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1. What is the new Material Source Approval Process, in a nutshell?
The new Material Source Approval Process has changed as of 2009. The old process was based on PROJECTS. The new process is based on LOCATIONS. The purpose of the new process is to streamline the review process, in response to feedback from stakeholders involved in the process.
1) Check the NDDOT Material Source Certificate of Approval Website to see if the location you intend to use has been issued a Certificate of Approval (COA). If a COA has been issued, the Applicant shall print and submit the COA to the Project Engineer. The Project Engineer will make it part of the project record. Material Source Locations that are included in the plans or bidders proposal do not need to be reprinted at the time of construction. All conditions listed on a COA must be followed.
2) If the location has not been approved, submit SFN 58466: NDDOT Material Source Approval Request Form, along with a map to materialsource@nd.gov. If there are any issues with a location that requires further coordination with State or Federal Agencies, the NDDOT Environmental and Transportation Services Division staff will contact the applicant. After the source has been approved, a COA will be published on the NDDOT Material Source Certificate of Approval Website. The Applicant shall print and submit the COA to the Project Engineer. The Project Engineer will make it part of the Project Record.
2. Why does the Department require the completion of the Material Source Approval Process?
3. Is SFN 58466 Material Source Approval Request available on the web page?
4. What type of map should be included with the Material Source Approval Request Form?
5. What type of map should be included with the Material Source Approval Request Form?
6. Does the Contractor have to submit every pit for Material Source Approval?
7. How quickly can the Environmental review process be completed before starting the Cultural review process?
8. Why does the entire process take 30 days to complete?
9. What is the Project Engineer’s responsibility in this process?
10. What should the Project Engineer do when the Contractor notifies him of a sighting or discovery?
11. Why should the Project Engineer report the sighting or discovery immediately upon being notified by the Contractor?
12. Why can’t work continue on the project, away from the area where an endangered or threatened species is sited?