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Friday, September 3, 2021

Notice: Guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract and the agency may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the website existing under the EO, except to establish historical facts.

For more information regarding the procedures associated with the development and issuance of DOT guidance documents, please see the Department’s regulations on “Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures” (December 27, 2019).

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