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Chapter 11
11.17. Mass Highway Operations Division EMS Roles and Responsibilities

Table 23 : Mass Highway Operations Division EMS Roles and Responsibilities



Deputy Chief Engineer Operations

Ensures that the EMS review is conducted and continual improvements are made within the Division to ensure compliance with the EMS related to facility operations.

Operations Engineer

Ensures proper support of the EMS from the Highway Maintenance Unit ( Snow and Ice, Communications, Structure Maintenance, Facilities ) ; Equipment and Materials ( Central Stockroom in Franklin, Heavy Equipment maintenance, repair, storage and auctions, Truck and Car fleet, Medford Sign Shop, Paint Crew ( long Lines ) , Fuel Management; Traffic Engineering and Operations; ITS Programs ( HOV Lane ) . Obtains and ensures compliance with applicable permits for Operation's facilities. Responsible for implementation of the EMS and environmental compliance for Line Painting operations including cleaning of painting equipment without releasing cleaning residuals into the environment and ensures proper storage of any hazardous material and/ or wastes. Ensures that the foreman of each paint crew coordinates environmental related activities with the respective Facility Foreman to ensure environmental compliance.


Provides contract support and guidance to Unit and District maintenance personnel in such a manner that supports compliance with the EMS . The ensures that personnel are aware of Mass Highway Environmental Standard Operating Procedures, Policies, Administrative Consent Orders and environmental regulatory requirements. Ensures that facility project designs include proper environmental permitting in accordance with Federal and state regulations. Ensures that provisions are included for the operation of completed designs in accordance with issued environmental permits.

Construction Division
The Construction Division is responsible for ensuring that environmental laws and regulations are considered and properly addressed during construction of projects on Mass Highway facilities.

Research and Materials Testing Laboratory
The Research and Materials Testing Laboratory is responsible for ensuring that the laboratory is operated in accordance with federal and state regulations and Mass Highway 's SOPs in support of Mass Highway 's EMS .

EMS Task Force
The EMS Task Force is composed of representatives of Offices, Divisions, Districts, and Sections. The Task Force provides input to the Annual EMS Review and Evaluation Process.

The Districts are responsible for the implementation of the EMS at District facilities and to ensure that operations at facilities are in compliance with environmental regulations and Mass Highway SOPs. A summary of District EMS roles and responsibilities for facility compliance is provided below.


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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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