DOT asks public to point out obsolete regulatory guidance
Posted February 5, 2019
Stakeholders are being asked to identify and submit comments on obsolete regulatory guidance for agencies represented in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
The Department is reviewing its existing guidance documents to determine whether they need to be updated or revised. The public has been included in the process to identify candidates for repeal, replacement, or modification.
Specific to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the agency intends to publish a separate notice inviting public comments on regulatory guidance dealing with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).
DOT guidance documents serve the following purposes:
- Clarify the pertinent statutory and regulatory requirements;
- Assist with statutory and regulatory compliance; and
- Communicate the Department’s position on an issue.
Comments will be accepted for 60 days following the Department’s notice in the Federal Register. Parties must include the agency name and the Docket Number DOT-OST- 2017-0069 at the beginning of their comments.
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