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Chapter 11
11.3. Maine Dot Environmental Policy

Example 18 : Maine DOT Environmental Policy

It is the Vision of the Maine Department of Transportation that we "...will create and maintain a safe, efficient, and economical transportation system that is cost effective, energy efficient, environmentally sound and responsive to the diverse needs and values of the people of Maine and the Nation." In accomplishing this, we recognize that the Department's actions can, and often do, impact environmental resources. We understand that the public expects us to deliver our services and products in a way that protects and enhances environmental resources. We appreciate that these resources are the basis of our quality of life and have tremendous economic and social value.

It is therefore the policy of the Maine Department of Transportation that we continuously evaluate our actions for their impacts upon environmental resources and that we conduct our activities so as to avoid and minimize those impacts. It is our desire to deliver safe and efficient transportation systems and to protect and enhance environmental resources. It is not a question of either one or the other. It is a matter of delivering both.

To accomplish this, the Department will:

  • Develop and utilize an Integrated Transportation Decision-making process ( ITD ) regarding transportation projects that incorporate environmental considerations from the earliest planning state through construction and maintenance;
  • Evaluate areas that need improvement regarding protection of the environment and implement the changes necessary to make those improvements;
  • Conduct a review of our organizational structure and culture regarding environmental responsibilities and make the changes necessary to strengthen that structure and to change the culture where appropriate;
  • Partner with Federal and State environmental agencies to identify and collaborate on reaching goals of mutual interest; and
  • Make environmental protection part of every employee's job expectations.

As Commissioner, I am personally committed to making this policy work. It is what the public expects of us, it is an investment in our future, and it is simply the right thing to do. I will hold each employee accountable for his/her part of the Department's commitment to the protection and enhancement of Maine 's environmental resources as we carry out our Transportation responsibilities.


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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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