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Recent Comments and Federal Register Publications

Here is a quick snapshot of the comments/notices/letters APTA is working on.

AGENCYRULE/NOTICE/LETTERCOMMENT PERIOD ENDS / DUE DATEPUBLISHED DATEAPTA COMMENT/LETTER
FTANotice of Availability: Proposed Updates to Joint Development Circular03/27/202301/27/2023Under Development
CEQNational Environmental Policy Act Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change03/10/202301/19/2023N/A
FTANotice of Availability of Final Initial Updated Policy Guidance for the Capital Investment Grants Program01/12/202301/19/2023N/A
FRAGuidance on Development and Implementation of Railroad Capital Projects03/19/202301/19/2023N/A
EPAControl of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards03/19/202301/19/2023N/A
FTA2023 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Transit Worker and Rider Safety Best Practices Research Project02/13/202312/14/2022N/A
TSAEnhancing Surface Cyber Risk Management; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking02/01/202311/30/2022Under Development
EPAGreenhouse Gas Reduction Fund; Request for Information12/05/202210/21/2022Completed Comments
IRSPrevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Initial Guidance Under Section 45(b)(6)(B)(ii) and Other Substantially Similar Provisions; Notice of Initial Guidance01/30/202311/30/2022N/A
IRSRequest for Comments on Section 45W Credit for Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicles and Section 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit12/03/202211/03/2022Completed Comments
HUDHUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget for an information collection11/18/202209/19/2022N/A
IRSRequest for Comments on Elective Payment of Applicable Credits and Transfer of Certain Credits11/04/202210/05/2022Completed Comments
DOT/OSTNotice of Proposed Temporary Waiver of Buy America Requirements for the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program10/21/202210/06/2022N/A
FRATraining, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees12/03/202209/30/2022Completed Comments
FHWANotice of Proposed Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers09/30/202208/31/2022Coalition Letter
FHWANational Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure10/13/202207/15/2022Completed Comments
DOTDrug and Alcohol Testing Electronic Signatures, Forms and Storage for Drug and Alcohol Testing Record10/05/202208/05/2022N/A
FRATrain Crew Size Safety Requirements12/21/202207/28/2022Completed Comments
DOTRequest for Information on Construction Materials Used in Federal Financial Assistance Projects For Transportation Infrastructure in the United States Under the Build America, Buy America Act08/18/202207/28/2022Completed Comments
DOTDisadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Modification Implementation10/31/202207/20/2022Completed Comments
FTANotice and Request for Comment Proposed Buy America Waiver [Mini-Vans]09/19/202207/19/22N/A
FTANational Transit Database Reporting Requirements for Safety and Security09/13/202207/15/2022N/A
FHWANPRM National Performance Management Measures; Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure10/13/202207/15/2022N/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Regarding Real Estate and NEPAN/A07/11/2022N/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Intercity Bus Nationwide Allocation ModelN/A07/05/2022N/A
FTANational Transit Database Reporting Requirements09/07/202207/07/2022Comment
DOTRequest for Information Drug and Alcohol Testing Data07/30/202206/20/2022N/A
FRAGuidance on Development and Implementation of Railroad Capital Projects08/12/202206/28/2022Comments
FRANotice of Proposed Approach (Notice) to the Northeast Corridor Project Inventory and the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program for Northeast Corridor projects.07/25/202206/24/2022N/A
FHWAFHWA NPRM National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program08/22/202206/22/2022N/A
FTARequest for Information Bus Automation Research and Demonstration08/02/202206/01/2022Comments
FRANPRM on Safety Glazing Standards for Exterior Windows on Railroad Equipment06/17/202204/18/2022Comment
FTADear Colleague Letter Setting PTSAP DeadlinesN/A02/17/2022Comment
OMBRequest for Information and Extension of Comment Period Applying BIL Requirements to Construction Materials06/06/202205/26/2022Comment
DOTMultimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity Historically Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool05/23/202203/23/2022Comment
CMSComments on Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Non-Emergency Medical Transportation ProgramN/AN/AComment
DOTTemporary Waiver of Buy America for Construction Materials11/10/202205/20/2022Comment
DOLUpdating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations05/17/202203/18/2022N/A
FRAProposed Approach (Notice) to the Northeast Corridor Project Inventory and the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program for Northeast Corridor projects04/18/202203/04/2022N/A
DOTProcedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs04/29/202202/28/2022Comment
FTACapital Investment FTA Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program Initial Guidance Proposals04/15/202203/15/2022Comment
DOTNotice and Request for Comment Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology04/08/202203/09/2022N/A
DOEClean Hydrogen Manufacturing, Recycling and Electrolysis Request for Information03/29/202202/16/2022N/A
DOEHydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy Request for Information03/21/202202/16/2022N/A
FTARecession: Equitable Economic Recovery and Workforce Development Through Construction Hiring Pilot Program02/10/202202/10/2022N/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Transit Management Update RequirementN/A02/09/2022N/A
FRARequest for Information Corridor Identification and Development Program03/09/202202/07/2022Comment
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