Development of Regulated Materials Review (RMR) Manual – ODOT Office of Environmental Services (OES) – Columbus, Ohio

STONE was retained to develop the protocol and manual detailing ODOT’s approach to identifying and handling regulated materials (RM) concerns on all Ohio ODOT and Local Public Agency (LPA) Projects.  The goal of the RMR was to establish a legally defensible process that no RM concerns exist on a project site or that existing RM concerns are properly addressed during construction.  The manual details the procedures for initial review, on-site assessment, and sampling/analysis and provides report templates. Communication was key in the process, with our staff interviewing multiple ODOT department staff and ODOT District Environmental Coordinators, to develop practices which fit into the differing requirements between departments. STONE took on a project with a history of difficulties and successfully accounted for all client requests, preferences, and updates to deliver a result praised for its “logical, clear, and standardized” presentation of the RMR process.

“STONE is an instrumental part of our team on the Portsmouth By-Pass Project: the 16-mile new construction project, which is the single largest project in ODOT history. This project has come with more than its share of environmental challenges. STONE has delivered over 30 full environmental clearance reviews and reports we have requested as part of the project, handling them from start to finish in a very timely & cost effective manner. Furthermore, they’ve proven themselves as an extremely valuable resource when it comes to consulting on mitigation efforts, hazardous materials, and resolving various unknown environmental situations that the project has encountered.

 

From the top down STONE has proven they are committed to excellence and we look forward to working with them on many projects in the future.”