Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Medical Review Board Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-25337
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces a public meeting of the Agency's MRB. The MRB public meeting will provide the public an opportunity to observe and participate in MRB deliberations about the revision and development of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) medical standards, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Electronic Signatures on Documents: East West Resort Transportation, LLC, and TMS, LLC, dba Colorado Mountain Express (CME), Application for Exemption
Document Number: E7-25318
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces that it has received from East West Resort Transportation, LLC, and TMS, LLC, dba Colorado Mountain Express (CME), an application for an exemption from the original signature requirement for a driver on the application for employment required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The exemption would allow CME to use an electronic signature as a functional equivalent of an original signature on the driver employment applications. CME states that the use of electronic signatures would substantially improve the level of service that it can provide the public, as it would expedite processing of employment applications as well as improve cost efficiency in its business. FMCSA requests public comment on CME's application for exemption.
Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
Document Number: E7-24769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to revise the standards for mandatory training requirements for entry-level operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate operations who are required to possess a commercial driver's license (CDL). The proposed rule would not apply to drivers who currently possess a CDL or obtain a CDL before a date 3 years after a final rule goes into effect. Following that date, persons applying for new or upgraded CDLs would be required to successfully complete specified minimum classroom and behind-the-wheel training from an accredited institution or program. The State driver-licensing agency would only issue a CDL if the applicant presented a valid Driver Training Certificate obtained from an accredited institution or program. This NPRM would strengthen the Agency's entry-level driver training requirements as a means to enhance the safety of CMV operations on our Nation's highways.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders
Document Number: 07-6145
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ``Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders,'' which is used to provide registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-24559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
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 10 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is 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; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-24556
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt forty-eight 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 operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-24555
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
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 12 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is 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: E7-24549
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
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 26 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is 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
Document Number: E7-24238
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations effective December 27 to allow commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers up to 11 hours of driving time within a 14-hour, non-extendable window from the start of the workday, following 10 consecutive hours off duty (11-hour limit). This interim rule also allows motor carriers and drivers to restart calculations of the weekly on-duty time limits after the driver has at least 34 consecutive hours off duty (34-hour restart). An IFR is necessary to prevent disruption to enforcement and compliance with the hours-of-service (HOS) rules when the stay expires, as well as possible effects on the timely delivery of essential goods and services. This IFR will ensure that a familiar and uniform set of national rules governs motor carrier transportation, while FMCSA gathers public comments on all aspects of this interim final rule, conducts peer review of our analysis, and considers the appropriate final rule that addresses the issues identified by the Court. FMCSA is fully committed to issuing a final rule in 2008.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-23785
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 29 individuals for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin- treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.
Availability of Grant Program Funds for Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Program
Document Number: E7-23783
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has published an opportunity to apply for FY 2008 Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Deployment grant funding on the grants.gov Web site (http:// www.grants.gov).
Electronic Signatures on Documents: Verigo, Incorporated (Verigo), Application for Exemption
Document Number: E7-23245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces that it has received from Verigo, Incorporated (Verigo) an application for an exemption from the signature requirement for a driver on the record of duty status (RODS). Verigo's application is being made on behalf of all drivers and carriers operating commercial motor vehicles in the U.S. and using the Verigo Wireless Logbook. The exemption would allow a signature entered on an electronic ``signature pad'' to be the functional equivalent of a handwritten signature on the RODS. Verigo states that this will allow the trucking industry to reduce administrative costs and increase productivity by providing a simple and effective alternative to paper RODS. The FMCSA requests public comment on Verigo's application for exemption.
Solicitation of Applications for FY 2008, Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operator Safety Training Grant Opportunity
Document Number: E7-23108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has published an opportunity to apply for FY 2008 funding for the CMV Operator Safety Training Grant on the grants.gov Web site (http://www.grants.gov). This opportunity was established by Section 4134 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59). This legislation requires grant recipients to train current and future drivers in the safe operation of CMVs, as defined in Section 31301 of Title 49, United States Code. Funding priority will be given to regional or multi-state educational or nonprofit associations serving economically distressed regions of the United States. Eligible awardees can also include State governments, local governments, and accredited post-secondary educational institutions (public or private) such as colleges, universities, vocational-technical schools and truck driver training schools. To apply for funding, applicants must first be registered with grants.gov at the following link: http:// www.grants.gov/applicants/getregistered.jsp. Note that grants.gov registration takes three to five business days to process your information before you can apply. Applications for grant funding must be submitted electronically to the FMCSA through the grants.gov Web site following the instructions provided on the site. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the CMV Safety Training Grant Opportunity 20.235.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-23107
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 27 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision standard. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-23106
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 28 individuals for exemptions 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 Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E7-23105
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 19 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
Document Number: E7-23078
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection consists of grant application preparation, quarterly reports and electronic data documenting the results of driver/vehicle inspections performed by the States. On September 21, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was received.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-22915
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold a committee meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
Office of Analysis, Research and Technology Forum
Document Number: E7-22883
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice invites interested persons to participate in a forum titled, ``Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Analysis, Research and Technology Programs'', sponsored by the FMCSA Office of Analysis, Research and Technology (ART) in conjunction with the 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The purpose of the 2008 ART Forum is to provide information on various initiatives from FMCSA's analysis, research, and technology programs. Speaker topics will include the results of the On-Board Monitoring Safety Study; an overview of the On-Board Safety Technologies FMCSA has tested and evaluated; the results of the Violations Severity Assessment Study; a presentation titled, ``When Cars Collide with Trucks and Buses'', an update on the Employer Notification Service Pilot Project; and, a review of FMCSA's Wireless Roadside Inspection and Smart Roadside Activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to dialogue with FMCSA subject-matter experts through an open question and answer session. Where and When: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Virginia B & C, 2660 Woodley Road, NW., Washington, DC 20008, on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Sign-In begins at 7:30 a.m. and the forum starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. Registration: This forum is listed as a session in the TRB Annual Meeting Program and all registrants are welcome to attend. TRB registration is not required to attend the forum and it is open to the public at no cost. To register for the TRB Annual Meeting, visit http:/ /www.trb.org. To attend the forum only, send an e-mail to: TRB2008@dot.gov.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Dart Transit Company Application for Exemption
Document Number: E7-22881
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA has received from Dart Transit Company (Dart) an application for an exemption from certain commercial motor vehicle driver hours-of-service provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Dart requests an exemption for 200 of its owner-operators from the prohibition against driving after the 14th hour of coming on- duty, following 10 consecutive hours off-duty, and the requirement that drivers using two sleeper-berth periods to accumulate the equivalent of 10 consecutive hours off-duty spend at least 8 but less than 10 consecutive hours in the sleeper-berth during one of those two periods. As requested by Dart, exempt drivers would be allowed to drive up to 11 hours within a 24-hour period between 3 a.m. one day and 3 a.m. the next day, be required to complete a minimum of 6 consecutive off-duty or sleeper-berth hours between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m., and complete additional periods of off-duty or sleeper-berth time to total at least 10 hours of rest within any ``floating'' 24-hour period. Dart would implement a detailed, performance-based Fatigue Risk Management System to help prevent overall driver fatigue, and require the use of Electronic On-Board Recorders. Dart believes the terms and conditions of the exemption would ensure that the level of safety will be equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained absent the exemption. FMCSA requests public comment on Dart's application for exemption.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment; Revision of an Information Collection: Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations, Supporting Documents
Document Number: E7-22879
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plans to submit the Information Collection Request described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, and invites public comment. The FMCSA invites comments on its plan to request OMB approval to revise an existing information collection (IC) entitled, ``Hours of Service of Drivers Regulations,'' OMB Control Number 2126-0001. The Agency has updated its calculation of the paperwork burden of the hours of service (HOS) rules to reflect changes in the number of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, and to clarify the burden associated with supporting documents. The Agency requires most CMV drivers to complete and maintain a record of duty status (RODS), commonly referred to as a logbook, reflecting details of changes in duty status during each 24-hour period. Drivers retain the RODS for a minimum period and then forward them, along with supporting documents (e.g., fuel receipts, road toll tickets), to the motor carrier. The motor carrier uses the supporting documents to assist in reviewing the RODS for accuracy, and retains the RODS and supporting documents for a minimum of 6 months. This IC promotes safety in the operations of motor carriers of property and passengers by assisting the carrier and enforcement officials in ensuring compliance with the HOS rules that ensure drivers are provided adequate opportunities for rest.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-22352
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
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 27 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E7-22350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 25 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and 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.
Solicitation of Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) High Priority and New Entrant Grant Funding
Document Number: E7-22187
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMCSA announces that it has published an opportunity to apply for FY2008 MCSAP High Priority and New Entrant grant funding on the grants.gov Web site (http://www.grants.gov).
Notice of Fiscal Year 2008 Safety Data Improvement Program (SaDIP) Grant Application Instructions and Materials
Document Number: E7-22055
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is intended to announce the posting of the Fiscal Year 2008 Safety Data Improvement Program (SaDIP) Grant Opportunity to Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov). A tentative schedule for the Fiscal Year 2008 SaDIP grant application and award process is included with the synopsis and application instructions. Grant awards are contingent on passage of the FY 2008 U.S. Department of Transportation appropriations bill, which includes FMCSA appropriations, by Congress and approved by the U.S. President.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report
Document Number: E7-21880
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ``Motor Carrier Identification Report,'' which is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the agency's activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those activities, and for statistical purposes.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-21878
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
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 25 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these drivers.
FMCSA Policy on Calculating Crash Rates and Driver, Vehicle, and Hazardous Materials Out-of-Service Rates and the Top 30 Percent of the National Average Under 49 CFR 385.407
Document Number: E7-21833
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA may not issue a hazardous materials safety permit to a motor carrier that has a crash rate, driver, vehicle or hazardous material out-of-service rate in the top 30 percent of the national average pursuant to 49 CFR 385.407. This document states the FMCSA policy on calculating motor carrier crash rates, and driver, vehicle, and hazardous material out-of-service rates that represent the top 30 percent of the national average as indicated in the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The document explains how FMCSA calculates the top thirty percent of the national average and how it calculates whether a single motor carrier falls within the top thirty percent of the national average in each of these categories. The document restates without change the FMCSA policy that has been publicly available on its Web site since January 2005.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: 07-5546
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 25 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and 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 by these drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-21640
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 48 individuals for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin- treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.
Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 Initiative
Document Number: E7-21671
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces a public listening session to obtain feedback from interested parties on the Agency's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) initiative, a comprehensive review, analysis, and restructuring of FMCSA's current commercial motor carrier safety and enforcement programs. FMCSA will use the listening session to brief participants on the direction and progress of CSA 2010, and obtain feedback from its partners and stakeholders. FMCSA also requests comments on the CSA 2010 operational model described in this notice.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-5463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collections; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection: Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing
Document Number: E7-21281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to extend an existing information collection entitled ``Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing,'' which requires States and Indian tribes to identify designated/restricted routes and restrictions or limitations affecting how motor carriers may transport certain hazardous materials on the highway.
Hours of Service of Drivers; Supporting Documents SNPRM; Withdrawal
Document Number: E7-20980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA withdraws its November 3, 2004, SNPRM that proposed requirements for the collection and use of documents to verify the accuracy of driver records of duty status. The FMCSA intends to publish a new notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) at a later date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (Formerly Hazardous Materials Permit)
Document Number: E7-20975
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection concerns the requirement that companies holding permits for transporting certain hazardous materials to develop a communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of the shipment. A record of the communications may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company that contains the time of the call and location of the shipment. These records must be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company's principal place of business or readily available to employees at the company's principal place of business. On July 20, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was received.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-20651
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt seventeen 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 operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: OMB Control No. 2126-0011 (Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards)
Document Number: E7-20490
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the existing Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection is necessary to ensure that drivers, motor carriers and the States comply with the notification and recordkeeping requirements for information related to testing, licensing, violations, convictions and disqualifications and that the information is accurate. On July 10, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was received.
Availability of Grant Program Funds for Commercial Driver's License Program Improvements
Document Number: E7-20487
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announces the availability of Commercial Driver's License Program Improvement (CDLPI) grant funding as authorized by Section 4124 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The program is a discretionary grant program that provides funding for improving States' implementation of the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program, including expenses for computer hardware and software, publications, testing, personnel, training, and quality control. Grants to bring States into compliance with the requirements in 49 CFR parts 383 and 384 will receive priority. Grants made under this program may not be used to rent, lease, or buy land or buildings. The agency in each State designated as the primary driver licensing agency responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the CDL program is eligible to apply for grant funding. To apply for funding, applicants must register with the grants.gov Web site (http://www.grants.gov/applicants/getregistered.jsp) and submit an application in accordance with instructions provided. Applications for grant funding must be submitted electronically to the FMCSA through the grants.gov Web site.
Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 07-5134
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces and requests public comment on data and information concerning the Pre-Authority Safety Audits (PASAs) for motor carriers that have applied to participate in the Agency's project to demonstrate the ability of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. This action is required by the ``U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007.''
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-20208
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 27 individuals for exemptions 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; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-20206
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt fifty-two 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 operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-20204
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
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 19 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Postponement of Medical Review Board (MRB) Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-20106
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces the postponement of the Medical Review Board meeting that was scheduled for October 15, 2007 from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Solicitation of Applications for FY 2008 Border Enforcement Grant (BEG) Funding
Document Number: E7-19677
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has published an opportunity to apply for FY2008 BEG funding on the grants.gov Web site (http:// www.grants.gov). Section 4110 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (Pub. L. 109- 59) established the BEG program. The program is a discretionary grant program that provides funding for 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. To apply for funding, applicants must register with the grants.gov Web site (http://www.grants.gov/ applicants/getregistered.jsp) and submit an application in accordance with instructions provided. Applications for grant funding must be submitted electronically to the FMCSA through the grants.gov Web site.
Technical Amendments to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Document Number: E7-19196
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule makes technical corrections throughout 49 Code of Federal Regulations subtitle B, chapter III. In 2007, the FMCSA moved to 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. This rule changes obsolete references to the old address. In addition, we are making minor editorial changes to correct errors and omissions and improve clarity. This rule does not make any substantive changes to the affected parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Civil Penalties Adjustments
Document Number: E7-19254
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule specifies inflation adjustments to civil penalties for violating the FMCSA regulations. These adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. This final rule also makes a technical correction to include a reference to a paragraph created by an earlier rulemaking action.
Rules of Practice for Motor Carrier, Broker, Freight Forwarder, and Hazardous Materials Proceedings
Document Number: 07-55515
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-19112
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 19 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision standard. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-19108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
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 25 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Household Goods Consumer Information Program Assessment Study
Document Number: E7-19017
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. This proposed ICR will be used to collect information on recent interstate household goods shippers' (consumers) awareness of the Household Goods (HHG) Consumer Information Program messages and activities. This information collection will establish a baseline assessment of the Program's activities and aid FMCSA in developing future Household Goods education and outreach initiatives by surveying and examining consumer awareness of the ``Protect Your Move'' campaign and other HHG messages.