TRB Webinar: One Federal Decision: Requirements and Tips for Achieving This Goal

March 27, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 1.25 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM that will discuss how to adhere to Presidential Executive Order 13807, which focuses on expediting infrastructure projects by suggesting that National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) decisions should be made in two years (Notice of Intent to Record of Decision). Furthermore, this order suggests that all federal decisions should be coordinated in a way that permits can be issued within ninety days of the NEPA decision. This webinar will describe practices that have already been applied as well as others for consideration that may help agencies achieve these goals for their transportation projects. Presenters are project managers in the areas of environmental planning, and will provide technical, legal, and policy insights to help implement the executive order.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Fred Wagner, Venable LLP
  • Diane Nulton, HDR, Inc.
  • Ted Boling, Council on Environmental Quality

Moderated by: Diane Nulton, HDR, Inc.

Webinar Outline

  1. Requirements of Executive Order 13807 and One Federal Decision (OFD) for federal agencies
  2. Potential stumbling blocks that must be overcome to accomplish these goals
  3. Tools and practices available for accomplishing these goals
  4. Legal considerations of agency decision-making for transportation projects
  5. Federal government’s experience with implementing the executive order
  1. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements of EO 13807/OFD and any subsequent policy documents for federal agencies and project proponents
  • Identify practical and legal stumbling blocks to accomplishing the goals of EO 13807
  • Describe potential practices to facilitate the goals of EO 13807 from the perspective of the technical consultant, agency decision-maker, and project proponent
  • Identify future policy actions that may be taken to effectuate EO 13807

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not  to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room.  To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

In addition, advance registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk ( for assistance in signing in.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in October 2018. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits 

TRB is offering 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for the above listed workshop from the state board, so we advise that you contact your state board prior to registering for the webinar to see if credits would be accepted. Registered webinar attendees who sign in and view the entire webinar will receive a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to their board. Complete a certificate for each state in which you are required to file. Rules for CLE in some states require the provider to file attendance with the regulator as a service to lawyers. Please confirm jurisdictional reporting requirements with the state regulator. This certificate should be filed with the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity. Introductory remarks, keynote addresses, business meetings, breaks, receptions, etc., are not included in the computation of credit. TRB will retain a copy of your attendance; however, TRB is not required to submit attendance to the board.

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