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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

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 Tool Shed

Environmental Components

Transportation projects can affect a wide spectrum of environmental components. Early identification of impacts to the environment allows for avoidance, minimization, or timely mitigation of those impacts. Environmental impacts must be balanced with the public's need for safe and reliable transportation systems.
Environmental Components

Team Members Environmental Services

Chad Long

Director of Environmental Services

Henry Phillips

NEPA Division Manager

Sean Connolly

Permits Division Manager

Jay Hawkins, P.E.

Compliance Division Manager

Betty Gray

Environmental Office Manager

Team Members NEPA

Mark Mohr

RPG 1 NEPA Coordinator/Biologist


RPG 2 NEPA Coordinator

Ed Frierson

RPG 3 NEPA Coordinator/ Biologist

David Kelly

RPG 4 NEPA Coordinator/ Architectural Historian

Jeff Craver

Traffic/Maintenance NEPA Coordinator/ Archaeologist

Nicole Riddle

Public Involvement Coordinator/ Biologist

Bill Jurgelski

Chief Archaeologist

Jackie Galloway

NEPA Coordinator

Tracy Martin


Team Members Permitting

Will McGoldrick

RPG 1 Permits Coordinator

Vince McCarron

GIS Analyst


RPG 2 Permits Coordinator

Siobhan Gordon

RPG 3 Permits Coordinator/ Biologist

Christopher Cooper

RPG 3 Permitting Assistant

Ann-Marie Altman

RPG 4 Permitting Coordinator/ Biologist

Danny Johnson

Traffic/Maintenance Permits Coordinator

Jeff Siceloff

Permitting Coordinator

Chris Beckham

Mitigation Manager

Team Members Compliance

Lyle Lee

Design Build/Hazmat Coordinator

Christopher Neely

Compliance Manager

Mickey Queen

Compliance Manager