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

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.