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|FHWA Delegations and Organization Manual|
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| M 1100.1A, Chg. 18
||August 29, 2000
- What is the purpose of this change?
- Which parts of FHWA Order M 1100.1A are being updated?
- What organizational changes have occurred and/or are included in this Order?
- What is the purpose of this change? This is an administrative change,
issuing revised chapters to this Manual. This Order incorporates organizational
changes that the Secretary or Administrator previously approved in the FHWA
Section of the DOT Organization Manual, memorandums, etc.
- Which parts of FHWA Order M 1100.1A are being updated? This update
replaces the Introduction and all of Part II (Organization and Functions), except
for Chapter 1 (General). Regarding Part II, former chapters 2 through 10 are
replaced with the new Chapters 2 through 16. Part II is also updated to include
a revised and consolidated Table of Contents, organization charts, and maps
reflecting the field offices. Also, this Order and the revised chapters are
rewritten in a question and answer format following the plain language guidelines
in the FHWA Directives Management Program Handbook (FHWA Order H 1321.1B).
- What organizational changes have occurred and/or are included in this
Order? The following organizational changes have occurred and are reflected
in the revised chapters, unless otherwise indicated.
- The field restructuring resulted in the establishment of four resource centers
and the abolishment of the former nine regions and regional offices. (DOT 1100.63A,
Change 2, signed by the Secretary on October 16, 1998)
- The Washington Headquarters restructuring resulted in the establishment
of a matrix organization consisting of five CBUs (Planning and Environment;
Infrastructure; Operations; Federal Lands Highway; and the former Motor Carrier
and Highway Safety CBU) and eight cross-cutting SBUs (Policy; Chief Counsel;
Public Affairs; Civil Rights; Corporate Management; Research, Development, and
Technology; Professional Development; and Administration). The CBUs and SBUs
replaced the former Staff Offices and Associate Administrator organizational
elements. (DOT 1100.63B, signed by the Secretary on February 2, 1999)
- Formal substructures were established for the Chief Counsel and Administration
SBUs, and for the former Motor Carrier and Highway Safety CBU. (Memorandum signed
by the Administrator on May 21, 1999)
- The Administration SBU's Office of Information and Management Services was
streamlined by abolishing the Publishing and Visual Communications Division
and merging the former organizational element into the Management Services Division
effective November 1, 1999. Therefore, the former Publishing and Visual Communications
Division is not referenced in Chapter 15 (Administration Service Business Unit).
(FHWA Order M 1100.1A change order, signed by the Administrator on October 25,
- A Safety CBU was established and the Motor Carrier and Highway Safety CBU
was formally abolished. Associated references to the former Motor Carrier and
Highway Safety CBU were deleted from the DOT Organization Manual. (DOT 1100.63B,
Change 1, signed by the Secretary on February 22, 2000)
The FY 2000 Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations
Act, signed by the President on October 9, 1999, contained language prohibiting
the use of the funds appropriated or limited in the Act to carry out the functions
and operations of the "Office of Motor Carriers" within the FHWA.
This effectively resulted in the transfer of motor carrier functions and operations
out of the FHWA. By action of the Secretary, motor carrier functions and operations
were transferred out of the FHWA effective October 9, 1999. Also, the Office
of Highway Safety Infrastructure and a few other elements in the former Motor
Carrier and Highway Safety CBU, which had been transferred to the Infrastructure
CBU on an interim basis, moved to the Safety CBU. This effectively abolished
the Office of Highway Safety Infrastructure, therefore, Part II changes to this
Manual do not include references to this former office.
- The Chief Counsel SBU reorganized.
(1) Change 2 to DOT 1100.63B, signed by the Administrator on June 5, 2000,
revised mission and functions statements to:
(a) reflect in additional statements that legal advice and services are provided
to FMCSA through a Memorandum of Understanding; and
(b) reflect that the SBU provides legal advice on the North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA) and border crossing activities, including freight movements
and international agreements. Primary responsibility for the implementation
of NAFTA transferred to the immediate office of the Chief Counsel; however,
the Motor Carrier and Highway Safety Law Division continues to also provide
legal advice in this area.
(2) Change 17 to FHWA Order M 1100.1A, signed by the Administrator on June
5, 2000, revised mission and functions statements to reflect the changes in
paragraph 3f(1) above and to:
(a) establish the Administrative and Technology Law Division; and
(b) reassign various functions that were previously performed by the Program
Legal Services Division and the Legislation and Regulations Division to the
Administrative and Technology Law Division.
- Resource Center Directors were retitled as Directors of Field Services (East,
South, Midwest, or West), and Operations Managers were retitled as Resource
Center Managers, per a memorandum signed by the Executive Director on June 23,
2000. In addition, changes were made regarding their roles and responsibilities.
/s/ Ronald L. Endicott for
Michael J. Vecchietti
Director of Administration
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