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Lamar Smith
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

Experience
Began working in field in 1989
Joined FHWA in 1987

Education
•    Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama

Expertise/Specialty
•    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementation
•    Project Development and Environmental Review Process
•    Environmental and NEPA Documentation improvement
•    Environmental Streamlining
•    Section 4(f) application and compliance
•    Indirect effects and cumulative impacts analysis
•    Public involvement and environmental justice
•    Context Sensitive Solutions/Context Sensitive Design (CSS/CSD)
•    Design-build contracting and Public Private Partnerships
•    Training development and education
•    Knowledge Exchange and communities of practice
•    Environmental competency building

Professional Associations
•    Previous Chair of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Transportation Working Group
•    Member National Association of Environmental Professionals
•    Transportation Research Board, Environmental Analysis in Transportation Committee (ADC-10), Friend
•    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on the Environment (SCOE), Friend

Professional Highlights
•    Chair, with the Council on Environmental Quality, of the Indirect and Cumulative Impact Workgroup commissioned by the Task Force established by Executive Order 13274.

•    Developer and Administrator of the Re:NEPA Online Community of Practice.

•    Previously acted as Training, Technical Assistance, and Information Technology, Team Leader, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, Federal Highway Administration (Washington, DC).

•    Contributor to FHWA efforts to implement environmental provisions of SAFETEA-LU

•    FHWA representative in AASHTO, ACEC, and FHWA joint effort to improve the quality of the NEPA documentation

•    Chair of AASHTO/ACEC/FHWA Quality Documentation Legal Sufficiency Task Team

•    Contributor to the 2005 AASHTO/ACEC Joint Publication, Improving the Quality of Environmental Documents

•    Principle author of FHWA’s Interim Guidance on the Consideration of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts in the NEPA Process, issued January 31, 2003

•    Co-Author of 2005 FHWA Section 4(f) Policy Paper, 2005 FHWA/FTA De Minimis Impact Guidance, and 2008 Section 4(f) Final Rule

•    Contributor to the 2007 Design-Build Final Rule

•    Managed development and delivery of FHWA NEPA training curriculum including Basic (including Internet-based NEPA 101) and Advanced NEPA courses

•    Managed FHWA NEPA and Project Development websites

•    Chair of FHWA Sponsored, Interdisciplinary Environmental Competency Program

•    Environmental and NEPA document preparation and review

•    Experience in engineering, design, and other disciplines related to transportation

•    Has experience in every organizational level of the FHWA, including Division Offices, FHWA Headquarters, Regional Offices and the FHWA Resource Center.

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