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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Notice.

FRA and FTA (together ``the Agencies'') are jointly issuing this notice to adopt the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) nationwide programmatic Section 4(f) evaluations for certain transportation projects having a net benefit to Section 4(f) properties (Nationwide Net Benefit Programmatic Evaluation) and for certain transportation projects that use historic bridges (Nationwide Historic Bridges Programmatic Evaluation). These nationwide Section 4(f) programmatic evaluations would provide the Agencies with an alternative to the individual Section 4(f) evaluation process for demonstrating compliance with Section 4(f) requirements, as applicable. For proposed projects that do not meet the criteria for Section 4(f) exceptions or the criteria contained in the Applicability sections of the programmatic evaluations, the Agencies will prepare an individual evaluation or make a de minimis impact determination.

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