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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:04 PM

FHWA Commitment to Review Timelines

 

Following are FHWA review/ transmittal/approval processing time durations for NEPA documents and represent date of arrival for processing and date of FHWA review/transmittal/approval letter. Actual processing times will be monitored through the FHWA/Caltrans Document Tracking System. All submittals to FHWA will have been processed in accordance with Caltrans District Quality Control process and must be complete and ready for FHWA review.

 

 

Document FHWA Action Review Time Commitment

Section 4(f)

  • Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation
  • Section 4(f) Evaluation
  • Review & comment or approve
  • Legal sufficiency review
  • Transmit to DOI
  • 30 calendar days
  • 30 calendar days

Section 7

  • Biological Assessment with request for formal consultation
  • Review & comment or approve
  • 30 calendar days (2 weeks to alert that there's a problem)

Section 106

  • HPSR
  • Finding of Effect/MOA
  • Review & comment or transmit to SHPO
  • Review & comment or transmit to SHPO
  • 30 days
  • 30 days

Categorical Exclusions

  • CE with technical studies
  • Review & approve
  • 30 days

Environmental Assessments

  • Draft EA
  • Revised Draft EA (with responses to FHWA comments)
  • Final EA
  • Review & comment or approve
  • Review & comment or approve
  • Review & comment or approve
  • 3 weeks
  • 2 weeks
  • 2 weeks

Environmental Impact Statements

  • Notice of Intent
  • ADEIS
  • ADEIS (with additional document revisions
  • FEIS with request for ROD
  • ROD
  • Review & transmit to Federal Register
  • Review by NEPA Team, comment or approve
  • Subsequent review & comment or approval
  • Review & comment or approval of FEIS
  • Review & comment or approval of ROD
  • 2 weeks
  • 30 calendar days
  • 30 calendar days
  • 30 calendar days
  • 30 calendar days