Congress authorized in Title 23, United States Code, Section 125, a special program from the Highway Trust Fund for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads on Federal lands which have suffered serious damage as a result of (1) natural disasters or (2) catastrophic failures from an external cause. This program, commonly referred to as the emergency relief or ER program, supplements the commitment of resources by States, their political subdivisions, or other Federal agencies to help pay for unusually heavy expenses resulting from extraordinary conditions. This manual is an "interim update" of the emergency relief (ER) manual that was published in September of 1998. It provides updated guidance and instructions on the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) emergency relief (ER) program. This manual provides information for FHWA, State, and local transportation agency personnel on policies and procedures for requesting, obtaining and administering ER funds. This "interim update" manual replaces the Emergency Relief Manual, Publication Number FHWA-PD-98-054, published in September 1998. The manual covers only those criteria and procedures applicable to the ER program for Federal-aid highways, these being public highways other than those functionally classified as local roads or rural minor collectors.


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  • Features: Appendices;
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  • Accession Number: 00963104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2003 12:00AM