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May 9, 2017Closed

​Informational meeting updating Office of Environmental Services partners about upcoming news related to the Environmental process in transportation projects.

Meeting5/9/2017
Nov. 16, 2017Open

Class Description: This training class was developed to better inform and educate participants of the requirements to prepare a "Purpose and Need Statement" and what is expected in a "high quality" Purpose and Need Statement. This course will expand the knowledge and skills of front-line transportation practitioners in development and preparation of Purpose and Need statements as part of planning and environmental documents for the fulfillment of complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Target Audience: A one-day class designed for anyone who prepares environmental documents.
Registration open soon.
This training class was developed to better inform and educate participants of the requirements to prepare a "Purpose and Need Statement" and what is expected in a "high quality" Purpose and Need Statement. Click here for Toolkit.11/16/2017
Nov. 29, 2017Open

​This 1-day training class is based on ODOT's new public
involvement manual. It will provide an overview of public involvement as it
relates to the NEPA process and ODOT's PDP. Discussion will also include
why public involvement is necessary and public involvement requirements as
well as methods and best practices.

Who Should Attend? – Consultants, along with ODOT District
Environmental staff, ODOT Communications staff, Local Public Agency staff
and others who work with the public on projects following ODOT's Project
Development Process.


Instructors – Erica Schneider, Kevin Davis and Tim Hill
with OES.

Registration open soon.

​This 1-day training class is based on ODOT's new public involvement manual.Click here for Toolkit.8/23/2017
Nov. 8, 2017Open

This training is an overview of ecological documentation and coordination with an emphasis on the methods and techniques required for completion of ecological survey reports (ESRs) for ODOT projects. This course is one of the prequalification requirements identified by ODOT's Office of Environmental Services with regard to ESR preparation. This one-day course is designed for district environmental staff and consultants who prepare ESRs.

 

This training is an overview of ecological documentation and coordination with an emphasis on the methods and techniques required for completion of ecological survey reports (ESRs) for ODOT projects.Click here for Toolkit11/8/2017
Nov. 9, 2017Open

Description – Focusing on the Waterway Permits process, OES staff walk
class attendees through the intricacies of waterway regulations, permit
application development, coordination requirements and consultant
prequalification. Topics include relevant environmental laws, application
process, timelines, and the roles of the regulatory agencies in the process.
This course is one of the prequalification requirements identified by ODOT’s
Office of Environmental Services with regard to waterway permit preparation.
Details are available online from the OES website at:
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/Environment/training/prequalifications/

Who Should Attend? – This 1-day course is designed for district
environmental staff and consultants who prepare environmental documents.

Instructors – Matt Perlik, Adrienne Earley, Katie Dunlap,
Craig Kerscher and Tara Tarlton with OES.

​Focusing on the Waterway Permits process, topics include relevant environmental laws, application process, timeliness and the roles of regulatory agencies in the process.Click here for Toolkit11/9/2017
Sept. 20, 2017Open

Class Description: This training is an overview of the implementing regulations of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, (36 CFR Part 800). This is a one-day course overview based on modules developed by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, presented with an ODOT perspective. Also included is an overview of the four National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility criteria, including the seven aspects of integrity, as issued by the Keeper of the National Register. It also includes a discussion of boundary determinations, what is considered and not considered when defining boundaries for National Register eligible properties. This class is a course is taught by ODOT OES staff.

Target Audience: A one-day class designed for anyone who prepares environmental documents and a prequalification requirement for consultants who conduct cultural resources investigations for ODOT.
This one-day course is an overview of the implementing of regulations of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.Click here for Toolkit.9/20/2017
Sept. 21, 2017Open

Class Description: Topics will include CFR 774 Section 4(f), nationwide and FHWA/ODOT programmatic agreements, use of the handbook and appropriate checklists and the writing and assembly of approvable Section 4(f)/6(f) documents. Workshops may be led by FHWA and OES personnel.

Target Audience: The class is designed for district environmental staff and consultants who prepare environmental documents.
Topics will include CFR 774 Section 4(f), nationwide and FHWA/ODOT programmatic agreements, use of the handbook and appropriate checklists and the writing and assembly of approvable Section 4(f)/6(f) documents. Click here for Toolkit.9/21/2017
Sept. 27-28, 2017Open
​Class Description:This is a two-day training course designed for consultants, local public agencies, and ODOT staff working on environmental documents for state and local transportation projects. The class focuses on ODOT’s Categorical Exclusion Process including regulatory requirements and preparation of CEs using the online CE System. Subject matter experts also present on specific resource areas that must be considered under NEPA.
This is a two-day training course designed for consultants, local public agencies, and ODOT staff working on environmental documents for state and local transportation projects.Class Toolkit9/27/2017
Sept.19, 2017Open

​This course provides a comprehensive view of the ODOT's Project Development Process (PDP) and will provide participants with an understanding of the decision elements of the PDP and how to make project decisions within the PDP structure.

Registration closed.

This course provides a comprehensive view of ODOT's Project Development Process (PDP) and will provide participants with an understanding of the decision elements of the PDP and how to make project decisions within the PDP.Website9/19/2017
TBDOpen

This is a one-week class designed to help Project Managers gain a better understanding of the various aspects of planning and project development and to guide them in making better NEPA process decisions when working on transportation projects.  Consultants who want to become prequalified with ODOT to prepare Environmental Assessments (EAs) or Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) are required to take this class to meet prequalification requirements. And, Project Managers over Major ODOT transportation projects are required to take this class.

Registration open soon.

​This is a one-week class designed to help Project Managers gain a better understanding of the various aspects of planning and project development and to guide them in making better NEPA process decisions when working on transportation projectsClick here for Toolkit1/1/2018