DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Statutory Authority: 17 Delaware Code, Sections 134 and 141; 21 Delaware Code, Chapter 41
(17 Del.C. §§134, 141 and 21 Del.C. Ch. 41)
2 DE Admin. Code 2402
Revisions to the Delaware Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Parts 2, 6, 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) adopted a Delaware version of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The Department then drafted changes to Parts 2, 6, and 9 of the Federal MUTCD, and published a Notice seeking public comment on these changes in the May l, 2009 edition of the Delaware Register. Other portions of the MUTCD have already been drafted and adopted.
Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted
No comments were received regarding these proposed changes to the MUTCD. Since the initial publication for comment, however, the Department made certain small changes in its draft of the amendments to Part 6. 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 2, 6, and 9 of the Delaware version of the 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 2, 6, and 9 of the MUTCD, as set forth in the version attached hereto, to be effective on September 21, 2009.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of August, 2009.
Carolann Wicks, Secretary
*Please Note: Due to the size of the proposed regulation, the DelDOT Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Parts 2, 6 and 9, is not being published here. A PDF version is available at the following location:
13 DE Reg. 418 (09/01/09) (Final)