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Chapter 11
11.15. Mass Highway Environmental Roles & Responsibilities

Example 27 : Mass Highway Environmental Roles & Responsibilities

The Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that Mass Highway 's EMS is integrated as a fundamental part of daily operations and is supported by all managerial and supervisory levels of the Department. In doing so, the Commissioner's Office ensures the EMS is consistent with the Department's overall Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives; the facilitation of agreements with other Massachusetts State Departments including the Department of Environmental Protection; adequate EMS related funding and staff levels as recommended by the Chief Engineer.

Chief Engineer
The Chief Engineer ensures that the needs for staffing and resources for the sustainability of this EMS are defined and communicated to the Commissioner and that environmental policies and programs are effectively implemented and communicated by senior management. The Chief Engineer also ensures that the EMS is reviewed on a regular basis and that practical measures are implemented to improve its effectiveness.

Administrative Services Division
The Administrative Services Division provides Mass Highway EMS support in areas of Budget, Training, Safety, Information Technology Systems ( ITS ) , and Personnel. A summary of the roles and responsibilities for the Administrative Services Division is provided below.

Projects Division
The Projects Division is responsible for ensuring that environmental laws and regulations are considered and properly addressed during the design phase of projects at Mass Highway facilities and directly supports all components of the Environmental Management System. The Projects Division consists of the following Sections; Bridge, Highway Design, Highway Administration, Right-of-way, Project Management and, Environmental. The Section primarily responsible for stewardship of the EMS is the Environmental Section.

Environmental Section
The Environmental Section provides expertise in interpretation of environmental regulations, compliance program development and implementation, compliance budget analysis, compliance inspection and reporting and environmental SOP/policy review and development. The Environmental Section supports the EMS with defined roles and responsibilities to maintain environmental compliance at facilities. Below is a summary of general Environmental Section roles and responsibilities. Specific roles and responsibilities are provided in the descriptions of the individual EMS components of this manual.


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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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