INDOT Announces NEPA Training Dates

Source: INDOT

National Environmental Policy Act Refresher (WebEx)

Date: June 1, 1:00pm-3:00pm (Eastern)

Participants in this class will receive updated information covering environmental considerations required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.  The NEPA Refresher is required every two years to retain NEPA certification for environmental work for INDOT projects. The NEPA Refresher is presented as a webinar. There is no cost for this training. Seat limit is set at 150.

If interested in attending, please contact Shirley Clark at sclark@indot.in.gov. Please provide your name, agency/organization, mailing address, phone, and e-mail. You will receive an e-mail regarding the registration process after contacting Ms. Clark.

 

National Environmental Policy Act Initial Training (Requires Online and In-Person Participation)

Dates: May 26 – June 29

Participants in this class will receive detailed instruction covering environmental considerations required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Participants will also learn about various policies on work done for INDOT and FHWA. Upon completion of the course participants will be certified in the INDOT NEPA project development process. This course is one of the requirements to be prequalified for environmental work for INDOT projects.

The NEPA Initial Training contains two elements:

  • Online Course: The NEPA Initial Online Course predominately covers NEPA laws and regulations along with providing background information on the NEPA process.  The Online Course is through INDOT University and is self-paced.   All Online Course modules must be completed in advance of the NEPA Initial In-Person Course.  The Online Course is anticipated to take anywhere from 12-28 hours to complete and will begin on May 26, 2017.  Participants will need to complete all modules by June 27, 2017 in advance of the NEPA Initial In-Person Course on June 29, 2017.
  • In-Person Course:  The NEPA Initial In-Person Course is instructor lead and will focus on topics covered in the Online Course.   The course will provide additional information, examples, case studies, class exercises, and discussion questions.  The course will be at the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room A, 402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 on June 29, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm (Eastern).

Completion of both the Online Course and In-Person Course is required for participants to become eligible for the final NEPA Certificate of Completion. Eligibility is determined by the Environmental Policy Office, which will notify approved participants how to access the final certificate. If interested in attending, please contact Shirley Clark at sclark@indot.in.gov. Please provide your name, agency/organization, mailing address, phone, and e-mail. You will receive an e-mail regarding the registration process after contacting Ms. Clark.

Seat limit for the training is set at 50. A fee of $300 for consultants for the NEPA Initial Training is required. State, Federal, and Local government employees are not charged for this course.

 

Categorical Exclusion (CE) Training (Requires Online and In-Person Participation)

Dates: June 2 – June 30

Participants in this course will receive detailed instruction on the preparation of Categorical Exclusions (CE) for INDOT. Participants will also learn about various policies covering work done for INDOT and FHWA. This course is one of the requirements to be prequalified to prepare Categorical Exclusions for INDOT. Upon completion of the course, participants will be certified in the INDOT CE process.

The CE Training contains two elements:

  • Online Course: The CE Online Course predominately covers the content and preparation of CE documents.  The Online Course is through INDOT University and is self-paced.   All Online Course modules must be completed in advance of the CE In-Person Course.  The Online Course is anticipated to take anywhere from 4-6 hours to complete and will begin on June 2, 2017.  Participants will need to complete all modules by June 27, 2017 in advance of the CE In-Person Course on June 30, 2017.
  • In-Person Course:  The CE In-Person Course is instructor lead and will focus on topics covered in the Online Course.   The course will provide additional information, examples, class exercises, and discussion questions.  The course will be at the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room A, 402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 on June 30, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm (Eastern).

Completion of both the Online Course and In-Person Course is required for participants to become eligible for the final CE Certificate of Completion. Eligibility is determined by the Environmental Policy Office, which will notify approved participants how to access the final certificate. If interested in attending, please contact Shirley Clark at sclark@indot.in.gov.  Please provide your name, agency/organization, mailing address, phone, and e-mail. You will receive an e-mail regarding the registration process after contacting Ms. Clark.

Seat limit for these trainings is set at 50.  A fee of $75 for consultants for the CE Training is required.  State, Federal, and Local government employees are not charged for this course.

 

Ron Bales

Environmental Policy Manager

100 North Senate Ave., Room 642

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Office: (317) 234-4916

Email: rbales@indot.in.gov

 

 
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