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File #: 2019-7280    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Discuss only
File created: 12/31/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: Discuss proposed Non-Radioactive Hazardous Materials Route Designation Plan.
Attachments: 1. Map: Proposed Routes, 2. Non-Radioactive Hazardous Materials Route Designation Study - Process Study Presentation
Discuss proposed Non-Radioactive Hazardous Materials Route Designation Plan.

The purpose of this item is provide the community information regarding the process to identify the proposed route(s) and the implementation schedule. The City of Austin is required to enact a Non-Radioactive Hazardous Materials Route Designation Plan upon reaching a population threshold of 850,000 people. The Plan results in the designation of a route, or set of routes, for commercial motor vehicles transporting non-radioactive hazardous materials on roads or highways within the city's (Austin) boundaries and to submit the route to TxDOT for approval. Among the proposed routes is Toll 130 through Pflugerville.

The deadline for public input is January 13, 2019 in conjunction with the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) which is also being updated.

According to information provided to the CAMPO Technical Advisory Committee in early 2017, hazardous materials are substances that the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has determined to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce. NRHM are materials transported by motor vehicle in types and quantities which require placarding. Types of NRHM include explosives, gases, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizers and organic peroxides, toxic and infectious substances, corrosive substances, and miscellaneous dangerous goods. Examples include gasoline, chlorine, diesel fuel, sulfuric acid, and propane. Routes for the transport of radioactive materials are designated separately from other hazardous materials due to their unique security and safety risks.

The Austin Transportation Department formed a project team with consultants TRC Environmental Corporation and Alliance Transportation Group, Inc. and is coordinating with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) on the NRHM routing desi...

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