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Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act Section 18. OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA) Governor's Transportation.

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1 Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act Section 18

2 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA) Governor's Transportation Vision Committee Recommended: Adoption of environmental standards for construction Increasing the use of performance- based permitting and project design

3 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA) Passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2009 Three core themes 1.Accountability, innovation, environmental stewardship 2.Funding for highways, roads, and streets 3.Multimodal funding

4 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION JTA Section 18 Addresses Environmental Stewardship Focuses environmental performance on project outcomes Direction agency has been heading

5 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION JTA Section 18 Requires ODOT to adopt OAR to take into consideration: 2(a) Incorporating Environmental Performance Standards into the design and construction of all state highway projects, including local government highway construction projects funded by ODOT

6 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION JTA Section 18 Requires ODOT to adopt OAR to take into consideration: 2(b) Improving environmental permitting process for state highway construction projects to: (A)Reduce time required to design project and obtain environmental permits (B)Reduce the cost and delay associated with redesigning projects to meet environmental requirements (C)Maintain a strong commitment to environmental stewardship (D)Reduce the states dependence on foreign oil

7 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Initial Vision of OAR High-level framework to meet requirements of Section 18 Broad environmental principles Defined process for developing and applying EPS

8 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Working Group and Steering Team Working Group (JTAT) meets every week ODOT Geo-Environmental, Major Projects Branch, Local Agency Program, and Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) Steering Team meets monthly ODOT Regions (Environmental, Construction, Bridge, Project Leader, Roadway) Technical Services (Geo-Environmental, Bridge, Roadway) Maintenance AOC League of Oregon Cities (LOC) Federal Highway Administration

9 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Collaborative Process Conducted Listening Sessions (Fall 2009) ODOT, FHWA, local government staff queried via web survey (May 2010) ODOT in-reach meetings (June-July 2010) Regulatory agency and private sector web survey (June-July 2010) Regulatory and private sector outreach meetings (Fall 2010)

10 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Next Steps Integrate results of internal and external outreach Development of Tools Programmatic permitting and clearances Internal project delivery procedures EPS Develop Program Progress and Performance Reporting Rulemaking

11 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Collaboration This is a great opportunity for us to expand our work with our regulatory partners in developing a process that addresses multiple needs and improves project delivery. Our collaborative efforts will help us achieve better business, community, and environmental outcomes. Former ODOT Deputy Director Doug Tindall

12 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Questions/Comments?


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