Chapter 9: Legal Relations and Responsibilities


Section 1: Introduction


In accordance with Article 7.1, "Laws to be Observed," of the Standard Specifications, the contractor must comply with all federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations that affect the performance of the work. Monitor the contractor’s compliance with laws and regulations that relate to the contract. Some contract requirements fall under the jurisdiction of other federal and state agencies. Cooperate and assist the regulatory agencies whenever possible. Work may be suspended or funds withheld from the contractor to assist other enforcement agencies in ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Other regulatory agencies may include:

  • United States Department of Transportation (USDOT):
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    • Federal Highway Administration ( FHWA)
    • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
    • Federal Transit Authority (FTA)
  • United States Department of Labor (USDOL)
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA)
    • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
    • Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
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