Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Improvements Final Rule

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This rule improves the administration of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program by increasing accountability for recipients with respect to meeting overall goals, modifying and updating certification requirements, adjusting the personal net worth (PNW) threshold for inflation, providing for expedited interstate certification, adding provisions to foster small business participation, improving post-award oversight, and addressing other issues.

This rule is effective February 28, 2011.

The full Federal Register notice may be found at http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/DBE_Final_Rule_1-28-11.pdf.

For information concerning this, contact Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590, Room W94302, phone 2023669310, or email bob.ashby@dot.gov.

For further information, contact Region 10s Monica McCallum at 206-220-4462 or email monica.mccallum@dot.gov.


/s/ Linda Gehrke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator