Recent Policy Changes in the EPG
Updated the terminology of divisional (formerly median) islands constructed with non-mountable curbs in EPG Articles 233.2.12 Islands, 6184.108.40.206 Railroad Crossing Median Islands and 901.1.2 Basic Lighting and Intersections Including Ramp Terminals at Crossroads.
Archived 405 Processing Reclaimed Asphalt. The information in this Article is outdated and has been removed.
Updated EPG 401.2.3 and EPG 403.1.4 so that District Materials may approve mix transfers if the mix quantity per project is 250 tons or less provided the mix type and contract binder grade match what’s listed on the plan sheets or change order.
616.6.87 Temporary Rumble_Strips (MUTCD_6F.87) has been updated to discontinue short-term temporary rumble strips and continue the use of long-term temporary rumble strips.
Added FS37_Carbon_Reduction_Program_(CRP)_Funds to EPG 153.11 Financial Services
Updated EPG 139 Design-Build
This revision updates the Design-Build guidance and processes for invoice reviews, risk to identify auditing, and other minor revisions.
Updated EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services
Revisions to EPG 134 better emphasize how conflicts of interest are identified, better defines the solicitation and selection process, rating/scoring of consultants, and brings the entire process up to current practices.
Updated EPG 136.4
Revising various specs and EPG articles (EPG 7220.127.116.11, 751.6, 718.104.22.168, 751.50, 1045) for updates to preferred paint systems. Adding organic zinc coatings and removing calcium sulfonate.
Update EPG 903.6.11 Chevron Alignment Sign (W1-8)
Added new Typical Applications Effective January 1, 2023
Renamed and updated 127.28 Linking Planning and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to 127.28 Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The intent and definition of a PEL has changed since the EPG article was written. This update makes it current to practice.
910.5.1 - Added 2 CFR 200.216 reference on prohibited vendors
Added new EPG Article 153.4 Administrative in EPG 153 Agreements and Contracts
EPG 131.2 - Removed FHWA and CFR references due to the Changes in 2019 no longer requiring it.
Correcting language related to NEPA and plan development milestones in EPG 127.1.2.2, 235.1, 235.2, 235.6, 236.13
Modified EPG 22.214.171.124, EPG 126.96.36.199.6.1, and EPG 188.8.131.52.5.1. Added clarification of the requirement to have LPA preliminary plans reviewed and approved prior to submitting ROW plans for review and approval and provide the approval on a specific memo.
EPG Section 403.1 has been revised primarily to incorporate a longstanding separate Word doc, which explained sampling, testing and acceptance procedures for projects with Superpave mixes. Additional revisions were made to update in accordance with current construction and materials specifications.
903.3.4.4 was updated to eliminate redundant 3" pipe post and update capacities.
EPG 712.1.5 updated to reflect modified testing requirements for high strength bolts.
Updated wording in EPG 806.1.7 Temporary Seeding, EPG 806.1.7.1 Design Considerations and EPG 806.8.6.3.7.1 Temporary Seeding and Mulching to be in sync with the July 2022 Revisions
Updated the guidance for EPG Category:129 Public Involvement
Updated Request for Environmental Services(RES) Instruction Manual in EPG Category:101 Standard Forms, EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services and EPG Category:128 Conceptual Studies
Updated figures 136.6.15 Example e106 Form and 136.6.16 LPA Project Checklist for Adverse Effects in EPG LPA:136.6 Environmental and Cultural Requirements
Updated the table in EPG 153.21 Traffic TR06 was modified and TR07 and TR30 were removed
Noise Ordinance Signing overhauled to EPG 903.5.43 Engine Brake Muffler Required Signing