Environmental Streamlining as stated in Section 1309 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) requires that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Transportation Cabinet work together with natural, cultural, and historic resource agencies to establish realistic timeframes for the efficient environmental review and approval of transportation projects. The Federal Highway Administration and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have committed to the following streamlining agreements: Section 7 Endangered Species Act No Effect Determinations, Categorical Exclusion Agreement, Guidance and Accountability Forms, and Stream Mitigation Banking. These agreements allow efficient, expedited approvals of transportation projects resulting in less time and providing a cost savings to the public.
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Tim Foreman, Subject Matter Expert/Environmental Project Manager