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Manual Notice: 2016-1

From: Gus Cannon, CTCM, Right of Way Division Director

Manual: Utility Manual

Effective Date: May 01, 2016

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Purpose

This revision removes the requirement for ROW Division approval of utility agreements, utility supplemental agreements, and emergency work authorizations. The revision also updates guidance provided to district operations.

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Changes

Chapter 2, TxDOT-Utility Cooperative Management Process and Subprocess:

Chapter 8, Procedures for Utility Adjustments, Section 1 Adjustments, Section 2 Utility Property Ownership, Section 3 Right of Way Costs, Section 4 Emergency Adjustment, and Section 8 Local Utility Procedure edited to do the following:

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  • replace “ROW Division” with “District”,
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  • modify requirement for ROW Division approval of compensation consideration claims & eligibility ratios < 100%,
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  • modify requirements to submit certain information to ROW Division,
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  • modify the procedures for approving emergency work authorizations.

Chapter 9, Forms and Agreements, all sections edited to do the following:

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  • change lump sum agreement from a $100,000 to a $500,000 ceiling
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  • remove discussion of district tier levels,
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  • modify requirement for ROW Division to approve actual cost and lump sum agreements,
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  • add District Engineer approval authority for utility agreements, supplemental utility agreements, and emergency work authorizations,
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  • remove or reduce requirements to submit certain information to ROW Division,
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  • remove “Monetary Cap”, “Betterment”, and “Accrued Depreciation” subsections
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  • modify the “District Letter of Authority” subsection
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  • add text related to ROW Division review memo.
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Contact

Gus Cannon, CTCM, Right of Way Division Director, 512.416.2852

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Archives

Past manual notices are available in a PDF archive.

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