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Video Conference

Basic Overview of NEPA and Associated Federal Legislation

  • Nov 14, 2014 (9:00 - 12:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 11:00 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other associated Federal legislation have added complexity to the processes of transportation planning, project development and infrastructure management. Staff with knowledge of this federal legislation avoids violations of federal law, protect the environment and also protect their respective agencies. Typical NEPA training courses are 2 to 3 days in duration and are intended primarily for environmental and project development staff. This shortened presentation is intended to give a general understanding of NEPA and related Federal requirements with respect to planning, design, construction and maintenance of highway corridors and facilities. It is intended for all levels of staff who manage projects, construction and maintenance of public highways.

Expected outcomes from this presentation:

  • A general knowledge of the NEPA process with respect to the various types of documents associated with NEPA including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.
  • A general knowledge of other environmental legislation including the Endangered Species Act, Section 404 Clean Water Act, Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Environmental Justice.


Keith Moore is an Environmental Program Specialist with FHWA and specializes in NEPA and Transportation Decision Making, Context Sensitive Solutions, Community Impact Assessment, Environmental Justice, Public Involvement, and Traffic Calming. He has served on numerous planning, training, and management teams throughout his career, including several NEPA review teams for Interstate construction. He has a B.A. in Economics from Howard University and an M.U.P Urban Planning and M.P.A. Public Administration from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Download full presenter bio here.

Target Audience

Highway designers, planners, maintenance staff, construction staff, county engineers and road superintendents, project programming staff, consultants, and contractors, etc.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

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