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2012 DOT Climate Adaptation Plan

The U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is inviting the public to comment on its first Departmental Climate Adaptation Plan.  The Adaptation Plan was prepared under Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and Council on Environmental Quality Implementing instructions, and lays out concrete steps the Department will take to fully integrate considerations of climate change and variability in DOT policies, programs and operations. Potential climate impacts can influence DOT’s strategic goals of safety, state of good repair and environmental sustainability, and are therefore of particular interest to the Department.  The DOT Climate Adaptation Plan reflects DOT’s commitments for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 and other DOT accomplishments.  The public can access this document electronically through (;D=DOT-OST-2013-0023). 

Comments received on the FY 2012-2013 plan will assist the Department as it updates the Climate Adaptation Plan to reflect recent events, legislation and DOT activities related to assessing and responding to vulnerabilities to climate variability and change.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to docket number DOT-OST-2013-0023 not later than 11:59 pm E.T. April 30, 2013.   Please mail or hand deliver comments to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; submit electronically at; or fax comments to (202) 493-2251.  All comments should include the docket number DOT-OST-2013-0023.  All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.  Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a self-addressed, stamped postcard or may print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments electronically.  Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments in any one of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, or labor union).  You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit  

For further information on the Climate Adaptation Plan, please contact Alexandra Tyson by telephone at 202 366-1361 or by email at

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