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This section describes recent developments related to Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act. If you would like to suggest a recent development on this topic, please submit a short description to AASHTO (including any pertinent links) on the  Share Info with AASHTO form.

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U.S. DOT Agencies Issue Guidance on Fast Act Environmental Provisions

The Federal Transit Administration, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Railroad Administration, have issued guidance on the applicability of certain environmental provisions under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  One guidance document concerns the applicability of the statutory environmental review framework under 23 U.S.C. 139 to rail and other projects. The other guidance document provides information on the applicability of new statutory provisions on environmental requirements for parks, recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic sites under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act. For more information, link to the environmental review guidance and to the Section 4(f) guidance. (4-12-16)

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FHWA Newsletter Features Resources to Assist with Section 4(f) Compliance

The June 2013 Successes in Stewardship newsletter, published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), provides information on Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Included in the newsletter are recent Section 4(f) updates and a description of the FHWA’s Interactive Section 4(f) Tutorial, which expands on a previously released training tool. The newsletter also offers examples of Section 4(f) projects. A FHWA-National Highway Institute collaboration on a planned Section 4(f) training course is also highlighted. For more information, link to Interactive Online Tutorial Educates Users about Section 4(f). (6-3-13)

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    Ohio DOT's Programmatic Section 6(f) agreement helps streamline requirements for LWCF properties such as the Leetonia Trailhead.

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