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Practitioner's Handbooks Resource Materials:
07 Defining the Purpose and Need and Determining the Range of Alternatives for Transportation Projects (August 2016)

CEQ, “Forty Most Asked Questions Concerning CEQ’s NEPA Regulations” (Mar. 16, 1981)
https://ceq.doe.gov/nepa/regs/40/40P1.HTM

FHWA, “The Importance of Purpose and Need in Environmental Documents” (Sept. 18, 1990)
https://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/projdev/tdmneed.asp

J. Connaughton, Chairman, CEQ, Letter to N. Mineta, Secretary, USDOT (May 12, 2003)
https://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/guidebook/Gconnaughton.asp

M. Peters, Administrator, FHWA, and J. Dorn, Administrator, FTA, “Guidance on ‘Purpose and Need’” (July 23, 2003)
https://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/guidebook/Gjoint.asp

D.J. Gribbin, Chief Counsel, FHWA, “NEPA Analysis for Toll Roads” (Oct. 15, 2004)
https://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/guidebook/NEPA_tollroads.asp

E.O. 13274 Purpose and Need Work Group, “Baseline Report” (March 15, 2005)
http://www.dot.ca.gov/ser/downloads/general/pn_report_eo13274.pdf

FHWA, et al., “Synchronizing Environmental Reviews for Transportation and Other Infrastructure Projects: 2015 Red Book” (Sept. 2015)
https://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/strmlng/Redbook_2015.asp

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