* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Civic Engagement
Step 2. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary alternatives
Step 3. Conduct external scoping
Step 4. Refine alternatives
Step 5. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 6. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 7. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 8. Analysis of public comment
Step 9. Prepare revised plan/environmental document
Step 10. Public review of revised plan/environmental document
Step 11. Analysis of public comment *
Step 12. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 13. Release final plan/decision document to the public