Worker Visibility Revised Final Rule (23 CFR Part 634) (June 15, 2009): Final rule on worker visibility, published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2009 with an effective date of June 15, 2009. The FHWA adopts as final an Interim Final Rule that amends its regulations to address safety concerns raised by the firefighting community regarding high-visibility safety apparel. The purpose of adopting the Interim Final Rule as final is to reflect the exemption of firefighters from the requirement to use high-visibility safety apparel, as defined in this rule, when they are exposed to hazardous conditions where the use of such apparel may increase the risk of injury to firefighter personnel.
Implementation of the Highways for LIFE Pilot Program (FR Doc. E6-7954) (May 25, 2006): Announcing the implementation plan for the Highways for LIFE (HfL) Pilot Program outlined in Section 1502 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). The purpose of the HfL Pilot Program is to accelerate the rate of adoption of innovations and technologies, thereby improving safety and highway quality while reducing congestion caused by construction.
Work Zone Safety and Mobility Final Rule (23 CFR Part 630 Subpart J) (September 9, 2004): Final rule on Work Zone Safety and Mobility, published in the Federal Register (69 FR 54562) on September 9, 2004 with an effective date of October 12, 2007. This subpart establishes requirements and provides guidance for systematically addressing the safety and mobility impacts of work zones, and developing strategies to help manage these impacts on all Federal-aid highway projects. (See FHWA's Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule web site for presentations, final rule language, informational materials, examples of rule implementation, and guidance on implementing the rule, etc.)
74 FR 27562 (June 10, 2009): Initial announcement of availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications for Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2009. The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awards funds to nonprofit organizations to provide training and educational programs for employers and workers about safety and health topics selected by OSHA. Nonprofit organizations, including qualifying labor unions and communitybased and faithbased organizations that are not an agency of a State or local government are eligible to apply. Additionally, State or local governmentsupported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with 29 CFR part 95.
23 CFR Part 634 (November 21, 2008): Interim final rule on revising the Worker Visibility rule (23CFR 634) to create an exemption for the firefighting community. This interim Final rule allows firefighters or other emergency responders working within the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway and engaged in emergency operations that directly expose them to flame, fire, heat, and/or hazardous materials to wear retroreflective turn-out gear that is specified and regulated by other organizations, such as the National Fire Protection Association.
29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1926 (September 18, 2008): Notice of hearing to receive testimony and documentary evidence on the proposed rule for Clarification of Remedy for Violation of Requirements to Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Employees.
23 CFR Parts 634 and 655 (January 2, 2008): Notice of proposed amendments to revise standards, guidance, options, and supporting information relating to the traffic control devices in all parts of the MUTCD.
23 CFR Part 630 (November 1, 2006): Requesting for comments on the FHWA's proposal to supplement its regulation that governs work zone safety and mobility in highway and street work zones to include conditions for the appropriate use of, and expenditure of funds for, uniformed law enforcement officers, positive protective measures between workers and motorized traffic, and installation and maintenance of temporary traffic control devices during construction, utility, and maintenance operations.
23 CFR Part 655 (May 8, 2006): Requesting for comments on the FHWA's proposal to amend the MUTCD to include a standard for minimum maintained levels of traffic sign retroreflectivity and methods to maintain traffic sign retroreflectivity at or above these levels.
23 CFR Part 634 (April 24, 2006): Requesting for comments on the FHWA's proposal to require the use of high-visibility safety apparel for workers who are working within the Federal-aid highway rights-of-way.
FR Doc E5-8107 (December 30, 2005): Requesting for comments on the proposed implementation of Highways for LIFE Pilot Program.
23 CFR Part 630 (May 13, 2004): A Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rule Making for the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule. This rule will provide a framework for improving the way we do business regarding work zone implementation and management. Improved work zone practices resulting from the rule will save lives and improve mobility.
23 CFR Part 655 (November 20, 2003): To revise standards, guidance, options, and supporting information relating to the traffic control devices in all parts of the MUTCD, to expedite traffic, promote uniformity, improve safety, and incorporate technology advances in traffic control device application and to designate the MUTCD that has incorporated these changes as the 2003 edition of the MUTCD.
23 CFR Part 630 (May 7, 2003): Requesting for comments on amending FHWA's regulation that governs traffic safety in highway and street work zones to facilitate consideration of the broader safety and mobility impacts of work zones in a more coordinated and comprehensive manner across project development stages.
23 CFR Part 655 (November 21, 2002): Correcting the final rule on "Traffic Control Devices on Federal-Aid and Other Streets and Highways; Color Specifications for Retroreflective Sign and Pavement Marking Materials".
29 CFR Part 1926 (September 12, 2002): Revising the construction industry safety standards to require that traffic control signs, signals, barricades or devices protecting workers conform to Part VI of either the 1988 Edition of the MUTCD, with 1993 revisions (Revision 3) or the Millennium Edition of the FHWA MUTCD, instead of the ANSI D6.1-1971, 1971 MUTCD.
23 CFR Part 655 (July 31, 2002): Notice of proposed rulemaking for revising its color specifications for retroreflective sign and pavement marking materials.
29 CFR Part 1926 (April 15, 2002): Requesting comments on a direct final rule of amending construction industry safety standards for signs, signals, and barricades.
23 CFR Part 630 (February 6, 2002): Advance notice of proposed rulemaking requesting for comments regarding improvements that can be made to FHWA's regulation on Traffic Safety in Highway and Street Work Zones to better address work zone mobility and safety concerns.
23 CFR 655.603 (April 1, 2001): Adopting the MUTCD approved by FHWA as the national standard for Traffic Control Devices on Federal-Aid and Other Streets and Highways.
64 FR 59012 (November 1, 1999): Invitation for comments on the use by states of uniformed police officers on federal-aid highway construction projects.
23 CFR Part 630 (April 1, 1999): To provide guidance and establish procedures to assure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and construction workers on all Federal-aid construction projects.
60 FR 54562 (October 24, 1995): Establishment of the National Highway Work Zone Safety Program (NHWZSP).