DOT Rulemakings with "Small Entities" Effects As Of 9/25/12
We encourage small entities to review a variety of resources provided on this Web site to help you obtain information about DOT rulemakings.
The DOT has a policy regarding the rights of small entities to regulatory enforcement fairness and an explicit policy against retaliation for exercising these rights.
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.
This page includes tools to improve the participation of small entities in the rulemaking process.
While safety considerations do not always permit us to provide relief to smaller entities, we are aware of small entity concerns and try, where possible, to accommodate them. In some cases, we have no discretion under our governing statutes to exempt small entities from our requirements.
This section of our Web site is particularly intended to provide small entities with information to help them effectively participate in DOT's rulemaking process and implement any final rules that apply to them.