sections of the Specs to reflect
                                                                                                       the 2005 edition.


                                                                                                       In the “Bridge Improvement Design Standards Table,” changed the minimum lane width for Bridge
                               Bridge Improvement Design
  07 -      1       1/10/07                                          Geometric Design Tables           Improvement Projects from "not applicable" to "11 feet" (per FY 2006-2008 Bridge Preservation,
                                     Standards Table
                                                                                                       Improvement and Replacement Guidelines).




  06 -     17      12/29/06     Bikeways and Pedestrians            Bikeways and Pedestrians           Re-wrote the Threshold Criteria section to clarify definitions and thresholds.




                                                                                                       (1) Changed the name of the Early Information Memorandum to Early Notification Memorandum .
  06 -     16      11/27/06   Early Notification Memorandum                HPDP Forms
                                                                                                       (2) Updated the “Railroad” Contact name (for District 3 and Metro) to Rick VanWagner.




                                                                                                       Added text regarding a new Tribal Programmatic Agreement (for historical, archeological and
                               Historical, Archeological and
                                                              Historical, Archeological and Cultural   cultural review) that was completed between Mn/DOT, FHWA and the White Earth Band of
  06 -     15       8/17/06    Cultural Review of projects by
                                                                              Review                   Ojibwe. The agreement has a 30-day tribal review period and potentially affects Districts 1, 2, 3
                              the White Earth Band of Ojibwe
                                                                                                       and 4.




                                                                                                       Changed the CONTACT person to Scott Bradley.        Re-wrote the THRESHOLD CRITERIA
  06 -     14       7/10/06           Visual Quality                       Visual Quality
                                                                                                       section to provide clearer and more complete guidance.




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  (Year - Item)     Date



                               Regulated Materials / Waste
                                  (including material from                                             This is a new HPDP site, and provides guidance on regulated material, such as certain materials
  06 -     13       6/15/06   building demolition / relocation       Regulated Materials / Waste       from building demolition / relocation and bridge reconstruction / painting. (Formerly, Regulated
                                and bridge reconstruction /                                            Waste was part of the Contaminated Properties guidance – see Change No. 06-9).
                                          painting)




                                                                                                       In the Bridge Improvement Design Standards Table, updated the links to Table G-1 and to
                                                                                                       Appendix E of the Bridge Preservation, Improvement and Replacement Guidelines. (The Bridge
                               Bridge Improvement Design         Geometric Design Tables
  06 -     12       6/14/06                                                                            Preservation, Improvement, and Replacement Guidelines were updated by Technical
                                          Table                            (and HPDP Forms)
                                                                                                       Memorandum No. 06-10-B-01, which replaced the FY 2003 – 2004 guidelines with the FY 2006 –
                                                                                                       2008 guidelines, and resulted in changes to these two tables.




                                                                                                       Update the links to the new FY 2006- 2008 Bridge Preservation, Improvement and Replacement
                                  Bridge Preservation,
                                                                  Design Standards Documentation       Guidelines. (The Bridge Preservation, Improvement, and Replacement Guidelines were updated
  06 -     11       6/8/06         Improvement and
                                                                         (and HPDP Forms)              by Technical Memorandum No. 06-10-B-01, which replaced the FY 2003 – 2004 guidelines with
                                 Replacement Guidelines
                                                                                                       the FY 2006 – 2008 guidelines).




                               LAWCON Holdings
                                                                   Parks, Recreation Areas, Historic
   06      10       5/4/06    (Land and Water Conservation                                             Posted the updated LAWCON Holdings list (updated by the DNR in February 2006).
                                                                 Sites, Wildlife and Waterfowl Refuges
                                        Fund Act)




                                                                   Contaminated Properties             In addition to a general update of the Contaminated Properties guidance (including a new example
  06 -      9       5/3/06       Contaminated Properties          (formerly "Contaminated Properties   write-up for an EIS / EA), the guidance for Regulated Waste was removed and “Regulated Waste”
                                                                        and Regulated Waste")          was removed from the title. A new HPDP Web site for Regulated Waste will be posted soon.




                                                                                                       A link to DNR guidance on Public Waters Work permits was added to the Guidelines / Regulations
                                                                                                       section of the Erosion Control Web page. This guidance refers to General Permit 2004-0001
                                 DNR guidance on Public
  06 -      8       4/7/06                                                 Erosion Control             (issued by Minnesota DNR to Mn/DOT) and to Best Practices for meeting it. This change is
                                  Waters Work permits
                                                                                                       necessary to meet the upcoming revision of Chapter 8 of the Road Design Manual, which will refer
                                                                                                       to the HPDP Erosion Control Web site regarding the NPDES permit process.




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  (Year - Item)     Date




                              Highway Project Development Highway Project Development Process
  06 -      7       3/24/06                                                                   General update
                                   Process Overview                     Overview




                                                                                                   The Bridge Office has a new LRFD Bridge Design Manual so the Bridge Replacement and Bridge
  06 -      6       3/15/06     Geometric Design Tables            Geometric Design Tables         Improvement forms were forms were revised and the metric dual units forms were removed.




                              Frequently-Required Permits,       Agency Involvement: Permits,      This update provides a list of items likely to be most frequently used for information by project
  06 -      5       1/31/06
                                 Approvals and Reviews              Approvals and Reviews          managers and report writers in the Permits, Approvals and Reviews area of the HPDP web site.




                                                                                                   This update provides information regarding the Early Information Memorandum form, SHPO Form
                              General Requirements - Early
  06 -      4       1/18/06                                  Project Reports: General Requirements and DNR Questionnaire Request form.
                               Information Memorandum
                                                                                                   (See also HPDP Change No. 06-3: Early Information Memorandum Form and Instructions)




                                                                                                   The Early Information Memorandum is a new all-in-one form for early coordination of project
                                  Early Information
                                                                                                   development in preliminary design. The new form can be used in place of the SHPO Form (for
  06 -      3       1/18/06     Memorandum Form and              Project Reports: HPDP Forms
                                                                                                   cultural resources review) and the DNR Questionnaire Request Form. The new form also
                                     Instructions
                                                                                                   coordinates requests for other environmental and non-environmental reviews.




                                                                                                   This correction deletes a reference to Minnesota's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan and 23
                                Environmental Document        Environmental Document Decission     CFR 771.117(c)4. It was deleted (from the Environmental Document Decision Tree) because 23
  06 -      2       1/13/06
                                      Decision Tree                          Tree                  CFR 771.117(c)4 does not pertain directly to construction projects, but rather to activities such as
                                                                                                   driver education, accident investigations, law enforcement in motor vehicle accident prevention,
                                                                                                   etc.

                                Erosion Control Subject
                                                                                                   The names of the contact people for Erosion Control in the Office of Environmental Services have
  06 -      1       1/10/06    Guidance: Contact names         Subject Guidance: Erosion Control
                                                                                                   been updated. Each district is assigned one contact person in OES.
                                        updated




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  (Year - Item)     Date




                               Attachment "B" Checklist -         Project reports: Class II Actions      The checklist for Attachment "B" to the Programmatic Categorical Exclusion Approval Agreement
  05 -     58      11/15/05    Programmatic Categorical           (Categorical Exclusions; Project       between Mn/ODT and FHWA is available. This checklist can be used to document that a project
                                       Exclusion                        Memorandum (PM)                  meets the requirements for a programmatic categorical exclusion.




                                                                                                         Added a link (in the Environmental Document Decision Tree) to Minnesota's new highway safety
                                Environmental Document          Environmental Document Decission
  05 -     57      11/21/05                                                                              plan, the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP). Projects that fit criteria in the CHSP may
                                      Decision Tree                            Tree
                                                                                                         qualify under 23 CFR 771.117(c)(4) as "automatic" categorical exclusions.




                              Subject Guidance: Historical,                                              Mn/DOT has entered into a Tribal Consultation agreement with the Grand Portage Band of Lake
                                                                Historical, Archeological and Cultural
  05 -     56      10/19/05   Archeological and Cultural -                                               Superior Chippewa allowing the tribe a 30-day review period of historical, archeological and
                                                                                Review
                               Tribal Reviews (District 1)                                               cultural impacts for projects in certain parts of Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis counites.




                                 Permits, Approvals and
                                                                   Agency Involvement: Permits,          New one-page summary and links to additional information for PPMS, the Program and Project
  05 -     55      10/19/05   Reviews: PPMS (Program and
                                                                      Approvals & Reviews                Management System
                              Project Management System)




                                 Permits, Approvals and            Agency Involvement: Permits,
  05 -     54      10/19/05                                                                              New one-page summary and links to additional information for the Design Memorandum
                              Reviews: Design Memorandum              Approvals & Reviews

                                   Design Standards
                                Documentation - contact          Project Reports: Design Standards       Contact information for the State Geometrics Engineer has been added under Circulation and
  05 -     53      10/19/05
                                 information for State                     Documentation                 Processing of the Design Memorandum and Geometric Design Standards Tables.
                                 Geometrics Engineer


                                                                                                                                                                            Changed the name of the form
                              Interstate Project Notification                                            from "Interstate Project Approval Form" to "Interstate Project Notification Form." Changed
  05 -     52      10/10/05                                             General Requirments
                                           Form                                                          "Interstate Section Number" to "Federal System Number," and linked that to the "Control Section
                                                                                                         Book" Web site (that provides these numbers).




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                                         Subject                               Links                                                        Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date




                                                                                                        Tom Balcom at the DNR no longer needs to receive a copy of the DNR Questionnaire Request
                              DNR Questionnaire - contact        Agency Involvement: Minnesota
  05 -     51       10/7/05                                                                             Form. Peter Leete remains as the DNR-Mn/DOT liaison to coordinate the DNR Questionnaire
                                    information                  Department of Natural Resources
                                                                                                        process.




                                                                                                        The following statement was added to the criteria under "Thresholds" that call for requesting an
  05 -     50       9/28/05     Railroad Threshold Criteria                   Railroads
                                                                                                        assessment from FRW: "If the project has a detour that directs traffic across a RR grade crossing."


                                                               Process Flow Charts: Class I Actions
                                Statement of Purpose and        (Environmental Impact Statement,        New guidance on developing the Statement of Purpose and Need for environmental documents, including
  05 -     49       9/20/05
                                   Need - new guidance            Step 2); and Class III Actions        examples for simple and complex projects.
                                                               (Environmental Assessment, Step 2)

                                     Class III Actions
                                                                                                      To make it easier to keep PPMS updated, the EA process overview chart has been revised to indicate PPMS
                               (Environmental Assessment       Process Flow Charts: Class III Actions
  05 -     48       9/19/05                                                                           activity codes that correspond to EA/EAW documents and process steps, and percent-completion of the
                                Process Overview) - PPMS           (Environmental Assessments)
                                                                                                      PPMS activities.
                                      Activity Codes



                              Class I Actions (Environmental
                                                                                                        To make it easier to keep PPMS updated, the EIS process overview chart has been revised to indicate PPMS
                                Impact Statement Process       Process Flow Charts: Class I Actions
  05 -     47       9/15/05                                                                             activity codes that correspond to EIS documents and process steps, and percent-completion of the PPMS
                                 Overview)- PPMS Activity       (Environmental Impact Statement)
                                                                                                        activities.
                                           Codes




  05 -     46       9/12/05    Addendum to Project Memo          Project Memorandum (Addendum)          A form was reintroduced as an aid in writing an Addendum to a Project Memo.



                                                                                                        This update includes the following changes: (1) Updating the statements under "Historic" to reflect the 2005
                               Project Memorandum short         Project Memorandum (Proj. Memo          Programmatic Agreement Among FHWA, SHPO, etc. (2) Adding a negative statement-option under
  05 -     45       8/29/05
                                         form                             Short Form)                   Migratory Birds. (3) Minor editing and re-formatting. (Note: This version was also re-entered in MS Word to
                                                                                                        eliminate any unnesessary coding).


                                                                                                        Added "Note 2" at the beginning of the Decision Tree to clarify that the lists provided in 23 CFR 771.117 (c)
  05 -     44       8/24/05    Environmental Decision Tree      Environmental Document Decision Tree    and (d) are guides, and the key for determining federal NEPA classifications is environmental impact, not
                                                                                                        project type.



                                                                                                        Vegetation subject guidance has been revised and updated with additional categories of vegetation,
  05 -     43       8/23/05    Vegetation Subject Guidance           Subject Guidance: Vegetation       clarification of thresholds, links to other sources of information, and guidelines for timber utilization, tree
                                                                                                        salvage and transplant, vegetation replacement, vegetation protection, and protected wildflowers.




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  (Year - Item)     Date




                                                                                                         Two new pages: 1) A table outlining the steps in the Project Memorandum process for Programmatic
                               Process Flow Chart: Class II
  05 -     42       8/22/05                                    Class II Actions (Categorical Exclusions) Categorical Exclusions and for Non-programmatic Categorical Exclusions, and 2) a partial decision tree for
                                         Actions
                                                                                                         determining the applicability of the Project Memorandum form and process.



                              Railroads & RR Issues for TH                                               This new Subject Guidance site addresses the Railroad issues of TH projects. Utilization of this information
  05 -     41       8/17/05                                                   Railroads
                                         projects                                                        is important for improving safety, maintaining project schedule, and appropriate allocation of funding.




                                    State Aid Division                                                   The State Aid Division (Federal Aid Section) conducts NEPA environmental review of certain
                                                                  Agency Involvement: Permits,
  05 -     40       8/1/05    Environmental Review of Local                                              locally-proposed Federal Aid projects, using different forms and procedures than Mn/DOT-led
                                                                     Approvals and Reviews
                                         Projects                                                        projects.




                                                                                                         The Historical, Archeological and Cultural Review subject guidance has been updated to reflect a
                               Historical , Archological and   Historical, Archeological and Cultural
  05 -     39       6/28/05                                                                              new Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) between FHWA, the Minnesota SHPO and other
                                      Cultural Review                          Review
                                                                                                         parties. The new PA is effective as of July 1, 2005.




                                 Permits, Approvals and           Agency Involvement: Permits,
  05 -     38       6/23/05                                                                              Many of the pages in the Permits, Approval and Reviews listing have been updated and revised.
                                        Reviews                      Approvals and Reviews




                                                                                                         Provide a glossary of terms used by Mn/DOT Office of Land Management in the process of right-of-
  05 -     37       6/14/05       Right-of-Way Glossary          Right-of-Way (Subject Guidance)
                                                                                                         way acquisition.



                                 Permits, Approvals and
                                                                                                         New page under Permits, Approvals and Reviews provides links to HPDP Functional
                                  Reviews: Functional             Agency Involvement: Permits,
  05 -     36       6/14/05                                                                              Classification Map (a downloadable ArcMap application) and to the Mn/DOT Office of Investment
                                 Classification of Trunk             Approvals and Reviews
                                                                                                         Management Functional Classification web site.
                                        Highways

                                                                                                     Removed the summary page on Threshold Criteria due to outdated and incorrect information.
  05 -     35       6/7/05    Threshold Criteria Summaries     Threshold Criteria (Subject Guidance) This site may be replaced after undergoing review and corrections.




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  (Year - Item)     Date




                                Public Involvement Plan -
  05 -     34       6/6/05                                                  HPDP Forms                    Provides a suggested outline for public involvement plans (in Word .doc format).
                                   Suggested Outline



                               Project Memo Guidelines and
                                                                                                          A place for "Project Need" was added to the front page of the short form. Letting Date is now only
  05 -     33       5/18/05   templates (Short Form)                   Project Memorandum
                                                                                                          on the front page and a few minor editing changes were also made.
                                               .

                               Agency Involvement; State
                                 Agencies; Minnesota             Minnesota Environmental Quality          Clarify the role of the EQB with regard to Mn/DOT environmental reviews, provide links to HPDP
  05 -     32       5/18/05
                              Environmental Quality Board                 Board (EQB)                     subjects of interest, provide links to EQB web site and EQB Monitor on-line.
                                         (EQB)


                               Agency Involvement; State                                                  Update contact information, clarify Section 401 water qulaity certification is District responsibility,
                                                                Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  05 -     31       5/17/05   Agencies; Minnesota Pollution                                               and add links to MPCA program web sites for Section 401, Air Quality and Construction
                                                                             (MPCA)
                                 Control Agency (MPCA)                                                    Activity/Stormwater.



                               Agency Involvement; State
 05- -     30       5/13/05       Agencies; Minnesota          Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Update contact information, links, and permits/approvals.
                               Department of Health (MDH)

                               Agency Involvement; State
                                                                Minnesota Department of Agriculture       Update contact information, statute citations and links. Provide better link to format for providing
  05 -     29       5/11/05      Agencies; Minnesota
                                                                             (MDA)                        information to MDA when more than 10 acres of farm land will be impacted.
                               Department of Agriculture

                               Interstate Access Requests          Requests for Interstate Access         The spreadsheet listing possible Interstate Access Requests was eliminated from the Appendix
  05 -     28       5/11/05
                                       Spreadsheet                           Approval                     because it was not current.


                               Agency Involvement: State                                                  This page was deleted from the HPDP website because MHS is no longer a "contact" agency for
  05 -     27       5/11/05      Agencies: Minnesota                Minnesota Historical Society          highway projects. The Environmental Resources office prefers that Historical, Archaeological and
                                   Historical Society                                                                                  Cultural Reviews be routed thru them.

                               Agency Involvement; State
                                 Agencies; Minnesota           Minnesota Department of Energy and         The agency involvement page for DEED is being deleted from the HPDP web site because DEED
  05 -     26       5/11/05    Department of Energy and          Economic Development (DEED)              is no longer on the EQB distribution list for project environmental documents (EIS and EA/EAW).
                                Economic Development
                                        (DEED)
                                                                                                          The Historical Archaeological and Cultural Review page has been updated, reorganized and revised to
                              Historical, Archaeological and    Historical, Archaeological and Cultural   clarify thresholds for review under state and federal rules, address use of the Memorandum of Agreement in
  05 -     25       5/2/05
                                      Cultural Review                           Review                    cases where there are adverse effects to historic properties, and to clarify linkage between Section 106
                                                                                                          review and Section 4(f) evaluation.


                                                                 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  05 -     24       5/2/05         MPCA Agency Page                                                       The MPCA page under Agency Involvement, State Agencies, has been updated.
                                                                              (MPCA)




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                                        Subject                          Links                                               Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date



                                                                                              Threshold Criteria have been clarified for state and federal accessibility requirements (Minnesota
  05 -     23       4/28/05    Accessibility Requirements       Accessibility Requirements    State Building Code and ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act). Fomerly covered under
                                                                                              Handicapped Design subject guidance.



                                                                                              This is a complete update providing guidance on when MC is required, what are appropriate
  05 -     22       4/27/05        Municipal Consent                Municipal Consent
                                                                                              exceptions, and the MC process including Mn/DOT and municipality responsibilities.




                               Geometric Design Tables:
                                                                                              The questions on the Geometric Design Tables under Bicycle and Pedestrian Considerations have
  05 -     21       4/27/05    Bikeways and Pedestrians         Geometric Design Tables
                                                                                              been revised to make them clearer and easier to use.
                                      Questions




                                                                                              Significant revision of guidance and process for early coordination regarding bicycles and
  05 -     20       4/22/05     Bikeways and Pedestrians        Bikeways and Pedestrians      pedestrians. This incorporates policy from the new Mn/DOT Bicycle Modal Plan, coordination with
                                                                                              local units of government, and review of preliminary layouts.




                                                                                              This new subject guidance on Accessibility Requirements replaces the old "Handicapped, Design
  05 -     19       4/13/05    Accessibility Requirements       Accessibility Requirements
                                                                                              for" subject guidance page




                                                                                                Both project memo templates (Short and Long Forms) were changed, and the "Project
                                                                                                Memorandum Guidelines" were revised for the following purposes: (1) To separate the project
                                                                                                environmental and design documents. (Previously the Project Memo was used for both
                               Project Memo Guidelines and
                                                                                                environmental and design documentation and approvals; now it is for environmental purposes
  05 -     18A      4/8/05    templates (Long Form & Short        Project Memorandum
                                                                                                and the Design Memo is used for design documentation). (2) Have all approval signatures on
                                          Form)
                                                                                                first page of document for both the Project Memo and Design Memo. (Previously used separate
                                                                                                approval forms).      (3) Clarify and simplify both Project Memo forms. This includes a
                                                                                                reordering of the SEE table in the Long Form and deleting unnecessary content




                              Design Standards and Design
  05 -     18B      4/8/05                                   Design Standards Documentation     See note above for "Project Memo Guidelines and templates."
                                     Memo template




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                                         Subject                             Links                                                 Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date


                                                                                                      Changes criteria that trigger review by Office of Investment Management, and implements
                                                                                                      changing the Project Memo to an Environmental document instead of Environmental & Design.
                              Preliminary Reviews of Project    Review Distribution of Preliminary    (See note above for "Project Memo Guidelines and templates").
  05 -     18C      4/8/05
                                        Documents                     Project Documents




                                                                                                      Update includes new Chief Environmental Officer and designating Project Memos as
                              Approval Signatures for Project
  05 -     18D      4/8/05                                      Who Approves Project Documents        Environmental instead of "Environmental & Design." (See note above for "Project Memo
                                       Documents
                                                                                                      Guidelines and templates").


                                                                                                      Implements these changes: (1) Separate environmental and design documents. (2) Have all
                                                                                                      approval signatures on first page of document for both the Project Memo and Design Memo.
                              Deciding which Environmental      Environmental Document Decision       (For more detail see note above for "Project Memo Guidelines and templates").
  05 -     18E      4/8/05
                                    Document To Use                           Tree




                                                                                                      Update to clarify the Circulation / Processing of IARs. Also adds an example request letter to
  05 -     17       4/4/05    Interstate Access Modification Request for Interstate Access Approval
                                                                                                      FHWA.




                                                                                                      This is a complete update and provides more comprehensive and detailed guidance, including
  05 -     16       4/1/05        Consultant Agreements              Consultant Agreements            more detail on the consultant selection procedures and how they are affected by State or
                                                                                                      Federal funding.




                                   New FHWA Division                                                  Change the name of the FHWA Division Administrator to Tom Sorel, the recent appointee to
  05 -     15       3/30/05                                     Who Approve Project Documents
                                      Administrator                                                   that position.




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                                        Subject                             Links                                                Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date



                                                               Two sites: (1) Draft Environmental
                                                                                                    Updated MEQB Mailing Labels coincide with March 2005 version of Minnesota Environmental
                                                                   Impact Statement and Final
  05 -     14       3/29/05       MEQB Mailing Labels                                               Quality Board Review Distribution List. Labels in bold italics should be sent US Mail, the other
                                                              Environmental Impact Statement; (2)
                                                                                                    may be sent inter-office mail
                                                                    Environmental Assessment


                                                                                                    Replaced the link to FHWA's 1989 Section 4(f) Policy Paper with the link to FHWA's current
  05 -     13       3/17/05     Section 4(f) Policy Paper          Section 4(f) Documentation
                                                                                                    Section 4(f) Policy Paper, which is dated March 1, 2005.



                              HPDP Permits, Reviews and                                             Major revision: Expanded list of permits, approvals and reviews, with links to additional
  05 -     12       3/11/05                                       Agency Involvement: Permits
                                     Approvals                                                      resources, indexed by category and by agency involvement.




                              Excess Materials (Disposal or   Excess Materials (Disposal or Reuse   Update with new contact person (Mark Vogel) and a link to the new OES Regulated Materials
  05 -     11       3/10/05
                                      Reuse of)                                of)                  and Waste web site.



                                                                  Geometric Design Tables;          Users with ArcMap version 9 can install a map that provides the functional class for all
  05 -     10       3/3/05    Functional Classification Map
                                                                Road Design Manual References       Minnesota trunk highways.




                              Project Memorandum (Long                                              Revised question regarding Benefit/Cost Analysis to reflect updated policy in Tech Memo 04-05-
  05 -      7       3/2/05                                           Project Memorandum
                                        Form)                                                       IM-01.




                                                                                                    Replaces two decision trees ("Project Report Decision Tree for 'Smaller' Mn/DOT Projects, and
                                                               Environmental Document Decision
  05 -      9       2/24/05   Decision Tree (Environmental)                                         Project Report Decision Tree for Large Mn/DOT Projects). Simplifies and clarifies the process
                                                                             Tree
                                                                                                    of determining which environmental document to use.



                                                                                                    Provide a checklist of various requirments that may otherwise be missed. (Not all these
  05 -      8       2/24/05   General Project Requirments            General Requirments
                                                                                                    requirments apply to all projects).



                                                                                                    Rearrange the Table of Contents so that general Project Report guidance is presented in one
                                                                N/A (Applies to whole Table of
  05 -      7       2/24/05   Modify the Table of Contents                                          area of the T of C. For example, "Design Standards Documentation" is right under
                                                                          Contents)
                                                                                                    "Environmental Document Decision Tree ."




  05 -      6       2/18/05    Bikeways and Pedestrians            Bikeways and Pedestrians         Revised subject guidance for Bikeways and Pedestrians.



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                                         Subject                               Links                                                   Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date




  05 -      4       2/4/05           Erosion Control                       Erosion Control               Provide link to new Tech Memo on Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)



                               Benefit/Cost Analysis (Cost-
  05 -      3       2/4/05                                              Benefit/Cost Analysis            Update guidance to reflect new Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Policies
                                      Effectiveness)


                                                                                                         "To establish clear and reasonable deadlines for submittals of design exceptions, and to clarify
  05   -    2       1/4/05          Design Exceptions             Design Standards Documentation
                                                                                                         the guidance on design exceptions."


                              Threatened and Endangered         Threatened and Endangered Species,       Clarify both the threshold, and the action required by the District if the threshold is exceeded.
  05   -    1       1/3/05
                                    Species, Federal                          Federal                    Also added a "Roles and Responsibilities" section and added text to the "Legal" section.
                                    Interstate Project           Project Memorandum (link to Project
  04   -   40      12/28/04                                                                              Provide guidance on required use of the "Interstate Project Notification Form."
                                     Documentation                     Memorandum Guidelines
                                                                Process Flow Charts: Class III Actions   This update provides an overview of the current Mn/DOTprocess for completing an
  04   -   39      11/15/04    EA/EAW Process Overview
                                                                    (Environmental Assessments)          Environmental Assessment (EA/EAW)
                                                                  Findings of Fact and Conclusions
                               EA/EAW Process: FONSI /
                                                                (FOF&C), Negative Declaration (ND),      Expanded guidance on preparing Findings of Fact and Conclusions (FOF&C) to complete
  04   -   38      10/22/04       Findings of Fact and
                                                                 and Finding of No Significant Impact    EA/EAW process
                                      Conclusions
                                                                               (FONSI)
                                Blowing & Drifting Snow                                                  1) Added question in PM (regular form) outline SEE table. 2) Added link listing contacts to help
  04   -   37      10/20/04                                             Project Memorandum
                                          Control                                                        answer SEE question.
                              Mississippi River Critical Area           Wild and Scenic Rivers           Added information clarifying the relationship between the MNRRA and the Mississippi River
  04   -   36       10/1/04
                                       and MNRRA                             Critical Areas              Critical
                                                                Class 1 Actions (Environmental Impact
  04   -   35       9/17/04    EIS Flow Chart (Overview)                                                 Create links from steps in EIS Overview Table to supporting information
                                                                      Statement) [Flow Chart]
                                                                  Geometric Design Tables
                                  Road Design Manual
  04   -   34       9/8/04                                           (Link: Road Design Manual           Update tables with current information from RDM
                                      References
                                                                              References)
                                                                Class 1 Actions (Environmental Impact
  04   -   33       8/25/04          EIS Flow Chart                                                      Complete revision to reflect Mn/DOT's current EIS procedures
                                                                      Statement) [Flow Chart]
                                                                Class 1 Actions (Environmental Impact
  04   -   33       8/25/04          EIS Flow Chart                                                      Complete revision to reflect Mn/DOT's current EIS procedures
                                                                      Statement) [Flow Chart]
   04      32a      8/19/04      Historic Preservation                   Project Memorandum              Changed Short Form PM for Historic Preservation byn revising the wording.
  04 -      32      8/13/04      Wetlands subject page                         Wetlands                  Add instructions for use of WCA permit forms
                                                                                                         Temporary redirect to the new HPDP forms page until we can revise and update the Permits
  04   -   31       8/6/04            Permits Page                             Permits
                                                                                                         Page.
                                                                                                         New HPDP Forms Page provides links to forms, sample letters, document outlines, etc.,
  04   -   30       8/3/04         HPDP Forms Page                          HPDP Forms
                                                                                                         indexed by topic.

                                                                                                         Major update. Added permit forms adapted for Mn/DOT use, new guidance memos from OES
  04   -   29       7/23/04      Wetlands subject page                        Wetlands                   regarding wetlands process, overview of wetland regulations, and other significant new
                                                                                                         information.




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                                        Subject                              Links                                                  Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date



  04   -   28       7/8/04          Geometric Layout             Geometric Layout (Appendix 1)       Add Vehicle Turn Path to Layout Checklist


  04   -   27       7/7/04       Wetlands subject page                      Wetlands                 Add "WCA Forms adapted for Mn/DOT use" to appendix.

  04   -   26       6/23/04     Geometric Design Tables            Geometric Design Tables           Create English Units only files, while still keeping intact the original combined Metric/Eng files.



                                                                                                     Changed Short Form PM for T&E State: Added a third check-off item that states: "The DNR
                              Threatened and Endangered                                              has identified state listed species that may be impacted by the project. Mn/DOT is coordinating
  04   -   25       6/15/04                                          Project Memorandum
                                    Species - State                                                  with the DNR to identify avoidance measures, minimize impacts, and/or mitigate. Mn/DOT will
                                                                                                     secure any necessary permits. The impacts and coordination measures include:"



  04   -   24       6/9/04       Wetlands subject page                     Wetlands                  Update regulations and links
  04   -   23       6/9/04         NRCS Agency page             Natural Resources Conservation       Complete Update
                                                                            Service

  04   -   22       6/4/04    Farmland Impacts subject page            Farmland Impacts              Complete Update


  04   -   21       6/4/04     Geometrics Layout Checklist      Geometric Layouts (appendix 1a)      Update

                               Geometrics Content Layout
  04   -   20       6/4/04                                      Geometric Layouts (appendix 1a)      Update
                                       Review Form
                                Migratory Birds (Fish and
  04   -   19       6/3/04                                          USFWS [Agency page]              Provide information on protection of migratory birds
                                          Wildlife)
                                Migratory Birds (Fish and
  04   -   18       6/3/04                                       Fish and Wildlife [subject page]    Provide information on protection of migratory birds
                                          Wildlife)
                                 NPDES General Permit          Project Memorandum (Proj. Memo
  04   -   17       6/1/04                                                                           Update reference for NPDES general permit for discharge of stormwater from construction sites
                                      (Project Memo)                       Short Form)
                               Section 404 Permit (Project     Project Memorandum (Proj. Memo        Update Section 404 permit information in PM Short Form, and provide link to USACE HPDP
  04   -   16       6/2/04
                                    Memo Short Form)                       Short Form)               page
  04   -   15       6/1/04      Section 404 Permit (COE)            Army Corps of Engineers          Update Section 404 permit information
                                                               Project Memorandum (Proj. memo.
  04   -   14       5/26/04    PM Outline - migratory birds                                          Add line for migratory birds to PM Outline
                                                                       Outline) [Long form]
                                                               Project Memorandum (Proj. memo.       Clarify processing guidance for Programmatic Categorical exclusions (those approve in the
  04   -   13       5/26/04     Project Memo processing
                                                                            Guidance)                District).
                               Geometrics Content Layout
  04   -   12       5/24/04                                     Geometric Layouts (appendix 1a)      Update by Geometrics Unit
                                    Review Form
                                                               Two sites: (1) Draft Environmental
                              MEQB distibution List & EQB          Impact Statement and Final        Update MEQB distribution lists and mailing label files; also provide link to new list of EQB
  04   -   11       5/17/04
                               Monitor publication dates.     Environmental Impact Statement; (2)    Monitor publication dates.
                                                                    Environmental Assessment
                                                                                                     Subject page updated with link to new Tech. Memo. No. 04-02-ENV-01 (NPDES Stormwater
  04   -   10       4/29/04          Erosion Control                     Erosion Control
                                                                                                     Permit)
                                   DNR Page & DNR              Minnesota Department of Natural
  04   -    9       5/13/04                                                                          General update and new General Permit information.
                                   Questionnaire page                    Resources
                                                                                                     New HPDP site to provide links needed for informaqtion onn Cooperative Construction (Cost
  04   -    8       4/2/04      Cooperative Construction      Cost Participation Policy & Guidance
                                                                                                     Paricipation).

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                                         Subject                               Links                                                  Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date


                                 Design Standards update
  04   -    7        3/4/04                                           Geometric Design Tables            Updated Design Speed tables that are linked to from the Highway Table (English & Metric).
                                  "Design Speed tables"
                                 Design Standards update                                                 Updated tables that are linked to from the Highway Table: Updated English & Metric "Stopping
  04   -    6        3/3/04                                           Geometric Design Tables
                                    "Alignment Tablel"                                                   Sight distance" and "Vertical Alignment K-values" (for both Crest and Sag).
                                Municipalities and Municipal
  04   -    5        2/19/04                                                Municipalities               Update "Municipalities" site to link to HPDP "Municipal Consent" site for MC issues.
                                          Consent
                                                                                                         Update FONSI and Negative Declaration "Processing / Circulation" guidance in accord with
                                 Finding of No Significant
  04   -    4        2/17/04                                          FONSI & Neg. Declaration           Distributed Services model. (i.e., less CO involvement, more District responsibility /
                               Impact & Negative Declaration
                                                                                                         accountability).
                                                                Draft Environmental Impact Statement
                                                                                                         Update EIS "Processing / Circulation" guidance in accord with Distributed Services model. (i.e.,
  04   -    3     2/11/04             EIS Processing               and Final Environmental Impact
                                                                                                         less CO involvement, more District responsibility / accountability).
                                                                              Statement
                                                                                                         Update the "Processing / Circulation" guidance for Scoping Documents (SD and SDD) in
                                   Scoping Documents:           Two sites: (1) Scoping Document, and
  04   -    2     1/28/04                                                                                accord with Distributed Services model. (i.e., less CO involvement, more District responsibility /
                                       Processing                 (2) Scoping Decision Document
                                                                                                         accountability).
                                                                                                         Update EA / EAW "Processing / Circulation" guidance in accord with Distributed Services
  04   -    1     1/28/04          EA-EAW Processing                  Environmental Assesment
                                                                                                         model. (i.e., less CO involvement, more District responsibility / accountability).
                                  Blowing & Drifting Snow                                                New HPDP site. Provides guidance on when snow control is needed, documentation, and
  03   -   19       12/30/03                                    Snow: Blowing & Drifting Snow Control
                                          Control                                                        design.
                                                                                                         Added link to new guidance (August 2003) from FHWA: "FHWA Minnesota Division Guidance
  03   -   18       12/12/03   Interstate Access Modification   Request for interstate Access Approval
                                                                                                         for the Preparation of a FHWA INTERSTATE ACCESS REQUEST."
                                   FederalThreatened /           Federal Threatened & Endangered
  03   -   17       12/12/03                                                                             Complete Update
                                   Endangered Species                         Species
  03   -   16       10/26/03      Municipal Consent page                 Municipal Consent               New HPDP site.
                                                                                                         New HPDP site. Introduces the Design Memo; modifies the Project Memo format by adding
                                     Design Standards                                                    Design Appendix (which is essentially the same as a Design memo). Provides processing
  03   -   15       11/18/03                                      Design Standards Documentation
                                      Documentation                                                      guidance for Design Memo (and Design Appendix to Project Memo) and for design exceptions.
                                                                                                         This change also includes eliminating the Study Report as a mandatory document.
                                                                                                         Move this HPDP site to HPDP Table of Contents for easier access (site is for internal / FHWA
                                                                  Who Reviews Preliminary Project
  03   -   14       11/18/03        Review Distribution                                                  reviews of preliminary project documents), and change name from "Distribution for Review of
                                                                           Documents
                                                                                                         Preliminary Documents" to "Who Reviews Preliminary Project Documents."
                                                                    Project Memorandum (Project          Update the "Processing / Circulation" guidance for Project Memos in accord with Distributed
  03   -   13       11/18/03     Project Memo Circulation
                                                                       Memorandum Guidlines)             Services model. (i.e., less CO involvement, more District responsibility / accountability).
                               Categorical Exclusion Request                                             Eliminated old form (MAP/MTP). Addedd new form for use in obtaining approval of non-
  03   -   12       11/18/03                                 Project Memorandum (and other pages)
                                            Form                                                         programmatic categorical exclusions (i.e., CEs that require CO/FHWA approval)
                                                                                                         The Web site titled "Distribution for Review of Preliminary Documents" modified as follows:
                                                                  Review Distribution of Preliminary
  03   -   11        10/7/03        Review Distribution                                                  Complete update of this site to relect the changes of the Distributed Services model. (i.e., less
                                                                        Project Documents
                                                                                                         CO involvement, more District responsibility / accountability).
  03   -   10        9/26/03              Aviation                      Airports and Aviation            New HPDP site on highway projects impact on airports




  03   -    9        9/26/03           Critical Areas                       Critical Areas               Complete update.




  03   -    8        9/12/03      General NPDES Permit                     Erosion Control               Updated.
  03   -    7        7/15/03   Interstate Access Request List Request for interstate Access Approval     Updated the spreadsheet that indicates potential upcoming Interstate Access requests.


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                                                                           HPDP Changes                                                                                                          Log updated
                                                                                                                                                                                                on 2/25/2011
                                                                    (Log of Significant Changes)



Change    No.     Completed
                                       Subject                            Links                                             Purpose/Description of Change
  (Year - Item)     Date


  03   -    6       7/15/03          Geom Layout              Geometric Layouts, Appendix 2      Add "Culvert Replacement" to Level 3 Layout in table
  03   -    5       7/15/03   Consultant Agreements Page           Consultant Agreements         General update consisting of minor updates (name, phone #, minor wording change)
                                                              Project Report Decision Tree for   Add step in Small Decision Tree so SHPO clearance form is used for federally funded projects
  03   -    4       7/15/03        SHPO clearance
                                                                      Smaller Projects           that do NOT need a project memo.
                                Change State Design                                              Implement change in "Delegation of Authority" (new State Design Engineer's name for approval
  03   -    3       7/15/03                                      Geometric Design Tables
                                  Engineer's name                                                siganture).
                              DNR Questionnaire remove         USE OF THE Mn/DOT - DNR
  03   -    2       7/15/03                                                                      Remove PCA from DNR Questionnaire distribution list (at PCA's request).
                                     "cc PCA"                      QUESTIONNAIRE
                                                                                                 Update so that approval signatures are in accord with the 2002 "Change Management"
  03   -    1       7/1/03    Signature / Approvals Page   Who Approves Project Documents        changes. Change name from "Who Approves Preliminary Design Documents" to "Who
                                                                                                 Approves Project Documents."




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