Apply federal requirements to the only the phase receiving federal funding
Federal requirements in many instances are more stringent than local requirements. This results in additional approvals, reporting requirements and documentation. This delays the process at one than more phase of the projects. Applying Federal requirements just to the portion or phase of the project receiving Federal assistance would provide relief to smaller agencies who may be challenged with meeting all Federal requirements, enforcing requirements outside of their agency or immediate control, or who have limited staff.