U.S. DOT Issues Final Rule Amending DBE Program

U.S. DOT has issued a Final Rule, “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Program Implementation Modifications”.  According to DOT, the changes were made “to improve program implementation in three major areas or categories. First, the rule revises the uniform certification application and reporting forms, creates a uniform personal net worth form, and collects data required by section 1101(b)(4) of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), P.L. 112-141, July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 405, on the percentage of DBEs in each State. Second, the rule strengthens the certification-related program provisions, which includes adding a new provision authorizing summary suspensions under specified circumstances. Third, the rule modifies several other program provisions concerning such subjects as: overall goal setting, good faith efforts, transit vehicle manufacturers, and counting for trucking companies. The revision also makes minor corrections to the rule.”

You can access the Final Rule at https://www.civilrights.dot.gov/sites/default/files/DBE%20Final%20Rule-%20ProgImplemMod9-24-2014.pdf

A summary is available by clicking here.

Please contact Deborah McElroy via email (dmcelroy@aci-na.org) or phone (202-881-8090) with any questions.