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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program Final Rule (2014)

The Department has issued a final rule amending its disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program at 49 CFR Part 26. The final rule improves DBE program implementation in three major areas. First, the rule revises the uniform certification application and reporting forms, creates a uniform personal net worth form for use by applicant owners, and collects data required by the Department’s surface transportation reauthorization, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  Second, the rule strengthens the certification-related program provisions, which includes adding a new section authorizing summary suspensions under specified circumstances. Third, the rule modifies several other program provisions concerning such subjects as: overall goal setting, good faith efforts, transit vehicle manufacturers, and counting for trucking companies.

Click the follwing link to access the DBE program final rule: DBE program Final Rule (pdf)

Click the follwing link to access the DBE final rule fact sheet: DBE Final Rule Highlights (pdf)

Updated: Friday, February 13, 2015
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