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

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-17348
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 18 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
Document Number: E7-17325
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend an information collection (IC) entitled, ``Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operators,'' that relates to the prerequisite training requirements for drivers of vehicles for which a commercial driver's license (CDL) is required. On May 23, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. No comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-16724
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
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 motor carriers maintain a record of all accidents in which their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are involved. The collection is necessary for FMCSA to assess the effectiveness of the safety management controls of motor carriers. On April 23, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was received.
Fees for Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
Document Number: E7-16482
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes initial fees for 2007 and a fee bracket structure for the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement. This action is required under the Uniform Carrier Registration Act of 2005, enacted as Subtitle C of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-4137
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: E7-16207
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces its intent to proceed with a 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. On May 1, 2007, FMCSA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing its plans to initiate a project as part of the Agency's implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) cross-border trucking provisions, and requesting public comment on those plans. On June 8, 2007, FMCSA published a notice in response to section 6901(b)(2)(B) of the ``U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007'' (the 2007 Act) seeking public comment on certain additional details concerning the demonstration project. The FMCSA has reviewed, assessed and evaluated the required safety measures as noted in the previous notice, and considered all the comments received as of July 31, 2007 in response to the May 1 and June 8 notices. Once the U.S. Department of Transportation's Inspector General completes his report to Congress, as required by section 6901(b)(1) of the 2007 Act, and the Agency completes any follow-up actions needed to address any issues that may be raised in the report, FMCSA will proceed with the demonstration project.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-16201
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 19 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.
Medical Review Board Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-15838
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the MRB will hold its next meeting on October 15, 2007. The 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).
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-15837
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
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. Establishment of the advisory committee was announced in the Federal Register (71 FR 67200), on November 20, 2006.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-15833
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 52 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 07-3942
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Regulatory Guidance for Recording of Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Fires; Correction
Document Number: E7-15599
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2007, a document announcing regulatory guidance concerning its definition of ``accident.'' This notice corrects that document by providing the correct telephone number for the agency contact.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: E7-15495
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from nine individuals for an exemption from the prohibition against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy (or any other condition which is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV)) from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with seizure disorders to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E7-15492
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
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 52 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 exemption renewals 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; Fire Extinguisher Exception for Driveaway-Towaway Operations
Document Number: E7-15206
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMCSA amends part 393 of the Federal motor carrier safety regulations concerning parts and accessories necessary for safe operation in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by JHT Holdings, Inc. The petitioner requested that the previous provision excepting driveaway-towaway operations from supplying each power unit with a fire extinguisher be reinstated. This amendment is intended to correct that inadvertent omission in the final rule issued on August 15, 2005.