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.


  • ​​​Weights and Standards (LAC 73) 

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 proposed rule provides 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)

10.28.22 Summary Report (Weights and Standards).pdf
1/13/2023 12:27 PM
9.20.22 As published Notice of Intent RE Weights and Standards (2).pdf
1/12/2023 3:52 PM
CLEAN NOI with FEIS info Title 73 Permanent Rule_Notice of Intent.pdf
1/13/2023 12:56 PM
Current Language - Title 73, Part I.pdf
1/13/2023 1:04 PM
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Notice of Intent Submitted to La. Register​ September 7, 2022
​Notice of Intent Published in La. Register ​September 20, 2022
​Deadline for Public Comments ​October 10, 2022
​Summary Report Submission October 28, 2022

​Contact For Inquires About Rule​:

Nick Fagerburg, Weights and Standards Engineer Administrator 

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

Telephone (225) 379-1795


 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

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


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.pdf


• 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 ​