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Coordination, Assessment and Permits Division

This is a picture of a bridge replacement projectThe Coordination, Assessment and Permits Division is responsible for coordinating all MaineDOT projects within the Environmental Office, as well as determining the need for environmental permits, cultural reviews, and administering the agreement for categorical exclusions (NEPA CE). This unit is also responsible for natural resource identification and impact assessment for MaineDOT transportation projects. Responsibilities include investigating wetlands, waterbodies, terrestrial and aquatic organisms, rare flora and fauna, and coastal habitats. This group is involved in studies and work groups aimed at reducing animal and vehicle collisions on Maine's highways and with ensuring fish passage through highway and bridge structures.


Example of Wet Road and Water Containment Device

The Division prepares and coordinates all documents for submittal to the appropriate agencies for environmental permits and cultural approval. The Unit also coordinates with state and federal resource agencies to ensure compliance with regulations and laws administered by the Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Members of the Coordination, Assessment and Permits Unit

  • David Gardner, Manager
  • Megan Hopkin, Historic Coordinator
  • Laurie Rowe, Environmental Team Leader (Highway and Maintenance)
  • Kristen Chamberlain, Environmental Team Leader (Bridge/Multimodal/traffic)
  • Josh Nichols, Environmental Coordinator
  • Richard Bostwick, Biologist II
  • Andy Walsh, Biologist
  • Vacant, Program Support
  • Eric Ham, Biologist II
  • Sarah Boyden, Biologist
  • Katy Stebbins, Program Support

Additional Information


This page last updated on 1/29/14