FTA Publishes NEPA Schedules Dear Colleague Letter


FTA has published a Dear Colleague Letter regarding coordinating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) schedules for reviewing across the agency. The coordination ensures FTA’s compliance with new timeframe requirements included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the NEPA amendments included in the Fiscal Responsibility Act.

The new requirements apply to projects evaluated with environmental assessments (EA) and environmental impact statements (EIS) with an expectation that they be completed in one year and two years, respectively.

The letter includes links to templates and other resources to help project sponsors develop projects sufficiently prior to the formal initiation of the EA or EIS to achieve timely environmental reviews. Project sponsors are encouraged to review the letter and contact the relevant FTA Regional Office for any project-related questions.