NEPA, Section 106, and Section 4(f) Coordination for Transportation Projects


Coordinating reviews under two procedural laws—the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act—with a substantive law—Section 4(f) of the U.S. DOT Act—creates unique challenges and opportunities for delivering successful transportation projects. Review the basics under the regulations to better understand the requirements of each law. Discuss strategies for effective compliance and project management. Learn how a collaborative team approach benefits the regulatory, design, and delivery processes through case studies and group exercises.

Detailed Agenda


Kristen M. Zschomler, RPA, historian and archaeologist with the Federal Railroad Administration’s Environmental Program Management Office; previously a senior cultural resources specialist with Mead & Hunt and manager of the Cultural Resources Unit, Minnesota Department of Transportation, she specializes in transportation projects and process improvements



Federal, state, local, and tribal transportation officials and staff; cultural resource professionals, including archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, landscape architects, planners, project managers, preservation architects, engineers; consultants

Related Trainings

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for Cultural and Natural Resource Managers
Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy
Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction
Cultural Landscapes: Advanced Tools for Managing Change
Cultural Landscapes: An Overview
Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation
NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties
Section 106: An Introduction
Section 106: The Basics for Planners, Project Managers, and Developers
Section 106: A Review for Experienced Practitioners
Section 106: Resource Identification
Section 106: The Meaning of Effects
Section 106: Effective Participation and Response Strategies
Section 106: Agreement Documents

Locations and Dates

  • Reston, VA
    October 9-10, 2024
    in cooperation with ICF


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