[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 179 (Wednesday, September 16, 1998)]
[Pages 49630-49631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-24761]



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.


Electronic Access

    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

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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 
commenting on.

    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 
[FR Doc. 98-24761 Filed 9-15-98; 8:45 am]