MaineDOT Environmental Office

The Environmental Office plays a lead role in proactively integrating transportation, environmental and innovation objectives with the department's plans, operations and maintenance activities. The Environmental Office consist of:

NEPA, Permits and Coordination

Coordinates with Project Development and Maintenance to process environmental reviews, the National Environmental Policy Act, and Federal and State permit approvals.

Historic, Cultural and Parkland

Historic and cultural reviews in accordance with Section 106, Section 4(f), and Section 6(f).

Environmental Construction Support

Ensures environmental construction commitments are implemented in the field

Groundwater and Hazardous Materials

Coordinates hazardous material reviews and the well water program

Hydrology and Stormwater

Performs hydrologic studies for highway and bridge projects and manages the stormwater program

Natural Resources

Natural resource identification and assessment

Sustainability and Air/Noise

Coordinates Air/Noise assessments

Environmental Org Chart (PDF)

Environmental Process - Public Review and Comment

NEPA

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires agency officials to assess the effects of their proposed actions on the environment. These resources include, but are not limited to, cultural resources (Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act) and Section 4(f) properties (Department of Transportation Act).

  • Address: MaineDOT Environmental Office, 16 SHS, 24 Child St, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Online: Submit Comments

Projects available for public review and comment

Section 106

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires agency officials to assess the effects of their proposed actions on the environment. These resources include, but are not limited to, cultural resources (Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act) and Section 4(f) properties (Department of Transportation Act). Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires agency offiicals to provide the public with information about a project, its effects on historic properties, and seek public comment and input. Maine Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will also consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer, federally recognized Tribes in Maine, and local government officials regarding the project and its effects on historic properties. Comments may be addressed to the Environmental Office at the following:

  • Address: MaineDOT Environmental Office, 16 SHS, 24 Child St, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Online: Submit Comments

Projects available for public review and comment

  • Bath 24603.00 (PDF)
  • Eastport 24357.00 (PDF)
  • Milo 20502.00 (PDF)
  • Milo 20502.00 Draft Memorandum of Agreement (PDF)
  • Pittsfield 21812.00 (PDF)
  • Section 106 Programmatic Agreement Renewal

    The following parties propose to enter into a Programmatic Agreement (PA) for implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for certain federally funded transportation projects in the State of Maine:

    • Maine Department of Transportation
    • Federal Highway Administration
    • Federal Railroad Administration
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • The Maine State Historic Preservation Officer
    • The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

    Statewide Section 106 PAs are one way to improve decision-making and advance environmental streamlining. Maine's PA administratively delegates some responsibility for carrying out Section 106 to the State DOT and identifies activities that have little or no potential to affect historic properties. The above agencies seek comment on the proposed agreement by Thursday, December 16th. Please direct comments or questions to eva.birk@dot.gov.

    Eva Birk

    Environmental Specialist
    Federal Highway Administration
    40 Western Avenue, Room 614
    Augusta, ME  04330
    T: 207-512-4921
    eva.birk@dot.gov

    Documents available for public review and comment

    General Information on Programmatic Agreements (PDF)

    Draft Maine Section 106 PA for Public Inspection – Nov 2021 (PDF)

     

    Section 4F

    Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act requires the Maine Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to provide public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment concerning the effects on public parks and public recreational areas. Comments may be addressed to the Environmental Office at the following:

    • Address: MaineDOT Environmental Office, 16 SHS, 24 Child St, Augusta, ME 04330
    • Online: Submit Comments

    Projects available for public review and comment

    • None at this time