Evaluation of Cumulative Impacts Mitigation Requirements and Strategies

Focus Area

Indirect Effects/Cumulative Impacts

Subcommittee

Air Quality, Environmental Process

Status

Archived

Cost

Under $99,000

Timeframe

Unknown

Research Idea Scope

Document the current regulatory and policy environment on this topic and its implications for state DOTs. Review states’ experiences in mitigating for cumulative impacts. Identify best practices and lessons learned. Provide guidance to DOTs on how to navigate cumulative impacts issues.

TERI Administrator Note (June 2007): Research Need Met

Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment. Task 11. Secondary/Indirect and Cumulative Effects Analysis
http://www.trb.org/NotesDocs/25-25%2811%29_FR.pdf

The objective of this study is to review, summarize and evaluate statutory and regulatory requirements and implementing guidance related to assessment and mitigation of secondary/indirect and cumulative impacts of transportation projects.

Suggested By

SCOE 2004 meeting

Submitted

05/09/2006