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SAFETEA-LU Environmental Review Process (Public Law 109-59)

Acronym List

CE categorical exclusion
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CSS context sensitive solutions
DEIS draft environmental impact statement
DOT Department of Transportation
EA environmental assessment
EIS environmental impact statement
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
FEIS final environmental impact statement
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FONSI finding of no significant impact
FR Federal Register
FTA Federal Transit Administration
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organizations as defined in 23 CFR part 450
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
NOI Notice of Intent
PDA Project Development Agreement
PMP Project Management Plan
ROD Record of Decision
SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SEIS Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
SOL Statute of Limitations
STIP Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TPE FTA Office of Planning and Environment
USC, U.S.C. United States Code
USDOT As defined in Question 2
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