Sonal Ram, DirectorPhone: 410-545-8640Toll Free: 1-800-446-5962 Kevin P. Wilsey, Deputy Director
Phone: 410-545-8605Joseph Vervier, Deputy DirectorPhone: 410-545-8590
The mission of the Office of Environmental Design (OED) is to combine environmental design, compliance and stewardship into a fundamental component of highway planning, design, construction and maintenance.
OED ensures that all Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) facilities and operations comply with State, Federal and Local environmental permits, laws, regulations, and best management practices. OED coordinates with State and local elected officials on environmental issues related to MDOT SHA design projects. It makes recommendations about State and federal legislation related to environmental initiatives.
OED is responsible for leading and delivering the Chesapeake Bay Watershed TMDL Watershed Implementation Plan for MDOT SHA to achieve required reductions in pollutants loads by the year 2025.
OED oversees the
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program (NPDES), which encompasses municipal, construction and industrial activities performed by MDOT SHA that impact stormwater and the environment.
Shawn Schmelzer, ChiefPhone: 410-582-5589
This division ensures that MDOT SHA achieves multi-media environmental compliance with State, federal and local environmental permits, laws, regulations, and best management practices. This involves implementation of environmental compliance initiatives across many media, including air emissions, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, stormwater discharges, groundwater contaminations, toxic and hazardous materials, storage tanks, septic systems, drinking water and emergency response.
The division provides environmental compliance resources, oversight/guidance, environmental technical expertise and environmental training programs for facility employees. This division is also responsible for implementing a comprehensive Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure sustained compliance in conducting highway and facility operations.
Harmony Miller, Chief
Phone: 410-545-8617 Nora Bucke, Assistant Chief
This division obtains tidal and non-tidal wetland permits; monitors MDOT SHA's wetland permit requirements and performance, providing periodic reports; and prepares plans, specifications and estimates for wetland and stream impact mitigation. This division also assures compliance with all wetland and related environmental regulations, and assures that commitments made during the planning phase regarding wetlands, streams, fish, and wildlife habitat are met during final design of MDOT SHA's capital projects.
Additionally, this division provides erosion and sediment control inspections through MDOT SHA’s Quality Assurance Program; environmental monitoring on construction projects for permit compliance; and training for the MDOT SHA
Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC) Certification Program.
Michael Mannozzi, ChiefPhone: 410-545-2883Email:MMannozzi@mdot.maryland.gov
The division does the following:
Karen Coffman, ChiefPhone: 410-545-8407Ryan Cole, Assistant ChiefPhone: 410-545-8567
This division does the following:
Pamela Bowen, ChiefPhone: 410-545-6228 Tim Madden, Assistant ChiefPhone: 410-545-8604
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