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ENVIRONMENT & REALTY TEAM

We are pleased to offer our services and provide you with the latest in Environmental and Realty information and technology.

Here you will find important information about FHWA Environmental initiatives along with information on who to contact for training and assistance.

Who We Are …
The FHWA Resource Center Environment and Realty Technical Service Team (TST) is a team of subject matter experts with advanced knowledge and experience representing diverse natural, social science and engineering disciplines. The Environment and Realty TST is committed to enhancing FHWA’s environmental and realty programs by providing an expert-level of technical assistance and quality workshops, training and seminars to our customers and partners.

The TST Teams, Team Members and their corresponding specialties are listed below.. For additional information or assistance on any subject, including those not listed, please contact the TST Manager or one of the Team Leaders.


Team Manager

Lamar Smith
(biography)
Environment Technical Service Team Manager
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3210
Fax: (720) 963-3232
lamar.smith@dot.gov

Program Assistant

Nancy Jew
Program Assistant
201 Mission Street Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA 94105
Ph: (415) 744-2639
Fax: (415) 744-2620
nancy.jew@dot.gov

Team MembersSpecialty Area(s)

William Van Peeters
(biography)
Ecologist
201 Mission Street Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA 94105
Ph: (415) 744-0116
Fax: (415) 744-2660
william.vanpeeters@dot.gov


Marine Ecology
Plant Ecology
Habitat mitigation and restoration: Sea Grass, Deserts, western forests, coral reefs, Fresh Water Mussels, coastal ecosystems
Underwater Survey techniques, ROVs, SCUBA, submersibles, Nets, Cores, UW video




Team


David Grachen
(biography)
Team Leader / Lead Environmental Program Specialist
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3668
Fax: (404) 562-3700
david.grachen@dot.gov


Section 4(f)
Federal requirements for Local Public Agencies (LPAs)
Environmental Commitments
NEPA Project Development
Tribal Consultation
Section 106



Daniel W. Johnson
(biography)
Environmental Program Specialist
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-0702
Fax: (410) 962-3419
danw.johnson@dot.gov


NEPA Project Development
Environmental Documentation
Green Highways/Green Infrastructure
Interagency Coordination and Cooperation
Section 4(f)




Rob Ayers
(biography)
Environmental Program Specialist
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
Ph: (708) 283-3509
Fax: (708) 283-3501
rob.ayers@dot.gov


Linking Planning and NEPA (PEL)
Indirect and Cumulative Effects
NEPA Project Development
Facilitation/Dispute Resolution
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
Section 4(f)



Brian Yanchik
(biography)
Team Leader / Lead Ecologist
104 Spring Meadows Drive
Summerville, SC 29485
Ph: (443) 522-9446
Fax: (410) 962-3655
brian.yanchik@dot.gov


Ecology and Transportation
Endangered Species Act - Section 7
Interagency Coordination and Cooperation
Programmatic Consultation
Water, aquatic resources, streams, floodplains
Wetland Functional Assessment



Kevin Moody
(biography)
Ecologist
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3618
Fax: (404) 562-3700
kevin.moody@dot.gov


Climate Change and Sustainable Transportation
Eco-Logical Approach/Ecology
Health in Transportation
Natural Resources Management
Environmental Management Systems
Risk and Natural Hazards Management



Brian Smith
(biography)
Ecologist
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
Ph: (708) 283-3553
Fax: (708) 283-3501
bsmith@dot.gov


Indirect and Cumulative Impacts Workshop
Natural Resource Coordination
Section 10/404 - Clean Water Act
Stormwater Management/Quality/Soil Erosion/Sediment Control
Wetlands/Stream Restoration, Mitigation Banking
Ecosystem / Watershed Approach



Cindy Callahan
(biography)
Environmental Specialist/Biologist
711 South Capitol Way Suite 501
Olympia, WA 98501
Ph: (360) 753-9078
Fax: (360) 753-9889
Cindy.callahan@dot.gov


Endangered Species Act







Team


Jeffrey Berna
(biography)
Environmental Program Specialist
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3641
Fax:
jeffrey.berna@dot.gov


Environmental Factors in Construction and Maintenance
Section 4(f)
Cultural Resources/Federal Historic Preservation Laws, Section 106
Tribal Consultation
NEPA Project Development and Project Management




Keith Moore
(biography)
Environmental Program Specialist
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-0051
Fax: (410) 962-3419
keith.moore@dot.gov


Community Impact Assessment
Context Sensitive Solutions
Environmental Justice
NEPA and Transportation Decision Making
Public Involvement




Stephanie Stoermer
(biography)
Environmental Program Specialist/Archeologist
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3218
Fax: (720) 963-3232
Stephanie.Stoermer@dot.gov


Cultural Resources/Federal Historic Preservation Laws, Section 106
Tribal Consultation
NEPA Project Development
Document Quality
Environmental Justice
Highway Traffic Noise



Deborah Suciu-Smith
(biography)
Environment Program Specialist / Archeologist
228 Walnut Street Room 508
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Ph: (717) 221-3785
Fax: (717) 221-3494
deborah.suciu.smith@dot.gov


Fiscal Constraint
NEPA and Project Development Process
NHPA/Section 106 Consultation/Tribal Consultation
Public Involvement/EJ
Section 4(f)




David Williams
(biography)
Environmental Specialist & SHRP-2 Coordinator
10 South Howard Street Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph:
Fax:
david.williams@dot.gov


SHRP-2 Product Implementation: C06 Ecological and C-19 Expediting Project Delivery








Kimberly Majerus
(biography)
Environmental Specialist (Biology/Ecology)
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
Ph: (708) 283-4346
Fax: (708) 283-3501
kimberly.majerus@dot.gov


Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
Eco-Logical Implementation
Biology, Ecology, Soils, Wetlands, Water, Wildlife
Aquatic Resources, Streams, Floodplains
Terrestrial Resources and Natural Communities
Geographic Information Systems
Natural Resource Assessments and Mitigation

Realty and NEPA Team


Marshall Wainright
(biography)
Team Leader
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3692
Fax: (404) 562-3700
marshall.wainright@dot.gov


Uniform Relocation Act
Outdoor Advertising and Junkyard Control
Federal Aid Appraisal Requirement
Advance and Hardship Acquisition
Relocation Assistance
Federal Requirements for Local Public Agencies (LPAs)
MAP-21 Realty Implementation


Michele Palicka
(biography)
Realty Specialist
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 17T100
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 562-3918
Fax: (404) 562-3700
michele.palicka@dot.gov


ROW and NEPA Linkage
Uniform Act
Federal Requirements for Local Public Agencies (LPAs)
Right of Way (ROW) Streamlining
ROW Property Management
MAP-21 Realty Implementation



Chrisy Currier
(biography)
Realty Specialist (Part time)
300 East 8th Street
Austin, TX 78734
Ph: (512) 536-5931
Fax: (512) 536-5990
christina.currier@dot.gov


Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property
Acquisition Policies Act
Federal requirements for Local Public Agencies (LPAs)
Right of Way (ROW) Streamlining
MAP-21 Realty Implementation




Tim Haugh
(biography)
Environment Program Specialist (part time)
709 West 9th Room 851
Juneau, AK 99802
Ph: (907) 586-7430
Fax:
tim.haugh@dot.gov


NEPA and Project Development Process
NEPA-related Process and Program Reviews
Categorical Exclusions
Section 106
Section 4(f)




Mary Ann Rondinella
(biography)
Environmental Program Specialist
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3207
Fax: (720) 963-3232
maryann.rondinella@dot.gov


Highway Traffic Noise
Hazardous Waste
NEPA Project Development
Indirect and Cumulative Impacts
Invasive Species and Roadside Vegetation




Rodney Vaughn
(biography)
Team Leader / Environmental Program Specialist
12300 West Dakota Avenue Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3238
Fax: (720) 963-3232
rodney.vaughn@dot.gov


Complete Streets
Context Sensitive Solutions
Document Quality
Livability
NEPA Project Management



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