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e-Guide: ODOT's Environmental Guidance Website
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Welcome to the e-Guide. The goal of this site is to help you navigate through all the various environmental and permitting procedures as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other federal and state laws and regulations required for constructing a highway project in the state of Oregon.  

 
Master Resource Page 
Direct Links to the Guidance
Environmental Contacts   
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Mount Jefferson at Jefferson Park
 
e-Guide Organization

PROJECT PROCESS INFORMATION
NEPA Project Management (EIS & EIS Processes)
Region Environmental Coordination (Categorical Exclusion Processes)   
Project Scoping & Programming 
Project Development
Environmental Permitting & Compliance
 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
NEPA Program
Recreation Lands Programs (Parks, Refuges re: Sections 4(f) & 6(f)) 
Natural Resources Program
Cultural Resources Program
Air Quality, Acoustics, & Energy Program
Local Agency Environmental Program 
OTIA/Bridge Delivery Program
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Transportation Planning & Plans   
Maintenance, Operations, Emergencies   
Post-Construction Monitoring 
Mitigation & Conservation
 

Direct Links

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA) PROJECT MANAGEMENT 
Manuals & Guidance Laws & Regulations
NEPA Coordination Guidance Website
EIS Annotated Template
ODOT/FHWA Quality Control Review Process for NEPA Documents and Section 4(f) Evaluations:
 
NEPA Document Dos and Don’ts
Project Classification Guidance
CETAS: Regulatory Streamlining
FHWA-Environmental Toolkit
FHWA-T 6640.8 A
NEPA Law 
NEPA CEQ Regulations 
FHWA Regulations
e-CFR FHWA CEQ 23 CFR Regulations (easier to read)
SAFETEA-LU: The LAW
(Sec. 6002-EISs, pages 715-723)
SAFETEA-LU § 6002
(FHWA Guidance)
SAFETEA-LU § 6002
(ODOT Guidance - FTP Site)
Final Rule (23 CFR 771 and 49 CFR 622) 
(new Transit and FHWA EIS procedures; 3/24/09)
 
 
Sample Documents   
Templates & Standard SOWs  
NEPA Sample Documents
NEPA Statement of Work 
 
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NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM
Guidance Manuals   Laws & Regulations  
BA Guidance Manual
ESA Guidance Manual  
Stormwater Management Plan
Water Resources Guidance Manual 
Wetlands/Permits Guidance Manual
Biology/ESA 


Mitigation Conservation BankingRemoval/Fill Permits
Wetlands
Violation Reporting Policy
 
 
Sample Documents  
Templates & Standard SOWs  
Biology Sample Documents
BA Template (.pdf)  
Water Resources Sample Documents
BA Template (.doc)  
Wetlands/Permits Sample Documents
Biology Statement of Work 
   
 
Water Resources Impact Assessment Template  
 
Water Resources Statement of Work 
 
 
 
Wetlands/Permits Template 
 
Wetlands/Permits Statements of Work 
   
 
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CULTURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM
Guidance Manuals
Laws & Regulations
Archaeological Resources Website Archaeological Links
Archaeological Resources Guidance Manual  
Historic Regulations  
Historic Resources Website  
Cultural Resource Statutes  
Historic Resources Guidance Manual 
Section 4(f) Policy Resource
 
Violation Reporting Policy 
 
Sample Documents  
Templates & Standard SOWs  
Archaeological Sample Documents
Archaeological Resources Templates 
Cultural Resources Sample Documents
Archaeological Resources Standard SOW
 
 
 
Historic Resources Templates  
 
Historic Resources Standard SOW 
  Section 4(f) de minimis Template for Section 106 Resources
  Section 4(f) Temporary Occupancy Documentation
 
 
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AIR QUALITY | ACOUSTICS | ENERGY  
Guidance Manuals Laws & Regulations
Air Quality Guidance Manual EPA-Clean Air Act   
FHWA-HEP Website   EPA-Conformity Rule 
Acoustics/Noise Guidance Manual   
FHWA-Noise Regulations   
FHWA-Noise Barrier Guidance  
Energy Regulations, Guidelines and Policies
Energy Guidance Manual  
 
 
 
Sample Documents  
Templates & Standard SOWs  
Air, Noise, & Energy Sample Documents
Air Quality Templates 
 
Air Quality Statement of Work 
 
 
 
Acoustics/Noise Templates
 
Acoustics/Noise Statement of Work 
 
 
 
Energy Templates 
 
Energy Statement of Work 
 
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PROJECT SCOPING & PROGRAMMING 
Guidance Manuals Laws & Regulations
   
Sample Documents Templates & Standard SOWs  
   
 
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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT 
Guidance Manuals Laws & Regulations 
   
Sample Documents  Templates & Standard SOWs  
   
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING & COMPLIANCE
Guidance Manuals Laws & Regulations
Environmental Permitting 
Environmental Compliance   
 
Sample Documents Templates & Standard SOWs  
   
 
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MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS, & EMERGENCIES 
Guidance Manuals Laws & Regulations
   
Sample Documents Templates & Standard SOWs  
   
 
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POST-CONSTRUCTION MONITORING 
Guidance Manuals Laws & Regulations 
 
Sample Documents  Templates & Standard SOW's
   
 
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MITIGATION & CONSERVATION
Guidance Manuals Laws & Regulations 
Mitigation Ops. Manual Vol. 1 
   
Sample Documents Templates & Standard SOWs  
Mitigation & Conservation Sample Documents  Mitigation & Conservation Templates 
  Mitigation & Conservation Statements of Work 
 
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TRANSPORTATION PLANNING 
Guidance Manuals Laws & Regulations
   
Sample Documents  Templates & Standard SOWs  
   
 
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RECREATION LANDS
Guidance Manuals
Laws & Regulations
LWCF 6(f) Manual--NPS Guidance for Completing 6(f) Conversion Requests   LWCF 6(f)--NPS Website-6(f) Regulations 
FHWA Section 4(f) Evaluation & Approval Process  Section 4(f) Policy Paper 
Parks, Wildlife Refuges
 
Sample Documents    Templates & Standard SOWs  
  Section 4(f) de minimis Template for Parks and Recreational Resources 
  Section 4(f) Temporary Occupancy Documentation
   
 
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REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR 
Guidance Manuals
Laws & Regulations
Regional Environmental Coordinator Manual  
CE and PCE Closeout Guidance  
ECTS Guidance  
Environmental Checklist Guidance   
Environmental Classification Guidance   
Part 3 Guidance   
   
REC Sample Documents Templates & Standard SOWs  
Example Memorandum for Exempt 23 CFR 771.177(c) Activities CE Closeout Document CE Closeout Document  
Programmatic CE Closeout Document 
   
 
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LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM 
Guidance Manuals
Laws & Regulations      
Environmental Triggers Local Laws & Regulations  
Local Agency Guidance Manual   
 
 
Sample Documents  
Templates & Standard SOWs   
 
 
   
 
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OTIA | BRIDGE DELIVERY UNIT 
Guidance Manuals   
Laws & Regulations  
OTIA Environmental Program
OTIA Legislation  
OBDP-ODOT Environmental Website 
 
   
Sample Documents    
Templates & Standard SOWs    
 
 
 
 
 
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Contacts - e-Guide Homepage
FOR STATEWIDE PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE
 
*Contact the staff listed below within the appropriate Section: 
 
      *Statewide NEPA Program Coordinator
      *Geo-Environmental Section Manager
 
Geo-Environmental Section  (Salem)  503-986-4200
GeoEnvironmental Homepage
 
FOR REGION PROJECT DELIVERY GUIDANCE  
 
*Contact the staff listed below within the appropriate Region:

      *Region Environmental Coordinator (REC)
      *Region NEPA Project Manager (EPM)
 
Portland
Salem 
Roseburg
Bend
La Grande
503-731-8200
503-986-2600
541-774-6299
541-388-6032
541-963-3177
 



FOR LOCAL AGENCY PROJECT GUIDANCE  
Local Agency Liaisons & Program Coordinators (includes all Region LALs)
 
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