This course offers professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.
Course overview: This course provides a step-by-step overview of both the indirect and cumulative impact analyses. The difference between indirect and cumulative impact is discussed, and common terms used in both processes are reviewed.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations require that potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts are considered to determine significance during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
Training level: This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels III and IV.
Target audience: The target audience for this training includes engineers, planners, and supervisors who participate in determining the indirect and cumulative impacts on a project.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the difference between direct and indirect impacts;
- List the factors to consider in determining whether or not an action may be excluded from consideration;
- Describe the seven-step indirect impact analysis process; and
- Describe the eight-step cumulative impacts analysis process.