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2015/2016 Standard specification for road maintenance

Details:

Title

2015/2016 Standard specification for road maintenance

Collection

Standard specification for road maintenance; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2015

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Roads -- Northern Territory -- Maintenance and Repairs -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Department of Infrastructure

Place of publication

Palmerston

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/305186

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/360778

Page content

SLASHING AND WEED CONTROL STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE DoI REFERENCE TEXT October 2015 Page 123 SLASHING AND WEED CONTROL 15. OUTLINE DESCRIPTION 15.1 This section specifies the maintenance requirement for control of vegetation and litter on road verges, batters and medians, by use of mechanical or manual means and/or chemicals, and for the control of noxious weeds in the road reserve by use of herbicides. STANDARDS 15.2 Comply with the following Acts and Regulations: Work Health and Safety (NUL) Act and Regulations Weeds Management Act Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations Poisons and Dangerous Drugs Act and Regulations Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act Comply with the Acts, Regulations, Guidelines and Codes applicable to the works. Comply with the requirements of Authorities with jurisdiction over the works. Conform to the Standards and Publications quoted throughout this document unless specified otherwise. Refer to REFERENCED DOCUMENTS. Refer to Protection Of Culturally And Historically Significant Items in MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. Refer to Plant And Equipment clause in MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. Refer to Work Involving Chemicals in MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. Refer to LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE. Specification Reference Refer to the Northern Territory Government Standard Specification for Environmental Management and to the RFT. DEFINITIONS 15.3 APVMA Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. Vegetation Refers to any grasses, shrubs or trees to be controlled. Weeds Refers to undesirable vegetation in the area to be controlled, including declared and non- declared species. Herbicide A chemical formulation for control and eradication of vegetation and weeds. WEED SPREAD PREVENTION 15.4 Comply with the requirements of the Weeds Management Act. Do not spread declared weeds by slashing. For prevention of weed spread by machinery see the Standard Specification for Environmental Management. While slashing does not kill weeds, if done at the right time it can be an effective measure to reduce seed production especially in infested areas. Slashing must be planned in conjunction with chemical control. To reduce flowering of grassy weeds, slash at end of rain season as stems are starting to elongate prior to seed maturity. Slash from clean area to infested area Clean down slasher after working in infested area with leaf blower, compressed air or high pressure water It is best practice to control isolated individual plants or clumps in otherwise clean areas with herbicide Most herbicides are absorbed more effectively through green leaves. Previously slashed weeds may need time to grow green leaves before spraying. Machinery hygiene practices are detailed in the Department of Land Resource Management Weed Spread Prevention Strategy http://www.lrm.nt.gov.au/weeds/manage/prevent ion. REFERENCE STANDARD DRAWINGS 15.5 Refer to Standard Drawings listed in Table 15.1 - Civil Standard C(S) for reference for terminology for typical cross section profiles and terminology used throughout this section. Table 15.1 - Civil Standard C(S) for reference for terminology CS-2100 CS-2105 CS-2101 CS-2106 CS-2102 CS-2107 CS-2103 CS-2108 CS-2104 CS-2109 http://www.lrm.nt.gov.au/weeds/manage/prevention http://www.lrm.nt.gov.au/weeds/manage/prevention


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