Federal Highway Administration October 23, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Designation of the Highway Primary Freight Network
Document Number: 2015-27036
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes the final designation of the highway- only Primary Freight Network (highway-only PFN). Section 167(d) of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.) requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish the highway-only PFN and re-designate it every 10 years, giving consideration to certain factors. This designation meets the requirements of the law, but the Department and a multitude of public comments recognize that the highway-only PFN fails to demonstrate that freight moves through a complex and extensive network of highways, railroads, waterways, pipelines, and airways. While specific commodities are likely to be moved on a particular mode or series of modes, a complex multimodal system is required to carry the growing volume of bulk and high-velocity, high-value goods in the United States. In addition, the 27,000-mile cap required by the law does not yield a PFN representative of all the critical highway elements of the United States freight system. While the Department is designating the highway-only PFN to meet the statutory requirements of the authorizing law, the Department is concurrently and simultaneously proposing a comprehensive Multimodal Freight Network for public comment in the draft National Freight Strategic Plan to identify key infrastructure for all modes that is critical for the efficient movement of freight.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2015-27027
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic fabrication of cable mesh for 8'-0'' high oxidized stainless steel cable net safety fence on Interstate 5, MP 28.7 in San Diego, California.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2015-26984
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic stainless steel grooved butterfly valves, grooved couplings, and electrical conduit bodies and fittings for the I-90 project in the State of Washington.