Section 4(f) of the DOT Act of 1966 is triggered by funding or approval from a U.S. DOT agency for a project that proposes "use" of historic property or land from a publicly owned park, recreation area, or refuge. With a focus on historic properties, examine the stringent approval standards of this substantive law and discuss ways to better integrate and streamline Sections 4(f) and 106 with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
David Grachen, senior environmental manager, Edwards-Pitman Environmental Inc., a nationally recognized expert in environmental compliance for transportation projects in the areas of NEPA, Section 4(f), Section 106, and environmental justice; former senior environmental specialist with the Federal Highway Administration
"A well-organized, easy-to-follow review of the 4(f) process."
"The seminar exceeded expectations by clarifying so many terms and language that I have had questions about regarding de minimus and programmatics."
"Clarified issues about when to use and when not to use 4(f)."
"A wonderful course; very informative and thought-provoking."
"The seminar provided a much stronger understanding of Section 4(f). Case studies were very helpful."
Federal and state managers and consultants preparing compliance documents for federal DOT actions under Section 4(f), NEPA, and/or NHPA.
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Locations and Dates
- Milwaukee, WI
October 3-4, 2023
in cooperation with
the Archaeological Research Laboratory Center,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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