17 AAC 15.301 - Utility codes and standards

(a) Electric power and communication facilities installed within department rights-of-way must comply with regulations of other agencies, including
(1) the National Electrical Code, as adopted by reference under AS 18.60.580-18.60.600 and 8 AAC 70.025 as the minimum electrical safety standards of the state;
(2) the National Electrical Safety Code, as adopted by reference under AS 18.60.580-18.60.600 and 8 AAC 70.025 as the minimum electrical safety standards of the state;
(3) the provisions of 3 AAC 52.260, if the utility provides telecommunications service; and
(4) the provisions of 8 AAC 61.1010, 8 AAC 61.1070 - 8 AAC 61.1090, and 8 AAC 61.1160 - 8 AAC 61.1170 (Occupational Safety and Health Standards).
(b) Water line and sanitary sewer facilities installed within department rights-of-way must comply with regulations of other agencies, including 18 AAC 72 (Wastewater Treatment and Disposal) and 18 AAC 80 (Drinking Water).
(c) Pressure pipelines for natural gas, petroleum, steam, or other hazardous materials installed within department rights-of-way must comply with regulations and standards enforced by other agencies, including
(1) the provisions of 49 C.F.R. Part 192 (Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Standards) and 49 C.F.R. Part 195 (Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline); and
(2) the provisions of 3 AAC 52.010 - 3 AAC 52.080 (Gas Utilities).
(d) Unless otherwise noted in the special provisions of the utility permit, all utility construction within department rights-of-way must comply with the following construction standards:
(1) the department's Alaska Construction Manual,as revised as of March 13, 2006 and adopted by reference;
(2) the department's Standard Specifications for Highway Construction,2004 edition, adopted by reference.
(e) Unless otherwise provided in the special provisions of the utility permit, all utility designs for facilities to be installed within department rights-of-way must comply with the following design standards:
(1) the department's Alaska Standard Drawings Manual,as revised as of October 31, 2003, and adopted by reference;
(2) American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO),
(A) A Policy on the Accommodation of Utilities Within Freeway Right-of-way, 5th edition, 2005, adopted by reference;
(B) A Guide for Accommodating Utilities Within Highway Right-of-way, 4th edition, 2005, adopted by reference;
(3) The department's Alaska Highway Preconstruction Manual, as revised as of January 1, 2005, and adopted by reference;
(4) The department's Alaska Aviation Preconstruction Manual, as revised as of January 1, 2005, and adopted by reference.
(f) Construction safety procedures must comply with regulations enforced by other agencies, including 8 AAC 61.1020 - 8 AAC 61.1960 (Occupational Safety and Health Standards).
(g) Unless otherwise provided in the special provisions of the utility permit, traffic-control devices and procedures must comply with the following codes and standards:
(1) Alaska Traffic Manual,2005, described in 17 AAC 20.950(1), and adopted by reference;
(2) the department's Alaska Sign Design Specifications,as revised as of April 25, 2003 and adopted by reference.
(h) In the event of a conflict between requirements or standards in (a) - (g) of this section, or a conflict between the requirements or standards in (a) - (g) of this section and a requirement or standard contained in a utility permit issued under this chapter, the more stringent requirement or standard applies.

Notes

17 AAC 15.301
Eff. 5/23/82, Register 82; am 10/2/87, Register 103; am 2/5/2004, Register 169; am 7/15/2009, Register 191

Copies of the Standard Specifications for Highway Construction, adopted by reference in 17 AAC 15.301(d), may be obtained from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Division of Statewide Design and Engineering Services, Design and Construction Standards Section, 3132 Channel Drive, P.O. Box 112500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-2500.

Copies of the Alaska Construction Manual, Alaska Standard Drawings Manual, Alaska Highway Preconstruction Manual, Alaska Aviation Preconstruction Manual, Alaska Traffic Manual, and Alaska Sign Design Specifications, adopted by reference in 17 AAC 15.301, are available for inspection at the regional offices of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities located in Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaska Construction Manual also may be viewed through the department's Internet website at http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwddes/dcsconst/resources.shtml. The Highway Preconstruction Manual and Alaska Aviation Preconstruction Manual may be viewed through the department's Internet website at http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwddes/dcsprecon/resources.shtml. The Alaska Traffic Manual may be viewed through the department's Internet website at http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwddes/dcstraffic/resources.shtml.

Copies of the material adopted by reference in 17 AAC 15.301(e) (2) may be obtained from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 249, Washington, DC 20001; Internet address: http://www.transportation.org/aashto.

As of Register 151 (October 1999), the regulations attorney made technical revisions under AS 44.62.125(b)(6) to reflect the name change of the Department of Labor to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development made by ch. 58, SLA 1999 and the corresponding title change of the commissioner of labor.

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