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National Online Dialogue for MAP-21 Section 1305 - Programmatic Approaches

Welcome to FHWA and FTA’s National Online Dialogue webpage for MAP-21’s Section 1305 rulemaking on expanding the use of Programmatic Approaches in environmental decision-making!

MAP-21 Section 1305 requires FHWA and FTA to initiate a rulemaking to allow for the use of programmatic approaches that are consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable laws to conduct environmental reviews.  FHWA and FTA are conducting outreach to these stakeholders through a national online dialogue and targeted listening sessions. Following completion of the outreach process, the Agencies will initiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed new and/or modified Agency regulations.

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, public comments, and other related material.)  Note that there may be entries on the reports for which rulemaking dockets have not been opened yet.

Please select the “effect” report by pressing the “Ctrl” button on your keyboard while clicking the link you wish to access with your mouse.

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 to the public docket for the rulemaking at Regulations.gov. (The public rulemaking docket contains agency issued documents, supporting documents, public comments, and other related material.)  Note that there may be entries on the reports for which rulemaking dockets have not been opened yet.

Please select the “effect” report by pressing the “Ctrl” button on your keyboard while clicking the link you wish to access with your mouse.

DOT seeks to cut paperwork, saving truckers time and money

Proposed rule will save trucking industry $1.7 billion annually

In January 2011, President Obama outlined a plan to create a 21st-century regulatory system – one that protects public health and welfare while promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation. Part of that plan was an unprecedented government-wide review of regulations already on the books. During my confirmation hearings, I pledged to accept the President's challenge and to make improving efficiency one of my top priorities.

And with today’s announcement from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, we are delivering on that pledge.

Today, we are proposing a rule that will dramatically eliminate a major burden and save trucking companies about $1.7 billion each year.

Photo of trucks on a highway

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 can be obtained by clicking here.

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.

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 in this document.

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