WisDOT sends information about its acquisitions from farm
operations to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
DATCP reviews the information and determines
whether to prepare an Agricultural Impact Statement (AIS). When
DATCP prepares an AIS it sends copies to the affected farm
operations, their legislators and the public. WisDOT commonly
includes the AIS in its Environment Impact Statements.
Environmental documents are sent to the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) for approval if it is a federal project.
Similarly, projects that are state funded are approved by WisDOT.
Citizen input is sought throughout the development of the
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and they may request a copy of
the Draft EIS. A public hearing is held to obtain citizen comments
on the Draft EIS. However, citizens can give feedback to the
transportation region where the project is located at any time.