The mission of the Office of Environmental Design (OED) is to protect, restore, and enhance the natural and built environment associated with Maryland's highway system.
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; and it ensures that commitments made during the planning phase regarding wetlands, streams, fish and wildlife habitat are met during final design and construction of MDOT SHA's capital projects.
The Environmental Compliance Division's (ECD) mission is to ensure that all MDOT SHA facilities and operations achieve sustainable multi-media environmental compliance with State, federal, and local environmental permits, laws and regulations.
ECD is responsible for the following:
The Environmental Programs Division’s (EPD) protects Maryland’s natural environment by avoiding, minimizing and mitigating impacts while ensuring compliance through customer interaction that promotes innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions.
EPD is responsible for:
The Landscape Program Division’s (LPD) promotes an integrated vegetation management approach to roadside green assets and provides innovative, context-sensitive landscape architectural design solutions, and technical management and support, for highway projects and roadsides that promote environmental stewardship, improve appearance, functionality, and safety, and ensure compliance with all State, federal and local laws and specifications to foster a fiscally responsible environmental ethic.
LPD is responsible for:
The Program Support Division’s (PSD) sustains and supports operations within the Office of Environmental Design by providing technical services, effective solutions and strong customer service.
PSD is responsible for supporting the OED operations related to:
The Quality Assurance Division (QAD) ensures MDOT SHA construction and maintenance activities obtain necessary review, approval and compliance with the Stormwater and Sediment control laws of Maryland and the United States
Clean Water Act.
QAD is responsible for:
The Water Programs Division (WPD) implements a well-coordinated and dynamic environmental restoration program that fully outlines the MDOT SHA’s contribution to
restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding watershed.
WPD is responsible for:
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