An Official Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
The Project Management Branch of the Division of Environmental Analysis is responsible for the development and analysis of socioeconomic information as needed for project development. Socioeconomic analysis considers the potential for impacts to land use, farmlands, residential and commercial relocations, recreational and community resources and sensitive populations relative to Environmental Justice. Socioeconomic Subject Matter Experts have the knowledge and training required to appropriately address impacts to community resources such as public parks and recreational areas in compliance with requirements of Section 4(f) of the Transportation Act and Section 6(f) of the Land and Water Conservation Act. Socioeconomic analysis also considers Environmental Justice effects to low income and minority populations. KYTC identifies these populations and incorporates enhanced public involvement efforts and appropriate mitigation for these protected communities in the project development process.