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Department of Transportation Publishes August 2017 Significant Rulemaking Report

Monday, January 29, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the return of its monthly public Significant Rulemaking Report. The Report demonstrates a commitment to transparency in DOT’s rulemaking process.

The Report can be found here.

The publication of the monthly Reports was temporarily paused due to the change in Administrations and subsequent evaluations in DOT rulemaking priorities in accordance with Executive Orders 13771 and 13777.

The Significant Rulemakings Report provides a summary and the status for all significant rulemakings that DOT currently has pending or has issued recently. The DOT is providing this report to inform the public regarding its regulatory activities.  This information can be used in conjunction with other tools available to the public.  For instance, by using the Docket Number when it is provided in the Report can be used to locate the public docket for a particular rulemaking.  By using the Federal Register citation, you can also locate the document in the Federal Register.

The DOT's dockets can be found in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS).  Those dockets electronically store all DOT-issued documents, supporting documents, and public comments regarding a particular rulemaking.  In addition, once in the docket, you can sign up for an email notification when particular documents are placed in the docket.

The information in the Report is not intended to commit DOT to specific conclusions or actions. For example, after further analysis, DOT may decide the effects of the rule would be different or it may decide to terminate the rulemaking.