The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) issued a General Policy Statement for civil penalties (“Penalty Framework”) on October 17, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is calling for project applications for $850 million in transportation infrastructure grants, representing the second opportunity for funding from a program that has already received tremendous interest from public project sponsors and the infrastructure community.
NHTSA Releases Proposed Cybersecurity Guidance for the Automotive Industry and Solicits Public Comment
On October 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) announced the release of Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles, a non-binding, proposed guidance document designed to assist the automotive industry in improving motor vehicle cybersecurity and mitigating threats to safety.
Don’t Roll the Dice: FinCEN Assesses Significant Penalties On Regulated Entity for Failing to Implement a Comprehensive AML Compliance Program
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) imposed a civil money penalty of $12 million against a Nevada based casino, CG Technology, L.P. (CGT) for alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) on October 3, 2016.
The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report criticizing PHMSA’s implementation of Congressional mandates and recommendations from the NTSB, GAO and the OIG itself.
On Monday, October 24, 2016, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued proposed cybersecurity guidance to the auto industry, including auto manufacturers and designers and manufacturers of vehicle systems and software, designed to assist the industry in developing best practices to safeguard vehicles’ systems against cyber-attacks and to protect the data collected in automobiles.
Department of Transportation Releases Policy Guidance On Autonomous Vehicle Technology (Part II: State Government Guidance)
In addition to its industry guidance, covered in the previous post, the DOT’s Policy Guidance for autonomous vehicle technologies also proposed a “model state policy” for regulating these new vehicles.
As automakers and their suppliers alike have been working through the issues confronting autonomous vehicles, they have been doing so with a giant blind spot: just how the federal government, which regulates almost every aspect of automotive design, was going to approach the question of standards for autonomous cars.
On September 20, 2016, the Department of Transportation, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), released federal cyber guidance for autonomous cars entitled Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (“guidance”).
The U.S. Department of Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule on August 15, 2016 modifying regulations governing trains hauling crude oil and other flammable materials.