Procedure for Design Criteria Manual Revisions
The request for a change shall be submitted to METRO. The request shall be submittedon the REQUEST for REVISION/DEVIATION form included in Appendix B.
Describe the modification and why the current Section does notadequately capture the criteria presented in the January 2007 DCM.
Provide detailed background information describing the modification andother relevant information. If this modification is a significantly different means of performing the design that is already described in the manual, this difference should beclearly described. The manner in which the design is currently described along withinformation from the requestor on why they believe the current section is not appropriateor needs updating.
Possible new or revised criteria shall then be recommended.METRO staff will review and update the requestor's modification for presentation atMETRO’s Executive Committee meeting. The REQUEST for REVISION/DEVIATIONform will include a METRO staff recommendation on any proposed criteria revisions;however, alternative suggestions will be considered at the meeting. The REQUEST for REVISION/DEVIATION form is distributed for discussion at the METRO ExecutiveCommittee meeting and is also included in a summary report. A presentation is made at the METRO Executive Committee meeting, which describesthe modification issues and the procedure. The requestor will be given the opportunity toprovide a presenter to make a presentation on the nature of the modification. METROstaff will lead a discussion of possible DCM revisions. The participants at the meetingare encouraged to ask questions concerning the issues and to offer recommendations.Recommendations concerning proposed revisions made both in person at the METROExecutive Committee meeting and in writing will be considered. Final decisions onrevisions are made through a clearance process within METRO and listed on thefollowing DESIGN CRITERIA MANUAL, REVISIONS TRACKING FORM.
Notice of DCM Revisions:
Depending on the number of revisions presented toMETRO, periodic updates of the manual will be placed on the METRO web site,distributed to local jurisdictions, private utility companies and consultants currently under contract with METRO.