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1 Practice: Porous Baffles
Categories: Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
Stormwater, The Clean Water Act, & Section 404
State: North Carolina
Organization: North Carolina State University
Contact: Rich McLaughlin
Title: Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Soil Science
Email: rich_mclaughlin@ncsu.edu
Phone: 919-515-7306
Description: Sediment traps and basins are commonly used on construction sites, but they may be relatively ineffective due to flow patterns that can occur. The use of porous baffles has been found to greatly impr ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 12, 2014
2 Practice: Roadside Environmental Unit Head
Categories: Project Development
Stormwater, The Clean Water Act, & Section 404
State: North Carolina
Organization: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Contact: Don Lee
Title: Signing Section
Email: dlee@ncdot.gov
Phone: (919) 733-2920
Description: The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has its own sediment and erosion control program as delegated by the North Carolina Sedimentation Control Committee and the Department of Enviro ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 11, 2014
3 Practice: North Carolina’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program
Categories: Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
GIS and Spatial Data
Habitat/Ecosystem Connectivity & Conservation
Interagency Coordination
Mitigation
Watersheds & Wetlands
Wildlife and Threatened & Endangered Species
State: North Carolina
Organization: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Contact: Michael Ellison
Title: EEP Director
Email: Michael.Ellison@ncdenr.gov
Phone: 919-707-8414
Description: In July 2003, North Carolina established the N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program, a partnership between the NCDOT, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), and the U.S. Army Corps ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 11, 2014
4 Practice: Interagency Leadership Team
Categories: Interagency Coordination
Linking Planning and NEPA
State: North Carolina
Organization: Federal Highway Administration NC Division
Contact: Donnie Brew
Title: Environmental Program Coordinator
Email: donnie.brew@dot.gov
Phone: 919-747-7017
Description: The North Carolina Interagency Leadership Team (ILT) came together in 2004 to take an interdisciplinary approach to transportation planning that involves all stakeholders and balances the preservation ...[click for more]
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/interagencyleadership/Pages/default.aspx
Last Updated: March 11, 2014
5 Practice: Best Management Practices Manual for Construction and Maintenance
Categories: Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
Indirect and Cumulative Impacts
Interagency Coordination
Project Development
State: North Carolina
Organization: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Contact: Ron Hancock
Title:
Email: rhancock@ncdot.gov
Phone: 919-707-2400
Description: The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is responsible for construction and maintenance of 76,000 miles of state maintained highway facilities throughout North Carolina. With the enha ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 11, 2014
6 Practice: North Carolina Section 106 Concurrence Meetings
Categories: Historical & Archeological Preservation
Interagency Coordination
Public Involvement
State: North Carolina
Organization: Federal Highway Administration NC Division
Contact: Donnie Brew
Title: Environmental Program Coordinator
Email: donnie.brew@dot.gov
Phone: 919-747-7017
Description: As part of Section 106 compliance, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) must establish eligibility for properties to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
7 Practice: Indirect and Cumulative Impact Guidance and Training Program
Category: Indirect and Cumulative Impacts
State: North Carolina
Organization: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Contact: Greg Thorpe
Title: Project Development and Environmental Analysis
Email: gthorpe@ncdot.gov
Phone: 919-733-3141
Description: The North Carolina Department of Transportation has developed a guidance document and training program addressing project completion while minimizing damage to the human and natural environment. The  ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
8 Practice: Purpose and Need Guidance Training
Categories: Environmental (NEPA) Documentation
Project Development
State: North Carolina
Organization: Federal Highway Administration NC Division
Contact: Donnie Brew
Title: Environmental Program Coordinator
Email: donnie.brew@dot.gov
Phone: 919-747-7017
Description: In 2000, the North Carolina Department of Transportation developed “Purpose and Need Guidelines”. Since then, a multi-agency team assembled to develop a training module that may be used as the primary ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
9 Practice: North Carolina State University Study Finds Better Way to Protect Streams from Construction Runoff
Categories: General
Indirect and Cumulative Impacts
Mitigation
Stormwater, The Clean Water Act, & Section 404
Watersheds & Wetlands
State: North Carolina
Organization: North Carolina State University
Contact: Rich McLaughlin
Title: Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Soil Science
Email: rich_mclaughlin@ncsu.edu
Phone: 919-515-7306
Description: Researchers at North Carolina State University have found an exponentially better way to protect streams and lakes from the muddy runoff associated with stormwater around road and other construction projects. Drs. Rich McLaughlin, Scott King, and Greg Jennings compared natural fiber check dams (FCDs) enhanced with polyacrylamide (PAM) to traditional best management practices (BMPs) around construction sites. FCDs use natural fibers as a type of dam to slow the flow of water in ditches. When these natural fibers are enhanced with PAM, a chemical that causes sediment to clump together, they create a dam that prevents almost all sediment from escaping into local bodies of water. FCDs therefore keep local streams cleaner and help reduce the amount of sediment loss from construction sites. The researchers measured the "muddiness" of stormwater runoff and the amount of sediment lost from construction sites in order to determine whether FCDs with PAM were superior to traditional BMPs. The “muddiness” measure showed that FCDs with PAM filter out 100 times more mud from stormwater runoff than BMPs. The study also found that after a storm, sites that used standard BMPs lost an average of 944 pounds of sediment compared with only 1.8 pounds of sediment lost at sites utilizing FCDs with PAM. FCDs with PAM are lower or comparable in cost to current BMPs, yet much more effective at keeping streams and lakes free of runoff sediment that pollutes water and harms aquatic life. North Carolina's Department of Transportation is in the process of making FCDs with PAM the new best management practice around road and construction sites. Dr. McLaughlin's group is also training engineers and installers around the state and nationally in the use of this system.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
10 Practice: North Carolina Screening for Presence/Absence of Federally listed freshwater Mussel
Category: Wildlife and Threatened & Endangered Species
State: North Carolina
Organization: Federal Highway Administration NC Division
Contact: Donnie Brew
Title: Environmental Program Coordinator
Email: donnie.brew@dot.gov
Phone: 919-747-7017
Description: A permit is required to survey (establish presence/absence) for federally-listed freshwater mussels as part of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance. In North Carolina, there is an imbalance be ...[click for more]
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
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