Environmental Coordination, Consultation and Permitting Training
Target Audience: Geared towards both FDOT and Consultant NEPA Practitioners and FDOT and Consultant Permitting Staff. Also a good resource for LAP Agency Partners.
Description: Currently this training track is built of various topics that pertain to endangered species consultation, environmental permitting and related topics. The track will continue to be developed as new webinar options are offered with partner agency staff and topics. CBTs developed for the PD&E Part 2 Track are also relevant to this track, including Wetlands and Protected Species and Habitat.
Items in this track include:
Crested Caracara Survey Training (10/17/2022) - The purpose of this video is to provide tips and guidance for conducting field surveys for the Crested Caracara in association with transportation projects
Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Process (2022) - A four-part webinar series on the ESA consultation process hosted by FDOT Office of Environmental Management (OEM). The sessions provide a basic overview of the ESA consultation process using transportation project examples. Guest speakers from US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) focus on specific listed species, protection issues faced by law enforcement, and updates on current ESA listings and laws. This webinar series gives a broad perspective of activities performed by FDOT, USFWS, and NMFS under the Endangered Species Act.
Section 4(f) Webinar (5/17/2016) - This webinar was conducted by the Office of Environmental Management to provide and overview of the 4(f) process and establish expectations when completing an evaluation.
Historical and Archeological Resources - 4/23/2019 - This CBT will introduce the listener to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and provide an overview of the Section 106 process as dictated in 36 CFR Part 800 and in PD&E Manual Part 2, Chapter 8.
Environmental PSM Codes and Document Schedule Template (11/4/2016) - Webinar providing an overview of the environmental project schedule and management (PSM) codes and review of example environmental document schedule templates
- FWC Training (3/2/2020) - This webinar provides information on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's regulations, processes, and how their agency interacts with FDOT on transportation projects.
The following PowerPoint Presentations have been developed by FWC. When you click on the links below to the PowerPoint, be sure you press "play" to view it as a PowerPoint show with voice over and everything.
- Process for FWC review of FDOT Projects
- Florida’s Imperiled Species Management Plan & Incidental Take Permitting
- Sea Turtles and Lights
- Wildlife Crossings and Passage Structures
- Florida Burrowing Owl (12/2020)
- Sandhill Crane (12/2020)
- Wildlife Safety (12/2020)
- Florida Panther (9/2021)
- SE American Kestrel (6/2021)
- NMFS Hydroacoustic and Endangered Species Section 7 Overview (3/9/2016) - This webinar provides information on hydroacoustic effects and the Endangered Species Section 7 Consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The NMFS presents details on what information must be submitted to the Service for projects requiring in-water pile driving where listed species may be present.
- NMFS Essential Fish Habitat Overview (9/14/16) - This webinar provides information on Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) coordination and consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The NMFS presents details on what information must be submitted to the Service for projects that may impact EFH.
- Essential Fish Habitat Coordination and Consultation Guidance through FDOT Project Examples (2/18/2021) - FDOT Office of Environmental Management (OEM), NMFS, and USACE presented a webinar and panel discussion on Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) coordination and consultation through actual FDOT project examples.
- USACE Permitting Overview and Best Practices (8/17/2022) – Training session led by USACE presenting an overview of USACE permitting and discussing best practices when submitting Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permit applications to USACE.
- USACE Permit Application Expectations and Common Permit Types (5/20/2020) - The purpose of this webinar is to provide instruction on common USACE permits for FDOT projects and how to prepare complete permit applications.
- USACE Guidance concerning the implementation of the November 2014 Biological Opinion on the 2012 Nationwide Permits issued by NOAA Fisheries (4/7/2016) - Determine and Documenting Impervious Surface Cover added by authorized fills within Waters of the United States.
- USACE Permitting Process Training (2/23/2017) - This is a 1.5 hour course designed to help re-introduce the permitting process to DOT staff and consultants presented by the Army Corps of Engineers. The course covers general information on permitting as well as a more in depth look at Nationwide Permits, Regional General Permits and Standard (Individual) Permits.
- Pre-Requisite Training Session 1 for USFWS Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation (4/21/2016) - This training was conducted as pre-requisite training to the USFWS Endangered Species Section 7 Consultation Training. This training covers the FDOT project development as it relates to ESA.
- USFWS Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Training Day 1 (5/17/2016) - This training was conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to review the Section 7 Consultation Training. Day 1 covered; ESA Overview, Section 7 Philosophy, The Administrative Record, The Participants, How the Process Starts, Components of an Action, Florida Species Conservation Measures, and Effects Analysis.
- USFWS Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Training Day 2 [part 1 of 2 ] (5/18/2016) - This training was conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to review the Section 7 Consultation Training. Day 2 covered; Initiating Consultation, Concurrence, Biological Opinions, Incidental Take.
- USFWS Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Training Day 2 [part 2 of 2 ] (5/18/2016) - This training was conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to review the Section 7 Consultation Training. Day 2 covered; Initiating Consultation, Concurrence, Biological Opinions, and Incidental Take.
- USFWS Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Training Day 3 (5/19/2016) - This training was conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to review the Section 7 Consultation Training. Day 3 covered; Florida Species Conservation Recommendations, Reinitiation and Post Consultation Processes, Variations, and Programmatic Consultations.
- Endangered Species Act (ESA) - Use of Keys - 4/24/2019 The purpose of this webinar is to provide clarification on FDOT’s role in Endangered Species Act consultation, especially when making effect determinations using Programmatic Consultation Keys
For future OEM training opportunities, create an account on our FDOT Contact Mailer and select Environmental Management and Environmental Publications and Updates under
the Publications Interest. As training opportunities are available, we will send email notifications out through Contact Mailer.