49 U.S. Code § 5327 - Project management oversight

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(a) Project Management Plan Requirements.— To receive Federal financial assistance for a major capital project for public transportation under this chapter or any other provision of Federal law, a recipient must prepare a project management plan approved by the Secretary and carry out the project in accordance with the project management plan. The plan shall provide for—
(1) adequate recipient staff organization with well-defined reporting relationships, statements of functional responsibilities, job descriptions, and job qualifications;
(2) a budget covering the project management organization, appropriate consultants, property acquisition, utility relocation, systems demonstration staff, audits, and miscellaneous payments the recipient may be prepared to justify;
(3) a construction schedule for the project;
(4) a document control procedure and recordkeeping system;
(5) a change order procedure that includes a documented, systematic approach to the handling of construction change orders;
(6) organizational structures, management skills, and staffing levels required throughout the construction phase;
(7) quality control and quality assurance functions, procedures, and responsibilities for construction, system installation, and integration of system components;
(8) material testing policies and procedures;
(9) internal plan implementation and reporting requirements;
(10) criteria and procedures to be used for testing the operational system or its major components;
(11) periodic updates of the plan, especially related to project budget and project schedule, financing, ridership estimates, and the status of local efforts to enhance ridership where ridership estimates partly depend on the success of those efforts;
(12) the recipient’s commitment to submit a project budget and project schedule to the Secretary quarterly; and
(13) safety and security management.
(b) Plan Approval.—
(1) The Secretary shall approve a plan not later than 60 days after it is submitted. If the approval cannot be completed within 60 days, the Secretary shall notify the recipient, explain the reasons for the delay, and estimate the additional time that will be required.
(2) The Secretary shall inform the recipient of the reasons when a plan is disapproved.
(c) Access to Sites and Records.— Each recipient of Federal financial assistance for public transportation under this chapter or any other provision of Federal law shall provide the Secretary and a contractor the Secretary chooses under section 5338 (i) with access to the construction sites and records of the recipient when reasonably necessary.
(d) Regulations.— The Secretary shall prescribe regulations necessary to carry out this section. The regulations shall include—
(1) a definition of “major capital project” for section 5338 (i) that excludes a project to acquire rolling stock or to maintain or rehabilitate a vehicle; and
(2) a requirement that oversight begin during the project development phase of a project, unless the Secretary finds it more appropriate to begin the oversight during another phase of the project, to maximize the transportation benefits and cost savings associated with project management oversight.

Source

(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(d),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 826; Pub. L. 103–429, § 6(12),Oct. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 4379; Pub. L. 104–287, § 5(17),Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3390; Pub. L. 105–178, title III, § 3024,June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 364; Pub. L. 109–59, title III, § 3026,Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1622; Pub. L. 112–141, div. B, § 20020,July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 708.)

Historical and Revision Notes Pub. L. 103–272
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
5327(a) 49 App.:1619(d), (e). July 9, 1964, Pub. L. 88–365, 78 Stat. 302, § 23(b)–(g); added Apr. 2, 1987, Pub. L. 100–17, § 324, 101 Stat. 236.
5327(b) 49 App.:1619(g).
5327(c)(1) 49 App.:1619(a). July 9, 1964, Pub. L. 88–365, 78 Stat. 302, § 23(a); added Apr. 2, 1987, Pub. L. 100–17, § 324, 101 Stat. 235; Dec. 18, 1991, Pub. L. 102–240, § 3027, 105 Stat. 2115.
5327(c)(2) 49 App.:1619(h). July 9, 1964, Pub. L. 88–365, 78 Stat. 302, § 23(h); added Nov. 21, 1989, Pub. L. 101–164, § 340, 103 Stat. 1099.
5327(c)(3) 49 App.:1619(b).
5327(d) 49 App.:1619(c).
5327(e) 49 App.:1619(f).

In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words “as required in each case by the Secretary” are omitted as surplus. In clause (11), the words “such items as” and “where applicable” are omitted as surplus.
In subsection (c)(1), the words “Beginning October 1, 1987” are omitted as executed. The words “with any person” are omitted as surplus.
In subsection (c)(2), the words “In addition to the purposes provided for under subsection (a) of this section” and “with any person” are omitted as surplus. The cross-reference to paragraph (1) is not changed. The cross-reference in 49 App.:1619(h), the source provision being restated in this subsection, is no longer correct, but is apparently still meant to apply to funds made available under 49 App.:1619(a).
In subsection (e), before clause (1), the text of 49 App.:1619(f) (2d sentence) is omitted as executed. In clause (1), The words “vehicles or other” and “the performance of” are omitted as surplus.
Pub. L. 103–429

This amends 49:5327(c)(1) to correct an erroneous cross-reference.
Pub. L. 104–287

This amends 49:5327(c) to correct an erroneous cross-reference.
Amendments

2012—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–141, § 20020(1)(A), in introductory provisions, substituted “Federal financial assistance for a major capital project for public transportation under this chapter or any other provision of Federal law, a recipient must prepare a project management plan approved by the Secretary and carry out the project in accordance with the project management plan” for “United States Government financial assistance for a major capital project under this chapter or the National Capital Transportation Act of 1969 (Public Law 91–143, 83 Stat. 320), a recipient must prepare and carry out a project management plan approved by the Secretary of Transportation”.
Subsec. (a)(12). Pub. L. 112–141, § 20020(1)(B), substituted “quarterly” for “each month”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–141, § 20020(2), (3), added subsec. (c) and struck out former subsec. (c) which related to limitations.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–141, § 20020(2), (4), redesignatedsubsec. (e) as (d) and struck out former subsec. (d) which related to access to sites and records.
Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 112–141, § 20020(5)(A), substituted “section 5338 (i)” for “subsection (c) of this section”.
Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 112–141, § 20020(5)(B), substituted “project development phase” for “preliminary engineering stage” and “another phase” for “another stage”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 112–141, § 20020(4), redesignatedsubsec. (e) as (d).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 112–141, § 20020(2), struck out subsec. (f). Text read as follows: “A recipient of financial assistance for a project under this chapter with an estimated total cost of $1,000,000,000 or more shall submit to the Secretary an annual financial plan for the project. The plan shall be based on detailed annual estimates of the cost to complete the remaining elements of the project and on reasonable assumptions, as determined by the Secretary, of future increases in the cost to complete the project.”
2005—Subsec. (a)(13). Pub. L. 109–59, § 3026(a), added par. (13).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–59, § 3026(b), amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) specified limitations on use of available amounts for certain purposes.
1998—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 105–178, § 3024(a), substituted “enter into contracts” for “make contracts” and inserted “and to provide technical assistance to correct deficiencies identified in compliance reviews and audits carried out under this section” before period at end of first sentence.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 105–178, § 3024(b), added subsec. (f).
1996—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 104–287substituted “to carry out a major project under section 5309” for “to carry out a major project under section 5307”.
1994—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 103–429substituted “section 5307, 5309, 5311, or 103 (e)(4) or that Act” for “section 5307, 5309, 5311, or 103(e)(4) of that Act”.
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–141effective Oct. 1, 2012, see section 3(a) ofPub. L. 112–141, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2012 Amendment note under section 101 of Title 23, Highways.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–287effective July 5, 1994, see section 8(1) ofPub. L. 104–287, set out as a note under section 5303 of this title.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–429effective July 5, 1994, see section 9 ofPub. L. 103–429, set out as a note under section 321 of this title.
Financing of Oversight Activities

Pub. L. 107–87, title III, § 319,Dec. 18, 2001, 115 Stat. 858, provided that: “Beginning in fiscal year 2002 and thereafter, the Secretary may use up to 1 percent of the amounts made available to carry out 49 U.S.C. 5309 for oversight activities under 49 U.S.C. 5327.”

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49 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 53272012112-141 [Sec.] 20020126 Stat. 708

 

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