AUTHORITY OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION TO MITIGATE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

State highway department and transportation agencies have a continuing need to keep abreast of operating practices and legal elements of specific problems in highway law. This report is a new paper which continues NCHRP's policy of keeping departments up to date on laws that will affect their operations. This paper will be published in a future addendum to "Selected Studies in Highway Law." The contents are as follows: Introduction; The Evolution of Project Mitigation; Statutory of Mitigation Programs (Floodplains; Wetlands; Farmlands; Threatened and Endangered Species; Parklands and Refuges; Historic and Archaeological Sites; Noise; Scenic Preservation and Enhancement; Nature Preserves); Recurring Mitigation Issues (Funding Constraints; Use of Eminent Domain; Transfer of Mitigation Properties); Summary; and Appendix.

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  • Publication Date: 1992-5

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 11 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00622300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM