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					                                                  C-10-015; Project Office Manual, New Edition
                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                        Paragraph                                                Comments                                          Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                               No, the pages will not be
                                                                                                         Certain pages are proposed to be deleted within a Part and a Section (e.g., Part B,
                                                                    Table of                                                                                                                   renumbered because many of our
                                                                                                         Section 1, page 9-1 and page 14-1). Will the subsequent pages be renumbered so as to
   3        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              Contents,              N/A                                                                                                 District and field staff rely upon the
                                                                                                         not leave gaps (i.e., changing page 10-1 to page 9-1 instead of leaving a gap between
                                                                    Sections                                                                                                                   current numbering to locate
                                                                                                         page 8-1 and 10-1)?
                                                                                                                                                                                               information.
                                     Gannett Fleming (on            Table of
   1        Russell Micsky                                                                 N/A           Change "Suspensionl" to "Suspension" (TOC entry for page 5-1).                           Comment incorporated.
                                      behalf of HQAD)           Contents, B.9.viii
                                                                    Table of
   2        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming                                     N/A           Change "Accepotance" to "Acceptance" (TOC entry for page 10-1).                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                Contents, B.9.viii
   7          Brad Auker                  BOCM QA               Table of Contents        B.9.10-1        Spelling "Acceptance"                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                    Table of
   4        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming                                     N/A           Change "Non- Compliance" to "Non-Compliance" (TOC entry for page 4-1).                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                Contents, C.9.xi
                                                                    Table of
   5        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming                                     N/A           Change "traffic" to "Traffic" (TOC entry for page 5-1).                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                Contents, C.9.xi
                                                                    Table of
   6        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming                                     N/A           Change "Shu" to "Shut" (TOC entry for page 10-1).                                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                Contents, C.9.xii
                                                                    Table of
                                                                                                         Title for C.9.10-1 should be "Covering of Construction Signs on Projects Shut Down for
   1        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                Contents,                                                                                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                         Winter". Missing "t" for "Shut".
                                                                    Page xii
                                                                    Table of
   7        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming                                     N/A           Change "Inspectionand" to "Inspection and" (TOC entry for page 1-1).                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                Contents, D.1.xiii
                                                                    Table of
                                                                                                         Title for D.1.1-1 should be "Semi-Final/Final Inspection and Acceptance Certificate".
   2        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                Contents,                                                                                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                         Missing space between "Inspection" and "and"
                                                                   Page xiii
   3        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                A.01.01-1          2nd Paragraph      Remove space between "company" and "(ies)".                                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                         Delete "Please" at beginning of paragraph.
   4        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 A.01.01-1         5th Paragraph                                                                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                         Remove parenthesis from last sentence.
   1       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                  A.02.01              bullet 7       "include;" should be "include:" (colon, not semi-colon)                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  No change. Any comments at
                                                                                                                                                                                                  prebid meeting that require a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  change to the contract need to be
                                                                                                         Paragraphs focus on PennDOT disclaimer that answers at pre-bid meetings are for
                                                                                                                                                                                                  made through the addendum
   1      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's            A.02.01                6,8          information only. If ECMS answers are part of the contract,is it not advisable that
                                                                                                                                                                                                  process. If the issue is not
                                                                                                         questions asked at the pre-bid be re-asked (and answered) in ECMS?
                                                                                                                                                                                                  addressed by addendum, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  contractor should ask the question
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in ECMS.
                                                                                                         Revise to read "…notify the Structural Materials Section of the Bureau of Construction
   5        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 A.02.03-2         Last Paragraph     and Materials." Remove parenthesis. Consider supplying contact phone number for           Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                         Structural Materials.
                                                                                                         Industry has on occasion experienced problems on projects that resulted from the
                                                                                                         inspection staff having had an opportunity to view the wages paid their consultant
   2      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's            A.02.04                                                                                                                       No response necessary.
                                                                                                         inspector counterparts. Industry supports Department efforts to keep this information out
                                                                                                         of field offices
                                       PennDOT 11-0
   1           Joell Lytle                                           A.02.04               N/A           Nothing to add.                                                                          No response necessary.
                                        Construction
   8        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              A.02.04-1                1           Change "approval/resumes are reviewed" to "approval/resumes to be reviewed".             Comment incorporated.
   9        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              A.02.04-1                1           Change "Districts' Construction" to "District's Construction".                           Comment incorporated.
                                       PennDOT 11-0
  10       Paul McLaughlin                                          A.02.05-1               N/A          Nothing to add.                                                                          No response necessary.
                                        Construction
                                       PennDOT 11-0
   3       Paul McLaughlin                                          A.03.01-1               N/A          Nothing to add.                                                                          No response necessary.
                                        Construction
                                                                                                         Revise to read "Districts will review Requests for Subcontractor…in ECMS and issue
   6        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 A.03.01-2        #6, 4th Paragraph                                                                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                         approval…". Remove "are to" after "Districts" and "," after ECMS.
                                                                                     18. Environmental                                                                                            No Change. This is not an
                                                                                                       Should contain reference to signature and processing of the NPDES Permit Co-
   1           M. Heider                   QA West                  A.03.01-5            Mitigation                                                                                               environmental mitigation
                                                                                                       Permittee Form.
                                                                                       Commitments                                                                                                commitment.




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                                                  C-10-015; Project Office Manual, New Edition
                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                     Paragraph                                               Comments                                              Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                     chart border at bottom of "Supplier Code" column is a different thickness than rest of
   2       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 A.03.01- 8                                                                                                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     border
   7        Rodney Klopp                 BOCM, ETI                  A.03.02-1      3rd Paragrpah,    Revise to read "…project-specific special provision will be included…". Remove "then". Comment incorporated.
                                        PennDOT 11-0                               Last Sentence
   2      Angelo Pampena                                            A.03.02-1           N/A          Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                         Construction
                                                                     B.01.01            List         Include Bulletins 14, 15, 25 and associated materials documents as minimum required          Non-persuasive. Too much to ask
                                                                                                     publications                                                                                 of small projects to have paper
  302       Dave Kuniega               BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                               copies available, especially when
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bulletins are updated on a weekly
                                                                                                                                                                                                  basis.
                                                                                                     Change "219M(219)" to "219M" and "72M(72)" to "72M". The publication numbers with
  10        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.01.01-1            1                                                                                                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     the M are the only designations that should be used.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
   5       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.01-1           N/A          Add Links to Publications                                                                    Links added.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                     Too much use of "/" and "and/or". Replacing "and/or" with "and" or "or", as needed to fit
  10        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                  B.01.02                                                                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     context, simplifies reading.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
   6       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.02-1           N/A          Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                         Construction
   8        Rodney Klopp                 BOCM, ETI                  B.01.02-1      4th Paragraph     Remove "and/" from the first sentence.                                                       Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     Replace "measurements/computations" with "measurements or computations" in the
   9        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.01.02-1      4th Paragraph                                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     second sentence.
                                                                                  sentence across
                                                                                                     The noun (measurements) is plural: change the verb ("needs to be rechecked") to "need
   3       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS            B.01-02-1 into 2   from page 1 to                                                                                           Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     to be rechecked"
                                                                                  page 2
                                                                                                     at the end of both bullets are the words "if applicable", capitalization of these words is
   4       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.01.02-2      bullets D and E                                                                                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     not consistent from one bullet to the next
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                 Change Source Document to "Source Documents consist of, but not limited to the
   7       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.02-2             4                                                                                                       Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction                                                following:
                                                                                                     Next to last sentence has a reference to "office number" and this wording is being
   6       Brent Trivelpiece                 BOCM                   B.01.02-2           Last                                                                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     removed throughout this section.
                                        PennDOT 12-0                                                 Fourth Paragraph, sixth line, "…office number will be entered…" should say "…userid
   1        Cindy Bunting                                           B.01.02-2            4                                                                                                        Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction                                                and date will be entered…"
                                        PennDOT 12-0
   2        Cindy Bunting                                           B.01.03-1             6          Sixth Paragraph, first line, "If a FID is used…" should say "If an FID is used…"             Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction
   7       Brent Trivelpiece               BOCM                     B.01.03-2         3rd Item       An apostrophe is not required for "inspectors". There is no possession.                      Comment incorporated.
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                 Address if a form can be created in Excel for Men & Equipment and field inspector refers     Will review whether a statewide
   8       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.03-2             2
                                         Construction                                                where in project files form can be found.                                                    need or District preference
                                                                                                     The first sentence begins "If the Paper PSA option is selected (ie; FID's)… The part in
   5       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.01-03-2            6                                                                                                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     parentheses should be changed to (i.e., FID's).
                                                                                                     Reword last sentence. Original reads, in part: "… will make the correction on the original
                                                                                                     FID and carbon copy, initial and date them before reports …". Revised suggestion: "…
   6       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.01-03-2            6                                                                                                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     will make the correction and initial and date it on both the original FID and the carbon
                                                                                                     copy before reports ..."
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Will consider for future updates.
                                                                                                     Should include PSA example sheets for LF, LS-structure, EA and LB-rebar entries and          The information from the examples
   2           M. Heider                   QA West                  B.01.03-5           N/A
                                                                                                     payments.                                                                                    of FID's are still apprpriate for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  unit of measures listed.
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                 Since we use CDSNeXtGen and ECMS, do we need this section? Is this section being
   8       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.04-1           N/A                                                                                             Still valid for manual projects
                                         Construction                                                kept for manual systems?
                                        PennDOT 12-0                                                 Bullet 5, Page #, 4th line, "…summary (CMS) printout." should say "…summary (ECMS)
   3        Cindy Bunting                                           B.01.04-2            5                                                                                              (CMS) changed to Crystal Report.
                                         Construction                                                printout."
                                        PennDOT 12-0                                                 Bullet 18, 1st line, "The office number and page number which…" should say "The
   4        Cindy Bunting                                           B.01.04-4            5                                                                                              Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction                                                userid and date which…"
                                        PennDOT 12-0
   5        Cindy Bunting                                           B.01.04-4            1           Bullet 23, last line, "…am FID Report." should say "…an FID/PSA Report."                     Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                     A reference is made to an "office number" and this wording is being removed throughout
   8       Brent Trivelpiece                 BOCM                   B.01.04-4         18th Item                                                                                             Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     B/1/2.
   9       Brent Trivelpiece                 BOCM                   B.01.04-5        23rd Item       Description on the right side of the page, the word "am" should be "an".               Comment incorporated.


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                                                  C-10-015; Project Office Manual, New Edition
                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                  Paragraph                                             Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                 Some forms have form numbers following them(as links) some don't - example below
                                                                                                 (4) Compressive or Flexural Strength of Portland Cement Concrete (Form CS-458A)
                                                                                Throughout the
   3         Len Kubitza                   QA West                   B.01.05                     (5) Concrete Mix Designs (Form 4221A)                                                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                                    section


                                                                                                 Consider adding a general file folder for environmental compliance in the example due to
   1           Dan King                District 3-0 const           B.01.05-1        N/A                                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                 high scrutiny of these items recently


   2           Dan King                District 3-0 const           B.01.05-4     Folder W       Add commercially useful function forms as number 4                                           Comment incorporated.



                                                                                                 Revise to read "…by contacting your District's CDS NeXtGenCoordinator." Should not
  11        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.01.06-1   2nd Paragraph                                                                                                 Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                 be plural possesive.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Paragraph 3 added. Due to the
                                                                                                                                                                                              current reimbursement process the
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                             Reference should me made on how Loca/Municipal projects receive their computers,             Department does not have a
   4       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.06-1        N/A
                                         Construction                                            because not all project computers are supplied by BOCM.                                      mechanism in place to bill the
                                                                                                                                                                                              project funding sources for
                                                                                                                                                                                              equipment.
                                                                                                 Add paragraph for references to testing forms and results, i.e. in FID and/or PSAs show
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                                                                                                          Recommended but not a
  12       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.07-1   General Notes    project file location of 447s, 458As, Camm Reports, Non-Movements. These are but a
                                         Construction                                                                                                                                         requirement.
                                                                                                 few.
  11        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.01.08-1        1           Change "form" to "Form" (2nd sentence).                                                      Comment incorporated.
  12        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.01.08-1        All         Would suggest stating as "Form RW-397A" throughout for consistency.                          Comment incorporated.
                                       PennDOT 11-0
  13       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.08-1        2nd         Add link to RW-397A                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction
   3          Dan King                 District 3-0 const           B.01.08-1         3          capitalize "or to sign the form on behalf of the department" to emphasize this.              Comment incorporated.
  13        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.01.12-1         1          Change "7.9C" to "7.9.C" (last sentence).                                                    Comment incorporated.
  14        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.01.12-1        5-7         Use full justification similar to other paragraphs.                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                 First sentence begins "The Inspector-in-charge shall…" To be consistent with other
   7       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.01.12-1         4                                                                                                       Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                 parts of the publication the 'c' in 'charge' should be capitalized.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Paragraph added defining minimum
   4         Len Kubitza                   QA West                  B.01.13-2     Examples       Examples should show Targets (Central Line) and Action Points.                               requirements of straight-line
                                                                                                                                                                                              analysis charts.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Typically that would be the DGE
                                                                                                                                                                                              (District Geotechnical Engineer),
                                                                                                                                                                                              however there is a problem in that
                                                                                                                                                                                              there are no specific guidelines as
                                                                                                                                                                                              to what constitutes an acceptable
                                                                                                                                                                                              blasting plan. It is an area that we
                                                                                                                                                                                              do relatively little work, and I would
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                             For 3 instances in this sections it states to have the Responsible District Office person,   expect that most DGE's (and myself
  13       Paul McLaughlin                                           B.01.15         N/A
                                         Construction                                            show a title of who in the District who is responsible to review the blasting plan.          included) possess the competency
                                                                                                                                                                                              to perform a meaningful review.
                                                                                                                                                                                              NHI training for blasting that I am
                                                                                                                                                                                              familiar with is not quite on target
                                                                                                                                                                                              for this (review of blasting plan)
                                                                                                                                                                                              function. It is an area where we
                                                                                                                                                                                              need to provide some guidance as
                                                                                                                                                                                              we update Pub 293.




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                                                  C-10-015; Project Office Manual, New Edition
                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                  Paragraph                                              Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                 What is intended by the statement "when location and/or conditions change, a revised          Seems self explanatory - if location
                                                                                                 blasting plan must be submitted"? Specifically location? Specifically conditions? It would    of blasting changes or conditions
                                                                                                 be expected that a blasting plan would be submitted for the project and would address all     (geology, structure, etc) change
   3      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's            B.01.15                     locations on the project where blasting would be anticipated. There could be expected         from those anticipated and what the
                                                                                                 changes addressed in the original blasting plan.blasting plan. Would changed conditions       original blast design was based
                                                                                                 be a change where the formation changed unexpectedly beyond the expectation of the            upon, the blasting plan must be
                                                                                                 original blasting plan?                                                                       revised (if necessary) accordingly.
  12        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.01.15-1        #2          I think "presplit" should be hyphenated (pre-split).                                          Comment incorporated.
  13        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.01.15-1        #6          Replace all instances of "his" with "their".                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                     B.01.18                     FHWA should be advised of all notices of intent to file claim on Federal funded NHS
   8         Dave Cough                      FHWA
                                                                                                 projects when such notices are received.                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                1st Paragraph,   Revise to read "Notify the Office of Chief Counsel immediately anytime a "notice of
  14        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.01.18-1                                                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                Last Sentence    intent to claim" is received."
  15        Rodney Klopp                 BOCM, ETI                  B.01.18-1   Last Paragraph   "Executive" should be "EXECUTIVE" to keep formating consistent.                               Comment incorporated.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  14       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.18-1        N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                               No response necessary.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                 Update to reflect terminology in the current FHWA/PennDOT Exemption Agreement.
                                                                                                 B.1.19 HIGHWAY CONTRACT CLAIMS III. Policy A. DISTRICT CLAIM REVIEW
                                                                                                 MEETING - first paragraph, last sentence: update - FHWA needs only be involved with
                                                                                                 claims resulting from Federal Oversight Projects and PennDOT Oversight on NHS
   9          John Bork                      FHWA                    B.01.19                     Projects. B. DEFENSE OF CLAIMS BEFORE BOARD OF CLAIMS - Update to current Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                 Exemption Agreement terminology - Federal Oversight Projects and PennDOT
                                                                                                 Oversight on NHS Projects require involvement with the FHWA Transportation Engineer
                                                                                                 while PennDOT Oversight non-NHS Projects do not. NOTE: these changes will make
                                                                                                 this section consistent with the terminology in the work order section.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  15       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.19-1        N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                               No response necessary.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                 Need to assure FHWA comments on the last paragraph and OCC reviews. They have
                                                                                                                                                                                               This comment is addressed with
                                                                                                 been requesting more detailed information for their review and acceptance of claims for
   4           Dan King                District 3-0 const           B.01.19-2        N/A                                                                                                       the suggested changes from FHWA
                                                                                                 their participation and this needs to be written somewhere to assure we understand the
                                                                                                                                                                                               comments.
                                                                                                 federal oversigh agreement on this issue and are in compliance with appropriate CFR.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The original suggested sentence
                                                                                                 Revise to read "If the District Executive rejects or denies the contractor's or consultant's
                                                                                                                                                                                              should be used. The Office of
                                                                                2nd Paragraph,   claim, the Assistant Construction Engineer…" OR "If the District Executive determines
  16        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.01.20-1                                                                                                                 Chief Counsel may assist with legal
                                                                                 1st Sentence    that a contractor's or consultant's claim should be rejected or denied, the Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                              input into the letter to the contractor
                                                                                                 Construction Engineer..."
                                                                                                                                                                                              or consultant.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
   5       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.01.20-1        N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                               No response necessary.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                 (1) 'Avenues of Appeal' should be changed to 'Complaint Procedures'. (2) The phrases          Worked with BEO and made
   2          Droughter                      FHWA                   B.01.21-2
                                                                                                 'Not on Sample' should be deleted. (3) The Whistleblower Poster was omitted.                  appropriate changes.

                                                                                                  Some of the information contained in SOL 420-02-09 was incorporated into this section
                                                                                                 but the information below was not, nor was section 705 revised-
                                                                                                 We are also addressing the bond breaker shelf life by proposing a Specification change
                                                                                                                                                                                               Specification change is outside the
                                                                                                 to Section 705.3(d) by adding: “Certifications for 705.3(a)3.b Bondbreaking
                                                                                                                                                                                               scope of this project. Specification
                                                                                                 Requirements, Type B, are only valid for 6 months after the application of the coating
   5          Len Kubitza                  QA West                   B.02.03                                                                                                                   change and corresponding POM
                                                                                                 and in the same calendar year as the application. Material exceeding the 6 months time
                                                                                                                                                                                               change will be referred to CPQI for
                                                                                                 frame after the application of the coating or in a different calendar year from the coating
                                                                                                                                                                                               consideration.
                                                                                                 application are to be retested by the contractor according to AASHTO M 254.” This will
                                                                                                 preclude winter layover of dowel baskets.


  17        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.02.04-1   4th Paragraph    Remove "Basically".                                                                           Comment incorporated.
  18        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.02.06-1   6th Paragraph    Replace "and/or" with "or".                                                                   Comment incorporated.




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                                                  C-10-015; Project Office Manual, New Edition
                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                   Paragraph                                                Comments                                                Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Keep "and/or". Indicates 'either
                                                                                 2nd Paragraph,                                                                                                    Additional or Extra Work' or 'both
  19        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.03.01-1                       Replace "and/or" with "or".
                                                                                 Last Sentence                                                                                                     Additional and Extra Work' may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                   incorporated in the contract.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Keep "and/or". Indicates 'either
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Additional or Extra Work' or 'both
  20        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.03.01-1    6th Paragraph      Replace "and/or" with "or".
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Additional and Extra Work' may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                   performed by the Contractor.
                                                                                                    In the first sentence, add a comma after the use of 'e.g.' so it reads "…(e.g., when the
   8       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-3           1                                                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    actual…"

                                                                                                    Use of the term "under run" in the first sentence is not consistent with use of
   9       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-3           1                                                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    "Underruns" in the second sentence.



                                                                                                    Sentence currently reads: "…revisit the issue later on in the project,…" Suggestion:
  10       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-3           1                                                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    remove the work 'on'.


  11       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-3           3           In the first sentence, 'i.e.' should be followed with a comma.                                 Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    In the second sentence, 'i.e.' should be replaced with 'e.g.' and it should be followed by a
  12       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-3           3                                                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    comma.
                                                                                                    In the sentence which wraps from the previous page, 'i.e.' should be followed by a
  13       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-4           1                                                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    comma.
                                                                                                    In the first sentence (To aide project management personnel…), the 'e' should be
  14       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-4           2                                                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    deleted from aide.
  15       Russell Micsky              Gannett Fleming              B.03.01-4           3           Change "Acknowlege" to "Acknowledge" (first sentence).                               Comment incorporated.
  15       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-4           3           In the second sentence, 'i.e.' should be followed by a comma.                        Comment incorporated.
  16       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-4           3           A space is needed in the fourth sentence before the word 'must'.                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Not sure why Dept. Rep would
                                                                                                                                                                                         enter $1.00 in the Quantity field. In
                                                                                                                                                                                         any case, see revised Word
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                Estimated Qty on Authorization should be accurate and the Department Rep. should not
  17        Brandy Pfister                                          B.03.01-4    2nd paragraph                                                                                           document for added text requiring
                                         Construction                                               be able to enter a $1.00.
                                                                                                                                                                                         that quantity estimate must be
                                                                                                                                                                                         accurate and based on reasonable
                                                                                                                                                                                         computations.
  17       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-5           3           In the second sentence, 'i.e.' should be followed by a comma.                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Revised Section has been updated
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to replace references to "the
                                                                                                    Starting in this paragraph and continuing throughout B03-01 reference is made to "the        Bureau" with "the Bureau of
  18       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-5           5           Bureau". I don't recall other instances in the Pub to this point using that term to refer to Construction and Materials" when
                                                                                                    BOCM. I guess my question is: is it clear that "the Bureau" is synonymous with BOCM? first mentioned within a particular
                                                                                                                                                                                                 subsection, and then to "BOCM"
                                                                                                                                                                                                 thereafter.
                                                                                                    Use of the term "under run" should be kept consistent. See my comment #9 and 21 for
  19       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-6       1st bullet                                                                                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    additional references to this.

  20       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-8     1st after table   In the first sentence, 'i.e.' should be followed with a comma.                                 Comment incorporated.

                                                                                 Last paragraph Use of the term "under run" should be kept consistent. See my comment #9 and 19 for
  21       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-8                                                                                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                 under section E. additional references to this.


                                        PennDOT 11-0
  18       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.01-8           D           Line 6: chg reference to 110.02 (e)                                                            Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction


  22       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-11          2           In sentence four, 'e.g.' should be followed by a comma.                                        Comment incorporated.
  23       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-11          2           In sentence four, 'i.e.' should be followed by a comma.                                        Comment incorporated.
  24       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-11          3           In the second sentence, 'e.g.' should be followed by a comma.                                  Comment incorporated.


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               Contact               Company or                                    Paragraph                                                Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
  25       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-11            3          In the last sentence, 'i.e.' should be followed by a comma.                                   Comment incorporated.
  26       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-11            4          In the second sentence, 'e.g.' should be followed by a comma.                                 Comment incorporated.
                                                                                 1 (continued from
  27       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-12                       In the last sentence, 'i.e.' should be followed by a comma.                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                                  previous page)
  28       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-12          last         In the first sentence, 'i.e.' should be followed with a comma.                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See revised Section for text to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                   incorporated into paragraph 4 of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   page 1-13 of the document
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                 Add remarks saying that for Historical Data to be successful, the search must return 6        indicating that all applicable criteria
  19       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.01-12           4
                                         Construction                                                different projects.                                                                           for an AC cost justification must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                   met. A similar revision has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                   incorporated into paragraph 3 of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   page 1-14 of the document.
  29       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-13         last          In the first sentence, 'i.e.' should be followed with a comma.                                Comment incorporated.
  30       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-14           1           The "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                                                     Comment incorporated.
  31       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-14           3           In the first sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                                  Comment incorporated.
  32       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-14           3           In the fourth sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                                 Comment incorporated.
  33       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-14           3           In the seventh sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     In the seventh sentence, should "allied contracts" be capitalized as it is in other uses of
  34       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-14          3                                                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     that term found in B03-01?
  35       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-14         last          In the third sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     When only one Allied Contract reference is found, the first, second, and/or third low
                                                                                                     bidder's price for the item of work may be used for agreed price cost justification,  No change. Comment is a repeat
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  20       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.01-14           5                                                                                                 of the language that already exists
                                         Construction                                                provided the average of at least two of the three low bid prices is greater than or   in the redline document.
                                                                                                     equal to the agreed price.
  36       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-15          1            In the first sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     In the second sentence, remove the comma between the words 'following' and
  37       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-15          2                                                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                     'minimum'.
  38       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-15          2            In the third sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                              Comment incorporated.
  39       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-15          2            In the sixth sentence, both uses of "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                 Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Not sure what is meant by "Line
                                                                                                                                                                                               Item #21, but my response to the
                                                                                                     See comments for Line Item # 21, & address: Can the IIC include the project they are question would be, no, the current
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  21       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.01-15           1           currently on as part of the Low Bidder's, and if not then the work order would have to be or subject project cannot be
                                         Construction
                                                                                                     processed as Force Account Estimate or Force Account.                                     included when developing a cost
                                                                                                                                                                                               justification based on Allied
                                                                                                                                                                                               Contracts. No change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The purpose of Form CS-4347CJ is
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to estimate the cost of the work
                                                                                                                                                                                                   using the force account format (i.e.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   a material / labor / equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                   breakdown). As such, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   quantities, labor hours, and
                                                                                                     Paragraph begins with Departent CS-4347CJ, Force Account Extimate and within the              equipment rates used to complete
                                                                                                     paragraph it states, no material invoices, estimated workers hours, and printed on line       the form are not expected to agree
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  22       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.01-15           3           Blue Book Rates,should a Final CS4347 be submitted with Final Actual Costs. How, is           with actual quantities, hours, or
                                         Construction
                                                                                                     what the contractor is claiming be confirmed, and what if what the contractor claimed is      rates. If the estimate is prepared
                                                                                                     higher than what was completed?                                                               and agreed upon before the extra
                                                                                                                                                                                                   work begins or as it is just
                                                                                                                                                                                                   beginning, as required, the risk that
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the estimate may or may not match
                                                                                                                                                                                                   what actually happens is shared
                                                                                                                                                                                                   equally by the Department and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Contractor. No change.

  40       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-16          3            In the second sentence, "i.e." should be "e.g." and it should be followed by a comma.         Comment incorporated.



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               Contact               Company or                                  Paragraph                                               Comments                                             Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
  41       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-17         1           In the second sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                          I see no reason why a contractor or
                                                                                                                                                                                          subcontractor would refuse to sign
                                                                                                                                                                                          off on the CS-4347 assuming the
                                                                                                                                                                                          IIC has taken the time to resolve
                                                                                                                                                                                          any differences and obtain
                                                                                                                                                                                          concurrence. In any case, Pub
                                                                                                   Address what steps to take if the Prime/sub goes over the CS4347 Force Account Daily 408, Section 110.03(d), second
                                                                                                   Sign Off form and refuses to sign . Annotate on the form itself where the Prime and/or paragraph already states that the
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  23       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.01-17         1           Sub is to sign, that "Contractor (or Subcontractor), New Enterprise's Foreman Joe      contractor's failure to review the
                                         Construction
                                                                                                   Public refuses to sign so the above is presumed to be correct as per POM, Section B,   Department's records or to report
                                                                                                   Section 3, pg . 1.17"                                                                  disagreements with such records
                                                                                                                                                                                          will create a presumption that the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Department's records are complete
                                                                                                                                                                                          and accurate. Annotating the form
                                                                                                                                                                                          as described in the Comment would
                                                                                                                                                                                          be fine, but it is the 408 language
                                                                                                                                                                                          that is legally binding.
  42       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-18           2         In the second sentence, both usages of "i.e." should be followed by a comma.               Comment incorporated.
  43       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-18           2         In the fifth sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                                   Paragraph
  44       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-19   continued from    In the last sentence, 'i.e.' should be "e.g." and it should be followed by a comma.        Comment incorporated.
                                                                                 previous page
  45       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-19           1         In the last sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                                 2nd paragraph
  46       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-23                     The verb "are" should be "is".                                                             Comment incorporated.
                                                                                   after bullets
  47       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-24           1         In the second sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                              Comment incorporated.
  48       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-25           2         In the second sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                              Comment incorporated.
  49       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-27         last        In the first sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                               Comment incorporated.
  50       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-28    1st under J.     In the first sentence, "e.g." should be followed by a comma.                               Comment incorporated.
  51       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-29    2nd under K.     In the first sentence, "i.e." should be followed by a comma.                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                              No, requirement for obtaining prior
                                        PennDOT11-0                                                                                                                                           FHWA approval of a major change
  24       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.01-29         4           Should PennDOT Oversight NHS be added to this paragraph ?
                                         Constrction                                                                                                                                          applies only to Federal Oversight
                                                                                                                                                                                              projects.


   5         Wayne Frey                District 3-0 const           B.03.01-31                     BOCM typo on small case for"o"                                                             Comment incorporated.


  52       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.01-31     3rd bullet      "e.g." should be followed by a comma.                                                      Comment incorporated.
   6         Len Kubitza                 QA West                    B.03.01-33         1           "BoCM" should be "BOCM"                                                                    Comment incorporated.
  10       Brent Trivelpiece              BOCM                      B.03.01-33         1           "BoCM" should be "BOCM".                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Need to include non- ECMS
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  25       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.02-2          2           CS-4339 is submitted through ECMS, shoud the submittal on a 4339 be deleted?               projects. Added non-ECMS project
                                         Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                              and ECMS project verbage.
  53       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.02-3                      This page is blank in the middle of section B03-02.                                        Blank page removed.
  54       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.02-5                      This page is blank in the middle of section B03-02.                                        Blank page removed.
                                                                                                   This page is blank at the end of section B03-02, but doesn't contain the customary "This
  55       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.03.02-7
                                                                                                   page left intentionally blank" message.                                                    Blank page removed.
                                                                                                   Update to reflect terminology in the current FHWA/PennDOT Exemption
                                                                                                   Agreement.B.3.4 CONSTRUCTION VALUE ENGINEERING Pages 4-1, 4-2, 4-4
  10          John Bork                      FHWA                    B.03.04                                                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                   (flowchart): Change "non-exempt project to Federal Oversight project" and "FHWA
                                                                                                   Regional Field Engineer to FHWA Transportation Engineer".




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               Contact               Company or                                  Paragraph                                             Comments                                              Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                             A new subsection entitled "District
                                                                                                 Add Steps Project needs to take to submit work order and adjustment. When the VE            Construction Unit Implementation"
                                                                                                 proposal is approved by BOCM, the Intial VE Adjustment is submitted in ECMS via an          added in response to the comment.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  26       Paul McLaughlin                                           B.03.04         N/A         adjutment, however the Initial adjustment can't be submitted until a work order can be      Additional revisions made to ensure
                                         Construction
                                                                                                 associated in ECMS. Pub 408 states that the intial payment can be released once the         that information in the POM is in
                                                                                                 ve is approved. This is but one example, and there is more.                                 agreement with Pub 408, Sections
                                                                                                                                                                                             104.04 and 110.07.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Revised Section has been updated
                                                                                                                                                                                             to clarify that payment will be made
                                                                                                                                                                                             on an Actual Force Account (not FA
                                                                                                                                                                                             Estimate) basis via the processing
                                                                                                 The contractor will be reimbursed via an Extra Work, Force Account Estimate work            of a work order. Requirement for
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  27       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.05-1         3          order. Contractor must provide original invoices, to include material and any delivery or   Contractor to provide invoices not
                                         Construction
                                                                                                 restocking fees as back up.                                                                 being added as POM is not
                                                                                                                                                                                             contractually binding. Also, if
                                                                                                                                                                                             contractors want to receive
                                                                                                                                                                                             reimbursement, why would they not
                                                                                                                                                                                             furnish invoices.
                                                                    B.03.06-1         2          "…Contractor ands occurs despite…" should read "…Contractor and if it occurs
                                                                                                 despite…"
  56       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                          Reworded to agree with Pub 408


                                        PennDOT 11-0
  28       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.03.06-1         2          Reference should read Pub 408, Section 105.13 (a)                                           Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction
   6         Wayne Frey                District 3-0 const           B.03.06-1         2          typo, "ands" should say "and"                                                               Comment incorporated.
  11       Brent Trivelpiece                 BOCM                   B.03.06-1         2          The word "ands" should be "and".                                                            Comment incorporated.
  29         Dan Ondike                 PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.01         N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                             No response necessary.
  57       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.01-1         1          last sentence - delete comma after "non-operator"                                           Comment incorporated.
  58       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.01-1         2          In the first sentences, "Badges" should not be capitalized.                                 Comment incorporated.
  59       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.01-1         2          In the second sentence, "film" should be replaced with "dosimetry"                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.01-1         2          Reword third sentence: "Dosimetry badges are to be worn consistently at the core of the
  60       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                 body (i.e., chest/waist level) when working around the gauges."                             Comment incorporated.
   1          Curt Krebs                     BOCM                   B.04.01-1         2          2nd sentence: change 'film' to 'dosimetry'                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.01-1         3          Sentences refers to "These kinds of non-compliance" but the reader did not feel that the
  61       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                              previous discussion was about non-compliances, so this paragraph out of context and
                                                                                                 might need to be rewritten.                                                                 Comment incorporated.
  62       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.01-1         3          PENNDOT should be PennDOT                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.01-1         2          2nd sentence. Revise from "storage of film badges" to "storage of dosimetry badges".
  233     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                             Comment incorporated.
                                                                                2nd Paragraph,
  21        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.04.01-1                    Replace "film" with "dosimetry".                                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                                 2nd Sentence
                                                                                2nd Paragraph,
  22        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.04.01-1                    Remove comma after "...Construction and Materials".                                         Comment incorporated.
                                                                                 3rd Sentence
  234     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.01-1          3         Delete "These kinds of" and start sentence with "Non-compliance".                           Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Permanent storage has been more
   4       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's            B.04.02                     Refers to"Permanent Storage" of nuke gauges. Is it actually "Long Term Storage"?
                                                                                                                                                                                             clearly defined.
  30         Dan Ondike                 PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.02         N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                             No response necessary.
                                                                    B.04.02-1         5          3rd sentence: Revise last part of sentence to read - "locked in a secure temporary or
                                                                                                 permanent storage facility." Then move temporary storage as a subheader under the           Comments incorporated. Under
                                                                                                 "Storage of Gauges" and describe what is considered temporary storage (i.e., vehicles,      "Storage of Gauges", three types of
  237     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                              field trailers, etc.) and how long gauges can be stored in temporary storage locations      storage (Permanent, Temporary,
                                                                                                 (i.e., only overnight if guage will be sued within 24 hours from previous use. Also make    and Vehicle) have been identified
                                                                                                 "Permanant "Storage" a separate subheader under the Section "Storage of Gauges".            and defined

  23        Rodney Klopp                 BOCM, ETI                  B.04.02-1   1st Paragraph    Replace all instances of "PENNDOT" with "PennDOT".                                          Comment incorporated.
   2         Curt Krebs                    BOCM                     B.04.02-1                    2nd bullet: change 'film' to 'dosimetry'                                                    Comment incorporated.
  63       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.02-1         1          PENNDOT should be PennDOT throughout this paragraph                                         Comment incorporated.
  64       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.02-1         3          "film" should be replaced with "dosimetry"                                                  Comment incorporated.


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  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
  235     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.02-1            1           3rd and 4th sentences: Revise from "PennDOT jobs" to "PennDOT projects".                       Comment incorporated.
  236     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.02-1            3           Revise from "film badge" to "dosimetry badge".                                                 Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.02-1           Last         Revise from "radiation incident letter" to radiation incident instructions (POM B.4.4-1)".
  238     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
  31         Dan Ondike                 PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.03             N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                                No response necessary.
                                                                    B.04.03-1     Bullet that starts In the third sentence, remove the "s" from the word "vehicles".
                                                                                    "When the
  65       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                 gauges are not…"
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.03-1     3rd Paragrpah,
  24        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                                                  Remove space before "Gauge shall be…"                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                     1st Bullet
                                                                    B.04.03-1     3rd Paragrpah,
  25        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                                 1st and 2nd      First two bullets do not align with other bullets in list.                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                      Bullets
                                                                                  1st Paragraph,
  26        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.04.03-2    2nd Bullet, Point   Replace "…lap belt." with "...seat belt."                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                         "a"
  32       Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.04            N/A        Doesn't exist.                                                                                   No response necessary.
                                                                    B.04.04- 2            1        Insert "as well as on" between "normal working hours," and "weekends". Also remove
  66       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                   the comma after the word weekends.                                                               Comment incorporated.
  67       Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.05             N/A       Deleted Section.                                                                                 No response necessary.
  68       Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.06             N/A       Doesn't exist.                                                                                   No response necessary.
                                                                                                   Revise to read "Document these notifications in a PSA, FID, or the Master Diary as
  27        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                  B.04.07      Last Paragraph                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                   appropriate."
  35        Dan Ondike                  PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.07             N/A       Nothing to add.                                                                                  No response necessary.
  67       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.07-1              2       In the second sentence, change "Engineer" to "Executive".                                        Comment incorporated.
  68       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.07-1            last      In the first sentence add hyphens…non-life-threatening.                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                   Reword 4th paragraph to read "The DPSO will evaluate safety compliance on
                                                                                                   construction projects. In accordance with Pub 408, Section 107.08, it is the contractor’s
             Paul Majoris                  District 10              B.04.07-2              4       responsibility to comply at all times with applicable Federal, State, and local laws,            Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                   provisions, and policies governing safety and health including Occupational Safety and
                                                                                                   Health regulations for construction."
  69       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.07-3         bullet "b."  Change last word from "injuries" to "injury".                                                    Comment incorporated.
   1        John Coldren                 BOCM QA                    B.04.07-3             B        The reference to B.5.5-1 should be changed to C.9.14-1                                           Comment incorporated.
   2        John Coldren                 BOCM QA                    B.04.07-4       !st Sentence   The reference to B.5.4-1 thru 4-4 should be changed to C.9.13-1 thru C.9.13-4                    Comment incorporated.
   3        John Coldren                 BOCM QA                    B.04.07-4    #4 last paragraph The reference to B.5.1-3 should be changed to C.9.2-1                                            Comment incorporated.
   1         Nikki Krise                   BOD                      B.04.07-4                      there is reference to B.5.1-3 shouldn't it now be C.9.2?                                         Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.07-4
   3          Nikki Krise                     BOD                                                    references B.5.4-1 Shouldn't it be C.9.13(something)?                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                    (C.9.13.?)
   4         Mark Young                 PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.08         5, 4 Line       Closing parenthesis needed.                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The ECMTS should be provided as
                                                                                                     Full disclosure should be made of all environmental commitments at the pre-bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                    part of the project contract
                                                                                                     conference and again at the pre-job conference to fully involve the contractor in the
   5       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's            B.04.08                                                                                                                        documents. Page 8-2 add Waste
                                                                                                     mitigation of these commitments. Need to address jobs with commitments, but no pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sites to the list under Scope
                                                                                                     bid meeting, as is often the case.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Changes.
  16        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.04.08-1            5           Add ")" to go with "(Design Manual 1A". Would also suggest inserting "Part" before "1A". Comment incorporated.
  37       Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.09             N/A         nothing to add.                                                                                No response necessary.
  70       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.09-1             1          In first sentence, change "and maintain this natural" to "and maintain the natural".           Comment incorporated.
  71       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.09-1      list of bullets   Capitalize "material" in the fourth bullet.                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.09-1      list of bullets   In the eighth bullet, capitalize the following words: discharge, dredged, fill and material.
  72       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Non-persuasive. This was out on
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CT at the beginning of the year and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    all comments were addressed at
  38         Mark Young                 PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.10     5, Line 4, word 3 add "and Assumption of Responsibility Form"
                                                                                                                                                                                                    that time. FHWA has agreed to this
                                                                                                                                                                                                    language since the changes made
                                                                                                                                                                                                    were a result of the 2008 E&S IOP.



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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                   Paragraph                                                Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
  73       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-1           4            "Penn DOT" should be one word (PennDOT).                                                     Comment incorporated.
  74       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-2           4            First sentence: add a comma after "e.g."                                                     Comment incorporated.
  75       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-2           4            Second sentence: add a hyphen between "non" and "functioning"                                Comment incorporated.
  76       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-2           5            First sentence: "Inspector in Charge" should be hyphenated (Inspector-in-Charge)             Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.10-2           5            Second sentence: "Transfer/CO-Permittee" should be "Transfer/Co-Permittee
  77       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     (lowercase "o")                                                                              Comment incorporated.
  78       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-2           5            Last sentence: remove the comma after "attendees"                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Non-persuasive. This was out on
                                                                                                                                                                                                  CT at the beginning of the year and
                                                                                                     Should contain reference to signature and processing of the NPDES Permit Co-                 all comments were addressed at
   7           M. Heider                   QA West                  B.04.10-2   3 Responsibilities
                                                                                                     Permittee Form.                                                                              that time. FHWA has agreed to this
                                                                                                                                                                                                  language since the changes made
                                                                                                                                                                                                  were a result of the 2008 E&S IOP.
  79       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-3           4            First sentence: add a comma after "Publication 408"                                          Comment incorporated.
  80       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-3         last           Third sentence: replace "have" with "has"                                                    Comment incorporated.
  81       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-3         last           Fifth sentence: the word "maybe" should be two words ("may be")                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.10-4     second bullet      Third sentence: remove the semicolon after "include". If there author feels there is a
  82       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     need for punctuation here, use a colon.                                                      Comment incorporated.
  83       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-4     second bullet      Third sentence: the word "Brush" should begin with a lowercase b.                            Comment incorporated.
  84       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-4      fourth bullet     Add a hyphen between the words "10" and "day"                                                Comment incorporated.
  85       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-4       fifth bullet     Add commas after "No. 464" and "Controls"                                                    Comment incorporated.
  86       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-4       sixth bullet     Second sentence: delete "on of these inspections"                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.10-4       sixth bullet     Second sentence: the last part of the sentence (", Best Management Practices (BMP)
                                                                                                     are functioning properly") does not seem to fit. Reread and rework as necessary.             Non-persuasive. This was out on
                                                                                                                                                                                                  CT at the beginning of the year and
  87       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                               all comments were addressed at
                                                                                                                                                                                                  that time. FHWA has agreed to this
                                                                                                                                                                                                  language since the changes made
                                                                                                                                                                                                  were a result of the 2008 E&S IOP.
  88       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-5          5             First sentence: "onsite" should be two words ("on site")                                     Comment incorporated.
  89       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-6          1             First sentence: add a comma after "Contractor"                                               Comment incorporated.
  90       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-7         "9."           last word should be lowercase ("level")                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.10-7     second to last     First sentence: remove the comma after "except". If the author feels the sentence
  91       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     needs additional punctuation, add the comma after "moving activities on the project"         Comment incorporated.
  92       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-7          last          Add commas after "issued for" and "limited to"                                               Comment incorporated.
  93       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-7          last          Add "a site that" before "is operating without a permit.                                     Comment incorporated.
  94       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-7          last          Add "a shite where" before '"voluntary" compliance'                                          Comment incorporated.
  95       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.10-8            2           Add a comma after "CCD". Move "within 48 hours" after "copy of the NOV"                      Comment incorporated.
  39        Mark Young                  PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.11           N/A           Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
  40        Mark Young                  PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.12           N/A           Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                                                                                     Does not define who the SHPO is in bullet point 5. Bullet points 4, 5, and 6 all deal with
                                                                                                     the same subject,developing and passing around a plan of attack if a historical site is
   6      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's            B.04.13                                                                                                                      Change SHPO to PHMC.
                                                                                                     detected. There does not seem to be different people involved with each step, and all
                                                                                                     this seems to be doing is extending the process and adding time to the work stoppage.
  41         Mark Young                 PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.13           NA            Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                                                    B.04.13-1        bullet 1        Add parentheses around "Cultural Resources Professional" and move it after
                                                                                                     "archaeologist" so the sentence reads as follows: Notification of the Bureau of Design's
                                                                                                     archaeologist (Cultural Resources Professional) constitutes notification of the Bureau of
  96       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     Design. This will allow for the archaeologist to simply be refered to as the "Cultural
                                                                                                     Resources Professional" in the rest of this section. (The next few changes listed below
                                                                                                     make that possible.)                                                                         Comment incorporated.
  97       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.13-1        bullet 3        Delete "archaeologist"                                                                       Comment incorporated.
  98       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.13-1        bullet 5        Delete "archaeologist"                                                                       Comment incorporated.
  100      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.13-2        bullet 6        Should the last sentence end with "within 48 hours" instead of "with 48 hours"?              Comment incorporated.
  99       Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.13-2        bullet 6        Delete "archaeologist" from the first sentence                                               Comment incorporated.
  42       Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.14          N/A            Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.



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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                   Paragraph                                             Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                    B.04.14-3    second to last   Should this read "a United States Environmental Protection…" instead of "and United
  101      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  States Environmental Protection…"?                                                           Comment incorporated.
  43       Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.15          N/A         Nothing to add                                                                               No response necessary.
  102      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.15-1          5          Add the word "enter" after "on the Additional Information sheet and".                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.15-1          5          "Additional Information sheet" is referenced four times in this paragraph. In each
  103      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  instance, the word "sheet" should be capitalized.                                            Comment incorporated.
  104      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.15-1          6          Remove the word "then" from the first sentence                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.15-2          1          In the sentence which wraps from the previous page, change "manifests" to "manifest"
  105      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  and remove the word "its".                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.15-2          1          In the second complete sentence on this page, remove the "s" from manifests to make it
  106      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  singular.                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
  107      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.15-2       "Note"        The word "sheet" should be capitalized.                                                      Comment incorporated.
  108      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.15-2    second to last   The word "sheet" should be capitalized.                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.15-3    middle of page   "Additional Information sheet" appears in two separate locations. In each, the word
  109      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  "sheet" should be capitalized.                                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.15-4    middle of page   "Additional Information sheet" appears in two separate locations. In each, the word
  110      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  "sheet" should be capitalized.                                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.15-5    middle of page   "Additional Information sheet" appears in two separate locations. In each, the word
  111      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  "sheet" should be capitalized.                                                               Comment incorporated.
  111        Mark Young                PennDOT 11-0                  B.04.16          N/A         Nothing to add                                                                               No response necessary.
  17        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.04.16-1          6          Consider adding comma after "Section 4.8.2".                                                 Comment incorporated.
  45       Paul McLaughlin             PennDOT 11-0                  B.04.17          N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                                                                                  Air monitoring is required before assigning respiratory protection to determine what level
                                                                                                  of respiratory protection is required. Also, all of the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.134
                                                                                                  Respiratory Protection would be required to be followed before any worker or consultant
   7       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's            B.04.17                                                                                                                   Revised section.
                                                                                                  could be handed a respirator. Asbestos containing materials (ACM) should be clearly
                                                                                                  spelled out in the bid documents, We do not see this mentioned anywhere in the
                                                                                                  process.
  18        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.04.17-1           2         For Item 4, 2nd sentence, should "section" be capitalized?                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.17-1        Item 2       2nd and 3rd sentences: Revise from "a HEPA-filter respirator" to "a properly fitted HEPA-    Revised section. The third
                                                                                                  filter respirator".                                                                          paragraph on page B.4.17-2 has
  239     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                            been changed to read 'properly
                                                                                                                                                                                               fitted HEPA-filter respiratory
                                                                                                                                                                                               protection.'
                                                                    B.04.17-2          7          How does the language "respiratory protection devices must be worn" relate to page
                                                                                                                                                                                               Revised section.
                                                                                                  B.4.17-1 where properly fitted HEPA-filters are to be worn? In one place, it seems we
                                                                                                                                                                                               Page 17-2: Last sentence modified
                                                                                                  are saying HEPA filters need to be worn but in another place we are saying respiratory
                                                                                                                                                                                               as follows; "All records should be
                                                                                                  protection only needed when control methods are insufficient. We should better clarify
  240     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                            maintained in accordance with
                                                                                                  this.
                                                                                                                                                                                               PennDOT's Records Retention and
                                                                                                                                                                                               Disposition Schedule, Item Nos.
                                                                                                                                                                                               812/812E."
  46       Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 B.04.18         N/A          nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                                                    B.04.18-1      bullet "3)"    Add a hyphen between the words "24" and "hour". Should the last word in the sentence
  112      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  be contact?                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.18-1       A.2.a.6)      Delete this new proposed item "6)" as this submission requirement is already covered in
  241     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  Section A.2.f.                                                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.18-2        A.2.f.       Revise item 1) from "Name and address" to Name, address, and contact telephone
  242     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  number.".                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.18-4       Item 10.      Can a list of EPA Regional Administrators be provided here or a website where they can
                                                                                                  be found?                                                                                    DEP has delegated authority for
                                                                                                                                                                                               RCRA Hazardous Waste
  243     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                               regulations and the Exception
                                                                                                                                                                                               Report goes to DEP. DEP address
                                                                                                                                                                                               and telephone has been provided.
  113      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.18-6        bullet "3)"    Insert a hyphen between the words "24" and "hour"                                          Comment incorporated.
  114      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.18-6     first bullet "3." Insert a hyphen between the words "24" and "hour"                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.04.18-6   second bullet "4." change the word "Contractor" to "Contractor's"
  115      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                               Comment incorporated.


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Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                 Paragraph                                              Comments                                              Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
  116      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.18-8     bullet "4."    Last sentence - remove the first word ("The") and capitalize the word "reports"             Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                             No Action taken. The
                                                                                                                                                                                             Department's Policy is to follow
                                                                                                 Please read 29 CFR 1910.146(a) Scope and Application and note that the second               Part 1910.146 regarding confined
   8       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's            B.04.19                     sentence states "This section does not apply to agriculture,to construction, or to shipyard spaces. When OSHA completes
                                                                                                 employment"                                                                                 revisions to Part 1926, concerning
                                                                                                                                                                                             confined spaces, the policy may be
                                                                                                                                                                                             revisited at that time.
  117      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.19-2     bullet "d."    Replace "are" with "is".                                                                    Comment incorporated.
  118      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.19-2     bullet "j."    Capitalize "contractor" in the second sentence                                              Comment incorporated.
  119      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.19-3     bullet "3."    Remove the comma after "non-conformance"                                                    Comment incorporated.
  120      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.19-3     bullet "c."    Should the word "Engineer" be "Executive"?                                                  Comment incorporated.
  121      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.19-3      NOTE          Should "Assistant Construction Engineer" be "Assistant Construction Executive"?             Comment incorporated.
  122      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.04.19-3      NOTE          Capitalize "contractor" in the first sentence                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                             A survey of the Districts reveals
                                                                                                                                                                                             that a few Districts still have Weigh
                                                                                                                                                                                             Teams, but the majority do not. The
                                                                                                 The District Weigh Team was absorbed by the PA State Police. Contact State Police if
  122         Sandy Kerr           PennDOT 11-0 Permits             B.05.03-1         6                                                                                                      option of contacting the State
                                                                                                 project has questions about truck loads.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Police for suspected violations of
                                                                                                                                                                                             weight limits has been added to the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Section.
                                                                    B.06.01-1     1st bullet     Revise to read - "Be an approved material listed in Bulletins 14 or 15 or be a material
                                                                                                 produced at an approved producer listed in Bulletins 41 or 42. Materials from approved
  244     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                 manufacturers or producers can be accepted on certification unless otherwise specified.
                                                                                                 Section 106.03(b), Publication 408, requires....."                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.06.01-1     3rd bullet     Add new 1st sentence to read: "Some materials are specifically specified to accepted by
  245     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                              acceptance sampling and testing." Keep existing text after suggested new first
                                                                                                 sentence.                                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.06.01-1   New 4th Bullet   Add new 4th bullet to read as follows: Materials not listed in Bulletins 14 or 15 or
                                                                                                 materials not produced from approved producers listed in Bulletins 41 and 42 are not to
  246     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                 be shipped to the project or incorporated into the work until approved by the
                                                                                                 Representative according to Publication 408, Section 106.02(a)2."                           Comment incorporated.
  247         Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.06.01-1   last paragraph   Reference B.6.5-2 to 5-12 should be B.6.5-1 to 5-20                                         Comment incorporated.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Agree. Rewritten as "Department
                                                                                                                                                                                             Representatives are required to
                                                                                                 sentence beginning: "Department Staff Are…" should be a new paragraph since the
                                                                                                                                                                                             monitor and maintain custody of
                                                                                                 sentencce is a general statement. Also, consider Local Acceptance;, the sentence
  47          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.06.01-1         5                                                                                                      any material samples collected on
                                                                                                 should read:"Dpartment Staff are required to monitor and maintain custody of any
                                                                                                                                                                                             behalf of the Department from point
                                                                                                 samples submitted, from sampling through delivery."
                                                                                                                                                                                             of sampling through delivery." Also
                                                                                                                                                                                             rewritten in Section B.6.5.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Department policy on the care and
                                                                                                 All reference to sample "custody" should include a reference to a standard of care for      custody of samples is being
   1        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   B.06.01-1                    taking, storing and transporting samples. Dan King of District 3 is working on definitive   developed. It will be incorporated
                                                                                                 language for sample care.                                                                   into the POM upon its completion at
                                                                                                                                                                                             a later date.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Department policy on the care and
                                                                                                 All reference to sample "custody" should include a reference to a standard of care for      custody of samples is being
  15       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           B.06.01-1                    taking, storig and transporting samples. Dan King (Dist 3) is working on definitive         developed. It will be incorporated
                                                                                                 language for sample care.                                                                   into the POM upon its completion at
                                                                                                                                                                                             a later date.
                                                                     B.06.02     II A, B, C, D   No area under this section specifically checks certs to Bulletin 15 BEFORE project use.     The following statement added to
                                                                                                 Define WHO will do this and that it needs to be checked BEFORE use.                         Project Engineer responsibility:
  303       Dave Kuniega               BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                          "Verify certifications are on file for
                                                                                                                                                                                             all material quantities being paid on
                                                                                                                                                                                             the estimate."
  247     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.06.02-1     1st bullet     Revise from "Resident Engineer" to "Senior-Inspector-in-Charge"                             Comment incorporated.
  248     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.06.02-1        I.B.        Revise from "District Materials Engineer" to "District Materials Engineer/Manager".         Comment incorporated.


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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                      Paragraph                                               Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                    B.06.02-2              C.         Revise from "Assistant Construction Engineer" to Assistant Construction Executive".
  249     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                     B.06.03                          No area under this section specifically checks certs to Bulletin 15 BEFORE project use.       No change. Comment is already
  304       Dave Kuniega               BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                   Define WHO will do this and that it needs to be checked BEFORE use.                           addressed in last paragraph of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    page B.6.3-2.
  250     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.06.03-1             5.c.        Revise to read "Material Description as it appears in Bulletin 14 or Bulletin 15".            Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.06.03-2             Last        1st sentence: Revise beginning of sentence to read "Material listed in Bulletin 15 that is
  251     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                      delivered…".                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                      CS4171 examples are on outdated formsCS4171 (9-07) they should be on CS 4171(11-
   8         Len Kubitza                   QA West              B.06.03-8 to3-17       Examples                                                                                                     New CS-4171 Forms provided.
                                                                                                      09) forms
                                                                    B.06.05-1              1          1st sentence: Revise to read "This subsection includes all of the materials specified to
  252     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                      be accepted…."                                                                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.06.05-1              3          In the new proposed 3rd sentence: For consistency, revise from "Materials and Testing
  253     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                      Division" to "MTD" as MTD is used in other locations throughout B.6.5-1.                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reference did not appear in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Section B.6.5, but all references in
  49          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.06.05-1              3          Reference B.6.5-2 to 5-12 should be B.6.5-1 to 5-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the POM to B.6.5-2 to 5-12 were
                                                                                                                                                                                                    changed to B.6.5-1 to 5-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                    POM Section B.6.6 provides
                                                                                                      There needs to be guidelines on identifying what is meant by small quantities. The
   3        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   B.06.05-1                                                                                                                       guidance on acceptance of small
                                                                                                      Districts are "all over the place" with the definition/designation of small quantities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    quantities of materials.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department policy on the care and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    custody of samples is being
   2        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   B.06.05-1                         Same comment as in Section 6, Page 1-1                                                        developed. It will be incorporated
                                                                                                                                                                                                    into the POM upon its completion at
                                                                                                                                                                                                    a later date.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department policy on the care and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    custody of samples is being
  16       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           B.06.05-1                         Same comment as in Section 6, page 1-1.                                                       developed. It will be incorporated
                                                                                                                                                                                                    into the POM upon its completion at
                                                                                                                                                                                                    a later date.
                                                                    B.06.05-2           Tables        Are all these sampling tables providing additional clarifications of the appropriate Pub.
                                                                                                      408, Section specifications? Or, are these tables just regurgiting what is already in each    These tables are intended to
                                                                                                      specification Section? If just a regurgitation, then considering deleting these tables and    provide clarification of the Pub 408
                                                                                                      just go with Section specification language. Or if not in the specification Sections,         specifications for sampling
                                                                                                      consider including the information in these tables into the applicable specification          requirements for acceptance testing
  255     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                      Sections because this is specifying how materials will be sampled for acceptance and          of construction materials. It is
                                                                                                      potentially payment.                                                                          intended to be a concise easy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    reference format. Accuracy of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    material has been verified and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    corrections made where necessary.
                                                                 B.06.05-2 to 5-4   All Table Title(s) Starting on page B.6.5-2 the Table Titles should all be revised from "Materials Tested in
                                                                                                       the Field" to "Materials Sampled in the Field" as the tables are refer to materials          Section I has been renamed
                                                                                                       sampling frequency and sample size. Perhaps the title should read "Materials Sampled         "Materials Sampling Guidelines for
                                                                                                       and Tested in the Field" as the "testing in the field" seems to be what is being clarified   Field Inspectors" and Section II has
  254     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                       here. However, Base Courses, Base Repair is not permitted to be sampled and density          been renamed "Materials Tested in
                                                                                                       tested in the field unless specifically specified using Local Acceptance testing. This       the MTD Laboratory" - to more
                                                                                                       supports my comments below recommending to delete the columns for Base Course                accurately reflect the contents of
                                                                                                       and Base Repair.                                                                             the Sections.
                                                                    B.06.05-3        Base Course       Small quantity row should reference Section 309, not 409 as Section 309 is specifically
  257     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                      column        for Base Courses. True, that Section 309 references Section 409, but primary reference
                                                                                                       should be to Section 309 first.                                                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.06.05-3        Base Course       Frequency row is incorrect. Frequency is based on normal lot size of 2500 tons with 5
                                                                                         column        sublots by Section 309 reference to Section 409 and specifically Section 409.3(j)4. I
  256     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                    would recommend deleting this Base Course column because it is just a regurgitation of       Frequency was changed to read
                                                                                                       specification language and this language doe not agree with what is in Section 309 for       "See appropriate specification for
                                                                                                       Base Courses.                                                                                type of base."




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Comment                                                          Part/Section/
                Contact               Company or                                     Paragraph                                              Comments                                              Response to Comments
  No.                                                                Page
                                        Agency
                                                                     B.06.05-4       Base Repair     Suggest deleting this page as it is not consistent with normal lot size sampling and         Frequency was changed to read
  258      Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                   column        testing in Sections 309 and by reference Section 409. Again, this is a regurgitation and     "See appropriate specification for
                                                                                                     a wrong one at that.                                                                         type of base."
                                                                                                     Modifications of AASHTO T-27 are as follows:
                                                                                                     Hot plates maybe used for the drying operation instead of an oven, confirmation
                                                                                                     samples shall be tested using oven.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The test method has been changed
                                                                                                     Specifically specifies sample mass for each of AASHTO/PA number designation
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to read "Grading PTM 616." The
                                                                                                     The total mass of the material after sieving shall check closely with the original mass of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  reference to AASHTO T-27 has
   1           Son D. Vu                      BOCM                   B.06.05-5                       sample placed on the sieves. If the amounts differ by more than 0.8 percent, based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                  been removed to avoid confusion.
                                                                                                     the original dry sample mass, the results shall not be used for acceptance purposes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  PTM 616 is a modification of
                                                                                                     AASHTO T-27 allows 0.3 percent only.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  AASHTO T-27.
                                                                                                     Therefore POMs should reference PTM 616 as the test method only.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The test method has been changed
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to read "Grading PTM 616." The
                                                                                                                                                                                                  reference to AASHTO T-27 has
  14            Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-5       Test Method     Change to "PTM 616 and AASHTO T 27"
                                                                                                                                                                                                  been removed to avoid confusion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  PTM 616 is a modification of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  AASHTO T-27.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The charts have been revised.The
                                                                                                                                                                                                  sizes of coarse aggregate shown
                                                                                                                                                                                                  on pages B.6.5-5 and B.6.5-6 are in
  16            Ken Long                        QA               B.06.05-5 and 5-6 Coarse Aggregate Not all sizes on 5-5 are on 5-6 and vice-versa (make chart Landscape?)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  concurrence with those defined in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  PTM 616 and PTM 100,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  respectively.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The test method has been kept the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  same as "Loss by Wash PTM 100."
  15            Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-6       Test Method     Change to "Loss by Wash PTM 100 and AASHTO T 11"
                                                                                                                                                                                                  PTM 100 is a modification of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  AASHTO T-11.
                                                                                                     Anti-Skid isn't listed in material, Frequency for checking moisture isn't in 703.5(b)3 and
  17            Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-7        Entire Page    not needed to perform verification samples but required for cement concrete. Never           Chart for moisture test eliminated.
                                                                                                     understood what purpose the entire page served.
  18            Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-8       Test Method     Change from "ASTM D 5621" to "ASTM D 5821"                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sample sizes revised to agree with
  19            Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-8       Sample Size     Sample sizes not in accordance with ASTM D 5821
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ASTM D 5821.
  20            Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-9       Test Method   Add PTM 501 for Type A and Type C fine aggregate                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                   Last sentence in *Note , bottom of page: states "also, see "Note" page B.6.10-1." Should
  50           Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.06.05-10          * Note                                                                                             Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                   be: "See Page B.6.10-1" No Note on Page B.6.10-1
                                                                     B.06.05-10     Lean Cement Is Lean Cement Concrete still permitted by Pub. 242 or by other policy/specifications?      There is an active Standard Special
                                                                                   Concrete column                                                                                          Provision for the use of lean
                                                                                                                                                                                            cement concrete base course (
                                                                                                                                                                                            b03021 SECTION 302-LEAN
  259      Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                            CEMENT CONCRETE BASE
                                                                                                                                                                                            COURSE). However, it has not
                                                                                                                                                                                            been used in the last 6 years.


                                                                                                                                                                                          The structural and pavement
          Peter Vlahos/Kenneth                                                                       Structural and Pavement Patching Concrete testing frequency should be consistent and patching concrete testing
   1                                          PACA                   B.06.05-11       Frequency
                  Crank                                                                              remain set at 50 cubic yards.                                                        frequencies are in accordance with
                                                                                                                                                                                          Pub 408, Section 704.1(d), Table B.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  "For non-critical incidental items"
                                                                                                     Title of column is "Incidental Work". Should be "Incidental Work"" and "Non Critical         was added to Small Quantity row
   9           Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.06.05-11      Last Column
                                                                                                     Work" to correspond to Page B.6.6-1,1.                                                       under Incidental Work to agree with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  POM Section B.6.6.
                                                                                                     still has references to 401/402 should be 409: Bituminous Concrete 401
              Chris Cepko                  BOCM/QA                   B.06.05-12
                                                                                                     (conventional) and Bituminous Concrete 402 (RPS)                                             Comment incorporated.



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Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                   Paragraph                                               Comments                                            Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                    B.06.05-12     Entire page     Delete entire page as Section 401 and Section 402 were removed from Pub. 408 with          Section 401 and 402 references
                                                                                                   2007-7 version (Change No.). On the good side, this page correctly references that the     have been changed to Section 409.
  260     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                   frequency, sample size and testing is "Per Publication 408" and does not regurgitate       'Conventional' has been changed to
                                                                                                   what is already specified in the Sections of the specification.                            'standard'.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Bituminous Concrete 402 was
                                                                                                   Bituminous Concrete 402 should be 409. Column for Stone Matrix Asphalt 419 should
  52          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.06.05-12     Last Column                                                                                                changed to 409. Column for Stone
                                                                                                   be added.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Mix Asphalt was added.
                                                                    B.06.05-13   Section II Table Revise table titles from "Materials Tested in the Materials and Testing Division
  261     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                   Titles      Laboratory" to "Materials Sampled and Tested in the Materials and Testing Division
                                                                                                  Laboratory".                                                                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.06.05-13     Bituminous     In the row for Shipping Container, plastic concrete cylinder molds or PVC pipe should
                                                                                 Concrete column also be referenced as these are very common shipping containers. Again, this just
  262     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  seems like a regurgitation of information already specified or referenced in Section        Comment incorporated for shipping
                                                                                                  309/409 and should just be deleted here.                                                    containers.
                                                                                                                                                                                              They have been removed from the
  21           Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-13      Frequency      Fine and Coarse aggregate are no longer sent to MTD for verification.
                                                                                                                                                                                              chart.
  22           Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-14       Material      Separate emulsions from Asphalt cements                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                                    Shipping
  23           Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-14                     Change Cement Shipping Container from can/paper bag to Plastic bucket                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                    Container
                                                                                    Shipping
  24           Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.05-18                     Change shipping container for Pozzolan from Can to Plastic Bucket                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                    Container
                                                                     B.06.06         Addition      Bridge Paint - Less than 50 gallons; District provides CS4171 and manf. Cert.test results
  305       Dave Kuniega               BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                   to MTD for review                                                                         Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Item 1, Plant Mixed Bituminous
                                                                                                   If small qty of Plant Mix Bit Conc. Courses is deleted then "Small Quantity" on page       Concrete Courses, has been
  54          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.06.06.1       Delete # 1
                                                                                                   B.6.5.12 should be deleted.                                                                rewritten to more accurately explain
                                                                                                                                                                                              the acceptance of small quantities.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Item 1, Plant Mixed Bituminous
                                                                                                   Section 1 “Plant mixed bituminous courses” is entirely struck from the section. All that   Concrete Courses, has been
             Chris Cepko                  BOCM/QA                   B.06.06-1
                                                                                                   was needed was to change references from 401 to 409.                                       rewritten to more accurately explain
                                                                                                                                                                                              the acceptance of small quantities.
                                                                                                                                                                                              POM Section B.6.6 provides
                                                                                                   There needs to be guidelines on identifying what is meant by small quantities. The
  17       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           B.06.06-1                                                                                                                 guidance on acceptance of small
                                                                                                   Districts are "all over the place" with the definition/designation of small quantities.
                                                                                                                                                                                              quantities of materials.
                                                                                    Red Lined      Should not be an option for testing slump, air and temperature if the concrete will be
  25           Ken Long                        QA                   B.06.06-2                                                                                                                 Sentence removed.
                                                                                    paragraph      exposed to salt.
   1          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.06.08.1          Title       Should Include "Aggregates"                                                                Comment incorporated.
  263     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.06.08-1           1          Revise from "District Materials Engineer" to "District Materials Engineer/Manager".        Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.06.09-1           1          Revise from "Section 704.1(d)4" to "Section 704.1(d)5" as Section 704.1(d)4 is for QC
  264     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                   strength testing and Section 704.1(d)5 is for acceptance testing.                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                   The last paragraph should be deleted. The Quality Assurance Divisions will also be
                                                                                                   analyzing the information contained on Form CS-458A for possible revisions to the
   9         Len Kubitza                   QA West                   B.06.10           last        current concrete acceptance procedures. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will be utilized     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                   and copies will be available for District Materials Engineers, Project Engineers, and
                                                                                                   others who elect to use it.
             Chris Cepko                 BOCM/QA                    B.06.10-1                           Is there a more recent form CS 458A?                                                  Comment incorporated.
             Patricia Miller           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.06.12-1    1 and Bullet #1   See attached Word document showing recommended revisions using Tracking                    Comment incorporated.
  311                                                                                              Changes.
  10          M. Heider                  QA West                    B.06.15-1           3          Copies of the checklists are available at P:\penndot shared\BOCM\QA Checklists.            Comment incorporated.
  265     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.06.19-2           3          Revise from "District Materials Manager" to "District Materials Engineer/Manager".         Comment incorporated.




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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                  Paragraph                                                   Comments                                                Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                    B.06.20-3           1            Last sentence of 1st paragraph on page says to indicate the method used to split the            The sample is split to be tested by
                                                                                                     sample; however on page 20-2, the new proposed text says to rebag the aggregate                 the DME/DMM or his staff and the
                                                                                                     sample intially tested by the producer's technician. Therefore, is it still necessary to        source technician. The sample
  266     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     indicate the method used to split the sample since MTD is testing the same sample as            tested by the source technician is
                                                                                                     the producer technician?                                                                        rebagged for MTD to test.

                                                                    B.07.01-1           1            Can this be somehow combined with B.6.4-1? Or at least could each of these sections             Section B.7.1 can be eliminated
                                                                                                     refer to each other, so that information between the two sections is not overlooked?            because it is not necessary to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     restate the 408 requirements.
  267     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                                  Section B.6.4 can be removed
                                                                                                                                                                                                     entirely because it contains
                                                                                                                                                                                                     verbiage which is erroneous and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     pipe is included in Section A.2.3.
  268     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.07.02-1           5            Revise from "District Materials Engineer" to "District Materials Engineer/Manager".             Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.07.03-1           All          This section probably should reference each of the existing technician certification
                                                                                                     programs as these programs most likely reference technician evaluations/reviews for
  270     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                                  This Section has been revised.
                                                                                                     initial certification and re-certification and reviews/evaluations of technicians potentially
                                                                                                     not following best practices, falsifying information, or other acts.
  269     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.07.03-1        1&2             Revise from "District Materials Engineer" to "District Materials Engineer/Manager".             Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.07.04-1      4 (Item 3)        How is this specific line-out and re-enter done with the Electronic State Book? This            Paragraph added to address use of
                                                                                                     section probably should be revisited due to use of the ESB and the proper                       ESB. Currently, there is no means
  271     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     documentation and error correction documentation when using the ESB.                            of documenting error correction in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the ESB.
                                                                    B.07.05-1           1            Delete reference to "Section 401.2(e)" as Section 401 was removed from Pub. 408/2007-
                                                                                                     7. However, Section 401 may be reinstated in Pub. 408 due to other Sections in Pub.
  272     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     408 that currently need to reference the Marshall mix design procedures referenced in
                                                                                                     Section 401.                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.07.05-1           1            Revise from "District Materials Engineer" to "District Materials Engineer/Manager" and
  273     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     reference DME/DMM throughout the entire section.                                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.07.05-1           All          A lot of the detail within this section is a regurgitation of information contained either in
                                                                                                     the Pub. 408, Section 409 or contained in Bulletin 27. A lot of this detail should be           This Section has been revised
  277     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                  removed and replaced with references to the Pub. 408, Section 409 or Bulletin 27 so             based on DMM/DME input, and
                                                                                                     that the detail here does not conflict with other Publications when the other Publications      references to Bulletin 27 and Pub
                                                                                                     change.                                                                                         408 have been added.
                                                                    B.07.05-2     4.a)i), 4.a)ii),   The "≥" symbol in several locations with "n≥3" text overlaps existing text and is hard to
  274     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                 5.a)i), & 5.a)ii)   see.                                                                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.07.05-2          6.a)          Revise to read "Frequency: Minimum Daily Testing according to Bulletin 27, Appendix I
  275     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                     and per PTM 1. (Minimum daily testing may coincide with lot sample).                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.07.05-5         16.d)          Revise to read "Frequency: Initially calibrated to 1.16 ±0.03 degrees and recalibrated at
                                                                                                     least every 12 months or more frequently depending on high use or manufacturer's
  276     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                  recommendations." The angle tolerance revision agrees with current language in
                                                                                                     Bulletin 27, Chapter 1. The 12-month frequency agrees with the current frequency in
                                                                                                     AASHTO TP 71 referenced in Bulletin 27, Chapter 1.                                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                   B.07.06-1 &          1            Revise from "District Materials Engineer (DME)" to "District Materials Engineer/Manager
  278     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                    B.07.08-1                        (DME/DMM)".                                                                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Printed ticket for asphalt content is
                                                                                                                                                                                                     permitted for Producer QC testing
                                                                                                     The section on using the printed ticket option for asphalt content acceptance in A/R
                                                                                                                                                                                                     according to Pub. 408, Section
                                                                                                     plants has been completely removed. Will this printed ticket information still be
  18       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           B.07.07-1                                                                                                                        409.2(e)1.d.2., which references
                                                                                                     acceptable for contractor qualitiy control (QC) as referred elsewhere in the POM and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bulletin 27 printed ticket approval
                                                                                                     dispute resolution?
                                                                                                                                                                                                     procedures (Bulletin 27, Appendix
                                                                                                                                                                                                     F).
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Printed ticket for asphalt content is
                                                                                                                                                                                                     permitted for Producer QC testing
                                                                                                     The section on using the printed ticket option for asphalt content acceptance in A/R
                                                                                                                                                                                                     according to Pub. 408, Section
                                                                                                     plants has been completely removed. Will this printed ticket information still be
   4        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   B.07.07-1                                                                                                                        409.2(e)1.d.2., which references
                                                                                                     acceptable for contractor quality control (QC) as referred elsewhere in the POM and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bulletin 27 printed ticket approval
                                                                                                     dispute resolution?
                                                                                                                                                                                                     procedures (Bulletin 27, Appendix
                                                                                                                                                                                                     F).


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                 Contact               Company or                                        Paragraph                                                  Comments                                             Response to Comments
  No.                                                                 Page
                                         Agency
  56            Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.07.08.2                1              B".7.5.1 to 5.5" should be B.7.5.1 to 5.10                                                 Comment incorporated.

               Tim Ramirez                      MTD                   B.07.08-1             item 4.b                                                                                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                              This AASHTO M 156 reference should also be replaced with “Bulletin 27, Chapter 1”.
  279      Timothy L. Ramirez            BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.07.08-3             Item 11           Revise from "Density" to "Air Voids, VMA and VFA"                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                              Add some check items specific to gyratory compactor and drum mix plants. Add a line        District Quality Assurance Checklist
  26             Ken Long                        QA                B.07.08-3 to 8-4     DQA Check list
                                                                                                              for a date for items performed annualy or time sensitive.                                  revised.

                                                                                                              The reference to “AASHTO M-156” should be replaced with “Bulletin 27, Chapter 1 “.
                                                                                                              Bulletin 27, Chapter 1 used to refer to AASHTO M 156 with modifications. However, the
               Tim Ramirez                      MTD                   B.07.08-4            item #14           modifications became extensive and a decision was made to no longer reference         Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                              AASHTO M 156. I believe this revision to no longer reference AASHTO M 156 occurred
                                                                                                              either in a change package to the 1996 Edition of Bulletin 27 or with the new 2003
                                                                                                              Edition of Bulletin 27. Anyway, we no longer refer to AASHTO M 156
                                                                                                              POM B.7.9 still states in Section III. H “Moisture compression machine”. It should state
               Dan Grosser                       QA                    B.07.09                                                                                                                           Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                              “Moisture Meter”.
                                                                      B.07.09-1          #3 under fine        should be ASTM C 70 (currently reads - ASTM 70-94)
  307          Patricia Miller           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                          aggregate                                                                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                              Coarse Aggregate
                                                                                                                Crush Count (Gravel)

  11             J. Kozier                   QA West                  B.07.09-1                B                 Weekly, when restocking Bins ASTM D5821.                                                Comment incorporated.

                                                                                                              Needs to read :     Weekly, or daily when restocking Bins ASTM D5821

          Peter Vlahos/Kenneth                                                            Production          The contract number is not needed (unless it is a maintenance contract). The SR, SEC, Non-persuasive. Wording is
   2                                           PACA                   B.07.10 .2
                  Crank                                                                   Acceptance          or ECMS numbers should be sufficient.                                                     consistent with Pub 408.
                                                                                          Production                                                                                                    Non-persuasive. Format is
   3    Peter Vlahos/Kenneth Crank             PACA                   B.07.10 .2                              Why is there a metric reference? The Department has discontinued metrication.
                                                                                          Acceptance                                                                                                    consistent with Pub 408.
          Peter Vlahos/Kenneth                                                            Production          Total water should be used, it is the basis for determining the water/cement ratio. Batch Non-persuasive. Wording is
   4                                           PACA                   B.07.10.3
                  Crank                                                                   Acceptance          water alone has no value.                                                                 consistent with Pub 408.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The following statement was added:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Submit the plant delivery slip and
   2            Son D. Vu                      BOCM                   B.07.10-1                                                                                                                         batcher-mixer slip (as specified in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        AASHTO M 157) to the Inspector-in-
                                                                                                              Delivery ticket should contain such information as per AASHTO 157-11 Section 16           Charge.
                                                                                                              Note: #11) The Type of Additives used in each truck (IE... Water Reducer, AEA,
                                                                                                              Retarder, ECT... )
  12             J. Kozier                   QA West                  B.07.10-1       Delivery Ticket Info.                                                                                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                              I think they should also show the amount of each admixture that was used in each load,
                                                                                                              and needs to be added to this line.

   7             Paul King               District 3-0 const           B.07.10-3             line 11           add the words "and amount" after the word "types" (2nd word in sentence)           Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                              Eliminate use of the term "mid-range" water reducer to become water reducer. This
          Peter Vlahos/Kenneth                                                                                                                                                                   Concur w/ comment. Revise "mid-
   5                                           PACA                   B.07.11-1         2nd Paragraph         reference will align the POM with Bulletin 15, ASTM C494, and AASHTO M194 which do
                  Crank                                                                                                                                                                          range" to "normal range".
                                                                                                              not recognize a "mid-range" water reducer.




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  No.                                                                Page
                                        Agency


                                                                                                                                                                                                Do not concur with comment. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                Department’s preference is to have
                                                                                                                                                                                                all admixtures batched at the plant
                                                                                                                                                                                                under automated and recorded
                                                                                                                                                                                                control with the rest of the mixing
                                                                                                                                                                                                operation. Most admixtures now
                                                                                                                                                                                                have sufficient slump retention to
                                                                                                                                                                                                permit HRWR addition at the plant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                The Department has permitted this
          Peter Vlahos/Kenneth                                                                         Testing each load seems excessive. Testing criteria should be consistent with that as
   6                                          PACA                   B.07.11-2      Case II, item #5                                                                                            process to accommodate a few
                  Crank                                                                                defined in similar concrete applications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                isolated situations where the
                                                                                                                                                                                                admixture needs to be added in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                field. Every load needs to be tested
                                                                                                                                                                                                because this concrete is not similar
                                                                                                                                                                                                to other concrete that has all
                                                                                                                                                                                                admixture added at the plant. It is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                manual process subject to
                                                                                                                                                                                                variability and human error and
                                                                                                                                                                                                therefore requires each load to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                verified that the process is suitable
                                                                                                                                                                                                and providing acceptable concrete.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Valid point. This will be addressed
          Peter Vlahos/Kenneth                                                                         Is it necessary to reference the % solids? If the Department moves to ACI 211 for mix
   8                                          PACA                   B.07.12-2         Item #11                                                                                                 when ACI 211 becomes the basis
                  Crank                                                                                designs, % solids will not be used.
                                                                                                                                                                                                for mix design.
  308         Patricia Miller           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.07.13-9      General Notes - First paragraph - PTM No. 621 should be replaced with ASTM D 5821                           Comment incorporated.
                                                                     B.07.14-1      A. sampling and should be - 1. Gradation PTM 616
  309         Patricia Miller           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                    Testing
                                                                                      Frequencies                                                                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                     B.07.14-1      A. sampling and should be - 3. crush count ASTM D 5821
  310         Patricia Miller           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                    Testing
                                                                                      Frequencies                                                                                               Comment incorporated.
   3           Son D. Vu                      BOCM                   B.07.14-1         Section A    Delete PTM 619 and PTM 624                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    Add "Unit Weight AASHTO T-19 tested twice a year or as required"
                                                                                                    Add “Reducing samples of aggregate to testing size AASHTO T-248”                            These two items were added to the
   4           Son D. Vu                      BOCM                   B.07.16-1
                                                                                                    To the District QA inspection check-off list                                                Checklist. (#15 and #16)


                                                                                                                                                                                                Reference to POM Section B.7.15,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Aggregate Plant Records and
  57           Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.07.16-2         Last Line       "POM B.7.15.1 to 15.3" to B.7.10.1 to 10.3.                                              Documentation, is correct. POM
                                                                                                                                                                                                Section B.7.10 is Concrete Plant
                                                                                                                                                                                                Records and Documentation.
                                                                     B.07.17-1            All          This section needs to address the AS1 and AS2 anti-skid materials. See Patricia Miller   The anti-skid materials were
  280      Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                   for appropriate updates.                                                                 removed from the document so
                                                                                                                                                                                                there is no update needed.
                                                                 B.07.17-1 & 17-2       Various        See attached Word document showing recommended revisions using Tracking
  312         Patricia Miller           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                       Changes.                                                                                 Comment incorporated.
  27            Ken Long                        QA                   B.08.02-2       Material Code     Begin Second Sentence "See POM Appendix A                                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                       Add second sentence "See POM Appendix A for material class listing per Pub 408
  28            Ken Long                        QA                   B.08.02-2      Material Class                                                                                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                       listing."
                                                                                                                                                                                                No Change. Contract Number has
   9            Mike Lee                   BOCM QA                   B.08.02-4      3rd paragraph      Add to Pub. 408 YR, SECTION "Contract Number"                                            its own entry on the TR-447 Form-
                                                                                                                                                                                                see 4th item on page B.8.2-2.
                                                                     B.08.02-4      Supplement No. The supplement # is now to be the Change No. of the Pub. 408. Examples should be
  281      Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                   "IE", "1", "2" for Initial Edition, Change No. 1 and Change No. 2, respectively.             Comment incorporated.




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               Contact               Company or                                      Paragraph                                              Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                    B.08.02-4       Supplier CodeThe text "For Epoxy coated reinforcing bars, list epoxy coater here." conflicts with B.8.7-
                                                                                                 1, 2nd full paragraph which states "The “Supplier Code” field should always contain the
  282     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                              last supplier in the manufacturing chain that handled, added value or further processed
                                                                                                 the item. For samples taken from projects, the “Supplier Code” would typically be the
                                                                                                 fabrication shop."                                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.08.02-9       AASHTO T 209 Example should be "2.397"
  283     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                       Density                                                                                               Comment incorporated.
  284     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.08.03-1            3       Is FMIS the correct system? Should it be SAP?                                               SAP is correct. Change made.
  285         Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.08.04.1              2         Delete last three words "with the Request." They are redundant.                               Comment incorporated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Technically, "Bituminous" would
                                                                                                                                                                                                   include WMA but, for clarity, agree
  58          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.08.04.1              1         Add "Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA)"and see B.6 comment pages for HMA.                                that Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   should be added after all references
                                                                                                                                                                                                   for HMA in this POM B.8.4.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Names of Lab Managers retained in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   this Section to alleviate confusion
  59          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.08.04.1              5         Delete from "Current MTD Lab Managers include:" to bottom of page.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   as to whom to contact for corrected
                                                                                                                                                                                                   copies of CAMMS Testing Reports.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The solvent extraction method
                                                                                                                                                                                                   defined by Material Code 096
                                                                                                                                                                                                   (bitumenometer method) is no
                                                                                                                                                                                                   longer performed by MTD because
                                                                                                                                                                                                   MTD can no longer obtain a stable
                                                                                                                                                                                                   solvent to use the bitumenometer
                                                                                                     I believe this is still valid for Material Code 98 and problem aggregate with ignition oven   method. MTD current uses
  29           Ken Long                        QA                   B.08.06-1       Entire Section
                                                                                                     correction factor. Subject should be more descriptive regarding Material Code 98.             Material Code 098 for solvent
                                                                                                                                                                                                   extraction (centrifuge method)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   which does not require information
                                                                                                                                                                                                   related to the asphalt supplier or the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   specific gravity of the asphalt
                                                                                                                                                                                                   binder. This POM B.8.6 should still
                                                                                                                                                                                                   be deleted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   This POM B.8.6 does not currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                   deal with submission of samples for
                                                                                                     The procedures to determine asphalt content per Pub. 408 in the bituminous concrete
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ignition furnace testing or solvent
                                                                                                     sections reference PTM 757 and PTM 702. PTM 702 method D is the extraction
                                                                                                                                                                                                   extraction testing. It is only dealing
                                                                                                     procedure and PTM 757 is the ignition procedure that we still in use at the lab. Couple
                                                                B.08.06-1 through                                                                                                                  with additional information that was
   5          Son D. Vu                      BOCM                                                    bituminous producers in District 8 are still performing extraction procedures either PTM
                                                                    B.08.06-2                                                                                                                      required to be submitted on the TR-
                                                                                                     702 or AASHTO T-164. You need to update this section instead of delete the whole
                                                                                                                                                                                                   447 for the old Material Code 096.
                                                                                                     section. Material Code in CAMMS for solvent extraction is 98 and for furnace ignition is
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See comment above for reason that
                                                                                                     97 for the TR-447 data input.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   this is no longer needed. Again,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   this POM. B.8.6. should be deleted.




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               Contact               Company or                                 Paragraph                                              Comments                                             Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                            Clarification added to Section: The
                                                                                                                                                                                            four supplier codes need to be
                                                                                                                                                                                            added into the appropriate data
                                                                                                                                                                                            fields on page 2 of the CAMMS
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sample Setup screen. As long as
                                                                                                                                                                                            the four supplier codes are entered
                                                                                                                                                                                            into the appropriate data fields, the
                                                                                                Does the DATA Fields on Page #2 of the CAMMS "SET UP" Screen need to be
                                                                                                                                                                                            four supplier codes do not need to
  10           Mike Lee                   BOCM QA                   B.08.07-1                   completed since the same informationwill be included in the REMARKS Section? Will
                                                                                                                                                                                            be retyped into the Remarks
                                                                                                both the DATA Fields and the REMARKSSection need to be completed?
                                                                                                                                                                                            Section of the CAMMS Sample
                                                                                                                                                                                            Setup screen. Other information
                                                                                                                                                                                            such as bar marks, cut ends, or
                                                                                                                                                                                            whether to test for epoxy end repair
                                                                                                                                                                                            may be added in the Remarks
                                                                                                                                                                                            section of the CAMMS Sample
                                                                                                                                                                                            Setup screen.

  60          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.08.08.1         8         Bottom of page - Insert "Or" Between "Bituminous" and "HMA" to match other phrasing.        Comment incorporated.

                                                                                                Update to reflect terminology in the current FHWA/PennDOT Exemption Agreement.
                                                                                                B.9.2 COORDINATION WITH FHWA PRIOR TP ACCEPTANCE ON NON-
  11          John Bork                      FHWA                    B.09.02                                                                                                                Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                SPECIFICATION MATERIAL ON NON-EXEMPT FEDERAL-AID PROJECTS Title and
                                                                                                text: Change 'non-exempt Federal-Aid Projects' to "Federal Oversight Projects".
                                                                    B.09.03-1        1          Revise 2nd and 3rd sentences to read: "If the investigation determines an additional
                                                                                                sample is required, submit a sample with at least three to five sample increments to the
  285     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                Materials and Testing Division. Submitting a sample with a single sample increment
                                                                                                (only one sample increment) is statistically invalid, and unacceptable."                    Comment incorporated.
  62          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.09.04.1         4         Thrid Line: "Non Payment Sieve" not sieves.                                                 Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.09.04-1        1          Revise to read "Acceptance and price adjustment of paving completed under Section
                                                                                                409, Publication 408 is governed by Sections 409.2(f) and 409.3(j) and Section
  286     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                409.4(a)4. The District Executive may, in writing, leave a deficient lot in place and pay
                                                                                                50% of the contract unit price.                                                             Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.09.04-1        2          Revise from "District Engineer" to "District Executive" and from "Chief Engineer" to        District Engineer changed to
                                                                                                Director, Bureau of Construction and Materials".                                            District Executive. Chief Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                            not changed, to remain in
  287     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                            agreement with Pub 408. If Pub 408
                                                                                                                                                                                            is changed, the POM will be
                                                                                                                                                                                            changed.
                                                                                                                                                                                            This POM Section will be revised at
                                                                                                The Bituminous Lot Acceptance Section will have to be rewritten so it is consistent with    such time as the Percent Within
   5        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   B.09.04-1
                                                                                                the Percent within Limits (PWL) specification implementation.                               Limits (PWL) specification is
                                                                                                                                                                                            implemented
                                                                                                                                                                                            This POM Section will be revised at
                                                                                                The Bitiumious Lot Acceptance Section will have to be rewritten so it is consistent with    such time as the Percent Within
  19       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           B.09.04-1
                                                                                                the Percent within Limits (PWL) specification implementation.                               Limits (PWL) specification is
                                                                                                                                                                                            implemented
                                                                    B.09.04-2    A.1 and B.1    Revise from "SMA 905, SMA 12.5" and "SMA 9.5, SMA 12.5" to "SMA95, SMA125"
  288     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.09.04-2     Section A     SMA 905 needs changed to SMA 9.5                                                            Changed to SMA 95, per Tim
  228        Troy Lehigh               BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ramirez, MTD
                                                                                                                                                                                            Changed to SMA 95, per Tim
   3          Curt Krebs                     BOCM                   B.09.04-2                   A. 1 Pavement Types: change 'SMA 905' to 'SMA 9.5'
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ramirez, MTD
                                                                                                                                                                                            Changed to SMA 95, per Tim
  11           Mike Lee                   BOCM QA                   B.09.04-2   2nd paragraph   Change "SMA 905" to "SMA 9.5" TYPO
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ramirez, MTD
   8         Brad Auker                  BOCM QA                    B.09.05-1   2nd paragraph   Add "daily" after "To certify bituminous mixtures" in the first sentence.                   Comment incorporated.
  289     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 B.09.05-1         2         1st sentence: Revise from "To certify" to "To daily certify"                                Comment incorporated.




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  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                    It looks as if this total rewrite is done to be consistent with Section 409 of the standard
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Witnessing of the testing will be
                                                                                                    specifications. On page 5-2 regarding corrective actions and JMF verification, should
                                                                                                                                                                                                  performed on a date(s) coordinated
                                                                                                    there not be a timeframe specified in which a qualified PennDOT representative would
   6        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                B.09.05-1.& 5-2                                                                                                                  with the PennDOT Representative.
                                                                                                    be available to witness the testing? In the next sentence regarding allowing resumption
                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Can" has been replaced with "will"
                                                                                                    of supplying and shipping after the JMF verification is successfully completed, should it
                                                                                                                                                                                                  as suggested.
                                                                                                    read the District "will" allow instead of "can" allow the HMA producer?

                                                                                                    It looks as if this total rewrite is done to be consistent with Section 409 of the standard
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Witnessing of the testing will be
                                                                                                    specification. On page 5-2 regarding corrective actions and JMF verification,should
                                                                                                                                                                                                  performed on a date(s) coordinated
                                                                                                    there not be a time frame specified in which a qualified PennDOTrepresentative would
  20       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's        B.09.05-1.& 5-2                                                                                                                  with the PennDOT Representative.
                                                                                                    be available to witness the testing? In the next sentence regarding allowing resumption
                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Can" has been replaced with "will"
                                                                                                    of supplying and shipping after the JMF verificatiojn is successfully completed, should it
                                                                                                                                                                                                  as suggested.
                                                                                                    read the District "will" allow instead of "can" allow the HMA producer?
                                                                                                                                                                                          HMA' has been replaced with
                                                                                                    Reference to HMA should only be used when subject is specific to HMA. Otherwise       'Bituminous or Asphalt Mixture'
  63          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.9.5.1 &        Entire POM
                                                                                                    reference should be to Bit. Conc. So Warm Mix Asphalt is included.                    throughout this Section, so as to
                                                                                                                                                                                          include WMA.
                                                                                                    Suggest adding the following: All corrective actions must be submitted to the DME/DMM This is beyond the scope of this
  12           Mike Lee                   BOCM QA                   B.09.05-2            1          in writing and approved by the Dept. Approved corrective actions must be added to the project because it requires a
                                                                                                    Producers QC Plan.                                                                    revision to Pub. 408.
                                                                                                    Item I, A 1 & 2 are referencing same Table "A" for Binder, Wearing, & Base. Combine
  64          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.09.06.1             1                                                                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    into one statement.
                                                                    B.09.06.3           2.A.2       Revise from "The sample average (x¯) for bitumen-binder" to "The sample average (x¯)
  291     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                    for asphalt content for 25.0 mm NMAS mixtures and larger"                             Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.09.06-3           2.A.1       Revise from "The sample average (x¯) for bitumen-wearing" to "The sample average
  290     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                    (x¯) for asphalt content for 19.0 mm NMAS mixtures and smaller"                       Comment incorporated.
                                                                    B.09.09-3            All        Consider combining this section with B.9.4-1. These two sections contain very similar
                                                                                                    information/procedures and yet they are not consistent as sent out in this CT. It is  Reference to Section B.9.9 was
  292     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                    confusing having multiple POM sections covering same or very similar topics.          added in Section B.9.4.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  HMA' has been replaced with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  'Bituminous or Asphalt Mixture'
  65          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials             B.09.10                        See B.9.5.1 & Throughout Entire POM.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  throughout this Section and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  POM , so as to include WMA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Revisions to Pub 408 using the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  term Dispute Resolution will be
                                                                                                    Will proposed revisions to relevant sections of Pub 408 call this "re-test" or Dispute
   1        Zahur Siddiqui                   FHWA                      B.10             ALL                                                                                                       made in next update. Revisions to
                                                                                                    Resolution?
                                                                                                                                                                                                  POM will be made at that time to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  coincide.


  66          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials            B.10.01.1         Last Line     A.3.1.4 should be B.3.1.5                                                                     Corrected to read A.3.1-5.


                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                Remove last four digits of Social Security Number and add either Employee Payroll             Changed language to reflect what is
  66       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.10.01-2             4
                                         Construction                                               Number or a Special Identifier.                                                               on Federal payroll form WH-347.

                                                                                   Last Paragraph, Either revise to read "Employee Name and Last 4 Digits…" or make "Last 4 Digits…" a            Changed language to reflect what is
  28        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                 B.10.01-2
                                                                                      1st Bullet   separate bullet.                                                                               on Federal payroll form WH-347.
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                Add who in Bureau of Construction & Materials the 308 needs to be forwarded to, maybe
  29       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.10.01-3            1                                                                                                Added Contact.
                                         Construction                                               add a phone number.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Changed language to reflect what is
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                Remove last four digits of Social Security Number and add either Employee Payroll
  30       Paul McLaughlin                                          B.10.01-3            5a                                                                                               on Federal payroll form WH-347.
                                         Construction                                               Number or a Special Identifier.
                                                                                                                                                                                          (Also changed 6b)




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  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bureau of Equal Opportunity is in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the process of developing a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 revision to Pub 408, as well as this
                                                                                                                                                                                                 section of the POM, which will
                                                                                                                                                                                                 address this comment. Current
  14      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's           B.11..02-1           3          Manual still references the requirement to submit monthly EO-400 forms
                                                                                                                                                                                                 thinking is to have contractors
                                                                                                                                                                                                 complete Form EO-400 monthly
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and submit copies of completed
                                                                                                                                                                                                 forms to the Department upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                 request.
                                                                                                    Should check with BOCM Contract Management Division to verify latest applicable
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Worked with BEO and made
  13         Len Kubitza                   QA West                   B.11.05            N/A         posting forms. OFCCP-1420, PHRC-20 & possibly others appear to have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                 appropriate changes.
                                                                                                    replaced.
                                                                                                    The first question and check items should be revised to mirror bulletin board items in       Worked with BEO and made
   3          Droughter                      FHWA                   B.11.05-1
                                                                                                    B.1.21-2 thru B.1.21-4, as appropriate.                                                      appropriate changes.



                                                                                                    Regarding the project with the Contractor not utilizing the DBE and not submitting them
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ECMS modifications will be made in
                                                                                                    as a subcontractor I have to draft a letter to the contractor requesting information
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the near future eliminating the need
                                                                                                    regarding “Good Faith Effort” they used or what occurred that the DBE was not utilized.      for the District to send out a
                                                                                                    Dan King indicated since they are re-writing the POM, the procedure in these instances       notification letter to the contractor
   1         Dennis Loner                  District 3                B.11.06                        should be part of the POM with maybe an example of a draft letter to the contractor.         regarding the request for "good
                                                                                                    This would help districts in the future. There is a lot of information in the POM for DBE    faith effort" information concerning
                                                                                                    but nothing regarding what you should do if they fail to meet their goal. It only states     shortfalls. (Contact for ECMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                 modification is Becki Mescher-
                                                                                                    the district must provide a complete explanation and a recommendation if the final
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vuxta.)
                                                                                                    payment to any DBE firm is less than the Attachment A. It also talks about CMS and
                                                                                                    submitting EO-402 which no longer exist in paper form but is done electronically. The
                                                                                                    408 doesn’t really provide much guidance either.
  19        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              B.11.06-10            2         Change "competed form" to "completed form" (2nd sentence).                                  Comment incorporated.
   6          Droughter                    FHWA                     B.11.06-10      2nd paragraph   Delete '/Title VI'. BEO is in the process of separating these functions.                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                The District DBE Monitoring Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                (II.A) identifies potential shortfalls
                                                                                                    This 'shortfall justification' review is inconsistent with the DBE regulations. This review throught the project and allows the
   4          Droughter                      FHWA                B.11.06-3 & 6-4                    should occur early in the process and corrective actions initiated before the end of the    District to work toward immediate
                                                                                                    project.                                                                                    resolution, e.g. replacement of DBE
                                                                                                                                                                                                or "good faith effort" (III.B) ,if
                                                                                                                                                                                                necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Added the following sentence to
                                                                                                                                                                                                III.A, 1st paragraph. "DBE
                                                                                                    This section does not adequately describe the process which should be implemented by subcontract agreements are to be
                                                                B.11.06-4 thru 6-
   7          Droughter                      FHWA                                                   the IIC to verify DBE regular dealer agreements match the prime contractor's                reviewed to ensure that they match
                                                                       10
                                                                                                    commitment.                                                                                 the DBE commitments on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Minority Participation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                Commitment Screen in ECMS."
                                                                                                                                                                                                Deminimus borrowing of equipment
                                                                                                    Third Paragraph - Prior discussion about deminimus borrowing of equipment (a few
  13      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's           B.11.06-7            D                                                                                                      is defined in III.D,5th bullet, 2nd
                                                                                                    hours) should not violate CUF rule without a lease agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                                sentence.
   5          Droughter                      FHWA                   B.11.06-7       2nd paragraph   Add 'immediately' after 'District DBE Coordinator'.                                         Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Deleted the following sentence in
                                                                                                    Example of Unloading Delivery Truck is incorrect - if bargained for in DBE subcontract / III,D,5th bullet, "An example of this
  12      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's           B.11.06-8            3
                                                                                                    amount                                                                                      would be to unload a delivery truck
                                                                                                                                                                                                of inlets.
                                       PennDOT 12-0                                                 First Paragraph, 1st line, "…commingle…" should be spelled "co-mingle" or change            Checked spelling in dictionary; left
   6        Cindy Bunting                                           B.11.06-9            1
                                        Construction                                                wording to "combine"                                                                        as commingle.
  15       Paul McLaughlin             PennDOT 11-0                  C.01.03            N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                             No response necessary.
  20        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.01.03-1            4          Delete hyphen between "(717)" and "787".                                                    Comment incorporated.
  21       Paul McLaughlin             PennDOT 11-0                  C.01.04            N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                             No response necessary.


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Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                   Paragraph                                             Comments                                              Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
  22       Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 C.01.05          N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                             No response necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Need to include non- ECMS
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                              Remove reference to CS-4339 because subcontractors are submitted and approved
  23       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.01.06          N/A                                                                                                     projects. Added non-ECMS project
                                         Construction                                             through ECMS.
                                                                                                                                                                                              and ECMS project verbage.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Need to include non- ECMS
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                              Remove reference to CS-4339 because subcontractors are submitted and approved
  24       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.01.07          N/A                                                                                                     projects. Added non-ECMS project
                                         Construction                                             through ECMS.
                                                                                                                                                                                              and ECMS project verbage.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  25       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.01.08          N/A         Nothing to add.                                                                             No response necessary.
                                         Construction
   4          Curt Krebs                     BOCM                   C.01.08-1                     II. Background - 2nd paragraph: change 'Sections' to 'Section', add …and 'Section' 609      Comment incorporated.
   8          Jay Miller               District 3-0 const           C.01.08-2          3         Section 698 in second line should be Section 689                                             Comment incorporated.
   9          Jay Miller               District 3-0 const           C.01.08-3   V recovery sched in the 4th line, Pub 40 should be Pub 408                                                    Comment incorporated.
   5          Curt Krebs                     BOCM                   C.01.08-3                    VI. Justification.. - add to 2nd sentence: The following is 'a' summary                      Comment incorporated.
                                        PennDOT11-0
  76       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.01.18       Check List     Add Project Description to form.                                                            Comment incorporated.
                                          Constrction
                                                                                                   In the Finalization section of the checkilst the third question reads (contractors
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  77       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.01.18        Checklist     evaluation completed by local project sponsor.) It should read, "Has the Prime and          Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                  Subcontractor evaluations been completed by the Local Project Sponsor."
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                              In the Material Control & Certification, Add: PILE HAMMER APPROVED BY BUREAU
  78       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.01.18        Checklist                                                                                                 Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction                                             OF DESIGN.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Comment incorporated. An area
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  79       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.01.18        Checklist     Need Project Specific Issues added after Finalization.                                      was added in miscellanous to
                                         Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                              address project specific issues.
                                                                    C.01.18-4   Table Rows 16 & Revise from "BITUMINOUS ACCEPTION SAMPLING" to "BITUMINOUS ACCEPTANCE
  293     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                       17       SAMPLING"                                                                            Comment incorporated.
  80                                    PennDOT 11-0                 C.02.01           N/A      Nothing to add.                                                                      No response necessary.
                                                                                                Change "RC-11M (11)" to "RC-11M". The RC Standard Drawings have been in dual
                                                                                                units since April 2000 with a "M" designation. The RC Standard Drawings with English
  21        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.02.01-1     All Relevant                                                                                       Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                units only and without the "M" (i.e., RC-11) were discontinued when the dual unit
                                                                                                editions were published.
  81          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials             C.04.01                                                                                                                  No response necessary.
                                                                    C.04.01-1          All        Consider deleting this entire section as 1st paragraph regurgitates existing requirements
                                                                                                  in Section 409, 419, etc. and 2nd paragraph should be added to Sections 409 and 419 This Section will be deleted at such
  294     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  as requirements for the Contractor to follow.                                               time as the content of the 2nd
                                                                                                                                                                                              paragraph is added to Pub 408.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Once the evaluation of best
                                                                                                  There is concern with coating the face of a butt joint with PG-binder since this could trap practices by the Expert Task Group
                                                                                                  water from flowing horizontally in a wearing course that has some permeable areas.          is complete, the conclusions of the
   7        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   C.04.01-1
                                                                                                  This practice is being debated by an Expert Task Group that is evaluating best practices Expert Task Group will be
                                                                                                  in HMA longitudinal joint construction.                                                     considered in future revisions to the
                                                                                                                                                                                              POM.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Once the evaluation of best
                                                                                                  There is concern with coating the face of a butt joint with PG-binder since this couldtrap practices by the Expert Task Group
                                                                                                  water from flowing horizontally in a wearing course that has some permeable areas.          is complete, the conclusions of the
  21       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           C.04.01-1
                                                                                                  This practice is being debated by an Expert Task Group that is evaluating bestpractices Expert Task Group will be
                                                                                                  in HMA longitudinal joint construction.                                                     considered in future revisions to the
                                                                                                                                                                                              POM.
  82          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials             C.04.02                                                                                                                  No response necessary.
                                                                    C.04.02-1           2         Revise from "Chief Highway Engineer" to "Director, Bureau of Constructiona and
  295     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  Materials"                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.04.02-1           3         Delete this paragraph referencing C.4.1-1 if it is decided to delete C.4.1-1 as             This paragraph will be deleted when
  296     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                               recommended above.                                                                          Section C.4.1 is deleted and
                                                                                                                                                                                              incorporated into Pub 408




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Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                 Paragraph                                            Comments                                                 Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                               Add the following: Aggregate Tarps, mesh or screen tarps are not acceptable. Also add
  13           Mike Lee                   BOCM QA                   C.04.02-1        6                                                                                                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                                               to protect the "ENTIRE" load.

                                                                                                                                                                                              The following detail has been added
                                                                                                                                                                                              to paragraph 2: Field view items to
                                                                                                                                                                                              be reviewed include segregation,
                                                                                               What is the basis upon which the Districts are to accept after June of the following year
   8        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   C.04.02-1                                                                                                                 joint construction quality, ride
                                                                                               bituminous material placed after the October 31st cut off date
                                                                                                                                                                                              quality,   and    loss    of   fines.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Determinations of acceptability and
                                                                                                                                                                                              impact on service life will be made
                                                                                                                                                                                              on a case-by-case basis.

                                                                                                                                                                                              The following detail has been added
                                                                                                                                                                                              to paragraph 2: Field view items to
                                                                                                                                                                                              be reviewed include segregation,
                                                                                               What is the basis upon which the Districts are to accept after June of the following year
  22       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           C.04.02-1                                                                                                                 joint construction quality, ride
                                                                                               bituminous material placed after the October 31 cut off date?
                                                                                                                                                                                              quality,   and    loss    of   fines.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Determinations of acceptability and
                                                                                                                                                                                              impact on service life will be made
                                                                                                                                                                                              on a case-by-case basis.
  83          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials             C.04.03                                                                                                                  No response necessary.
                                                                     C.04.03    Table & Cmt.   The 40-50 degree Surface temp poses a striping challenge since typical paint has a 50
                                                                                               degree minimum. VOC comp. solvent paints be used however that option doesn't exist             A paragraph has been added
                                                                                               as yet                                                                                         recommending that sections of
                                                                                                                                                                                              roadway striped at these
                                                                                                                                                                                              temperatures be placed on the
  306       Dave Kuniega               BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                           Maintenance striping list for the
                                                                                                                                                                                              following year. However, this issue
                                                                                                                                                                                              needs to be further addressed in a
                                                                                                                                                                                              Pub 408 Specification change
                                                                                                                                                                                              which would identify types of paints
                                                                                                                                                                                              to use at these low temperatures.
                                                                                               The discussion on compaction of bituminous concrete during late season paving needs            An additional paragraph has been
   9        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   C.04.03-1                  to address Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) compaction criteria in addition to Hot Mix Asphalt           added to this Section to address
                                                                                               (HMA) criteria. There is a significant difference in temperature requirements.                 WMA.

                                                                                               The discussion on compaction of bitiumihous concrete during late season paving needs An additional paragraph has been
  23       Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           C.04.03-1                  to address Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) compaction criteria in addition to Hot Mix Asphalt added to this Section to address
                                                                                               (HMA) criteria. There is a sigjnificant difference in temperature requirements.      WMA.
  22        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.04.03-2       N/A        Change "PG64-22" to "PG 64-22" in the title.                                                   Comment incorporated.
  297     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.04.03-2        1         Revise "PG64-22" to "PG 64-22" (i.e., add space between PG and 64).                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                                               There is a concern with this requirement when paving shoulders with widths greater than
                                                                                               4 ft. and less than 8 ft. The smallest motorized pavers have an 8 ft. wide screed, so how
                                                                                                                                                                                              Additional wording added to
  10        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   C.04.04-1                  is paving a 6 ft. wide shoulder to be done if there is a guiderail? If traffic control plans
                                                                                                                                                                                              address comment.
                                                                                               permit, the mainline and shoulder could be paved together in one pass by breaking the
                                                                                               slope of the paver at the shoudler interface.
           Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           C.04.04-1                  There is a concern with this requirement when paving shoulders with widths greater than
                                                                                               4 ft. and less than 8 ft. The smallest motorized pavers have an 8 ft. wide screed, so how
                                                                                                                                                                                              Additional wording added to
  24                                                                                           is paving a 6 ft. wide shoulder to be done if there is a guiderail? If traffic control plans
                                                                                                                                                                                              address comment.
                                                                                               permit, the mainline and shoulder could be paved together in one pass by breaking the
                                                                                               slope of the paver at the shoulder interface.
  84          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials             C.04.06                                                                                                                  No response necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Metric units are shown because
                                                                                               Why are we showing an example in metric units? I thought that we were back using
  11        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   C.04.06-1                                                                                                                 Pub 408 Highway Specifications
                                                                                               English units as primary?
                                                                                                                                                                                              are dual format.




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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                  Paragraph                                               Comments                                                Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
           Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           C.04.06-1                     Why are we showing an example in metric units? I thought that we were back using               Metric units are shown because
  25                                                                                              English units as primary?                                                                      Pub 408 Highway Specifications
                                                                                                                                                                                                 are dual format.
                                                                    C.04.06-2          All        Revise from "Maximum Density (Gmm)" to "Maximum Theoretical Specific Gravity
  298     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                               (Gmm)" as the "G" in Gmm is for Specific Gravity and then revise calculations
                                                                                                  accordingly.                                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                  In item #16 of the Bituminous Paving Inspection Checklist, it is recommended to add to
  12        Gary Hoffman                     PAPA                   C.04.07-1                     the statement that corrections be made to the plan drawings if the "as built" cross slopes     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                  change.
           Leonard Bellanca        Associated PA Constr's           C.04.07-1                     In item #16 of the Bituminous Paving Inspection Checklist, it is recommended to add to
  26                                                                                              the statement that corrections be made to the plan drawings if the "as built" cross slopes
                                                                                                  change.                                                                                        Comment incorporated.
  299                                  PennDOT 11-0                  C.05.02                      Section Deleted                                                                                No response necessary.
  300                                  PennDOT 11-0                  C.05.03                      Section Deleted                                                                                No response necessary.
                                       PennDOT 11-0
  301      Paul McLaughlin                                           C.05.04                      Nothing to Add.                                                                                No response necessary.
                                        Construction
  23        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.05.07-1     All Relevant    Change "RC-20M (20)" to "RC-20M".                                                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.05.09-1           1         This paragraph should be added to the appropriate Pub. 408 specification(s) and this
                                                                                                  POM section deleted.                                                                           Specification change is outside the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 scope of this project. Specification
  299     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                 change and corresponding POM
                                                                                                                                                                                                 change will be referred to CPQI for
                                                                                                                                                                                                 consideration.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  88       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.06.01                      Nothing to add.                                                                                No response necessary.
                                         Construction
  123      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.06-1     First bullet    Capitalize the "t" in the word "type" for both "type B" and "type A"                           Comment incorporated.
  124      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.06-1     First bullet    Remove the space between "Example" and the colon which follows it.                             Comment incorporated.
  125      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.06-1    Second bullet    Third sentence - Place a comma before and after the word "however"                             Comment incorporated.
  126      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.07-1          1          remove the parentheses before and after the word "Department" in the first sentence            Comment incorporated.
  127      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.07-1     sixth bullet    Remove the quotes around "substituted"                                                         Comment incorporated.
  128      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.07-3     sixth bullet    Second sentence - Insert the word "crack" between "having a" and "width greater"               Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.07-4        Note         In the second sentence, the single quote after S should be changed to a double quote.
  129      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.07-4     1st bullet in   Change the word "Pipes" to "Pipe"
  130      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                   section D                                                                                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.08-1          2          "Inspector- In -Charge" is used twice in this paragraph. In both, remove the space after
  131      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  the two hyphens to make it "Inspector-In-Charge".                                              Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.08-1          2          "Assistant Construction Engineer" appears twice in this paragraph. Should this be
  132      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  "Assitant Construction Executive"?                                                             Comment incorporated.
  133      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.08-1          4          Should "Assistant Construction Engineer" be "Assistant Construction Executive"?                Comment incorporated.
  134      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.08-1          4          First sentence - remove the spaces in "and / or"                                               Comment incorporated.
  135      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.08-1          5          Should "Assistant Construction Engineer" be "Assistant Construction Executive"?                Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.09-1          1          The spacing between the header "1. Purpose:" and it's following paragraph is different
  136      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                               from the other headers (e.g., "2. Background:", "3. Procedures:") and their
                                                                                                  corresponding paragraphs                                                                       Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.09-1          2          Insert a return after the first sentence to create a blank line between the first and second
  137      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  paragraphs under section "2. Background:"                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.10- 2   County Name      The ending parenthesis and the ending period should be in the reverse order, i.e.,
  140      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  period first, followed by parenthesis.                                                         Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.10- 2    Municipality    The ending parenthesis and the ending period should be in the reverse order, i.e.,
  141      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                    Name          period first, followed by parenthesis.                                                         Comment incorporated.
  142      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.10- 2   Ramp Crosses     The space between "and" and "or" should be a "/" instead of a space.                           Comment incorporated.
  24       Russell Micsky              Gannett Fleming              C.06.10-1         1           Change "publication" to "Publication" (2nd sentence).                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.06.10-1         1           In the third sentence, make the following corrections: capitalize the P in "publication";
  138      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                  and add a comma after "Part 2"                                                                 Comment incorporated.
  139      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.06.10-1          2          Remove the comma after "RC-67M" in the third sentence.                                         Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                  Christopher A. Drda is no longer the ADA Coordinator. Change to Daniel Stewart in the
  25        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.06.10-1          5                                                                                                         Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                  Highway Quality Assurance Division.




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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                    Paragraph                                              Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                                                    I would like to put direction in the POM on epoxy coated rebar along these lines: If epoxy
                                                                                                    coated rebar is delivered to a project site or a precast facility and the epoxy touch-up is
                                                                                                    still uncured and wet to the touch, all of the affected bars are to be rejected and returned
            Phil Micklitsch               BOCM QA                    C.07.03                                                                                                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    to the fabrication shop. These bars cannot be repaired in the field. The Quality
                                                                                                    Assurance Division must be notified of any such activity. Details must be incorporated
                                                                                                    into the inspector’s F.I.D. or P.S.A.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  89       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.07.03                                                                                                                     No response necessary.
                                         Construction                                               Nothing to add.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  140      Paul McLaughlin                                           C.07.04                        Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                    It will not be effective for a few months yet, but be aware of the Manual for Assessing      Section C.7.4 can be eliminated
  27        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.07.04-1            3          Safety Hardware (MASH) testing guidelines that become effective in 2011                      because it is not necessary to
                                                                                                    http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadway_dept/policy_guide/road_hardware/                          restate the 408 requirements.
  26        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.07.04-1            2          Change "form" to "Form" (2nd sentence).                                                      Comment incorporated.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  27       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.07.05                        Section Deleted                                                                              No response necessary.
                                         Construction
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  28       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.07.06                        Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                         Construction
  143      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.07.06-1            1          In first sentence, add " of Publication 408" after "Section 1002"                            Comment incorporated.
  144      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.07.06-1            2          At the end of the second sentence, add ", Publication 408"                                   Comment incorporated.
  28       Russell Micsky              Gannett Fleming              C.08.01-1            2          Change "RC-70M (70)" to "RC-70M".                                                            Comment incorporated.
  145      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.08.02-1            1          Remove the word "will"                                                                       Comment incorporated.
                                        PennDOT 11-0                                                New Section, Nothing to add. What happened to old section C.9.1 Convering of
  93       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.09.01                                                                                                                     It is now Section C.9.10.
                                         Construction                                               Construciton Signs on Projects Shut Down for the Winter.
  29        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.09.01-1            1          Change "policy" to "Policy" (2nd sentence).                                                  Comment incorporated.
   4        John Coldren                  BOCM QA                   C.09.01-1     last paragraph    Change "Part B" to "Part C"                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    Many parts reference Pub.212, Pub.213, the MUTCD, and the approved TCP.
                                                                                                    However,the Department Representative is not given an order of precedence if there is        Comment accepted. A change to
   9      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's            C.09.02                        a conflict among or between any of the referenced information sources.(This often            C/9/2-1 para. 1b will include the
                                                                                                    occurs with projects which have been on the shelf for several years and then come out        order of precedence.
                                                                                                    without the changes in traffic control preferences being reviewed and reconsidered.
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  10       Paul McLaughlin                                           C.09.02                        Nothing to Add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                    Notes that signs need to be placed in the ROW and a release must be obtained if they         No Action taken. This would require
                                                                                                    are placed outside of the ROW or on another entity's poles, etc. No direction is given of    a revision to the TCP and must be
  10      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's           C.09.02-1           2b
                                                                                                    how to handle a situation where there is no place to put the sign at the location required   approved by the District Traffic
                                                                                                    and the property owner does not want the sign on their property.                             Engineer.
  146      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.09.02-1            f          Should "Engineer" be "Executive"?                                                            Comment incorporated.
  30       Russell Micsky              Gannett Fleming              C.09.02-5            1          Change "Liguidated" to "Liquidated" (subsection title).                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Added comma and placed
  31        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.09.02-6            c          Change "213.fluorescent" to "213, fluorescent".
                                                                                                                                                                                                 examples in parentheses
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  95         Dan Quarco                                              C.09.03                        New Section, Instuctions on how to complete CS-901 Work Zone Traffic.                        No response necessary.
                                         Construction
                                                                    C.09.03- 2     first paragraph Hyphenate "short term" in the first sentence. (short-term)
  147      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                          "2."                                                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.09.03-2    second paragraph The word "Inspectors" should be "Inspector's"
  148      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                          "2."                                                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.09.03-3              1       In the second sentence, add ", Publication 408," after "Section 901.3(t)"                     Publication 408, was added in front
  149      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                                                                                                              of Section 901.3(t) to agree with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 wording in Note.
  150      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.09.03-3            3          Should "Engineer" be "Executive"?                                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                    Nothing to add. New Section " Non-Compliance of Maintenance and Protection of
  151        Dan Quarco                 PennDOT 11-0                 C.09.04                                                                                                                     No response necessary.
                                                                                                    Traffic"
  151      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.09.04-1              1        The comma which is after "except" should be moved after "Box A" instead.                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.09.04-1    first under dotted Add a comma between "paragraph" and "second"
  152      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                         line                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
  153      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.09.04-2         6th bullet    "too" should be "to"                                                                         Comment incorporated.




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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                    Paragraph                                                 Comments                                            Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                    C.09.04-2        8th bullet       "responded" should be "responds" and "notified" should be "notifies" (This will keep the
  154      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                      voicing consistent with preceeding portions of the document.)                              Comment incorporated.
  155      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.09.04-2          Note           Remove the space between "$" and "1000.00"                                                 Comment incorporated.
  97         Dan Quarco                 PennDOT 11-0                 C.09.05                          New Section. "CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL ITEMS"                        No response necessary.
  32        Russell Micsky             Gannett Fleming              C.09.05-1            2            Delete space between "item" and period (1st sentence).                                     Comment incorporated.
  33         Dan Quarco                PennDOT 11-0                  C.09.06                          New Section. "FLAGGERS"                                                                    No response necessary.
  34                                   PennDOT 11-0                  C.09.07                          Nothing to add.                                                                            No response necessary.
                                       PennDOT 11-0
  35           Bill Lester                                          C.09.09-1            3            second line, after the fifth work of Poles, add Sign Structures                            Comment incorporated.
                                        Construction
                                                                                                      After the first sentence of Pole Foundations, add the following "In areas where guide rail
                                        PennDOT 11-0
  36           Bill Lester                                          C.09.09-1            4            is required besure to check the location of the foundation and underground conduit/cable Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction
                                                                                                      to avoid conflict with guide rail posts and required deflection distance.
                                                                                                      The following sentence should be added to coincide with TC-8716 Note 9. If turned 90
                                                                                  Prior to the last                                                                                              No Action taken. This is covered in
  14         Len Kubitza                   QA West                   C.09.10                          degrees, retroreflective sheeting must be placed on the sides so that thee barricade is
                                                                                    paragraph.                                                                                                   the TC Standards.
                                                                                                      clearly visible to approaching drivers.



                                                                                                      Notes that signs need to be removed or covered when not needed. A reasonable time
                                                                                                                                                                                               No Action taken. Non-persuasive.
                                                                                                      frame should be given. An extreme example is that one could argue that if an area of the
  11      Leonard Bellanca         Associated PA Constr's           C.09.10-1                                                                                                                  This Section refers to Winter Shut
                                                                                                      project is idle for a few days or a week, the advance warning signs should be covered or
                                                                                                                                                                                               Downs only.
                                                                                                      be taken down.


  37        Dan Quarco              PennDOT 11-0 Traffic            C.09.10-1           N/A           Nothing to add.                                                                            No response necessary.
  156      Sherry Hartman             BOCM/MTD/LTS                  C.09.11- 1          "2."          Place a comma after the first occurance of "the Department"                                Comment incorporated.
                                    PennDOT 11-0 Maint.-                                              Add the word " working " on the 3rd line, after the 11th word,which is 10 (10 Working      Comment Accepted. This change
  104         Sandy Kerr                                            C.09.11-1            A
                                          Permits                                                     days).                                                                                     will be added.
                                    PennDOT 11-0 Maint.-                                                                                                                                         Comment Accepted. This change
  105         Sandy Kerr                                            C.09.11-1            D            Change 10 to 5 on the second line, after (via form M937R)
                                          Permits                                                                                                                                                will be added.
  106        Dan Quarco             PennDOT 11-0 Traffic            C.09.12-1          N/A            Nothing to add.                                                                            No response necessary.
  157      Sherry Hartman             BOCM/MTD/LTS                  C.09.12-1           1             place a comma after "Truckers Handbook"                                                    Comment incorporated.
  158      Sherry Hartman             BOCM/MTD/LTS                  C.09.12-1           2             "DEPARTMENT" should be replaced with "Department"                                          Comment incorporated.
   5        John Coldren                 BOCM QA                    C.09.13-1       Pg 13-2 #3        The reference to B.5.4-4 should be changed to C.9.13-4                                     Comment incorporated.
   2         Nikki Krise                   BOD                      C.09.13-2                         references B.5.4-4 Shouldn't it be C.9.13(something)?                                      Comment incorporated.
   6        John Coldren                 BOCM QA                    C.09.14-1     1st & 2nd para.     The reference to B.5.5-2 should be changed to C.9.14-2                                     Comment incorporated.
   4         Nikki Krise                   BOD                      C.09.14-1                         references B.5.5-2 in two places shouldn't it be C.9.14(something)?                        Comment incorporated.
  160      Sherry Hartman             BOCM/MTD/LTS                  C.09.14-1            3            Place a comma after "(i.e." to make it "(i.e.,"                                            Comment incorporated.
  159      Sherry Hartman             BOCM/MTD/LTS                  C.09-13-1            2            Should "Assistant Construction Engineer" be "Assistant Construction Executive"?            Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 POM Section will be updated upon
  12       Brent Trivelpiece                 BOCM                    C.10.03                          Curt Krebs will be circulating a CT which revises this entire section.                     completion of CT process initiated
                                                                                                                                                                                                 by Mr. Krebs.
  161      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.04- 2           1          Replace "referred" with "referenced"                                                         Changed to "referred to"
                                                                    C.10.04- 2           4          In the first sentence, "The bolt, nut and DTI assembly shall be installed ina…", remove
  162      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                    the "a" from the word "ina".                                                                 Comment incorporated.
  163      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.04- 2             4        In the sixth sentence, the word "esceed" should be "exceed".                                 Comment incorporated.
  164      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.04- 3   1st full paragraph In the second sentence, add a single quote after "Maximum Verification Refusals"             Comment incorporated.
  33       Russell Micsky              Gannett Fleming              C.10.05-1              1        Change "Dept" to "Department" (2nd sentence).                                                Comment incorporated.
  165      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.05-1              1        In the second sentence, "Dept" should be spelled out…i.e., "Department"                      Comment incorporated.
  166      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.05-1              1        In the second sentence, "inspector" should be capitalized                                    Comment incorporated.
  167      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.05-1              2        In the first sentence, "contractor" and "inspector" should be capitalized                    Comment incorporated.
  168      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.05-1              2        In the second sentence, insert the word "conference" after "pre-job"                         Comment incorporated.
  169      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.05-1         1st bullet    spell out the word preparation instead of using "prep"                                       Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.05-1         all bullets   The formatting of the bullets seems off: there are sometimes large gaps after the leading
                                                                                                    "-"; there are sometimes large gaps in the middle of a line (for example: "grease/oil
  170      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                    removal" is followed by a lot of spaces and then by "SSPC SP1"); all of the leading "-" do
                                                                                                    not line up vertically                                                                       Comment incorporated.



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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                  Paragraph                                                 Comments                                               Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                    C.10.07-1           2            Insert a comma in the first sentence between "Publication 408" and "Section 101.3(k) 9"
  171      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
  172      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.07-1             4          Insert a comma between "Publication 408" and "section 1080.3(c) 2"                           Comment incorporated.
  34       Russell Micsky              Gannett Fleming              C.10.07-1           Last         Change "LEVELLING" to "LEVELING".                                                            Comment incorporated.
  173      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.07-1      last sentence     "LEVELLING" should be "LEVELING"                                                             Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.08-1      second bullet     "contractor's" should be capitalized
  174      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                 under section 2                                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.08-3     first sub-bullet   Revise to read "Number of technicians and their names."
  175      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                 under bullet
                                                                                    "Manpower"                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.08-3   third round bullet   Revise to read "How QC test results will be recorded. Where compression test
  176      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                  specimens will be tested (plant or project)." (Note, the word "tests" should be made
                                                                                                     singular after the word "compression" as is shown in the rewrite above.)                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Revised Section has been included
  13       Brent Trivelpiece                 BOCM                    C.10.09                         Son Vu has circulated a CT which revised this entire section.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in Step 2 CT
  177      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.09-1           1            In the third sentence, the word "hat" should be "that".                                      Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.09-1           2            In the first sentence, revise the portion in parentheses to "refer to attached examples".
  178      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                  (Note, the word "Refer" should be lower case as shown in the rewrite above.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comment incorporated.
  179      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.09-1          2             In the last sentence, change "ON" to "On".                                                   Comment incorporated.
  180      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.09-1          4             Remove the second occurrence of the words "the distance from"                                Comment incorporated.
  181      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.09-1          7             In the second sentence, make the word "specifications" singular…"specification"              Comment incorporated.
                                                                     C.10.10           All           Recommend reworking this section to be more consistent with the rest of the publication.
                                                                                                     Instead of adding all the references to Pub 408 as "after thoughts" on items, they should
                                                                                                     be worked into the narrative of the piece. For example, the first sentence could read: "At
  182      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                  least two weeks prior to the actual placement operation, a deck pre-placement meeting        Non-persuasive. The checklist was
                                                                                                     is required as per Section 1001.3(k) 6, Publication 408." This rewrite will also eliminate   originally set up to mirror the
                                                                                                     the need for the NOTE found on page 6 at the end of the section.                             checklists that QA uses when
                                                                                                                                                                                                  performing reviews.
  103         Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials             C.10.10          N/A            Nothing to add.                                                                              No response necessary.
                                                                    C.10.10-1       bullet 10        "Engineer" should be "Executive"                                                             District Materials Engineer/Manager
  192      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                  is correct.
                                                                    C.10.10-1   bullets 7 through    Semicolons should be replaced with colons. (For example, bullet 7 should start,
  183      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                        11           "Manpower: A chain of command…")                                                             Comment incorporated.
  184      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-1        bullet 7        "contractor" should be capitalized                                                           Comment incorporated.
  185      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-1        bullet 8        In the first sentence, the ")," at the end of line one should not be bold.                   Comment incorporated.
  186      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-1        bullet 8        In the first sentence, should "finishing" and "should" be bold?                              Comment incorporated.
  187      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-1        bullet 8        In the second sentence, "contractor" should be capitalized                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-1        bullet 8        The parenthetical, "(Weather station or other acceptable method.)" should be added to
  188      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                  the preceeding sentence as such: "…concrete should also be discussed (e.g., weather
                                                                                                     station or other acceptable method)."                                                        Comment incorporated.
  189      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-1        bullet 8        In the sentence after the parenthetical, "contractor" should be capitalized.                 Comment incorporated.
  190      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-1        bullet 9        "contractor's" should be capitalized in the first sentence                                   Comment incorporated.
  191      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-1        bullet 9        "contractor" should be capitalized in the second sentence                                    Comment incorporated.
  193      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-1       bullet 11        "contractor" should be capitalized                                                           Comment incorporated.
  14          Mike Lee                   BOCM QA                    C.10.10-1   last paragraph       Add the following: ….reviewed and "SIGNED" by…….                                             Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-2   last paragraph       "PENNDOT" should be "PennDOT"
  194      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                 before bullet                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
  195      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-2         bullet         the bullet should end with a colon, not a semicolon                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-2         under          Hyphens should be added in the second sentence…"A Bulletin-15-approved
  196      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                             Monomolecular        monomolecular curing agent…"
                                                                                 Curing Agent                                                                                                     One hyphen added.
  197      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-2    under Water         The parenthetical should be revised to: "(e.g., from a creek)"                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-2      Cool/Cold         The word "weather" should be capitalized in the line which introduces the section.
  198      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                weather Curing                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
  199      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-3    second bullet       Insert the word "the" between the words "within" and "past"                                  Comment incorporated.
  200      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-4   1st round bullet     "contractor" should be capitalized                                                           Comment incorporated.
  35       Russell Micsky              Gannett Fleming              C.10.10-4      3rd bullet        Insert space between numeric value and metric unit of measure (i.e., 300 mm).                Comment incorporated.


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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                  Paragraph                                               Comments                                              Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
  201      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-4   8th round bullet   "contractor" should be capitalized                                                          Comment incorporated.
  202      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-5           1          "inspector" should be capitalized                                                           Comment incorporated.
  203      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-5        bullet 2      "contractor" should be capitalized                                                          Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-5   1st para under     "contractor" and "inspector" should be capitalized
  204      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                "DURING
                                                                                PLACEMENT"                                                                                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-5   1st bullet under   Move and revise the parenthetical to include it in the preceding sentence…"determine
  205      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                                "DURING         the sampling locations (i.e. at the back of the truck or at the point of placement)."
                                                                                PLACEMENT"                                                                                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-5   para before the    "contractor" should be capitalized in both places it appears.
  206      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                   last bullet                                                                                                 Comment incorporated.
  207      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-5      last bullet     In the second to last line, the word "Of" should not be capitalized.                        Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-6      2nd bullet      Insert "the" between "maintaining" and "beams". I believe "beams" should be
  208      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                   possessive, so modify it to "beams' "                                                       Comment incorporated.
  209      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-6      3rd bullet      "contractor" should be capitalized and "is" should be inserted after it                     Comment incorporated.
  210      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.10-6      4th bullet      Insert "is" between "texture" and "applied"                                                 Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-6      5th bullet      Insert "the" between "surface," and "intermediate". Insert "is" between "compound" and
  211      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                   "applied"                                                                                   Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-6      6th bullet      Insert "is" between "burlap" and "applied". Insert "are" between "hoses" and "applied".
  212      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                               Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.10-6   1st after "POST "inspector" should be capitalized
  213      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                 PLACEMENT"                                                                                                    Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.11-1           2       In the second sentence, "inspector" should be capitalized and "contractor" should be
  214      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                capitalized in both of its occurences.                                                         Comment incorporated.
  215      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.11-1           2       In the third sentence, "contractor" should be capitalized.                                     Comment incorporated.
                                                                    C.10.11-1           6       The first sentence should be broken in two as follows: "This procedure will increase the
  216      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                volume of concrete. This increase should be…"                                                  Comment incorporated.
  217      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.10.11-1           6       "inspector" and "contractor" should be capitalized.                                            Comment incorporated.
  218      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 C.11.02-1      bullet "4."  insert a comma OR the word "of" before "Publication 408"                                       Comment incorporated.
  219      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 D.01.01-1       6th bullet  Insert "Publication 408," before "for the project…"                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                    D.03.05-1   middle of page "District Materials Engineer" should be "District Materials Executive"                          District Materials Engineer/Manager
  220      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                               is correct.
                                                                    D.03.07-2          3           "District Materials Engineer" should be "District Materials Executive"                      District Materials Engineer/Manager
  221      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                               is correct.
  222      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                 D.03.07-2          4           Should "Assistant Construction Engineer" be "Assistant Construction Executive"?             Comment incorporated.
                                        PennDOT 12-0                                               Fourth Paragraph, second line, "…on the CMS project." should say "…on the ECMS
   7        Cindy Bunting                                           D.03.08-1          4                                                                                                       Comment incorporated.
                                         Construction                                              project."
                                                                    D.03.09-3      item "1."       Should "Assistant Construction Engineer" be "Assistant Construction Executive"?             Unable to change on PennDOT
  227      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                               form.
                                                                    D.03-09-1          2           In the second sentence, should "Assistant Construction Engineer" be "Assistant
  223      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                   Construction Executive"?                                                                    Comment incorporated.
  224      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                D.03-09-1       1st bullet      "PennDot" should be "PennDOT"                                                               Comment incorporated.
  225      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                D.03-09-1       1st bullet      Should "Assistant Construction Engineer" be "Assistant Construction Executive"?             Comment incorporated.
  226      Sherry Hartman              BOCM/MTD/LTS                D.03-09-1       2nd bullet      remove the space inside the opening parenthesis.                                            Comment incorporated.
                                                                   Appendix A     First Table      The tables for "PUBLICATION 408 SECTIONS AND/OR OTHER APPLICABLE AREAS"
                                                                                 (Pages 1-22)      providing the material code and applicable material classes are very out-of-date for
                                                                                                   many of the sections especially for the Section 400 and Section 700 sections. Although,
                                                                                                                                                                                               MTD Lab Managers have provided
  300     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS                                                CAMMS historically has many of these Material Classes, many are no longer applicable
                                                                                                                                                                                               revisions to this table.
                                                                                                   and should not be used. This needs to be corrected. MTD-LTS can assist with revising
                                                                                                   this table, but cannot provide the specific revisions here as many lines would be needed.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Adding new codes is beyond the
                                                                                Under Material     Does not address warm mix asphalt for material code. As an example, use SP9.5WX to scope of this project. If you wish to
  10         Tom Squires               District 3-0 const          Appendix A
                                                                                  code 11          identify as a warm mix material.                                                          pursue, please contact Tim
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ramirez, MTD.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Adding a new code is beyond the
                                                                                                   Addd a new code "A-AWA" for class A concrete with anti-washout admixture. This may
                                                                                Under material                                                                                               scope of this project. If you wish to
  11         Tom Squires               District 3-0 const          Appendix A                      not be needed, but we are trying this on projects and having the code available allows us
                                                                                  code 217                                                                                                   pursue, please contact Tim
                                                                                                   to enter the proper information for this material.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ramirez, MTD.


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                                   PennDOT District,
Comment                                                         Part/Section/
               Contact               Company or                                     Paragraph                                           Comments                                           Response to Comments
  No.                                                               Page
                                       Agency
                                                                   Appendix A         Page 38       Why do we have this section "PENNSYLVANIA TEST METHODS REPLACED IN THE
                                                                                                    PROJECT OFFICE MANUAL"? Suggest deleting this page 38. The revisions should
  301     Timothy L. Ramirez           BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                    reflect all these changes and the Pub 19 - PTM should reflect any PTMs replaced with
                                                                                                    AASHTO/ASTM standards.                                                                 Page deleted.
                                                                Appendix A, Page
  29        Rodney Klopp                  BOCM, ETI                                              The base of the truncated triangular-based pyramid should be labeled "b"                  Comment incorporated.
                                                                      31
                                                                Appendix A/Pg 10 Line1, Column 2 Course should be spelled coarse
  230        Troy Lehigh               BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                           Comment incorporated.
                                                                Appendix A/Pg 11 Line1, Column 2 Course should be spelled coarse
  231        Troy Lehigh               BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                           Comment incorporated.
                                                                Appendix A/Pg 11 Row 3, Column 2 Cylinger should be speleed cylinder
  232        Troy Lehigh               BOCM/MTD/LTS
                                                                                                                                                                                           Comment incorporated.
  229        Troy Lehigh               BOCM/MTD/LTS             Appendix A/Pg 8        Line 3       Lignosulfite should be Lignosulfonate. No longer listed in Bulletin 25.                Comment incorporated.
           Paul McLaughlin              PennDOT 11-0                 N/A                N/A         Add name and contact info for owner of each section. Also, below Subject add
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Engineering Technology and
                                         Construction                                               references of where the information may be found that was used to produce each
                                                                                                                                                                                           Information (ETI) Division is the
                                                                                                    section.
                                                                                                                                                                                           owner of the POM and as such, is
                                                                                                                                                                                           responsible for the content of the
                                                                                                                                                                                           information. Any questions should
  108
                                                                                                                                                                                           be directed to the ETI Division.
                                                                                                                                                                                           References to relevant Pub 408
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sections or other information
                                                                                                                                                                                           sources can typically be found
                                                                                                                                                                                           within the POM Sections.

                                                                                                                                                                                           HMA' reference has been changed
                                                                                                    Reference to HMA should only be used when subject is specific to HMA. Otherwise
  53          Rich Jucha          PennDOT 11-0 Materials           Throughout           POM                                                                                                to 'Bituminous or asphalt mixture'
                                                                                                    reference should be to "Bituminous Concrete" so warm mix asphalt is inlcuded.
                                                                                                                                                                                           when warm mix asphalt is included.




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