Environmental services for local programs

We help local agencies process their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.

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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 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.
  • A series of short videos on YouTube provide a quick tutorial of the NEPA process for Local Agencies.
  • FHWA Environmental Review Toolkit - outlines FHWA NEPA protocol.

Project Tracking

  • Section 106 Tracking Sheet (pdf 117 kb) - local agencies can track the status of projects undergoing Section 106 review online.
  • ESA WebTool - 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 101 kb) 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.

For more information:
Contact the Local Programs Environmental Staff or Regional Engineers and Staff