Wednesday, May 5, 2021

DOT Publishes Regulatory Review Notice

Today DOT published a notice in the Federal Register (86 FR 23876-23877) that the Department was seeking public input on the regulatory review DOT is conducting in accordance with two Biden Administration executive orders; EO 13990 – “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis”, and EO 13992 – “Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation”. DOT is inviting the public to provide input on existing rules and other agency actions for the Department's consideration regarding consistency with the policies and objectives of these executive orders.

The notice discusses the presidential directives from EO 13990 and EO 13992. It also mentions the specific directive from the President for DOT to review the Liquified Natural Gas by Rail rulemaking finalized last summer.

In requesting these public comments, DOT is looking for specific information about each recommendation. The items of interest listed below are not intended to limit target of recommendations, but rather to ensure that the recommendations will provide actionable items for consideration.

Specific reference to regulation or agency action,

Description of the effects of the identified regulation or agency action,

Description of potential alternative action, and

Examples of the affected entities or projects.

Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket number DOT-OST-2021-0036). Comments should be submitted by June 4th, 2021.

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