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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:13 AM

Division of Environmental Analysis

What's New

  • To reflect legislative changes, including MAP-21, and to improve quality and consistency, the following “Training on Demand” presentations have been updated:
    • Section 4(f), the “How Come and the How To”
    • The Importance of the Administrative Record
    • NEPA/404 MOU
    • The 23 USC 139 (Formerly Section 6002) Efficient Environmental Review Process
    • Introductory Course on Purpose and Need

    Please visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/training/index.htm to view the trainings.

  • [Posted on 10/8/2013]

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All handbooks, manuals, legal references and guidance related to the preparation of environmental documents and technical reports are found here . . .

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Air Quality Issues

CO non-attainment, particulate matter, ozone - the statewide Air Quality Program manages policy and conducts studies . . . more

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Caltrans evaluates the effects of its projects on the natural environment, and conducts research related to fairy shrimp, vernal pools, and the potential aquatic toxicity of asphaltic materials. . . more

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Investigations for archaeological, architectural, and historical resources is part of the project delivery process. Learn more, and access our publications, and more . . . more

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Environmental GIS Portal

GIS applications alongwith the pdf and video tutorials of the applications can be found here. . . more

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Environmental Management Office (EMO)

The Environmental Management Office (EMO) is responsible for developing environmental policy recommendations . . . more

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Hazardous Waste Management

Information for site contractors, who to contact for more information . . . more

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Caltrans works with Native Americans to ensure that culturally-significant issues are addressed during project delivery. Caltrans also maintains government-to-government relations with tribes . . . more

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National Environmental Policy Act Assignment

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Access the Traffic Noise Analysis Protocol and Technical Noise Supplement . . . eight different training modules are available on-line . . . download the Sound32 noise prediction program. . . more

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DEA's Paleontological Resources Program develops policy and provides technical and statutory information, guidance documents, and specifications to assist the Districts/Regions with the identification, evaluation, and mitigation . . . more

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StormWater Program

Find out the latest information about Caltrans dynamic and intensive statewide program to prevent stormwater pollution on highways and . . . more

Training on Demand

On-line training on a variety of environmental topics can be found here. . . more