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					                                    Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                         New
                                       Products              Research
                                      Evaluation Evaluation    Office
 Entity   Contact      Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?              Comments                                                     Web Site

                                                                             The APEL, AASHTO's
                                                                             Product Evaluation List.
                                                                             This is a clearing house of
                                                                             sorts for new products
                                                                             evaluated by the member
                                                                             departments. On the
                                                                             website is a list of contacts
                                                                             in each state. This person
          Michael J.                                                         typically oversees the
AASHTO    McGough                                                            evaluation of new products.     http://apel.transportation.org




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                                    Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                         New
                                       Products              Research
                                      Evaluation Evaluation    Office
Entity    Contact      Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?                Comments                                                   Web Site


                                                                             We are struggling with the same
                                                                             issue. In the past we were
                                                                             responsible for new products. The
                                                                             problem was, this made us
                                                                             responsible for determining if
                                                                             anyone was interested. This took a
                                                                             lot of time. Further, we have found
                                                                             that many vendors want us to prove
                                                                             the product at our cost.
                                                                             We are in the process of changing
                                                                             the way we handle new products.
                                                                             We intend to set up a web page
                                                                             listing new products under our
                                                                             materials section. The program will
                                                                             be managed by the same person
                                                                             managing our approved products
                                                                             list. If someone wishes to
                                                                             incorporate the product into a
                                                                             project, we will establish an
                                                                             experimental feature and evaluate
                                                                             the product. However, if the product
                                                                             simply competes with a similar
                                                                             product, we will require the
                                                                             producer to provide independent
                                                                             testing to show the product meets
                                                                             our specifications. If it does, it will
                                                                             be conditionally placed on the
                                                                             approved products list. One last
                                                                             note, the Materials Engineer may
                                                                             request Research take a closer
                                                                             look at the product.


Alaska   Bill Conner      DOT            Yes           ?            No




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                                 Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                        New
                                      Products              Research
                                     Evaluation Evaluation    Office
Entity    Contact   Department       Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?            Comments                                                          Web Site

                                                                          A products list which is
                                                                          administered by our
                                                                          research office. The list is
                        Alberta                                           divided into three categories,
                    Infrastructure                                        "potential", "trail", and
          Roger          and                                              "proven" products.
Alberta   Skirrow   Transportation      Yes         ?            Yes                                       http://www.trans.gov.ab.ca/Construction/DoingBusiness.asp




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                                   Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                        New
                                      Products              Research
                                     Evaluation Evaluation    Office
Entity    Contact     Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?                Comments                                                            Web Site


                                                                            Arizona Transportation Research
                                                                            Center. Evaluations occur in many
                                                                            ways. I also have two consultants
                                                                            under contract to assist with
                                                                            product evaluations. We're
                                                                            probably spending $25,000-30,000
                                                                            a year on the consultant tasks at
                                                                            this time. The Arizona Department
                                                                            of Transportation reviews new
                                                                            products under its Product
                                                                            Resource Investment, Deployment
                                                                            and Evaluation (PRIDE) program.
                                                                            The PRIDE program is run by the
                                                                            Arizona Transportation Research
                                                                            Center. One of my responsibilities
                                                                            is to direct the PRIDE program.
                                                                            We have a simple application form
                                                                            for all products. It's up to the lead
                                                                            evaluators (who are now mostly
                                                                            outside contractors) to determine
                                                                            what information is needed to
                                                                            complete the evaluation. Some
                                                                            packages are a few pages, some
                                                                            are an inch thick. Product samples
                                                                            are submitted only at the request of
                                                                            the evaluator. We have two
                                                                            internal committees that review and
                                                                            vote on product recommendations
                                                                            from the evaluators, the Materials
                                                                            Product Evaluation Committee and
                                                                            the Traffic Control Product
                                                                            Evaluation Committee. Each
                                                                            committee meets quarterly.

           Frank T.                                                                                                 www.azdot.gov/TPD/ATRC/pride/index.asp
Arizona   Darmiento      DOT            Yes           ?            Yes                                              <http://www.azdot.gov/TPD/ATRC/PRIDE/app_instructions.asp>




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                                          Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                                 New
                                               Products              Research
                                              Evaluation Evaluation    Office
     Entity        Contact   Department       Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?            Comments                                                           Web Site
                                                                                                                   However, information about new product evaluation can be obtained from Mark Headley (Quality
                                                                                                                  Assurance Engineer) in the Materials Division. A new product (as defined above) cannot be listed
                                                                                   We have a New Product          on the QPL until a standard or supplemental specification allowing the product is approved by the
                                                                                   Evaluation Committee, but it   Department's Specifications Committee. If a product is already allowed by the Standard
                                                                                   does not generally deal with
                                                                                                                  Specifications and a QPL exists for that type of product or material, the Materials Division will
                                                                                   products on the Department's
                                                                                                                  handle its review for addition to the QPL outside of the New Product Evaluation Committee. The
                                                                                   Qualified Products List. The
                                                                                   New Product Evaluation         Qualified Products List (QPL) is maintained by the Department's Materials Division. It is also
                                                                                   Committee evaluates products officially coordinated through the Engineer of Materials. However, information about the QPL can
                                                                                   that are either not allowed or be obtained from Mike Limbird (Staff Materials Engineer) in the Materials Division. Requirements
                                                                                   not addressed by the           for adding products to the QPL can be found within the QPL itself.
                                                                                   Department's specifications.   http://www.arkansashighways.com/Contract/contract.htm
                                                                                   With only one exception, the
                                                                                   Department's QPL only lists
                                                                                   items that are currently covered
                                                                                   by the Department's Standard
                                                                                   Specifications. Even products
                                                                                   covered by job specific
                                                                                   specifications (Special
                                                                                   Provisions) are not listed in the
                                                                                   QPL. New product evaluations
                                                                                   are handled by the New
                                                                                   Product Evaluation Committee
                                                                                   and are officially coordinated
                                                                                   through the Committee's chair,
                                                                                   the Department's Engineer of
                                                                                   Materials.
                    Mark
   Arkansas        Headley                       Yes         ?            No
                                                                                   Engineering Branch
                    Steve      Ministry of
                                                                                   administers the program.
British Columbia   Geddes    Transportation      Yes        Yes           No                                           http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/publications/eng_publications/geotech/rpb.htm




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                                       Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                            New
                                          Products              Research
                                         Evaluation Evaluation    Office
  Entity      Contact     Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?              Comments                                                        Web Site

                                                                                Three versions of inquiry
                                                                                response letters we routinely
                                                                                use along with the forms we
                                                                                ask submitters of new
                                                                                products to complete and
                                                                                return to us. The letters
                                                                                cover noise barriers,
                                                                                highway safety features
                                                                                such as crash cushions, and
                                                                                finally, all other types of new
 California   Don Fogle      DOT            Yes           ?             ?       products.                       http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/approved_products_list/NPGuidelines.html
                                                                                The Materials Lab handles
               Richard                                                          the product evaluation
 Colorado       Griffin      DOT            Yes          Yes           No       program.                        http://www.dot.state.co.us/App_APL/
                                                                                Please contact Andrew
                                                                                Mroczkowski at
              James M.                                                          mailto:Andrew.Mroczkowski
Connecticut     Sime         DOT            Yes          No?           Yes      @po.state.ct.us                 http://www.ct.gov/dot/qpl




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                                      Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                           New
                                         Products              Research
                                        Evaluation Evaluation    Office
 Entity     Contact      Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?               Comments                                                               Web Site

                                                                                DelDOT's "New Products"
                                                                                evaluation is only for
                                                                                materials NOT addressed by
                                                                                DelDOT specifications.
                                                                                DelDOT does not maintain
                                                                                an "Approved Products List".
                                                                                All DelDOT Contractors, for
                                                                                each Contract, must submit
                                                                                all of their proposed material
                                                                                sources to the Department,
                                                                                and the materials must meet
                                                                                the specified criteria for their
                                                                                Contract, which often
                                                                                involves inspection and
                                                                                testing. No material is pre-
                                                                                qualified or pre-approved for
                                                                                use. This process eliminates
                                                                                the need to evaluate all the
                                                                                products of every vendor
                                                                  Materials &   who wishes to do business
                                                                  Research      with DelDOT.
Delaware   Wayne Kling      DOT            Yes          Yes        Section                                         http://www.deldot.net/static/business/prodlists/d02.htm.




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                                   Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                        New
                                      Products              Research
                                     Evaluation Evaluation    Office
Entity     Contact    Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?              Comments                                                     Web Site


                                                                            The Research and Materials
                                                                            functions are together in one
                                                                            Office. We have what we
                                                                            call our 'New Products
                                                                            Evaluation Engineer', but the
                                                                            position is in the materials
                                                                            testing side. The position is
                                                                            responsible for maintaining
                                                                            files on products being
                                                                            evaluated, managing the
                                                                            evaluation meetings and
                                                                            keeping track of lab test and
                                                                            field test processes, this
                                                                            sometimes involves getting
                                                                            the Research side involved
                                                                            also. The position acts as
                                                                            the Secretary for our New
                                                                            Products Evaluation
                                                                            Committee. (He also
                                                                            manages about 20
                                                                            miscellaneous qualified
                                                                            products lists). The form is
                                                                            also maintain on our
          Georgene                                             Research &   website.
Georgia   M. Geary       DOT            Yes           ?         Materials
                                                                            No program. Vendors are
                                                                            referred to the speciality
                                                                            offices for review. The
                                                                            specialty office decided if
                                                                            they want to specify
                                                                            the new product in future
                                                                            projects.
Hawaii    Casey Abe                      No          N/A           N/A

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                                  Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                       New
                                     Products              Research
                                    Evaluation Evaluation    Office
Entity     Contact   Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?              Comments                                                     Web Site
                                                                           We don't send out the form
                                                                           until after we first review
                                                                           information on the product
                                                                           supplied by the
                                                                           manufacturer and determine
                                                                           that we have an interest in
                                                                           the product and it is not
                                                                           covered by an existing
                                                                           specification. We consider it
                                                                           a waste of time to have
                                                                           forms filled out for products
                                                                           that don't meet a need. We
                                                                           also avoid using qualified
                                                                           product lists (we call them
                                                                           lists of approved materials)
                                                                           much more than other states
                                                                           as this system is easily
                                                                           abused. Often,
                                                                           manufacturers will change
                                                                           the composition of a product
                                                                           without changing the name
                                                                           to the point where it will no
                                                                           longer meet its original
           James
                                                                           specification.
Illinois   DuBose       DOT            Yes          Yes            ?
                                                                          A Product Evaluation
                                                                          Committee the reviews all
                                                             Research and product submittals for things
           Mark J.                                            Technology not currently covered by
 Iowa       Dunn        DOT            Yes          Yes         Bureau    specification.                Attachment




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                                       Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                              New
                                            Products              Research
                                           Evaluation Evaluation    Office
  Entity     Contact      Department       Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?             Comments                                                          Web Site
                                                                                The Research Unit oversees
                                                                                this process in our T2
                                                                                Section. A listing of
                                                                                approved products is
                                                                                maintained on our intranet
                                                                                site for staff access and a
                                                                                limited number have been
                                                                                entered into APEL.
               Dick                                                                                           Internet site related to new products with the standard form is at:
 Kansas     McReynolds        DOT             Yes        Yes           Yes                                    http://www.ksdot.org/1190ltr.asp



                                                                                Mr. Henry Lacinak in our
                                                                                Materials Division is
                                                                                responsible for the New
                                                                                Prodcuts Committee. There
                                                                                is a form that is available
                                                                                through the
                                                                                department web site under
                                                                                the Materials section.
                          Transportation
              Harold        Research
Louisiana   "Skip" Paul      Center           Yes        Yes           No

  Maine     Doug Gayne        DOT             Yes        Yes           Yes                                    http://www.maine.gov/mdot/transportation-research/approved-products.php
                                                                                Materials Engineering
                                                                                Branch. Contact is: Leonnie
                                                                                Kavanagh.
                                                                                (lkavanagh@gov.mb.ca).
                          Transportation                                        They do not have a specific
                               and                                              form but we have a standard
                           Government                                           for how to deal with new
                                                                                products and venders.
Manitoba    Said Kass        Services         Yes        No            No                                     Attachment


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                                       Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                              New
                                            Products              Research
                                           Evaluation Evaluation    Office
  Entity      Contact     Department       Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?            Comments                                                        Web Site
                                                                                The Maryland State Highway
                                                                                Administration's (SHA)
                                                                                Office of Materials and
                                                                                Technology (OMT) is the
                                                                                principle contact for the
                                                                                Qualified Products List
                                                                                (QPL). The SHA Research
                                                                                                           Attached is a copy of SHA's New Product application requested. Also attached is a summary of a
                                                                                Division is the principle
              Rodney      State Highway                                                                    survey taken by SHA in 2002 for New Products. NCHRP Synthesis 328, "State Products
                                                                                contact for New Products.
 Maryland      Wynn       Administration      Yes        Yes           Yes                                 Evaluation Programs"
                                                                                The Materials Division
                                                                                administers our Product
                                                                                Evaluation Committee
                                                                                business. Many Divisions,
                                                                                including Research, serve
                                                                                on the Committee and
               Randy                                                            evaluate products as
Mississippi    Battey         DOT             Yes        Yes           No       needed.                    http://www.gomdot.com/business/pdf/prodeval.pdf

                                                                                Currently, Missouri's
                                                                                Research, Development and
                                                                                Technology provide
                                                                                Technical Advisory Group
                                                                                team leaders who are
                                                                                responsible to different
                                                                                particular subjects. All new
                                                                                products that do not meet
                                                                                specifications will be given
                                                                                to Dan Smith in Research
                                                                                who catalogs the infomation
                                                                                into a database. Then Dan
                                                                                will give the TAG leaders the
                                                                                new product information that
              Daniel J.                                                         best fits the TAG subject.
 Missouri      Smith          DOT             Yes        Yes           Yes                                      http://www.modot.org/business/materials/pdf/vol_1/GS013F1.pdf

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                                        Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                              New
                                            Products              Research
                                           Evaluation Evaluation    Office
 Entity      Contact       Department      Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?             Comments                                                              Web Site

Montona    Susan Sillick                      No          No            N/A
                                                                                 Montana does not have a
                                                                                 NPE program. Contractors
                                                                                 can specify products in
                                                                                 projects based on
              Craig                                                              established Department
Montona     Abernathy                         No          No            N/A      specifications.
                                                                                 We recently published
                                                                                 NCHRP Synthesis 328,
                                                                                 "State Product Evaluation
                                                                                 Programs," which may be
                                                                                 helpful to you. I'm providing
                                                                                 the link to our e-publication
                                                                                 below, and would be glad to
                                                                                 mail you a copy, at your
nas.edu    Jon Williams                        ?           ?             ?       request.                        http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4047
                                                                                 Our research section is
                                                                                 often a first point of contact,
                                                                                 however we do not do the
                                                                                 evaluation...we put the
                                                                                 appropriate DOT Division in
                                                                                 contact with the product in
                                                                                 suppliers . The Divisions
                                                                                 make their own
                                                                                 determination if they would
                           Department of                                         like to investigate into using
Nebraska    Amy Starr         Roads           Yes          ?            Yes      this new product.

                                                                                 The Product Evaluation
                                                                                 Program is an integral part
                                                                                 of NDOT's R,D and T
                                                                                 activities. The program is
                                                                                 located within the Research
              Masha                                                              Division.
Nevada        Wilson           DOT            Yes          ?            Yes                                    Attachments
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                                            Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                                 New
                                               Products              Research
                                              Evaluation Evaluation    Office
    Entity       Contact      Department      Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?              Comments                                                         Web Site
                                                                                     A few other Bureaus are
                                                                                     involved with evaluating
                                                                                     certain categories of
                                                                                     products, but Research has
                                                                                     overall responsibility. Bill
                                                                                     Real, Research Supervisor,
                 Glenn E.
                                                                                     is the primary contact.
New Hampshire    Roberts         DOT             Yes          Yes           Yes                                     http://nh.gov/dot/materialsandresearch/research/qualifiedproducts.htm
                                                                                     Contact Angelo Mendola at
                                                                                     609-530-2290
                Nicholas P.                                                          Angelo.Mendola@dot.state.
 New Jersey        Vitillo       DOT             Yes          Yes           No?      nj.us                     http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/eng/technology/NTP/

                                                                                     The current application form
                                                                                     A-495. At this time we do
                                                                                     not have an evaluation form.
                               DOT State                                             We are also trying to
                Christine     Maintenance                                            develop an evaluation form
 New Mexico     Sandoval        Bureau           Yes          No            No       for practical use.           Attachment
                  Gary
  New York      Frederick        DOT             Yes          Yes           No       Materials group                http://www.dot.state.ny.us/tech_serv/mat/forms/appl7_02.pdf




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                                           Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                                New
                                              Products              Research
                                             Evaluation Evaluation    Office
    Entity        Contact     Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?              Comments                                                     Web Site
                                                                                    New Product Evaluation
                                                                                    Committee Chaired by State
                                                                                    Value Management
                                                                                    Engineer. This position was
                                                                                    part of the design. However,
                                                                                    about one year ago we
                                                                                    reorganized, and now its
                                                                                    part of construction. The
                                                                                    Committee has members
                                                                                    from each unit of the
                                                                                    Departmrnt. The member
                                                                                    from Materials and Test acts
                                                                                    as Co-Chair. Other
                                                                                    members include Research,
                                                                                    Bridge Design,
                                                                                    Maintenance, Traffic,
                                                                                    Geotechnical, Roadway
                                                                                    Design, Safety, Specs,
                                                                                    ....and FHWA. Currently we
                                                                                    meet bi-monthly.
North Carolina   Azam Azimi      DOT            Yes          Yes           No                                       http://www.ncdot.org/business/
                                                                                    We do not have an
                                                                                    approved products list. If
                                                                                    the material meets the
                                                                                    specifications the material
North Dakota     Ron Horner      DOT             ?            ?             ?       can be used on projects.
                                                                                    Have a Qualified Products
                                                                                    Program but it is not part of
                                                                                    the Research office. We do
                                                                                    collaborate frequently. The
                                                                                    Product Evaluation Program
                   Barnie
                                                                                    Manager is Mike Dunning.
   Oregon          Jones         DOT            Yes          Yes           No                                       http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/CONSTRUCTION/QPL/QPIndex.shtml
                  Deborah
Rhode Island      Munroe         DOT            Yes          Yes           Yes                                      Attachment

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                                   Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                        New
                                      Products              Research
                                     Evaluation Evaluation    Office
 Entity   Contact     Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?               Comments                                                         Web Site
                                                                            We are not really a
                                                                            clearinghouse for all of
                                                                            TxDOT's qualified products
                                                                            lists or approved products
                                                                            lists. We are a central point
                                                                            of contact to
                                                                            confirm vendor information
                                                                            by coordinating review of
                                                                            new products. Vendors are
                                                                            also welcome to contact
                                                                            directly individual divisions
                                                                            or district offices but this
                                                                            process provides a
                                                                            coordinated review of the
                                                                            product which may or may
                                                               Research and not lead individual offices to
                                                                Technology develop a statewide
          Sharon A.                                           Implementatio specification or add to an     http://www.dot.state.tx.us/rti/
 Texas      Barta        DOT            Yes          Yes            n       approved product list.         http://manuals.dot.state.tx.us/dynaweb/colresea/rtt/@Generic__BookView;cs=default;ts=default
                                                                             One person in our office is
                                                                             detailed as the New Product
                                                                             Coordinator and tracks all
                                                                             product submittals and
                                                                             approvals. We also manage
                                                                             Vermont's Approved Product
           Craig
                                                                             List.
Vermont   Graham         DOT            Yes          Yes           Yes                                     http://www.aot.state.vt.us/matres/Documents/ACROBAT.pdf/ApprovedProductsList2004.pdf




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                                       Responses to the email Sue Lodahl sent to the National RAC concerning New Product Evaluations on January 28, 2005
                                            New
                                          Products              Research
                                         Evaluation Evaluation    Office
  Entity      Contact     Department     Program?    Form ?    Coordinates?              Comments                                                            Web Site


                                                                                We do not handle "new
                                                                                products" through the
                                                                                Research Council. There is
                                                                                a new products committee
                                                                                that we sometimes
                                                                                participate in. It is led by the
                                                                                Materials division.

 Virginia    Gary Allen      DOT            Yes           ?            No
                                                                                From web site: The New
                                                                                Products Committee
                                                                                evaluates these products.
                                                                                The Committee is made up
                                                                                of members from each of
                                                                                the Divisions in the
                                                                                Department. Meetings are
                                                                                held twice a year. Vendors
                                                                                are asked to supply the
                                                                                Committee with product
                                                                                information and samples.
              Andrew
 Virginia    Mergenmeie      DOT            Yes          Yes           No                                          http://www.virginiadot.org/business/bu-materials-New-Products.asp
                                                                                New Product Evaluations
                                                                                are managed by the
                                                                                Materials Laboratory. The
Washington                                                                      point of contact is : John         http://cms.transportation.org/?siteid=55&pageid=888
  State      Leni Oman       DOT            Yes          Yes           No       Livingston.                        http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/biz/mats/New_prod/




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