Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board will conduct an online virtual meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT on February 9, 2021. The online virtual meeting can be accessed at https://usace1.webex.com/​meet/​ndc.nav, Public Call-in: USA Toll-Free 844-800-2712, USA Caller Paid/International Toll: 1-669-234-1177 Access Code: 199 117……...

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Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancies; Solicitation of Nominations

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The Surface Transportation Board hereby gives notice of vacancies on RSTAC for two small railroad representatives. The Board seeks suggestions for candidates to fill these vacancies. Nominations are due on February 12, 2021. The Board, created in 1996 to take over many of the functions previously performed……...

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International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce Public Meeting Notice

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The International Trade Administration has posted a notice of open meeting, schedule and proposed topics of discussion for the public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. The meeting will be held on January 28, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m….…...

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Interior Least Tern From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing the inland population of the least tern (Interior least tern) (Sterna (now Sternula) antillarum), from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to recovery. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial……...

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USACE: Reissuance and Modification of Nationwide Permits

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) Nationwide Permits (NWPs) authorize certain activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The NWPs help protect the aquatic environment and the public interest by providing incentives to reduce impacts on jurisdictional waters and wetlands……...

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U.S. MTSNAC; Notice of Solicitation for Applications for Potential Members

January 8, 2021

Federal Register (full link below): Pursuant to authority delegated by the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to the Maritime Administrator (Administrator), the Maritime Administration (MARAD) requests nominations for membership on the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC). Applications must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. ET on February 8, 2021. After that date,……...

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Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) Demonstration Program.

December 31, 2020

The Build America Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) Demonstration Program. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, enacted in December 2015, authorized the establishment of a Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Demonstration Program (the Program) to assist entities in developing improved infrastructure……...

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Federal Railroad Administration (FRA): Regulations Governing Brake Inspections, Tests, and Equipment

December 11, 2020

Federal Register (full link below) FRA is revising its regulations governing brake inspections, tests, and equipment. The changes include the incorporation of relief from various provisions provided in long-standing waivers related to single car air brake tests, end-of-train devices, helper service, and brake maintenance. FRA is also extending the time that freight rail equipment can……...

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Federal Railroad Administration (FRA): Railroad Workplace Safety

December 11, 2020

Federal Register (full link below) FRA is proposing to revise its regulations governing railroad workplace safety to: Allow for the use of alternative security standards for electronic display systems used to view track authority information for roadway worker safety, and exempt certain drone roadway maintenance machines from existing environmental control requirements. These proposals would reduce……...

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Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations

November 2, 2020

November 2, 2020: Federal Register (full link below) Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to request nominations to serve as representatives on the Inland Waterways Users Board, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Section 302 of Public Law 99-662 established the Inland Waterways……...

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