In correlation with the principles of the Green Plan Policy, PennDOT monitors environmental impact through testing, training, compliance administration, and continuous improvement practices. Learn more about many of the avenues through which environmental goals and objectives are achieved.
Through environmental analysis, PennDOT's objective is to ensure the accurate application of Federal and State laws and regulations associated with the human, natural and physical environment to transportation improvements. This is accomplished by developing andimplementing policy statements, guidance documents, and quality control of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.
Storm water management is an important aspect of ensuring community waterways are environmentally protected. PennDOT works closely with local government throughout the installation and maintenance of storm water management systems.
PennDOT employs multiple methods, policies, programs, and measures within roadway maintenance to keep pollution prevention at the forefront at all times. Three key focus areas are monitored in correlation with PennDOT's environmental goals: winter services, stockpile and garage management, and maintenance operations. Some examples of PennDOT's efforts to continually monitor and realize opportunities for pollution prevention include two programs, the Strategic Environmental Management Program(SEMP) and the Strategic Recycling Program (SRP).