[Federal Register: September 16, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 179)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Office of the Secretary
[DOCKET No. OST-98-4146]
Request for Comments on Implementation of the Transportation
Efficiency Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21)
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOT.
ACTION: Notice; Request for Comments.
SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation will maintain a public docket
for comments from its partners and customers on the implementation of
the recently enacted Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century
(TEA-21). The docket is in conjunction with a series of TEA-21 outreach
sessions. This Notice supplements the previous announcement of the
docket in the Federal Register on July 28, 1998.
DATES: Submit comments on or before November 22, 1998.
ADDRESSES: Your written comments must be signed and refer to docket
number OST-98-4146. Send them to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets,
Room PL-401, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. All
comments received will be available for public examination at this
address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET. Monday through Friday, except
Federal Holidays. Persons who wish notification of the receipt of their
comments must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Finch, Special Assistant to the
Associate Deputy Secretary and Director, Office of Intermodalism S-3,
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC
20590. Tel: (202) 366-8015.
Internet users can access all comments received by the U.S. DOT
Dockets, Room PL-401, by using the universal resource locator (URL):
http://dms.dot.gov. It is available 24 yours each day, 365 days each
year. Please follow the instructions online for more information and
An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded using a modem
and suitable communications software from the Federal Register
electronic Bulletin Board Service at (202) 512-1661. Internet users may
reach the Federal Register's home page at: http://www.nara.gov/nara/
fedreg and the Government Printing Office's database at: http://www/
The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) was
signed into law on June 9, 1998. Prior to implementation, the US DOT is
consulting with its partners and customers through a series of TEA-21
outreach sessions/meetings. This docket supplements the outreach
sessions/meetings by offering the public a way to submit written
comments either in the place of attendance at the outreach
sessions/meetings or to offer more extensive comments than can easily
be accommodated orally. Comments in the docket will be forwarded to the
element of the Department responsible for the relevant provisions of
TEA-21. Comments will then be considered in decisionmaking on how to
implement TEA-21. If the Department decides to pursue implementation of
a provision of TEA-21 by issuing regulations, the Department will then
initiate formal rule making under the Administrative Procedures Act.
For more information about the TEA-21 outreach sessions and
meetings, please visit our website at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tea21/
outreach.htm or contact Walter Finch at the address and phone number
under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For the text of TEA-
21 (PL 105-178) as well as a summary and fact sheets on its provisions,
please visit our website at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tea21/legis.htm.
The outreach sessions and public meetings consist of five National
listening sessions, seven One-DOT Conferences, and a series of topic-
specific information exchange meetings. The TEA-21 outreach sessions
and meetings are scheduled between July 20, 1998 and mid-November,
The US DOT encourages all interested parties to submit written
comments through November 22 on any TEA-21 provision. Since the docket
will contain comments on many different provisions of TEA-21, It is
important that you identify the specific TEA-21 provision(s) you are
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322 and PL 105-178.
Issued in Washington, DC, on September 10, 1998.
Walter P. Finch,
Special Assistant, Office of Intermodalism, Department of
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