NEPA and Permitting Integration Project

The goal of this project was to develop tools to assist Caltrans staff with integration of regulatory permit requirements earlier in project development, especially for projects cleared with a Categorical Exclusion. To accomplish this goal, the team created checklists, sample meeting agendas, and a layout page in Environmental’ s STEVE database to track the progress of early coordination efforts.

Contributors

Lead:
• Jennifer Gillies, Office Chief, Division of Environmental Analysis – Office of Biological Studies

Team:
• Jennifer Osmondson, Senior Environmental Planner, Division of Environmental Analysis – Office of Biological Studies
• Stefan Sutton, Project Manager, Environmental Management Systems, Division of Environmental Analysis – GNEIS Office