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An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 109-15 to remove federal restrictions on state procurement procedures for Design Building (D/B) contracts; authorize the acceptance of multiple, unsolicited proposals when permitted by state and local law; permit a single consultant to do environmental work, as well as design and construction work in a single contract, subject to State review and review by the Secretary of Transportation; authorize a State to award a DIB contract prior to a final NEPA judgment; (a project's approval would be contingent on a NEPA compliance decision by the Secretary); reopen the rule making process to correct inequities to States and so they are not precluded from: allowing proposers to include alternative technical concepts in base proposals; issuing a proposal request or a notice to proceed with design work prior to EPA compliance; proceeding with the award of a DIB contract.

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