TRB Webinar: Complete the Puzzles in Planning and Environmental Linkages Practice

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August 30, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
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Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 1.25 hour(s)

TRB Webinar: Complete the Puzzles in Planning and Environmental Linkages Practice

Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) is an approach in transportation planning for establishing the purpose and need as well as the reasonable range of alternatives in environmental documents prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern to cover various aspects of the PEL process, including public involvement, agency involvement, developing purpose and need, screening alternatives, implementation plans, and transitioning to NEPA. Presenters will review case studies to help the various aspects come to life.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committees on Environmental Issues in Transportation Law and Environmental Analysis and Ecology.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $60. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  • State department of transportation (DOT) lessons learned and case studies - Troy Halouska, Colorado DOT
  • Practitioner case studies and lessons learned – Gina McAfee, HDR
  • PEL legal perspectives - Fred Wagner, Venable
  • Question and answer session moderated by Diane Nulton, HDR

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:

  • Identify critical elements of public and agency involvement for PEL studies
  • Understand the documentation requirements for purpose, need, and alternatives development and screening
  • Determine key points in the PEL process where the U.S. Federal Highway Administration or the U.S. Federal Transit Administration involvement is needed in the process

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits.

If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact AICP.

Continuing Legal Education Credits

TRB is offering 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for this workshop from the state board. 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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