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NEPA Training: Managing the Environmental and Project Development Process

Nov
02
Start: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
End: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Teams Meeting
Virtual

This course provides a comprehensive view of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s process for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). It will build upon all of ODOT’s environmental courses and provides participants with an understanding of the various aspects of planning and project development and how they are used to guide them in making NEPA process decisions for ODOT’s program.

Agenda

Day 1 – 8:30am to 4:30pmNEPA training logos
Day 2 – 8:30am to 4:00pm

Topics Include: NEPA/CEQ – PDP Process – Public Involvement & Decision Making – Purpose & Need – Performance Based Project Development - Critical Path Management & Environmental Strategy - Special Studies - Developing & Evaluating Alternatives - Developing a NEPA Strategy - Environmental Documentation – Categorical Exclusions - Environmental Assessments/Environmental Impact Statements - Managing Change/Re-evaluations – Environmental Commitments

Note: successful completion of an online test (within two weeks after the course) is required for certificate. Short breaks will be provided as needed. Total contact hours of instruction = 13.5 (with break times subtracted).

Pre-Course eLearning (New)

As a prerequisite for attendance, all participants must have successfully completed the below training courses (within the past 5 years) prior to attending OES’ NEPA Training. Course transcripts and certificates will be verified prior to training.

  • Aesthetic Design Guidelines
  • Air Quality 100
  • Categorical Exclusion (CE) *
  • Ecological 100 *
  • Environmental Commitments
  • Farmlands
  • Feasibility Studies and Alternative Evaluation Reports (FS/AER)
  • Floodplains
  • Noise Analysis 100
  • Preparing Reader Friendly Documents
  • Project Development Process (PDP) *
  • Public Involvement (PI) *
  • Purpose & Need (P&N) *
  • Regulated Materials Review (RMR) 100
  • Section 4(f) *
  • Section 6(f) *
  • Section 106 *
  • Underserved Populations (UP)
  • Waterway Permits 100 *

* Prerequisite requirement may be met if the individual has completed the OES in-person (classroom-based) version of this training within the past 5 years.

Who Should Attend?

ODOT Consultants, LPAs, MPOs, PMs, and others who work with ODOT on projects.

Instructors

Susan Daniels (Lawhon & Associates) and Nicole Clune (Clune Consulting Services).

Registration Information

Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $162 per person for government employees and $405 for non-government employees. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact LTAP prior to the course so the appropriate arrangements can be made. Please visit https://ltap.enrollware.com/schedule to access the online registration system. Select the course name from the Schedule page, and then scroll down to click on the session date/location highlighted in green font to proceed. You will have the option to pay the registration fee by credit card or check.

Please click here to access the online registration system. Select the course name from the Schedule page, and then scroll down to click on the session date/location highlighted in green font to proceed. You will have the option to pay the registration fee by credit card or check.

Registrants will receive instructions for how to join the MS Teams meeting.