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ACTT Workshop: Wyoming
September 21-22, 2004, DuBois, Wyoming

Appendix C (continued): Skill Set Reporting Forms

Environment

Environment Team
Paul Bercich-WYDOT, Cheyenne
Shelby Carlson-WYDOT, Basin
Mark Eisenhart-WYDOT, Cheyenne
Robert Hundley-Texas Department of Transportation
Ken Spear-WYDOT, Cheyenne
Pat Collins-WYDOT, Cheyenne
Prabhat Diksit-FHWA, Lakewood, Colo.
Jim Hatter-FHWA, Atlanta
Joe Mikesell-WYDOT, Cheyenne
Notes - Environment Skill Set
Idea (short name) Idea (detailed description) Implementation Details (barriers, skill set coordination, etc.)
Goals:
  1. Meet FEIS mitigation.
  2. Identify strategies/advisory, advisory, and subcommittee (how to make committee work).
  3. Cost-effective design/construction options to wildlife/vehicle movements.
  4. Communication throughout all levels: newsletters.
 
Meet FEIS/ROD

environmental commitments, mitigation, and project specific stipulations
  1. Ensure additional NEPA is performed.
  2. RE is accountable for all commitments.
  3. Ensure commitments are communicated throughout all programs levels.
  4. Wildlife report is incorporated into design.
  1. RE responsible for all commitments. Communicate w/advisory committee and coordinate public relations and public relations consultant.
  2. EC is responsible for wildlife data incorporated into design.
  3. Ensure additional NEPA is performed.
Identify strategies to work effectively with inter-disciplinary groups
  1. Are all stakeholders represented on advisory committee (AC)?
  2. Have flexible, dynamic group that moves with various issues and changes of composition.
  3. Forest Service should have been participating in early stages. COE engineers need to be involved.
  4. Is AC able to change with new goal of accelerated construction?
  1. EC ensures information exchange and decisions made between groups. Roles and functions of each member.
  2. EC will ensure that the AC obtains all information necessary to make recommendation.
  3. EC will request stakeholder status check from all AC members. Reassess at each meeting. Consider AC carrots.
  4. EC/RE visit with AC members
  5. Encourage more COE engineers involvement of outreach to other agencies.
Identify cost-effective design and construction options to separate wildlife and vehicle movements
  1. What defines separation of wildlife/vehicles?
  2. Bridging/box culverts.
  3. How do you determine cost effectiveness?
  4. Balance with effectiveness.
  5. Aesthetically pleasing.
  6. Prioritize resources social/natural.
  1. Inherent process.
Communication
  1. Responsive to public.
  2. Proactive/early and continuous involvement.
  3. Implementation plan for communication.
  4. Who is responsible for "c."
  5. How do we get public more involved?
  6. Explanation of how our goals help ACTT.
  7. Are there carrots to be offered?
  8. Publicize commitments/summary on Web site (talk to marketing group).
  9. Mail communication to constituents.
  1. 1-800 number for project with information, comments/responses to comments, update.
    • ASAP up and running and publish number.
    • Project information for public involvement tool.
  2. Mail newsletter to property owners and provide to certain businesses in communities.
  3. Heavily involve marketing consultants immediately.
  4. Project Web site.
    • EIS. Commitments.
    • Newsletter.
    • AC minutes.
    • Monitor for effectiveness.
    • Web camera.
  5. Community appreciation.
  6. AC assess community incentives through an outreach effort (i.e., newsletter).
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