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... Recommendations for SCDOT and Partner Agencies The SCDOT will likely use TCAPP as a guide and resource when looking to advance a project having significant environmental impacts to facilitate interagency coordination and cooperation. One of the most beneficial aspects of the TCAPP tool is the identification of partners and stakeholders who need to be brought together at crucial decision points in the project development and review process.
From page 46...
... Breadth and Depth of Information After the training, SCDOT personnel felt the tool provided valuable resource information, but the breadth and depth of the website were overwhelming. The team understands that the tool's complexity may be a result of its intended nationwide use, from the federal to local planning levels.
From page 47...
... Decision Guide for environmental permitting/NEPA was best fit for the Hoopstick Creek project. It proved to be a challenge to completely follow the TCAPP Decision Guide simply because the project team and partners are not currently set up according to the merger process.
From page 48...
... and impacts among the SCDOT and agency partners. As one agency partner commented, "I did not really get the full use of the tool, but it allowed us to come together and comment." Other states may benefit from using TCAPP to identify and improve procedures in routine projects, even if the tool is not applied to all projects.
From page 49...
... The project team reiterates a recommendation from the Minnesota pilot project that the assessment could better adapt results based on specific collaboration ratings. The results and recommendations provide valuable information but do not adjust to the weaknesses and strengths of the particular partners.

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