Federal Highway Administration May 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
Document Number: 2018-11652
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule repeals the performance management measure that assessed the percent change in tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, from the reference year 2017, on the National Highway System (NHS) (also referred to as the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measure). The GHG measure was one of several performance measures that FHWA required State departments of transportation (State DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to use to assess performance in a variety of areas. After considering the comments received in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published on October 5, 2017, FHWA has decided to repeal the GHG measure.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2018-11442
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, U.S. Route 101 (US-101) between postmile 32.8 to postmile 33.8, immediately west of Liberty Canyon Road, in the City of Agoura Hills, in the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-11021
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 28, 2018. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-11020
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 28, 2017. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration
Document Number: 2018-10416
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-16
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the second meeting of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) to the FHWA. The purpose of this meeting is to advise the Secretary of Transportation, through the Administrator of the FHWA, on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists, including barrier design; road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies, pursuant to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Design Standards for Highways
Document Number: 2018-09609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA requests comments on a proposed revision to design standards and standard specifications that applies to new construction, reconstruction, resurfacing (except for maintenance resurfacing), restoration, and rehabilitation projects on the National Highway System (NHS). The proposed rule would incorporate by reference the latest versions of design standards and standard specifications previously adopted and incorporated by reference, and would remove the corresponding outdated or superseded versions of these standards and specifications. Use of the updated standards will be required for all NHS projects authorized to proceed with design activities on or after the effective date of the final rule.
Right-of-Way and Real Estate; Correction
Document Number: 2018-09983
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule makes a technical correction to the regulations concerning right-of-way and real estate. The amendment contained herein makes no substantive change to the FHWA regulations, policies, or procedures. This rule updates the language to move a misplaced word.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-09872
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Interstate 95 in the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, Prince William, and Fairfax, Virginia
Document Number: 2018-09810
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final. The actions relate to roadway improvements to enhance Express Lane access at the I-95/Russell Road Interchange (Exit 148), as well as expand the Express Lanes approximately ten miles from near the I-95/VA 610 Interchange at Garrisonville Road (Exit 143) to near the I-95/US 17 Interchange at Warrenton Road (Exit 133), in the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, Prince William, and Fairfax.
Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity Contracts for Federal-Aid Construction
Document Number: 2018-09276
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is announcing that the Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) method of contracting (including Job Order Contracts) for low-cost construction contracts in the Federal-aid highway program will be allowed, without prior FHWA approval, under certain circumstances.