Announcement of Solicitation and Application Procedure for State Participation in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program
Section 6005 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) provided FHWA the authority to allow up to five States to assume the Secretary's responsibilities for the environmental review, consultation, and other actions pertaining to the review or approval of highway projects. In selecting States for the five available slots in the pilot program, Congress gave priority to the selection of the States of Alaska, California, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. However, at this time, two States, Ohio and Texas, have declined to participate in the pilot program. Accordingly, this notice solicits applications from all other States for participation in this pilot program.