NDOR's Commitment to Conservation
List of NDOR Certified Erosion &
Sediment Control Inspectors
Compliance Oversight Database)
In 1972, the U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration directed highway departments across the
nation to develop procedures which would assure that proper consideration
of environmental values were incorporated into the planning and design
of highway projects.
Nebraska was one of three pilot states
to develop an ActionPlan ensuring full consideration of the economic,
social and environmental effects of highway projects, thus insuring that
decisions made on such projects are made in the best overall public interest.
Nebraska’s Action Plan was accepted and approved by the U.S. Department
of Transportation Federal Highway Administration on June 13, 1973.
In the 33 years since the implementation
of the Action Plan, NDOR has been addressing environmental issues, which
have expanded considerably, and which today present numerous challenges.
NDOR continues to meet the challenges. On this website, we'll examine
some significant accomplishments and new/ongoing programs in several environmental
The NDOR Environmental
Section is part of the Project Planning & Development Division, and
is responsible for:
Evaluation of social, economic and
environmental impacts of road construction projects. Obtaining project
approvals from the Federal Highway Administration on projects with
federal involvement. Preparation of environmental studies and evaluation
documents for road construction projects, in compliance with the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Providing liaison between the Department,
government agencies, consultants and the public on environmental issues.
Providing liaison with the
Paleontological and Archaeological Highway Salvage Program. Coordination
between the Nebraska State Historical Preservation Office and the
Nebraska Department of Roads, regarding preservation of historic bridges.
Coordinating with the U.S. Corps
of Engineers and other agencies for permit acquisition when projects
involve waterways, wetlands and floodplains. Identification and development
of wetland mitigation sites, including establishment of wetland mitigation
- Preparing seeding, erosion control and landscaping
plans and specifications for roadside and Departmental property grounds
improvement and maintenance.
Analysis & Abatement Policy - PDF
(effective July 13, 2011)
The Noise & Air Section is responsible
Performing noise and air quality studies
to determine the environmental impact of projects.
Preparing final noise reports.
Designing noise abatement solutions.
- Conducting public hearings to address noise and
Jon Barber, Highway Environmental
Program Manager (LPA)
Poe, Highway Environmental Programs
Manager (Roadside Stabilization)
Highway Environmental Program Manager (Environmental Permits Unit)