Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration June 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: E7-12572
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) grants 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 is 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 for the nine companies listed in this notice, in conjunction with fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day, are allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length in the calculation of the 14 hours. However, drivers are not allowed to drive after accumulating a total of 14 hours of on-duty time, following 10 consecutive hours off duty, and continue to be subject to the 11-hour driving time limit and the 60- and 70-hour weekly limits. No substantive comments were received in response to the Agency's May 30, 2007 notice requesting public comment on the APA application. The FMCSA has determined that the granting of the exemption would achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI): Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs)
Document Number: E7-12551
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
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 on its proposal. Specifically, the FMCSA requests OMB's approval to revise an ICR entitled, ``Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs).'' This ICR is necessary due to the paperwork requirement to complete and maintain training certificates that drivers must present to prospective employers. These certificates serve as proof the drivers have successfully completed sufficient training to operate LCVs safely on our Nation's highways. Motor carriers are required to maintain a copy of the training certification in each LCV driver's qualification (DQ) file, which may be reviewed by Federal or State enforcement officials.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-3197
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Commercial Driver's License Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-11864
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the schedule for an additional meeting of the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Advisory Committee. Pursuant to section 4135 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the Secretary of Transportation established this advisory committee to study and address current impediments and foreseeable challenges to the commercial driver's license program's effectiveness and measures needed to realize the full safety potential of the commercial driver's license program. Members of the advisory committee include State motor vehicle administrators, organizations representing government agencies or officials, members of the Judicial Conference, representatives of the trucking industry, representatives of labor organizations, and safety advocates.
Medical Review Board Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-11863
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the MRB will hold its next meeting on July 26, 2007. The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to observe and participate in MRB deliberations about the revision and development of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) medical standards, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-11862
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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 5 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.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Lamps and Reflective Devices
Document Number: Z7-11112
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Premium Rates; Payment of Premiums; Variable-rate premium; Pension Protection Act of 2006
Document Number: Z7-10412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-11337
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-13
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 31 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; Vision
Document Number: E7-11335
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 24 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.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Lamps and Reflective Devices
Document Number: E7-11112
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends its regulations concerning parts and accessories necessary for safe operation in response to a petition for reconsideration filed by the Truck Manufacturers Association. As requested by a petitioner, this amendment resolves an inconsistency between FMCSA's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-2911
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-11120
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt seventy-three individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 07-2870
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces additional details about the initiation of a project to demonstrate the ability of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. On May 1, 2007, FMCSA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing its plans to initiate the project as part of the Agency's implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) cross-border trucking provisions. In response to section 6901(b)(2)(B) of the ``U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans'' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007,'' FMCSA provides for public comment certain additional details concerning the demonstration project. The FMCSA will carefully consider all comments received in response to the May 1, 2007, notice and this supplemental notice before further decisions are made concerning the implementation of the NAFTA trucking demonstration/pilot project.
Fees for Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement; Correction
Document Number: 07-2787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 29, 2007, (72 FR 29472), FMCSA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would establish annual fees and a fee bracket structure for the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement. This action is 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. This document corrects some errors in that proposed rule.