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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL85 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Whistleblower Program 

This rule would establish the procedures and standards to implement the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, FAST Act sections 24351 and 24352, 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 it 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, confidentiality of the whistleblowers' identity, and a prohibition against 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: Fully or Partially Exempt 
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 Final Rule  06/04/2017 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2020 
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 
Agency Contact:
Sarah Sorg
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4252