Transportation projects must comply with federal regulations governing the method and requirements for protecting and managing water resources. TxDOT designed the following tool for environmental practitioners to meet U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) obligations.

Questions? Contact the Ecologicial Resource Management staff at (512) 416-2661.

Title Date Description Format
Environmental Handbook for Water Resources 11/17 Provides a regulatory background for and outlines the TxDOT process steps necessary to document compliance with the regulations concerning the management of water resources
TxDOT Water Resources Handbook Companion Viewer 01/18 Shows available water resources data that may be useful for compliance with regulations that are addressed, as applicable, during TxDOT’s environmental clearance process. The map viewer was prepared by TxDOT’s Environmental Affairs Division in September of 2017 using the best available data and will be updated on an annual basis, pending changes in source data. Data sources are identified by drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
Standard Operating Procedure for Requesting USCG Bridge Permitting Exceptions from FHWA 06/15 Outlines a process to request an exception from the USCG bridge permitting requirements.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Sole Source Aquifers – Safe Drinking Water Act 05/1997 MOU between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes the consultation and review process for Federal-aid highway projects which may affect water quality in designated sole source aquifers. This MOU is pursuant to Section 1424(e) of the Safe Drinking Water act (PL 93-523)