The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking comments on its existing regulations and other agency actions to determine whether they are consistent with the policies and national objectives set forth in two Executive Orders (E.O.s) issued by President Biden on January 20, 2021.
In E.O. 13990, “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,” the president acknowledged the nation's “abiding commitment to empower our workers and communities, promote and protect our public health and the environment; and conserve our national treasures and monuments, places that secure our national memory.”
In E.O. 13992, “Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation,” the president set forth the administration's policy “to use available tools to confront the urgent challenges facing the nation, including the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, economic recovery, racial justice, and climate change."
The DOT seeks input from the public on existing regulations or other agency actions for the Department's consideration regarding consistency with the policies and objectives of these executive orders. Comments should be received on or before June 4, 2021.