ODOT Office of Environmental Services Statewide Environmental Services Task Order Contract
EMH&T managed approximately 25 task orders requested by the ODOT-Office of Environmental Services for two (2) successive statewide environmental services contracts, totaling over $1 Million dollars. The contracts covered any, and all, NEPA services that ODOT required in the state of Ohio. Under this contract, EMH&T performed services including cultural resources surveys, Level 1 and 2 ecological surveys, waterway permitting, Phase I and Phase II ESA investigations, lead and asbestos surveys, and environmental clearance reports. Project highlights included:
- Performed baseline environmental work (ecological, cultural, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment, and summary of finding reports) at numerous rest area sites across Ohio.
- Prepared environmental documentation of the FAI-US33-5.00 (PID 76938) new US 33 interchange in Carroll, Ohio. This included a Level 2 Ecological Survey Report on the approximately 260-acre study area, Phase I and II Archaeology and History/Architecture Surveys, and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment reports.
- Prepared the Feasibility Study for the WOO-SR18-9.52 (PID 90541) project. This was one of the first Feasibility Studies completed by ODOT under their revised Project Development Process, in 2011. The study determined the feasibility of corridor improvements between the CSX Intermodal Facility and Interstate 75 (I-75) in Wood and Hancock Counties. The study evaluated alternative concepts and provided recommendations on both interim and long-term solutions for improvements on the state and local roadway system.
- Completed a Baseline Documentation Report for farmland mitigation for the United States (US) Route 24 Relocation project in Henry and Lucas Counties, Ohio. The Vorwerk Easement was placed on contiguous parcels totaling approximately 414 acres, which were conserved to offset the impacts to active farmlands that occurred as a result of the US Route 24 project.
- Waterway permitting (Nationwide 404 Permit, 401 Water Quality Certification, and Isolated Wetland Permit) for the BEL-148-22.36 (PID 80209) roadway realignment project, located in York Township, Belmont County, Ohio. The project realigned State Route (SR) 148. The project will require the relocation of approximately 1,025 feet of an unnamed tributary to Captina Creek and impacts to a Category 1 isolated wetland.