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|RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG|
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5/17/19: Guidance for pile design procedure was clarified in several articles including EPG 702 Load-Bearing Piles, EPG 722.214.171.124 Types of Piling, EPG 751.3 Structural Steel Design Properties and EPG 751.36 Driven Piles.
5/10/19: This new guidance is for districts to be able to provide consultants with needed technical information.
4/30/19: Guidance has been updated to current practice.
4/24/19: The membership constituting the ODA Informal Hearing Review Committee was updated.
4/22/19: Guidance was clarified, particularly in "calculation of camber (upward)","calculations of deflections (downward)" and "creep coefficient".
4/11/19: This new Test Method is now available.
4/10/18: This new Test Method is now available.
4/5/19: Guidance now permits an Asst. District Engineer to approve Right of Way plans.
Steel Girder Galvanizing Procedure
3/27/19: Guidance was added in EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes for Nonweathering Steel Structures and EPG 7126.96.36.199 Protective Coating Requirements to clarify steel girder galvanizing procedure.
3/21/19: Guidance about the frequency for rice dry-back testing when sample results are very consistent was corrected to one every fourth sublot.
3/15/19: This new tutorial is now displayed in EPG 152 Contactor Bonding Responsibilities.
3/14/19: New types of DMSs are now referenced as a good portion of this article was updated.
3/12/19: Guidance in EPG 7188.8.131.52 Embedment Requirements was updated with a minor note stating the Corps of Engineers must validate whether a stream is "ephemeral".
3/6/19: Guidance was clarified to allow the minimum offer to be reduced if approved by the Asst. to State Design Engineer – Right of Way.
3/1/19: Guidelines were clarified to provide a more standardized process.
3/1/19: Several ODA policies were updated to current practice, especially in EPG 236.16.22 Monthly Reports.
2/27/19: Guidance has been revised to coordinate with current practice.
2/25/19: Guidance about providing a reason for extending the contract has been added.
2/22/19: Guidance about erosion control for temporary pipe and temporary construction crossings was clarified.
2/14/19: The new AWP MA Adding New Concrete Mix Design QRG is now available.
2/13/19: The Solicitation and Request letter has been updated.
2/8/19: Revision coordinates guidance with the FHWA requirement for new wearing surfaces.
1/28/19: EPG 147.3.9 was rewritten and retitled to provide new Change Order guidance for JOCs.
Asphalt Shoulder Surface Mix
1/25/19: Guidance in EPG Shoulder Surface was revised so that all shoulders 4 ft. and narrower, and when shoulder improvements are also anticipated as part of the scope of work, will be monolithically resurfaced with the same type of asphaltic mix used on the mainline roadway.
1/25/19: The UBAWS Treatment policy was clarified, including the identification of the proper thicknesses for UBAWS types.