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

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-19595
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes FMCSA's receipt of applications from 49 individuals for an 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 vision standard prescribed in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
Notice of Intent To Survey Medical Examiners Who Certify the Physical Qualifications of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
Document Number: 05-19460
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-29
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an information collection associated with the agency's medical examiner Role Delineation Study. This information collection would gather data on the role of medical examiners and provide medical examiners (medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathy (DOs), doctors of chiropractic (DCs), physician assistants (PAs) and advance practice nurses (APNs)) who perform FMCSA physical examinations of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers a means of participating in an assessment of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively determine if a CMV driver's health meets Federal physical qualifications standards. The data obtained from the Role Delineation Study and other sources would be used to support the development of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) program.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; School Bus Endorsement
Document Number: 05-19292
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to specify that a driver who passed knowledge and skills tests approved by the Agency for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) school bus endorsement prior to September 30, 2002, meets the requirements of 49 CFR 383.123. FMCSA also amends the FMCSRs to provide that States have until September 30, 2006, to administer knowledge and skills tests that comply, to all school bus drivers. Finally, to conform with extension of the compliance date, the expiration date for allowing States to waive the driving skills test under 49 CFR 383.123(b) is extended to September 30, 2006. As a result of this interim rule, the 2-year exemptions for drivers in 11 States from the knowledge and skills testing requirement proposed in the FMCSA notice published July 14, 2005, are no longer necessary.
Public Meeting To Discuss the Implementation of the North American Standard for Cargo Securement; Correction
Document Number: 05-18479
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2005 (70 FR 51857) a notice of a public meeting concerning the implementation of the North American Standard for Protection Against Shifting or Falling Cargo. The meeting was scheduled to be held on September 29-30, 2005 at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. However, due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the location of this meeting has been moved from Biloxi, Mississippi, to the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis which is located at One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis IN 46204. Reservations can be made by contacting the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis by phone (317) 632-1234 or by fax (317) 616-6299.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-17736
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
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 20 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.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From PINOVA
Document Number: 05-17508
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application for an exemption received from PINOVA on behalf of 29 motor carriers that transport short lightered wood logs and stumps from various points in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama to PINOVA's plant in Brunswick, Georgia. PINOVA seeks the exemption because it believes compliance with the commodity-specific rule for securing logs and stumps prevents the company from using more efficient and effective cargo securement methods. PINOVA believes the alternative cargo securement method used by its motor carriers would maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: 05-17466
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt four 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 qualify as drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce.