Department of Transportation August 8, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Document Number: 2016-18737
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from eleven individuals for exemptions from the rules prohibiting operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) by persons with a current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope, dyspnea, collapse, or congestive heart failure. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to operate CMVs for up to two years in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-18735
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 11 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2016-18734
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 46 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; Vision
Document Number: 2016-18733
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 22 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). 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. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
National Hazardous Materials Route Registry Revisions and Procedures
Document Number: 2016-18729
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides the most current revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) and procedures to facilitate the update of the NHMRR by State and Tribal government routing agencies. The NHMRR is a listing, as reported by States and Tribal governments, of all designated and restricted road and preferred highway routes for transportation of highway route controlled quantities (HRCQ) of Class 7 radioactive materials (RAM) (HRCQ/RAM) and non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHMs).
Application of Trans Northern Airways LLC for Commuter Authority
Document Number: 2016-18728
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation is directing all interested persons to show cause why it should not issue an order tentatively finding Trans Northern Airways LLC fit, willing, and able to provide scheduled passenger service as a commuter air carrier using small aircraft pursuant to Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Blue Mesa, CO
Document Number: 2016-18676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E en route domestic airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface near the Blue Mesa VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME), Blue Mesa, CO. The FAA has transitioned to a more accurate method of measuring, publishing, and charting airspace areas. This transition has revealed some small areas of uncharted uncontrolled airspace. The FAA found modification of these areas of uncontrolled airspace necessary to ensure the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations and the efficient use of navigable airspace, including point-to-point off-airway clearances, and aircraft vectoring services.
Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-18328
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This final rule amends the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) regulation to conform to recent legislation that changed the definition of the term ``service agent'' in the DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The final rule also revises the definition of ``service agent'' to include all entities that provide services for DOT mandated drug and alcohol programs.