California Department of Transportation
 

Environmental Information

The Division of Local Assistance provides guidance on environmental procedures and liaison services between local agencies and their transportation counterparts in Caltrans, FHWA, and Resource Agencies. For assistance with environmental concerns, please contact your District Local Assistance Engineer.

Local Assistance Environmental Products include:

Local Assistance has collaborated closely with the Caltrans Division of Environmental Analysis in the development of a Standard Environmental Reference (SER). The SER will enable local agencies to develop consistently superior environmental documents, according to the criteria of the various agencies which review them. The SER is a work in progress. It is being made available, online, as it becomes available:

You may also find the following links useful:

Online training on various environmental subject areas can be found at the Caltrans Division of Environmental Analysis "On Demand" training site http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/training/index.htm

Other environmental training opportunities for local agencies and their consultants can be found on the Caltrans Division of Local Assistance website http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/training/training.html   In particular, the free, one-day UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Course II, "Federal Procedural Requirements for Environmental Analysis for Transportation Projects," provides an overview of the Caltrans/FHWA environmental procedures specifically for local agencies.



Accessibility
If you are a person with a disability and you are not able to, or experience difficulty in, accessing our programs, services and/or employment, or feel that you have been discriminated against under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or the Fair Employment and Housing Act, you may contact Elizabeth Dooher, Statewide ADA Coordinator for the California Department of Transportation, at (916) 324-0453 Voice, or 711 TTY, via fax at (916) 324-1949, or 1-866-810-6346 (for complaints only).