Notice of Availability of Guidance on Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU)


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11-22-06

REGION 10 BULLETIN NO:  06-37

SUBJECT:      Notice of Availability of Guidance on Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU)

PROGRAM AREAS: Grants

DATE: November 22, 2006

This notice announces the availability of final guidance on the application of section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144) to projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), or both. Section 6002 of SAFETEA–LU, which went into effect on August 10, 2005, adds requirements and refinements to the environmental review process for highway and public transportation capital projects. The section 6002 guidance describes how the FTA and FHWA will implement the new requirements within the environmental review process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal laws.

The final guidance is available at the following URL: http://www.fta.dot.gov/environment/guidance/ for FTA and at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/section6002/ for FHWA. Effective date is November 15, 2006.

For more information, please contact the regional office at 206-220-7954 or FTA Joseph Ossi, Office of Planning and Environment (TPE), (202) 366-1613.

Sincerely,


/s/


R. F. Krochalis


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