Project Development and Environment Manual (PD&E Manual) Effective July 1, 2023
Pursuant to 23 United States Code (U.S.C.) 327 and the implementing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed on May 26, 2022, the FDOT has assumed and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has assigned its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for highway projects on the State Highway System (SHS) and Local Agency Program (LAP) projects off the SHS (NEPA Assignment). In general, FDOT's assumption includes all highway projects in Florida which source of federal funding comes from FHWA or which constitute a federal action through FHWA. NEPA Assignment 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.
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