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Environmental Programs

The Oregon Department of Transportation's Maintenance and Operations Branch Environmental Programs provides statewide environmental support to ODOT Maintenance Districts. Their support, along with support from the ODOT Geo Environmental Section, is critical to ensuring statewide guidance on maintenance programs and ensuring practices meet state and federal laws and regulations intended to protect natural and cultural resources.
The Maintenance and Operations Branch Environmental Section has:
  • 2 water quality technicians;
  • 2 foresters;
  • A vegetation management coordinator;
  • A winter maintenance deicer coordinator.

Program Topics

Click on the title bar of the topics below to learn more about our environmental programs.


Contact Us 

455 Airport Road SE
Building K
Salem, Oregon 97301
Patti Caswell
Maintenance Environmental Program Manager

Environmental Management System


The Environmental Management System is a statewide environmental program that provides guidance and direction to Oregon Department of Transportation maintenance employees.
It translates regulations and requirements into a list of best practices for the storage, handling and disposal of materials found at ODOT maintenance facilities.
This system was developed by representatives from ODOT and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

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