CONTROL OF JUNKYARDS UNDER THE HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION ACT: A COMPARATIVE SUMMARY OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Federal and state laws form the framework for carrying out a nationwide program of effective control of junkyards, automobile graveyards, garbage dumps and sanitary landfills along almost 40,000 miles of Interstate highways and more than 250,000 miles of the Federal-Aid Primary System. In two areas, this review of state law seems particularly significant. One of these areas involves the working relationship between states and local units of government responsible for general planning and zoning of land use in the community. Provision for coordination of decisions on site selection for junkyards and salvage facilities within the community goes far toward assuring that needed service for storage and processing of scrap materials are maintained while visual quality of the highway is protected. A second area where the draftsmanship of state law has been innovative concerns the distinction between facilities designed for processing scrap into reusable secondary materials and sites which are essentially reserved for storage of junked items.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Right-of-Way, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Netherton, R D
    • Wood, E
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM