Public parks, Wildlife Management Areas and Historic sites, districts, and structures (including bridges) receive extra protection. Alternates “using” these resources must be shown to have no other “prudent and feasible” option. This will require coordination with the County’s engineers.
Local Government and Environmental Programs will arrange for a meeting to discuss NEPA scope and milestone schedule. The County Commissioner and their design engineer will need attend in person or by conference call
Once the Task Order is issued, the consultant acts as the ODOT NEPA Project Manager.
What if the County wants to use a NEPA consultant that isn’t on the list?
The County may elect to directly hire NEPA. ODOT will provide the required scope of work to assist the County in negotiation of scope and fee. The required NEPA process, including ODOT led consultation, is the same.