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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.

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



Entire Manual June 2020
Table of Contents June 2020
Chapter 1: Environmental Procedures Overview June 2020
Chapter 2: Class of Action Determination June 2020
Chapter 3: Categorical Exclusion June 2020
Chapter 4: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact June 2020
Chapter 5: Environmental Impact Statement June 2020
Chapter 6: Re-evaluations June 2020
Chapter 7: Public Agency Involvement June 2020
Chapter 8: Section 4(f) and 6(f) June 2020
Chapter 9: Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act June 2020
Chapter 10: Cultural Resources June 2020
Chapter 11: Quality Assurance and Quality Control June 2020
Chapter 12: Emergency Procedures June 2020