FHWA’s Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) Program:. The Colorado Experience 2008 Environmental Conference June 17, 2008. Agenda. PEL concept PEL Today Benefits PEL in Colorado Examples Next steps. PEL Concept. Address environment earlier in planning and use decisions in NEPA later
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The Colorado Experience
2008 Environmental Conference
June 17, 2008
BACKGROUND ON LINKING PLANNING AND NEPA
What is Planning?
What is NEPA?
Linking Planning and NEPA (LPN) Overview
What is LPN?Why Do It? (What are the Benefits?)Potential Costs or Benefit Neutral Areas
LINKING PLANNING AND NEPA APPLICATIONS
OverviewPlanning Subject AreasCorridor Vision GoalsCorridor Vision DescriptionCorridor Vision StrategiesPublic InvolvementAgency CoordinationMitigationCASE STUDIESCDOT Case StudiesCase Studies from Other States
OTHER RELATED INFORMATION Context Sensitive Solutions Implementation of Planning and Environmental Linkages: Indicators and Available AssistanceSourcesAcronyms
FHWA CO Division