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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 36 June 2, 2004 HAIM-10

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  1. What is the purpose of this change?
  2. Which part of FHWA Order M 1100.1A is 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 documents and updates delegations of authorities that may be exercised by officials of the Office of Federal Lands Highway’s Headquarters and field organizations.

  2. Which part of FHWA Order M 1100.1A is being updated?  This Order makes changes to Part I (Delegations of Authority), Chapter 6 (Federal Lands).

  3. What changes are included in this Order? The most important changes are:

    a. Section 1 (General), paragraph 1b, is changed to expand the definition of "Federal roads" to include refuge roads and any other federally owned administrative or public road.

    b. Section 1 (General), paragraph 2 (Redelegation), is added to recognize the empowerment of senior FHWA officials to redelegate authorities within their organizations that have been delegated by the Administrator.

    c. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 3a, is revised to include authority for the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to review and comment on the Federal land management agencies’ designation of refuge roads.

    d. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 3c, is added to document the authority of the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to review and comment on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ designation of Indian reservation roads.

    e. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 4a, is revised to include authority of the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to approve forest highway, park roads and parkways, and refuge roads transportation improvement programs and program changes.

    f. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 4b, is added to document authority for the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to approve Indian reservation roads transportation improvement programs and program changes.

    g. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 5d, is added to document authority for the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to approve project and reimbursable agreements with other Federal agencies, States, including subdivisions of a State, and Indian tribes for individual transportation projects.

    h. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 5e, is revised to add authority for the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to approve reimbursable agreements with other cooperating Federal agencies and States, including subdivisions of a State.

    i. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 6, is revised to add a reference to the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Manual.

    j. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 7, is expanded to add subparagraphs 7a through 7g to specify and describe the full range of environmental statutory authorities that may be exercised by the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway.

    k. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 8, is changed to clarify that the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway may approve Manuals on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) of other Federal agencies, and changes thereto, that are in substantial conformance with the National MUTCD. Proposed changes that are not in substantial conformance with the National MUTCD require the prior concurrence of the Associate Administrator for Operations and the Associate Administrator for Safety.

    l. Section 2 (Program Coordination and Control), paragraph 9, is added to reflect authorities that may be exercised by the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway with regard to real property acquisition, relocation, property management, outdoor advertising, and junkyard control.

    m. Section 3 (Project Development), paragraph 10a, is added to document authority for the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to conduct survey and design projects on Federal or Indian lands with Government forces or through hire of private contractors.

    n. Section 3 (Project Development), paragraphs 11a and 11b, are revised to grant authority to the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to authorize or recommend advertising or commencement of force account work for projects being administered by Federal Lands Highway Divisions, contingent upon approval reservations of the Federal land management agency.

    o. Section 3 (Project Development), paragraph 11c, is revised to include authority of the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway to approve plans, specifications, and estimates for emergency relief projects to be performed by Indian tribes.

    p. An appendix to Chapter 6 has been added to clearly identify the organizational level at which delegated authorities within the Office of Federal Lands Highway may be exercised.

    q. In addition to the changes noted above, editorial revisions have been made as necessary to update position titles and reorganize/renumber paragraphs and subparagraphs throughout the chapter.

  4. 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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