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Regulated Materials

Environmental Stewardship

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What We Do

Provide assistance and training, and act as a liaison on material and waste issues for other regulatory agencies

 

Regulated Material Management

 

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Abandoned Container Program

Objectives

  • Provide technical assistance on department procedures in responding to abandoned containers in highway right-of-way.
  • Provide abandoned container training upon request.

 

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Audit Program

Internal Audits - Evaluate MnDOT’s regulated waste stream management practices throughout the department to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations. Make recommendations to correct and/or avoid potential areas of noncompliance.

 

External Audits - Evaluate waste management practices of contractors that accept or propose to accept MnDOT waste for recycling or disposal. Determine if the level of environmental risk and liability associated with the contractor’s waste management practices are acceptable for MnDOT to use the facility.

 

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Building and Bridge Demolition/Relocation Program

Objectives

  • Provide assistance on building demolition/relocation and bridge demotion/rehabilitation projects to ensure proper identification and management of regulated materials.

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Paint Removal Procedures

Objectives

  • Ensure that paint removal operations are conducted in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Provide information necessary in planning a paint removal operation with methods that are practical and cost effective.
  • Protect the environment from potential releases of lead-containing material and other particulate matter.

 

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Roadway Incident Response

Objectives

  • Provide guidance for responding quickly to vehicle fluid spills and loss of cargo in order to protect motorist safety, minimize impacts to the environment, ensure proper cleanup and open the roadway to travel.

 

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