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Regulatory Responsibilities and Contacts

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The following is a list of DOT's Operating Administrations and the Office of the Secretary (OST), their regulatory responsibilities, and their regulatory contacts. Click on the Operating Administration/OST names to be directed to their regulatory Web sites.

This information should help you identify the DOT agency that may issue regulations in your area of interest and the appropriate point of contact.


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Aviation Safety and Operations

  • Certification of Airmen, Aircraft, and Airports

  • Commercial Space Transportation

  • Airport and Airway Fees and Charges

  • Requirements for Foreign Air Carriers Operating in the United States and U.S.-owned Aircraft Outside the United States

Regulatory Contact

Laura Megan-Posch

Office of Chief Counsel

Regulations and Enforcement Division

800 Independence Avenue, SW.

Washington, DC  20591

202-267-4330

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Federal-Aid Highways

  • Highways and Roads (e.g., Federal roads)

Regulatory Contact

Jennifer Outhouse

Office of Chief Counsel

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.

Washington, DC  20590

202-366-0761

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Motor Carrier and Bus Safety

  • Motor Carrier Operations

  • Motor Carrier Equipment

  • Commercial Drivers License

  • Hours of Service

  • Grants

Regulatory Contact

Crystal Williams

Regulatory Ombudsman

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.

Washington, DC  20590

202-366-0596

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Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Railroad Equipment
  • Railroad Operations
  • Railroad Financial Assistance
  • Engineer Qualifications/Certification
  • Railroad Workplace Safety

Regulatory Contact

Kathryn Gresham

Office of Chief Counsel

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.

Washington, DC  20590

202-493-6063

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Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Financial Assistance

  • Safety

Regulatory Contact

Chaya Koffman

Office of Chief Counsel

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.

Washington, DC  20590

202-366-3101

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Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Financial Assistance
  • Cargo Preference

Regulatory Contact

Mitch Hudson

Office of Chief Counsel

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.

Washington, DC  20590

202-366-9373

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Vehicle Safety

  • Fuel Economy

  • Highway Safety Programs (e.g., Age 21/drinking)

  • Consumer Information (e.g., Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards)

Regulatory Contact

Terrence Sommers

Office of Chief Counsel

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.

Washington, DC  20590

202-235-5398

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Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)

Regulatory Responsibilities

Regulatory Contact

Daniel Cohen

Assistant General Counsel for Regulation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.
Washington, DC  20590
202 366-3633

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Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Pipeline Safety

Regulatory Contact

Robert Ross

Office of Chief Counsel

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.

Washington, DC  20590

202-768-1365

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Tolls

  • Seaway Operations

Regulatory Contact

Carrie Mann Lavigne

Chief Counsel
180 Andrews Street
Massena, NY  13662
315-764-3231
 

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