DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Statutory Authority: 17 Delaware Code Sections 134, 141 and 21 Delaware Code Chapter 41
(17 Del.C. §§134,141 and 21 Del.C. Ch. 41)
Revisions to the Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Parts 1, 7, 8, and 9
Under Title 17 of the Delaware Code, Sections 134 and 141, as well as 21 Delaware Code Chapter 41, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), is seeking to adopt a Delaware version of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The Department drafted changes to Parts 1, 7, 8, and 9 of the Federal MUTCD, and published a Notice seeking public comment on these Parts in the April 1, 2008 edition of the Delaware Register. Other portions of the MUTCD have already been drafted and adopted.
Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted
The comments received and the Department’s reactions to those comments are summarized in the accompanying table. These comments caused certain changes to be made in the proposed MUTCD. The Department considers none of these changes to be substantive in nature, and thus causing the need for a new comment period.
Findings of Fact
Based on the record in this docket, I make the following findings of fact:
1. The proposed amendments to Parts 1, 7, 8, and 9 of the Federal MUTCD are useful and proper, as amended pursuant to the comment period process required under the Administrative Procedures Act.
2. The adoption of these proposed changes to the MUTCD for Delaware is in the best interests of the State of Delaware.
Decision and Effective Date
Based on the provisions of Delaware law and the record in this docket, I hereby adopt the amended Parts 1, 7, 8, and 9 of the Federal MUTCD, as set forth in the version attached hereto, to be effective on July 21, 2008.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 12th day of June, 2008.
Carolann Wicks, Secretary
Delaware Department of Transportation
*Please Note: Due to the size of the final regulation, the DelDOT Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Parts 1, 7, 8 and 9, is not being published here. A PDF version is available at the website listed below:
12 DE Reg. 79 (07/01/08) (Final)