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Chapter 11
11.14. Mass Highway Facility Self-Audit Checklist

Example 26 : Mass Highway Facility Self-Audit Checklist

Hazardous Waste

  1. Are all containers closed?
  2. Are all containers labeled?
  3. Is the waste compatible with the container and/or its liner?
  4. Are containers holding ignitable or reactive wastes located at least 50 feet from the property line?
  5. Is the accumulation area delineated?
  6. Is the accumulation area posted with a sign?
  7. Is secondary containment provided?
  8. Is sand contained within a containment area?
  9. Is salt contained indoors?
  10. Are hazardous materials stored in appropriate locations?
  11. Are hazardous materials stored in proper containers?
  12. Are all hazardous material containers closed and labeled?
  13. Are MDSS and right-to-know information prominently posted?
  14. Are hazardous materials stored near floor drains?
  15. Are all compressed gas cylinders properly sorted ( labeled, capped, chained, or in rack ) ?
  16. Are there any leaking vehicles/equipment present?
  17. Are materials other than hazardous waste present in accumulation areas?
  18. Is hazardous waste present outside the accumulation area?
  19. If present, are satellite accumulation area requirements being met?
  20. Are emergency contacts posted?
  21. Does the facility have a supply of spill absorbents available?
  22. Are weekly inspections being performed?
  23. Are accumulation volume limits exceeded for the generator status?
  24. For SQGS only: are hazardous wastes being stored for longer than 180 days?
  25. Are all self-transporting two part receipts on file?

Solid Waste

  1. Are bulk solid wastes stored in designated storage bins or segregated by type?
  2. Are dumpsters and trash cans free of hazardous wastes, regulated recyclables, and universal wastes?
  3. Is the facility free of litter?
  4. Is solid waste accumulated in a natural resource area? ( refer to facility plan )
  5. Are there any decommissioned/ abandoned vehicles or equipment present?
  6. Underground/aboveground storage tanks
  7. Is there any evidence of spillage around tank fill ports or dispensing pumps?
  8. Are required tank permits/registrations clearly posted at the facility?
  9. For outdoor aboveground petroleum storage tanks: is secondary containment provided?
  10. For aboveground storage tanks ( including propane and calcium chloride tanks ) : are the tanks clearly placarded or labeled with their contents and NFPA ratings?
  11. Are weekly stage ii vapor recovery inspections being performed?

Water Quality

  1. Are garage floor drains clear of debris or obstructions and functioning properly?
  2. Do floor drain sumps/troughs require sediment removal?
  3. Is there evidence of oil or hazardous materials entering a floor drain or catch basin?
  4. For wastewater recycling systems: are the systems functioning properly?
  5. For wastewater tight tanks or recycling systems: does the tank or system need to be pumped?
  6. Record current volume in tank or system.
  7. Is there evidence of sand or sediment entering any catch basins or other drainage structures at the facility?
  8. Is the oil/water separator functioning properly

Natural Resources

  1. Are there any regulated wetland resource areas or waterways on or adjacent to the facility? ( i.e. vegetated wetlands, banks, floodplains, land under water, and the riverfront area ) note: refer to the facility plan for confirmation.
  2. Are there activities occurring which are resulting in direct impacts to a wetland resource area or waterway? Note: direct impacts include filling, excavating, dumping, or altering.
  3. Are there activities occurring which are resulting in indirect impacts to a wetland resource area or waterway? Note: indirect impacts include erosion, sedimentation, or siltation.
  4. Are there activities occurring within the buffer zone that are resulting in direct or indirect impacts to any vegetated wetland or bank to a waterway?


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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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