Environmental Planning


Suggested additional environmental training classes

AASHTO T3 Online classes are free for ADOT and many other State DOT employees. You’ll need to register as an "e-affiliate", be sure to use your work email address. 

Generally, non-members of AASHTO pay $50 for most classes, but fees can vary and some are free. These classes offer Professional Development Hours (PDHs), which will be on your course completion certificate. Be sure to print out your certificate upon completion of training and forward it to Environmental Training to receive credit for the class.

Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction (TC3CN052-17-T1)

Course overview: The Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction course consists of five modules that provide introductory information about erosion and sediment control related to construction. Topics covered in these modules include the fundamental concepts of erosion, applicable regulations, land disturbance activities, as well as inspection and maintenance of erosion and sediment control activities.

Plan Reading: Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (TC3CN012-15-T1)

Course overview: The ability to read plans is essential for anyone involved in highway and/or bridge construction. This training reviews the information found in the Erosion and Sediment Control Plans section of a highway plan.

Field Environmental Emergency Compliance (TC3CN056-18-T1)

Course overview: Accidents and natural disasters can strike our highways and bridges at any time, causing damage that will have to be repaired at a moment's notice. Sometimes the normal environmental planning procedure timelines cannot be followed and we have to act quickly to restore a bridge or highway. Even though we need to act quickly, we are still bound by the same environmental requirements as before and we need to try and coordinate with the appropriate agencies as quickly as possible. This course covers the ways to deal with unexpected environmental issues on construction and maintenance projects.

Clean Water Act Compliance During Construction (Section 404) (TC3CN057-18-T1)

Course overview: The purpose of the Clean Water Act (CWA) is to preserve the benefits and functions of the nation's aquatic ecosystems. Those ecosystems include items such as flood protection, wildlife habitats, and water quality.

This course covers the requirements of Section 404 of the CWA specifically as they pertain to construction activities in a manner that is accessible and understandable to non-environmental personnel. Recognizing potential non-compliance issues and how to deal with them is also covered.

This course is divided into two modules:

  • Module 1: What’s Regulated; and
  • Module 2: Typical Construction Requirements.
Maintenance Training Series: Roadway Drainage (TC3MN019-16-T1)

Course overview: This course reviews the components of shoulders and ditches, the purpose of a roadway drainage inventory, and the permits used in roadway drainage maintenance. Examples of existing drainage inventories are provided. In addition, the benefits of proper water removal are discussed through examples of drainage system issues, such as ponding and washouts, in order to emphasize the connection between good drainage and roadway safety. This class is part of the Maintenance Training Series. To access all the trainings in the series, enroll in the TC3MN014-16-T1 course.

Maintenance Training Series: Roadside Vegetation Management (TC3MN021-16-T1)

Course overview: The Roadside Vegetation Management course explains the need for, and purpose of, good vegetation management. The course also underscores why vegetation management is a critical part of a roadway maintenance program. Participants of this course will learn about equipment and herbicides used for vegetation management, including an overview of mechanical vegetation control and the environmental controls and precautions needed when using herbicides as part of a noxious weed control program. Part of the

Maintenance Training Series:

To access all the trainings in the series, enroll in the TC3MN014-16-T1 course.

Maintenance Training Series: Cultural and Historic Preservation (TC3MN025-16-T1)

Course overview: Cultural and historic sites are often located within an area where maintenance activities are scheduled to be completed. This training teaches participants about regulations and concerns related to safeguarding cultural and historic sites from the potential impacts of highway maintenance activities. This course assists participants with recognizing potential historic or cultural resources, verifying a site's cultural or historic status, and avoiding impacts to sites when carrying out maintenance activities. Part of the Maintenance Training Series. To access all the trainings in the series, enroll in the TC3MN014-16-T1 course.

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Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.