The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires, to the fullest extent possible, that the policies, regulations, and laws of the Federal Government be interpreted and administered in accordance with Federal environmental protection goals. NEPA also requires Federal agencies to use an interdisciplinary approach in planning and decisionmaking for any action that adversely impacts the environment.
This Web-based training is a basic introduction to FHWA's NEPA transportation decisionmaking process that takes into account the potential impacts of transportation projects on the human and natural environment balanced with the public's need for safe and efficient transportation. The training covers NEPA requirements as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality, as well as FHWA's regulations and guidance for NEPA implementation and project decisionmaking. Topics include purpose and need, alternatives development and analysis, impact analysis, public involvement, interagency coordination, mitigation, and documentation. We strongly recommend completion of this self-paced training prior to enrolling in FHWA-NHI 142005.
Staff from FHWA, State Departments of Transportation (DOT), Federal and State environmental resource agencies, local government, MPOs who participate in the transportation decisionmaking process, and consultants acting on behalf of State and local governments.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.