Availability of Environmental Management Systems Training and Assistance for State and Local Transit Agencies


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08-13-07

REGION 10 BULLETIN NO:  07-35

SUBJECT:   Availability of Environmental Management Systems Training and Assistance for
                        State and Local Transit Agencies

PROGRAM AREAS:  Regulations

DATE:  August 13, 2007

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will sponsor training and assistance in Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for up to ten state and local transit agencies. EMS can play a valuable role in the establishment of sound business management practices that include concern for the environment. Adoption of environmental management systems has been shown to result in advantages in financing, insurance, marketing, regulatory compliance, and other areas of operations. FTA will sponsor assistance in the form of training workshops, on-site technical advice and consultation, including follow-up.

Applications from transit agencies to participate in this training and assistance are solicited. Letters of application to participate in this training and assistance program must be received by September 7, 2007.

Letters of application should be submitted to: Federal Transit Administration, Office of Planning and Environment, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room E45130, Washington, DC 20590, Attention: Jim Barr, Fax: (202) 3662478. Applications may be hand delivered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays; for confirmation of mail delivery, a stamped, self-addressed post card must be included.

Copy of this notice may be found at GPO Access web site: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2007_register&position=all&page=45297.

For further information, please contact Region 10s Dave Leighow at 206-220-7965, or email dave.leighow@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator