The following questions and answers are approved by the Department of Transportation's General Counsel as consistent with the language and intent of the Regulation. These questions and answers therefore represent the institutional position of the Department of Transportation and provide guidance and information for compliance with the regulation provisions. Like all guidance material, these questions and answers are not, in themselves, legally binding or mandatory, and do not constitute regulations. They are issued to provide an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with the Regulation. While these questions and answers are not mandatory, they are derived from extensive DOT, recipient, and contractor experience and input concerning the determination of compliance with Parts 23 and 26.