Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration May 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Application for an Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: E7-10275
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on the American Pyrotechnics Association's (APA) application for an exemption from the prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) after the 14th hour of coming on duty. The exemption for nine motor carriers would be applicable for a period beginning 7 days prior to, and 2 days immediately following Independence Day in 2007 and 2008. Fireworks personnel who operate CMVs in conjunction with fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day would be allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length in the calculation of the 14 hours. Drivers would not be allowed to drive after accumulating a total of 14 hours of on-duty time, following 10 consecutive hours off duty, and would continue to be subject to the 11- hour driving time limit, and the 60- and 70-hour weekly limits. APA believes the exemption would achieve a level of safety equivalent to what would be provided by compliance with the 14-hour rule as it applies to other drivers of property-carrying vehicles.
Fees for Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
Document Number: 07-2652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposed rule would establish annual fees and a fee bracket structure for the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement as required under the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, enacted as Subtitle C of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-2644
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Request for Information (RFI): Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
Document Number: E7-9948
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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, and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ``Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators,'' that relates to the training requirements for drivers applying for a commercial drivers license.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment; Revision of an Information Collection: Driver Qualification Files
Document Number: E7-9947
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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 and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ``Driver Qualification Files,'' which is used to promote safety in the operations of motor carriers of property and passengers by promoting the hiring and retention of responsible drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Renewal of American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule during Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: E7-9841
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) exemption from FMCSA's regulation that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) may not drive after the 14th hour of coming on duty. The exemption for 70 motor carriers and approximately 3,000 drivers is applicable for a period beginning 7 days prior to and 2 days immediately following Independence Day in 2007 and 2008. Drivers who operate CMVs in conjunction with staging fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day will be allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length from the calculation of the 14 hours. These drivers will not be allowed to drive after accumulating a total of 14 hours of on-duty time, following 10 consecutive hours off duty, and will continue to be subject to the 11- hour driving time limit, and the 60- and 70-hour on-duty limits. The terms and conditions of the current exemption will remain in place for a second two-year period. FMCSA believes that with the terms and conditions in place, APA will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-9585
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 22 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: Z7-8178
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-9339
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 57 individuals for exemptions 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: E7-9338
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 26 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-8809
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold its first planning and organizational meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Establishment of the advisory committee was announced in the Federal Register (71 FR 67200), on November 20, 2006.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-8637
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 21 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision standard. 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-2181
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 07-2152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces the initiation of a project to demonstrate the ability of Mexico-based motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. The project is part of FMCSA's implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) cross-border trucking provisions. The demonstration project will allow up to 100 Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate throughout the United States for one year. Up to 100 U.S.-domiciled motor carriers will be granted reciprocal rights to operate in Mexico for the same period. Participating Mexican carriers and drivers will be required to comply with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including those concerned with motor carrier safety, customs, immigration, vehicle registration and taxation, and fuel taxation. The safety of the participating carriers will be tracked closely by FMCSA and its State partners, a joint U.S.-Mexico monitoring group, and an evaluation panel independent of the Department of Transportation (DOT). The resulting data will be considered carefully before further decisions are made concerning the implementation of the NAFTA trucking provisions.