Section 4(f) Final Rule: New Guidance on a Complex Regulation

Section 4(f), the statute that protects public parks, recreational areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and public and private historical sites from use by proposed transportation projects, is one of the most stringent environmental laws related to transportation. On March 12, 2008, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a Section 4(f) Final Rule in the Federal Register to help clarify the 4(f) approval process and simplify its regulatory requirements. The March 2008 Successes in Stewardship Newsletter provides a first look at the Final Rule, highlighting key changes made to the 4(f) regulation as required by Section 6009 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).


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  • Accession Number: 01104549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2008 9:25AM