Caltrans Environmental Compliance: Fundamentals of Section 4(f)

The Caltrans Environmental Compliance Program for local agency partners and consultants is a pilot program developed by the Caltrans Division of Environmental Analysis-Environmental Staff Development branch in partnership with UC Davis Extension to provide local agency partners and consultants with environmental compliance training to aid them in navigating Caltrans’ environmental process. Course content will emphasize Caltrans’ requirements, procedures and document formats.

This is an interactive workshop where students will learn about Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, which is the statute that protects parklands, recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and significant historical sites. This course will focus on identifying Section 4(f) resources, determining use of Section 4(f) resources and documenting de minimis findings. The course will briefly cover programmatic and individual Section 4(f) processes.

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