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Below are links to tools to assist local governments, consultants and TxDOT staff in the preparation of materials associated with the management of hazardous materials during project development.

Title Description Format
Hazardous Materials Environmental Handbook Focuses on the identification, management, coordination and documentation of hazardous materials during the National Environmental Policy Act process
Hazardous Materials in Project Development Manual TxDOT’s comprehensive online manual for Hazardous Materials in Project Development
Hazardous Materials in Project Development: Environmental Documentation General examples for environmental documentation when summarizing the environmental site assessments, investigations and impacts for hazardous materials
Scheduling Considerations, Internal and External Coordination and Recommended Practices for Resolving Hazmat Issues Summarizes scheduling considerations, internal and external coordination and recommended practices for resolving several different hazardous materials issues
Hazardous Materials in Project Development: Laws, Regulations and Agencies Requirements of federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the management of hazardous materials in project development. It also provides information on the regulatory agencies responsible for implementing the requirements of those statutes
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Hazardous Waste Sites Affecting Highway Project Development (1988) FHWA guidance that provides a framework around which effective processes for dealing with hazardous materials
FHWA Supplemental Hazardous Waste Guidance (1997) Supplements information in the FHWA’s 1988 guidance
FHWA Policy Revision to Support the Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative Supports the brownfields initiatives by encouraging participation in transportation projects that include the use and redevelopment of contaminated sites when appropriate
Guidance for Handling Asbestos in Construction Projects Summarizes scheduling considerations, internal and external coordination and recommended practices for resolving several different hazardous materials issues
Guidance for Temporarily Removing Underground Storage Tank (UST) Systems from Service Explains how to temporarily remove and return to service UST systems in accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s regulations.
Hazardous Materials Initial Site Assessment TxDOT’s Hazardous Materials Initial Site Assessment Form.
Texas Department of State Health Services Asbestos Demolition Notification: Questions and Answers for TxDOT Projects Explains the Texas Department of State Health Services requirements for providing notification of asbestos abatement and demolition projects
Removal of Underground Storage Tanks Encountered During Construction Provides guidance about what to do when an unanticipated underground storage tank system is discovered in the right of way located in the path of construction
Hazardous Materials in Project Development: Agreements Includes standardized language describing the agreements surrounding site assessments

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