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Local Programs Environmental Services

Local Programs Environmental Services helps local agencies process their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.

Environmental Resources

  • NEPA Categorical Exclusion (CE) Form (pdf 505 kb) is used by Local Agencies in documenting Class II level projects. The writeable PDF version of the form can be downloaded from the WSDOT forms web site. A Microsoft Word version (docx 61 kb)can be downloaded from this web page. Detailed instructions for completing the form are provided in the NEPA Categorical Exclusion Guidebook.

  • NEPA CE Guidebook (pdf 7.5 Mb) contains Local Program’s step-by-step instructions for completing NEPA for projects that receive funding from FHWA. Following the instructions provided in the guidebook will ensure that the documentation meets federal requirements, and thereby will assure that project timelines are met.

  • Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) protocol for NEPA documentation . This protocol entails 15 individual environmental policies and laws referred to as disciplines.

Project Tracking

  • Section 106 Tracking Sheet (pdf 117kb)Local agencies can track the status of projects undergoing Section 106 review online.

  • ESAWeb Tool Local agencies are able to track the status of projects undergoing Endangered Species Act consultations.

Unanticipated Discovery of Cultural Resources

Local Programs has prepared an Unanticipated Discovery Plan (UDP) template (pdf 101kb) for local agencies to use. The UDP outlines who to contact and how to secure a site should a discovery of cultural resources be made during construction.

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