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FHWA Order M 1100.1.A

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Subject
FHWA Delegations and Organization Manual
Classification Code Date: Office of Primary Interest
M 1100.1A, Chg 32 May 20, 2003 HAIM-10

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  1. What is the purpose of this change?
  2. Which parts of FHWA Order M 1100.1A are being updated?
  3. What changes are included in this Order?
  4. Where can I get additional information concerning these changes?

  1. What is the purpose of this change?  This change establishes the new order of succession to the position of Federal Highway Administrator and clarifies responsibilities of senior officials with regard to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.

  2. Which part of FHWA Order M 1100.1A is being updated?  This Order makes changes to Part I (Delegations of Authority), Chapter 2 (Order of Succession), and Chapter 3 (Reservations).

  3. What changes are included in this Order?

    1.  Chapter 2 (Order of Succession)
    2. (1) Paragraph 2a is revised to identify the Deputy Federal Highway Administrator as the "first assistant" for purposes of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (5 U.S.C. §3345-3349d) to serve as the Acting Administrator, subject to limitations established by law.

      (2) Paragraph 2b establishes the new order of succession in the event of the absence or disability of both the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator, or when vacancies may occur in both positions, to be:  (1) Executive Director; (2) Chief Counsel; (3) Associate Administrator for Policy; (4) Associate Administrator for Infrastructure; (5) Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, and Realty; (6) Associate Administrator for Operations; (7) Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway; (8) Associate Administrator for Safety; (9) Associate Administrator for Research, Development, and Technology; (10) Associate Administrator for Administration; (11) Director of Field Services - West; (12) Director of Field Services - South; and (13) Director of Field Services - East.

      (3) Paragraph 4a is changed to clarify the role of the Deputy Federal Highway Administrator, and that of other officials named on the succession list, concerning duties that may be performed under provisions of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 when acting for the Administrator or when the positions of the Administrator and Deputy Administrator are both vacant.

      (4) Paragraph 4b further updates authorities delegated to field officials to perform functions and duties of the Administrator, within specific geographic areas of assignment, during emergencies.

      (5) A new paragraph 5a is added to address succession to the positions of Deputy Federal Highway Administrator and Executive Director.

    3. Chapter 3 (Reservations)
    4. (1) The Table of Contents has been changed to delete reference to Motor Carrier Safety and to use paragraph numbers in place of page numbers.

      (2) A sentence has been added to Section 2, Reservations by the Administrator, to clarify that the reserved authorities may be performed by officials named in the FHWA Order of Succession when both the Administrator and Deputy Administrator positions are vacant.

      (3) Paragraph 14c, Organization Approval for Headquarters Offices, has been changed to clarify authorities for approving organizational changes that have been delegated to the Administrator from the Secretary.

      (4) Paragraph 16, Motor Carrier Safety, has been deleted and the paragraphs that follow have been renumbered.

      (5) Current organizational and position titles have been added throughout the chapter and other minor editorial changes have also been included in both chapters, as needed.

    5. Where can I get additional information concerning these changes?  If you have questions about these changes, you may contact the Office of Information and Management Services, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
Signature: Mary E. Peters
Mary E. Peters
Administrator
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