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Chapter 11
11.18. Mass Highway District EMS Roles and Responsibilities

Table 24 : Mass Highway District EMS Roles and Responsibilities



District Highway Director

The District Highway Director is responsible for being familiar with and overseeing the implementation of the provisions of the EMS such that the District's roles and responsibilities are carried out in such a manner so as to maintain environmental compliance.

District Maintenance Engineer

The District Maintenance Engineer ( DME ) must maintain an awareness of the EMS and is responsible for coordinating facility maintenance activities in accordance the procedures of the EMS Manual. This includes ensuring that facility personnel are allotted sufficient time to perform house keeping tasks that support environmental compliance and notifying appropriate Mass Highway personnel of an emergency situation at facilities in accordance with Mass Highway' s Emergency Response Plan ( ERP ) and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure ( SPCC ) Plans at specific facilities. Obtains and ensures compliance with all applicable permits for District facilities.

Contract Specialist III's/Area Supervisor

The Contract Specialist III/Area Supervisor ( CS III/AS ) ensures that: all personnel within the Area receive yearly Annual Environmental Awareness Training; facility inspections are conducted and that corrective actions are completed as required; EMS and Environmental Program documentation ( generated by Facility Foreman and personnel ) such as regular inspection checklists, Stage II Vapor recovery system checklists, Hazardous Waste area inspections checklists and oil/water separator inspection reports are forwarded to the District Maintenance Engineer. Responsibilities also include: review and submittal of the facility inspection reports/self-audit findings to the DME and initiating corrections as required; scheduling work as needed at facilities to maintain compliance including: septic system pump-outs, septic system inspections, vehicle washing recycling system maintenance and holding tank and oil/water separator pump-outs. The CS III/AS is also the designated Primary Emergency Coordinator as defined by Mass Highway 's Emergency Response Spill Plan.

Contract Specialist II's/Facility Foreman

The Contract Specialist II/ Facility Foreman ( CSII/FF ) is responsible for ensuring that all operational activities that impact environmental compliance at District Facilities are conducted in accordance with the EMS and specifically with the provisions of the Facility Environmental Handbook. This includes maintaining proper areas for material and hazardous waste storage; using the emergency response call down procedures; adhering to guidelines presented in the Annual Environmental Awareness Training; staying current with the Environmental Standard Operating Procedures and being familiar with the location of wetlands, buffer zones and other areas of environmental concern.

Facility Personnel

The Facility Personnel are responsible for keeping work areas clean and materials and wastes stored properly, performing inspections on the Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste storage areas, maintaining labels on material and waste containers, reporting spills of hazardous materials from machinery and heavy equipment and, attending annual refresher training related to environmental compliance.

Director of Equipment and Materials

Provides for EMS compliance at the Central Stockroom relative to proper hazardous material storage, appropriate HazMat labeling/signage, and proper management of Material Safety Data Sheets. Purchases materials that support EMS such as absorbents ( pads, booms, Speedi-dri ) spill kits for distribution to District stockrooms, and maintains an effort to purchase environmentally preferred products whenever practical. Ensures an adequate supply of fuel equipment such as nozzles and hoses that comply with the Department's current fueling system. Provides for the support of the Department fuel management system; perform testing, inspection and reporting of storage tanks and monitors storage tank leak detection systems. Ensures that decommissioned vehicles are stored in a manner that supports compliance with the Departments SOPs, and this EMS .


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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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