Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration January 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Availability of Border Enforcement Grant Program Funds
Document Number: E6-1155
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the availability of grant funding under the FY2006 Border Enforcement Grant (BEG) program as specified in Section 4110 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU). Section 4110 establishes a BEG program. The program is a discretionary grant program funded by a single source. It provides funding for carrying out border commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety programs and related enforcement activities and projects. An entity or a State that shares a land border with another country is eligible to receive grant funding.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E6-1154
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 14 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 Federal vision standard.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E6-1015
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 22 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). 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 391.41 (b)(10).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E6-856
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 17 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 Federal vision standard.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; School Bus Endorsement
Document Number: C6-413
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Training Standards for Shaft and Slope Construction Workers at Underground Mines and Surface Areas of Underground Mines
Document Number: C5-24624
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; Renewed Approval of Information Collections: OMB Control Numbers 2126-0032 and 2126-0033 (Financial and Operating Statistics for Motor Carriers of Property)
Document Number: E6-453
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA invites public comment on its intent to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew two information collections entitled, ``The Annual Report of Class I and Class II Motor Carriers of Property (Form M)'' and ``The Quarterly Report of Class I Motor Carriers of Property (Form QFR).'' These information collections are necessary to ensure that motor carriers comply with FMCSA's financial and operating statistics (F&OS) program requirements. This notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; School Bus Endorsement
Document Number: 06-413
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA adopts as final and without change its interim regulations which implement section 4140 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The regulations specify that: A driver who passed FMCSA- approved knowledge and skills tests for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) school bus endorsement before September 30, 2002, has met the requirements for a school bus endorsement; the compliance date for States to administer knowledge and skills tests to all school bus drivers is extended to September 30, 2006; and the expiration date for allowing States to waive the driving skills test is also extended to September 30, 2006.
Office of Research and Analysis Forum on FMCSA Safety and Security Accomplishments
Document Number: E6-344
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA, Office of Research and Analysis (R&A), will host a forum on FMCSA Safety and Security Accomplishments, in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) 85th Annual Meeting. The forum is designed to provide insight on safety and security research, technology and analysis accomplishments that support FMCSA's mission to reduce the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and fatalities and enhance efficiency of CMV operations. The forum topics will include a conference report on the 2005 International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transportation Operations; updated FMCSA activities in the hazardous materials area; and accomplishments to date on medical qualifications, driver health and medical reporting initiatives. Panelists will also cover the latest results of the Large Truck Crash Causation Study; a report on public input on FMCSA's notice requesting information on its Wireless Inspection Program; results of the field operational test on Lane Departure Warning Systems and Deployment of On-Board Safety Systems; and what progress has been made on improving Data Quality. A portion of the forum will be set aside for attendees to dialogue with FMCSA subject-matter experts through an open question and answer session.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E5-8304
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 17 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E5-8303
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its 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.