Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 56-14. State DOT Training Programs to Comply with NPDES Stormwater Permit Requirements

The federal Clean Water Act (CWA) mandates that state DOTs adhere to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permits, regulating stormwater management during transportation facility construction and post-construction. These permits extend to facilities supporting the transportation network. Training requirements within these permits aim to equip DOT staff and contractors with the necessary knowledge to fulfill permit mandates and educate the public on stormwater runoff impacts. Despite challenges such as staff dispersion—both geographically and across various job responsibilities—and limited equipment access, especially for field maintenance staff, state DOTs have developed various training delivery methods. These range from posters, fliers, classroom and virtual training to certification programs, as well as radio and television public service announcements. Developing and delivering these programs is resource-intensive, prompting the need for improved efficiency and effectiveness, which this synthesis aims to address for the benefit of state DOTs, AASHTO, and researchers. The objective of this synthesis is to document current state DOT practices for development and delivery of training programs required by NPDES stormwater permits.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 56-14

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Nasri, Arefeh

  • Start Date: 20240531
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01920392
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 56-14
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 31 2024 8:38PM