RULE MAKING DOCKET  (ACT 401 Compliance)


 In accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:974, the Department of Transportation and Development, has published their rulemaking documents to inform the public of the proposed rules and policy provisions approved by the department.  
 

   NOTE: The notices accessible on these pages are subject to revision by the Office of The State Register.  Any requests for certifiable copies of the rules should be directed to the Office of State Register, who maintains the Louisiana Administrative Code and the Louisiana Register.

 


PROPOSED RULES​

 

 

​Weights and Standards 

(LAC 73:I.Chapters 1-30 and 73:III.Chapter 3)​ 

 

23 C.F.R. § 657.5 requires the state to enforce vehicle size and weight laws. Pursuant to 23 C.F.R. § 657.19, if such laws are not enforced, the state risks losing ten percent of its federal transportation funding apportionment. This responsibility for enforcement at stationary scales was transferred to DOTD on July 1, 2022. This amended Rule will provide updated procedures for enforcement of vehicle size and weight laws, and provides for compliance with federal laws regarding vehicle size and weight laws. 

  
 
 
 

 Weights and Standards (LAC 73)

 
  
  
  
Current Language - Title 73.pdf
  
10/16/2023 3:22 PM
NOI Weights, Measures, and Standards.pdf
  
10/16/2023 3:18 PM
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Notice of Intent Submitted to La. Register​ October 10, 2023
​Notice of Intent Published in La. Register ​October 20, 2023
​Deadline for Public Comments ​November 10, 2023
Anticipated Effective Date February 21, 2023
   
 
 
 
Contact For Comment and Inquires About Rule​:

Nick Fagerburg, Weights and Standards Engineer Administrator

 Department of Transportation and Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245​


Combination or Double Tandem Load Permit 

(LAC 73:I.Chapter 21)

 
 

Title 32:387.2 provides for the issuance of a special biannual permit for Combination or Double Tandem Loads by the Department of Transportation and Development. This would provide for the operation of a combination of vehicles or tandem loads hauling divisible or non-divisible container imports or exports to and from any port facility in the state. The proposed rule details the procedures, process, and regulations relative to the issuance of this permit.

 

3.20.23 As published NOI RE Double Tandem or Combo.pdf3.20.23 As published NOI RE Double Tandem or Combo.pdf

NOI__Double Tandem (Formatted) (002).pdfNOI__Double Tandem (Formatted) (002).pdf

NOI Summary Report - Combination or Double Tandem Load Permit.pdfNOI Summary Report - Combination or Double Tandem Load Permit.pdf


Notice of Intent Submitted to La. Register: March 2, 2023

Notice of Intent Published in La. Register: March 20, 2023

Deadline for Public Comments: April 10, 2023

Submission of Report Required by 49:966(D)(1)(c): May 31, 2023

 
 
Contact For Comments and Inquires About Rule​:

 

Nick Fagerburg, Weights and Standards Engineer Administrator

Department of Transportation and Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245​


​​​Louisiana Port Construction and Development Priority Program 

(LAC 56:III. Chapter 21)​​​​

The Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Multimodal Commerce, Ports and Waterways Section, proposes to amend Part III, Chapter 21, Title 56 entitled “Louisiana Port Construction and Development Priority Program”, to reflect current DOTD policies, update data from the U.S. Department of Labor, and revise outdated tables and figures. There should be no significant adverse impact to the public, businesses, local or state governmental entities resulting from this amendment.

4.20.23 As published NOI RE Port Priority Program.pdf4.20.23 As published NOI RE Port Priority Program.pdf

Current Language - Title 56.pdfCurrent Language - Title 56.pdf

NOI Summary Report - LA Port Construction and Development (Port Priority).pdfNOI Summary Report - LA Port Construction and Development (Port Priority).pdf


Notice of Intent Submitted to La. Register: March 31, 2023

Notice of Intent Published in La. Register: April 20, 2023

Deadline for Public Comments: May 10, 2023

Submission of Report Required by 49:966(D)(1)(c): May 31, 2023


Contact For Comments and Inquires About Rule​:

 

 
Molly Bourgoyne, Ports and Waterways Section
Department of Transportation and Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245​
 

 

Intermodal Transportation 

(LAC 70:IX. Chapters 1-7)

 

 

Through the authority granted in Title 2 of the Revised Statutes, that the Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Multimodal Commerce, Aviation Section, proposes to amend Title 70, Part IX, Chapter 1. “Aeronautics in Louisiana”, and Chapter 3. “Airport Construction and Development Priority Program Process” and proposes to adopt Title 70, Part IX, Chapter 5. “Airport Project and Grant Management Procedures”, and Chapter 7. “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program”, to update technical wording, applications, procedures, and processes for compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration, to allow airports to update their project applications in the state Airport Construction and Development Priority Program, and to manage the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program for the Department of Transportation and Development, to foster UAS operational safety, protect the citizens of Louisiana, and those engaged in UAS operations.  

4.20.23 As published NOI RE Aviation.pdf4.20.23 As published NOI RE Aviation.pdf

Current Language - Title 70 (Aviation).pdfCurrent Language - Title 70 (Aviation).pdf

NOI Summary Report - Intermodal Transportation (Aviation).pdfNOI Summary Report - Intermodal Transportation (Aviation).pdf

 


 

Notice of Intent Submitted to La. Register: April 4, 2023 

Notice of Intent Published in La. Register: April 20, 2023 

Deadline for Public Comments: May 10, 2023

Submission of Report Required by 49:966(D)(1)(c): May 31, 2023
 

Contact For Comments and Inquires About Rule​:
 

Bradley Brandt, Aviation Director

Department of Transportation and Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245.​ 

 


​Toll Exemptions - Roads and Bridges

​(LAC 70:XXXI. Chapter 1)

 

The Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Operations, Tolling Section, proposes to adopt Part XXXI and Chapter 1 of Title 70 entitled "Toll Exemptions—Roads and Bridges" for the purpose of defining and clarifying exemptions for toll roads and toll bridges, specifically for students in school buses.​

4.20.23 As published NOI RE Toll Exemptions - Students in Buses.pdf4.20.23 As published NOI RE Toll Exemptions - Students in Buses.pdf

NOI Summary Report - Toll Exemptions (Roads and Bridges).pdfNOI Summary Report - Toll Exemptions (Roads and Bridges).pdf


Notice of Intent Submitted to La. Register: April 4, 2023 

Notice of Intent Published in La. Register: April 20, 2023

Deadline for Public Comments: May 10, 2023

Submission of Report Required by 49:966(D)(1)(c): May 31, 2023

 
Contact For Comments and Inquires About Rule​:
  

Scott Rundell, Tolling Section Director 

 Department of Transportation and Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245.​ 


​Toll Exemptions - Grand Isle

​(LAC 70:XI. Chapter 1)

The Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Operations, Tolling Section, proposes to amend §101 of Part XXXI of Title 70 entitled "Exempt Entities" for the purpose of allowing and including the free and unhampered passage on the Louisiana Highway 1 Bridge to Grand Isle School System Employees when traveling to and from their workplace.


4.20.23 As published NOI RE Toll Exemptions - Grand Isle.pdf4.20.23 As published NOI RE Toll Exemptions - Grand Isle.pdf

Current Language - Toll Exemptions (LA1).pdfCurrent Language - Toll Exemptions (LA1).pdf


Notice of Intent Submitted to La. Register: April 10, 2023 

Notice of Intent Published in La. Register: April 20, 2023 

Deadline for Public Comments: May 10, 2023​

 

6.20.23 NOI as published RE Grand Isle Toll Exemptions.pdf6.20.23 NOI as published RE Grand Isle Toll Exemptions.pdf

Current Language - Toll Exemptions (LA1).pdfCurrent Language - Toll Exemptions (LA1).pdf

 

Notice of Intent Submitted to La. Register: June 5, 2023 

Notice of Intent Published in La. Register: June 20, 2023 

Deadline for Public Comments: July 10, 2023​​


Contact For Comments and Inquires About Rule​:

 

Scott Rundell, Tolling Section Director

 Department of Transportation and Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245.​ 


RULES PUBLISHED IN 2023


 

 Rules Published in 2023

 
  
  
  
Folder: Combination or Double Tandem Load Permit
  
2/2/2024 2:12 PM
Folder: Intermodal Transportation
  
2/2/2024 2:13 PM
Folder: Louisiana Port Construction and Development Priority Program
  
2/2/2024 2:12 PM
Folder: Toll Exemptions - Grand Isle
  
2/2/2024 2:13 PM
Folder: Toll Exemptions - Roads and Bridges
  
2/2/2024 2:13 PM
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RULES PUBLISHED IN 2022
 
 
 

 2022 Rulemaking

 
  
  
  
8.20.22 As published RULE RE State Safety Oversight (1).pdf
  
1/9/2023 3:13 PM
3.20.22 NOI as published RE State Safety Oversight (4).pdf
  
1/9/2023 3:13 PM
05.23.22 Summary Report (Safety Oversight).pdf
  
1/9/2023 3:12 PM


EMERGENCY RULES PUBLISHED IN 2022

  
 
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 Emergency Rules

 
  
  
  
Cell Towers Emergency Rule.pdf
  
1/10/2023 8:04 AM
Weights and Safety Standards Emergency Rule.pdf
  
1/10/2023 8:04 AM


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YEARLY ACTION REPORTS
 
 
 
 

Pursuant to La. R.S. 49:968(K), DOTD submits a Yearly Action Report relative to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule or the adoption, increase, or decrease of any fee during the calendar year to the appropriate legislative committee. 

 

2022 Annual Rules Summary Report.pdf2022 Annual Rules Summary Report

2023 Annual Rules Summary Report​

 

RELEVANT LINKS​

 

• Louisiana State Legislature

 

• Louisiana Administrative Code Title 56: Public Works

 

• Louisiana Administrative Code Title 70: Transportation and Development 

 

• Louisiana Administrative Code Title 73: Weights, Measures, and Standards ​

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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