Local Environmental Issues

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Environmental training opportunities for local agencies and their consultants can be found here.



Quarterly Reports

Monitoring requirements in both the 23 USC 326 CE Assignment and 23 USC 327 NEPA Assignment MOUs require Caltrans to report twice a year to FHWA. For 23 USC 327 NEPA Assignment, Caltrans must provide the FHWA California Division a report every six months that lists any approvals and decisions Caltrans has made with respect to its responsibilities under part 3 of the MOU. The 23 USC 326 CE Assignment MOU requires Caltrans to provide a list of Categorical Exclusion (CE) determinations that it approves in each fiscal quarter.

FHWA Audits

Under the 23 USC 327 NEPA Assignment MOU, pursuant to MAP-21, FHWA audits are no longer required, however, SAFETEA-LU required that FHWA audit Caltrans' performance under the Pilot Program twice a year for the first two years of the Pilot Program, and once a year thereafter to ensure that Caltrans is meeting federal requirements.

FHWA CE Monitoring Review Report:

SAFETEA-LU requires that FHWA monitor Caltrans' performance under the CE assignment program. Monitoring occurs approximately every 15 months and includes Caltrans District visits with interviews of Caltrans staff and project file reviews.

Name Responsibilities Telephone Numbers E-mail
Kelly Hobbs,  Office Chief NEPA Assignment and Environmental Compliance

Office: (916) 653-5800

Mobile: (916) 838-9085

Jonathan Oshalim Environmental Database and Reporting (559) 415-6313  Jonathan.Oshalim@dot.ca.gov
Guadalupe (Lupe) V. Jiménez Environmental Policy and Training Coordinator (Districts 2, 6, 9, & 11).

Office: (916) 651-6874

Neil Peacock Environmental Policy and Training Coordinator (Districts 1,3,7, & 8) (916) 653-5800 Neil.Peacock@dot.ca.gov
Haiyan Zhang Environmental Policy and Training Coordinator (Districts 4, 5, 10, and 12). (510) 286-5235  haiyan.zhang@dot.ca.gov
District Local Assistance Nepa Assignment Coordinators
Shane Gunn Central Region (Districts 5, 6 and 9) (Quality Control Reviewer) (559) 417-8016 shane.gunn@dot.ca.gov
District Senior Environmental Contacts
Districts DLA Senior Environmental Contacts Telephone Numbers E-mail
1 Darrell Cardiff (707) 298-0904  Darrell.Cardiff@dot.ca.gov
2 Chris Fazzari (530)782-2108 chris.fazzari@dot.ca.gov
3 Laura Loeffler (530) 741-4592 Laura.Loeffler@dot.ca.gov
4 Thomas Holstein (510) 286-6371 Thomas.Holstein@dot.ca.gov
5 Sunny McBride (805) 406-7563 Sunny.McBride@dot.ca.gov
6 Shane Gunn (559) 445-6310 shane.gunn@dot.ca.gov
7 Michael Enwedo (213) 335-0060 Michael.Enwedo@dot.ca.gov
8 Aaron Burton (909) 383-2841 Aaron.Burton@dot.ca.gov
9 Cecilia Boudreau (916) 307-0640 Cecilia.Boudreau@dot.ca.gov

11 Kevin Hovey (619) 688-0240 Hovey.Kevin@dot.ca.gov
12 Charles Baker (949) 724-2252 Charles.Baker@dot.ca.gov

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