Value Engineering Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Docket ID: FHWA-2013-0039
Agency: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)
This rulemaking will update 23 CFR part 627 to implement the changes made by section 1503 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The general intent and requirements of the Value Engineering (VE) regulation will remain the same. Specific changes to the regulation include: specifying that a VE analysis is required for each project on the National Highway System (NHS) with an estimated total project cost of $50 million or more that utilizes Federal-aid highway funding; specifying that a VE analysis is required for each bridge project on the NHS with an estimated total project cost of $40 million or more that utilizes Federal-aid highway funding; removing the VE analysis requirement for bridges off the NHS; clarifying that a VE analysis is no longer required for projects delivered using the design-build method of construction; and clarifying when a VE analysis should be conducted on projects delivered using the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) method of contracting.
RIN: 2125-AF64
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 23 CFR 627
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 23 USC 106, sec 1503 of MAP-21
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/29/201378 FR 53380
NPRM Comment Period End10/28/2013
Final Action09/05/201479 FR 52972
Final Action Effective10/06/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: HCC-10
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Highway Engineering

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Comment Now!
Due Oct 28, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/29/2013
ID: FHWA-2013-0039-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/05/2014
ID: FHWA-2013-0039-0039

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Washington, DC 20590
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