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Regulations

FMCSA Announces Clarifying Regulatory Guidance for Transportation of Agricultural Commodities, Personal Conveyance

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced new regulatory guidance clarifying the longstanding 150 air-miles hours-of-service agricultural commodity exemption as well as providing additional explanatory detail of the “personal conveyance” provision.“Due to input from commercial vehicle stakeholders and the public, the Department has taken steps to provide greater clarity and flexibility regarding the intent and...

Notice on Contracting Initiative

The Department of Transportation is announcing an initiative to permit, on an experimental basis, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recipients and subrecipients to utilize various contracting requirements that generally have been disallowed due to concerns about adverse impacts on competition.  

This initiative will be carried out as a pilot program for a period of 1 year (unless extended) under the FHWA and FTA’s existing authorities...

September 2013 Effects Report

There are separate reports for each “effect.”  You may review the individual effects reports by title.  To view a summary description of the rulemaking, you can use the RIN number to search the Department's semi-annual Regulatory Agenda for the rulemaking. Use the docket number, where one is provided, to gain access to the public docket for the rulemaking at Regulations.gov. (The public rulemaking docket contains agency issued documents, supporting documents...

There are separate reports for each “effect.”  You may review the individual effects reports by title.  To view a summary description of the rulemaking, you can use the RIN number to search the Department's semi-annual Regulatory Agenda for the rulemaking. Use the docket number, where one is provided, to gain access to the public docket for the rulemaking at Regulations.gov. (The public rulemaking docket contains agency issued documents, supporting documents...

August 2013 Effects Report

There are separate reports for each “effect.”  You may review the individual effects reports by title.  To view a summary description of the rulemaking, you can use the RIN number to search the Department's semi-annual Regulatory Agenda for the rulemaking. Use the docket number, where one is provided, to gain access...

There are separate reports for each “effect.”  You may review the individual effects reports by title.  To view a summary description of the rulemaking, you can use the RIN number to search the Department's semi-annual Regulatory Agenda for the rulemaking. Use the docket number, where one is provided, to gain access...

February 2013 Effects Report

Information About Reports on the Effects of DOT Rulemakings

There is a separate report for each of 21 possible, different effects for DOT's current rulemakings.  The information in the reports is not intended to commit DOT to specific conclusions or actions.  For example, after further analysis, DOT may change its position on the effects of a rulemaking on the list or one that is not on the list.  Further information on the meaning of each of the effects in the Report...

Information About Reports on the Effects of DOT Rulemakings

There is a separate report for each of 21 possible, different effects for DOT's current rulemakings.  The information in the reports is not intended to commit DOT to specific conclusions or actions.  For example, after further analysis, DOT may change its position on the effects of a rulemaking on the list or one that is not on the list.  Further information on the meaning of each of the effects in the Report...

Significant Rulemaking Report April 2012

This report provides a summary and the status for all significant rulemakings that DOT currently has pending or has issued recently. We update the Report at the beginning of each month.  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.

This report provides a summary and the status for all significant rulemakings that DOT currently has pending or has issued recently. We update the Report at the beginning of each month.  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.

Rulemaking Requirements Concerning Small Entities

The DOT has posted on this Web site a document that provides a brief summary of the Rulemaking Requirements affecting the rulemaking process in DOT.  Small entities interested in learning more about these requirements may want to review the document, which also contains links to the various legal requirements (e.g., statutes and executive orders).  Small entities may want to pay particular attention to the following requirements summarized...