Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration July 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2012-18567
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 12 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. 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; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2012-17980
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 23 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: 2012-17976
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 22 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 007 Pre-Employment Screening Program
Document Number: 2012-17597
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Transportation proposes to update and reissue a Department of Transportation system of records notice titled Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration007 Pre- Employment Screening Program. The updated system of records consists of information that is created and used by the Department's Pre-Employment Screening program to provide commercial drivers and persons conducting pre-employment screening services for the motor carrier industry electronic access to driver history reports extracted from the Department's Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). As a result of biennial review of this system, the Privacy Office has made the five major modifications to the systems of records. The category of records identified as ``Financial Transaction Records'' in the previously published System of Records Notice for this system has been removed as the Department does not maintain these records. The ``Access Transaction Records'' record category also has been revised to clarify the types of information maintained about the two categories of users permitted to request access to records for the purposes of pre- employment screening. The routine uses have been updated to clarify disclosure of Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) records to industry service providers directly involved in the hiring of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers on behalf of motor carriers and/ or CMV drivers and the routine use concerning the sharing of CMV driver access transaction records with Validation Authorities (e.g. Lexis- Nexis). The system owner information has been modified to omit the contact information for the MCMIS and Freedom of Information Act systems of records and, instead, include only contact information for the PSP system of records. Additionally, this Notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published Notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Transportation's inventory of record systems.
Transportation of Household Goods in Interstate Commerce; Consumer Protection Regulations: Household Goods Motor Carrier Record Retention Requirements
Document Number: 2012-17268
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends the regulations governing the period during which household goods (HHG) motor carriers must retain documentation of an individual shipper's waiver of receipt of printed copies of consumer protection materials. This change harmonizes the retention period with other document retention requirements applicable to HHG motor carriers. FMCSA also amends the regulations to clarify that a HHG motor carrier is not required to retain waiver documentation from any individual shippers for whom the carrier does not actually provide services. This rule responds to a petition filed by the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2012-17267
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 13 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC): Membership Solicitation
Document Number: 2012-16894
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA solicits applications and nominations for interested persons to serve on the MCSAC. The MCSAC is composed of FMCSA stakeholders from the safety enforcement, industry, labor, and safety sectors and is charged with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on Federal motor carrier safety programs. As part of this solicitation, current members with terms expiring in 2012 will be able to indicate their interest in being reappointed for another term.
Pilot Program on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 2012-16890
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces and requests public comment on data and information concerning the Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA) for Jose Guadalupe Morales Guevara (DBA Fletes Morales) which applied to participate in the Agency's long-haul pilot program to test and demonstrate the ability of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico international border or the commercial zones of such municipalities. This action is required by the ``U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007'' and all subsequent appropriations.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2012-16889
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
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 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 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2012-16888
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 23 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2012-16886
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
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 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.