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Median Number of Months to Complete an Environmental Impact Statement

2D Line Chart titled "Median Number of Months to Complete an Environmental Impact Statement, Fiscal Year 2002-2013." The graph shows the trend in the actual median number of months required to complete all Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) from the Notice of Intent to the Record of Decision, from 70 in FY 2002 to 91 in FY 2013. A second line shows the trend for all projects initiated post passage of SAFETEA-LU from 35 in FY 2011 to 42 in FY 2013

Fiscal Year Actual
Months Months Post SAFETEA-LU
2002 70  
2003 66  
2004 54  
2005 60  
2006 59  
2007 72  
2008 61  
2009 71  
2010 75  
2011 79 35
2012 71 41
2013 91 42

Publication Number: FHWA-PL-08-027
October 2008 (Revised January 2014)