Caltrans Programmatic Agreement

Except that if SHPO objects to the finding of the authorization within 30 days of receipt of appropriate documents, the District of Caltrans and CSO or the FHWA, as applicable, and all advisory parties must continue to consult SHPO to reach an agreement. In the event of no agreement within 15 days of receipt of the objection, CSO or FHWA shall request from the Custodian a final determination of the authorization in accordance with 36 CFR Part 63. The decision of the holder is final. The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has taken a programmatic approach to protecting at-risk Atlantic salmon while reducing project approval times for 60 percent of projects that are likely to affect the species.