Guidance and Forms
Guidance Manual
The Division of Environmental Analysis operates in conformance with its Guidance Manual approved September 4, 2014.  The Manual provides quidance on a wide variety of topics that are integral to the environmental processes managed by the Division.  All work conducted for the Division is to be in conformance with the Guidance Manual.
Guidance and Accountability 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  
Tim Forema​nSubject Matter Expert/Environmental Project Manager​


2008-2012 ACS Population Data.xlsx2008-2012 ACS Population Data
Approved EJ Guidance 9-2-2014.pdfApproved EJ Guidance 9-2-2014
EJ for CE Projects 06-11-2012.pdfEJ for CE Projects 06-11-2012
EJ Survey Form Letter.docxEJ Survey Form Letter
Guidance for Permits.pdfGuidance for Permits
KYTC FWHA Programmatic CMOA 2012-B-0854.pdfKYTC FWHA Programmatic CMOA 2012-B-0854
Noise Guidance Reduction Design Goal 2013.pdfNoise Guidance Reduction Design Goal 2013
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

2015 KYTC Noise Analysis and Abatement Policy.pdf2015 KYTC Noise Analysis and Abatement Policy
2015 KYTC Noise Policy change summary with QandA.pdf2015 KYTC Noise Policy change summary with QandA
2015 KYTC Traffic Noise Abatement Calculation Guide.pdf2015 KYTC Traffic Noise Abatement Calculation Guide
Construction Contractor Template SPCC.docConstruction Contractor Template SPCC
FHWA MSAT Guidance 2016.pdfFHWA MSAT Guidance 2016
Final DEA Manhour Estimates.xlsFinal DEA Manhour Estimates
Sec 7 Consultation Guidance 1-23-06.pdfSec 7 Consultation Guidance 1-23-06
Species Abbreviations Dec2017.xlsxSpecies Abbreviations Dec2017New
T_E_Master_EC. DEC 2017.xlsxT_E_Master_EC. DEC 2017New