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Frequently Asked Questions
Level of Detail
Is the target report length of 100-pages for the main feasibility report or an integrated report/environmental document?
Can the feasibility document include all that is necessary to appropriately tell the planning story within 100 pages?
What does scalable mean?
Can you provide a crosswalk to compare legacy milestones and new process milestones; e.g., the Alternatives Milestone is between F2 and F3?
What are the roles of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and NOAA Fisheries in feasibility studies?
SMART planning assumes Vertical Team integration throughout the feasibility study. How will the MSC and HQ resources handle acceleration of studies and increased demand with limited available resources?
Does the new feasibility study process require less detail in the feasibility phase?
Will doing less detail in the feasibility phase likely increase the amount of modifications and changes during construction of an authorized project phases?
Does the SMART Planning approach move detail to the Pre-Construction Engineering & Design (PED) phase that could significantly change the project itself or its costs?
To meet the 100-page total report length, will significant analysis have to be cut from the report?
How do NEPA and other environmental compliance requirements fit into the new feasibility study process?
What is optimization and when does optimization occur in the feasibility study process?
Can optimization begin before the Agency Decision Milestone?
When is optimization of a plan finished?
What does standard range funding stream mean for study execution? (Ref paragraph 13.b)
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