Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-5760
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-23
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 13 individuals. 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.
Physical Qualification of Drivers; Medical Examination and Certification; Exemption Application-National Cooperative Refinery Association and Jayhawk Pipeline, LLC
Document Number: 05-5491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA received an application from the National Cooperative Refinery Association (``NCRA'') and its affiliate Jayhawk Pipeline, LLC, for an exemption from the driver's physical qualification rule which requires drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce to be medically examined and certified every 24 months. NCRA states an exemption is needed to extend the expiration of the qualification date up to eight days for 130 of its drivers who were qualified to operate a CMV on various dates in April of 2004. If granted, an exemption would allow NCRA to schedule its drivers' medical examinations in April of 2006, after the expiration of their physical qualification certification.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-4844
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
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 30 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 Comments on Renewing Approval of an Information Collection: OMB Control No. 2126-0015 (Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders)
Document Number: 05-3953
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described in this notice is being sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection allows registered motor carriers, property brokers and freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements. On September 14, 2004, the agency published a Federal Register notice announcing a 60-day comment period on this information collection (69 FR 55490). We are required to send ICRs to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act.