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Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO)

Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) works closely with county, State, and Federal Land Management Agencies to repair and restore Federally-owned roads damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic failures. The area covered includes 33 eastern states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. For the USDA Forest Service, the EFLHD service area covers the same eastern states plus Oklahoma and Texas.

The ERFO program was established in July 1977 and is authorized under Title 23, United States Code (USC) Section 125(e). The ERFO mission is to provide funding and engineering services to restore access to public lands. The categories of roads eligible for ERFO funding are as follows: Forest Highways, Forest Development Roads, Park Roads and Parkways, Indian Reservation Roads, Public Lands Highways, Refuge Roads, Military Installation Roads, Corps Recreation Roads, Bureau of Reclamation Roads, and Bureau of Land Management Roads.

2011 ERFO Disaster Assistance Manual

Table of Contents Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 The Process
Chapter 3 Funding
Chapter 4 Eligibility
Chapter 5 Roles and Responsibilities
Appendix A Definitions
Appendix B ERFO Disaster Assistance Service Area Reference Matrix
Appendix C Correspondence Samples, Instructions
Appendix D Law and Regulation
Download 2011 ERFO Manual .pdf (2.95 MB)

ERFO Tables, Requests and Reports

Time_Extension_Table
DSR_Estimate_Continuation_Sheet
DSR_Estimate_Form
DSR_Supplemental_Sheet
ERFO_Funds_Request_Table
POP_Summary
POP_Table
Quick_Release_Letter_Table
Quick_Release_Response_Table
Disaster_Repair_Status_Closeout_Report
Summary_Closeout_Report_Table
Time_Extension_Request
Download All ERFO .zip files (18 KB)

Damage Survey Report (DSR) and Betterments Examples

Emergency Information Nationwide

Before submitting the formal Notice of Intent letter please call or email:

J. “Eric” Wright
ERFO Coordinator
EFLHD-FHWA
Desk: (571)434-1547
Cell: (703) 946-8181
John.Wright@dot.gov

Page last updated: August 08, 2013