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Environment, Air Quality, and Realty

Environment, Air Quality, and Realty Team

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

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

Who We Are …

The FHWA Resource Center Environment, Air Quality, and Realty Team is a team of subject matter experts with advanced knowledge and experience representing diverse natural, social science and engineering disciplines. The Environment, Air Quality, and Realty Team is committed to enhancing FHWA's environmental, air quality, and realty programs by providing an expert level of technical assistance and quality workshops, training and seminars to our customers and partners.

The 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 Technical Director or one of the Team Leaders.

Technical Director

Lisa Hanf
Environment, Air Quality, and Realty Technical Director


Team MemberSpecialty Area(s)
Rodney Vaughn – Team Leader
Environmental Program Specialist
Complete Streets
Context Sensitive Solutions
Document Quality
NEPA Project Management
Rob Ayers
Environmental Program Specialist
Linking Planning and NEPA (PEL)
Indirect and Cumulative Effects
NEPA Project Development
Facilitation/Dispute Resolution
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
Section 4(f)
David Grachen
Environmental Program Specialist
Section 4(f)
NEPA Assignment
Federal requirements for Local Public Agencies (LPAs)
Environmental Commitments
NEPA Project Development
Tribal Consultation
Section 106
Keith Moore
Environmental Program Specialist
Community Impact Assessment
Context Sensitive Solutions
Environmental Justice
NEPA and Transportation Decision Making
Public Involvement
NHI Liaison
Stephanie Stoermer
Environmental Program Specialist/Archeologist
Highway Traffic Noise
Historic Preservation Laws /Section 106
Tribal Consultation and Coordination
NEPA Project Development
Document Quality
Environmental Justice
Community Impact Assessment
Human and Natural Ecosystems Team
Brian Yanchik – Team Leader
Ecology and Transportation
Endangered Species Act - Section 7
Interagency Coordination and Cooperation
Programmatic Consultation
Water, aquatic resources, streams, floodplains
Wetland Functional Assessment

Marella Buncick


Infrastructure Effects Analysis on Natural Resources
ESA Section 7 Consultations
E&S Controls for Sensitive Waters
Kevin Moody
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
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
Air Quality Team
Michael Claggett – Team Leader
Air Quality Modeling Specialist

Ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring 
Mobile source emission models (MOVES and Emfac)
Project-level analysis (CO, PM, MSATs)
Refined and screening-level highway dispersion modeling (AERMOD/CAL3QHCR and CAL3QHC/CALINE3/CALINE4)

Kevin Black
Air Quality Specialist
Criteria pollutants, MSATs, and GHGs
MOVES Modeling
Multi-pollutant Air Quality Management Plans
Project Level Analysis
Roadside Air Quality Monitoring
Leigh Oesterling
Air Quality Specialist
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
Transportation Conformity
Metropolitan Transportation Planning & Air Quality NEPA & Air Quality
Transportation Energy and Resiliency

George Noel
Air Quality Modeling Specialist


Michael Roberts
Senior Air Quality Specialist
Highway Traffic Noise
Health in Transportation
Transportation Conformity
Realty Team
Marshall Wainright – Team Leader
Realty Specialist
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)

Chad A. Crawford
Realty Specialist


Uniform Relocation Act
Appraisal, Appraisal Review, and Appraisal Valuation
Michele Palicka
Realty Specialist
ROW and NEPA Linkage
Uniform Relocation Act
Federal Requirements for Local Public Agencies (LPAs)
Right of Way (ROW) Streamlining
ROW Property Management
Division Office Resources
Cindy Callahan
Environmental Specialist/Biologist
Endangered Species Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Deborah Suciu-Smith
Environment Program Specialist / Archeologist
Fiscal Constraint
NEPA and Project Development Process
NHPA/Section 106 Consultation/Tribal Consultation
Public Involvement/EJ
Section 4(f)


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