Guidance on Medical Examiner's Certification Integration Final Rule Regarding Use of Driver Examination Forms, 79273 [2015-32001]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Parts per million Commodity Goats, meat .................................... Goats, meat byproduct ................... Horse, fat ........................................ Horse, meat .................................... Horse, byproduct ............................ Milk ................................................. Sheep, fat ....................................... Sheep, meat ................................... Sheep, meat byproduct .................. * * * * 0.10 3.0 0.30 0.10 3.0 0.04 0.30 0.10 3.0 * [FR Doc. 2015–31655 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 391 [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0178] RIN 2126–AB40 Guidance on Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration Final Rule Regarding Use of Driver Examination Forms This guidance is effective December 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may search background documents or comments to the docket for this rule, identified by docket number FMCSA–2012–0178, by visiting the: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for reviewing documents and comments. Regulations.gov is available electronically 24 hours each day, 365 days a year; or • DOT Docket Management Facility (M–30): U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room 12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, Office of Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 or by telephone (202) 366–4001. If you have questions on viewing material in the docket, contract Docket services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES I. Legal Basis On April, 23, 2015, FMCSA published AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety a final rule adopting regulations to Administration (FMCSA), DOT. facilitate the electronic transmission of ACTION: Guidance. MEC information from FMCSA’s SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces a 120- National Registry to the State driver’s day grace period during which Medical license agencies (SDLA) for holders of Examiners may use either the current or Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL) and the newly revised versions of the Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP). (80 Medical Examination Report (MER) FR 22790). On June 22, 2015, FMCSA Form and Medical Examiner’s published a document correcting the Certificate (MEC). This period is from effective date for use of new forms December 22, 2015, until April 20, 2016. prescribed in the final rule to December This action is being taken to ensure that 22, 2015. (80 FR 35577). See 49 CFR Medical Examiners have sufficient time 391.43(f)(1) and (2) and 391.43(h)(1) and to become familiar with the new forms (2). and to program electronic medical The final rule, as corrected, requires records systems. certified MEs performing physical VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:24 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 79273 examinations of CMV drivers to use a newly developed MER Form, MCSA– 5875, in place of the current MER form, and for use of the newly developed MEC Form MCSA–5876 for the current MEC form, beginning on December 22, 2015. II. Availability of New Forms On December 14, FMCSA posted the fillable pdf versions of the new driver examination forms. The Agency had planned to make the forms available prior to this date but experienced technical difficulties. As a result, FMCSA has received numerous requests from the public asking to have the effective date for use of the MER Form, MCSA–5875, and the MEC, MCSA– 5876, to be delayed. FMCSA acknowledges that enforcement of this December 22, 2015, compliance date would not provide sufficient time for Medical Examiners to become familiar with the new driver examination forms and/or program electronic medical records systems. For this reason, FMCSA will provide a 120-day grace period during which Medical Examiners may use either the current or the newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate, which will be from December 22, 2015, until April 20, 2016. Both sets of forms have been posted on the FMCSA Web site,1 and Medical Examiners have the option to use either set of forms from December 22, 2015 until April 20, 2016. Issued on: December 16, 2015. T.F. Scott Darling, III, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–32001 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P 1 https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/drivermedical-requirements/medical-applications-andforms. E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 391

[Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0178]
RIN 2126-AB40


Guidance on Medical Examiner's Certification Integration Final 
Rule Regarding Use of Driver Examination Forms

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

ACTION: Guidance.

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces a 120-day grace period during which 
Medical Examiners may use either the current or the newly revised 
versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form and Medical 
Examiner's Certificate (MEC). This period is from December 22, 2015, 
until April 20, 2016. This action is being taken to ensure that Medical 
Examiners have sufficient time to become familiar with the new forms 
and to program electronic medical records systems.

DATES: This guidance is effective December 21, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may search background documents or comments to the 
docket for this rule, identified by docket number FMCSA-2012-0178, by 
visiting the:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for reviewing documents and comments. 
Regulations.gov is available electronically 24 hours each day, 365 days 
a year; or
     DOT Docket Management Facility (M-30): U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room 12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine Hydock, Chief, Medical 
Programs Division, Office of Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 or by 
telephone (202) 366-4001. If you have questions on viewing material in 
the docket, contract Docket services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Legal Basis

    On April, 23, 2015, FMCSA published a final rule adopting 
regulations to facilitate the electronic transmission of MEC 
information from FMCSA's National Registry to the State driver's 
license agencies (SDLA) for holders of Commercial Driver's Licenses 
(CDL) and Commercial Learner's Permits (CLP). (80 FR 22790). On June 
22, 2015, FMCSA published a document correcting the effective date for 
use of new forms prescribed in the final rule to December 22, 2015. (80 
FR 35577). See 49 CFR 391.43(f)(1) and (2) and 391.43(h)(1) and (2).
    The final rule, as corrected, requires certified MEs performing 
physical examinations of CMV drivers to use a newly developed MER Form, 
MCSA-5875, in place of the current MER form, and for use of the newly 
developed MEC Form MCSA-5876 for the current MEC form, beginning on 
December 22, 2015.

II. Availability of New Forms

    On December 14, FMCSA posted the fillable pdf versions of the new 
driver examination forms. The Agency had planned to make the forms 
available prior to this date but experienced technical difficulties. As 
a result, FMCSA has received numerous requests from the public asking 
to have the effective date for use of the MER Form, MCSA-5875, and the 
MEC, MCSA-5876, to be delayed. FMCSA acknowledges that enforcement of 
this December 22, 2015, compliance date would not provide sufficient 
time for Medical Examiners to become familiar with the new driver 
examination forms and/or program electronic medical records systems. 
For this reason, FMCSA will provide a 120-day grace period during which 
Medical Examiners may use either the current or the newly revised 
versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner's 
Certificate, which will be from December 22, 2015, until April 20, 
2016. Both sets of forms have been posted on the FMCSA Web site,\1\ and 
Medical Examiners have the option to use either set of forms from 
December 22, 2015 until April 20, 2016.
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    \1\ https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/medical-applications-and-forms.

    Issued on: December 16, 2015.
T.F. Scott Darling, III,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2015-32001 Filed 12-18-15; 8:45 am]
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