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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

Mark Bury
Office of Chief Counsel
Regulations and Enforcement Division
800 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, DC  20591
202-267-3110

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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

Steven J. LaFreniere
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 Shelton
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

Bonnie Graves
Office of Chief Counsel
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.
Washington, DC  20590
215-366-0944
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Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Financial Assistance
  • Cargo Preference

Regulatory Contact

Christine Gurland
Office of Chief Counsel
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.
Washington, DC  20590
202-366-5157

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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

Steve Wood
Office of Chief Counsel
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.
Washington, DC  20590
202-366-2992

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Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)

Regulatory Responsibilities

Regulatory Contact

Kathryn A. Sinniger
Office of Regulation and Enforcement
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.
Washington, DC  20590
202-366-4723

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Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA)

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Pipeline Safety

Regulatory Contact

Karin Christian
Office of Chief Counsel
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.
Washington, DC  20590
202-366-4364

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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)

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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Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014