Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Applications for Exemption From the Electronic Logging Device Rule
As required by statute, FMCSA announces denials of 10 applications for exemptions from the hours-of service (HOS) electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The applicants are as follows: Power and Construction Contractors Association; Western Equipment Dealers Association; Association of Energy Service Companies; Cudd Energy Services, Inc.; SikhsPAC and North American Punjabi Trucker Association; Owner- Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc.; American Disposal Service; Towing and Recovery Association of America; National Electrical Contractors Association; and the Agricultural Retailers Association. The Agency reviewed each application and any comments received and rendered each decision based upon the merits of the application.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces that the following U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Academy) Board of Visitors (BOV) meeting will take place: 1. Date: December 14, 2018. 2. Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 3. Location: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, Crabtree Room, Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library. 4. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to:
Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 11
PHMSA is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Seventeenth District within the emergency area affected by the November 30, 2018 Alaska earthquake. The Waiver is granted to support the EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents resulting from the Alaska earthquake. This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance.
System Safety Program
On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. FRA has stayed the SSP final rule's requirements until December 4, 2018. FRA is issuing this final rule to extend that stay until September 4, 2019.