Recent Policy Changes in the EPG
11/20/20: New standard notes for Standard Drawing RHB08 to clarify note regarding design force.
11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.
Wing Lengths and C Bars
11/12/20: In EPG 7220.127.116.11 Wing Lengths, guidance was added to consider making short turned-back wings sufficiently long so that the Type D barrier end section does not require extensive. In EPG 718.104.22.168.1 Slip Forming, replaced guidance about determining C bars lengths with actual length of C bars.
11/10/20: Interim guidance for TMA flagger operations is now available in EPG 616.8 Typical Applications.
11/9/20: Guidance has been added (EPG 722.214.171.124.1.1 Reinforcing Callouts, for example) to standardize the format for reinforcing callouts.
11/5/20: STIP information and the annual process to update the STIP were updated to current practice.
11/2/20: Verbiage in A2.9 was updated to match new Standard Plan wording.
10/30/20: Updated Programmatic Categorical Exclusion (PCE) and “virtual” public involvement requirements to bring policy into compliance with the federal NEPA regulations. EPG 129 Public Involvement was generally re-written.
10/30/20: Guidance clarified pile spacer embedment requirements when rock is anticipated within a 5 - 10 ft. zone below the MSE wall leveling pad.
Sand Barrel Impact Attenuator Arrays
10/29/20: Guidance in EPG 612.2 Sand-Filled Impact Attenuators (Sand Barrels) and EPG 612.3 Construction Inspection Guidelines was updated to clarify how the sand barrel impact attenuator arrays are paid for and used in work zones.
10/28/20: On-call consultant guidance has been updated.
10/26/20: Guidance was clarified to provide justification for higher liquidated damages.
10/22/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect the current process for how acrylic waterborne and high build acrylic waterborne traffic marking are accepted.
Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils
10/19/20: Guidance in EPG 751.36 Driven Piles (particularly in EPG 7126.96.36.199.2 Cast-In-Place (CIP) Pile, EPG 7188.8.131.52.1 Design Values for Individual HP Pile, and EPG 7184.108.40.206 Pile Nominal Axial Compressive Resistance) was updated to implement maximum axial loads in sands and clarified minimum nominal wall thickness requirements for CIP pile. Numerous standard detailing notes in EPG 751.50, G. Substructure Notes for hooks of vertical bar requirements for column and CIP piles were also clarified.
10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.
9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
9/28/20: Dowel requirements for inverted U-shape precast coping for large block (panel) MSE walls in Standard Note J1.21a were clarified.
9/23/20: New Note H7.8.2 is available when requiring epoxy-mastic primer coating on galvanized drain support brackets that come in contact with weathering steel beams/girders.
9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.
9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.
9/11/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect changes in the Section 106 processes that have incrementally occurred over the last few years.
9/2/20: This new guidance provides clarification for the process.
8/20/20: Guidance has been updated to current Environmental Change Orders instructions.