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DOT Seeks Public Input on DBE Program

As part of the ongoing effort to improve DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, the Department is seeking public input for a new Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). In January 2011, the Department issued a DBE final rule which made several important policy changes to the program. In order not to delay the policy initiatives, the rulemaking did not include other technical program improvements. The new NPRM proposes three categories of changes to improve implementation of the DBE rule:

  • Revisions to personal net worth, application, and reporting forms.
  • Modifications to certification-related provisions of the rule.
  • Modify other provisions of the rule, concerning good faith efforts, transit vehicle manufacturers and counting of trucking companies.

Please see the full notice, as well as instructions on how to make your voice heard by selecting the following link: NPRM (PDF)

Proposed Appendix F, the Uniform Certification Application Form, and Appendix G, the Personal Net Worth Statement, in Corrected Format (Docketed at DOT-OST-2012-0147-0005 (PDF) )