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Each training course is specially designed to provide the latest regulatory requirements and updates on the ODOT process for completing NEPA documents for transportation projects.

Registration for all OES classes will open approximately 60-90 days prior to the class start date. Please sign up for the OES Mailing list (in the right column of this page) to receive notices when registration opens. Please check back if the class you were interested in is full. Additional classes are being scheduled soon.

For more detail about classes, click on Class Name below:

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NEPA - Managing the Environmental and Project Development Process TrainingTBD​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

Registration open soon.

Section 4(F) & 6(f)Mar. 15, 2018The purpose of this class is to provide an understanding of Section 4(f) of the US DOT Act and how it applies to ODOT's program.

Registration closed. Class full.

Categorical ExclusionApr. 4-5, 2018      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.

Registration closed. Classes full.

Project Development Process (PDP)March 21 & April 18, 2017This 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.

Registration closed. Class full.

Purpose & NeedMay 10, 2018This 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.
Registration open soon.
Public InvolvementMay 15, 2018​This 1-day training class is based on ODOT's new public involvement manual.

Registration open soon

Ecological TrainingTBDThis 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.

Registration open  soon.

Waterway PermitsTBD​Focusing on the Waterway Permits process, topics include relevant environmental laws, application process, timeliness and the roles of regulatory agencies in the process.

Registration open soon.

Section 106TBAClass developed to better inform and educate participants of the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.


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The Office of Environmental Services provides Toolkits to accompany most, not all, training courses that we offer. Toolkits are closely aligned with the class curriculum plan as well as providing helpful links to partner agencies such as FHWA and AASTHO. And, in many cases, toolkits provide supplemental information to OES manuals.

The following training courses have associated Toolkits:

Categorical Exclusion Updated Sept. 2017

Ecological Updated Feb. 2018

Waterway Permits Updated Feb. 2018

Section 106 Updated Sept. 2017

Section 4(f) & 6(f) Updated March 2018

Purpose & Need Updated Nov. 2017

NEPA Updated Sept. 2015

Public Involvement Updated November 2017

Project Development Process Updated March 2018

Environmental Site Assessment



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​Valoria Slaughter
(614) 466-7100