Below are “hot links” to our most requested environmental resources.
Local agencies can track the status of projects undergoing Section 106 review online:
Local agencies that use FHWA’s “ESAWeb Tool” are able to track the status of projects undergoing Endangered Species Act consultations.
Mission : Assist local agencies to develop and process their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.
Chapter 24 of the Local Agency Guidance Manual (pdf 1.6 Mb) provides an in-depth walk-through of H&LP’s NEPA process, based on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) protocol for NEPA documentation . This protocol entails 15 individual environmental policies and laws referred to as disciplines.
Environmental Classification Summary Form
The Environmental Classification Summary (ECS) Form is an application used for electronic submission of NEPA Class II documentation. Form application downloads and instructions to submit discipline reports can be found on the ECS Form page.
Local Programs ECS Guidebook (pdf 3.1Mb) provides detailed information on how to complete your ECS.
Local Agency projects may require one or more discipline reports. The most common discipline reports needed for local-agency projects are:
The Environmental Procedures Manual contains a complete list of disciplines.
An ongoing challenge is the “right-sizing” of discipline reports so that they contain the appropriate level of documentation. Local Agencies are encouraged to consult with the Regional Local Program Engineer during the project kick off meeting to correctly scope the necessary discipline reports.
More Environmental Resources from WSDOT
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