Technical Amendments to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, 55697-55704 [E7-19196]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations * * § 180.212 * * * ACTION: [Amended] 68. In § 180.212, in paragraph (b)(2), the wording ‘‘by the original manufacturer of the cylinder’’ is revised to read: ‘‘by a cylinder manufacturer of these types of cylinders’’. I 69. In § 180.215, paragraph (b) introductory text is revised to read as follows: I § 180.215 Reporting and record retention requirements. * * * * * (b) Requalification records. Daily records of visual inspection, pressure test, and ultrasonic examination if permitted under a special permit, as applicable, must be maintained by the person who performs the requalification until either the expiration of the requalification period or until the cylinder is again requalified, whichever occurs first. A single date may be used for each test sheet, provided each test on the sheet was conducted on that date. Ditto marks or a solid vertical line may be used to indicate repetition of the preceding entry for the following entries only: date; actual dimensions; manufacturer’s name or symbol, if present; owner’s name or symbol, if present; and test operator. Blank spaces may not be used to indicate repetition of a prior entry. The records must include the following information: * * * * * § 180.409 [Amended] 70. In § 180.409, in paragraph (d)(2), remove the wording ‘‘400 Seventh Street, SW.’’ and add in its place ‘‘East Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.’’. I Issued in Washington, DC, on September 24, 2007, under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 1. Krista L. Edwards, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–19138 Filed 9–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 365, 369, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, and 397 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES RIN 2126–AB13 Technical Amendments to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 Final rule. SUMMARY: This final rule makes technical corrections throughout 49 Code of Federal Regulations subtitle B, chapter III. In 2007, the FMCSA moved to 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. This rule changes obsolete references to the old address. In addition, we are making minor editorial changes to correct errors and omissions and improve clarity. This rule does not make any substantive changes to the affected parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. DATES: Effective October 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Hartman, Regulatory Development Division, (202) 366–5043, jason.hartman@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Legal Basis for the Rulemaking The provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) amended by this rule are based on many different statutes. The legal authority for each of those provisions was explained when the requirement was originally adopted and is summarized at the beginning of each part in title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). No further analysis is required here. A few of the amendments made by this rule are required by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), Public Law 109– 59, August 10, 2005. Because the SAFETEA–LU mandates left the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) no discretion, the changes (described later in the preamble) are appropriate for a technical amendment. Title 49 CFR, subtitle B, chapter III contains all the FMCSRs. Background In 2007, FMCSA moved its headquarters from 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 to 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. The move makes it necessary to amend the CFR to change references to our address wherever they occur in the regulations. This document also makes editorial changes to correct inaccurate references and citations, improve clarity, and fix errors. These minor editorial changes are set out below, in a section-by-section description of the changes. Changes in SAFETEA–LU affected the financial responsibility requirements of both property and passenger carriers. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55697 Section 4120(b)(1) of SAFETEA–LU amended the reach of the financial responsibility statute for property carriers from ‘‘transportation of property for compensation by motor vehicle * * *’’ [49 U.S.C. 31139(b)(1)] to ‘‘transportation of property by commercial motor vehicle * * *’’ Section 4120(a)(1) changed the reach of the financial responsibility statute from ‘‘transportation of passengers for compensation by motor vehicle* * *’’ [49 U.S.C. 31138(a)] to ‘‘transportation of passengers by commercial motor vehicle * * *’’ A commercial motor vehicle, for these purposes, means a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property, if the vehicle— (A) Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater; (B) Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation; (C) Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation * * * [49 U.S.C. 31132(1)(A)– (C)]. Part 387 of 49 CFR has to be changed to reflect these modifications to FMCSA’s authority to set insurance standards. As a result of the change by section 4120(b)(1), the FMCSA no longer has the authority to set insurance standards for small freight vehicles with a GVW/ GVR under 10,001 pounds (unless they are hauling placardable quantities of hazardous materials). We are deleting § 387.303(b)(1)(i) to remove the reference to those small freight vehicles. In addition, section 4120(a)(1) modified FMCSA’s authority to set insurance standards for passenger carriers. At or below the 15-passenger threshold, FMCSA’s authority is limited to passenger vehicles ‘‘designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.’’ We are removing the reference in § 387.303 (b)(1)(ii) to ‘‘Any vehicle with a seating capacity of 15 passengers or less.’’ We are adding, instead, a reference to ‘‘Any vehicle designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.’’ These amendments do not impose any new requirements and make no substantive changes to the CFR. Notice and comment are unnecessary. Section by Section Section 381.315. Paragraph (d)(2) is amended by replacing the old uniform resource locator (URL) for the DOT E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES 55698 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Dockets Management System with a new reference to the Federal Docket Management System at http:// www.regulations.gov. Section 385.13. We are amending paragraph (d) by renumbering the subparagraphs and making wording changes to improve clarity. Section 385.423. Paragraph (c) is amended by replacing the reference to §§ 386.31 and 386.33 with a new reference to §§ 386.5, 386.6, and 386.8. Sections 386.31 and 386.33 were deleted and superseded by §§ 386.6 and 386.5, respectively, on May 18, 2005 (70 FR 28467–28486). The cross reference to § 386.8 is added for clarification. Part 385 Appendix B, Explanation of Safety Rating Process, is changed to reflect previous amendments to the CFR that were inadvertently never incorporated in the appendix. Before part 382 was revised on August 17, 2001 (66 FR 43103), the post-accident testing requirements for alcohol and controlled substances testing were both in § 382.303(a). For clarification, the revision kept the alcohol testing requirement in paragraph (a) and put the controlled substances testing requirement in paragraph (b). The same 2001 revision of § 382.115 clarified that all the previous implementation dates had elapsed and required all motor carriers, both domestic and foreign, to implement the testing program requirements when they begin operating commercial motor vehicles in the United States. We are changing part 385 Appendix B to correctly reflect those 2001 revisions. Section 386.2. In the definition of ‘‘Assistant Administrator,’’ § 386.2 is amended by correcting the reference to the United States Code (U.S.C.). The citation, which now reads ‘‘49 U.S.C. 113(d),’’ is changed to read ‘‘49 U.S.C. 113(e).’’ Section 386.7. We are removing the paragraph designation (a) to correct the section. Section 387.303. Because of the changes in SAFETEA–LU, described in the ‘‘Background’’ section above, paragraph (b)(1)(i) is rescinded and the table in (b)(1)(ii) is changed. In paragraph (b)(1)(ii), the second entry in the table, which used to cover any passenger vehicle with ‘‘a seating capacity of 15 passengers or less,’’ now is limited to vehicles ‘‘designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.’’ Paragraph (b)(1)(ii) is also corrected to remove an obsolete reference to effective dates. Section 389.5. We are clarifying paragraph (b) by renumbering and by adding a reference to the regulations.gov VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 Web site where readers can have access to the Federal Docket Management System. We are also changing the address in paragraph (a). Section 390.27. The table is corrected by moving New Mexico into the Western Service Center, which now has responsibility for that State. This document also changes the addresses for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Service Centers. Section 391.23. Paragraph (c)(4) is corrected by changing ‘‘For a drivers’’ to ‘‘For drivers,’’ to make the sentence grammatically correct. Section 392.9. Paragraph (a)(1) is amended to correct the cross reference to reflect changes published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2002 (67 FR 61225). The new reference is to §§ 393.100 through 393.136 Section 395.1. On August 25, 2005 (70 FR 50071), the Agency amended the hours of service rules but in instructing the revision of paragraph (g), the Agency inadvertently omitted paragraphs (g)(3)(i) through (iv) of § 395.1 from the annual Code of Federal Regulations for October 1, 2005, and October 1, 2006. The 2005 amendment should have specified the revision of paragraph (g)(3) introductory text; the Agency never intended to remove paragraphs (g)(3)(i) through (iv). We are reinstating those paragraphs to correct that omission. Therefore, amendatory instruction 39 in this rule revises paragraph (g)(3) to correctly reinstate paragraphs (g)(3)(i) through (iv). Rulemaking Analyses and Notices Administrative Procedure Act The Administrative Procedure Act provides exceptions to its notice and public comment procedures when an agency finds there is good cause on the basis that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ (See 5 U.S.C. 553(b).) As stated above, the amendments made by this final rule merely update mailing addresses, correct inadvertent errors and omissions, remove obsolete references, and make minor editorial changes to improve clarity and consistency. These amendments do not impose any new requirements, nor do they make any substantive changes to the CFR. For these reasons, the FMCSA finds good cause that notice and public comment are unnecessary. Further, the Agency finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make the amendments effective upon publication. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) and DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures The FMCSA has determined that this action is not a significant regulatory action within the meaning of Executive Order 12866 or within the meaning of Department of Transportation regulatory policies and procedures. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) did not review this document. We expect the final rule will have minimal costs; therefore, a full regulatory evaluation is unnecessary. Regulatory Flexibility Act In compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), FMCSA has evaluated the effects of this rule on small entities. Because the rule only makes editorial corrections and places no new requirements on the regulated industry, FMCSA certifies that this action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 This rulemaking will not impose an unfunded Federal mandate, as defined by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1532, et seq.), that will result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $120 million or more in any 1 year. Executive Order 12988 (Civil Justice Reform) This action will meet applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. Executive Order 13045 (Protection of Children) The FMCSA analyzed this action under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. We determined that this rulemaking will not concern an environmental risk to health or safety that may disproportionately affect children. Executive Order 12630 (Taking of Private Property) This rulemaking does not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) National Environmental Policy Act The FMCSA analyzed this rule in accordance with the principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13132. The FMCSA has determined that this rulemaking will not have a substantial direct effect on States, nor will it limit the policy-making discretion of the States. Nothing in this document will preempt any State law or regulation. The FMCSA has therefore determined this rule does not have federalism implications. The FMCSA analyzed this final rule for the purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and determined under our environmental procedures Order 5610.1, issued March 1, 2004 (69 FR 9680), that this action would not have any effect on the quality of the environment. Therefore, this final rule is categorically excluded from further analysis and documentation in an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. The FMCSA also analyzed this rule under the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA), section 176(c) (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), and implementing regulations promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Approval of this action is exempt from the CAA’s general conformity requirement since it will have no effect on the environment. Executive Order 12372 (Intergovernmental Review) The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities do not apply to this action. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) requires that FMCSA consider the impact of paperwork and other information collection burdens imposed on the public. We have determined that no new information collection requirements are associated with this final rule. Executive Order 13211 (Energy Effects) The FMCSA analyzed this action under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that Executive Order Section FMCSA, Licensing Team; (MC–PSDRIS), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 8214, Washington, DC 20590. 365.411(b) ............................ FMCSA Licensing Team (MC–PSDRIS), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 8214, Washington, DC 20590. 365.413(b) introductory text FMCSA, Licensing Team (MC–PSDRIS), Washington, DC 20590. because it will not be economically significant and will not be likely to have an adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. List of Subjects in 49 CFR Parts 385, 386, 387, 390, 391, 392, and 395 Highway safety, Motor carriers, Insurance, Motor vehicle safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and Surety bonds. I In consideration of the foregoing, FMCSA amends title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, subtitle B, chapter III, as follows: PART 365—RULES GOVERNING APPLICATIONS FOR OPERATING AUTHORITY 1. The authority citation for part 365 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553 and 559; 16 U.S.C. 1456; 49 U.S.C. 13101, 13301, 13901–13906, 14708, 31138, and 31144; 49 CFR 1.73. §§ 365.405, 365.411, and 365.413 [Amended] 2. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words indicated in the right column. I Remove 365.405(a)(1) ....................... PART 369—REPORTS OF MOTOR CARRIERS 3. The authority citation for part 369 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553 and 559; 16 U.S.C. 1456; 49 U.S.C. 14123; 49 CFR 1.73. § 369.6 [Amended] 4. In § 369.6, remove the words ‘‘Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Information I 55699 Add Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, IT ations Division (MC–RIO), 1200 New Jersey SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, IT ations Division (MC–RIO), 1200 New Jersey SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, IT ations Division (MC–RIO), 1200 New Jersey SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Management, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590’’ and add, in their place, the words ‘‘Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Information Technology (MC–RI), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001’’. PART 381—WAIVERS, EXEMPTIONS, AND PILOT PROGRAMS OperAve., OperAve., OperAve., Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315; 49 CFR 1.73. §§ 381.210, 381.225, 381.310, 381.315, 381.325, 381.410, 381.415 [Amended] 6. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words indicated in the right column. I 5. The authority citation for part 381 continues to read as follows: I Remove Add 381.210(a) ............................ jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES Section Federal Motor Carrier safety Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20490. Office of Bus and Truck Research Standards and Operations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. The telephone number is (202) 366–1790. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations (MC–PS), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. 381.225 ................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 55700 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Section Remove Add 381.310(a) ............................ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–410, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, by using the universal resources locator (URL): http://dms.dot.gov. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. 381.315(d)(1) ....................... 381.315(d)(2) ....................... 381.325 ................................ 381.410(a) ............................ 381.415 ................................ Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. The telephone number is (202) 366–1790. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. The telephone number is (202) 366–1790. Department of Transportation, Docket Management Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Department of Transportation, Docket Management Facility by using the Federal Docket Management System using the uniform resources locator (URL): http:// www.regulations.gov. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations (MC–PS), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations (MC–PS), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. PART 382—CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND ALCOHOL USE AND TESTING Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31133, 31136, 31301 et seq., 31502; and 49 CFR 1.73. 7. The authority citation for part 382 continues to read as follows: I § 382.119 [Amended] words indicated in the middle column, and add the words indicated in the right column. 8. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the I Section Remove Add 382.119(b) ............................ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (or the Administrator’s designee), U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. The telephone number is (202) 366–5720. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. 382.119(e) ............................ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. PART 383—COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE STANDARDS; REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES PART 384—STATE COMPLIANCE WITH COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE PROGRAM Authority: 49 U.S.C. 113, 504, 521(b), 5105(e), 5109, 5113, 13901–13905, 31136, 31144, 31148, and 31502; sec. 350 of Pub. L. 107–87; and 49 CFR 1.73. 9. The authority citation for part 383 continues to read as follows: I 11. The authority citation for part 384 continues to read as follows: § 385.4 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 521, 31136, 31301 et seq., 31502; sec. 214 of Pub. L. 106–159, 113 Stat. 1766, 1767; sec. 1012(b) of Pub. L. 107– 56, 115 Stat. 397; sec. 4140 of Pub. L. 109– 59, 119 Stat. 1144; and 49 CFR 1.73. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31136, 31301 et seq., 31502; sec. 103 of Pub. L. 106–159, 113 Stat. 1753, 1767; sec. 4140 of Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144; and 49 CFR 1.73. § 383.52 I I [Amended] 10. In § 383.52(c), remove the words ‘‘Assistant Administrator, Adjudications Counsel, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Room 8217), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590’’ and add, in their place, the words ‘‘Assistant Administrator, Adjudications Counsel (MC–CC), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001’’. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES I VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 § 384.107 [Amended] 12. In § 384.107(c)(1)(i), remove the words ‘‘Department of Transportation Library, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 in Room 2200’’ and add, in their place, the words ‘‘Department of Transportation Library, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001’’. PART 385—SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES 13. The authority citation for part 385 continues to read as follows: I PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Amended] 14. In § 385.4(b)(2), remove the words ‘‘Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001’’. I 15. Amend § 385.13 to revise paragraph (d) to read as follows: I § 385.13 Unsatisfactory rated motor carriers; prohibition on transportation; ineligibility for Federal contracts. * * * * * (d) Penalties. (1) If a proposed ‘‘unsatisfactory’’ safety rating becomes final, FMCSA will issue an order placing out of service the motor carrier’s E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations operations in commerce. The out-ofservice order shall apply both to the motor carrier’s operations in interstate commerce and to its operations affecting interstate commerce. (2) If a motor carrier’s intrastate operations are declared out of service by a State, FMCSA must issue an order placing out of service the carrier’s operations in interstate commerce. The following conditions apply: (i) The State that issued the intrastate out-of-service order participates in the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program and uses the FMCSA safety rating methodology provided in this part; and (ii) The motor carrier has its principal place of business in the State that issued the out-of-service order. (iii) The order prohibiting the motor carrier from operating a CMV in interstate commerce shall remain in effect until the State determines that the carrier is fit. (3) Any motor carrier that operates CMVs in violation of this section is Section §§ 385.15, 385.19, 385.113, 385.203, 385.303, 385.405, 385.415, 385.423 [Amended] 16. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words indicated in the right column. I Chief Safety Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington DC 20590. Office of Data Analysis and Information Systems (MC RIS), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Associate Administrator for Enforcement, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington DC 20590. 385.19(c) .............................. 385.113(b) ............................ 385.203(c) ............................ 385.303 ................................ 385.405(b) ............................ 385.415(b)(2) ....................... 385.423(c) introductory text 385.423(c)(1)(i) .................... 385.423(c)(1)(ii) .................... 17. Amend Appendix B to Part 385— Explanation of Safety Rating Process, section VII, List of Acute and Critical Regulations, by: I a. Adding in numerical order a new entry for § 382.115(b), to read ‘‘§ 382.115(b) Failing to implement an alcohol and/or controlled substances testing program (foreign motor carrier) (acute).’’; I b. Amending the entry for § 382.303(a) by removing the words ‘‘and/or controlled substances’’; and I c. Adding in numerical order a new entry for § 382.303(b), to read ‘‘§ 382.303(b) Failing to conduct post accident testing on driver for controlled substances (critical).’’ I PART 386—RULES OF PRACTICE FOR MOTOR CARRIER, BROKER, FREIGHT FORWARDER, AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROCEEDINGS 18. The authority citation for part 386 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 521, 5123, 13301, 13902, 14915, 31132–31133, 31136, 31144, 31502, 31504; sec. 204, Pub. L. 104–88, 109 Stat. 803, 941 (49 U.S.C. 701 note); sec. 217, Pub. L. 105–159, 113 Stat. 1748, 1767; and 49 CFR 1.73. § 386.2 17:12 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 [Amended] 19. In § 386.2, in the definition of ‘‘Assistant Administrator,’’ remove ‘‘49 U.S.C. 113(d)’’ and add in its place ‘‘49 U.S.C. 113(e)’’. I § 386.7 I VerDate Aug<31>2005 Add Chief Safety Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Information Technology (MC–RI), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Associate Administrator for Enforcement and Program Delivery (MC–E), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office of Professional Development and Training, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, ProfesFMCSA, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. sional Development and Training Division (MC– MHT), 4600 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203. FMCSA, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590 ... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC– Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of PSDRIS, Room 8214, 400 7th Street, SW, WashInformation Technology (MC–RI), 1200 New Jersey ington, DC 20590. Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 400 Seventh Street, Enforcement and Compliance (MC–EC), 1200 New SW., Washington, DC 20590. Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. §§ 386.31 and 386.33 ..................................................... §§ 386.5, 386.6, and 386.8. FMCSA Chief Safety Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Chief Safety Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety AdSafety Administration, c/o Adjudications Counsel ministration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Wash(MC–PSDCC), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001 Attention: Adjudications ington, DC 20590. Counsel (MC–CC). FMCSA Chief Counsel, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Chief Counsel (MC–CC), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, Room Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Wash8125, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC ington, DC 20590–0001. 20590. Appendix B to Part 385—[Amended] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES subject to the penalty provisions of 49 U.S.C. 521(b) and Appendix B to part 386 of the FMCSRs. Remove 385.15(c) introductory text ... 55701 [Amended] Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 PART 387—MINIMUM LEVELS OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MOTOR CARRIERS 21. The authority citation for part 387 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 13101, 13301, 13906, 14701, 31138, and 31139; and 49 CFR 1.73. 22. Revise § 387.303(b)(1) to read as follows: I 20. Amend § 386.7(a) by: PO 00000 a. Removing the paragraph designation ‘‘(a)’’. I b. Removing the words ‘‘U.S. DOT Dockets, 400 7th Street, SW., Room PL– 401, Washington, DC 20590’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘Department of Transportation Docket Management Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001’’. I Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 55702 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations § 387.303 Security for the protection of the public: Minimum limits. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 113 and 502; 49 CFR 1.73. * § 388.1 * * * * (b)(1) Motor carriers subject to § 387.301(a)(1) are required to have security for the required minimum limits as follows: Passenger Carriers: Kind of Equipment Minimum limit Vehicle seating capacity PART 389—RULEMAKING PROCEDURES—FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS 25. The authority citation for part 389 continues to read as follows: I (i) Any vehicle with a seating capacity of 16 passengers or more ...................................... (ii) Any vehicle designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation ....... $5,000,000 1,500,000 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 113, 501 et seq., 31101 et seq., 31138, 31139, 31301 et seq., and 31502; 42 U.S.C. 4917; and 49 CFR 1.73. I 26. Revise § 389.5 to read as follows: § 389.5 * * * * [Amended] 24. In § 388.1, remove the words ‘‘Washington, DC 20590’’ and add, in their place, the words ‘‘Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001’’. I * PART 388—COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH STATES 23. The authority citation for part 388 continues to read as follows: I Regulatory docket. (a) Information and data deemed relevant by the Administrator relating to rulemaking actions, including notices of proposed rulemaking; comments received in response to notices; petitions for rulemaking and reconsideration; denials of petitions for Section Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. 389.35(a) ....... 27. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words indicated in the right column. I Administrator, Federal Motor 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Administrator, Federal Motor 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., [Amended] 29. In § 390.19(c)(1), remove the words ‘‘Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Data Analysis and Information Systems, MC–PSDRIS, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Information Technology (MC–RI), 1200 New Jersey I 28. The authority citation for part 390 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 508, 13301, 13902, 31133, 31136, 31502, 31504; sec. 204, Pub. L. 104–88, 109 Stat. 803, 941 (49 U.S.C. 701 note); sec. 114, Pub. L. 103–311, 108 Stat. 1673, 1677; sec. 217, 229, Pub. L. 106–159, 113 Stat. 1748, 1767; and 49 CFR 1.73. Section 390.27 ............ City Crescent Building, #10 South Howard Street, Suite 4000, Baltimore, MD 21201–2819. 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Suite 17T75, Atlanta, GA 30303–3104 390.27 ............ § 390.27 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 [Amended] 30. Amend the table in § 390.27 by: I a. Removing the words from the ‘‘location of office’’ column indicated below in the middle column, and adding the words indicated in the right column. I Add 201 Mission Street, Suite 2100, San Francisco, CA 94105– 1838. I b. Removing ‘‘NM’’ from the ‘‘territory included’’ column for the Southern service center and adding ‘‘NM’’ to the ‘‘territory included’’ column for the Western service center in alphabetical order. 802 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite N, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. 1800 Century Boulevard, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30345– 3220. Golden Hills Office Centre, 12600 West Colfax Avenue, Suite B–300, Lakewood, CO 80215. PART 391—QUALIFICATIONS OF DRIVERS AND LONGER COMBINATION VEHICLE (LCV) DRIVER INSTRUCTORS Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322, 504, 508, 31133, 31136 and 31502; sec. 4007(b) of Pub. L. 102– 240 (105 Stat. 2152); sec. 114, Pub. L. 103– 311 (108 Stat. 1673, 1677); and 49 CFR 1.73. 31. The authority citation for part 391 continues to read as follows: I PO 00000 Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001’’. Remove 390.27 ............ [Amended] Add § 390.19 PART 390—FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; GENERAL jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES §§ 389.31, 389.35 Remove 389.31(b)(1) ... rulemaking and reconsideration; records of additional rule making proceedings under § 389.25; and final rules are maintained at headquarters, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. (b) Except for material ordered withheld from the public under section 552(b) of title 5 of the United States Code, any person may examine docketed material in the Department of Transportation Docket Management Facility in the following ways: (1) At headquarters at any time during regular business hours. Copies may be obtained upon payment of a fee. (2) On the Web site regulations.gov, at any time, by using the uniform resources locator (URL) http:// www.regulations.gov. Copies may be downloaded or printed. Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations § 391.23 [Amended] 32. In § 391.23(c)(4), remove the words ‘‘For a drivers’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘For drivers’’. I 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001’’. § 393.93 [Amended] 33. The authority citation for part 392 continues to read as follows: 37. In the footnote to § 393.93(a) remove the words ‘‘Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001’’. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322, 31136, and 31502; section 1041(b) of Pub. L. 102–240, 105 Stat. 1914, 1993 (1991); and 49 CFR 1.73. PART 395—HOURS OF SERVICE OF DRIVERS § 392.9 I PART 392—DRIVING OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES I [Amended] 34. In § 392.9(a)(1) remove the words ‘‘§§ 393.100 through 393.142 of this subchapter’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘§§ 393.100 through 393.136 of this subchapter.’’ I I 38. The authority citation for part 395 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 504, 14122, 31133, 31136, 31502; sec. 229, Pub. L. 106–159, 113 Stat. 1748; sec. 113, Pub. L. 103–311, 108 Stat. 1673, 1676; and 49 CFR 1.73. I 35. The authority citation for part 393 continues to read as follows: * § 395.1 I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322, 31136, and 31502; section 1041(b) of Pub. L. 102–240, 105 Stat. 1914, 1993 (1991); and 49 CFR 1.73. § 393.7 [Amended] 36. In § 393.7(c)(10)(i), remove the words ‘‘The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations (MC–PS), I (ii) The driving time in the period immediately before and after each rest period, when added together, does not exceed 10 hours; (iii) The on-duty time in the period immediately before and after each rest period, when added together, does not include any driving time after the 15th hour; and (iv) The driver may not return to driving subject to the normal limits under § 395.5 without taking at least 8 consecutive hours off duty, at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, or a combination of at least 8 consecutive hours off duty and sleeper berth time. * * * * * PART 397—TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; DRIVING AND PARKING RULES 39. In § 395.1, paragraph (g)(3) is revised to read as follows: PART 393—PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION 55703 Scope of the rules in this part. * * * * (g) * * * (3) Passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles. A driver who is driving a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle that is equipped with a sleeper berth, as defined in §§ 395.2 and 393.76 of this subchapter, may accumulate the equivalent of 8 consecutive hours of offduty time by taking a combination of at least 8 consecutive hours off-duty and sleeper berth time; or by taking two periods of rest in the sleeper berth, providing: (i) Neither rest period is shorter than two hours; 40. The authority citation for part 397 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322; 49 CFR 1.73. Subpart A also issued under 49 U.S.C. 5103, 31136, 31502, and 49 CFR 1.53. Subparts C, D, and E also issued under 49 U.S.C. 5112, 5125. §§ 397.71, 397.73, 397.75, 397.101, 397.103, 397.205, 397.213 [Amended] 41. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words indicated in the right column. I Section Remove Add 397.71(b)(1)(ii) footnote ....... Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–PSDECH), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. FMCSA, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC– PSDECH), 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001 by March 13, 1995. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Attention: Office of the Chief Counsel (MC–PSDCC). Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–PSDECH), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–PSDECH), Attn: National Hazardous Materials Route Registry, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. 397.73(b) .............................. 397.75(b)(1) ......................... 397.101(g) introductory text 397.103(c)(1) ........................ jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES 397.103(d) ............................ Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–PSDECH), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. 397.205(b)(1) ....................... Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Attention: Office of the Chief Counsel (MC–PSDCC), Hazardous Materials Preemption. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Attention: Office of the Chief Counsel (MC–CC). Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Attention: National Hazardous Materials Route Registry. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC–EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Attention: Office of the Chief Counsel, Enforcement and Litigation Division (MC–CCE). E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 55704 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Section Remove Add 397.213(b)(1) ....................... Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Attention: Office of the Chief Counsel (MC–CC), Hazardous Materials Preemption Docket. Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Attention: Office of the Chief Counsel, Enforcement and Litigation Division (MC–CCE). Issued on: September 24, 2007. John H. Hill, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–19196 Filed 9–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Classification 50 CFR Part 648 This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. [Docket No. 061109296–7009–02] RIN 0648–XC67 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason quota transfer. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces that State of Florida is transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of New Jersey from its 2007 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved. DATES: Effective September 26, 2007 through December 31, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bryant, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9244, fax (978) 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from Florida through Maine. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state is described in § 648.160. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can transfer or combine bluefish commercial quota under § 648.160(f). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria set forth in § 648.160(f)(1) in VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 28, 2007 the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. Florida has agreed to transfer 309,125 lb (140,160 kg) of its 2007 commercial quota to New Jersey. The Regional Administrator has determined that the criteria set forth in § 648.160(f)(1) have been met. The revised bluefish quotas for calendar year 2007 are: New Jersey, 1,579,605 lb (716,496 kg); and Florida, 553,488 lb (251,057 kg). Jkt 214001 Dated: September 25, 2007. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 07–4832 Filed 9–26–07; 2:07 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 070706268–7513–02] RIN 0648–AV21 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Framework Adjustment 7 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS issues this final rule to implement measures contained in Framework Adjustment 7 (Framework 7) to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Framework 7 will broaden the FMP stock status determination criteria for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass, while maintaining objective and measurable criteria for identifying when the FMP stocks are overfished or approaching an overfished condition. The framework action will also establish acceptable categories of PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 peer review for providing new or revised stock status determination criteria for the Council to use in its annual management measures for each species. This action is necessary to ensure that changes or modification to the stock status determination criteria constituting the best available peer reviewed scientific information are accessible for the management of these three species in as timely a manner as is possible. The intended effect of this action is to improve the timeliness and efficiency of incorporating the best available scientific information, consistent with National Standards 1 and 2 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), into the management processes for the three species covered by the FMP. DATES: This rule is effective October 31, 2007. ADDRESSES: Copies of Framework Adjustment 7 are available from Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council, Room 2115, Federal Building, 300 South New Street, Dover, DE 19901–6790. The framework document is also accessible via the Internet at http:// www.nero.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Ruccio, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281–9104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The proposed rule for Framework 7 was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2007 (72 FR 43587). A complete discussion of the development and rationale for the framework appeared in the preamble of the proposed rule and is not repeated here. The current stock status determination criteria for summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus), scup (Stenotomus chrysops), and black sea bass (Centropristas striata) are found in Amendment 12 to the FMP. Prior to the development of Framework 7, the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) would be required to enact a framework adjustment or an amendment to the FMP to modify or replace these stock status determination criteria on a case-by-case basis. E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 365, 369, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 
390, 391, 392, 393, 395, and 397

RIN 2126-AB13


Technical Amendments to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule makes technical corrections throughout 49 Code 
of Federal Regulations subtitle B, chapter III. In 2007, the FMCSA 
moved to 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. This rule 
changes obsolete references to the old address. In addition, we are 
making minor editorial changes to correct errors and omissions and 
improve clarity. This rule does not make any substantive changes to the 
affected parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

DATES: Effective October 1, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Hartman, Regulatory Development 
Division, (202) 366-5043, jason.hartman@dot.gov. Office hours are from 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Legal Basis for the Rulemaking

    The provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 
(FMCSRs) amended by this rule are based on many different statutes. The 
legal authority for each of those provisions was explained when the 
requirement was originally adopted and is summarized at the beginning 
of each part in title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). No further 
analysis is required here.
    A few of the amendments made by this rule are required by the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy 
for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005. Because the 
SAFETEA-LU mandates left the Federal Motor Carrier Administration 
(FMCSA) no discretion, the changes (described later in the preamble) 
are appropriate for a technical amendment.
    Title 49 CFR, subtitle B, chapter III contains all the FMCSRs.

Background

    In 2007, FMCSA moved its headquarters from 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20590 to 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 
20590-0001. The move makes it necessary to amend the CFR to change 
references to our address wherever they occur in the regulations.
    This document also makes editorial changes to correct inaccurate 
references and citations, improve clarity, and fix errors. These minor 
editorial changes are set out below, in a section-by-section 
description of the changes.
    Changes in SAFETEA-LU affected the financial responsibility 
requirements of both property and passenger carriers. Section 
4120(b)(1) of SAFETEA-LU amended the reach of the financial 
responsibility statute for property carriers from ``transportation of 
property for compensation by motor vehicle * * *'' [49 U.S.C. 
31139(b)(1)] to ``transportation of property by commercial motor 
vehicle * * *'' Section 4120(a)(1) changed the reach of the financial 
responsibility statute from ``transportation of passengers for 
compensation by motor vehicle* * *'' [49 U.S.C. 31138(a)] to 
``transportation of passengers by commercial motor vehicle * * *''
    A commercial motor vehicle, for these purposes, means a self-
propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in interstate commerce 
to transport passengers or property, if the vehicle--

    (A) Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of 
at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater;
    (B) Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers 
(including the driver) for compensation;
    (C) Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, 
including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for 
compensation * * * [49 U.S.C. 31132(1)(A)-(C)].

Part 387 of 49 CFR has to be changed to reflect these modifications to 
FMCSA's authority to set insurance standards.
    As a result of the change by section 4120(b)(1), the FMCSA no 
longer has the authority to set insurance standards for small freight 
vehicles with a GVW/GVR under 10,001 pounds (unless they are hauling 
placardable quantities of hazardous materials). We are deleting Sec.  
387.303(b)(1)(i) to remove the reference to those small freight 
vehicles. In addition, section 4120(a)(1) modified FMCSA's authority to 
set insurance standards for passenger carriers. At or below the 15-
passenger threshold, FMCSA's authority is limited to passenger vehicles 
``designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the 
driver) for compensation.'' We are removing the reference in Sec.  
387.303 (b)(1)(ii) to ``Any vehicle with a seating capacity of 15 
passengers or less.'' We are adding, instead, a reference to ``Any 
vehicle designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including 
the driver) for compensation.''
    These amendments do not impose any new requirements and make no 
substantive changes to the CFR. Notice and comment are unnecessary.

Section by Section

    Section 381.315. Paragraph (d)(2) is amended by replacing the old 
uniform resource locator (URL) for the DOT

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Dockets Management System with a new reference to the Federal Docket 
Management System at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Section 385.13. We are amending paragraph (d) by renumbering the 
subparagraphs and making wording changes to improve clarity.
    Section 385.423. Paragraph (c) is amended by replacing the 
reference to Sec. Sec.  386.31 and 386.33 with a new reference to 
Sec. Sec.  386.5, 386.6, and 386.8. Sections 386.31 and 386.33 were 
deleted and superseded by Sec. Sec.  386.6 and 386.5, respectively, on 
May 18, 2005 (70 FR 28467-28486). The cross reference to Sec.  386.8 is 
added for clarification.
    Part 385 Appendix B, Explanation of Safety Rating Process, is 
changed to reflect previous amendments to the CFR that were 
inadvertently never incorporated in the appendix. Before part 382 was 
revised on August 17, 2001 (66 FR 43103), the post-accident testing 
requirements for alcohol and controlled substances testing were both in 
Sec.  382.303(a). For clarification, the revision kept the alcohol 
testing requirement in paragraph (a) and put the controlled substances 
testing requirement in paragraph (b). The same 2001 revision of Sec.  
382.115 clarified that all the previous implementation dates had 
elapsed and required all motor carriers, both domestic and foreign, to 
implement the testing program requirements when they begin operating 
commercial motor vehicles in the United States. We are changing part 
385 Appendix B to correctly reflect those 2001 revisions.
    Section 386.2. In the definition of ``Assistant Administrator,'' 
Sec.  386.2 is amended by correcting the reference to the United States 
Code (U.S.C.). The citation, which now reads ``49 U.S.C. 113(d),'' is 
changed to read ``49 U.S.C. 113(e).''
    Section 386.7. We are removing the paragraph designation (a) to 
correct the section.
    Section 387.303. Because of the changes in SAFETEA-LU, described in 
the ``Background'' section above, paragraph (b)(1)(i) is rescinded and 
the table in (b)(1)(ii) is changed. In paragraph (b)(1)(ii), the second 
entry in the table, which used to cover any passenger vehicle with ``a 
seating capacity of 15 passengers or less,'' now is limited to vehicles 
``designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the 
driver) for compensation.'' Paragraph (b)(1)(ii) is also corrected to 
remove an obsolete reference to effective dates.
    Section 389.5. We are clarifying paragraph (b) by renumbering and 
by adding a reference to the regulations.gov Web site where readers can 
have access to the Federal Docket Management System. We are also 
changing the address in paragraph (a).
    Section 390.27. The table is corrected by moving New Mexico into 
the Western Service Center, which now has responsibility for that 
State. This document also changes the addresses for the Eastern, 
Southern, and Western Service Centers.
    Section 391.23. Paragraph (c)(4) is corrected by changing ``For a 
drivers'' to ``For drivers,'' to make the sentence grammatically 
correct.
    Section 392.9. Paragraph (a)(1) is amended to correct the cross 
reference to reflect changes published in the Federal Register on 
September 27, 2002 (67 FR 61225). The new reference is to Sec. Sec.  
393.100 through 393.136
    Section 395.1. On August 25, 2005 (70 FR 50071), the Agency amended 
the hours of service rules but in instructing the revision of paragraph 
(g), the Agency inadvertently omitted paragraphs (g)(3)(i) through (iv) 
of Sec.  395.1 from the annual Code of Federal Regulations for October 
1, 2005, and October 1, 2006. The 2005 amendment should have specified 
the revision of paragraph (g)(3) introductory text; the Agency never 
intended to remove paragraphs (g)(3)(i) through (iv). We are 
reinstating those paragraphs to correct that omission. Therefore, 
amendatory instruction 39 in this rule revises paragraph (g)(3) to 
correctly reinstate paragraphs (g)(3)(i) through (iv).

Rulemaking Analyses and Notices

Administrative Procedure Act

    The Administrative Procedure Act provides exceptions to its notice 
and public comment procedures when an agency finds there is good cause 
on the basis that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or 
contrary to the public interest.'' (See 5 U.S.C. 553(b).) As stated 
above, the amendments made by this final rule merely update mailing 
addresses, correct inadvertent errors and omissions, remove obsolete 
references, and make minor editorial changes to improve clarity and 
consistency. These amendments do not impose any new requirements, nor 
do they make any substantive changes to the CFR. For these reasons, the 
FMCSA finds good cause that notice and public comment are unnecessary. 
Further, the Agency finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make 
the amendments effective upon publication.

Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) and DOT 
Regulatory Policies and Procedures

    The FMCSA has determined that this action is not a significant 
regulatory action within the meaning of Executive Order 12866 or within 
the meaning of Department of Transportation regulatory policies and 
procedures. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) did not review 
this document. We expect the final rule will have minimal costs; 
therefore, a full regulatory evaluation is unnecessary.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    In compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-
612), FMCSA has evaluated the effects of this rule on small entities. 
Because the rule only makes editorial corrections and places no new 
requirements on the regulated industry, FMCSA certifies that this 
action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    This rulemaking will not impose an unfunded Federal mandate, as 
defined by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1532, et 
seq.), that will result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal 
governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $120 
million or more in any 1 year.

Executive Order 12988 (Civil Justice Reform)

    This action will meet applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 
3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize 
litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Executive Order 13045 (Protection of Children)

    The FMCSA analyzed this action under Executive Order 13045, 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety 
Risks. We determined that this rulemaking will not concern an 
environmental risk to health or safety that may disproportionately 
affect children.

Executive Order 12630 (Taking of Private Property)

    This rulemaking does not effect a taking of private property or 
otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, 
Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected 
Property Rights.

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Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    The FMCSA analyzed this rule in accordance with the principles and 
criteria contained in Executive Order 13132. The FMCSA has determined 
that this rulemaking will not have a substantial direct effect on 
States, nor will it limit the policy-making discretion of the States. 
Nothing in this document will preempt any State law or regulation. The 
FMCSA has therefore determined this rule does not have federalism 
implications.

Executive Order 12372 (Intergovernmental Review)

    The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding 
intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities do 
not apply to this action.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) requires 
that FMCSA consider the impact of paperwork and other information 
collection burdens imposed on the public. We have determined that no 
new information collection requirements are associated with this final 
rule.

National Environmental Policy Act

    The FMCSA analyzed this final rule for the purpose of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and 
determined under our environmental procedures Order 5610.1, issued 
March 1, 2004 (69 FR 9680), that this action would not have any effect 
on the quality of the environment. Therefore, this final rule is 
categorically excluded from further analysis and documentation in an 
environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    The FMCSA also analyzed this rule under the Clean Air Act, as 
amended (CAA), section 176(c) (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), and 
implementing regulations promulgated by the Environmental Protection 
Agency. Approval of this action is exempt from the CAA's general 
conformity requirement since it will have no effect on the environment.

Executive Order 13211 (Energy Effects)

    The FMCSA analyzed this action under Executive Order 13211, Actions 
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use. We determined that it is not a ``significant 
energy action'' under that Executive Order because it will not be 
economically significant and will not be likely to have an adverse 
effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Parts 385, 386, 387, 390, 391, 392, and 
395

    Highway safety, Motor carriers, Insurance, Motor vehicle safety, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and Surety bonds.

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In consideration of the foregoing, FMCSA amends title 49, Code of 
Federal Regulations, subtitle B, chapter III, as follows:

PART 365--RULES GOVERNING APPLICATIONS FOR OPERATING AUTHORITY

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1. The authority citation for part 365 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553 and 559; 16 U.S.C. 1456; 49 U.S.C. 
13101, 13301, 13901-13906, 14708, 31138, and 31144; 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec. Sec.  365.405, 365.411, and 365.413  [Amended]

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2. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words 
indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
365.405(a)(1)...............  FMCSA, Licensing      Federal Motor
                               Team; (MC-PSDRIS),    Carrier Safety
                               400 Seventh Street,   Administration, IT
                               SW., Room 8214,       Operations Division
                               Washington, DC        (MC-RIO), 1200 New
                               20590.                Jersey Ave., SE.,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
365.411(b)..................  FMCSA Licensing Team  Federal Motor
                               (MC-PSDRIS), 400      Carrier Safety
                               Seventh Street,       Administration, IT
                               SW., Room 8214,       Operations Division
                               Washington, DC        (MC-RIO), 1200 New
                               20590.                Jersey Ave., SE.,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
365.413(b) introductory text  FMCSA, Licensing      Federal Motor
                               Team (MC-PSDRIS),     Carrier Safety
                               Washington, DC        Administration, IT
                               20590.                Operations Division
                                                     (MC-RIO), 1200 New
                                                     Jersey Ave., SE.,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 369--REPORTS OF MOTOR CARRIERS

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3. The authority citation for part 369 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553 and 559; 16 U.S.C. 1456; 49 U.S.C. 
14123; 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  369.6  [Amended]

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4. In Sec.  369.6, remove the words ``Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, Office of Information Management, 400 Seventh St., SW., 
Washington, DC 20590'' and add, in their place, the words ``Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Information Technology 
(MC-RI), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001''.

PART 381--WAIVERS, EXEMPTIONS, AND PILOT PROGRAMS

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5. The authority citation for part 381 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315; 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec. Sec.  381.210, 381.225, 381.310, 381.315, 381.325, 381.410, 
381.415  [Amended]

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6. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words 
indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
381.210(a)..................  Federal Motor         Administrator,
                               Carrier safety        Federal Motor
                               Administrator, U.S.   Carrier Safety
                               Department of         Administration,
                               Transportation, 400   1200 New Jersey
                               Seventh Street,       Ave., SE.,
                               SW., Washington, DC   Washington, DC
                               20490.                20590-0001.
381.225.....................  Office of Bus and     Federal Motor
                               Truck Research        Carrier Safety
                               Standards and         Administration,
                               Operations, Federal   Office of Bus and
                               Motor Carrier         Truck Standards and
                               Safety                Operations (MC-PS),
                               Administration, 400   1200 New Jersey
                               Seventh Street,       Ave., SE.,
                               SW., Washington, DC   Washington, DC
                               20590. The            20590-0001.
                               telephone number is
                               (202) 366-1790.

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381.310(a)..................  Federal Motor         Administrator,
                               Carrier Safety        Federal Motor
                               Administrator, U.S.   Carrier Safety
                               Department of         Administration,
                               Transportation,       1200 New Jersey
                               Federal Motor         Ave., SE.,
                               Carrier Safety        Washington, DC
                               Administration, 400   20590-0001.
                               Seventh Street,
                               SW., Washington, DC
                               20590.
381.315(d)(1)...............  Department of         Department of
                               Transportation,       Transportation,
                               U.S. DOT Dockets,     Docket Management
                               Room PL-410, 400      Facility, 1200 New
                               Seventh Street,       Jersey Ave., SE.,
                               SW., Washington, DC.  Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
381.315(d)(2)...............  U.S. DOT Dockets,     Department of
                               Room PL-401, by       Transportation,
                               using the universal   Docket Management
                               resources locator     Facility by using
                               (URL): http:// the Federal Docket
                               dms.dot.gov.          Management System
                                                     using the uniform
                                                     resources locator
                                                     (URL): http://
www.regulations.gov
                                                     .
381.325.....................  Office of Bus and     Federal Motor
                               Truck Standards and   Carrier Safety
                               Operations, Federal   Administration,
                               Motor Carrier         Office of Bus and
                               Safety                Truck Standards and
                               Administration, 400   Operations (MC-PS),
                               Seventh Street,       1200 New Jersey
                               SW., Washington, DC   Ave., SE.,
                               20590. The            Washington, DC
                               telephone number is   20590-0001.
                               (202) 366-1790.
381.410(a)..................  Federal Motor         Administrator,
                               Carrier Safety        Federal Motor
                               Administrator, U.S.   Carrier Safety
                               Department of         Administration,
                               Transportation, 400   1200 New Jersey
                               Seventh Street,       Ave., SE.,
                               SW., Washington, DC   Washington, DC
                               20590.                20590-0001.
381.415.....................  Office of Bus and     Federal Motor
                               Truck Standards and   Carrier Safety
                               Operations, Federal   Administration,
                               Motor Carrier         Office of Bus and
                               Safety                Truck Standards and
                               Administration, 400   Operations (MC-PS),
                               Seventh Street,       1200 New Jersey
                               SW., Washington, DC   Ave., SE.,
                               20590. The            Washington, DC
                               telephone number is   20590-0001.
                               (202) 366-1790.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 382--CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND ALCOHOL USE AND TESTING

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7. The authority citation for part 382 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31133, 31136, 31301 et seq., 31502; and 49 
CFR 1.73.


Sec.  382.119  [Amended]

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8. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words 
indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
382.119(b)..................  Federal Motor         Administrator,
                               Carrier Safety        Federal Motor
                               Administrator (or     Carrier Safety
                               the Administrator's   Administration,
                               designee), U.S.       1200 New Jersey
                               Department of         Ave., SE.,
                               Transportation, 400   Washington, DC
                               Seventh Street,       20590-0001.
                               SW., Washington, DC
                               20590.
382.119(e)..................  Office of             Federal Motor
                               Enforcement and       Carrier Safety
                               Compliance, Federal   Administration,
                               Motor Carrier         Office of
                               Safety                Enforcement and
                               Administration, 400   Compliance (MC-EC),
                               Seventh Street,       1200 New Jersey
                               SW., Washington, DC   Ave., SE.,
                               20590. The            Washington, DC
                               telephone number is   20590-0001.
                               (202) 366-5720.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 383--COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE STANDARDS; REQUIREMENTS AND 
PENALTIES

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9. The authority citation for part 383 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 521, 31136, 31301 et seq., 31502; sec. 214 
of Pub. L. 106-159, 113 Stat. 1766, 1767; sec. 1012(b) of Pub. L. 
107-56, 115 Stat. 397; sec. 4140 of Pub. L. 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144; 
and 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  383.52  [Amended]

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10. In Sec.  383.52(c), remove the words ``Assistant Administrator, 
Adjudications Counsel, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 
(Room 8217), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590'' and add, 
in their place, the words ``Assistant Administrator, Adjudications 
Counsel (MC-CC), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001''.

PART 384--STATE COMPLIANCE WITH COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE PROGRAM

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11. The authority citation for part 384 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31136, 31301 et seq., 31502; sec. 103 of 
Pub. L. 106-159, 113 Stat. 1753, 1767; sec. 4140 of Pub. L. 109-59, 
119 Stat. 1144; and 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  384.107  [Amended]

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12. In Sec.  384.107(c)(1)(i), remove the words ``Department of 
Transportation Library, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 
in Room 2200'' and add, in their place, the words ``Department of 
Transportation Library, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 
20590-0001''.

PART 385--SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES

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13. The authority citation for part 385 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 113, 504, 521(b), 5105(e), 5109, 5113, 
13901-13905, 31136, 31144, 31148, and 31502; sec. 350 of Pub. L. 
107-87; and 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  385.4  [Amended]

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14. In Sec.  385.4(b)(2), remove the words ``Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 400 
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590'' and add in their place the 
words ``Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance (MC-EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 
Washington, DC 20590-0001''.

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15. Amend Sec.  385.13 to revise paragraph (d) to read as follows:


Sec.  385.13  Unsatisfactory rated motor carriers; prohibition on 
transportation; ineligibility for Federal contracts.

* * * * *
    (d) Penalties. (1) If a proposed ``unsatisfactory'' safety rating 
becomes final, FMCSA will issue an order placing out of service the 
motor carrier's

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operations in commerce. The out-of-service order shall apply both to 
the motor carrier's operations in interstate commerce and to its 
operations affecting interstate commerce.
    (2) If a motor carrier's intrastate operations are declared out of 
service by a State, FMCSA must issue an order placing out of service 
the carrier's operations in interstate commerce. The following 
conditions apply:
    (i) The State that issued the intrastate out-of-service order 
participates in the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program and uses 
the FMCSA safety rating methodology provided in this part; and
    (ii) The motor carrier has its principal place of business in the 
State that issued the out-of-service order.
    (iii) The order prohibiting the motor carrier from operating a CMV 
in interstate commerce shall remain in effect until the State 
determines that the carrier is fit.
    (3) Any motor carrier that operates CMVs in violation of this 
section is subject to the penalty provisions of 49 U.S.C. 521(b) and 
Appendix B to part 386 of the FMCSRs.


Sec. Sec.  385.15, 385.19, 385.113, 385.203, 385.303, 385.405, 385.415, 
385.423  [Amended]

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16. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words 
indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
385.15(c) introductory text.  Chief Safety          Chief Safety
                               Officer, Federal      Officer, Federal
                               Motor Carrier         Motor Carrier
                               Safety                Safety
                               Administration, 400   Administration,
                               Seventh Street,       1200 New Jersey
                               SW., Washington DC    Ave., SE.,
                               20590.                Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
385.19(c)...................  Office of Data        Federal Motor
                               Analysis and          Carrier Safety
                               Information Systems   Administration,
                               (MC RIS), Federal     Office of
                               Motor Carrier         Information
                               Safety                Technology (MC-RI),
                               Administration, 400   1200 New Jersey
                               Seventh Street,       Ave., SE.,
                               SW., Washington, DC   Washington, DC
                               20590.                20590-0001.
385.113(b)..................  Associate             Associate
                               Administrator for     Administrator for
                               Enforcement,          Enforcement and
                               Federal Motor         Program Delivery
                               Carrier Safety        (MC-E), Federal
                               Administration, 400   Motor Carrier
                               Seventh Street,       Safety
                               SW., Washington DC    Administration,
                               20590.                1200 New Jersey
                                                     Ave., SE.,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
385.203(c)..................  Office of             Federal Motor
                               Professional          Carrier Safety
                               Development and       Administration,
                               Training, FMCSA,      Professional
                               400 7th Street,       Development and
                               SW., Washington, DC   Training Division
                               20590.                (MC-MHT), 4600 N.
                                                     Fairfax Drive,
                                                     Suite 700,
                                                     Arlington, Virginia
                                                     22203.
385.303.....................  FMCSA, 400 7th        Federal Motor
                               Street SW.,           Carrier Safety
                               Washington, DC        Administration,
                               20590.                1200 New Jersey
                                                     Ave., SE.,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
385.405(b)..................  Federal Motor         Federal Motor
                               Carrier Safety        Carrier Safety
                               Administration, MC-   Administration,
                               PSDRIS, Room 8214,    Office of
                               400 7th Street, SW,   Information
                               Washington, DC        Technology (MC-RI),
                               20590.                1200 New Jersey
                                                     Ave., SE.,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
385.415(b)(2)...............  Federal Motor         Federal Motor
                               Carrier Safety        Carrier Safety
                               Administration,       Administration,
                               Office of             Office of
                               Enforcement and       Enforcement and
                               Compliance, 400       Compliance (MC-EC),
                               Seventh Street,       1200 New Jersey
                               SW., Washington, DC   Ave., SE.,
                               20590.                Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
385.423(c) introductory text  Sec.  Sec.   386.31   Sec.  Sec.   386.5,
                               and 386.33.           386.6, and 386.8.
385.423(c)(1)(i)............  FMCSA Chief Safety    Chief Safety
                               Officer, Federal      Officer, Federal
                               Motor Carrier         Motor Carrier
                               Safety                Safety
                               Administration, c/o   Administration,
                               Adjudications         1200 New Jersey
                               Counsel (MC-PSDCC),   Ave., SE.,
                               400 Seventh Street,   Washington, DC
                               SW., Washington, DC   20590-0001
                               20590.                Attention:
                                                     Adjudications
                                                     Counsel (MC-CC).
385.423(c)(1)(ii)...........  FMCSA Chief Counsel,  Chief Counsel (MC-
                               Federal Motor         CC), Federal Motor
                               Carrier Safety        Carrier Safety
                               Administration,       Administration,
                               Office of the Chief   1200 New Jersey
                               Counsel, Room 8125,   Ave., SE.,
                               400 Seventh Street,   Washington, DC
                               SW., Washington, DC   20590-0001.
                               20590.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Appendix B to Part 385--[Amended]

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17. Amend Appendix B to Part 385--Explanation of Safety Rating Process, 
section VII, List of Acute and Critical Regulations, by:
0
a. Adding in numerical order a new entry for Sec.  382.115(b), to read 
``Sec.  382.115(b) Failing to implement an alcohol and/or controlled 
substances testing program (foreign motor carrier) (acute).'';
0
b. Amending the entry for Sec.  382.303(a) by removing the words ``and/
or controlled substances''; and
0
c. Adding in numerical order a new entry for Sec.  382.303(b), to read 
``Sec.  382.303(b) Failing to conduct post accident testing on driver 
for controlled substances (critical).''

PART 386--RULES OF PRACTICE FOR MOTOR CARRIER, BROKER, FREIGHT 
FORWARDER, AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROCEEDINGS

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18. The authority citation for part 386 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 521, 5123, 13301, 13902, 14915, 31132-
31133, 31136, 31144, 31502, 31504; sec. 204, Pub. L. 104-88, 109 
Stat. 803, 941 (49 U.S.C. 701 note); sec. 217, Pub. L. 105-159, 113 
Stat. 1748, 1767; and 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  386.2  [Amended]

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19. In Sec.  386.2, in the definition of ``Assistant Administrator,'' 
remove ``49 U.S.C. 113(d)'' and add in its place ``49 U.S.C. 113(e)''.


Sec.  386.7  [Amended]

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20. Amend Sec.  386.7(a) by:
0
a. Removing the paragraph designation ``(a)''.
0
b. Removing the words ``U.S. DOT Dockets, 400 7th Street, SW., Room PL-
401, Washington, DC 20590'' and adding in their place the words 
``Department of Transportation Docket Management Facility, 1200 New 
Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001''.

PART 387--MINIMUM LEVELS OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MOTOR 
CARRIERS

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21. The authority citation for part 387 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 13101, 13301, 13906, 14701, 31138, and 
31139; and 49 CFR 1.73.


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22. Revise Sec.  387.303(b)(1) to read as follows:

[[Page 55702]]

Sec.  387.303  Security for the protection of the public: Minimum 
limits.

* * * * *
    (b)(1) Motor carriers subject to Sec.  387.301(a)(1) are required 
to have security for the required minimum limits as follows:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Passenger Carriers: Kind of Equipment
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Minimum
                  Vehicle seating capacity                      limit
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(i) Any vehicle with a seating capacity of 16 passengers or   $5,000,000
 more......................................................
(ii) Any vehicle designed or used to transport more than 8     1,500,000
 passengers (including the driver) for compensation........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *

PART 388--COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH STATES

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23. The authority citation for part 388 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 113 and 502; 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  388.1  [Amended]

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24. In Sec.  388.1, remove the words ``Washington, DC 20590'' and add, 
in their place, the words ``Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001''.

PART 389--RULEMAKING PROCEDURES--FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY 
REGULATIONS

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25. The authority citation for part 389 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 113, 501 et seq., 31101 et seq., 31138, 
31139, 31301 et seq., and 31502; 42 U.S.C. 4917; and 49 CFR 1.73.


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26. Revise Sec.  389.5 to read as follows:


Sec.  389.5  Regulatory docket.

    (a) Information and data deemed relevant by the Administrator 
relating to rulemaking actions, including notices of proposed 
rulemaking; comments received in response to notices; petitions for 
rulemaking and reconsideration; denials of petitions for rulemaking and 
reconsideration; records of additional rule making proceedings under 
Sec.  389.25; and final rules are maintained at headquarters, Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (b) Except for material ordered withheld from the public under 
section 552(b) of title 5 of the United States Code, any person may 
examine docketed material in the Department of Transportation Docket 
Management Facility in the following ways:
    (1) At headquarters at any time during regular business hours. 
Copies may be obtained upon payment of a fee.
    (2) On the Web site regulations.gov, at any time, by using the 
uniform resources locator (URL) http://www.regulations.gov. Copies may 
be downloaded or printed.


Sec. Sec.  389.31, 389.35  [Amended]

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27. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words 
indicated in the right column.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Section                              Remove                                      Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
389.31(b)(1)...............  Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier       Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier
                              Safety Administration, 400 Seventh         Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey
                              Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.         Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
389.35(a)..................  Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier       Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier
                              Safety Administration, 400 Seventh         Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey
                              Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.         Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 390--FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; GENERAL

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28. The authority citation for part 390 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 508, 13301, 13902, 31133, 31136, 31502, 
31504; sec. 204, Pub. L. 104-88, 109 Stat. 803, 941 (49 U.S.C. 701 
note); sec. 114, Pub. L. 103-311, 108 Stat. 1673, 1677; sec. 217, 
229, Pub. L. 106-159, 113 Stat. 1748, 1767; and 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  390.19  [Amended]

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29. In Sec.  390.19(c)(1), remove the words ``Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, Data Analysis and Information Systems, MC-
PSDRIS, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590'' and add in 
their place the words ``Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
Office of Information Technology (MC-RI), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 
Washington, DC 20590-0001''.


Sec.  390.27  [Amended]

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30. Amend the table in Sec.  390.27 by:
0
a. Removing the words from the ``location of office'' column indicated 
below in the middle column, and adding the words indicated in the right 
column.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Section                              Remove                                      Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
390.27.....................  City Crescent Building, 10 South  802 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite N, Glen
                              Howard Street, Suite 4000, Baltimore, MD   Burnie, MD 21061.
                              21201-2819.
390.27.....................  61 Forsyth Street, SW., Suite 17T75,       1800 Century Boulevard, Suite 1700,
                              Atlanta, GA 30303-3104.                    Atlanta, GA 30345-3220.
390.27.....................  201 Mission Street, Suite 2100, San        Golden Hills Office Centre, 12600 West
                              Francisco, CA 94105-1838.                  Colfax Avenue, Suite B-300, Lakewood,
                                                                         CO 80215.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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b. Removing ``NM'' from the ``territory included'' column for the 
Southern service center and adding ``NM'' to the ``territory included'' 
column for the Western service center in alphabetical order.

PART 391--QUALIFICATIONS OF DRIVERS AND LONGER COMBINATION VEHICLE 
(LCV) DRIVER INSTRUCTORS

0
31. The authority citation for part 391 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322, 504, 508, 31133, 31136 and 31502; sec. 
4007(b) of Pub. L. 102-240 (105 Stat. 2152); sec. 114, Pub. L. 103-
311 (108 Stat. 1673, 1677); and 49 CFR 1.73.

[[Page 55703]]

Sec.  391.23  [Amended]

0
32. In Sec.  391.23(c)(4), remove the words ``For a drivers'' and add 
in their place the words ``For drivers''.

PART 392--DRIVING OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

0
33. The authority citation for part 392 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322, 31136, and 31502; section 1041(b) of 
Pub. L. 102-240, 105 Stat. 1914, 1993 (1991); and 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  392.9  [Amended]

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34. In Sec.  392.9(a)(1) remove the words ``Sec. Sec.  393.100 through 
393.142 of this subchapter'' and add in their place the words 
``Sec. Sec.  393.100 through 393.136 of this subchapter.''

PART 393--PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION

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35. The authority citation for part 393 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322, 31136, and 31502; section 1041(b) of 
Pub. L. 102-240, 105 Stat. 1914, 1993 (1991); and 49 CFR 1.73.


Sec.  393.7  [Amended]

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36. In Sec.  393.7(c)(10)(i), remove the words ``The Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590'' and add in 
their place the words ``Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations (MC-PS), 1200 New 
Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001''.


Sec.  393.93  [Amended]

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37. In the footnote to Sec.  393.93(a) remove the words ``Nassif 
Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590'' and add in 
their place the words ``1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 
20590-0001''.

PART 395--HOURS OF SERVICE OF DRIVERS

0
38. The authority citation for part 395 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 504, 14122, 31133, 31136, 31502; sec. 229, 
Pub. L. 106-159, 113 Stat. 1748; sec. 113, Pub. L. 103-311, 108 
Stat. 1673, 1676; and 49 CFR 1.73.


0
39. In Sec.  395.1, paragraph (g)(3) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  395.1  Scope of the rules in this part.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (3) Passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles. A driver who is 
driving a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle that is equipped 
with a sleeper berth, as defined in Sec. Sec.  395.2 and 393.76 of this 
subchapter, may accumulate the equivalent of 8 consecutive hours of 
off-duty time by taking a combination of at least 8 consecutive hours 
off-duty and sleeper berth time; or by taking two periods of rest in 
the sleeper berth, providing:
    (i) Neither rest period is shorter than two hours;
    (ii) The driving time in the period immediately before and after 
each rest period, when added together, does not exceed 10 hours;
    (iii) The on-duty time in the period immediately before and after 
each rest period, when added together, does not include any driving 
time after the 15th hour; and
    (iv) The driver may not return to driving subject to the normal 
limits under Sec.  395.5 without taking at least 8 consecutive hours 
off duty, at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, or a 
combination of at least 8 consecutive hours off duty and sleeper berth 
time.
* * * * *

PART 397--TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; DRIVING AND 
PARKING RULES

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40. The authority citation for part 397 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322; 49 CFR 1.73. Subpart A also issued 
under 49 U.S.C. 5103, 31136, 31502, and 49 CFR 1.53. Subparts C, D, 
and E also issued under 49 U.S.C. 5112, 5125.

Sec. Sec.  397.71, 397.73, 397.75, 397.101, 397.103, 397.205, 
397.213  [Amended]

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41. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the words indicated in the middle column, and add the words 
indicated in the right column.

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           Section                   Remove                  Add
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397.71(b)(1)(ii) footnote...  Office of             Federal Motor
                               Enforcement and       Carrier Safety
                               Compliance (MC-       Administration,
                               PSDECH), Federal      Office of
                               Motor Carrier         Enforcement and
                               Safety                Compliance (MC-EC),
                               Administration,       1200 New Jersey
                               U.S. Department of    Ave., SE.,
                               Transportation, 400   Washington, DC
                               7th Street, SW.,      20590-0001.
                               Washington, DC
                               20590-0001.
397.73(b)...................  FMCSA, Office of      Federal Motor
                               Enforcement and       Carrier Safety
                               Compliance (MC-       Administration,
                               PSDECH), 400 7th      Office of
                               St., SW.,             Enforcement and
                               Washington, DC        Compliance (MC-EC),
                               20590-0001 by March   1200 New Jersey
                               13, 1995.             Ave., SE.,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
397.75(b)(1)................  Administrator,        Administrator,
                               Federal Motor         Federal Motor
                               Carrier Safety        Carrier Safety
                               Administration,       Administration,
                               U.S. Department of    1200 New Jersey
                               Transportation, 400   Ave., SE.,
                               7th Street, SW.,      Washington, DC
                               Washington, DC        20590-0001.
                               20590-0001.           Attention: Office
                               Attention: Office     of the Chief
                               of the Chief          Counsel (MC-CC).
                               Counsel (MC-PSDCC).
397.101(g) introductory text  Office of             Federal Motor
                               Enforcement and       Carrier Safety
                               Compliance (MC-       Administration,
                               PSDECH), Federal      Office of
                               Motor Carrier         Enforcement and
                               Safety                Compliance (MC-EC),
                               Administration, 400   1200 New Jersey
                               Seventh Street,       Ave., SE.,
                               SW., Washington, DC   Washington, DC
                               20590-0001.           20590-0001.
397.103(c)(1)...............  Office of             Federal Motor
                               Enforcement and       Carrier Safety
                               Compliance (MC-       Administration,
                               PSDECH), Attn:        Office of
                               National Hazardous    Enforcement and
                               Materials Route       Compliance (MC-EC),
                               Registry, 400         1200 New Jersey
                               Seventh Street,       Ave., SE.,
                               SW., Washington, DC   Washington, DC
                               20590.                20590-0001.
                                                     Attention: National
                                                     Hazardous Materials
                                                     Route Registry.
397.103(d)..................  Office of             Federal Motor
                               Enforcement and       Carrier Safety
                               Compliance (MC-       Administration,
                               PSDECH), 400          Office of
                               Seventh Street,       Enforcement and
                               SW., Washington, DC   Compliance (MC-EC),
                               20590.                1200 New Jersey
                                                     Ave., SE.,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20590-0001.
397.205(b)(1)...............  Administrator,        Administrator,
                               Federal Motor         Federal Motor
                               Carrier Safety        Carrier Safety
                               Administration,       Administration,
                               U.S. Department of    1200 New Jersey
                               Transportation,       Ave., SE.,
                               Washington, DC        Washington, DC
                               20590-0001.           20590-0001.
                               Attention: Office     Attention: Office
                               of the Chief          of the Chief
                               Counsel (MC-PSDCC),   Counsel,
                               Hazardous Materials   Enforcement and
                               Preemption.           Litigation Division
                                                     (MC-CCE).

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397.213(b)(1)...............  Administrator,        Administrator,
                               Federal Motor         Federal Motor
                               Carrier Safety        Carrier Safety
                               Administration,       Administration,
                               U.S. Department of    1200 New Jersey
                               Transportation,       Ave., SE.,
                               Washington, DC        Washington, DC
                               20590-0001.           20590-0001.
                               Attention: Office     Attention: Office
                               of the Chief          of the Chief
                               Counsel (MC-CC),      Counsel,
                               Hazardous Materials   Enforcement and
                               Preemption Docket.    Litigation Division
                                                     (MC-CCE).
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    Issued on: September 24, 2007.
John H. Hill,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. E7-19196 Filed 9-28-07; 8:45 am]
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