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Office of Environmental Management

Project Development and Environment Manual (PD&E Manual) Effective June 14, 2017

Pursuant to 23 United States Code (U.S.C.) 327 and the implementing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed on December 14, 2016, the FDOT has assumed Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) responsibilities under NEPA for highway projects on the State Highway System (SHS) and Local Agency Program (LAP) projects off the SHS. In general, FDOT's assumption includes all highway projects in Florida whose source of federal funding comes from FHWA or which constitute a federal action through FHWA. This includes responsibilities for environmental review, interagency consultation and other activities pertaining to the review or approval of NEPA actions. Consistent with law and the MOU, FDOT will be the Lead Federal Agency for highway projects with approval authority resting in the Office of Environmental Management (OEM). 

The process outlined in the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Manual is the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT's) procedure for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, Title 42 U.S.C. section 4321, et seq., and the MOU mentioned above and describes FDOT's environmental review process.

To stay up-to-date on PD&E Manual updates and training opportunities, create an account on our FDOT Contact Mailer and select Environmental Management and Environmental Publications and Updates under the Publications Interest.  As training opportunities are available, we will send email notifications out through contact mailer.  Existing PD&E Manual Training materials found on our training website.

Part 1: Processes and Documentation


Part 2: Topics and Analysis

Chapter     Chapter  
1: Introduction   1: Project Description and Purpose and Need PPT
2: Class of Action Determination for Highway Projects   2: Traffic Analysis
3: Preliminary Environmental Discussion and Advance Notification WBT   3: Engineering Analysis Training
4: Project Development Process WBT   4: Sociocultural Effects Evaluation
5: Type 2 Categorical Exclusion   5: Aesthetic Effects WBT
6: Environmental Assessment   6: Farmland WBT
7: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)   7: Section 4(f) Resources WBT
8: Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)   8: Archaeological and Historical Resources
9: Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)   9: Wetlands and Other Surface Waters WBT Guidance
10: State, Local, or Privately Funded Project Delivery   10: Aquatic Preserves and Outstanding Florida Waters WBT
11: Public Involvement   11: Water Quality and Water Quantity WBT
12: Environmental Permits   12: Wild and Scenic Rivers
13: Re-evaluations   13: Floodplains
14: Transit Project Delivery WBT   14: Coastal Zone Consistency WBT
15: Project File and Records Management WBT   15: Coastal Barrier Resources
      16: Protected Species and Habitat WBT Guidance
  Acronyms List 08/11/17   17: Essential Fish Habitat WBT Guidance
      18: Highway Traffic Noise
  Entire June 2017 PD&E Manual (single PDF) 19: Air Quality
  Part 1 (single PDF)   20: Contamination WBT
  Part 2  (single PDF) 21: Utilities and Railroads
      22: Commitments WBT CBT
  For Archived PD&E Manual chapters, click below:      
  PD&E Manual (2016)      
  OEM PDC and Engineering Leads     OEM Bulletins and Memorandums
WBT = Web Based training (can be taken by people without an FDOT account).  FDOT staff should take classes through Learning Curve