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Information Required to Initiate NEPA for Linear Projects


For FTA to determine the extent of environmental analysis required for a proposed project, we must have a clear idea of what it may do to the environment. This includes the natural environment (soil, water, air, flora/fauna) and the human environment (socioeconomics, land use, traffic, etc.). Additionally, FTA must determine whether any federal funding is sought (now or in the future) for the proposal and if FTA is required to make a decision or approval (e.g., approval for incidental use of property).

Published Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
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