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Environmental Services

The mission of the Environmental Services Office (ESO) is to efficiently and effectively maneuver all SCDOT Construction and Maintenance projects through the NEPA process, permit acquisition, and compliance.

NEPA Division

NEPA evaluates environmental impacts and compiles and documents information pertaining to the physical environment, communities, and natural, cultural, and socioeconomic resources during the preconstruction phase.

Permitting Division

Permitting assesses impacts to waters of the U.S., coordinates with agencies to complete Jurisdictional Determinations and Critical Lines, obtains all required federal and state environmental permits and certifications, and coordinates with lead, participating, and commenting agencies to develop Compensatory Mitigation Plans during the preconstruction phase.

Compliance Division

Compliance ensures all environmental commitments are adhered to during the construction phase and monitoring commitments are met post-construction.

Environmental Videos

Hydrology Explained

Highway Noise Explained

NEPA Decision-Making

NEPA's Role

Environmental Services Tool Shed

The SCDOT Environmental Services Tool Shed is our repository for documents, forms, templates, references, and guidelines about transportation and the environment and federal, state and agency environmental requirements.

Environmental Mileposts Newsletter

Check out the March 2018 edition of Environmental Mileposts from the Environmental Services Office (ESO).

Team Members Environmental Services

Chad Long

Director of Environmental Services

Sean Connolly

Permits Division Manager

Mickey Queen, P.E.

Compliance Division Manager

Betty Gray

Environmental Office Manager

Will McGoldrick

Alternative Delivery Environmental Manager

Syrees Gillens Oliver

Public Involvement Director

Team Members NEPA

David Kelly

NEPA Division Manager

Christopher Cooper

RPG 2 NEPA Coordinator/Air Quality/Hazardous Waste

Ed Frierson

RPG 3 NEPA Coordinator/ Biologist

Bill Jurgelski

RPG 1 NEPA Coordinator/Archaeologist

Jeff Craver

Traffic/Maintenance NEPA Coordinator/ Archaeologist

Tracy Martin

RPG 4 NEPA Coordinator/Archaeologist

Rebecca Shepherd

Chief Archaeologist

Team Members Permitting

Erin Jenkins

RPG 2 Permits Coordinator/Biologist

Keith Walker

RPG 3 Permits Coordinator/Biologist

Matt O'Brein

RPG 4 Permits Coordinator/ Biologist

Jackie Galloway

RPG 3 Permitting Coordinator

Jeff Siceloff

Traffic/Maintenance/ Permits Coordinator/Biologist

Chris Beckham

RPG 1 Permits Coordinator/Biologist

Team Members Compliance

Jessica Kennedy

Compliance Manager

Christopher Neely

Compliance Manager