Guidance and Forms
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Federal Highway Administration – Kentucky
Division (FHWA) have designed and implemented Guidance and Accountability Forms (GAF) to
be used during the development of base studies prepared for projects being evaluated under
either an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The forms
are a result of a coordinated effort between the agencies to improve the quality and
consistency of the environmental reports. The purpose of the GAF is to clearly document
the expectations of the KYTC and FHWA with regard to the content of base study reports and
environmental assessment documents.
GAF have been developed for thirteen study areas: Air Quality, Cultural/Historic, Archaeology,
Aquatic and Terrestrial Studies, Biological Assessment, Noise, Socioeconomic, UST/Hazardous
Materials, Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Draft Environmental
Impact Statement (DEIS), Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD). 
The forms are designed for signature and submittal by the prime consultant for the project. The
GAF consist of a checklist of items that must be addressed in the subject report. The GAF also
require the identification of any commitments for future activities or investigation, any mitigation
that may be required and any other special issues that should be brought to the attention of the
Project Team as the project is advanced. Once a report is accepted by KYTC-DEA reviewers, the GAF
and report are sent to the District Environmental Coordinator and the District Project Manager for
their signatures.
Other Guidance
Other guidance, policies and procedures that are developed by the KYTC Division of Environmental
Analysis are also made available through this site.  As new procedures evolve, KYTC will disseminate
them through an email list that it maintains and will also post the information here.  If you would
like to be included on DEAs email list, please contact Ann Perkins at (502)564-7250.
For more information contact  
Tony Vinegar, Project Management Branch Manager

 Guidance and Accountability Forms

Aquatic and Terrestrial.docAquatic and Terrestrial
Aquatic and Terrestrial.pdfAquatic and Terrestrial
GAF Air Quality.xlsGAF Air Quality
GAF Archaeological Phase I.xlsGAF Archaeological Phase I
GAF Biological Assessment.xlsGAF Biological Assessment
GAF Environmental Assessment.xlsGAF Environmental Assessment
GAF Final EIS.xlsGAF Final EIS
GAF Historic Resources.xlsGAF Historic Resources
GAF Noise.xlsGAF Noise
GAF Record Of Decision.xlsGAF Record Of Decision
GAF Socioeconomic.xlsGAF Socioeconomic


EJ for CE Projects 06-11-2012.pdfEJ for CE Projects 06-11-2012
Final NEPA-AQ.pdfFinal NEPA-AQ
Guidance for Permits.pdfGuidance for Permits
Noise Guidance Reduction Design Goal 2013.pdfNoise Guidance Reduction Design Goal 2013
PM 2.5 hotspot checklist-ORIGINAL_Revised_Oct1907 (2).docPM 2.5 hotspot checklist-ORIGINAL_Revised_Oct1907 (2)
Sec 7 Consultation Guidance 1-23-06.pdfSec 7 Consultation Guidance 1-23-06
Section 106 Handbook 6-7-2011.pdfSection 106 Handbook 6-7-2011
Section 106 Programmatic Agreement 6-2-11.pdfSection 106 Programmatic Agreement 6-2-11
Summary of changes to the KYTC Noise Policy2011 dmw.pdfSummary of changes to the KYTC Noise Policy2011 dmw

 Other Forms

2008-2012 ACS Population Data.xlsx2008-2012 ACS Population Data
Construction Contractor Template SPCC.docConstruction Contractor Template SPCC
Final DEA Manhour Estimates.xlsFinal DEA Manhour Estimates
KYTC FWHA Programmatic CMOA 2012-B-0854.pdfKYTC FWHA Programmatic CMOA 2012-B-0854
No Effect Finding form -State Funded v3.0.docNo Effect Finding form -State Funded v3.0
No Effect Finding form v3.0.docNo Effect Finding form v3.0
Surplus Prop CE LVL 1 FORM.xlsSurplus Prop CE LVL 1 FORM
Surplus Property Notification Form.docSurplus Property Notification Form