The EMS program is one of several statewide environmental programs, overseen by the Maintenance and Operations Branch (MOB) that provide consistent guidance and direction to ODOT Maintenance employees. ODOT’s EMS program translates regulatory requirements and agency expectations into straightforward best management practices (BMPs) and guidance for the storage, handling, and disposal of materials typically found at ODOT maintenance facilities. The EMS program for Maintenance Yards was developed by a technical team comprised of representatives from ODOT Fleet, Facilities, Safety, HazMat, and Maintenance plus a representative from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
The EMS program consists of three components contained in two distinct documents. The ODOT Maintenance Yard Environmental Management Systems Policy and Procedures Manual (Manual) contains a copy of the Policy (MAI 31) and describes the EMS program in detail. The Employee Handbook is a quick reference of common practices and is intended for field level staff.