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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Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice

October 6, 2020

October 2, 2020: Federal Register (full link below) The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the Federal advisory committee online virtual meeting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This meeting is open to the public. The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board will…

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U.S. Coast Guard: Proposed Rule

October 6, 2020

Federal Register (full link below) Operational Risk Assessments for Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas as Fuel, and Updates to Industry Standards The U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations concerning waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied hazardous gas (LHG). The…

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U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

July 9, 2020

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces a public meeting of the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC) to discuss advice and recommendations for the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the marine transportation system. The webinar-based (online) public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4:00…

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Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting

July 5, 2020

Federal Register (full link below) The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the Federal advisory committee online virtual meeting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This meeting is open to the public. The meeting will be held July 22 at 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm…

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