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Manual Notice: 2021-1

From: James Stevenson, P.E., Director, Maintenance Division

Manual: Use of Right of Way by Others Manual

Effective Date: June 30, 2021

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Purpose

The Use of Right of Way by Others Manual has been updated to include additional information relating to providing assurances that pipelines meet minimum federal standards. The manual has also been updated to change the function code for removal of unauthorized signs. Other miscellaneous formatting changes were made and links to existing documents and regulations were also added.

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Contents

Chapter 1 - Section 3: “Additional Requirements for High Pressure Pipelines” section was updated to include a statement of assurances that must be provided to show compliance with minimum federal safety standards found in 49 CFR part 192

Chapter 3 - Section 3: A hyperlink was added to Form 2057 and sign approval applications were changed from area engineer to district engineer.

Chapter 3 - Section 4: Function code and title were updated for removal of unauthorized signs.

Chapter 3 - Section 8: Reference was added that the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is the primary agency for certain hazardous substances. Agreement for access heading was updated to include the RRC.

Chapter 3 - Section 12: Language was added stating property owners must sign Form 2047 for agricultural use agreements.

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Contact

Address questions concerning information contained in this Manual Notice to Samuel Glinsky at (512) 968-7385 or samuel.glinsky@txdot.gov.

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Archives

Past manual notices are available in a PDF archive.

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