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National Environmental Policy Act Guidance

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) established a national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance and enhancement of the environment. It requires agencies like MDOT to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions. Using the NEPA process, MDOT evaluates the environmental and related social and economic effects of their proposed actions.

News and Advisories
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake - Frequently Asked Questions

Forms
Local Agency Environmental Clearance Form 5323

Environmental Assessment Information
Environmental Assessment Checklist for Local Agency Projects

Documents and Guidance
LAP NEPA Webinar Announcement
LAP Tribal Consultation Guide for Categorical Exclusions
Threatened and Endangered Species Review Process
LAP and Public Involvement
Road Diets - FHWA Guidance - June 2018

Determine the presence/absence of threatened/endangered species within a project: 
Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) Mussel Map 
LAP and Mussel Protocol - Updated June 2019
Threatened & Endangered Mussels locations Alger thru Crawford Counties PDF icon 
Threatened & Endangered Mussels locations Delta thru Jackson Counties PDF icon 
Threatened & Endangered Mussels locations Kalamazoo thru Ottawa Counties PDF icon 
Threatened & Endangered Mussels locations Presque Isle thru Wexford Counties
Best Management Practices - Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

Section 106 - National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
Section 106 Application Tips, including FHWA and MDOT Contact Information PDF icon 
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) 
MDOT LAP Section 106 Delegated Authority, with FHWA Letter PDF icon 
Local Agency Section 106 Exemptions

Training
Upcoming NEPA Documentation Training Announcement