Federal Highway Administration January 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Project Authorization and Agreements
The FHWA is revising its regulations relating to project authorization and agreements and the effect on obligations of Federal- aid highway funds under these requirements. The changes in this rulemaking will assist the States and the FHWA in monitoring Federal- aid highway projects and provide greater assurance that the Federal funds obligated reflect the current estimated cost of the project. In the event that Federal funds are de-obligated as a result of these changes, those funds may then be obligated for new or other active projects needing additional funding to the extent permitted by law.
Environmental Impact Statement: Pueblo, Otero, Bent, and Prowers Counties, CO
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed transportation improvements in Pueblo County, Otero County, Bent County and Prowers County in the State of Colorado.
Environmental Impact Statement: Mecklenburg and Union Counties, NC
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the notice of intent and the public notice to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed highway project in Mecklenburg and Union Counties, North Carolina.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Pennsylvania
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 USC 139(1)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Mon/Fayette Expressway, PA Route 51 in Large PA to I-376 in Monroeville and Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Request for Renewal of Currently Approved Information Collection: Certification of Enforcement of Vehicle Size and Weight Laws
In accordance with the requirements in section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of FHWA to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew its clearance of the currently approved information collection identified below under Supplementary Information.
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU); Opportunities for State and Other Qualifying Agencies To Gain Authority to Toll Facilities Constructed Using Federal Funds
This notice provides summary information on all of the various non-grant tolling and pricing opportunities available in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This notice and a companion notice, which refers to the Value Pricing Pilot (VPP) program, are both in today's Federal Register. Together they are intended to explain all of the opportunities for States and other qualifying transportation agencies requesting permission to toll their respective facilities. In addition to describing each of the relevant programs, this notice also describes the initial review process that will help to identify which of the programs are candidate for a States' particular project, and of those, which is most appropriate to gain successful approval. That process applies to every program contained in this notice and also to the VPP program. The process is initiated with an Expression of Interest, which is fully defined later in this notice. Due to the nature of the deadlines required to solicit, review, and award the grant funds annually, the VPP program requires its own Federal Register notice, and is published in its entirety elsewhere in today's Federal Register under the title ``Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU); Value Pricing Pilot Program Participation.'' Finally, this notice announces the availability of a website that will serve as a clearinghouse of information on all of the tolling and pricing programs and their respective program tenets.
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU); Value Pricing Pilot Program Participation
This notice invites State and local governments and other public authorities to apply to participate in the Value Pricing Pilot (VPP) program and presents guidelines for program applications. This notice describes the statutory basis for the VPP program and updates a notice published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2001 (66 FR 23077), by providing revised procedures, process timelines, and guidance for program participation. A companion notice referring to non-grant programs, entitled ``Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU); Opportunities for States and Other Qualifying Agencies to Gain Authority to Toll Facilities Constructed Using Federal Funds'' is published elsewhere in today's edition of the Federal Register. Both of these notices are intended to cover all of the opportunities for States and other qualifying transportation agencies to obtain approval to toll their respective facilities and to secure funding to implement tolling and pricing.
Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensed Driver Information
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) annually analyzes and publishes motor vehicle registration and licensed driver information obtained from the States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This notice seeks public input from users on the quality, timeliness, comprehensiveness, and other characteristics of these data. Based on this input and other information, the FHWA will determine whether it is necessary to change the motor vehicle registration and licensed driver information collected. The FHWA is considering various options for these data programs including investigating alternative sources of data from the public or private sector, developing enhanced software to capture and process the data more efficiently, and maintaining the status quo.