Federal DBE Rules Changing – WANT TO BE HEARD?
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is considering changes to its disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program — and that you can tell them what you think about these changes? You can read a summary of or a detailed document about the changes which cover topics such as: certification; good faith efforts; goal-setting; termination/replacement of DBE subcontractors;, and trucking services. The department has extended the public comment period until December 24th. You can comment in several ways (as long as you do so by December 24th!):
You may submit comments (identified by the agency name and DOT Docket ID Number OST–2012–0147) by any of the following methods:
- Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
- Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001.
- Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
- Fax: 202–493–2251.
Note that all comments received will become part of the docket and will be posted without change to www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided and will be available to internet users. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477) or you may visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR2010-29/pdf/2010-32876.pdfDocket. For internet access to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to www.regulations.gov. Background documents and comments received may also be viewed at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m.and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.