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Applying Section 4(f): Putting Policy into Practice

PROGRAM AREA: Environment
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
2 Days
1.4 Units
$650 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


NHI 142073 Applying Section 4(f): Putting Policy into Practice is a 2-day interactive course that explains the history, purpose, and application of Section 4(f) within the context of the transportation project development process. Lessons include identifying Section 4(f) properties; explanations on types of use; an overview of Section 4(f) approval options; requirements for De Minimis determinations, individual 4(f) evaluations, and nationwide programmatic evaluations; selecting the appropriate approval option; and the relationship of Section 4(f) with NEPA and other environment laws and regulations.


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

  • Explain the history and purpose of Section 4(f)
  • Identify the agencies subject to Section 4(f) compliance
  • Describe the applicability criteria for Section 4(f) properties
  • Describe the relationship among Section 4(f), NEPA project development, and other environmental requirements
  • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of participants in the Section 4(f) process
  • Apply the Section 4(f) decision-making process within transportation project development
  • Describe what is necessary to document Section 4(f) compliance


State Departments of Transportation FHWA Headquarters and Field staff, including Federal Lands Consultants Officials with jurisdiction of affected Section 4(f) resources, e.g. State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, park owners, etc. Other Federal agencies involved with environmental resources Local agencies, including project sponsors and transit agencies Public/Special interest groups or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Transportation Planning Partners Tribes

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


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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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