To effectively and efficiently provide interdisciplinary support and assistance to ensure compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and policies in the planning, construction, and operation of a safe, efficient, and environmentally sensitive intermodal transportation system. 

Water Quality

Water quality protection is accomplished through coordination with appropriate federal, state, and local entities whenever a proposed project could impact public drinking water supplies or federal/state regulated water bodies.  This coordination is designed to minimize impacts and/or conduct mitigation when impacts are unavoidable.  Water quality monitoring is conducted in some instances in order to confirm that impacts to the water body have been avoided.