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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/LETTERSUMMARYAPTA Staff Advisor/Committee
DOTDrug and Alcohol Testing Electronic Signatures, Forms and Storage for Drug and Alcohol Testing Record10/5/20228/5/2022Under DevelopmentUnder DevelopmentLisa Jerram, Brian Alberts, and Polly Hanson
FRATrain Crew Size Safety Requirements9/28/20227/28/2022Under DevelopmentUnder DevelopmentMarie Benton
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 Act8/18/20227/28/2022Under DevelopmentAPTA will hold a webinar August 9, 2022 to collect member commentsLinda Ford
DOTNPRM Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Modification Implementation9/13/20227/20/2022Under DevelopmentNPRM SummaryStacie Tiongson
FTANotice and Request for Comment Proposed Buy America Waiver [Mini-Vans]9/19/20227/19/22Under ConsiderationN/ATBD
FTANotice and Request for Comments National Transit Database Reporting Requirements for Safety and Security9/13/20227/15/2022Under ConsiderationFTA Notice And Request For Comments National Transit Database Reporting Safety And Security RequirementsBrian Alberts
FHWANPRM National Performance Management Measures; Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure10/13/20227/15/2022N/AN/AN/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Regarding Real Estate and NEPAN/A7/11/2022N/AN/AN/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Intercity Bus Nationwide Allocation ModelN/A7/5/2022N/AN/AN/A
FTANotice and Request for Comments National Transit Database Reporting Requirements9/7/20227/7/2022Under ConsiderationFTA Notice And Request For Comments Regarding National Transit Database ReportingMatt Dickens
DOTRequest for Information Drug and Alcohol Testing Data7/30/20226/20/2022N/A
DOT Request For Information Regarding Drug And Alcohol Testing DataLisa Jeram
FRAGuidance on Development and Implementation of Railroad Capital Projects8/12/20226/28/2022Under DevelomentN/AArt Guizett
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/AN/AN/A
FHWAFHWA NPRM National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program8/22/20226/22/2022N/AN/AN/A
FTARequest for Information Bus Automation Research and Demonstration8/2/20226/1/2022Under Development
N/AEugene Reed
FRANPRM on Safety Glazing Standards for Exterior Windows on Railroad Equipment6/17/20224/18/2022Comment">N/ANarayana Sundaram
FTADear Colleague Letter Setting PTSAP DeadlinesN/ACommentN/ABrian Alberts
OMBRequest for Information and Extension of Comment Period Applying BIL Requirements to Construction Materials6/6/20225/26/2022CommentN/ALinda Ford
DOTMultimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity Historically Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool5/23/20223/23/2022CommentN/AWard McCarragher
CMSComments on Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Non-Emergency Medical Transportation ProgramN/AN/ACommentN/AStacie Tiongson and Art Guizzetti
DOTTemporary Waiver of Buy America for Construction Materials11/10/20225/20/2022CommentN/ALinda Ford
DOLUpdating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations5/17/20223/18/2022N/A
N/AWard McCarragher
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/AN/AN/A
DOTProcedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs4/29/20222/28/2022CommentN/ALisa Jerram
FTACapital Investment FTA Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program Initial Guidance Proposals4/15/20223/15/2022CommentN/AWard McCarragher
DOTNotice and Request for Comment Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology4/8/20223/9/2022N/AN/AN/A
DOEClean Hydrogen Manufacturing, Recycling and Electrolysis Request for Information3/29/20222/16/2022N/A
N/AWard McCarragher
DOEHydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy Request for Information3/21/20222/16/2022N/A
N/AWard McCarragher
FTARecession: Equitable Economic Recovery and Workforce Development Through Construction Hiring Pilot Program2/10/20222/10/2022N/AN/AN/A
FTADear Colleague Letter Transit Management Update RequirementN/A2/9/2022N/AN/AN/A
DOTRequest for Information Corridor Identification and Development Program3/9/20222/7/2022N/AN/AN/A
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