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Division of Planning
Office of Environmental Services
Purpose & Need Toolkit

The Purpose & Need (P&N) Toolkit is designed as a companion piece to the Purpose & Need Training course required by ODOT for vendors and ODOT staff who participate in the writing of environmental documents.

The toolkit is divided into categories of P&N training that closely follow course organization as outlined in the presentation.


 Course Materials


 Federal Guidance




 Laws & Regulations


 P&N Contacts


If you have questions about Purpose & Need, contact an OES staff member below:

Erica Schneider
OES Policy Administrator
(614) 387-0134
Kevin Davis
OES Policy Supervisor
(614) 752-2788
Doug App
OES Training Coordinator
(614) 644-0170


FHWA Contacts