The Department of Transportation (DOT) is now offering an Internet-based report that it says makes it easier for the public and business to find transportation rulemakings either under development or recently completed. A report can be found at containing basic information for each rulemaking, including a summary and the anticipated effects of the regulation. The report also includes a schedule whenever one has been set for a rulemaking. The Department will monitor its own progress in this regulatory report by using color codes to indicate whether rules are on or behind schedule. When there are delays, the report will include an explanation, the DOT press release said. The public can use this report to identify USDOT rulemakings of special interest, the DOT said, and then sign up to automatically receive email notification whenever the Department places a substantive document, such as a notice of proposed rulemaking, in the public docket. Instructions for subscribing, free of charge, to this automatic email notification or "List Serve," are at

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