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Recent Comments and Federal Register Publications

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

IRSPrevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Initial Guidance Under Section 45(b)(6)(B)(ii) and Other Substantially Similar Provisions; Notice of Initial Guidance1/30/202311/30/2022N/A
IRSRequest for Comments on Section 45W Credit for Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicles and Section 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit12/3/202211/3/2022Completed Comments
HUDHUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget for an information collection11/18/20229/19/2022Under Development
IRSRequest for Comments on Elective Payment of Applicable Credits and Transfer of Certain Credits11/4/202210/5/2022Completed Comments
DOT/OSTNotice of Proposed Temporary Waiver of Buy America Requirements for the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program10/21/202210/6/2022N/A
FRATraining, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees12/3/20229/30/2022Completed Comments
FHWANotice of Proposed Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers9/30/20228/31/2022Coalition Letter
FHWANational Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure10/13/20227/15/2022Completed Comments
DOTDrug and Alcohol Testing Electronic Signatures, Forms and Storage for Drug and Alcohol Testing Record10/5/20228/5/2022N/A
FRATrain Crew Size Safety Requirements12/21/20227/28/2022Under Development
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 Act8/18/20227/28/2022Completed Comments
DOTDisadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Modification Implementation10/31/20227/20/2022Completed Comments
FTANotice and Request for Comment Proposed Buy America Waiver [Mini-Vans]9/19/20227/19/22N/A
FTANational Transit Database Reporting Requirements for Safety and Security9/13/20227/15/2022N/A
FHWANPRM National Performance Management Measures; Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure10/13/20227/15/2022N/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Regarding Real Estate and NEPAN/A7/11/2022N/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Intercity Bus Nationwide Allocation ModelN/A7/5/2022N/A
FTANational Transit Database Reporting Requirements9/7/20227/7/2022Comment
DOTRequest for Information Drug and Alcohol Testing Data7/30/20226/20/2022N/A
FRAGuidance on Development and Implementation of Railroad Capital Projects8/12/20226/28/2022Comments
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.7/25/20226/24/2022N/A
FHWAFHWA NPRM National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program8/22/20226/22/2022N/A
FTARequest for Information Bus Automation Research and Demonstration8/2/20226/1/2022Comments
FRANPRM on Safety Glazing Standards for Exterior Windows on Railroad Equipment6/17/20224/18/2022Comment
FTADear Colleague Letter Setting PTSAP DeadlinesN/AComment
OMBRequest for Information and Extension of Comment Period Applying BIL Requirements to Construction Materials6/6/20225/26/2022Comment
DOTMultimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity Historically Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool5/23/20223/23/2022Comment
CMSComments on Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Non-Emergency Medical Transportation ProgramN/AN/AComment
DOTTemporary Waiver of Buy America for Construction Materials11/10/20225/20/2022Comment
DOLUpdating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations5/17/20223/18/2022N/A
FRAProposed Approach (Notice) to the Northeast Corridor Project Inventory and the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program for Northeast Corridor projects4/18/20223/4/2022N/A
DOTProcedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs4/29/20222/28/2022Comment
FTACapital Investment FTA Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program Initial Guidance Proposals4/15/20223/15/2022Comment
DOTNotice and Request for Comment Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology4/8/20223/9/2022N/A
DOEClean Hydrogen Manufacturing, Recycling and Electrolysis Request for Information3/29/20222/16/2022N/A
DOEHydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy Request for Information3/21/20222/16/2022N/A
FTARecession: Equitable Economic Recovery and Workforce Development Through Construction Hiring Pilot Program2/10/20222/10/2022N/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Transit Management Update RequirementN/A2/9/2022N/A
FRARequest for Information Corridor Identification and Development Program3/9/20222/7/2022Comment
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