Section 9: Clandestine ActivityAnchor: #i1001662
Clandestine activity is defined as any attempt by the warehouse to intentionally mislead, misrepresent, or deceive TxDOT or its agents.
Examples of clandestine activity are, but not limited to:
- placing failing material in passing material containers
- placing failing material within bundles containing passing material (“Seeding”)
- stacking passing material over failing material with no accessibility to the failing material
- tampering with labels on approved materials.
In the event a warehouse is found to be involved in clandestine activity, the matter is handled as follows:
- If the Responsible Branch discovers the activity, the Responsible Branch brings it to the immediate attention of the warehouse management.
- If the Designated Sampler discovers the activity, the
Designated Sampler documents the nature of the violation in a memorandum
to the Responsible Branch within one (1) working day.
- The Responsible Branch evaluates the situation and takes immediate corrective action.
- The Responsible Branch contacts the Designated Sampler and warehouse management with its decision.