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

General Guidance Date Description Format
Environmental Handbook for Public Involvement 03/20
Provides guidance on TxDOT’s process for conducting public involvement in connection with the environmental review of a project
Guidance: Public Meetings and Public Hearings Comment Response Matrix 07/16 Provides guidance on preparing a comment/response matrix
Notice and Opportunity to Comment Date Description Format
Template: Notice and Opportunity to Comment 03/20 Used to prepare a notice and opportunity to comment. The template can be used for state projects and for federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
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 Meeting Date Description Format
Template: Notice of a Public Meeting with Virtual Component 05/20 Template for preparing a notice of a public meeting with virtual component for a project.
Template: Notice of a Public Meeting 03/20 Used to prepare a notice advertising to the public that TxDOT will be conducting a public meeting. The template can be used for state projects and for federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Template: Notice of a Virtual Public Meeting
03/20 Used to prepare a notice advertising to the public that TxDOT will be conducting a virtual public meeting. The template can be used for state projects and for federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Template: Documentation of Public Meeting

07/19

Template for preparing the cover sheet for the documentation of a public meeting for the file.

Opportunity for Public Hearing Date Description Format
Template: Notice Affording an Opportunity for a Public Hearing 03/20
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 03/20
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 07/19 Template for preparing the cover sheet for the documentation of an opportunity for public hearing for the file.
Public Hearing Date Description Format
Template: Notice of a Public Hearing with Virtual Component 05/20 Template for preparing a notice of a public hearing with virtual component for a CE project.
Template: Draft EA Notice of Availability and a Public Hearing with Virtual Component 05/20 Used to prepare a notice advertising to the public that TxDOT will be conducting an in-person public hearing with a virtual component. The template can be used for state projects and for federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Template: Draft EIS Notice of Availability and a Public Hearing with Virtual Component 05/20 Template for preparing a combined notice of availability of a draft EIS and a notice of a public hearing with virtual component.
Template: Notice of a Virtual Public Hearing
04/20 Template for preparing a notice of a virtual on-line public hearing for a CE project.
Template: Draft EA Notice of Availability and Virtual Public Hearing
04/20 Used to prepare a notice advertising to the public that a draft environmental assessment (EA) is ready for review and that TxDOT will be conducting a virtual public hearing. The template can be used for state projects and for federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Template: Draft EIS Notice of Availability and Virtual Public Hearing 05/20 Template for preparing a combined notice of availability of a draft EIS and a notice of a public hearing with virtual component.
Template: Notice of a Public Hearing 03/20
Template for preparing a notice of a public hearing for a CE project.
Template: Draft EA Notice of Availability and Public Hearing 03/20
Used to prepare a notice advertising to the public that a draft environmental assessment (EA) is ready for review and that TxDOT will be conducting a public hearing. The template can be used for state projects and for federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Template: Draft EIS Notice of Availability and Public Hearing 03/20
Used to prepare a notice advertising to the public that a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) is ready for review and that TxDOT will be conducting a public hearing, which is required for all DEISs. The template can be used for state projects and federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
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 Date Description Format
Template: Final EA Notice of Availability 03/20
Used to prepare a notice advertising to the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is ready for review.
FONSI Notice of Availability Date Description Format

Template: FONSI Notice of Availability

03/20

Used to prepare a notice to the public advertising that TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed project. The template can be used for state projects and for federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Notice of Intent for an EIS Project Date Description Format

Template: Notice of Intent for an FHWA EIS Project

12/19

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

Template: Notice of Intent for a State EIS Project

03/18

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

FEIS/ROD Notice of Availability Date Description Format

Template: FEIS/ROD Notice of Availability

03/20

Use this template to prepare a notice advertising to the public that a combined final environmental impact statement and record of decision (FEIS-ROD) is ready for review. The template can be used for state projects and for federal projects assigned to TxDOT by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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