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Division of Planning
Office of Environmental Services

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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Public InvolvementNovember 24, 2015​This 1-day training class is based on ODOT's new public involvement manual.

Class full. Registration closed.

Project Development Process (PDP)Jan. 13, 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
NEPA - Managing the Environmental and Project Development Process TrainingFebruary 8-12, 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 Site AssessmentFebruary 10, 2016This one day training course is an overview of ODOT's Environmental Site Assessment Guidelines and its implementation as part of the NEPA process.
Registration will open soon.
Ecological TrainingFebruary 24, 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.

Registration open soon.

Waterway PermitsFebruary 25, 2016​Focusing on the Waterway Permits process, topics include relevant environmental laws, application process, timeliness and the roles of regulatory agencies in the process.

Registration will open soon.

Section 106March 8, 2016This one-day course is an overview of the implementing of regulations of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Registration will open soon.

Section 4(F) & 6(f)March 9, 2016           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.

Registration will open soon.

Categorical ExclusionApril 12-13, 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.

Registration open soon.

Purpose & NeedMay 11, 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.
Registration will open soon.

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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. 2015

Ecological Updated Oct. 2015

Waterway Permits Updated Oct. 2015

Section 106 Updated Sept. 2015

Section 4(f) & 6(f) Updated Sept. 2015

Purpose & Need Updated Nov. 2015

NEPA Updated Sept. 2015

Public Involvement Updated Nov. 2015

Environmental Site Assessment


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​Valoria Slaughter
(614) 466-7100