The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 - NEPA - is the federal environmental legislation that drives District Environmental and OES activities. Although there is state legislation, other federal legislation, federal and state guidance, policies and procedures that we adhere to, NEPA is the legislation all other legislation follows.
As of December 28, 2015, ODOT has assumed the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) responsibilities under NEPA. Under NEPA Assignment, ODOT is responsible for all environmental decisions, regulations, and laws that require review, reevaluation, consultation, or other actions related to the approval of highway projects in Ohio. Since ODOT was granted this responsibility by FHWA, ODOT now acts as a federal agency from an environmental standpoint. Environmental review will take less time to complete since documents will no longer be sent to FHWA for review and approval. Click HERE for more information.
The public now has access to approved environmental documents for District 2 Projects. Click HERE and choose District 2 to access these approved environmental documents.