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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL85 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Whistleblower Program 
Abstract:

This rule would establish the procedures and standards to implement the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, sections 24351 and 24352 of Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)( Pub. L. 114-94 (Dec. 4, 2015), codified at 49 U.S.C. section 30172. The regulations will implement the whistleblower program. It is intended to enhance the protections provided to whistleblowers and generally explains the scope of the whistleblower program to the public and potential whistleblowers. It further defines certain terms critical to the operation of the whistleblower program and outlines the procedures for submitting original information, applying for awards, the Agency's procedures for making decisions on the claims, appeals of such decisions, and payment of the award. It also discusses communications with individuals reporting safety information, keeping the confidentiality of the whistleblowers' identity, and prohibiting retaliation.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 513   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30172    49 U.S.C. 322    5 U.S.C. 552    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Publish  06/04/2017 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  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: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sarah E Sorg
Senior Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4252