Applicant. The Federal, State, or local government authority, proposing a transportation project, that the Administration works with to conduct environmental studies and prepare environmental documents. For transportation actions implemented by the Federal government on Federal lands, the Administration or the Federal land management agency may take on the responsibilities of the applicant described herein.
23 CFR § 774.17
The definitions contained in 23 U.S.C. 101 are applicable to this part. In addition, the following definitions apply: