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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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Section 4(F) & 6(f)Sept. 18, 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.
Categorical ExclusionSept. 25-26, 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.
Ecological TrainingOct. 16, 2018This 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.
Waterway PermitsOct. 17, 2018​Focusing on the Waterway Permits process, topics include relevant environmental laws, application process, timeliness and the roles of regulatory agencies in the process.
Purpose & NeedTBAThis 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.
NEPA - Managing the Environmental and Project Development Process TrainingTBA​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


Project Development Process (PDP)TBAThis 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.


Public InvolvementTBA​This 1-day training class is based on ODOT's new public involvement manual.


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. 2018

Ecological Updated Feb. 2018

Waterway Permits Updated Feb. 2018

Section 106 Updated Sept. 2017

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

Purpose & Need Updated May 2018

NEPA Updated Sept. 2015

Public Involvement Updated November 2017

Project Development Process Updated April 2018

Environmental Site Assessment



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​Valoria Slaughter
(614) 466-7100