Programming agreements are documents that define a process optimized for managing routine environmental requirements for frequent types of projects. They generally establish procedures for consulting, verifying and complying with one or more federal statutes. Programming agreements can be used nationally, nationally, regionally or locally. Taking into account repetitive actions on the basis of a programme and not individual actions per project will increase efficiency while taking due account of the environment. The EDC-2 initiative has formally continued efforts to secure programmatic agreements promoted by the Federal Highway Administration in recent years, focusing on agreements with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the USFWS Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The Confederation`s teamwork culminated in September 2017 with the completion of a programming section 7 Council and Biological Notice. This streamlined process will be available for power transfer projects that may involve Atlantic salmon or its designated critical habitat, meet program design and design standards, and involve at least one of the signatory federal authorities. For example, an urban project that replaces an existing ditch that requires approval from the engineering corps for drinking water may use this process to expedite the obtaining of their federal permit. Programmatic agreements are effective and effective in defining: (1) clear roles and responsibilities of the parties involved; (2) standardization of coordination and compliance procedures; (3) facilitate the development of greater trust between DOT and regulators` staff; (4) the possibility of more concentrated and effective concentration and effectiveness of staff and the effectiveness of staff and limited resources; (5) reduce the processing time of authorizations while improving the predictability of authorization conditions; and (6) an optimized environmental assessment process that speeds up the project exploration process. Here you will find the programmatic consultation document, the project notification form and instructions, the plan model and the additional model documents. To learn more about this program, please contact one of the Federal Action Agency`s staff on the „Guide to the Project Notification Form“ form. Recognizing the value of streamlining federal regulatory processes and promoting the construction of better electrical passages in Maine in late 2015, the Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service came together to explore options. With U.S. support