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Public Involvement Toolkit

This page contains guidance and templates for conducting and documenting public involvement in connection with the environmental review of a project.

General guidance

Title Date Description
Guidance: FAQ Regarding Virtual Public Involvement under NEPA and TxDOT’s Environmental Review Rules 05/22 This FAQ contains guidance regarding conducting virtual public involvement under TxDOT’s environmental review process.
Environmental Handbook for Public Involvement 12/21 Provides guidance on TxDOT’s process for conducting public involvement in connection with the environmental review of a project.
Guidance: Public Comment Response Matrix 09/20 Provides guidance on preparing a comment/response matrix.
Spanish Versions of Translator/ADA Accommodation Request Statement and NEPA Assignment MOU Disclaimer 09/20 A Spanish version of the translator/ADA accommodation statement and the FHWA-TxDOT Assignment MOU disclosure statement.

Notice and opportunity to comment

Title Date Description
Template: Notice and Opportunity to Comment 04/21 Template for preparing a notice and opportunity to comment for a project.
Template: Documentation of Notice and Opportunity to Comment 07/19 Template for preparing the cover sheet for the documentation of a notice and opportunity to comment for the file.

Public meetings

Title Date Description
Template: Notice of a Virtual Public Meeting with In-Person Option 06/21 Template for preparing a notice of a virtual public meeting with an in-person option.
Template: Notice of a Public Meeting 04/21 Template for preparing a notice of a public meeting for a project.
Template: Notice of a Virtual Public Meeting 06/21 Template for preparing a notice of a virtual on-line public meeting for a project.
Template: Documentation of Public Meeting 07/19 Template for preparing the cover sheet for the documentation of a public meeting for the file.

Opportunities for public hearings

Title Date Description
Template: Notice Affording an Opportunity for a Public Hearing 04/21 Template for preparing a notice of an opportunity for public hearing for a CE project.
Template: Draft EA Notice of Availability and Opportunity for a Public Hearing 04/21 Template for preparing a combined notice of availability of a draft EA and a notice of opportunity for public hearing.
Public Hearing Opportunity Certification 12/19 Form for preparing a certification that an opportunity for public hearing was afforded.
Template: Documentation of Public Hearing Opportunity 01/22 Template for preparing the cover sheet for the documentation of an opportunity for public hearing for the file.

Public hearings (CEs)

Title Date Description
Template: Notice of a Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option 06/21 Template for preparing a notice of a virtual public hearing with an in-person option for a CE project.
Template: Notice of a Public Hearing 04/21 Template for preparing a notice of a public hearing for a CE project.
Template: Notice of a Virtual Public Hearing 06/21 Template for preparing a notice of a virtual on-line public hearing for a CE project.

Public hearings (EAs)

Title Date Description
Template: Draft EA Notice of Availability and Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option 06/21 Template for preparing a combined notice of availability of a draft EA and a notice of a virtual public hearing with an in-person option.
Template: Draft EA Notice of Availability and Public Hearing 04/21 Template for preparing a combined notice of availaiblity of a draft EA and a notice of a public hearing.
Template: Draft EA Notice of Availability and Virtual Public Hearing 06/21 Template for preparing a combined notice of availability of a draft EA and a notice of a virtual online public hearing.

Public hearings (EISs)

Title Date Description
Template: Draft EIS Notice of Availability and Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option 06/21 Template for preparing a combined notice of availability of a draft EIS and a notice of a virtual public hearing with an in-person option.
Template: Draft EIS Notice of Availability and Public Hearing 04/21 Template for preparing a combined notice of availability of a draft EIS and a notice of a public hearing.
Template: Draft EIS Notice of Availability and Virtual Public Hearing 06/21 Template for preparing a combined notice of availability of a draft EIS and a notice of a virtual online public hearing.

Public hearing certification and documentation

Title Date Description
Public Hearing Certification 12/19 Form for preparing a certification that a public hearing was held.
Template: Documentation of Public Hearing 07/19 Template for preparing the cover sheet for the documentation of a public hearing for the file.

Final EA notice of availability

Title Date Description
Template: Final EA Notice of Availability 04/21 Template for preparing a notice of availability for a final EA on a project that requires a separate notice of the final EA prior to the FONSI per 23 CFR 771.119(h).

Final notice of availability

Title Date Description

Template: FONSI Notice of Availability

04/21

Template for preparing a notice of availability for a FONSI.

Notice of intent for an EIS project

Title Date Description

Template: Notice of Intent for an FHWA EIS Project

10/20

Template for preparing a notice of intent to prepare an EIS for a FHWA project.

Template: Notice of Intent for a State EIS Project

10/20

Template for preparing a notice of intent to prepare an EIS for a state project.

FEIS/ROD notice of availability

Title Date Description

Template: FEIS/ROD Notice of Availability

04/21

Template for preparing a notice of availability for a combined FEIS/ROD.