Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration July 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection
Document Number: 2010-18631
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA published a notice in the Federal Register of July 21, 2010, requesting comments by Aug. 20, 2010, concerning an information collection request (ICR), ``Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection,'' OMB Control Number 2126-0025. An error was discovered in the previous calculations of respondents.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2010-18308
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-five 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2010-18307
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-27
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 59 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 exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection
Document Number: 2010-17746
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend an information collection request (ICR) entitled, ``Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection.'' The information collected will be used to help regulate motor carriers transporting household goods for individual shippers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2010-17745
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 21 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.
Hours of Service; Limited Exemption for the Distribution of Anhydrous Ammonia in Agricultural Operations
Document Number: 2010-17138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its proposal to grant a 2-year, limited exemption from the Federal hours-of-service regulations for the transportation of anhydrous ammonia from any distribution point to a local farm retailer or to the ultimate consumer, and from a local farm retailer to the ultimate consumer, as long as the transportation takes place within a 100 air-mile radius of the retail or wholesale distribution point. This exemption would extend the agricultural operations exemption established by section 345 of the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995, as amended, by the sections 4115 and 4130 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) to certain drivers and motor carriers engaged in the distribution of anhydrous ammonia during the planting and harvesting seasons, as defined by the States in which the carriers and drivers operate. The Agency believes that the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption, based on the terms and conditions imposed. This exemption would preempt inconsistent State and local requirements applicable to interstate commerce.
Notice of Fiscal Year 2010 Border Grant Funding and Solicitation for Applications
Document Number: 2010-17135
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Border Enforcement Grant (BEG) funding and solicits applications. Applications must be submitted at the Federal Grant Web site, http:// www.grants.gov. Eligible projects for funding with BEG are identified in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.
Notice of Fiscal Year 2011 Safety Grants and Solicitation for Applications
Document Number: 2010-17067
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to inform the public of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) anticipated Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 safety grant opportunities. At present, FMCSA is operating under an extension of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy of Users (Pub. L. 109-59) which will expire December 31, 2010, unless extended further by Congress. While the Agency expects new authorization to make changes to its grant programs, the Agency is preparing for FY 2011 using the assumption that the following grant programs will continue in the new authorization.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2010-16833
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
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). 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2010-16830
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 17 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: 2010-16831
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 18 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 Renewals; Vision
Document Number: 2010-16223
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 12 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.
Guidance to States Regarding Driver History Record Information Security, Continuity of Operation Planning, and Disaster Recovery Planning
Document Number: 2010-16226
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces guidance to State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) to support their efforts at maintaining the security of information contained in the driver history record of commercial driver's license (CDL) holders. Further, FMCSA provides States with recommendations related to continuity of operation and disaster recovery planning to ensure the permanence of information contained in the driver history record of a CDL holder. This action is in response to the Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) 2009 report Audit of the Data Integrity of the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2010-16225
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt thirty-seven 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2010-16222
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt thirty-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.
State Responsibility for the Timely Reporting and Posting of Certain Convictions and Disqualifications Involving Commercial Driver's License Holders
Document Number: 2010-16218
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announces guidance to State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) to support their efforts at achieving compliance with the Federal Commercial Driver's license (CDL) rules concerning timely reporting and posting of convictions for traffic offenses. This action is in response to the Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) 2009 report Audit of the Data Integrity of the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2010-16216
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from seventeen individuals for an exemption from the prohibition against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy (or any other condition which is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV)) from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with seizure disorders to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: 2010-16210
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 21 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: 2010-16180
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
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 13 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 exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers
Document Number: 2010-16009
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA amends its regulations concerning minimum levels of financial responsibility for motor carriers to allow Canada-domiciled motor carriers and freight forwarders to maintain, as acceptable evidence of financial responsibility, insurance policies issued by Canadian insurance companies legally authorized to issue such policies in the Canadian Province or Territory where the motor carrier or freight forwarder has its principal place of business. This final rule does not change the required minimum levels of financial liability coverage that all motor carriers and freight forwarders must maintain under the existing regulations. This final rule responds to a petition for rulemaking filed by the Government of Canada.