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Main Title Environmental guidelines for development roads in the subarctic /
Author Lotspeich, Frederick B., ; Helmers., Austin E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Helmers, Austin E.
CORP Author Alaska Univ., College. Arctic Environmental Engineering Lab.;National Environmental Research Center, Corvallis, Oreg.;Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Juneau, Alaska. Inst. of Northern Forestry.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-660/3-74-009; W74-12223
Stock Number PB-235 932
OCLC Number 01034616
Subjects Roads--Design and construction--Cold weather conditions ; Roads--Design and construction--Environmental aspects ; Roads--Alaska ; Conservation of natural resources ; United States ; Road construction--Cold weather conditions ; Road construction--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Environmental impacts ; Roads ; Subarctic regions ; Permafrost ; Alaska ; Regulations ; Federal policies ; State construction ; Access roads ; Lumbering ; Mining ; Land development ; Soil erosion ; Hazards ; Forest fires ; Insects ; Remote areas ; Fairbanks(Alaska)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-3-74-009 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 660-3-74-009 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/27/2017
NTIS  PB-235 932 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 63 pages : illustrations, plans, figures ; 28 cm
The set of guidelines is based on Federal and State regulations that set standards to protect the total environment. Although major highway construction is under stringent regulation, pioneer type access roads such as are needed by loggers, miners, land developers, etc., have been neglected. These smaller roads frequently pose serious erosion hazards because planning, design, and construction of them is not thorough, as it is for major roads; this results in erosion, fire, and insect traps, and generally unattractive roadways. Suggestions and recommendations contained in these guidelines are for the use of operators with limited engineering and planning staffs. Although all examples of poor practices are from the vicinity of Fairbanks, all suggested treatments are taken from the literature from the conterminous United States with some modifications for subarctic conditions.
"June 1974." "Project 21ARX, Program Element 1BA021." Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-63).
Contents Notes
Outline of key points to consider in the design and construction of roads and rights of way in the subarctic including permafrost.