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Public participation is an essential part of the development and implementation of a transportation project. This toolkit provides guidance, procedures and examples of how to prepare for and execute public involvement-related tasks to comply with federal and state regulations.

Title Date Description Format
Public Participation Environmental Handbook
04/14 Public involvement is an ongoing aspect of the project planning process that encourages and solicits public input and provides the opportunity for the public to become fully informed about project development. This handbook provides guidance on the process and requirements of complying with federal and state public participation regulations.
Affording an Opportunity for a Public Hearing Notice 04/14 An example of a notice affording the opportunity for a public hearing
Public Hearing Notice 04/14 An example of a notice for a public hearing
Public Hearing Notice 04/14 An example of a notice for a public meeting
Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equality Act–A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)   Appendix A: Section 6002 – Efficient Environmental Reviews for Project Decision Making
Executive Order 13166 "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency"   The executive order that requires that persons with limited English proficiency be provided improved access to federally conducted programs and activities.
United States Code (USC) Title 23, Sec. 128. Public Hearings
  Requires state departments of transportation to conduct a hearing when submitting plans for a federal-aid highway project involving the bypassing of or, going through any city, town, or village. These requirements also apply to proposed interstate highway projects.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 1500 – 1508   Parts 1500 through 1508 of this title provide regulations application all federal agencies for implementing the procedural provision of the National Environmental Policy Act
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations 40 CFR §1506.6   Provides the requirements for federal agencies to conduct public involvement

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