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WYDOT CLEARING UTILITIES Keri Bohlmann, P. E. Utilities & DSS Supervisor
TOPICS • Plan Notifications • Relocations • Adjustment Agreements • Challenges
PROJECT PLAN NOTIFICATIONS • Preliminary Plans (10%) Letter informing companies of project Copy of plans (Black & White) • Grading Plans (30%) Colored plans for companies to plan/budget License Research shown on plans • Right-of-Way & Utility Plans (70%) Color Plans & Cross Sections showing estimated locations of all facilities licensed or surveyed Companies told to begin relocations • Maintenance Projects Letter only. No Plans.
PLAN SHEET WITH NOTES
CROSS SECTIONS WITH UTILITIES
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE • Code of Federal Regulations Title 23, CFR § 645. 101 to 119 Shall relocate the facility at its expense. DOT may reimburse for costs • Wyoming State Statutes WY § 24 -13 -101 to 104 Utility Relocation Assistance Act of 1989 The Department may pay any portion…
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE • WYDOT Rules & Regulations Chapter 28 Utility Relocation Assistance Reimburse utilities with less than 15, 000 taps 50% of actual cost of relocation Crossings are not reimbursable Non-licensed facilities are not reimbursable Adjustment Agreement is required
ADJUSTMENT AGREEMENTS 15
AGREEMENTS • Exhibit “A” Proposed relocation/adjustment of facility Plan/Profile Views Required • Exhibit “B” Itemized cost estimate • Authority to Proceed No work is permitted until the agreement is signed and the authority to proceed is issued 16
BUY AMERICA CERTIFICATION Companies are required to show compliance with Buy America before payment can be made. Buy America Certification Mill Tests Minimal Use Certification Company certifies that <$2500 of foreign steel was used on the project.
BUY AMERICA CERTIFICATION I certify that all materials used on this project will meet the requirements of 23 CFR 635. 410 Buy America and any amendments thereto. Any waivers to this requirement that have been approved by the FHWA are attached to this certification. Signature ___________________ Name ____________________ Title _____________________ Company Name ________________ Date _____________________
SAMPLE MILL TEST
MINIMAL USE CERTIFICATION I certify that a minimal amount of foreign steel and iron materials will be used on this project. The cost of such materials does not exceed one-tenth of one percent (0. 1 percent) of the total contract cost or $2, 500, whichever is greater. All other materials used on this project will meet the requirements of 23 CFR 635. 410 Buy America and any amendments thereto. Any waivers to this requirement that have been approved by the FHWA are attached to this certification. Signature ___________________ Name ____________________ Title _____________________ Company Name ________________ Date _____________________
CHALLENGES • Funding & Scheduling Project dates constantly changing • Preservation Mode Maintenance Type Projects (80 -90%) One time notice/hard to budget • Surveying/Mapping Utilities Companies refusing to locate for design purposes • Buy America Requirement for Relocations Companies refusing to comply