Agency: DOT

Climate Deregulation Tracker

Agency: DOT

2017-10-05 FHWA Proposes to Rescind Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements for State and Regional Highway Planners Regulatory action DOT, FHWA

FHWA is proposing to repeal requirements for tracking and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from national highways. Comment deadline: November 6, 2017.

2017-08-10 EPA and NHTSA Open Public Comment Period for Reconsideration of Light Duty Emission Standards MY 2022-2025, Expand Review to Include MY 2021 Regulatory action DOT, EPA, NHTSA

EPA and NHTSA opened a public comment period on the reconsideration of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years (MY) 2022-2025. EPA is also taking comment on whether the MY 2021 standards are appropriate. Public comments will be accepted for 45 days after this announcement is published in the Federal Register.

2017-07-12 NHTSA Delays and Reconsiders Rule Establishing Civil Penalties for Fuel Efficiency Violations Regulatory action DOT, NHTSA

NHTSA has delayed indefinitely the effective date of an Obama-era rule to increase penalties on automakers that don’t meet fuel efficiency standards, pending its reconsideration of the rule. NHTSA is accepting comments on the rule reconsideration through October 10, 2017.

2017-05-19 Federal Highway Administration Delays GHG Metric for Assessing Highway Performance Regulatory action DOT, FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) indefinitely delayed the effective date of a climate metric which would have required state and regional highway planners receiving federal funding to tally and report anticipated greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles traveling on their roads.

2017-03-21 FHWA Postpones Rule Establishing GHG Reporting Standards for Federal Highway Projects Regulatory action DOT, FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has postponed the effective date of a rule establishing natural performance management standards for federal highway projects until . The rule requires local and state transportation planners to measure and account for the greenhouse gas emissions of highway projects that receive federal funding.

2017-02-13 FHWA Postpones Rule Establishing GHG Reporting Standards for Federal Highway Projects Regulatory action DOT, FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) postponed the effective date of a rule establishing natural performance management standards for federal highway projects until March 21, 2017, in accordance with the regulatory freeze issued by the White House on January 21, 2017. The postponed rule requires local and state transportation planners to measure and account for the greenhouse gas emissions of highway projects that receive federal funding.

2017-01-26 Department of Transportation Withdraws Proposed Rule Establishing a National Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program Regulatory action DOT

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would implement the requirement under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 to establish a national tire fuel efficiency consumer information program for replacement tires designed for use on motor vehicles. DOT undertook this action pursuant to President Trump’s memorandum calling for a regulatory freeze pending review of regulations.