Federal Environmental Compliance for Projects Utilizing Alternative Funding Models

The purpose of NCHRP 25-25, Task 81 is to conduct a review of federal environmental and regulatory processes and outcomes for projects funded through public-private partnerships (e.g., highway, bridge, and tunnel concessions, as well as other types of operating arrangements) and other alternative funding mechanisms (e.g., joint development agreements). This project-level review is summarized in a compendium of project templates that structure the research findings in a consistent and comparable format providing insight into the role of the private sector in the environmental and regulatory processes and how it may affect the state/federal role. The templates are designed to reveal: Specific factors that determine the roles the public and private sectors play; Outcomes from the role the private sector plays in the public process; Trends or a lack thereof, as projects are generally unique; and Best practices or lessons learned applicable to the environmental and regulatory clearance of future projects While the primary purpose of the research conducted for NCHRP 25-25, Task 81 is to prepare a series of templates demonstrating different models for gaining environmental clearance for projects utilizing alternative funding approaches, the project oversight panel directed the research team to investigate the following issues: What is different with the environmental review and compliance processes when the private sector is involved on a joint development or P3 basis? What factors should project sponsors consider during the environmental review or compliance phases of project development in order for these types of projects to succeed? and How are environmental commitments tracked and enforced with design-build contracts and who is tracking them and confirming follow through?


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 25-25, Task 81
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2018 12:26PM