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Early consideration of the impacts your federally funded project may have on the human and natural environment is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  

Specifically, federally funded projects and projects requiring federal approvals must consider the environmental impacts of proposed actions. NEPA is the procedural umbrella under which the social, economic, natural environment, and historic preservation impacts are assessed according to applicable statute, regulation, and executive order. Project sponsors can analyze environmental impacts and incorporate public engagement early and often throughout the planning process to achieve time and cost savings in project delivery.  

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is responsible for developing procedures for Federal agency implementation of NEPA. Federal agencies are required to develop additional agency-specific procedures for implementing NEPA and carrying out the environmental review process. States and local jurisdictions may also have established environmental planning requirements. It is important to understand all the applicable environmental review requirements at play to achieve common goals and streamline the process.

Below is a collection of environmental review and permitting resources from across U.S. DOT.

U.S. DOT General Resources for Environment 

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

  • PHMSA Environment

U.S. DOT Training Resources for Environment

Find below a collection of training resources from across U.S. DOT relating to environmental considerations.

Other Resources for Environment

Explore the following resources related to environmental considerations from other organizations. If you have a resource to include on the Project Delivery Toolbox, please share it with us!

Share Your Environmental Considerations Resources 

Do you have a resource related to environmental considerations to share? We want to know. Please send here

Disclaimer: These resources provide an overview of the tools and information available to help successfully deliver BIL-funded projects. These resources are maintained on the U.S. DOT Project Delivery Center of Excellence website as a secondary source and do not supersede primary materials issued by each U.S. DOT Operating Administration. Note, U.S. DOT does not promote one resource over another. Accordingly, please work directly with the U.S. DOT Operating Administration managing your BIL funding for specific guidance. 

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