Environmental Planning

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Environmental Planning

The Environmental Planning Group provides environmental clearances, technical assistance and education to ADOT and its customers in support of ADOT's mission.

Central Office

1611 W. Jackson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 602.712.7767
Fax: 602.712.3066

Flagstaff Office

1801 S. Milton Rd.
MD F500
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: 928.774.1491
Fax: 928.774.0784

Tucson Office

1221 S. Second Ave.
MD T100
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520.388.4200
Fax: 520.388.4255

Water Resources: 602.712.8353

Policy and Standards: 602.712.7769

Roadside Resources: 602.712.7769


Paul O'Brien, Group Manager

Kathy Drivaras, Administrative Services Officer

Yvonne Gasca, Procurement Technician

Environmental Planning Section

Ralph Ellis, Section Manager

Joanie Cady, Statewide Team Leader

Vacant, Statewide Team Leader

Sarah Karasz, PAG Region Team Leader (Located in the Tucson Branch)

Vacant, MAG Region Team Leader

Charles Beck

Michelle Harris

Darin Kelly

Emily Lester

Mustafa Muradvich

Steve Olmsted

John Wennes

Patricia "Tish" HunterLocal Public Agency Team Leader

Marinela Konomi

Historic Preservation Team

Ruth Greenspan, Section Manager

Linda Davis, Team Leader

Sara Ferland

James "Matt" Mallery (Located in the Flagstaff Branch)

Lori Sloat

David Zimmerman (Located in the Flagstaff Branch)

Biology Team

Joshua Fife, Biology Team Leader

Audrey Navarro

Emergency Response Services

For transportation system chemical spill events from tankers or cargo trucks, diesel saddle tank releases or abandoned hazardous materials items on right of way, contact the ADOT emergency responders. They will contact and coordinate with other federal, state and local emergency responders as event circumstances require.

Call the Traffic Operations Center (TOC) at 800.379.3701 or 602.527.1563 and ask for Travis Qualls, ADOT's emergency response specialist.