On December 27, 2019 (84 FR 71714), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) published a final rule in the federal register to revise and update the Department’s regulations in 14 & 49 CFR on rulemaking procedures and consolidate all of the Department’s existing administrative procedures in one location. This final rule also incorporates and reflects the Department’s current policies and procedures relating to the issuance of rulemaking documents. In addition, this update codifies the Department’s internal procedural requirements governing the review and clearance of guidance documents and the initiation and conduct of enforcement actions, including administrative enforcement proceedings and judicial enforcement actions brought in Federal court. The effective date of this final rule is January 27, 2020. DOT also published a correction on January 21, 2020 (85 FR 3254) withdrawaling its January 13, 2020 (85 FR 1747) correction notice and revising 49 CFR 5.23 in the December 27, 2019 (84 FR 71714) final rule.
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