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Last Updated: Friday, February 3, 2012 3:13 PM


Physical and Natural Environmental Issues

Level of Information Required for each Project Delivery Stage

  Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Stage (RTP's EIR) Programming Stage (Preliminary Scoping) (PES or PEAR) Draft Project Report Stage (Draft Environmenal Document) Project Report Stage (Final Environmenal Document)
Physical Environment        
Topography, Soils, Geology, Seismic        
Paleontology  Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Stage for Paleontology  Programming Stage for  Paleontology  Draft Project Report Stage for Paleontology  Project Report Stage for Paleontology
Water Quality, Hydrology, Stormwater Run-Off        
Haz Waste   Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Stage for Hazardous Waste   Programming Stage for Hazardous Waste  Draft Project Report Stage for Hazardous Waste   Project Report Stage for Hazardous Waste
Air Quality        
Noise   Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Stage for Noise   Programming Stage for Noise  Draft Project Report Stage for Noise   Project Report Stage for Noise
Energy   Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Stage for Energy   Programming Stage for Energy  Draft Project Report Stage for Energy   Project Report Stage for Energy
Natural Environment        
Biological Resources  Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Stage for Biological Resources  Programming Stage for Biological Resources Draft Project Report Stage for Biological Resources  Project Report Stage for Biological Resources
Wetlands & Other Waters Of the US  Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Stage for Wetlands & Other Waters of the US  Programming Stage for Wetlands & Other Waters Of the US Draft Project Report Stage for Wetlands & Other Waters Of the US  Project Report Stage for Wetlands & Other Waters Of the US