DOT Seeks Comments on Review of Existing Regulations

Pursuant to Executive Order 13990, Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis, and Executive Order 13992, Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that it is currently reviewing its existing regulations and other agency actions to determine whether they are consistent with the policies and objectives of the Administration.  EO 13990 seeks to address topics such as empowering workers and communities, promoting and protecting public health and the environment, conserving national treasures and monuments, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and bolstering resilience to climate change.  It also specifically directs DOT to review and consider proposed rules suspending, revising, or rescinding ‘‘The SAFE Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program,’’ and ‘‘The SAFE Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021– 2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.’’  E.O. 13992 sets 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.’’  As part of its review, the DOT seeks public input on existing rules and other agency actions for DOT’s consideration regarding consistency with the Executive Orders, including with respect to transportation safety.