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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC64 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Changes to Joint FHWA and FTA Regulations that Implement NEPA (RRTF) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would update the Federal Highway Administration's, Federal Transit Administration's, and FRA's National Environmental Policy Act implementation. The regulatory updates coincide with the changes in the environmental review process for these Department of Transportation agencies made by 23 U.S.C. 139. Those changes include reduction in time periods in the environmental procedures already implemented, and changes necessary to address the procedural coordination revisions in the environmental review process made by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and the FAST Act. This rulemaking will make the environmental review processes the operating administrations responsible for surface transportation use more consistent, and will reduce compliance burdens on project sponsors. The rulemaking is both regulatory and de-regulatory and it would enable FRA to discontinue using current procedures in favor of less burdensome project delivery processes. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 264   
Legal Authority: 49 CFR 1.81(a)(4)    49 CFR 1.81(a)(5)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/29/2017  82 FR 45530   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/28/2017 
Final Rule  11/00/2018 
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:
Kathryn Gresham
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063
Email: kathryn.gresham@dot.gov