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Practitioner's Handbooks Resource Materials:
08 Developing and Implementing an Environmental Management System in a State Department of Transportation (DOT)

Environmental Management System Implementation Update, AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways, August 2006. Includes details on EMS efforts at 11 state DOTs and one transportation district.

EMS templates, directives, tools, modules, and fact sheets available through the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive

Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, Executive Order 13423, January 24, 2007

Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423, March 29, 2007

Environmental Information Management and Decision Support System for Transportation: The Results of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 25-23, Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) National Broadcast Series, June 24, 2004

AASHTO’s Practitioner’s Handbook 04, Tracking Compliance with Environmental Commitments/Use of Environmental Monitors (November 2006) – "A system for tracking environmental commitments made in the NEPA process could be implemented as part of an EMS."
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EPA-330/9-97-002R, Compliance-Focused Environmental Management System – Enforcement Agreement Guidance (June 2005), Provides "...particular emphasis on adopting EMSs to achieve improved environmental performance, including compliance, pollution prevention, and continual improvement in all areas, regulated and unregulated." Compliance agreements for several DOTs require EMSs.

FHWA’s Successes in Stewardship, Monthly Newsletter (May 2006) - "...EMS can better equip agencies with the information, resources, strategy, and feedback they need to improve their performance and reduce their environmental impact."

FHWA has supported and encouraged the use of EMSs for several years. For example, the July 23, 2002 Memorandum titled Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a tool to demonstrate Environmental Stewardship (signed by Cynthia J. Burbank, Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, and Real Estate Services) states "FHWA… continues to support EMS as a strategy for demonstrating environmental stewardship."

Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance

US EPA EMS Resources, Publications, and other information

EMS Software Assessment, under Cooperative Agreement 82886901, Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF), March 15, 2004

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