This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
23 CFR Part 655
[FHWA Docket No. FHWA-1998-4720]
Revision of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices;
Tourist Oriented Directional Signs, Recreation and Cultural Interest
Signs, and Traffic Controls for Bicycle Facilities
AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice of proposed amendments to the Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices (MUTCD); request for comments.
SUMMARY: The MUTCD is incorporated by reference in FHWA regulations
regarding traffic control devices on Federal-aid and other streets and
highways, approved by the Federal Highway Administrator, and recognized
as the national standard for traffic control on all public roads.
This document proposes new text for the MUTCD in Chapter 2G-Tourist
Oriented Directional Signs (TODS), Chapter 2H-Recreation and Cultural
Interest Area Signs, and Part 9, Traffic Controls for Bicycle
Facilities. The purpose of this rewrite effort is to reformat the text
for clarity of intended meanings, to include metric dimensions and
values for the design and installation of traffic control devices, and
to improve the overall organization and discussion of the contents in
the MUTCD. The proposed changes to the MUTCD are intended to expedite
traffic, promote uniformity, improve safety, and incorporate technology
advances in traffic control device application.
DATES: Submit comments on or before March 24, 2000.
ADDRESSES: Signed, written comments should refer to the docket number
that appears at the top of this document and must be submitted to the
Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20590-0001. All comments received will be available for
examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring
notification of receipt of comments must include a self-addressed,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the notice
of proposed amendments contact Ms. Linda Brown, Office of Highway
Safety, Room 3414, (202) 366-2192, or Mr. Raymond Cuprill, Office of
Chief Counsel, Room 4217, (202) 366-0834, Department of Transportation,
Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC
Internet users can access all comments received by the U.S. DOT
Dockets, Room PL 401, by using the universal resource locator
(URL):http/dms.dot.gov. It is available 24 hours each day, 365 days
each year. Please follow the instructions online for more information
and help. An electronic copy of this notice of proposed amendment may
be downloaded using a modem and suitable communications software from
the Government Printing Office's Electronic Bulletin Board Service at
(202) 512-1661. Internet users may reach the Federal Register's home
page at: http://www.nara.gov/fedreg and the Government Printing
Office's database at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.
The text for the proposed sections of the MUTCD is available from
the FHWA Office of Highway Safety (HHS-10) or from the FHWA Home Page
at the URL: http://www.ohs.fhwa.dot.gov/devices/mutcd.html. Please note
that the current rewrite sections contained in this docket for MUTCD
Chapters 2G, 2H, and Part 9 will take approximately 8 weeks from the
date of publication before they will be available at this web site.
The 1988 MUTCD with its revisions are available for inspection and
copying as prescribed in 49 CFR Part 7. It may be purchased for $57.00
(Domestic) or $71.25 (Foreign) from the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-
7954, Stock No. 650-001-00001-0. This document is being issued to
provide an opportunity for public comment on the desirability of
proposed amendments to the MUTCD. Based on the comments received and
upon its own experience, the FHWA may issue a final rule concerning the
proposed changes included in this document.
The National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD)
has taken the lead in this effort to rewrite and reformat the MUTCD.
The NCUTCD is a national organization of individuals from the American
Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the National Association
of County Engineers (NACE), the American Public Works Association
(APWA), and other organizations that have extensive experience in the
installation and maintenance of traffic control devices. The NCUTCD
voluntarily assumed the arduous task of rewriting and reformatting the
MUTCD, which is incorporated by reference in 23 CFR part 655, subpart
F. The NCUTCD proposal is available from the U.S. DOT Dockets (see
address above). Pursuant to 23 CFR Part 655, the FHWA is responsible
for approval of changes to the MUTCD.
The FHWA announced its intent to rewrite and reformat the MUTCD on
January 10, 1992, at 57 FR 1134. Although the MUTCD will be revised in
its entirety, it is being completed in phases due to the enormous
volume of text. The FHWA reviewed the NCUTCD's proposal for MUTCD Part
3--Markings, Part 4--Signals, and Part 8--Traffic Control for Roadway-
Rail Intersections. The summary of proposed changes for Parts 3, 4, and
8 were published as Phase 1 of the MUTCD rewrite effort in a previous
notice of proposed amendment dated January 6, 1997, at 62 FR 691. The
FHWA reviewed the NCUTCD's proposal for Part 1--General Provisions and
Part 7--Traffic Control for School Areas. The summary of proposed
changes for Parts 1 and 7 were published as phase 2 of the MUTCD
rewrite effort in a previous notice of proposed amendment dated
December 5, 1997, at 62 FR 64324. The FHWA reviewed the NCUTCD's
proposal for Chapter 2A--General Provisions and Standards for Signs,
Chapter 2D--Guide Signs for
Conventional Roads, Chapter 2E--Guide Signs for Expressways and
Freeways, Chapter 2F--Specific Service Signs, and Chapter 2I--Signing
for Civil Defense. The summary of proposed changes for Chapters 2A, 2D,
2E, 2F, and 2I were published as Phase 3 of the MUTCD rewrite effort in
a previous notice of proposed amendment dated June 11, 1998, at 63 FR
This notice of proposed amendment is Phase 4 of the MUTCD rewrite
effort and includes the summary of proposed changes for MUTCD Chapter
2G, Chapter 2H, and Part 9. The public will have an opportunity to
review and comment on the remaining parts of the MUTCD in a future
notice of proposed amendment. The remaining parts and chapters are as
follows: Part 5--Traffic Control for Low Volume Roads; Part 6--Traffic
Control for Construction, Maintenance, Utility, and Incident
Management; Part 10--Traffic Control for Light Rail Operations; Chapter
2B--Regulatory Signs; and Chapter 2C--Warning Signs; Update for Part
1--General Provisions; and an Update for Part 4--Signals.
The FHWA invites comments on the proposed text for Chapter 2G,
Chapter 2H, and Part 9 of the MUTCD. A summary of the significant
changes contained in these sections of the Manual are discussed in this
notice of proposed amendment. The proposed new style of the MUTCD would
be a 3-ring binder with 8\1/2\ x 11 inch pages. Each part of the MUTCD
would be printed separately in a bound format and then included in the
3-ring binder. If someone needed to reference information on a specific
part of the MUTCD, it would be easy to remove that individual part from
the binder. The proposed new text would be in column format and contain
four categories as follows: (1) Standards--representing ``shall''
conditions; (2) Guidance--representing ``should'' conditions; (3)
Options--representing ``may'' conditions; and (4) Support--representing
descriptive and/or general information. This new format would make it
easier to distinguish standards, guidance, and optional conditions for
the design, placement, and application of traffic control devices. For
review purposes during this rewrite effort, dimensions will be shown in
both metric and English units. This will make it easier to compare text
shown in the 1988 Edition with the proposed new edition. However, the
adopted final version of the new MUTCD will be solely in metric units.
This effort to rewrite and reformat the MUTCD will be an ongoing
activity over the next two to three years.
Discussion of Proposed Amendments to Chapter 2G--Tourist Oriented
Directional Signs (TODS)
The following items are the most significant proposed revisions to
In Section 2G.1, paragraph 1, the FHWA proposes to define the terms
``panel'' and ``sign'' as used throughout Chapter 2G. The proposed
definition is as follows: A ``panel'' consists of the name or
identification of the business, service, or activity facility. A
tourist oriented directional ``sign'' consists of one or more panels.
In Section 2G.1, paragraph 5, the FHWA proposes to add a
recommended criteria that tourist oriented directional signs (TODS)
should not be used where the facility and its on-premise advertising
signs are readily visible from the roadway. This is consistent with the
proposed criteria for specific service signs (Chapter 2F) in a
previously published notice of proposed amendment.
In Section 2G.2, paragraph 2, the FHWA proposes to include a
standard that each tourist oriented directional panel shall display
only one eligible business, service, or activity facility.
In the 1988 MUTCD, Figure 2-53 shows 6 feet as the maximum sign
height for tourist oriented directional signs. To be consistent with
the figure, the FHWA proposes to include a discussion of this 6 feet
maximum sign height in paragraph 1 of the proposed text for Section
2G.4, Arrangement and Size of Signs. The FHWA also proposes to clarify
the text previously contained in the 1988 MUTCD for the arrangement,
number, and size of tourist oriented directional signs.
In 2G.5, paragraph 6, the FHWA proposes to include an OPTION to
clarify that in cases where directional word messages such as NEXT
RIGHT (LEFT) or AHEAD are appropriate for application, this additional
information may be added to the 6 feet maximum sign height.
In Section 2G.6, paragraph 5, the FHWA proposes to require that all
tourist directional signs (TODS), rather than only the advance TODS
signs as in the 1988 MUTCD, shall not obstruct the road user's view of
other traffic control devices. This is consistent with the current
policy that the location of other traffic control devices takes
precedence over the location of TODS.
In Section 2G.7, paragraph 1, the FHWA proposes to add the equal
opportunity criteria of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.
L. 88-352, 78 Stat. 241) as a STANDARD condition for TODS, since most
Federal programs require compliance with the Title VI regulations. This
is consistent with what was proposed for specific service signs in
Section 2F.1, paragraph 4.
Discussion of Proposed Amendments to Chapter 2H--Recreation and
Cultural Interest Symbol Signs
The following are the most significant proposed changes to Chapter
Chapter 2H contains standards for the design, application, and
placement of recreational and cultural interest signs. Based on a
Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Highway Administration
and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, many of the
symbols used by the Forest Service are adopted by reference in the
MUTCD and ``Standard Highway Signs'' (SHS) Book.<SUP>1</SUP> These
symbols were referred to as the ``88 Forest Service Symbol Signs.'' In
1997, the Forest Service submitted a request to modify some and adopt
other recreational and cultural interest area symbols. Diagrams of
these signs are shown in the proposed text. The proposed text can be
requested from the FHWA, Office of Highway Safety as indicated in the
preface of this notice of proposed amendment.
\1\ ``Standard Highway Signs,'' FHWA, 1979 Edition is included
by reference in the 1988 MUTCD. It is available for purchase from
the Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O.
Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. It is available for
inspection and copying at the FHWA Washington Headquarters and all
FHWA division Offices as prescribed at 49 CFR part 7.
The FHWA proposes to modify the following existing recreation and
cultural interest signs to improve their visibility and make the sign
design less complex: Litter Container (RG-130), Ranger Station (RG-
170), Picnic Area (RM-120), Laundry (RA-060), Sleeping Shelter (RA-110)
and Interpretative Trail (RL-130).
The FHWA is proposing to adopt the following Forest Service symbols
and include them in the SHS Book: Motor Home (RM-200), Group Picnicking
(RM-220), Group Camping (RM-210), Dog (RG-240), Seaplane (RG-260),
Family Restroom (RA-150), Helicopter (RA-160), All-Terrain Vehicle (RL-
170), Archer (RL-190), Hang Glider (RL-210), Fishing Pier (RW-160),
Hand Launch for Boating (RW-170), Kayak (RW-190), Wind Surf (RW-210),
and Chairlift for Skiing (RS-100).
In Section 2H.1, the FHWA proposes to expand the use of recreation
and cultural interest signs to provide the OPTION of using these
symbols on directional guide signs found on expressways and freeways.
MUTCD provided only the Winter and Marine recreation and cultural
interest signs for use on expressway and freeway guide signs.
Table II-6, ``Category and Usage Chart'' on pages 2H-3 and 2H-4 of
the 1988 MUTCD has been deleted. Based on the FHWA's proposal to expand
the use of recreation and cultural interest signs to include not just
conventional roads but also to include unrestricted use on expressways
and freeways as well, the discussion of road/type usage is no longer
appropriate. In addition, the signs and series numbers are more
appropriate for inclusion in the SHS Book.
In Section 2H.5, paragraph 1, the FHWA proposes to delete Table II-
7, ``Sign Sizes,'' of the 1988 MUTCD which shows the recreational and
cultural interest sign sizes based on road types. Instead of using this
table to discuss road types and sign sizes, the FHWA proposes to
discuss only the information on sign sizes. This information will be
shown in paragraph format rather than in a table.
In Section 2H.6, paragraph 1, the FHWA proposes to recommend that
the width of educational plaques used with recreational and cultural
interest signs should be equal to the width of the symbol sign. This
proposed change will simplify manufacturer specifications and sign
In the 1988 MUTCD, Sections 2H-10 through 2H-15 gave a general
description of the categories of recreation and cultural interest
symbol signs. The FHWA proposes to delete these sections since the
category titles are self-explanatory and the categories are shown in
Section 2H.4 of the proposed text. The FHWA proposes to show diagrams
and details for each sign category in the SHS Book.
Discussion of Proposed Amendments to Part 9--Traffic Controls for
The discussions contained in the following sections of the 1988
MUTCD are proposed for deletion: Sections 9A-1, 9A-4, 9A-6, 9A-7, and
9A-9. The information contained in these sections can be found in Part
1 of the MUTCD and to repeat this information would appear redundant.
In Section 9A.3, two additional definitions have been proposed:
``bicycle lane'' and ``shared use path.'' These terms were not listed
in the definitions section of the proposed text for Part 1, published
in the Federal Register dated December 5, 1997. However, the FHWA plans
to add these terms to the proposed definitions section of MUTCD Part 1,
in a notice of proposed amendment which will be published at a later
date. In Part 9 of the 1988 MUTCD, the term ``designated bicycle lane''
was used. The definition for the proposed term ``bicycle lane'' is
similar to the definition of ``designated bicycle lane.'' In Part 9 of
the 1988 MUTCD the term ``bicycle trail'' was used. The definition for
the proposed term ``shared use path'' is similar to the definition of
``bicycle trail'' except it has been expanded to include wheelchair
users, skaters, pedestrians, and joggers.
In Section 9B.1, the FHWA proposes to combine the discussion on
application and location of signs as previously discussed in sections
9B-1 and 9B-2 of the 1988 MUTCD into one section entitled,
``Application and Placement of Signs.'' In paragraph 2, the FHWA
proposes to include the dimensions shown in Figure 9-1 of the 1988
MUTCD for lateral sign clearance so that the text discusses the same
information shown in the figure. The FHWA proposes to change the
minimum vertical mounting height for ground-mounted signs used on
shared-paths clearance from 1.2 m (4 feet) to 2.1 m (7 feet) as
proposed in Section 2A-18. The minimum mounting height of signs used on
bicycle paths would remain 1.2 m (4 feet).
The FHWA proposes to add a new Table 9B.1 ``Bikeway Sign Sizes.''
This table shows the dimensions and sizes that are contained in the SHS
Book. The table eliminates the need to show the dimensions and sizes in
the associated MUTCD text discussion and the need to refer the reader
to the SHS Book.
In Section 9B.6, the FHWA proposes to change the title (shown in
the 1988 MUTCD Section 9B-8) from ``Designated Lane Signs'' to
``Preferential Bicycle Lane Signs.'' This proposed change is consistent
with the definition section in Part 1 of the MUTCD rewrite.
In Section 9B.7, the FHWA proposes to change the title (shown in
the 1988 MUTCD Section 9B-9) from ``Travelpath Restriction Signs'' to
``Shared Use Path Restriction Sign.'' This proposed change in
terminology more clearly indicates the specific sign and the specific
message that a facility is to be shared by pedestrians and bicycles.
In Section 9B.9, the FHWA proposes to change the title (shown in
the 1988 MUTCD Section 9B-11) from ``No Parking Signs'' to ``No Parking
Bicycle Lane Signs.'' This proposed change more clearly distinguishes
the fact that the signs are intended for bicycle lanes.
In Section 9B.10, the FHWA proposes to change the title (shown in
the 1988 MUTCD Section 9B-12) from ``Lane Use Control Signs'' to
``Bicycle Preferential Lane-Use Control Signs.'' This proposed change
more clearly distinguishes lane-use control signs that relate to
In Section 9B.17, paragraph 2, the FHWA proposes to change the
GUIDANCE from the 1988 MUTCD which recommends that the ``Bicycle Route
Marker'' (M1-8) should be used to establish a unique designation for a
State or local bicycle route. The FHWA proposes to change this
condition to an OPTION.
In Section 9C.2, paragraph 3, the FHWA proposes to clarify the
previous language in the 1988 MUTCD related to word messages stenciled
in the bike lanes. The FHWA proposes to clearly indicate that this
should be recommended practice. Pavement markings provide important
information to bicyclists, especially since the location of the
pavement marking is directly in the bicyclist's line of vision while
traveling. The FHWA is also proposing to add a new GUIDANCE to
recommend that pavement marking materials that will minimize loss of
traction for bicycles under wet conditions should be selected.
In Section 9C.3, paragraph 7, the FHWA proposes to change the
GUIDANCE to an OPTION for using a solid white line to separate
different types of users on shared use paths. The reason for this
proposed change is because there are other methods of separation that
may be used such as different pavement textures or materials.
The FHWA proposes to change the title of Section 9C.4 from
``Marking of Designated Bikeways'' to ``Marking of Preferential Bicycle
Lanes.'' This proposed change is consistent with the proposed new term
``Preferential Bicycle Lane'' that is defined in the proposed new
Section 1A.14, ``Definitions.'' Also in Section 9C.4, paragraph 2, the
FHWA proposes to add a sentence requiring signs to be used with the
preferential lane symbol. Using signs is particularly important for
notifying drivers of the appropriate travel lane for vehicle
positioning so as to prevent conflict with bicycle traffic. The FHWA
proposes to include the following new figures to demonstrate proper
installation of pavement marking treatments: Figure 9-4, ``Typical
Pavement Markings for Preferential Bicycle Lane on Two-Way Street'';
Figure 9-7, ``Typical Preferential Bicycle Lane Treatment at Right Turn
Only Lane''; and Figure 9-8, ``Typical Preferential Bicycle Lane
Treatment at Parking on Two-Way Street with Parking and Right Turn Only
The FHWA is also proposing to delete the preferential lane symbol
(diamond) for bicycles. The intended meaning of this symbol is to
indicate ``exclusive use lanes.'' However, many people misinterpret the
meaning of this symbol to apply to high occupancy vehicles (HOV) lanes
only. Both the R3-16 and R3-17 signs and the pavement marking would be
affected by this proposed change. Bicycle lanes would be identified by
using the bicycle symbol or the words ``BIKE LANE'' or ``BIKE LANE
ONLY'' as pavement markings. See Figure 9-5 for an example of these
markings. Please note that such a change would include a very generous
phase-in period so as not to be a financial burden on those
implementing the changes. FHWA is considering a compliance date of 7 to
10 years after publication in the Federal Register.
FHWA is also adding two new symbol signs: (1) the R3-17a is for
situations where ``on street parking'' is allowed next to a bicycle
lane, and (2) the R3-16a is used to indicate that a bicycle lane is
In Section 9C.6 the FHWA proposes changing the title from ``Object
Markers on Bicycle Trails'' to ``Object Markers on Shared Use Paths.''
The proposed term ``Shared Use Paths'' is a more accurate description
than bicycle trails. The proposed definition of shared use paths is ``A
separate trail or path from which motor vehicles are prohibited and
which is for the shared use of bicyclists, skaters, wheelchair users,
joggers, and pedestrians. Where such trail or path forms a part of a
highway, it is separated from the roadways for motor vehicle traffic by
an open space or barrier.''
The FHWA proposes including a separate Section 9C.7 to cover the
discussion on pavement markings used for obstructions on bikeways.
Although this discussion was formerly included as part of the
discussion on object markers, the FHWA believes that separating these
two distinct types of traffic control devices is appropriate.
In Section 9D.2, the FHWA proposes to combine the discussion on
visibility requirements with the discussion on signal operations for
bicycles. In the 1988 MUTCD (Sections 9D-2 and 9D-3) these two
discussions were inappropriately handled as separate sections. The two
sections are related and should be combined. Instead of using the term
``programmed signals,'' the FHWA proposes to use the term ``visibility-
limited signal faces.'' The FHWA proposes to make it a requirement that
signal timing on bikeways be reviewed and adjusted to consider the
visibility needs of bicyclists.
Discussion of Adopted Amendments to Part 9 of the 1988 MUTCD
The following adopted change was published in a previous final rule
on June 19, 1998, at 63 FR 33546 and is highlighted in this discussion
of proposed changes for purpose of consistency:
Section 9B.2, paragraph 5 has been modified to reference the option
to use fluorescent yellow-green as the background color for Bicycle
The following adopted change was published in a previous final rule
on January 9, 1997, at 62 FR 1368 and is highlighted in this discussion
of proposed changes for purpose of consistency:
Section 9B.15, paragraph 2 has been modified to reference the
option to use the ``Share the Road'' (W16-1) sign in situations where
there is a need to warn motorists to watch for bicyclists traveling
along the highway.
Rulemaking Analyses and Notices
All comments received before the close of business on the comment
closing date indicated above will be considered and will be available
for examination in the docket at the above address. Comments received
after the comment closing date will be <strong>filed</strong> in the docket and will be
considered to the extent practicable, but the FHWA may issue a final
rule at any time after the close of the comment period. In addition to
late comments, the FHWA will also continue to file in the docket
relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing
date, and interested persons should continue to examine the docket for
Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) and DOT
Regulatory Policies and Procedures
The FHWA has determined preliminarily that this action will not be
a significant regulatory action within the meaning of Executive Order
12866 or significant within the meaning of Department of Transportation
regulatory policies and procedures. It is anticipated that the economic
impact of this rulemaking would be minimal. The new standards and other
changes proposed in this notice are intended to improve traffic
operations and provide additional guidance, clarification, and optional
applications for traffic control devices. The FHWA expects that these
proposed changes will create uniformity and enhance safety and mobility
at little additional expense to public agencies or the motoring public.
Therefore, a full regulatory evaluation is not required.
Regulatory Flexibility Act
In compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (Public Law 96-
354, 5 U.S.C. 601-612), the FHWA has evaluated the effects of this
proposed action on small entities. This notice of proposed rulemaking
adds some new and alternative traffic control devices and traffic
control device applications. The proposed new standards and other
changes are intended to expedite traffic, improve safety, and provide a
more uniform application of traffic control devices. Since most of the
proposed revisions provide recommended practice, expanded guidance, and
clarification of existing information, the FHWA hereby certifies that
these proposed revisions would not have a significant economic impact
on a substantial number of small entities.
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995
This proposed rule would not impose a Federal mandate resulting in
the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the
aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any one
year (2 U.S.C. 1532).
Executive Order 12612 (Federalism Assessment)
This action has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and
criteria contained in Executive Order 12612, and the FHWA anticipates
that this action would not have sufficient federalism implications to
warrant the preparation of a federalism assessment. The MUTCD is
incorporated by reference in 23 CFR part 655, subpart F, which requires
that changes to the national standards issued by the FHWA shall be
adopted by the States or other Federal agencies within two years of
issuance. The proposed amendment is in keeping with the Secretary of
Transportation's authority under 23 U.S.C. 109(d), 315, and 402(a) to
promulgate uniform guidelines to promote the safe and efficient use of
the highway. To the extent that this amendment would override any
existing State requirements regarding traffic control devices, it does
so in the interests of national uniformity.
Executive Order 12372 (Intergovernmental Review)
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205,
Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing
Executive Order 12372 regarding
intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply
to this program.
Paperwork Reduction Act
This action does not contain a collection of information
requirement for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
National Environmental Policy Act
The agency has analyzed this action for the purpose of the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and has
determined that this action would not have any effect on the quality of
Regulation Identification Number
A regulation identification number (RIN) is assigned to each
regulatory action listed in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations.
The Regulatory Information Service Center publishes the Unified Agenda
in April and October of each year. The RIN contained in the heading of
this document can be used to cross reference this action with the
List of Subjects in 23 CFR Part 655
Design standards, Grant programs--transportation, Highways and
roads, Incorporation by reference, Signs and symbols, Traffic
(23 U.S.C. 109(d), 114(a), 315, and 402(a); 23 CFR 1.32; 49 CFR 1.48)
Issued on: June 16, 1999.
Gloria J. Jeff,
Federal Highway Deputy Administrator.
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