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

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-23490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces FMCSA's receipt of applications from 22 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the vision standard prescribed in 49 CFR Sec. 391.41(b)(10).
Hours of Service of Drivers: United States Postal Service Application for Exemption
Document Number: 05-22648
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application for exemption from the hours-of-service (HOS) requirements from the United States Postal Service (USPS) on behalf of motor carriers that transport mail under contract for USPS. USPS requests that some of its contract motor carriers be allowed to operate under the HOS rules in effect prior to January 4, 2004. USPS believes the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level achieved under the HOS rules applicable to operators of property- carrying vehicles rules after January 4, 2004. FMCSA requests public comment on the USPS application for exemption.
Notice of Request for Comments on Extension of a Currently Approved Collection of Information: Financial Responsibility, Trucking and Freight Forwarding
Document Number: 05-22394
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-10
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.), FMCSA announces the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR describes a currently approved collection activity and its expected cost and burden. The Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR was published on June 21, 2005 (70 FR 35766). No comments were received.
Qualification of Drivers; Eligibility Criteria and Applications; Diabetes Exemption
Document Number: 05-22264
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces FMCSA's decision to revise the terms and conditions of its previous decision to issue exemptions to certain insulin-treated diabetic drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) from the diabetes mellitus prohibitions contained in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). This action is in response to section 4129 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) which requires FMCSA within 90 days of enactment to modify its exemption program to allow individuals who use insulin to treat diabetes mellitus to operate CMVs in interstate commerce, without having to demonstrate safe driving experience operating a CMV while using insulin, while at the same time implementing certain other requirements contained in section 4129. These changes will remain in effect until FMCSA completes a rulemaking to revise the FMCSRs to allow drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to operate CMVs in interstate commerce in accordance with the applicable statutory standards.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-22263
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes FMCSA 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 standards if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The agency has concluded that granting the renewal of these exemptions will continue to 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.
Safety Fitness Procedures; Withdrawal
Document Number: 05-22062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [formerly Office of Motor Carriers (OMC) within Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)] withdraws its July 20, 1998 ANPRM and request for comments pertaining to the future evolution of the safety fitness rating system. After the ANPRM was published, FMCSA began the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 Initiative (CSA 2010), a comprehensive review and analysis of FMCSA's current commercial motor carrier safety compliance and enforcement programs. FMCSA held a series of public listening sessions pertaining to CSA 2010 in September and October 2004. Many commenters at those listening sessions suggested that FMCSA delay publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) until the agency makes its final decisions regarding its long-term plan for monitoring motor carrier safety under CSA 2010. Therefore, this rulemaking is no longer necessary because, as CSA 2010 proceeds, FMCSA expects to publish a rulemaking that would propose a new and improved safety compliance and monitoring methodology based on more recent information and policy.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; School Bus Endorsement
Document Number: C5-19292
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation