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									                     APPENDIX B

        Resume of Principal Investigator

                                                   Appendix B
Principal Planner, Certified Project Manager
Senior Professional Associate in Cultural Resources

Years of Experience
22 (10 with PB; 12 with others)

M.A., Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University, 1987
B.A. (with honors), Art History/Historic Preservation Emphasis, Michigan State University, 1981, Cognate
in Urban Planning.

Professional Affiliations
American Institute of Certified Planners (#069875), American Planning Association, Tennessee
Preservation Trust, Women’s Transportation Seminar/Middle TN Chapter (Charter Member), National Trust
for Historic Preservation, Tennessee Preservation Trust

Key Qualifications
During her career, Margaret Slater has provided planning and historic preservation services as an
independent consultant and for various public agencies, such as Tennessee DOT and Metro Nashville’s
Planning Commission. Over the last ten years at PB, she has managed transportation-related NEPA
documents in Tennessee and Mississippi and has contributed to NEPA documents in numerous other
eastern states, as well as Oklahoma and Texas. She has developed NEPA documents under the
guidance of the Federal Highway (FHWA) and Federal Transit (FTA) Administrations and the Department
of Agriculture—U.S. Forest Service. Ms. Slater’s specialty is documentation required by the historic
preservation laws. During numerous assignments, primarily in the eastern U.S., she has conducted
Section 4(f) analyses; and has prepared National Register nominations, historic resource surveys, historic
context studies, cultural resource management plans, HABS/HAER documentation for buildings and
bridges, cultural resource surveys and effects assessments, Memoranda of Agreement, and
minimization/mitigations plans. She has implemented the public involvement requirements of Section 106
on a number of projects. In addition, Margaret has contributed articles on historic preservation and
environmental planning to various publications. Below is a sampling of Margaret’s PB projects.

Selected Special Cultural Resource Studies
• Historic Bridge Context Study for National Cooperative Highway Research Program: as the Principal
  Investigator, preparing study for most common historic bridge types. Draft Submitted June 2005.
• Small Structures Context Report for Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway
  Administration (SHA): prepared a study to facilitate compliance with Section 106 in projects involving
  replacement/renovation of roadway structures less than 20 feet in length. The study is posted on
  SHA’s website.
• Guidelines for Reevaluating National Register Listed Resources Encountered on Roadway Projects for
  TN DOT and the TN State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO): Under a research grant, Margaret
  prepared guidelines for TDOT, the SHPO and Consultants to follow in reevaluating National Register
  listed resources encountered in Section 106 surveys.

Selected Cultural Resource Studies--Highways
• Penn-Camden Connection, Baltimore, MD: prepared a draft Section 4(f) analysis, and cultural
  resource survey and assessment of effects pursuant to Section 106. The project involved impacts to
  an NHL, a highly significant 1820s bridge.
• Baltimore Street Bridge Replacement Project, Baltimore, MD for MTA: conducted extensive research
  and prepared an assessment of eligibility for a historic property (a 19th-century cemetery) adjacent to
  a historic bridge that was proposed for replacement.

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• Ben Sawyer Bridge Project, Mount Pleasant, SC for SCDOT: conducted historic assessment of swing
  span bridge proposed for replacement or renovation.
• US 176 Bridge, Columbia, SC for SCDOT: conducted historic assessment of concrete arch bridge
  proposed for replacement.
• Metrorail Blue Line Extension, Prince George's County, MD for MTA: prepared a historic resource
  study and Section 106 Assessment of Effects.
• Mount Clare Maintenance Facility, Baltimore, MD for MTA: prepared a cultural resource survey, an
  assessment of effects pursuant to Section 106, and a draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. The project
  involved potential impacts to an NHL.
• Proposed South Capitol Street Improvements, Washington, DC for DC Department of Transportation.
  Leading historic resource identification (e.g., buildings, bridge)and effects identification and
  parks/section 4(f) tasks.
• Kennedy Center Access Improvements, Washington, DC for Federal Highway Administration, Eastern
  Federal Lands Division. Developing a Section 106 programmatic agreement to address the process
  for carrying out Section 106 for this proposed project.
• I-73, Franklin County, Virginia for VDOT: Prepared an analysis of whether a Traditional Cultural
  Property and Rural Historic Landscape existed in the project area. This report refuted the findings of
  an independent contractor and was concurred to by the SHPO.
• Manson Pike/I-24 Interchange, Murfreesboro, TN for TDOT: Oversaw a land use study, prepared a
  Section 106 effects assessment and carried out the Section 106 public involvement program for this
  controversial project near the Stones River National Battlefield. Prepared Section 4(f) analysis.
• I-69, Dyer and Obion Counties, TN for TDOT: prepared an architectural/historical assessment a
  Section 106 Assessment of Effects and a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Also, managed the
  development of mitigation, a landscape plan to minimize visual impacts.
• Replacement of the Cooper River Bridges, Charleston County, SC for SCDOT: prepared the Section
  106 Assessment of Effects for replacement of historic bridge, Section 4(f) evaluation, and an MOA.
• Veterans Drive Improvements, St. Thomas, USVI for USVI DOT: as task leader, Margaret supervised
  Phase 1 Cultural Resource Studies, prepared a Section 106 Assessment of Effects and a Section 4(f)
  assessment for the NEPA document, drafted an MOA, and coordinated the project with the SHPO
  pursuant to Section 106.
• Improvements to U.S. 341, Dodge and Telfair Counties, GA and Improvements to SR 17, Elbert, Wilkes
  and McDuffie Counties, GA for GDOT: prepared Section 106 Effects Assessments and MOA.
• Projects to improve SR 36, Washington and Sullivan Counties, TN; SR 55, Moore and Coffee Counties,
  TN; SR 52, Overton County, TN; SR 56, Jackson County, TN; SR 52, Overton and Clay Counties, TN;
  SR 262, Macon County, TN for TDOT: prepared architectural/historical effects assessments, and
  implemented Section 106 public involvement program.
• SR 15, Pontotoc, Union and Tippah Counties, MS, SR 25, Monroe and Itawamba Counties and SR
  463, Madison County, MS for MS DOT: prepared an architectural/historical survey and a Section 106
  Assessment of Effects.
• Tabler Station Road Improvements, WV for WVDOH: prepared an architectural/historical survey of
  resources and a Section 106 Assessment of Effects.
• Projects to improve Dallas Street, Houston, Texas; and FM 725, McQueeney north to Comal County
  Line, Guadalupe County for TxDOT: prepared architectural/historical survey.

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Selected Cultural Resource Studies--Transit
• Purple Line, Montgomery County, MD for MTA: Working with another PB cultural resource specialist,
  Margaret undertook the historic survey and effects assessment, writing the DEIS cultural resources
  text and Section 4(f) documentation.
• Desire Streetcar Line, New Orleans, LA for RTA: Margaret advised on Section 4(f) issues, assisted
  with the Section 106 effects assessment, SHPO coordination, Section 106 public involvement process,
  and the DEIS text for this project, which affects a National Historic Landmark (NHL) and numerous
  other historic resources.
• Savannah Transfer Center, Savannah, GA for CAT: Margaret is leading the Section 106 and Section
  4(f) evaluations for a project to be located in or adjacent to the Savannah NHL District and is also
  managing the NEPA document preparation and public involvement.
• Regional Rail Project, Triangle Transit Authority, Raleigh, NC for TTA: Technical Advisor for 4(f)
  analysis Task leader for completing Section 106 process, including public involvement, coordination
  with SHPO and development of an MOA. . The MOA she developed has been fully executed.
• Light Rail Study, Memphis, TN for MATA: supervised cultural resource subconsultant on historic survey
  task, prepared Section 106 Effects Assessment, Section 4(f) analysis.
• Nashville Landport Transit Terminals, Nashville, TN for MTA: task leader responsible for oversight of
  cultural resource studies for the proposed Arena Campus Landport Terminal. Margaret coordinated
  and reviewed archaeological studies and prepared the architectural/ historical survey. She also
  coordinated Section 106 design reviews with the SHPO for the CSX Landport Terminal that was
  located adjacent to an NHL.
• Houston Southeast Corridor Rail Study, Houston, TX for Houston METRO: task leader responsible for
  cultural resources. Coordinated survey and Section 106 process with subcontractor and client, wrote
  draft Section 4(f) evaluation.
• Charlotte Northeast Corridor Rail Study for Charlotte Area Transit: task leader responsible for cultural
  resources/Section 106 compliance. Coordinating with subcontractors and client.

Selected Environmental Studies
• Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), I-69 SIU 7, Dyer and Obion Counties, TN and Fulton County,
  KY for TDOT and KYDOH: as project manager, Margaret oversaw technical studies, led efforts to
  prepare the EIS, undertook selected technical studies, and participated in public, local government
  and agency involvement efforts. ROD issued in 2002.
• EIS, U.S. 64 Improvements, Polk County, TN for TDOT: as project manager for the draft EIS in this
  visually and ecologically sensitive area within the Cherokee National Forest, Margaret oversaw
  technical studies, managed and undertook document preparation, conducted scoping, undertook
  selected technical studies and closely coordinated with the US Forest Service, TVA, the Corps of
  Engineers, local tourist-related businesses and the public.
• Environmental Assessment (EA)/FONSI, U.S. 64 Spot Improvements in Ocoee River Gorge, Polk
  County, TN for USFS as Lead Agency and TDOT: Project Manager for NEPA document, which was
  prepared pursuant to USFS requirements. The project involved spot improvements in a visually and
  ecologically sensitive recreation area. She oversaw subconsultant studies, agency coordination, and
  Endangered Species Act coordination.
• Environmental Assessment, Savannah Transfer Center, Savannah, GA for CAT: Project Manager for
  Environmental Assessment and NEPA-related technical studies, is assisting with extensive public
  involvement activities and site alternatives analysis.

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• NEPA Manual for TDOT (draft): Developed outline and wrote numerous chapters of manual, which is
  intended to take Planners or Consultants step-by-step through the NEPA process. The draft is
  currently under review.
• Environmental Assessment/FONSI, SR 52 Improvements, Clay and Overton Counties, TN for TDOT: as
  project manager, Margaret oversaw technical studies, led document preparation efforts, and
  undertook selected technical studies. Margaret was a member of TDOT’s planning team on this pilot
  project for TDOT’s new Final Scoping Report (FSR) process. FONSI signed in 2002.
• EA and Categorical Exclusion, Nashville Arena Campus Landport, TN for MTA: task manager
  responsible for preparing a NEPA EA for the multi-modal facility and a categorical exclusion for a bus
  lane designed for facility access.
• Environmental Assessment, SR 52 Improvements, Overton County, TN for TDOT: as project manager,
  she is overseeing and preparing the NEPA document and is also overseeing preparation of the
  technical studies.
• Environmental Assessments SR 25 Improvements, Monroe and Itawamba Counties, and SR 27 ,
  Vicksburg, MS for MDOT: as project manager, she managed and prepared the EA and oversaw the
  preparation of technical studies and the NEPA document, and the work of subconsulants. FONSI
  signed in 2003.
• EIS for the Replacement of the Cooper River Bridges, Charleston County, SC for SCDOT: assisted in
  the compilation and preparation of the DEIS and FEIS, and prepared the section on effects to cultural
  resources and the Section 4(f) chapter.
• Environmental Assessment, SR 17 Improvements, Elbert, Wilkes, and McDuffie Counties, GA for
  GDOT: assisted in the preparation of two Environmental Assessments/FONSIs.
• Environmental Assessment, U.S. 341 Improvements, Dodge and Telfair Counties, GA for GDOT:
  assisted in the preparation of the environmental effects report under Georgia’s Environmental Policy
  Act (GEPA).
Transportation/Transit Planning
• Southeast Corridor Alternatives Analysis, for Nashville Area MPO: as a planner, Margaret is leading
  the environmental screening and overseeing the public involvement work of a subcontractor. She also
  conducted public and agency scoping for an EIS.
• Nashville Downtown Transportation Plan, Tennessee: as a planner, Margaret developed and
  implemented a public involvement plan, prepared base studies, and compiled technical reports in
  conjunction with this plan, prepared for the Metro Public Works Department.
• Airport-Seaport Connector, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: as task manager and planner, Margaret
  undertook interviews of cruise line operators concerning how passengers and baggage are
  transported between airport and seaport. She also prepared a memorandum of her findings.
• Currituck County Transit Needs Analysis, South Carolina: as a planner, she assisted with an analysis
  of transit needs for this community on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The study included
  interviews with local transit operators and operators in other oceanfront resort areas.
• SR 836 East-West Multimodal Corridor Major Investment Study (MIS), Miami, Florida: as a planner, she
  helped prepare a technical memorandum on transit station area planning.
• Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Travel Behavior Survey, Tennessee: assisted
  prime consultant with local issues/coordination for a travel behavior survey. She worked with other
  subconsultants, state agencies, local news media, and temp workers.

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Previous Experience
Prior to joining PB, Margaret was involved in the fields of urban and community planning and historic
preservation. Her experience includes employment with the following agencies:
•   Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Historical Commission, Nashville, TN
•   Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, Nashville, TN
•   Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Planning Commission, Nashville, TN
•   Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, TN
•   Michigan Division of Archives and History (SHPO), Lansing, MI (Intern)
•   Vermont Division of Historic Preservation (SHPO), Montpelier, VT (Intern)
•   Consultant, Self-Employed, Historic Resource Studies

Recent Publications
• “Kerrigan’s Botanical Gates,” in Tennessee Conservationist, July/August 2002.
• “Happy 100th Birthday and Goodbye, Nashville’s Union Station Train Shed,” published in A Level Line,
  the newsletter of the Nashville area chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, March 2001.
• “Historic Culverts? Small Structures on Maryland’s Roadways,” in Preservation Notes, the newsletter of
  TRB Committee on Archaeology and Historic Preservation, December 1997.
• “Nashville’s Fort Negley—The Country’s Largest Civil War Fortress,” published in A Level Line, March
• “Noise Pollution,” in Tennessee Conservationist, May/June 2003.
• “Nashville’s Kerrigan Iron Works, from Beauty to Utility,” in A Level Line, March 2003.
• “Locks 1 and 3 Parks in Davidson County—Remnants of the Corp’s Canalization Project on the
  Cumberland River,” in A Level Line, March 2004

In addition to the PB Project Manager Training courses, Margaret has the following training:
National Highway Institute’s NEPA and Transportation Decision Making Course, Nashville, February 2004;
KYDOH Staff and Consultant National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Workshop, Bowling Green,
Kentucky, 2000; FHWA Southern Resource Center Environmental Workshop, Louisville, Kentucky, 2000;
Training on Revised 36 CFR Part 800 Regulations, Tennessee SHPO and Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation, 2000; Transportation Research Board A1F05 Committee on Archaeology and Historic
Preservation Summer Workshops, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1998, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999, Key West,
2001, and Providence, RI, 2004; Advanced Seminar on Preparing Agreement Documents under Section
106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Nashville, TN through University of Nevada, Reno, 1997;
Training Program for Major Investment Studies, FTA and FHWA, Atlanta, 1996; Introduction to Federal
Projects and Historic Preservation Law, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1987; TDOT NEPA
Staff Training, FHWA, Nashville, Tennessee, 1987.

• Commissioner, Metro Nashville-Davidson County Historical Commission, 1994-Present
• Former Commissioner, Metro Nashville-Davidson County Traffic and Parking Commission
• Former Board Member, TN State Review Board for National Register Nominations 1991- 1999

Conference Presentations
“I-69, Section of Independent Utility 7” at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern
Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO). October 1, 2002 in
session entitled “Eight States and 1,600 Miles, Planning for a New Cross Country Interstate.”

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