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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:09 AM

SER - What's New

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Postings are in chronological order with the most recent listed first. Updates may also be viewed under specific SER volumes and sections. Postings older than 90 days can be accessed on the Posting History page.

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  • 06-29-2016 The Environmental Management Office has updated SER Chapter 11 "Air Quality," as well as the "Air Quality Conformity Findings Checklist" to clarify that certain categorical exclusions under 23 USC 326 may require the preparation of an Air Quality Conformity Analysis.
  • 06-24-2016 The Biological Assessment document has been revised with input from the Biological Consultancy Group, the Environmental Management Board and the resource agencies.
  • 05-31-2016 On May 31, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) renewed the 23 USC 326 CE MOU for another three year term. No comments related to this MOU were received during the public comment period that ended May 11, 2016.
  • 04-27-2016 The Environmental Management Office has updated the "Fact Sheet for Categorical Exclusions under 23 CFR 771.117(c)(22) and 771.117(c)(23)" for projects within an existing operational right-of-way and projects receiving limited federal funding. This update was required to reflect that Section 1314 of the FAST Act provided for annual inflation adjustments based on the Consumer Price Index.
  • 04-27-2016 The Environmental Management Office has posted new Draft EIR/EIS and Final EIR/EIS Distribution List samples on the SER Forms and Templates page to reflect the Department of the Interior's new submittal requirements (effective February, 2016). Chapter 32 has also been updated.

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Volume 1 - General

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Volume 2 - Cultural

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Volume 3 - Biological Resources

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Volume 4 - Community Impact Assessment

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Stormwater

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Emergency Projects Environmental Process and Requirements

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Other Guidance

  • 04-27-2016 The Environmental Management Office has updated the "Fact Sheet for Categorical Exclusions under 23 CFR 771.117(c)(22) and 771.117(c)(23)" for projects within an existing operational right-of-way and projects receiving limited federal funding. This update was required to reflect that Section 1314 of the FAST Act provided for annual inflation adjustments based on the Consumer Price Index.
  • 01-12-2016 The Environmental Management Office has added a link to the 2015 FSTIP on the left navigation menu of the SER Home Page. This link will assist staff in verifying key information (project description, funding status and sources) from the FSTIP in order to be in compliance with federal requirements prior to NEPA Approval.

Forms & Templates

  • 06-29-2016 The Environmental Management Office has updated SER Chapter 11 "Air Quality," as well as the "Air Quality Conformity Findings Checklist" to clarify that certain categorical exclusions under 23 USC 326 may require the preparation of an Air Quality Conformity Analysis.
  • 06-24-2016 The Biological Assessment document has been revised with input from the Biological Consultancy Group, the Environmental Management Board and the resource agencies.
  • 04-27-2016 The Environmental Management Office has posted new Draft EIR/EIS and Final EIR/EIS Distribution List samples on the SER Forms and Templates page to reflect the Department of the Interior's new submittal requirements (effective February, 2016). Chapter 32 has also been updated.

MOUs/MOAs

  • On May 31, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) renewed the 23 USC 326 CE MOU for another three year term. No comments related to this MOU were received during the public comment period that ended May 11, 2016.

Scoping Tools

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Training on Demand

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Glossary

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ADA

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Contact SER Staff

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