Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration February 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 08-916
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Fees for Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement; Correction
Document Number: E8-3603
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a technical correction to the annual fees and fee bracket structure for the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement that were published in the Federal Register of August 24, 2007 (72 FR 48585). The fees and fee bracket structure are required under the Uniform Carrier Registration Act of 2005, enacted as Subtitle C of Title IV of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. This document corrects the year in which the fees and fee bracket structure are effective.
Availability of Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) Modernization Grant Funds
Document Number: E8-3413
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces the availability of Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) modernization grant funding as authorized by Section 4123 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This law included an appropriation of $28 million (FY 2006-2009) towards modernization of CDLIS. The FY 2006 and FY 2007 funding of $5 million and $7 million was awarded to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators for development costs. The FY 2008 funding of $8 million being made available in this notice will be awarded to the States. The program is a discretionary grant program that provides funding for States to upgrade their driver licensing information systems to make them compatible with the new modernized CDLIS specifications. The grant funds under this program may be used for personnel, computer hardware and software, publications, testing, training, and quality control. The grant funds 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 Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program is eligible to apply for grant funding. The Federal share of the funds is established by SAFETEA-LU as 80 percent. There is a 20 percent matching requirement. The grant period for any grant awarded under this program is effective from the date the agreement is executed until September 30, 2010. Funds are available to any State that is in substantial compliance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 31311 and submits a grant proposal that qualifies under the conditions in this notice, including assuming the responsibility of incorporating the new CDLIS specifications and improving its commercial driver licensing system. State grant proposals must include a detailed budget explaining how the funds will be used and how the State will meet the matching requirements. To apply for funding, applicants must register with the grants.gov Web site (http://www.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.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.
Hours of Service of Drivers
Document Number: E8-3073
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA extends the comment period for the Hours of Service of Drivers interim final rule published on December 17, 2007, for 30 days. The FMCSA received a request to extend the comment period from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on February 7, 2008. The extension of the comment period will allow all interested parties additional time to submit comments to the interim final rule.
Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Complaint Information Quarterly Report
Document Number: E8-2867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to implement reporting requirements for household goods motor carriers operating in interstate commerce under section 4214 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). SAFETEA-LU directs FMCSA to issue regulations requiring that each household goods motor carrier operating in interstate commerce submit a quarterly report summarizing specific information. These reports must include the number of shipments originating with, and delivered by, the carrier; the number and general category of complaints lodged by consumers with the carrier; the number of claims for loss and damage in excess of $500 filed with the carrier; and the number of such claims resolved, declined, and pending during the reporting period.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-3023
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-19
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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E8-2984
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-19
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 12 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E8-2983
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-19
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 10 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E8-2982
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-19
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 8 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: E8-2605
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
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 20 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: E8-2604
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
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 26 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E8-2216
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
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 6 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.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Volvo Trucks North America, Renewal of Exemption
Document Number: E8-1931
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA renews Volvo Trucks North America's (Volvo) exemption from the Agency's requirement for certain drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to hold a commercial driver's license (CDL). Volvo requested that its exemption for eight Swedish engineers and technicians be renewed to enable these individuals to continue test driving CMVs in the United States for Volvo. All of the individuals hold a valid Swedish CDL. FMCSA believes the knowledge and skills testing and training program that drivers must undergo for a Swedish CDL ensures a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the U.S. requirement for a CDL.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E8-1898
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 66 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E8-1886
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-nine 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: E8-1882
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
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 7 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: E8-1881
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 31 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 08-473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation