Public invited to comment on renewal of ADOT Environmental Planning

Memorandum of Understanding for NEPA Assignment

PHOENIX - The Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation are proposing a renewal of the state's participation in the State Assumption of Responsibility for Categorical Exclusion for environmental impact planning purposes.

This program allows FHWA to assign its environmental authority and responsibility to ADOT for determining certain designated activities within Arizona. With this assignment of federal environmental review responsibility, ADOT is responsible for complying with all applicable federal environmental laws, regulations, Executive Orders and policies, and is solely legally responsible for environmental decisions made on all ADOT federal-aid highway projects.

The original Memorandum of Understanding,(MOU 326), executed in 2018, is up for renewal.

ADOT welcomes comments on the document until January  3, 2021. You can view the draft and find more information about the comment submittal and ADOT National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment at: