For the purpose of this part, an emergency shall be deemed to exist when emergency repair work as provided for in 668.105(i) is necessary or when a major element or segment of the highway system has failed and the situation is such that competitive bidding is not possible or is impractical because immediate action is necessary to:
(1) Minimize the extent of the damage,
(2) Protect remaining facilities, or
(3) Restore essential travel.


23 CFR § 635.203

Scoping language

The following definitions shall apply for the purpose of this subpart:

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