Department of Transportation October 22, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2014-25134
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 56 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
California High Speed Rail Authority-Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2014-25130
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2014-25129
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 32 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2014-25128
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 46 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Amendment to Emergency Relief Exemptions Pursuant to the Reliable Home Heating (RHH) Act
Document Number: 2014-25127
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA adopts, as final, certain amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) required by the Reliable Home Heating (RHH) Act. Currently, the FMCSRs include a provision which enables motor carriers providing direct assistance in responding to an emergency declared by a governor to do so without having to comply with certain Federal safety regulations. However, the duration of the relief is limited to 30 days unless FMCSA extends the exemption. This final rule amends the emergency relief provision in the FMCSRs so that the safety requirements in 49 CFR parts 390-399 will not apply if a Governor: Declares a state of emergency caused by a shortage of residential heating fuel; determines at the end of the 30-day exemption period currently authorized by the regulations that the emergency shortage has not ended; and extends the declaration of emergency for up to 2 additional 30-day periods. Because the rule is a non- discretionary, ministerial action as required by the RHH Act, it is issued without prior notice and opportunity for comment, pursuant to the good cause exception in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2014-25126
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 12 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Notice of Statute of Limitations on Claims; Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2014-25099
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project on Brookhurst Street from the southern end of La Palma Avenue between State Route 91 (SR-91) and Interstate 5 (I-5), in the City of Anaheim, County of Orange, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Establishment of Policy Regarding Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses
Document Number: 2014-25060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the availability of a proposed new chapter of FAA Order 8900.1, and a proposed new AC related to Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses. The new chapter in FAA Order 8900.1 chapter establishes Policy not previously addressed in FAA Orders or ACs. The associated AC, 65-XX, provides guidelines to operators and potential operators of Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses.