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

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2018-25878
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
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 (Interstate 405 [I-405]) from Interstate 5 (I-5) to State Route 55 [SR-55]) in the Cities of Irvine and Costa Mesa, in the County of Orange, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2018-25877
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
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, widening of State Route 70 in the County of Butte, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration
Document Number: 2018-25876
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the third 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 Section 1426 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Construction and Maintenance-Promoting Innovation in Use of Patented and Proprietary Products
Document Number: 2018-24687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking would provide greater flexibility to States to use proprietary or patented materials in Federal-aid projects. The FHWA is seeking comment on two alternate co-proposals to help advance this objective: First, FHWA proposes to amend and replace the requirements relating to patented and proprietary product approvals with a more flexible general requirement that enhances fairness, open competition, and transparency in the product selection process. Alternatively, the agency proposes rescinding the requirements, thereby encouraging further innovation in the development of new highway transportation technology and methods, as well as potentially reducing costs.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2018-24543
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-09
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 on State Route 133 from just south of El Toro Road to State Route 73 between Post Miles 3.1 and R4.1 in the City of Laguna Beach, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Hampton Roads Crossing Study in the Cities of Hampton and Norfolk, Virginia
Document Number: 2018-23820
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final. The actions relate to the proposed widening of Interstate 64 to a consistent six-lane facility between Interstates 664 and 564 and the addition of a new bridge-tunnel parallel to the existing Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Design Standards for Highways
Document Number: 2018-23821
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule updates the regulations governing design standards and standard specifications that apply to new construction, reconstruction, resurfacing (except for maintenance resurfacing), restoration, and rehabilitation projects on the National Highway System (NHS). In issuing this final rule, FHWA incorporates by reference the latest versions of design standards and standard specifications previously adopted and incorporated by reference, and removes the corresponding outdated or superseded versions of these standards and specifications. Use of the updated standards is required for all NHS projects authorized to proceed with design activities on or after the effective date of the final rule.