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DOT&PF Environmental Manuals

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and DOT&PF have developed and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that allows the FHWA to assign to the State of Alaska the responsibility for determining whether a project is categorically excluded from preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement.  The MOU also assigns to the State certain responsibilities for conducting environmental reviews, consultations, and related activities for Federal-aid highway projects.

The Alaska DOT&PF Environmental Procedures Manual identifies environmental requirements to be followed on highway projects under the NEPA Assignment Program, in compliance with terms of the NEPA Assignment Program Memorandum of Understanding between FHWA and DOT&PF dated November 3, 2017. This manual was enacted by Chief Engineers Directive on February 9, 2018. This manual replaces the Alaska 6004 Program Environmental Procedures Manual.

The Alaska FHWA Program Environmental Procedures Manual identifies environmental requirements to be followed on highway projects that are not assigned to DOT&PF under the NEPA Assignment Program MOU.

This page also includes the latest class of action and categorical exclusion forms to be used in conjunction with these manuals.

All documents on this page are in PDF imagePDF format unless otherwise noted..


Alaska DOT&PF Environmental Procedures Manual

Chapters

Date

Entire Manual PDF February 2018
Table of Contents PDF February 2018
Chapter 1: Environmental Procedures Overview PDF February 2018
Chapter 2: Class of Action Determination PDF February 2018
Chapter 3: Categorical Exclusion PDF February 2018
Chapter 4: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact PDF February 2018
Chapter 5: Environmental Impact Statement PDF February 2018
Chapter 6: Re-evaluations PDF February 2018
Chapter 7: Public Agency Involvement PDF February 2018
Chapter 8: Section 4(f) and 6(f) PDF February 2018
Chapter 9: Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act PDF February 2018
Chapter 10: Cultural Resources PDF February 2018
Chapter 11: Quality Assurance and Quality Control PDF February 2018

Alaska FHWA Program Environmental Procedures Manual

Chapters

Date

List of Changes PDF April 2014
Cover & Table of ContentsPDF April 2014
Chapter 1: Environmental Overview PDF November 2013
Chapter 2: Class of Action and 6004 Assignability PDF March 2013
Chapter 3: Categorical Exclusion PDF November 2013
Chapter 4: Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) PDF January 2003
Chapter 5: Reserved  
Chapter 6: Re-Evaluations PDF April 2014
Chapter 7: Permits and Approvals PDF  
Chapter 8: Public Involvement (Reserved)  
Chapter 9: Environmental Review Procedures for State-Funded Projects PDF March 2003
  Appendices  
  A. Environmental Checklists  
      • CE Documentation Form November 2013
      • State-Funded Projects Checklist February 2009
      • Environmental Re-Evaluation Checklist August 2009
      • Programmatic Section 4(f) Checklist  
  B. EA Preparation April 2002
  C. EIS Content and Instructions October 2002
  D. (Reserved)  
  E. Section 4(f): FHWA Guidance on Applicability April 2002
  F. Permits and Applications September 2004
   
  G. Environmental Laws, Authority, and Related Statutes and Orders  
  H. Memoranda of Agreement September 2003
   
  I. Environmental Flow Charts September 2003
  J. FAQs January 2003
  Old Chapters  
  Chapter 1: Environmental Overview April 2002
  Chapter 3: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact April 2002
  Chapter 6: Section 4(f) August 2009