DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT: ROADSIDE PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. INTERIM REPORT. VOLUME 1

The environmental risks associated with the use of seven herbicides and three insecticides comprising a portion of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT's) roadside pest management program were assessed. The materials were classified as EPA Category 3 or 4, signifying minimal toxicity. Although the chemicals used may pose a threat to environmental components in some situations, the manner in which they are used combined with the small roadside area treated mitigates the effects and treatment such that the risk is insignificant. This document contains recommendations including guidelines and mitigation measures for mechanical, chemical, cultural, and biological methods for TxDOT's use in developing an integrated pest management program. This volume, Volume 1, contains the interim report. Volume 2 contains Appendix A and Volume 3 Appendix B.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Environmental Concerns in Maintenance: A Proactive Initiative. Published April 1993; revised November 1994, April 1995, and August 1995.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Transfer Office, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5051
  • Authors:
    • Hauser, D S
    • McCully, W G
  • Publication Date: 1995-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TX-94/1933-2, Volume 1, Res Rept 1933-2, Vol 1, TTI: 7-1933
  • Contract Numbers: Study 7-1933
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1996 12:00AM