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CHANGES IN ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND CONSULTANT PREQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

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1 CHANGES IN ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND CONSULTANT PREQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

2 Training Courses Training Website Changes Removed Waiting List option Updated training class dates Will update with new dates once class is held

3 Training Courses Upcoming Website Changes Updated Course Descriptions New Tool-Kits Removal of out-dated information

4 Updated Training Courses Categorical Exclusion Updated Expanded to two days Section 4(f)/Section 6(f) Updated Expanded to two days Added a Section 6(f) component taught by ODNR

5 Updated Training Courses Purpose and Need Updated Project Development Process In progress, but no firm date

6 New Training Courses Public Involvement New course in 2011 ESA New course in 2011 Refresher updates Will be offered yearly starting in 2011

7 New Prequalification Requirements Background Why require environmental refreshers? Who is affected? All ODOT prequalified consultants ODOT environmental staff

8 New Prequalification Requirements What does this mean? To maintain environmental prequalifications, the following will be required: Environmental Refresher updates: Yearly Environmental Courses (CE, 4(f)/6(f), Eco, Permits, Section 106): every 5 Years 1-week NEPA Course: every 10 years.

9 New Prequalification Requirements Status Presented to ACEC in August Working with the Office of Consultant Services Requirement to retake courses will be phased in to allow for everyone to catch up Yearly updatesdetails are being worked out More information will follow

10 Questions?

11 Contact Information: Erica L. Schneider


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