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Environmental Program

Section 4(f) - Parks, Recreational Facilities, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Historic Sites

Section 4(f) of the 1966 Highway Act, now found in 49 USC 303, protects “public parks and recreation lands, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic sites” from encroachment by public transportation facilities.

Contact for Project-Specific 4(f) Questions and Issues

Our Area Engineers should be your first point of contact for project-specific questions. If they are unavailable, contact Ingrid Allen,, their Team Leader.

Contact for Program or Statewide 4(f) Issues

Contact Sharon P. Love, P.E., Environmental Program Manager or Elizabeth Healy, P.E. Right of Way Program Manager and Environmental Specialist

Regulations, FHWA Policy and Guidance, Nationwide Section 4(f) Programmatic Evaluations

Washington Division Section 4(f) Training

We have developed a half-day training session for Section 4(f). If you wish to schedule a session contact Sharon Love.

On-line Section 4(f) Training

Washington State Links

Page last modified on April 1, 2013.
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