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Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2012 11:46 AM

Environmental Documents

The environmental process, although complex and fluid, is an integral part of the project development process. Caltrans policy is to evaluate the environmental benefits and consequences of its activities and implement practices that minimize environmental impacts; a systematic interdisciplinary approach is used to identify and evaluate environmental issues and problems.The resulting documentation can take many forms, depending upon the laws and regulations under consideration and the complexity of the impacts.

The most direct conduit to information about a particular environmental document is to contact the individuals listed at the front of the publication. Typically these individuals are the authors or editors of the document. Alternatively, you could contact the district Environmental Branch.

Environmental documents are typically available for public consideration at various locations in the vicinity of the project location. Many of these documents are available for viewing, downloading and printing on the Caltrans web site - refer to the appropriate district Environmental Planning Branch web page, where available.

The Program's Environmental Management Office assists district staff in the preparation of environmental documents.

Refer to the Standard Environmental Reference for more information.