The Arizona Department of Transportation has submitted an application to assume environmental authority and review responsibility required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for federally funded highway projects in Arizona and for local projects that are not part of the highway system but are also federally funded. This is part of a process to streamline environmental reviews for transportation projects while fulfilling all federal requirements.

A draft application outlining the program under which the Federal Highway Administration would assign its environmental review authority and responsibility to ADOT is now available for review and comment. ADOT encourages the public to review and comment on the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program application, also known as NEPA Assignment, on ADOT’s Environmental Planning and NEPA Assignment website.

Comments can be submitted in the following ways:

The draft NEPA Assignment application addresses ADOT’s plan to assume environmental authority and review responsibility for federally funded state highway system projects, including interstates, U.S. highways and state routes and Local Public Agency projects that are not part of the state highway system in Arizona. ADOT is also applying to assume all of FHWA’s responsibilities for environmental review, resource agency consultation, and other environmental regulatory compliance-related actions pertaining to the review or approval of projects in Arizona.

For more information, visit ADOT’s Environmental Planning and NEPA Assignment website or contact ADOT NEPA Assignment Manager Paul O’Brien at or by calling 602.712.8669.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability. Persons who require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact Steve Olmstead at 602.712.6421 or Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con El Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Steve Olmstead a 602.712.6421 o Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.

Announcements Public comments welcome on ADOT application to assume environmental review responsibility from Federal Highway Administration