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|RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG|
6/21/19: Terminology about the prestress force at transfer was clarified to better match AASHTO code.
6/21/19: Several updates including the clarification of screening methodology. Also clarified that all benefitted receptors are to be included in the benefit cost reasonableness calculation and noise abatement voting.
6/14/19: Updated guidance to match current practice, which has been coordinated with MO Dept. of Conservation.
6/14/19: Expanded guidance, especially in the new EPG 7188.8.131.52 Stream Classifications, clarified our process to meet the Corps' requirements for their "Regional Condition".
6/4/19: Guidance has been updated to reflect that the IRS Form W-9 is no longer needed.
5/31/19: The commentary for Note E2.26 was clarified. In the note itself, additional options were provided for piling minimum nominal axial compressive resistance.
5/28/19: New guidance is now available for Post-Award Value Engineering (PAVE) workshops, processes and project selections.
5/28/19: The spacing between the long-term rumble strips was increased to "10 to 12 feet" for a greater area of effectiveness.
Median Crossover on a Divided Highway, TA-39
5/28/19: In EPG 616.8 Typical Applications, TA-39 for Design and Construction was revised to require Directional Indicator Barricades for tapers. The concrete barrier has been removed on sheet 2. Instead of the concrete barrier, an approved, temporary and crashworthy device can be used.
5/21/19: The most recent costs for non-contractual items is now presented in EPG 237.6 Estimates.
5/17/19: Guidance for pile design procedure was clarified in several articles including EPG 702 Load-Bearing Piles, EPG 7184.108.40.206 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 7220.127.116.11 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 718.104.22.168 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.