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Chapter 11
11.1. Florida DOT Environmental Policy

Example 16 : Florida DOT Environmental Policy

It is the policy of the Florida Department of Transportation to help preserve and enhance Florida 's natural, physical, cultural and social environment as we develop, implement, and maintain transportation facilities and services. In carrying out this policy, the Department will:

  • Balance quality engineering and aesthetic design principles with consideration of environmental and economic aspects of the transportation program.
  • Utilize methods to preserve, enhance, and protect trees and other vegetation as valuable natural resources consistent with ecosystem management principles, local community values and established safety practices.
  • Take into account the effects of transportation improvements on prehistoric and historic cultural resources in all phases of Department activity and avoid, minimize, or mitigate for such impacts as applicable.
  • Cooperate in the State's Greenways Program of land acquisition and management through identification and prioritization of important habitat connections. Where alternative mitigation strategies permit, the Department will support land acquisition activities to help achieve this ecological infrastructure. Consideration of habitat connectivity and wildlife crossings will be included on existing facilities as well as in the development of planned projects.
  • Consider, in all functional activities, environmental factors such as noise, air quality, stormwater runoff, water quality, wetlands, wildlife and habitat, and hazardous materials in order to preserve and enhance the state's environmental quality.
  • Maximize the use of recycled materials in highway construction.
  • Cooperate in the State's program to control the spread of invasive exotic plants.
  • Consider social consequences resulting from transportation actions to ensure that impacts to the human environment are identified and fully considered equally with impacts related to the natural and physical environments.
  • Be sensitive to community values and needs utilizing an open decision-making process, which strives to accommodate community concerns, where feasible, and facilitate problem solving in a collaborative manner.
  • Utilize proactive public involvement that is responsive to agencies, citizens and groups in addressing environmental issues and developing transportation plans, programs and policies.


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Table of Contents
Chapter 11
11.1 Florida DOT Environmental Policy 11-1
11.2 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Environmental Policy 11-1
11.3 Maine Dot Environmental Policy 11-2
11.4 North Carolina DOT Environmental Stewardship Policy 11-3
11.5 PennDOT’s Green Plan Policy Statement 11-3
11.6 Washington State Dot Environmental Policy 11-4
11.7 New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority Environmental Policy 11-4
11.8 Texas Environmental Commitment Checklist 11-5
11.9 Maine DOT Environmental and Safety Auditing Policy and Procedure 11-11
11.10 Maine DOT Corrective Action Request Form 11-14
11.11 Mass Highway Compliance Tracking Methods 11-15
11.12 Mass Highway Compliance Tracking Roles and Responsibilities 11-16
11.13 Mass Highway Self-Audit Procedure 11-17
11.14 Mass Highway Facility Self-Audit Checklist 11-18
11.15 Mass Highway Environmental Roles & Responsibilities 11-20
11.16 Mass Highway Environmental Section EMS Roles and Responsibilities 11-20
11.17 Mass Highway Operations Division EMS Roles and Responsibilities 11-22
11.18 Mass Highway District EMS Roles and Responsibilities 11-23
11.19 Mass Highway Training Expectations By Role 11-24
11.20 Mass Highway Environmental Training Program Roles and Responsibilities 11-25
11.21 PennDOT District 10 SEMP Responsibility Table 11-26
11.22 PennDOT District 10 SEMP Training Table 11-28
11.23 NYSDOT Construction/Environmental Training Schedule 11-29
11.24 Environmental Checklist for MoDOT Facilities 11-30
11.25 PennDOT Stockpile Quality Assurance Responsibilities 11-33
11.26 PennDOT 15-Minute Stockpile Walkaround 11-34
11.27 PennDOT Stockpile Snapshot 11-34
11.28 PennDOT Maintenance Stockpile Activity Protocol 11-35
11.29 PennDOT Post-Storm Salt Management Tracking Responsibilities 11-41
11.30 Risk, Compliance Issues, and Management Examples for Highway-Generated Waste - Oregon DOT 11-42
11.31 NYSDOT-DEC Deer Carcass Composting – Practice Guidelines 11-43
11.32 NYSDOT’s Draft Metric for Assessing Performance of Integrated Vegetation Management on ROW 11-47
11.33 NCDOT Roadside Vegetation Management Guidelines in Marked Areas 11-50
11.34 Invasive Species Coordination and Control DOT Resources
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