In this section we have laid out the overall general schedule for rule making. Section 1203 of the MAP-21 stipulates USDOT to promulgate performance measures in the areas of the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), and the National Freight Movement (Freight) within 18 months after the date of enactment of the MAP-21. Additionally, this section also stipulated twelve performance measure categories for carrying out the NHPP, HSIP, CMAQ, and Freight. Because the maturity level of each performance measure varies greatly among legislated measure categories, the readiness for rulemaking differs considerably among the categories. This chart describes the twelve measure categories, classified into three groups (Status I through III) depending on the readiness of each performance measure. Status I recommended measures are complete and its elements are in place to issue NPRM, Status II measures have a recommended measure but additional work is needed to develop supporting elements needed for NPRM, and Status III measure indicated that a measure still being considered.
We will establish one effective date for all measures - Approximately Spring 2015
For any comments or questions please email rule PerformanceMeasuresRulemaking@dot.gov.