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This report is an archived publication and may contain dated technical, contact, and link information
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-97-148

User Guidelines for Waste and Byproduct Materials in Pavement Construction


This report was prepared for the Federal Highway Administration by

Warren Chesner, Chesner Engineering, P.C.

Robert Collins, Robert J. Collins & Associates

Michael MacKay and John Emery, John Emery Geotechnical Engineering, Ltd.


Preparation of this report required the effort of many individuals who devoted their time and talents to review and provide valuable suggestions and technical information. In particular the authors wish to acknowledge the participation of the Expert Advisory Panel listed below. During the preparation of this document, each panel member received draft copies of the report for review and technical comment. The panel members included:

Keith Anderson, Washington Department of Transportation
Dana Arnold, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dale Decker, National Asphalt Pavement Association
Taylor Eighmy, University of New Hampshire
Ted Ferragut, American Concrete Pavement Association
Henry Justus, New Jersey Department of Transportation
Thomas O. Malerk, Florida Department of Transportation
Vernon J. Marks, Iowa Department of Transportation
Richard Meininger, National Aggregates Association & National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association
Richard Petrarca, Twin County Recycling Corp.
Carlton Wiles, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Michael Winka, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

A special thanks is extended to the following individuals and their organizations for their review and assessment of specific sections of the report:

Don Derkics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Blumenthal, Scrap Tire Management Council
Steve Hoffman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mitch Nowicki, American Fly Ash Association
Jere Rose, National Slag Association
Debbie Sector, Herzog Contracting Corporation
Barry Stewart, American Coal Ash Association

The authors wish to express their gratitude to Mr. Norman Nosenchuck from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation who agreed to participate in the conduct of a survey that identified current state environmental regulatory policies relative to the use of waste and by-product material in pavement applications. This survey was included in the report.

A special thanks is extended to Dr. Edith Tanenbaum, who provided much appreciated editorial comments on the text of the report.

Finally, the authors wish to express thanks to the support staff of their firms, and particularly Christopher Stein, who prepared the graphics presented in this report, and Lynette Van Helden who was responsible for the report typing and difficult production effort.

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