Environmental Planning

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Environmental Planning

Environmental Planning 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


Paul O'Brien, Administrator

Julia Manfredi, Environmental Programs Manger

Kathy Drivaras, Administrative Services Officer

Yvonne Gasca, Business Management Analyst

Candace Yates, Procurement Technician

Environmental Planning and NEPA Assignment

Ralph Ellis, Project Delivery Manager

Vacant, NEPA Assignment Manager

Steve Olmsted, Innovative Programs Manager

Patricia "Tish" Hunter, Statewide Team 1 Leader (Located in Tucson)

Sarah Karasz, Statewide Team 2 Leader (Located in Tucson)

Darin Kelly, Environmental Planner (Located in Tucson)

Farhana Jesmin, Environmental Planner

Bob Effinger, Environmental Planner

Michelle Ogburn, Environmental Planner

Katie Rodriguez, Environmental Planner

John Wennes, Environmental Planner

Biology Team

Joshua Fife, Biology Team Leader

Justin White, Biology Program Manager

Kris Gade, Roadside Resources Specialist

Audrey Navarro

Standards, Implementation and Training

Mike Traubert, Standards Implementation and Training Manager

Kevin Towner, Training Officer

Water Resources

Eileen Dunn, Water Resources Manager

Dave Mack, Industrial Stormwater Program Coordinator

Kent Haugerud, Groundwater Protection Coordinator (App, Drinking Water, Wastewater)

Eileen Dunn, Municipal Stormwater Program Coordinator (MS4, Pesticide, Construction, Di Minimis Stormwater Permits, Illicit Discharges and Connections)

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.

The Arizona Ombudsman – Citizens Aide helps you resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies.

Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.