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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2021-08066
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt seven individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti- seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-08065
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny applications from 28 individuals who requested an exemption from the vision standard in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-07079
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 11 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-07078
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 17 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-07075
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 15 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC
Document Number: 2021-06982
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant the application of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC (Bendix) for a limited five-year exemption to allow its Bendix Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology to be mounted lower in the windshield on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) than is currently permitted. The Agency has determined that lower placement of the ADAS technology would not have an adverse impact on safety and that adherence to the terms and conditions of the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety provided by the regulation.
Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures
Document Number: 2021-06416
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
This final rule removes the Department's internal policies and procedures relating to the issuance of rulemaking and guidance documents from the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, this final rule removes regulations concerning the initiation and conduct of enforcement actions, including administrative enforcement proceedings and judicial enforcement actions brought in Federal court.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-06149
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 17 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-06148
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 53 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-05968
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 68 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection Request: Motor Carrier Records Change Form
Document Number: 2021-05720
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The purpose of this ICR titled, ``Motor Carrier Records Change Form,'' is to collect information required by the Office of Registration (MC-RS) to process name changes, address changes, and reinstatements of operating authority for motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a Revision of an Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property
Document Number: 2021-05718
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The information collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers and property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to operate on public highways.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-05491
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from nine individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-05489
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 27 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-05366
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt seven individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-05364
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 66 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing: FirstGroup plc. Application for Exemption From the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Pre-Employment Full Query
Document Number: 2021-05328
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that FirstGroup plc (FirstGroup) has applied for an exemption on behalf of three of its subsidiaries, First Student, Inc., First Transit, Inc., and First Mile Square, which employ commercial driver's license (CDL) holders subject to drug and alcohol testing. FirstGroup requests an exemption from the requirement that an employer must conduct a full query of FMCSA's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) before employing a CDL holder to perform safety-sensitive functions. Under the requested exemption, in lieu of a full query, FirstGroup would conduct a limited pre-employment query of the Clearinghouse. If the limited query indicated that information about the driver existed in the Clearinghouse, FirstGroup would then conduct a full query of the Clearinghouse, with the driver-applicant providing consent in the Clearinghouse as required. In addition, FirstGroup would conduct a second limited query within 30 to 35 days of the initial limited query and conduct multiple limited queries on all its CDL drivers each year thereafter.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-04958
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for nine individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Rulemaking Procedures Update
Document Number: 2021-04110
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, titled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' the Department delays the effective date of the final rule, ``Rulemaking Procedures Update,'' until March 21, 2021.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-03700
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 11 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2021-03698
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 10 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2021-03697
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from seven individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Wilson Logistics
Document Number: 2021-03685
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant Wilson Logistics an exemption from the regulation that requires a commercial learner's permit (CLP) holder operating a commercial moto vehicle (CMV) to be accompanied by a commercial driver's license (CDL) holder with the proper CDL class and endorsements, in the passenger seat. Wilson Logistics requested an exemption to allow CLP holders who have passed the CDL skills test, but have not yet obtained the CDL document from their State of domicile, to drive a CMV without having a CDL holder in the passenger seat. FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers
Document Number: 2021-02851
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The purpose of this ICR titled, ``Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers,'' requires foreign (Mexico-based) for-hire and private motor carriers to file an application Form OP-2 if they wish to register to transport property only within municipalities in the United States on the U.S.-Mexico international borders or within the commercial zones of such municipalities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2021-02850
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval, and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to extend an existing ICR titled, ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.'' This ICR allows for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communication between FMCSA and its customers and stakeholders. It also allows feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment before FMCSA submits its request to OMB.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2021-02659
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 11 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Document Number: 2021-02658
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of an application from one individual for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against 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 (transient loss of consciousness), dyspnea (shortness of breath), collapse, or congestive heart failure. If granted, the exemption would enable this individual with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers
Document Number: 2021-02021
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-02020
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 53 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-02019
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for nine individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2021-02018
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt three individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti- seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-02017
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 20 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-02016
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 26 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-02015
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny applications from 37 individuals who requested an exemption from the vision standard in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-02014
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 10 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualifications of Drivers; Vision Standard
Document Number: 2020-28848
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to amend its regulations to permit individuals who cannot meet either the current distant visual acuity or field of vision standard, or both, in one eye to be physically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. Currently, such individuals are prohibited from driving CMVs in interstate commerce unless they obtain an exemption from FMCSA. The Agency proposes an alternative vision standard for physical qualification that, if adopted, would replace the current vision exemption program as a basis for establishing the physical qualification determination for these individuals.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2020-25236
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2020 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. In additional, this final rule makes conforming revisions to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations to reflect inflationary adjustments to the statutorily-mandated civil penalties for violations of Federal law.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2020-29258
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 10 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2020-29250
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 63 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2020-29246
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from seven individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2020-29245
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 66 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Proposed Regulatory Guidance Concerning the Use of a Commercial Motor Vehicle for Yard Moves
Document Number: 2020-29062
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA is proposing to revise the regulatory guidance concerning recording time operating a commercial motor vehicle as a ``yard move.'' This guidance applies to all commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers required to record their hours of service. The Agency requests public comments on the proposed guidance, which includes examples of properties that are and are not ``yards.'' Movements of CMVs in ``yards'' would be considered ``yard moves'' and could be recorded as on-duty not driving time rather than driving time.
Rulemaking Procedures Update
Document Number: 2020-27854
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends its rulemaking procedures by revising the process for preparing and adopting rules and petitions. Also, the Agency adds new definitions, and makes general administrative corrections throughout its rulemaking procedures. These actions are authorized under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Generic Clearance of Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2020-28849
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Executive Order 12862 directs Federal agencies to provide service to the public that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. These principles were reaffirmed in Executive Order 13571. In order to work continuously to ensure that our programs are effective and meet our customers' needs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) seeks to obtain OMB approval of a currently approved generic clearance to continue collecting feedback on our service delivery. By feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority
Document Number: 2020-28815
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the information collection request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to renew the ICR titled ``Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority,'' OMB Control No. 2126-0016. This ICR applies to: (1) Existing registrants (i.e., entities that already have a USDOT number and/or operating authority) that are subject to FMCSA's licensing, registration, and certification regulations that wish to apply for additional authorities; and (2) Mexico-domiciled carriers that wish to operate beyond the U.S. municipalities on the U.S.-Mexico border and their commercial zones. Existing registrants seeking additional authorities must use forms OP-1, OP-1(P), OP-1(FF), and OP- 1(NNA), to apply for such authority. Mexico-domiciled carriers seeking the authority described above must apply for such authority using Form OP-1(MX).
Hours of Service of Drivers: Association of American Railroads and American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2020-28341
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant the application submitted by the Association of American Railroads and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association and member railroads (collectively ``the Associations'') for an exemption from the prohibition against driving after the 14th hour from the beginning of the work shift (the 14-hour rule) and the prohibition against driving after accumulating 60 hours of on duty time within seven consecutive days, or 70 hours of on duty time within 8 consecutive days (the 60- hour/70-hour rule). The exemption will enable railroad employees subject to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules to respond to unplanned events that occur outside of or extend beyond an employee's normal work hours. FMCSA concluded that granting the Associations' application is likely to achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Netradyne, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-27967
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant Netradyne, Inc's. (Netradyne) application for a limited 5-year exemption to allow its Driveri[supreg] Dash Cam to be mounted lower in the windshield on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) than is currently permitted. The Agency has determined that lower placement of the Driveri[supreg] Dash Cam would not have an adverse impact on safety and that adherence to the terms and conditions of the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety provided by the regulation.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Mountain Blade Runner Helicopters, LLC; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2020-27966
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA requests public comment on Mountain Blade Runner Helicopters, LLC's (MBR Helicopters) application for an exemption from two provisions of the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for its ground support equipment operators. MBR Helicopters requested relief from the 14-hour rule and the requirement that drivers have 10 consecutive hours off duty at the end of the work shift. The exemption would allow MBR Helicopters' ground support equipment operators a 16-hour window within which to complete all driving and enable these operators to use an 8- consecutive hour off-duty break, combined with at least 2 other off- duty hours during the 16-hour window within which driving would be completed, in lieu of taking 10 consecutive hours off duty.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2020-27650
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 20 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of Reinstated Renewal for Information Request: Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Skills Testing Delays Annual Survey
Document Number: 2020-27376
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its renewal.