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  Stratford Hall Plantation Archaeology - Clay Borrow Pit
The pit was used to extract clay for architectural purposes and suggests that a brick kiln was in the vicinity.
In the mid-18th century, this pit was abandoned and gradually filled in.
The large size pieces of bottle and bone recovered indicate that they were deposited in the pit as the immediate result of activities in the area.
www.stratfordhall.org /pit.html   (297 words)

  SECTION 2.07
The limits of the proposed borrow pit shall be shown to the Engineer; and prior to the taking of measurements, the Contractor shall be required to clear the area of all unsuitable material.
Borrow pits shall be excavated to regular lines as staked, so as to permit accurate measurements, and shall be drained and left in a neat condition as directed.
Borrow shall be placed where directed and in accordance with the provisions for the formation of embankments of Article 2.02.03.
www.conndot.ct.gov /816/section_2.07.htm   (1184 words)

 Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) > Research > Project Detail
The purpose of this proposed research project is to develop methods for determining the lateral effects of borrow pits on the hydrology of adjacent wetlands.
One of the main differences concerns the water level in the borrow pit relative to the water table elevation in the wetland.
After the borrow material has been removed and the pit is "closed", the elevation of the water level in the pit will control the hydraulic gradient and determine whether the pit serves as a sink or a source for seepage to or from adjacent wetlands.
itre.ncsu.edu /cte/Research/project.asp?ID=18   (519 words)

 KERR ENTERPRISES, INC. -- December 21, 2004
It frequently involves the cost of land or a royalty for material taken from the land where the borrow pit is located; it also often requires the construction of a suitable road to the pit.
"Borrow Pit" means an area of land where the overburden, consisting of unconsolidated rock, glacial debris, other earthen material overlying bedrock is extracted from the surface.
In addition, whether the scalping is located where the material is dug, or whether the user of the material from the pit is the owner of the pit or a purchaser of the material from the pit, does not change the character of the operation, as long as it meets the other criteria.
www.fmshrc.gov /decisions/alj/ct2004-109.html   (1892 words)

 Optimizing Highway Construction
The variables used for this option are similar to the previous option 1 with B represents the borrow pit, and D represents the landfill.
The possible additional borrow pit is represented by X(S,J) where J is the section that the earth is being moved to.
Similarly, 50,000 cubic yards of earth should be moved from section 1 to the land fill and 28,000 cubic yards of earth should be moved from the borrow pit to section 5.
www.msu.edu /~muhamm20/be431.html   (1084 words)

 Borrow pit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A borrow pit is a term used in construction and civil engineering.
In some cases, the borrow pits may become filled with ground water, forming recreational areas or sustainable wildlife habitats (one such example is the Merton Borrow Pit, near Oxford in central England, excavated to provide materials for the nearby M40 motorway).
In other cases, borrow pits may be used for landfill and waste disposal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Borrow_pit   (192 words)

 Jamaica Bay Borrow Pit Evaluation Project Findings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
These borrow pits differ in their configuration, but all are steep sided and considerably deeper than the ambient bay bottom.
Two pits in Jamaica Bay, located in Norton Basin and Little Bay, were identified in the DMMP as candidate sites, partly because of their isolated location, and because preliminary information indicated they were degraded environmentally.
The fine, fluid sediments that have accumulated on the pit floor result from the inability of the sluggish currents in the pits to transport, redistribute, and mix sediments that enter the pits.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/reg2/jbborrow/findings.html   (4448 words)

 Jamaica Bay Borrow Pit Evaluation Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The DMMP identified the reclamation of borrow pits as a potential beneficial use of dredged sediment.
Borrow pits are depressions on the bay floor that were once mined for fill material to create upland areas such as JFK International Airport.
The study looked at pits in Norton Basin and in Little Bay, two embayments in the southeast corner of Jamaica Bay.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/reg2/jbborrow/index.html   (386 words)

 Brian Phillips, M.S., E.I.  -  Current Projects
Due to the relatively low elevations and flat topography, borrow pits in eastern North Carolina are often near or adjacent to wetlands.
There is concern that the borrow pit may serve as a long-term drainage sink and that after closure of the pit, the wetland hydrology of a strip of land adjacent to the pit will be affected.
For borrow pits, the goal is to prevent impacts on adjacent wetlands.
www4.ncsu.edu /~bdphilli/projects_current.htm   (641 words)

 Title 30-A - §3105. Small borrow pits
The owner of the borrow pit is responsible for maintaining this condition.
If the borrow pit is in violation of this subsection, the owner is liable for the cost of the inspection.
If the borrow pit is not in violation of this subsection, the abutting landowner who made the request is liable for the cost of the inspection.
janus.state.me.us /legis/statutes/30-A/title30-Asec3105.html   (470 words)

 Borrow Pit Report Due Out In March By Brian Magoolaghan
A report detailing the three-year study of Ja maica Bay’s borrow pits including a recommendation on whether to leave them alone or fill them in with dredged material will be made public late next month.
The borrow pits, lo ca ted in the eastern section of the bay, have become a hot topic among local environmental and civic groups – who fear that the pits will one day be filled in with contaminated dredge material from the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Jamaica Bay’s borrow pits were created when the bay was dredged to produce fill for what is now JFK Airport.
www.rockawave.com /news/2004/0227/Community/025.html   (854 words)

 Oregon Judicial Department Appellate Court Opinions
The trial court found that plaintiff's borrow pit was established before the opening of bids and was not on the project site.
The term "borrow pit" has not been specifically defined anywhere in Oregon law, but it has a well-defined general meaning: "an excavated area where material (as earth) has been borrowed to be used as fill at another location." Webster's Third New Int'l Dictionary 257 (unabridged ed 1993).
We conclude that the trial court erred in concluding that plaintiff's "borrow pit" was established "before opening of bids," and thus that plaintiff prevailed under OAR 839-016-0004(19)(c) (1997).
www.publications.ojd.state.or.us /A105379A.htm   (1268 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The pit is located on a 138.5-acre tract that is predominately farm and forested land.
Ingress to and egress from the borrow pit will continue to be across the lands of Benn’s Church Properties using the same haul route as the Kirk Pit to the light at State Routes 10 and 32.
The proposed borrow pit and its post-reclamation uses are generally consistent with the policies of the Comprehensive Plan, although concentrations of borrow pits in one region is discouraged.
www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us /files/489.doc   (819 words)

 Installation Reuses ‘Borrow Pits’
Borrow pits have notoriously been used as garbage pits in some neighborhoods.
These standards maximize the amount of fill dirt that can be effectively used from the pit, minimize erosion and sedimentation, preserve the water quality of adjacent streams and wetlands, protect air quality during excavation and prevent wildlife from falling into the pit.
Once a borrow pit has been abandoned by a contractor or military unit and no more fill dirt of adequate quality can be removed from the pit, and if there is an adequate water supply, the pit is turned over to the DPW Fish and Wildlife Branch for conversion to a fish pond.
aec.army.mil /usaec/publicaffairs/update/win04/win0418.html   (564 words)

 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tank Waste Remediation System, Hanford Site,
The potential of disturbing archaeological sites at Pit 30 is considered low because of its location between the 200 West and 200 East Areas, a vicinity where few prehistoric or historic sites have been identified (Duranceau 1995).
Borrow material used during remediation activities would be obtained from the potential Pit 30 borrow site so there would be a low probability of impacting archaeological sites.
The historic structure at the potential Pit 30 borrow site has not yet been evaluated for its historic importance, but the overall historic site impact potential is considered low.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/report/enviro/eis-0189/sec5_5.htm   (2639 words)

 Freddie Mac's Don't Borrow Trouble - Helping people avoid predatory lending practices
Don't Borrow Trouble® is a national award-winning campaign that combines education and empowerment — showing consumers how to protect their homes and neighborhoods.
Don't Borrow Trouble is the first comprehensive consumer awareness campaign of its kind, combining public education and counseling services to help homeowners avoid lending practices that strip away their home's equity.
Don't Borrow Trouble uses brochures, mailings, posters, public service announcements, transit ads and television commercials to inform the public and answer questions from potential borrowers — and to provide assistance to consumers if they've already taken out a loan.
www.dontborrowtrouble.com   (249 words)

 NAS - Species FactSheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nonindigenous Occurrences: A population was established in a rock pit or borrow pit adjacent to the abandoned tourist attraction "Pirate's World" in Dania, southern Broward County, Florida, ca.
Shafland (1995b) speculated that the rock pit population eliminated in 1981 could be the source of the South New River Canal population, or it could be the result of a recent illegal introduction.
Remarks: Although information on the existence of the first Florida population was published, the exact location of the borrow pit was mistakenly identified as being in Dade County (e.g., Courtenay and Hensley 1979a, 1980).
nas.er.usgs.gov /queries/FactSheet.asp?SpeciesID=449   (390 words)

 City of Wichita - City Code Listing
(5) "Premises" shall mean a lot, plot or parcel of land being operated as, o r previously operated as, a site for the operation of a borrow pit, sand pit or gravel pit, and in w hich water is ponded or trapped.
(6) "Borrow pit" shall mean a pit or bank from which ma terial is taken, or has been taken, for use in filling or embanking or other similar uses and in whi ch water is ponded or trapped.
(7) "Sand pit or gravel pit" shall mean an excavation fro m which sand or gravel is removed, or has been removed, and in which water is ponded or trapped.
www.wichitagov.org /CityCode/Default.htm?code=1331   (330 words)

 Joshua Tree NP News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Joshua Tree National Park is seeking comments from the general public and affected agencies on an environmental assessment (EA) describing a proposal to restore a borrow pit (a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site) near Indian Cove Campground.
The Indian Cove Borrow Pit EA is available for public review on the Internet at www.nps.gov/jotr/manage/ea/covepit.pdf.
The public is invited to comment on this project by writing to: Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park, Attn: Indian Cove Borrow Pit, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597.
www.nps.gov /jotr/news/icborrowpit.html   (212 words)

Now, at least one past opponent of borrow pits says it is time for residents to reconsider their traditional knee-jerk response.
Borrow pits - expansive holes excavated by developers - have been seen as a necessary evil throughout the city's 32-year history.
Dwyer said the pit could bring the city other benefits, including a 5 billion gallon reservoir once the developer dedicates the lake to the city.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/vp950320/03200065.htm   (1246 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The pit is located on a 220-acre tract that is predominately farm and forested land.
The tract upon which the proposed borrow pit is located is across from Smithfield High School.
Ingress to and egress from the proposed borrow pit will be across the lands of Yeoman using the same haul route to State Route 10.
www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us /files/308.doc   (914 words)

 ISSUE: Sample Details: Missing Producer/Supplier Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Per the Minimum Sampling Guide, Samples for Borrow Material are taken at intervals of a minimum of 2 borings per acre/hectare, as required by the Borrow Pit Sample Guide.
You may have a Borrow Pit’s material approved and never use it.) The Accepted Quantity of Borrow Material used on the project is updated by the Pay Record book entries made for payment NOT by the Sample.
Samples for Borrow entered with a testing Category of Project Acceptance and a Material of either Borrow Material for Evaluation or Borrow Excavation will continue to generate an Accepted Quantity and cause a minor overstatement of the Accepted Quantity.
www.ncdot.org /IT/projects/hicams/news/samples_borrow.htm   (345 words)

 Fort Greely Borrow Pit Environmental Assessment - Storming Media
Alternative 1 would establish a new 49-hectare (120- acre) borrow pit northwest of Allen Army Airfield to provide borrow materials for the Allen Army Airfield reconstruction project.
Alternative 2 would establish a new 40-hectare (100-acre) Directorate of Public Works Borrow Pit southeast of the main cantonment area on Fort Greely between East Post Road and Landfill Road to be used for current and future public works projects on Fort Greely.
Borrow materials for any existing or future projects at Fort Greely would be obtained from an existing borrow pit located adjacent to the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Validation of Operational Concept test site or purchased from a source outside of the installation.
www.stormingmedia.us /73/7300/A730024.html   (198 words)

 The Pit
Only a private property owner could build on one half the property and leave the borrow pit on the other as is, but won't because the asking price will be too high.
So, the City steps in and buys the pit from the owner, who sells it to the City at a really reduced rate, because the City knocked down the code enforcement fines from $186,000 to $12,500.
City builds reclamation plant on borrow pit property, lays its pipes through the channel and begins to suck the living daylights out of Lake Jesup, and perhaps the borrow pit itself.
www.peopleforgoodgovt.com /the_pit.htm   (1139 words)

 Brandontimes: Borrow pit approved; residents to appeal
A company should be allowed to excavate land on 140 acres east of Balm-Wimauma Road, a land use appeals board decided last week.
Metropolitan Development Group won approval to dig borrow pits up to 50 feet deep on the site - creating the sixth borrow pit within an 8-mile radius in Wimauma.
The company sells the dirt as fill to contractors.
www.sptimes.com /2006/05/12/Brandontimes/Borrow_pit_approved_r.shtml   (333 words)

 Open-pit mining - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berkeley Pit - former copper mine in Butte, Montana, United States; now a toxic lake.
Lavender Pit – copper mine in Cochise County, Arizona, United States.
Super Pit – gold mine near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Open_pit_mining   (1162 words)

The City Council, clearly unsure what to do with a proposed borrow pit that has been in turmoil for two years, has postponed a final decision on the issue.
Borrow pits, large holes dug for the purpose of selling the fill dirt, have long been a headache for the council.
If Caroon digs the borrow pit, Matthews said, it will save the city the cost of a public works drainage project later on.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/vp950929/09270150.htm   (731 words)

 B-Mail(sm): ARBIRD-L for Wed, 1 Feb 2006
In fact the greatest numbers was concentrated in =20 the southwestern section of the pit close to the water's edge with =20 lesser numbers scattered around the remaining periphery.
In fact the greatest numbers was concentrated in the southwestern section of the pit close to the water's edge with lesser numbers scattered around the remaining periphery.
As has been mentioned, borrow pits are a great water resource for an abundance of animals - birds, snakes, alligators, etc. In 1985, I did a college internship in the Florida Everglades.
www.virtualbirder.com /bmail/arbirdl/200602/01/index.html   (2681 words)

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