|FHWA Policy Memorandums - Office of Environment and Planning|
This order was canceled on July 27, 2004
|INFORMATION: Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Wetland Delineation||May 5, 1994|
|Director, Office of Environment and Planning||HEP-42|
Regional Federal Highway Administrators|
Federal Lands Highway Program Administrator
Attached are (1) a copy of the recently signed MOA signed by the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), Corps of Engineers (COE), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning delineation of wetlands in agricultural areas and on farm property; and (2) answers to questions about anticipated problems which might arise during the initial implementation of the MOA procedures. These questions and answers were developed jointly by the EPA, SCS, and COE. They should be passed on to divisions for transmittal to State highway agency sections responsible for wetland delineation and Section 404 permitting.
Further guidance on the implementation of the MOA will be available after the upcoming National MOA Information Meeting, scheduled for May 16-20, at the Radisson Hotel, St. Paul, Minnesota. This workshop is a Federal interagency working meeting on the implementation of the delineation MOA nationwide with SCS as the lead agency.
Problems with implementing the MOA procedures relative to highway projects should be referred to Paul Garrett at (202) 366-2067, or Fred Bank at (202) 366-5004, of my staff.
Kevin E. Heanue