Environmental Awareness

606 – The Environmental Process:
Explains the circumstances under which the National Environmental Policy Act is applicable to right of way profession. Explores the integral role of the environmental review process and how it pertains to project planning, design, right of way acquisition, construction and maintenance of large-scale projects.  
Course Number:


Course Title:

The Environmental Process

Course Level:


Course Length:

1 day – 8 AM to 5 PM 

IRWA Credits:



IRWA Course 600 “Environmental Awareness” (or equivalent)



Course Description

This course familiarizes participants with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other important legislation which guides the project development process, as well as the various agencies and stakeholders involved.   Participants are also introduced to the right of way professional’s role in each phase of the project development process and the responsibilities for which he or she will be held accountable when seeing a project through to completion. For purposes of this course, right of way acquisition and management is defined broadly to include acquisition and management of real property, typically for construction projects (linear and non-linear), but also for other purposes such as environmental mitigation.
  • An advanced course that can be applied towards continuing education and recertification credit.
  • Overview of project development and environmental process
  • NEPA
  • Other environmental legislation
  • Comprehensive environmental permit strategies
  • Review and introduction to case study exercises
  • Project conceptualization
  • Constraints analysis and siting
  • Project planning and preliminary design
  • Project decision, detailed design and ROW acquisition
  • Construction
  • Operations and maintenance

Course Tuition includes

  • Participant Manual

Who should take this course

This course is intended for any private, public, or regulatory agency staff member, consultant, or decision maker who is involved in right of way acquisition and management.

Classroom Based Education

Online Education

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