Special Provisions

A Caltrans Standard Special Provision (SSP) is a construction contract language used when specific issues may be encountered that are not covered by the Caltrans Standard Specifications. In the construction industry they are often referred to as project-specific specifications. SSPs are needed when handling contaminants or meeting specialized hazardous waste regulatory or safety requirements.

An SSP may require editing before placing into a specific contract, however editing is only allowed in approved areas of the specification as indicated in the instructions in the hidden text. SSPs should be viewed with the "hidden text" function of your word processor turned to "on" to show editing instructions for each provision. Listed below are SSPs for the management of specific hazardous wastes and other materials requiring special management or safety precautions.

2018 SSPs

  • 2018: 14-11.12 (10/19/2018) - Remove Yellow Traffic Stripe and Pavement Marking with Hazardous Waste Residue - Requires proper management of hazardous waste residue and a lead compliance plan.
  • 2018: 14-11.13 (10/19/2018) - Disturbance of Existing Paint Systems on Bridges - Use for removal or disturbance of paint containing lead, chrome, etc., on bridges.
  • 2018: 14-11.14 (10/19/2018) - Treated Wood Waste - Management of treated wood waste (TWW).
  • 2018: 14-11.16 (10/19/2018) - Asbestos-Containing Construction Materials in Bridges - Use for projects that include the disturbance of asbestos-containing construction materials during bridge renovation work or removal.
  • 2018: 36-4 (10/19/2018) - Containing Lead from Paint and Thermoplastic - Requires a lead compliance plan for removal when residue is definitely non-hazardous.
  • 2018: 7-1.02K(6)(j)(iii) (10/19/2018) - Earth Material Containing Lead - Requires a lead compliance plan for soil disturbance when lead concentrations are non-hazardous.
  • 2018: 84-9.03B (10/19/2018) - Remove Traffic Stripes and Pavement Markings Containing Lead - Requires a lead compliance plan for removal when residue is definitely non-hazardous. Used for new yellow paints and all other colors of paint.

2018 Standard Specifications

2015 SSPs

  • 2015: 14-11.08 - Rescinded - use NSSPs
  • 2015: 14-11.09A - Rescinded - use NSSPs
  • 2015: 14-11.10 (10/30/2015) - Naturally Occurring Asbestos - NOA management specifications. (Rescinded, see the NSSP template on the 2010 NSSP page)
  • 2015: 14-11.12 (10/30/2015) - Remove Yellow Traffic Stripe and Pavement Marking with Hazardous Waste Residue - Requires proper management of hazardous waste residue and a lead compliance plan.
  • 2015: 14-11.13 (10/30/2015) - Disturbance of Existing Paint Systems on Bridges - Use for removal or disturbance of paint containing lead, chrome, etc., on bridges.
  • 2015: 14-11.14 (10/30/2015) - Treated Wood Waste - Management of treated wood waste (TWW).
  • 2015: 14-11.16 (01/23/2017) - Asbestos-Containing Construction Materials in Bridges - Use for projects that include the disturbance of asbestos-containing construction materials during bridge renovation work or removal.
  • 2015: 36-4 (10/30/2015) - Containing Lead from Paint and Thermoplastic - Requires a lead compliance plan for removal when residue is definitely non-hazardous.
  • 2015: 7-1.02K(6)(j)(iii) (10/30/2015) - Earth Material Containing Lead - Requires a lead compliance plan for soil disturbance when lead concentrations are non-hazardous.
  • 2015: 84-9.03C (10/30/2015) - Remove Traffic Stripes and Pavement Markings Containing Lead - Requires a lead compliance plan for removal when residue is definitely non-hazardous. Used for new yellow paints and all other colors of paint.

2015 Standard Specifications