Section 4(f) and Section 6(f) properties
Rare natural features
Analysis and Documentation
Alternatives Recommended for Study Report:
individual report (not necessarily required by NEPA)
of alternatives considered during planning that have
not been determined unreasonable and therefore
need to be carried forward for detailed study during
NEPA. This report can be developed for any alter-
native that the local area recommends be included
in the NEPA study process. One of its primary
purposes, however, is to assure that the "Locally
Preferred Alternative" corridor that is included in
Planning is documented for inclusion in the NEPA
study. GIS level environmental data is the most likely
source for much of what is included in this report.
The following categories of information are included:
Transportation evaluation (summary of alter-
native against the evaluation and measures of
Environmental impacts (human and natural
including information included in the Indirect
and Cumulative Impacts summary and the
Community Impacts Analysis summary
developed from previous linkages.
Impact on specially administered lands and
adopted plans (for example, tribal lands, wildlife
refuge lands, economic development plans,
school plans, multi-modal plans, etc.).
Air quality implications.
Summarization of public and agency comments.
Question to Be Asked Regarding "Unreasonable"
Data Needed to Support "Unreasonable"
Purpose & Need
How does the "unreasonable" solution fail to meet
Purpose & Need
Community vision/ goals
What supporting data justifies that the solution is
What aspect(s) of the Purpose & Need does this solution
fail to meet?
Why was this modal solution determined to be
"unreasonable" based on Purpose & Need?
Local key priorities
Documentation of adequate public involvement
Transportation system needs