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Last Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:18 AM

SER - What's New

Postings on this page will be highlighted for 90 days.

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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  • 05-25-17 The Historic Property Survey Report (HPSR) forms have been updated to include NEPA Delegation language. Please use the new forms on the internet rather than earlier versions saved on your computer.
  • 04-05-17 The Environmental Management Office has updated the CE Checklist to update the dollar amounts for CEs under 23 CFR 771.117(c)(23) "Projects with limited federal assistance."
  • 03-31-17 The Division of Environmental Analysis is EXTREMELY happy to announce that NEPA Assignment has been reinstated and the MOU is in effect immediately! Updates to the SER include the removal of the PCE Form and Checklist, reposting of the original CE/CE Form and Checklist, reposting of an updated SER Chapter 38, reposting of the original Blank PEAR Form and Blank Mini-PEAR Form, and updates to DEA's NEPA Assignment internet page.
  • 02-03-17 During the suspension of NEPA Assignment, Caltrans can approve PEARs and Mini-PEARs. However, if a class of action determination is required, it should be termed a "preliminary class of action determination." The PEAR form and the Mini-PEAR form have been updated to include this change and can be found on the SER PEAR page. Following the resumption of NEPA Assignment, the original forms will be restored.

View updates by SER sections

Click the links below to view recent updates made to specific sections of the SER.

Volume 1 - General

  • 03-31-17 The Division of Environmental Analysis is EXTREMELY happy to announce that NEPA Assignment has been reinstated and the MOU is in effect immediately! Updates to the SER include the removal of the PCE Form and Checklist, reposting of the original CE/CE Form and Checklist, reposting of an updated SER Chapter 38, reposting of the original Blank PEAR Form and Blank Mini-PEAR Form, and updates to DEA's NEPA Assignment internet page.

Volume 2 - Cultural

  • 05-25-17 The Historic Property Survey Report (HPSR) forms have been updated to include NEPA Delegation language. Please use the new forms on the internet rather than earlier versions saved on your computer.

Volume 3 - Biological Resources

No updates at this time.

Volume 4 - Community Impact Assessment

No updates at this time.

Stormwater

No updates at this time.

Emergency Projects Environmental Process and Requirements

No updates at this time

Other Guidance

Forms & Templates

  • 04-05-17 The Environmental Management Office has updated the CE Checklist to update the dollar amounts for CEs under 23 CFR 771.117(c)(23) "Projects with limited federal assistance."
  • 02-03-17 During the suspension of NEPA Assignment, Caltrans can approve PEARs and Mini-PEARs. However, if a class of action determination is required, it should be termed a "preliminary class of action determination." The PEAR form and the Mini-PEAR form have been updated to include this change and can be found on the SER PEAR page. Following the resumption of NEPA Assignment, the original forms will be restored.

Policy Memos

MOUs/MOAs

No updates at this time

Scoping Tools

No updates at this time.

Training on Demand

No updates at this time

Glossary

No updates at this time

ADA

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Contact SER Staff

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Posting History