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Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Section 4(f) of the DOT Act of 1966 is triggered by projects funded or approved by a U.S. DOT agency that propose the use of historic property or land from a publicly owned park, recreation area, or refuge. Examine the stringent approval standards of this substantive law and discuss ways to better integrate and streamline Sections 4(f) and 106 with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.


Joe Trnka, AICP, CEP, J Trnka Consulting, principal investigator and certified environmental professional; specialist in Section 4(f), Section 106, NEPA, and Section 404 projects

Evaluation Comments

"A well-organized, easy-to-follow review of the 4(f) process."

"The seminar exceeded expectations by clarifying so many terms and language that I have had questions about regarding de minimus and programmatics."

"Clarified issues about when to use and when not to use 4(f)."

"A wonderful course; very informative and thought-provoking."

"The seminar provided a much stronger understanding of Section 4(f). Case studies were very helpful."


Federal and state managers and consultants preparing compliance documents for federal DOT actions under Section 4(f), NEPA, and/or NHPA.

Continuing Education Credits

This seminar meets the criteria for programs in the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and participants will receive 6 PDH HSW each day.
Self-reporting often is an option for members of other professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Related Seminars

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for Cultural and Natural Resource Managers
Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation
Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
Landscape Preservation: Advanced Tools for Managing Change
Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads
Section 106: An Introduction
Section 106: Agreement Documents

Locations and Dates

  • Montpelier, VT
    October 29-30, 2015
    offered in conjunction with
    NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with the
    Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
  • Tallahassee, FL
    March 3-4, 2016
    offered in conjunction with
    NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with the
    Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources
  • Washington, DC
    March 16-17, 2016
    in cooperation with the
    National Park Service, National Capital Region

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$500 (6-week advance registration); $550 (regular registration)

Rate for 4 days including NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources:
$800 (6-week advance registration); $850 (regular registration)

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.

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