Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration February 14, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Title VI Regulations for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Financial Assistance Recipients
Document Number: 05-2768
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA issues this Interim Final Rule (IFR) to clarify and modify the applicability of certain Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Departmental Title VI provisions that implement Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related nondiscrimination statutes, as they apply to FMCSA Federal financial assistance recipients. The ``savings provision'' of section 106(b) of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 provides the opportunity for this clarification and modification. As part of this initiative, FMCSA establishes a new Part 303 under 49 CFR chapter III, Subchapter A, for future FMCSA Title VI implementing regulations and any future guidelines on Title VI compliance. This IFR will provide FMCSA with initial guidelines and procedures for implementing its Title VI procedures. This will be done by continuing to apply and use the Departmental umbrella Title VI regulations in 49 CFR part 21 to any program or activity for which Federal financial assistance is authorized under a law administered by FMCSA. FMCSA will remain subject to those Title VI requirements at the Departmental level, and will develop as needed further guidelines and procedures in accordance with the law to assure effective and consistent implementation for financially assisted recipients. FMCSA also removes itself from the FHWA Title VI regulations set forth at 23 CFR part 200, because they are not appropriate for FMCSA programs and activities. Doing so will avoid any potential confusion while not altering the substantive Title VI obligations of FMCSA and its grantees.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-2758
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes the FMCSA decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 17 individuals. The FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from vision standards 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.
Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: Bus Crash Causation Study
Document Number: 05-2757
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirement in section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the FMCSA is announcing that the new information collection request described in this notice is being sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. We are required under the PRA to send information collection requests to OMB. This information collection is related to a study of the causation of commercial motor vehicle crashes mandated by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. The bus study will fulfill the bus portion of this mandate and aid in the determination of the reasons for, and factors contributing to, serious bus crashes. The Federal Register notice announcing a 60-day comment period on this information collection was published on August 23, 2004 (69 FR 51879).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-2756
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes the FMCSA decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 28 individuals. The FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from vision standards 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.