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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL71 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grants and GDL Qualification Requirements 

On December 4, 2015, the President signed into law the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), Public Law 114-94, which among other things, amended the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) highway safety grant program (23 U.S.C. 402) and the national priority safety program grants (23 U.S.C. 405). FAST Act requires NHTSA to award grants pursuant to rulemaking (Sec. 4001(d)) and to establish the minimum qualification criteria for the graduated driver licensing (GDL) grant in accordance with the notice and comment provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (23 U.S.C. 405(g)(3)(A)). NHTSA must expedite a rulemaking to implement and provide sufficient notice to the States of the statutory amendments to the qualification criteria of the State GDL incentive grant under 23 U.S.C. 405(g). By statute, NHTSA must issue fiscal year 2017 grants as early in the fiscal year as possible. For fiscal year 2017 grants, the statutory grant application date is July 1, 2016. Failure to make awards within each fiscal year in a timely manner will negatively impact State highway safety programs. Once the rule becomes effective, States need sufficient time to pass complaint legislation and apply for the grants.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 23 CFR 1300   
Legal Authority: 23 U.S.C. 405    Pub. L. 114-94, sec. 4001    Pub. L. 114-94, sec. 4005   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule Effective  05/23/2016 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  10/31/2016 
Final Action  06/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Merged with 2127-AL29, Merged with 2127-AL30 
Agency Contact:
Russell Ian Krupen
Attorney Advisor
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-1834
Fax:202 366-3820