Early acquisition means acquisition of real property interests by an acquiring agency prior to completion of the environmental review process for a proposed transportation project, as provided under 23 CFR 710.501 and 2323 U.S.C. 108.
23 CFR § 710.105
Terms defined in 23 U.S.C. 101(a) and 4949 CFR part 24 have the same meaning where used in this part, except as modified in this section.