TxDOT hosted the 2012 Environmental Conference Sept. 25-27, 2012 at the San Marcos Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center. TxDOT staff and those from state and federal regulatory agencies, local governments, other public partners and private sector partners were invited.

The conference agenda included two days of training in general sessions and one full day of training with technical breakout sessions, and many of the presentations are available below. The conference focused on how to best assist local governments and others to successfully navigate the environmental aspects of the TxDOT project development process. 

Title Speaker  Format
Day 1
Introduction Carlos Swonke, P.G. Issuance Letter - PDF
Planning and Environmental Coordination Marc D. Williams, P.E. Issuance Letter - PDF
Local Perspective: Hays County The Honorable Will Conley Instructions to Proposers (ITP) - PDF
TxDOT's New Environmental Rules Brandy Huston Instructions to Proposers (ITP) Exhibits - PDF
Environmental Structure at TxDOT: Roles and Responsibilities and the TxDOT Environmental Toolkit Lisa Hart, Daniel Harris Instructions to Proposers (ITP) Forms - PDF
Yes, We're Listening: What you Told us Carlos Swonke, P.G. Book 1 Development Agreement - PDF
Redefining the Role of Public Engagement in Agency Operations Jefferson Grimes Development Agreement - Exhibit 1 - PDF
From Chaos to Collaboration: New Approaches to Community Engagement Larry Schooler Book 1 Development Agreement: Exhibits 2-22- PDF
Connections: Environmental Information and Coordination with other TxDOT Programs Barbara Maley Book 1 Development Agreement: Exhibits 2-22- PDF
Managing Projects Lynn Isaak, P.E. Book 1 Development Agreement: Exhibits 2-22- PDF
Planning and the Environmental Process: A Budding Romance? Ashby Johnson Book 1 Development Agreement: Exhibits 2-22- PDF
Day 2
Indirect and Cumulative Impacts Carlos Swonke, P.G. Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 2-1 - PDF
The New and Improved FHWA - TxDOT Programmatic Agreement Mike Leary, Melissa Neeley Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 2-2 - PDF
What are the Different Types of Categorical Exclusions and How do we Process them? Bryan Ellis Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 2-4 - PDF
Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) and Environmental Issues Sonja Land Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 4-1 - PDF
USACE Updates David Madden Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 4-4 - PDF
Endangered Species Act Consultation Darren LeBlanc Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 6-1 - PDF
Environmental Issues and Property Acquisition for Public Purpose John P. Campbell, P.E. Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 6-1 - PDF
Local Government Transportation Projects David Millikan, Lain Ellis Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment - 8-1 - PDF
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between TxDOT and TCEQ Tim Wood, Amy Foster Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 11-1 - PDF
Day 3
MAP-21: Opportunities to Accelerate Project Delivery Lain Ellis, Douglass Mack, Dan Perge, P.E., Jim Abbott, John Young Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
All About PALMs: Potential Archeological Liability Mapping by the Environmental Affairs Division Jim Abbott Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Predicting Biological Risk to Forecast Costs Associated with Biological Surveys John Young, Lain Ellis, Daniel Harris Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Environmental Forecasting Lain Ellis Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
US 181 Harbor Bridge Project Christopher Amy Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Changes in Census Data and Effective Community Impact Analysis Nicolle Kord, Ashley McLain, Chris Amy Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Ecological Resources Q&A Session Mark Fisher Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Forthcoming CRM Process Improvements Bruce Jensen Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Coordination of Archeological/Historical Issues from Scoping to ECOS to NEPA Documentation Scott Pletka, Summer Chandler, Bruce Jensen Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) - PDF
Pollution Prevention and Abatement AKA HAZMAT Rodney Concienne, P.G. Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) - PDF
TxDOT's MS4 Update and Case Studies Supalak Rogers Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) - PDF
PPA Session 2: ISA Refresher Training Douglass Mack Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
TxDOTs Environmental Management System Status Layde Philips Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
TxDOT's Environmental Management System: Statewide Special Specification 1122 and the EMS Verification Audit John Jameson, Layde Philips, Thomas D. Burr Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 1 - PDF
New Air Quality Rules and Non-Attainment Designations Jeff Riley Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Air Quality Document Updates Tim Wood Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Traffic Air Quality Analysis (TAQA) - A Project-Level Screening Analysis for Carbon Monoxide Ed Rashin, Bob Huch Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) Madhusudhan Venugopal, P.E., Ed Rashin Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Scoping: Streamlining Step 1 Karie Brown, Brandy Huston, Scott Ford Book 2 - Technical Provisions: Attachment 21-1 - PDF
Meeting the Challenges of New Environmental Reporting Requirements Dan Perge, P.E., Melissa Neely, Sai Kolla Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Legislative Reporting Melissa Neely Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF
Texas ECOS Today Sai Kolla Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) Exhibits 2 Maintenance Specifications  - PDF

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