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2) can be used to account for local site effects. Site-specific procedures consist of a site-specific hazard analysis, a site-specific ground motion response analysis, or both. 2 is desired. x Information about one or more active seismic sources for the site has become available since the development of the 2002 USGS data that were used to develop the 2006 USGS/AASHTO Seismic Hazard Maps, and the new seismic source information will result in a significant change of the seismic hazard at the site.

Duplication is a violation of applicable law. 3-1—Design Using Strategy Type 1 © 2011 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. All rights reserved. Duplication is a violation of applicable law. 3-2—Permissible Earthquake-Resisting Elements that Require Owner’s Approval © 2011 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. All rights reserved. Duplication is a violation of applicable law. 4 The seismic ground shaking hazard shall be characterized using an acceleration response spectrum.

Ground motion maps should be based on a detailed analysis demonstrated to lead to a quantification of ground motion, at a regional scale, that is as accurate or more so as achieved in the national maps. The analysis should include characterization of seismic sources and ground motion that incorporates current scientific knowledge; incorporation of uncertainty in seismic source models, ground motion models, and parameter values used in the analysis; detailed documentation of map development; and detailed peer review as deemed appropriate by the Owner.

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