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Preliminary Developmental/Environmental Work

District One Planning of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for making sure that all necessary environmental clearances are received for the District's projects. Technical support is given to local governments that receive Federal Highway Administration funds passed through the Ohio Department of Transportation.   

For further information on this subject contact:

 Nate Tessler - District Environmental Coordinator 
 ODOT District One, Planning & Engineering 
 1885 N. McCullough Street
 Lima, Ohio 45801
 Email:  Nate.Tessler@dot.ohio.gov 
 Telephone:  (419) 999-6886        

For news releases about ODOT District 1 seeking input on upcoming projects please visit the News Releases page.

Environmental Resources


ODOT Office of Environmental Services - This site has a lot of useful information. 

ODOT's Storm Water Management Plan Web site

FHWA - Environmental Information

FHWA Environmental Justice Information

Federal-Aid Highway Program Stewardship and Oversight Agreement between ODOT and the FHWA

Two page FHWA flyer about "A Guide to Measuring Progress in Linking Transportation Planning and Environmental Analysis"

FHWA's website on Planning and Environment Linkages - You can get the complete "A Guide to Measuring Progress in Linking Transportation Planning and Environmental Analysis" from the publications page of this site.

Information on FHWA's Updated Section 4(f) Policy Paper from the Successes in Streamlining monthly newsletter of June 2005

The July/August 2003 issue of FHWA's "Public Roads" magazine has many articles on Preliminary Developmental/Environmental work.

AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence


Sections of the ODOT Office of Envoronmental Services


Cultural Resources  - Includes Archaelogy, Historic Bridges and History/Architecture

Ecological Resources and Waterway Permits

Environmental Policy

Environmental Site Assessment Training



ODOT District One Planning & Engineering Web Site Manager:  Charles Schreck