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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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Project Development Process (PDP)Sept. 22, 2016This course provides a comprehensive view of the Ohio Department of Transportation’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

Class Full. Registration Closed. Registration to open 10/8 for December 8 course.

Categorical ExclusionSeptember 28-29, 2016This 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 full. Registration closed.

NEPA - Managing the Environmental and Project Development Process TrainingNovember 7-10, 2016​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
Environmental Update MeetingNov. 15, 2016Meeting
Public InvolvementNovember 16, 2016​This 1-day training class is based on ODOT's new public involvement manual.
Purpose & NeedNovember 29, 2016This 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.
Ecological TrainingNovember 30, 2016This 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.

Class full. Registration closed.

Waterway PermitsDecember 1, 2016​Focusing on the Waterway Permits process, topics include relevant environmental laws, application process, timeliness and the roles of regulatory agencies in the process.

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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. 2016

Ecological Updated March 2016

Waterway Permits Updated March 2016

Section 106 Updated September 2016

Section 4(f) & 6(f) Updated August 2016

Purpose & Need Updated May 2016

NEPA Updated Sept. 2015

Public Involvement Updated August 2016

Project Development Proecess Updated Sept. 2016

Environmental Site Assessment



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​Valoria Slaughter
(614) 466-7100