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

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-12877
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes the FMCSA decision to renew the exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for Mr. Thomas E. Howard. 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 this exemption will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemption for this commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo; Correction
Document Number: 05-12442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on June 8, 2005, concerning request for comments on proposed revisions to the cargo securement requirements. The NPRM contained an incorrect docket number in which comments must be received.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection: Best Motor Carrier Safety Management Technology Practices
Document Number: 05-12113
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval and comment. The ICR is related to a study of how information technology is being used to improve safety management in the motor carrier industry. On February 25, 2005, the agency published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 9440) with a 60-day comment period to solicit the public's views on the information collection noted below.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Data Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority
Document Number: 05-12112
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and it's expected cost and burden. On January 12, 2005, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 2210) with a 60-day comment period to solicit the public's views on the information collection noted below. FMCSA received three comments expressing concerns about the substance abuse professional (SAP) services that are available to applicants, the need to augment the information required of new applicants on the Form OP-1, and the desire to obtain administrative reforms to eliminate unnecessary paperwork burdens. These comments were submitted to the appropriate FMCSA program managers for consideration and action.
Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Financial Responsibility, Trucking and Freight Forwarding
Document Number: 05-12111
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of FMCSA to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew its clearance of the currently approved information collection identified below under Supplementary Information. This information collection provides registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting financial security documentation requirements.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Data Collection: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers
Document Number: 05-12110
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on January 12, 2005 (70 FR 2209). Two comments were received.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-11491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
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 31 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.
Hours of Service of Drivers; Xora, Inc. Application for an Exemption From the Design Requirements for Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRs)
Document Number: 05-11333
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on Xora, Inc.'s (Xora) application for an exemption from the requirement that AOBRs for monitoring drivers' hours of service be integrally synchronized with the specific operations of the vehicle on which it is installed. Xora, a software development company, working in conjunction with Nextel Communications, a wireless communications service provider, has developed an hours of service (HOS) OBR software application for use with Global Positioning System (GPS)enabled wireless telephones and its computer system to document drivers' hours of service. Xora's system performs all of the functions required of AOBRs currently allowed by FMCSA's regulations with the exception of the requirement for integral synchronization with specific operations of the commercial motor vehicle on which it is installed. Xora believes the use of their hours-of-service monitoring system by motor carriers would achieve a level of safety equivalent to what would be provided by AOBRs which are integrally synchronized with specific operations of the CMV.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo
Document Number: 05-11332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to amend its September 27, 2002, final rule concerning protection against shifting and falling cargo for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) engaged in interstate commerce in response to petitions for rulemaking from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Forest Products Association of Canada, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Weyerhaeuser, and in response to issues raised by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), the Forest Resources Association, Inc., the Washington Contract Loggers Association and the Washington Log Truckers Conference, and the Timber Producers Association of Michigan and Wisconsin. The amendments are intended to make the final rule more consistent with the December 18, 2000, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and the North American Cargo Securement Standard Model Regulations the new rules are based upon. This rulemaking would also include several editorial corrections to the final rule.