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​Environmental Policy and Development

The mission of the Environmental Policy and Development Section (EPDS) is to provide environmental and cultural resources expertise to PennDOT during the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and daily operation of transportation projects.

EPDS is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of environmental professionals with expertise in the physical, natural, and social sciences. This section is responsible for expediting project and program delivery by providing technical assistance, quality assurance, resource-specific policy and guidance development, and resource agency coordination and liaison. EPDS also is responsible for the development and management of state and federal environmental resource programs aimed at streamlining the environmental process and enhancing quality of life. This section performs document reviews; reviews and comments on proposed state and federal regulations; conducts environmental studies and analysis; develops, trains, and implements resource-specific guidance and policy; and spearheads related technology development and implementation.