Environmental Requirements for State Funded Projects
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) assists Localities by providing state funds for various access roads to qualifying airports, industrial sites and rail sites through the Industrial, Airport, and Rail Access Fund program. In addition, state funds are available to Localities to provide access to recreational and historical sites through the Recreational Access Fund program. The revenue share program also provides Localities with state funds for eligible projects.
If a state funded construction project is estimated to cost more than $500,000, VDOT must comply with the State Environmental Review Process (SERP). If VDOT determines that a SERP Preliminary Environmental Inventory (PEI) is required, that documentation will be provided to the Locality. The Locality is solely responsible for compliance required by any state and/or federal regulations, laws, etc.
If a state funded project is estimated to cost less than $500, 000, the SERP is not required and no further documentation will be forthcoming from VDOT on environmental requirements. The Locality is solely responsible for compliance required by any state and/or federal regulations, laws, etc.
The Locality will complete a Project Certification form and provide a copy to the VDOT Project Coordinator. VDOT will periodically perform Quality Assurance audits of Localities project documentation files.
- Project Early Notification form (EQ-429) – completed to initiate SERP if necessary