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1 Practice: FHWA-DDOT Categorical Exclusions Programmatic Agreement
Categories: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Process/NEPA
State: District of Columbia
Organization: District Department of Transportation
Contact: Lezlie Rupert
Title: Environment and Major Studies Program Manager
Email: Lezlie.rupert@dc.gov
Phone: 202-671-1595
Description: FHWA and DDOT have signed a Programmatic Agreement regarding the review and approval process of Categorical Exclusions (CE) in accordance with NEPA regarding the implementation of the federal aid highway program. The FHWA-DDOT CE Programmatic Agreement establishes a process for approval and review of CEs.
Related Documentation: http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/strmlng/pdfs/dc_cea.pdf
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
2 Practice: DDOT-FHWA-SHPO-ACHP Citywide Section 106 Programmatic Agreement
Categories: Interagency Agreements: MOAs, MOUs, and Programmatic Agreements
Process/NEPA
State: District of Columbia
Organization: District Department of Transportation
Contact: Lezlie Rupert
Title: Environment and Major Studies Program Manager
Email: Lezlie.rupert@dc.gov
Phone: 202-671-1595
Description: DDOT has set up a citywide Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office (DCHPO), and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The PA has a list of activities/projects that do not require further review by DCHPO. If a project meets the criteria of any of the listed activities from the PA, then that project does not need any further consultation with DCHPO. Such projects are approved by the Project Development and Environment (PDE) Division environmental program staff (or designee) for Section 106 compliance and the Section 106 process is considered completed. PDE Division environmental staff determine if a DDOT project qualifies for approval under the PA. All projects approved (processed) under this PA have to be included in the annual Section 106 PA report submitted to DCHPO, ACHP, and FHWA. This report is submitted by the PDE Division environmental program staff. DCHPO may determine a project not eligible for approval under the Citywide PA.
Related Documentation: http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/strmlng/pdfs/dc_sec106pa.pdf
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
3 Practice: DDOT Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
Category: Air Quality & Transportation Conformity
State: District of Columbia
Organization: District Department of Transportation
Contact: Austina Casey
Title: Environmental Policy Analyst
Email: Austina.casey@dc.gov
Phone: 202-671-0494
Description: DDOT is taking additional steps in promoting environmentally sustainability in its daily operations and has completed a key climate change initiative: the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. DDOT has a history of promoting environmentally responsible behavior and has now inventoried the greenhouse gas emissions from the agency’s facilities and operations. Greenhouse gas emissions are considered a contributor to the cause of climate change and extreme weather events. The DDOT Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is a first step in accounting for, monitoring, and reducing DDOT’s GHG emissions. Overall, the inventory showed that, as a result of environmental policies and energy saving initiatives that are already in place and without any new initiatives, DDOT is already on its way to reducing its GHG emissions. By understanding the sources of its GHG emissions, the agency will identify specific efforts that will further reduce its emissions and track the success of these efforts over time.
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://ddot.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddot/publication/attachments/ddot_greenhouse_gas_emissions_inventory.pdf
Last Updated: March 12, 2014
4 Practice: Environmental Management System
Categories: Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
Performance Measures/Management
State: District of Columbia
Organization: District Department of Transportation
Contact: Faisal Hameed, Ph.D.
Title: Deputy Chief Engineer
Email: Faisal.hameed@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 671-2326
Description: An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a management system that focuses on incorporating environmental considerations in business practices. An EMS is a way of incorporating environmental thinking into an organization's daily activities. DDOT considers itself an active steward of the environment and is committed to environmental excellence. In order to fulfill its responsibilities as a steward of the environment the DDOT leadership decided to develop and implement an EMS. EMS development and implementation was started at DDOT to help DDOT in: protecting the environment; preventing pollution; using resources efficiently; improving environmental performance; enhancing compliance; reducing risks; increasing efficiency; reducing costs; conducting operations in an environmentally sustainable manner; enhancing image with public, stakeholders, and other agencies; improving employee awareness of environmental issues and responsibilities; and creating an Environmental Excellence Focused Culture at DDOT.
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://ddot.dc.gov/node/469772
Last Updated: March 12, 2014
5 Practice: DDOT Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Category: Environmental Stewardship & Streamlining
State: District of Columbia
Organization: District Department of Transportation
Contact: Faisal Hameed, Ph.D.
Title: Deputy Chief Engineer
Email: Faisal.hameed@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 671-2326
Description: DDOT is taking additional steps in promoting environmentally sustainability in its daily operations and has completed a key climate change initiative: the Climate Change Adaptation Plan. DDOT has prepared the DDOT Climate Change Adaptation plan to ensure that it can continue to provide reliable transportation facilities and services for residents, commuters, and businesses in the face of climate change impacts such as global warming, sea level rise, and the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

As storm events over the past few years have shown, the impacts of extreme weather are a serious threat to the District’s transportation system and the community it serves. While the District has shown that it can deal with the ravages of these events, DDOT is committed to preparing a more resilient transportation system as outlined in the plan. Strategies outlined in the adaptation plan include: developing a better understanding of climate projections and the vulnerability of the transportation system, improving training and procedures on how to prepare and respond to events, establishing procedures for considering climate change when developing projects, and facilitating agency coordination.
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://ddot.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddot/publication/attachments/ddot_climate_adaptation_plan.pdf
Last Updated: March 12, 2014
6 Practice: DDOT Sustainability Plan
Categories: Land Use Planning & Smart Growth
Sustainability
State: District of Columbia
Organization: District Department of Transportation
Contact: Faisal Hameed, Ph.D.
Title: Deputy Chief Engineer
Email: Faisal.hameed@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 671-2326
Description: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Sustainability Plan represents an important step in incorporating sustainability into all DDOT activities. Sustainability is built upon three elements: environment, social structure, and economy. DDOT has identified eight priority areas to ensure that the District of Columbia remains a healthy and prosperous city. In the report, each priority is accompanied by goals and recommended actions as well as performance measures for success. The eight priority areas are: 1. Promoting Transportation and Land Use Linkage 2. Improving Mode Choices, Accessibility, and Mobility 3. Effective Cost Assessments in Decision making 4. Supporting Economy 5. Improving DDOT Operations and Project Development Process 6. Protecting the Environment and Conserving Resources 7. Climate Change Adaptation 8. Promoting Livability and Safety
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://ddot.dc.gov/page/sustainability-plan
Last Updated: March 12, 2014
7 Practice: DDOT Environmental Manual
Category: Environmental (NEPA) Documentation
State: District of Columbia
Organization: District Department of Transportation
Contact: Faisal Hameed, Ph.D.
Title: Deputy Chief Engineer
Email: Faisal.hameed@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 671-2326
Description: The DDOT Environmental Manual is a comprehensive document that addresses environmental issues as they relate to DDOT projects. The processes outlined in the manual such as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), DC Environmental Policy Act (DCEPA), and Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) facilitate the project development process and help DDOT Engineers, planners, and other professionals in their projects. The manual provides information on DDOT Project Development Process, NEPA, DCEPA, and other local and federal laws and regulations. Specific regulations and processes are described in individual chapters in the manual. There is a comprehensive set of appendices provided at the end of the document, which includes various local and federal regulations and environmental documents.
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://ddot.dc.gov/page/ddot-environmentalpolicy-and-process-manual-0
Last Updated: March 11, 2014
8 Practice: Washington, D.C.'s Sustainability Plan: Environmental, Social, Economic Goals
Categories: Land Use Planning & Smart Growth
Sustainability
State: District of Columbia
Organization: District Department of Transportation
Contact: Faisal Hameed, Ph.D.
Title: Deputy Chief Engineer
Email: Faisal.hameed@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 671-2326
Description: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Sustainability Plan represents an important step in incorporating sustainability into all DDOT activities. Sustainability is built upon three elements: environment, social structure, and economy. DDOT has identified eight priority areas to ensure that the District of Columbia remains a healthy and prosperous city. In the report, each priority is accompanied by goals and recommended actions as well as performance measures for success. The eight priority areas are: 1. Promoting Transportation and Land Use Linkage 2. Improving Mode Choices, Accessibility, and Mobility 3. Effective Cost Assessments in Decisionmaking 4. Supporting Economy 5. Improving DDOT Operations and Project Development Process 6. Protecting the Environment and Conserving Resources 7. Climate Change Adaptation 8. Promoting Livability and Safety
Related Documentation: http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://ddot.dc.gov/page/sustainability-plan
Last Updated: March 11, 2014
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