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Advanced Seminar on Transportation Project Development: Navigating the NEPA Maze

PROGRAM AREA: Environment
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
3 Days
1.8 Units
$800 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Accomplished

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


Building upon demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the NEPA project development process, this advanced training provides practical tools and approaches to successfully resolve complex environmental issues and challenges. Designed in seminar format, this training is highly interactive and guides participants through the NEPA decisionmaking process, pointing out potential pitfalls and providing the skills and knowledge to apply critical thinking to reach defensible decisions.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Manage and deliver projects and programs more effectively
  • Apply tools and techniques to their jobs
  • Apply principles of environmental stewardship and streamlining to complex projects
  • Employ integrated coordination of related laws and regulations, as well as coordination among all stakeholders
  • Identify strategies to manage controversial projects
  • Formulate solutions to complex environmental challenges
  • Apply lessons learned from relevant case law
  • Build a defensible administrative record
  • Identify solutions to emerging issues


Experienced environmental practitioners and project development managers (i.e. planning, design, legal, and technical specialists) involved in the NEPA and transportation decisionmaking process. We encourage a mix of experienced staff from FHWA, State DOTs, resource and permitting agencies, and local governments, as well as consultants.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


Start Date: 6/21/2016
End Date: 6/23/2016
Local Coordinator: Jennifer Chariarse (360) 619-7621
5 Public Seats
$800 Per Participant
0 FHWA Seats
Start Date: 8/16/2016
End Date: 8/18/2016
Location: COLUMBIA, SC
Local Coordinator: Conshelda Nelson (803) 737-4066
0 Public Seats
$800 Per Participant
0 FHWA Seats

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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