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Streamlining Environmental and Planning Processes (NCRST-SEPP)

NCRST - SEPP Advisory Panel

In support of and cooperation with the US DOT RITA sponsored project, an advisory panel concept was proposed and organized by FHWA that included participation and representation at both local and national levels. The constitution of the advisory panel was designed to provide policy and technical support and direction to the research team in the following capacities:

Objectives of the Policy Representative on Advisory Panel:

  • Support the implementation of statutory and regulatory requirements, and FHWA policy, related to transportation planning, linking transportation planning and the environmental review process under NEPA,  integrated planning, and environmental streamlining and stewardship
  • Facilitate the formation of working relationships and development of common understandings of different interests and needs among practitioners

The Technical members should represent the various geographic regions of the U.S. and be able to speak to the ability of DOTs to adopt new remote sensing methods. 

Objectives of the Technical Members of the Advisory Panel:

  • Evaluate needs for data and technology to deliver useful and timely information for decision-making
  • Support implementation and demonstrate the use of natural resource conservation planning applications in the transportation decision-making process
  • Support transportation decision-making for multiple “what if” scenarios and trade-off analyses
  • Promote data sharing, delivery, and analysis to relevant conservation, transportation, internal and external entities

Advisory Panel Participants

Shari Shaftlein FHWA, Team Lead Policy/Program Development Office of Project Development& Environmental Review HEPE-20, RM E76-311
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC  20590
(202) 366-5570
202-366-7660 (fax)
Shari.Schaftlein@dot.gov

Caesar Singh (US DOT Program Manager)Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Technologies in Transportation
US DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
(202) 366 - 3252
Caesar.Singh@dot.gov

Keith Moore - Advisory Panel Leader FHWA, Environmental Protection Specialist
Federal Highway Administration
Room E76-208
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
(202) 366 - 0524
Keith.Moore@dot.gov

Claiborne Barnwell Environmental Division Engineer
Room 3016, P.O. Box 1850
Mississippi Department of Transportation
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-7920
cbarnwell@mdot.state.ms.us

Cecil Vick, Jr.FHWA Mississippi Division
666 North Street, Suite 105
Jackson, MS 39202-3199
(601) 965 - 4215
Cecil.Vick@fhwa.dot.gov

Elizabeth Hobbs, Ph.D.State Program Administrator Coordinator - Geographer
Cultural Resources Unit
Office of Environmental Services
Minnesota Department of Transportation, MS 620
395 John Ireland Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 366-3611
elizabeth.hobbs@dot.state.mn.us

Paul SchneiderCREATE & NMRB Engineering Project Manager
FHWA, Illinois Division
1415 Legacy Circle
Fenton, MO  63026
(217) 416-1095
paul.schneider@fhwa.dot.gov

Gregory I. Slater, GISP Chief Design Technical Services Division
Office of Highway Development
707 North Calvert St, C101
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 545-8952
gslater@sha.state.md.us

Mary Gray Federal Highway Administration
Office of Natural and Human Environment
711 S. Capitol Way Suite 501
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 753-9487
Mary.Gray@fhwa.dot.gov

Gregg EricksonCalifornia Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-6296
gregg_erickson@dot.ca.gov

David FelderUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service
6578 Dogwood View Parkway, Suite A
Jackson, Mississippi  39213
(601) 321 - 1139
David_Felder@fws.gov

Bill Shaw Idaho DOT - Senior Transportation Planner
206 North Yellowstone
PO Box 97
Rigby, ID 83445
(208) 745-5608
bill.shaw@itd.idaho.gov

Ed Wolford Environmental/Realty Specialist
FHWA, Utah Division
2520 W. 4700 S., Suite 9A
Salt Lake City, UT 84118
(801) 963-0078 (ext 235)
Edward.Woolford@fhwa.dot.gov

Patti Caswell Oregon DOT - Wetlands Program Coordinator
355 Capitol St. N.E.
Salem, OR 97301-3871
(503) 986-4335
(503) 508-5945 (cell)
Patti.Caswell@odot.state.or.us

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