Q. What is the federal rulemaking process for the Department of Transportation (DOT)?
Rulemaking Process Overview provided by the DOT
What is rulemaking?
What is a rule?
What is the agency’s authority to issue legislative rules?
How does an agency identify the need for a rulemaking?
How does an agency initially determine the best solution to a problem?
What are the legal requirements for the informal rulemaking process?
May an agency supplement the APA requirements?
What is the role of DOT, the President, and other executive branch agencies in the rulemaking process?
What is the role of Congress in the rulemaking process?
What is the role of the courts in the rulemaking process?
What actions do agencies take after they issue legislative rules that could affect regulated entities?
How does an agency determine whether its rules are working effectively?
How do I get information on, or notices about, rulemakings on which agencies are working?
How do I submit comments to DOT on proposed rules?
How do I prepare effective comments?
Questions? Contact The Office of the General Counsel
Deputy Assistant General Counsel
Office of Regulation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
8:30am-5:00pm ET, M-F
NTL Reference Librarians provide services for the transportation community and general public. Specific services are:
- Basic research assistance with Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) publications and data products
- Assistance with access to information resources in ROSA P
- Referrals to operating administrations within US DOT
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