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PennDOT Strategic
Environmental Management
Program

by

Kenneth Thornton, PG, Ileana Ivanciu, PG, and James Heeren, PE


2011 TRB Waste Management

and Resource Efficiency Workshop

Strategic Environmental Management
Plan Policy

Pennsylvania Governor’s Executive Order 1998
-
1


Required each Commonwealth Agency to develop a
Green Plan to incorporate the policies outlined in the
Executive Order

PennDOT

Green Plan


Developed a Green Plan Policy appropriate for
the PennDOT


Assessment of potential environmental
impacts concentrated in the construction and
maintenance activities of the agency


833 Construction activities


678 Maintenance activities


Development of an Environmental
Management System in conformance with the
ISO 14001 standard

Green Plan Policy Statement

Green Plan Policy Implementation


The Green Plan Policy (GPP) is reviewed and
approved by the Pennsylvania Secretary of
Transportation


Requirement of ISO 14001 standard


Describes PennDOT’s commitment to
responsible environmental management


Practicing resource conservation


Ensuring regulatory compliance


Continually improving performance

SEMP is the Green Plan for
PennDOT




S
trategic

E
nvironmental

M
anagement

P
rogram

Programs Included in SEMP


Strategic Recycling Program


Maintenance Districts ISO 14001 Certifications
(11 districts)


Bureau of Construction


Materials Testing
Laboratory’s ISO 9001 Certification


Underground Storage Tank Phase II Compliance
Program


Engineering Districts 9001 Certifications


District 10


District 12


District Certifications

0
2
4
6
8
10
12
1998
2002
2004
2006
2010
Maintenance Operations Registration


Each Maintenance District is independently
registered. The scope of the registrations
include three (3) distinct Focus Areas.


Winter Services


Stockpile and Garage Management


Roadway Maintenance Activities

Winter Services









De
-
icing Materials Application









Snow Removal

Winter Services


Winter Maintenance Materials


Application rates


applying the correct amount of material limits the
chemical impact on the environment


monitor road temperatures for correct material
application rate


Material tracking


Reporting what is used is proof
of a process for checks and balances for application
rates


Winter Services


Application rates and mix, matched to
conditions


Tracking materials usage


Pretreatment and new technology


Equipment calibration


Post
-
storm review

Environmental Impacts of Road Salts


Wide range of impacts on:


Freshwater ecosystems (groundwater/surface
water)


Soil


Vegetation


Wildlife


Human Health


In high concentrations, road salts pose a risk to
plants, animals and the aquatic environment

Environmental Impacts of Road Salts



Many freshwater organisms cannot tolerate
high concentrations even for a short period


Impaired growth of aquatic plants and animals


Impacts to residential drinking water wells are
primarily from historical salt handling and
storage practices


Stockpile and Garage Management

Underground Storage Tanks

Aboveground Storage Tanks







Total No. of Maintenance Facilities/Stockpiles: 461

USTS = 115

ASTS = 1,051

Garage/Stockpiles Management


Proper Stockpile maintenance will eliminate
surface and groundwater contamination


Significant aspects include:


Operations


Materials control




Materials containment


Housekeeping (runoff control; salt water cover)


Facility maintenance


Model stockpile implementation


Emergency response

Stockpile and Garage Management

Materials Storage

Garage/Stockpile Management


Follow procedures and protocols for storage
and waste removal


Inspections:


Foreman’s Quarterly Inspection


Environmental Compliance Checklist


Emergency Response requirements:


Annually update Combined Facility Response Plan (CFRP)


Periodic Emergency drills (“spill drill”)


Annual BOMO Quality Assurance Inspection



Stockpile Management

Grass barrier reduces runoff into groundwater

Salt Storage

Roadway Maintenance Activities

Erosion and
Sedimentation Control

Waste Management and
Spill Prevention/Control

Roadway Maintenance

Significant aspects include:


Erosion & sedimentation controls (silt fences;
rock lining; seeding and mulching)


Roadway Maintenance waste management


Due diligence of soil cuttings


Spill management in PennDOT and contractor
operations



Erosion and Sedimentation

Erosion and Sedimentation

Maintenance ISO 14001


Each District SEMP Manager is responsible for
day
-
to day activities including:


Document Control and Records Management


Contractor notification


Scheduling of Internal and External Audits


Providing, scheduling and tracking of maintenance
personnel required training


Preparation of the District SEMP annual report and
presentation to District Management

Pollution Prevention Section (PPS)


Provides administrative and technical support:


Analysis of Waste Management


Analysis of Environmental Aspects and Impacts


Analysis of External Audit results and trends


SEMP improvement goals at the statewide level


Tracking of Statewide Legal and other requirements


Statewide ISO 14001 Procedures and other SEMP support


Preparation and submittal of the Annual Statewide SEMP
Management Report


Management of SEMP consulting and external ISO
Registration contracts

External Audit Findings by Fiscal Year

Financial Benefits


Materials reuse


Environmental Liability avoidance (pollution
prevention)


Waste Management/minimization


Performance enhancements and qualitative
improvements


Less re
-
work on maintenance activities


Fewer operation stoppages by County
Conservation District


Cultural Change


Management support and participation
energizes workers and supervisors to
continually improve performance



SEMP Awareness leads to Cultural Change


Properly planned work protects the environment


Awareness of how actions can impact the
environment


Questions & Comments

Ileana Ivanciu, PG

Dewberry
-
Goodkind
, Inc.

iivanciu@dewberry.com


Kenneth Thornton, PG

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

kethornton@state.pa.us


James Heeren, PE

Dewberry
-
Goodkind
, Inc.

jheeren@dewberry.com