This course offers professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.
Course overview: This course provides information on communicating with consultants, determining what is needed for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document, and NEPA document types. It also includes a review of hazardous materials.
This course is divided into three modules:
Module 1: NEPA Documents;
Module 2: Hazardous Material Involvement; and
Module 3: Regulated Sites and Achieving Clearance.
Training level: This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels II, III, and IV.
Target audience: The target audience for this training is anyone within the DOT or industry that deals with hazardous waste on a project. This includes areas such as construction, environment, right-of-way, etc. It also includes those who develop the ISA and those who ensure that all regulatory and legal requirements are followed.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Explain how to effectively communicate with consultants;
Explain the different types of NEPA documents;
Describe the various sections of the FHWA guidance for preparing environmental documentation;
Describe the suggested language for reporting on a project with minimal or low potential for hazardous materials;
Describe the suggested language for reporting on a project with more potential for hazardous material involvement;
Describe the process for involvement in regulated sites; and
Explain the process of achieving environmental review and clearance.