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Integrating NEPA and Permitting Webinar

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Innovation Exchange
Conversations Launching Change

Discussions targeted to Local Agencies, Tribes and Federal Land Management Agencies programs

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Have you ever planted a vegetable garden? Before you can eat the vegetables you have to cultivate the soil, plant the seeds and water your garden to have edible mouthwatering food for your nourishment.

Just like a vegetable garden, there is an opportunity to nurture the NEPA and Permitting process though relationship building, early communication and streamlining processes. The fruit of your labor is to have projects that are ahead of schedule and have better environmental outcomes.

In this presentation, we'll consider:

  • Can the NEPA and Permitting process be scalable for projects with Categorical Exclusions?
  • What would an agency need to consider when beginning to establishing a process - is it formal or informal?
  • How can bundling projects help deliver projects faster?
  • How can relationship building help to streamline the process with agency partners?

If you find yourself wondering about these questions, then the strategies presented in this webinar will help you maximize the benefits of partnering with agencies early in the project development stage.

Presenters of the webinar will include Mike Ruth, of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) EDC Team, David Cremer (FHWA's Federal Lands Highway (FLH) Tribal Transportation Program), George Visio (Jicarilla Apache Nation), Katherine Cheswick (City of Seattle NEPA/SEPA Permits Coordinator), and Kevin Rose (FHWA FLH Environmental Team Leader).

Integrating NEPA and Permitting
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM [EST]

Register for the event:

To join the webinar, please use the following web room and call-in information:

Web room:

Call-in: 800-683-4564 , Access Code: 299855

The meeting room has a maximum capacity of 100 connections. Wherever possible, we encourage you to attend from a conference room where everyone can gather as a group.

We look forward to your participation!

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

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Registration Process for Non-DOT Participants

Webinar registration for non-DOT participants, including State DOTs, requires access to the FHWA External Portal (individuals who do not have an email address). Registration requires participants first request an account following the step-by-step instructions to receive a secure login.