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Environmental Concerns with Estimating. TEA/TUG Conference Portland, Maine October 2006 Jack Van Dop Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division Federal Highway Administration. Presentation. Environmental regulations Implementation of transportation projects - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAY & CONTEXT SENSITIVE DESIGNEnvironmental Concerns with Estimating
Federal Highway Administration
Presentation
Examples of environmental mitigation
Increase in environmental regulations –
Cultural
Natural
Social
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
Increase in general public, government agency and interest group involvement in project planning, environmental review, design, construction and maintenance
Increase in enforcement of environmental requirements through fines and criminal penalties
Desire of project’s, agency sponsor to identify and include all possible costs and address reasonable public concerns prior to initiating construction
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
Cost Estimate
Concept
Generous contingency for environmental costs based on review of available data
Final Cost Estimate
Reduce environmental contingency and include costs for mitigation and regulatory requirements
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
In addition to the regulatory environmental requirements there is the general public, interest group and non-regulatory federal, state and local government agency involvement and input
Congress routinely legislates requirements that increase cooperation and coordination between those that manage publicly funded projects and those that pay for and live with these projects – SAFETEA - LU
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
FHWA Vital Few Goals
Utilizing a Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) process for developing and delivering transportation projects is a cornerstone of meeting this FHWA goal
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
Why could projects subject to the CSS process result in more environmental requirements and different costs than what may have been included in a project developed without a CSS process?
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
How do you determine what environmental requirements, mitigations and promises were made for a project?
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
Read and Review the NEPA Document
Look for proximity to:
Read and Review
Public, Interest Group and Agency comments on the NEPA Document
Comment responses by the project agency sponsor
Project Permits including mitigation and conditions
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
Many times the estimator can serve as a “new set of eyes and ears” for a project by asking questions regarding how a particular issue was resolved and the associated cost.
Meet with and discuss the project with the environmental project manager. Many times the design is completed and funding obtained many years after the NEPA document and its commitments are completed – these commitments may have been overlooked in the construction plans.
Federal Lands Highway Commitment to Excellence
Pennsylvania Avenue
Pennsylvania Avenue
Pennsylvania Avenue
Great Smoky
Mountains Tunnels
Great Smoky
Mountains Tunnels
Great Smoky
Mountains Tunnels
Great Smoky
Mountains Tunnels
Great Smoky
Mountains Tunnels
North Shore Road
North Shore Road
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