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Subtitle A-Office of the
Secretary of Transportation



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Organization and delegation of powers and duties.
Official seal................
Rulemaking procedures...
Implementation of Equal Access to Justice Act in

agency proceedings ...........
Public availability of information
Classification and declassification of national se-

curity information and material
Testimony of employees of the Department and

production of records in legal proceedings..
Maintenance of and access to records pertaining

to individuals..........
Intergovernmental review of Department of

Transportation programs and activities
Nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs

of the Department of Transportation-effectua

tion of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....
Participation by minority business enterprise in

Department of Transportation programs..
Uniform relocation and real property acquisition

for Federal and federally-assisted programs.........
Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in

programs and activities receiving or benefitting

from Federal financial assistance .......
Debarments, suspensions and voluntary exclu-

sions ..........
Standard time zone boundaries
Medals of honor.....
Recommendations to the President under section

801 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958.........
Implementation of Federal Claims Collection Act

of 1966 .........
Audits of State and Local Governments







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International air transportation fair competitive

practices ............
Aircraft allocation ...........
Advisory committees .......
Enforcement of restrictions on post-employment

activities ..........
Employee responsibilities and conduct

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Appendix to Subtitle A–United States Railway Associa

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Subpart A-General

8 1.1 Purpose.

This part describes the organization of the Department of Transportation and provides for the performance of duties imposed upon, and the exercise of powers vested, in the Secretary of Transportation by law.

Subpart C-Delegations 1.41 Purpose. 1.42 Exercise of authority. 1.43 General limitations and reservations. 1.44 Reservation of authority. 1.45 Delegations to all Administrators. 1.46 Delegations to Commandant of the

Coast Guard. 1.47 Delegations to Federal Aviation Ad

ministrator. 1.48 Delegations to Federal Highway Ad

ministrator. 1.49 Delegations to Federal Railroad Ad

ministrator. 1.50 Delegations to National Highway

Traffic Safety Administrator. 1.51 Delegations to Urban Mass Transpor

tation Administrator. 1.52 Delegations to Saint Lawrence Seaway

Development Corporation Administra

tor. 1.53 Delegations to Research and Special

Programs Administrator. 1.54 Delegations to all Secretarial Officers. 1.55 Delegations to Deputy Secretary. 1.56 Delegations to Assistant Secretary for

Policy and International Affairs. 1.56a Delegations to the Designated Senior

Career Official, Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Policy and International

Affairs. 1.57 Delegations to General Counsel. 1.57a Delegations to the Deputy General

Counsel. 1.58 Delegations to Assistant Secretary for

Budget and Programs. 1.59 Delegations to Assistant Secretary for

Administration. 1.59a Redelegations by the Assistant Secre

tary for Administration. 1.60 Delegations to the Inspector General. 1.61 Delegations to Assistant Secretary for

Governmental Affairs. 1.62 Delegations to the Director of Small

and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

8 1.2 Definitions.

As used in this part, “Administrator" includes:

(a) The Coast Guard Commandant.

(b) The Federal Aviation Administrator.

(c) The Federal Highway Administrator.

(d) The Federal Railroad Administrator.

(e) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator.

(f) The Urban Mass Transportation Administrator.

(g) The Administrator of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

(h) The Research and Special Programs Administrator.

(i) The Maritime Administrator. [Amdt. 1-113, 40 FR 43901, Sept. 24, 1975, as amended by Amdt. 1-157, 45 FR 83403, Dec. 18, 1980; Amdt. 1-164, 46 FR 47458, Sept. 28, 1981]

8 1.3 Organization of the Department.

(a) The Secretary of Transportation is the head of the Department.

(b) The Department is comprised of the Office of the Secretary and the following operating elements, the heads of which report directly to the Secretary:

(1) The U.S. Coast Guard, headed by the Commandant.

(2) The Federal Aviation Administration, headed by the Administrator.

(3) The Federal Highway Administration, headed by the Administrator.

(4) The Federal Railroad Administration, headed by the Administrator.

(5) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, headed by the Administrator.

(6) The Urban Mass Transportation Administration, headed by the Administrator.

(7) The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, headed the Administrator.

(8) The Research and Special Programs Administration, headed by the Administrator.

(9) The Maritime Administration, headed by the Administrator and including within it the Maritime Subsidy Board composed of the Maritime Administrator, the Deputy Maritime Administrator, and the Chief Counsel of the Maritime Administration. (Amdt. 1-113, 40 FR 43901, Sept. 24, 1975, as amended by Amdt. 1-157, 45 FR 83403, Dec. 18, 1980; Amdt. 1-164, 46 FR 47458, Sept. 28, 1981)

(7) Effective management of the Department as a whole.

(b) U.S. Coast Guard. Is responsible for:

(1) Upon the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States:

(i) Enforcing or assistance in enforcing applicable Federal laws;

(ii) Administering laws and promulgating and enforcing regulations for promoting safety of life and property, covering all matters not specifically delegated by law to some other executive department or reserved to the States;

(iii) Developing, establishing, maintaining, and operating with due regard to the requirements of national defense, aids to navigation, icebreaking facilities, and rescue facilities for promoting safety; and

(2) Maintaining a state of readiness to function as a specialized service in the Navy, in time of war or when the President shall direct, as provided in section 3 of Title 14, nited States Code.

(c) The Federal Aviation Administration. Is responsible for:

(1) Promulgating and enforcing regulations on all safety matters relating to the manufacture, operation, and maintenance of aircraft;

(2) Registering aircraft and recording rights in aircraft;

(3) Developing, modifying, testing, and evaluating systems, procedures, facilities, and devices needed for the safe and efficient navigation and traffic control of aircraft;

(4) Locating, constructing or installing, maintaining, and operating Federal aids to air navigation, wherever necessary;

(5) Developing air traffic regulations, and administering air traffic control of civil and military air operations within U.S. airspace;

(6) Providing grants-in-aid for developing public airports; and

(7) Promoting and encouraging civil aviation abroad through technical aviation assistance to other governments.

(d) The Federal Highway Administration. Is responsible for:

(1) Planning, in cooperation with the States, the national highway system;

8 1.4 General responsibilities.

(a) Office of the Secretary. Provides for:

(1) Leadership in formulating and executing well-balanced national and international transportation objectives, policies, and programs;

(2) Stimulating and promoting research and development in all modes and types of transportation, with special emphasis on transportation safety;

(3) Coordinating the various transportation programs of the Federal Government;

(4) Encouraging maximum private development of transportation services;

(5) Responsive, timely, and effective liaison with Congress, and public and private organizations on transportation matters;

(6) Innovative approaches to urban transportation and environmental enhancement programs; and

(2) Providing for improving, in cooperation with the States, roads on the Federal-aid primary, secondary, and interstate highway systems and urban extensions thereof;

(3) Highway beautification and scenic enhancement of the Federal-aid highway systems;

(4) Surveying and constructing forest highway system roads, defense highways and access roads, and parkways and roads in national parks and other federally administered areas;

(5) Inspecting records of motor carriers operating in interstate commerce, inspecting motor carrier vehicles, and investigating accidents and reporting violations of motor carrier safety regulations; and

(6) Developing and administering uniform State standards for highway safety programs with respect to identification and surveillance of accident locations; highway design, construction, and maintenance, including highway related aspects of pedestrian safety; and traffic control devices.

(e) The Federal Railroad Administration. Is responsible for:

(1) Operating and managing the Alaska Railroad;

(2) Conducting research and development activity in support of improved rail transportation;

(3) Regulating safety functions pertaining to railroads, express companies, and water carriers operating in connection with railroads under common control, management, or arrangement for continuous carriage or shipment; and

(4) Investigating and issuing reports concerning collisions, derailments, and other railroad accidents resulting in serious injury to persons or to the property of a railroad.

(f) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Is responsible for:

(1) Promulgating uniform standards for developing State highway safety programs, except for those standards the development and administration of which are delegated to the Federal Highway Administration.

(2) Establishing, prescribing, and enforcing National standards for improving safety in the operation and per

formance of motor vehicles and equipment.

(3) Informing the public of the comparative characteristics and operational cost of passenger motor vehicles and requiring display of comparative insurance costs by automobile dealers.

(4) Administering a program of mandatory automotive fuel economy standards for passenger and non-passenger automobiles for model year 1978 and beyond.

(5) Establishing safeguards for the protection of purchasers with respect to the sale of motor vehicles having altered or reset odometers and enforcing the prohibition against tampering with odometers.

(g) The Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Is responsible for:

(1) Exercising the authority vested in the Secretary for developing comprehensive and coordinated mass transportation systems to serve metropolitan and other urban areas;

(2) Administering urban mass transportation programs and functions; and

(3) Assuring appropriate liaison and coordination with other governmental organization, with respect to the foregoing.

(h) The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Is responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of that part of the St. Lawrence Seaway within the territorial limits of the United States.

(i) The Research and Special Programs Administration. Is responsible for:

(1) Planning, developing, initiating and managing programs in all fields of transportation research and development. Maintaining the capability to perform research and analysis in transportation planning and socio-economic effects, program management, and technological support in response to request for line participation in DOT policy formulations. Particular efforts will be made on transportation systems problems, advanced transportation concepts, and on multimodal transportation. RSPA will develop and maintain a vital statistics and related transportation information data base;

(2) Exercising for the Secretary the multimodal hazardous materials (HM) program and prescribing and enforc


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