Environmental Planning


Suggested FHWA-NHI Web-Based classes

You’ll need to create an account on NHI’s website in order to access these training classes. Create a New Account. Be sure to use your work email address. Print out your certificate upon completion of training and forward it to Environmental Training to receive credit for the class.

Administrative Record (FHWA-NHI-142062)

Course description: This training course describes the purpose of an Administrative Record, explains what should be included in an Administrative Record, and presents best practices for building a defensible Administrative Record. Please note that this WBT is not meant to take the place of formal legal advice and consultation with FHWA counsel is strongly recommended. ($25)

Air Quality Planning: Clean Air Act Overview (FHWA-NHI-142068)

Course description: The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an overview of air quality planning, including requirements, processes, interactions with and implications for, transportation planning and project development. (Free)

Air Quality Planning: Transportation Conformity (FHWA-NHI-142071)

Course description: This introductory course will answer questions related to the "what" of transportation conformity. What is transportation conformity? What activities are covered by conformity? What are the major requirements? This course does not address how transportation conformity regulations are met. (Free)

Fundamentals of Environmental Justice (FHWA-NHI-142074)

Course description: Explains how environmental justice, or EJ, applies to each stage of transportation decision making. Participants are presented with a variety of strategies and resources for considering EJ throughout the transportation decision-making process. (Free)

Highway Traffic Noise: Basic Acoustics (FHWA-NHI-142063)

Course description: This Web-based training (WBT) course provides an overview of Acoustic Principles related to highway traffic noise. The course incorporates the Interactive Sounds Information System (ISIS) -- a customized noise simulation model -- to demonstrate Acoustic Principles. The goal for the Highway Traffic Noise: Basic Acoustics WBT is to explain the basic principles of highway traffic acoustics. ($25)

Introduction to NEPA and Transportation Decisionmaking (FHWA-NHI-142052)

Course description: This Web-based training is a basic introduction to FHWA's NEPA transportation decisionmaking process that takes into account the potential impacts of transportation projects on the human and natural environment balanced with the public's need for safe and efficient transportation. Topics include purpose and need, alternatives development and analysis, impact analysis, public involvement, interagency coordination, mitigation, and documentation. We strongly recommend completion of this self-paced training prior to enrolling in FHWA-NHI 142005. ($25)

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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.