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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL85 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Whistleblower Program 

This notice proposes to establish the procedures 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 proposed regulations would implement the whistleblower program. The proposed regulations would enhance the protections provided to whistleblowers and codify the scope of the whistleblower program. The rulemaking would define certain terms critical to the operation of the whistleblower program, outline 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 would also contain provisions relating to the confidentiality of the whistleblower’s identity and a prohibition against whistleblower 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 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 513   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 30172    49 USC 322    5 USC 552    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Publish  06/04/2017 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2022 
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