Tag Archives: Right of Way

New Right-of-Way Regulations on Indian Lands

Every once in a while, infrastructure projects we’re working on involve traversing Indian lands.  For those of you involved in such projects, you should take a look at the Final Rule published by the Department of the Interior, which went into effect last month.  The Federal Register summarizes the Final Rule as follows: This final rule comprehensively … Continue Reading

Nossaman’s Eminent Domain Practice Group Attending the Transportation Research Board’s 94th Annual Meeting In Washington D.C.

The Transportation Research Board’s 94th Annual Meeting is well under way in Washington D.C. (January 11-15, 2015).  The meeting, which has attracted over 12,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors this year, provides an opportunity for transportation professionals to share knowledge and perspectives with colleagues and to learn about the latest developments in transportation research, policy, and … Continue Reading

City of San Clemente Shoreline Project On the Horizon

On June 10, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which, among other things, streamlines the U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ infrastructure authorization process, accelerates project delivery, and authorizes federal funding for a variety of projects, including projects in California.  Among these California projects is the San Clemente Shoreline project, which includes construction and continuing maintenance … Continue Reading

FHWA and FTA Issue New Guidance On MAP-21 Exclusions

On July 6, 2012 President Obama signed into law MAP-21, which, among other things, contained new National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") requirements for the Federal Transit Administration ("FTA") and Federal Highway Administration ("FHWA").  Earlier this month, pursuant to a mandate in MAP-21, FTA and FHWA adopted new regulations governing the implementation of two new categorical exclusions.  The two new categorical exclusions apply to (1) … Continue Reading

Upcoming IRWA Meetings — Come See Me!

For all you Southern California right-of-way folks, the next few weeks have quite a bit in store.  Here’s what’s going on in the local International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapters: IRWA Chapter 57 Meeting (2/6/13):  This Wednesday, February 6, IRWA Chapter 57 (Inland Empire) will be hosting its monthly luncheon at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Riverside.  The guest speaker … Continue Reading

FHWA Resources

The FHWA recently published a series of useful short videos on its website.  For those of you working on transportation projects involving federal aid, check them out below: Right-of-Way Coordination and Certification Requirements.  Before an agency gets to construct its project, it needs to coordinate and certify the right-of-way.  This video provides an overview of the … Continue Reading

California Court of Appeal Confirms Valuation Method for Private Utilities in Public Rights-of-Way

A new published California court of appeal decision may be important for private utility companies with respect to the valuation of their possessory interests in public rights-of-way for property tax assessment purposes.  The case, Charter Communications Properties v. County of San Luis Obispo, provides that when assessing the fair market value of a utility’s possessory … Continue Reading

California Transportation Commission Announces Allocation of $101 Million for 90 Projects

Today the California Transportation Commission announced the allocation of $101 million to fund 90 state-wide transportation projects.  The CTC’s updated project allocation list provides a full breakdown of all the projects. In reviewing the project list, there appears to be a big push towards going "green":  many of the projects involve improvements such as tree planting, compressed … Continue Reading
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