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Environmental Efforts

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Department of Transportation

Environmental Efforts

Environmental Programs

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

The CMAQ program funds transportation projects or programs that will contribute to the attainment or maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), or particulate matter (PM).

Noise Abatement

Michigan soundwalls along state trunklines. Policy on Noise Abatement (Guidance Document 10136). MDOT's Noise Abatement Program includes Noise Walls(Sound walls), Local Vehicle Noise Enforcement, and Land-Use information to help manage future quality-of-life.

Stormwater Management Plan

MDOT has developed a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP). The SWMP is designed to enhance the way MDOT does business so that stormwater pollution is reduced or eliminated. Solutions in the SWMP are as simple as good housekeeping, or as complex as building new facilites to manage stormwater.

National Environmental Policy Act Guidance

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) established a national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance and enhancement of the environment. It requires agencies like MDOT to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions. Using the NEPA process, MDOT evaluates the environmental and related social and economic effects of their proposed actions.