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Division of Planning
Office of Environmental Services
Manuals, Guidance, & Forms
This page is intended to be a resource for all manuals, guidance, forms, templates, and examples produced by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Environmental Services.
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NEPA Assignment 
Pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) executed December 11, 2015 and amended June 6, 2018, ODOT has assumed all the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary’s responsibilities for compliance with NEPA and other Federal environmental laws for highway projects within the State of Ohio subject to the terms and conditions set forth in 23 U.S.C. and the MOU. These responsibilities include the environmental review, reevaluation, consultation, and other actions pertaining to the review or approval of highway projects required by applicable federal environmental laws. Since ODOT was granted this responsibility by FHWA, ODOT now acts as the federal agency for environmental compliance.


Folder: Aesthetic Design Guidelines
Folder: Air Quality
Folder: Categorical Exclusions
Folder: Cultural Resources
Folder: Drinking Water
Folder: Ecological
Folder: EnviroNet
Folder: Environmental Commitments
Folder: Farmlands
Folder: Feasibility Studies and Alternatives Evaluation Report
Folder: File Management and Documentation
Folder: Fiscal Constraint
Folder: Floodplains
Folder: NEPA Assignment Specific
Folder: Noise
Folder: Project Development Process (PDP)
Folder: Public Involvement
Folder: Purpose and Need
Folder: Re-Evaluations
Folder: Regulated Materials Review (RMR) Guidance
Folder: Right of Way
Folder: Section 4(f) and Section 6(f)
Folder: State and Local Funded
Folder: Underserved Populations
Folder: Waterway Permits