Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Requirements for Intermodal Equipment Providers and for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating Intermodal Equipment
Document Number: E9-30654
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends its December 17, 2008, final rule implementing section 4118 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The 2008 final rule makes intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) subject to certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), and establishes shared safety responsibility among IEPs, motor carriers, and drivers. These amendments create a fifth marking option for identifying the IEP responsible for the inspection, repair, and maintenance of items of intermodal equipment (IME) in response to a petition for reconsideration from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA); clarify regulatory text and correct an inadvertent error in response to a petition for reconsideration from the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA); and extend the deadline for IEPs, motor carriers, and drivers operating IME to comply with certain provisions pertaining to driver-vehicle inspections in response to a petition filed by OCEMA.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-30343
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its denial of 92 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. 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 exemptions does not 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; Diabetes
Document Number: E9-30342
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 24 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 a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property
Document Number: E9-30341
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend an information collection request (ICR) entitled, ``Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property.'' The information collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers and motor carriers of property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to operate on public highways. On October 19, 2009, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 53543) allowing for a 60-day comment period on the revision of this ICR. No comments were received in response to the notice.
Office of the Secretary; Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
Document Number: E9-29770
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
DOT proposes to modify a system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974. The system is FMCSA's Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), which is updated to include new processes and extractions of sensitive data to implement a change that alters the purpose for which the information is used and an addition of a routine use. This system would not duplicate any other DOT system of records.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-29701
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
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 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.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations
Document Number: E9-29700
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA solicits nominations for interested persons in the safety enforcement, safety advocacy, and motor carrier industry (including labor unions) communities to serve on the MCSAC. The MCSAC is authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Public Law 109-59. The committee was established by charter on September 8, 2006; the charter was renewed on September 8, 2008. The Committee is charged with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on the needs, objectives, plans, approaches, content, and accomplishments of Federal motor carrier safety programs and Federal motor carrier safety regulations. More information about the MCSAC, including reports, meeting minutes and membership, can be found on the MCSAC Web site at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-29536
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
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; Vision
Document Number: E9-29535
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
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; Vision
Document Number: E9-29534
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
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 Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E9-29490
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 46 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; Vision
Document Number: E9-29481
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 24 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 Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: E9-29464
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-29114
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-07
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 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.
Medical Review Board Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-29112
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-07
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 MRB deliberations about FMCSA's medical standards and provide comments to the MRB in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-28702
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
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 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; Diabetes
Document Number: E9-28701
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-three 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.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-28672
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Agency's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold a committee meeting via conference call on December 7, 2009. The conference call is open to the public.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-28439
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
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 22 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.
Identification of Interstate Motor Vehicles: New York City, Cook County and New Jersey Tax Identification Requirements; Petition for Determination
Document Number: E9-27855
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends until December 3, 2009 the comment period for the Petition for Determination that was published on October 19, 2009.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-27840
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 27 individuals for 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: E9-27839
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
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 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: E9-27565
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
City of Boston Requirements for Highway Routing of Certain Hazardous Materials
Document Number: E9-27483
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal hazardous material transportation law preempts the following highway routing designations of the City of Boston Regulations Controlling the Transportation of Hazardous Materials:
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-26782
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
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 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: E9-26780
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
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 23 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: E9-26779
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
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.
Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 Initiative
Document Number: E9-26412
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces two public webinars to inform interested parties of the Agency's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) initiative. CSA 2010 is a comprehensive review, analysis, and restructuring of FMCSA's current compliance and enforcement program. FMCSA will use the webinars to brief participants on the direction and progress of CSA 2010, and obtain feedback and answer questions from its stakeholders. FMCSA will also provide motor carriers, drivers and other stakeholders with information on what changes will occur with the implementation of CSA 2010, and how best to prepare for those changes.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E9-26004
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 41 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: E9-25101
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-four 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.
Identification of Interstate Motor Vehicles: New York City, Cook County and New Jersey Tax Identification Requirements; Petition for Determination
Document Number: E9-25093
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA is inviting all interested persons to comment on three petitions submitted by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) requesting determinations that the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) identification requirements imposed by the State of New Jersey, New York City, and Cook County, Illinois are preempted by Federal law. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) prohibits States and their political subdivisions from requiring motor carriers to display in or on CMVs any form of identification other than forms required by the Secretary of Transportation, with certain exceptions. FMCSA seeks comment on whether the credential display requirements described below are preempted or whether they qualify for the relevant exception codified at 49 U.S.C. 14506(b)(3).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property
Document Number: E9-25071
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
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. The information collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers and property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to operate on public highways.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-25070
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
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 44 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 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: E9-25069
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
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 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: E9-24303
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Report
Document Number: E9-23200
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) issued a report to the Agency on September 2, 2009, concerning Task 09-03 regarding improving the existing processes, procedures, and requirements for ensuring that new entrant motor carriers are knowledgeable about Federal safety regulations prior to beginning operations in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-23198
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E9-22770
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 23 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: E9-22769
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt forty-one 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: E9-22768
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 40 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.
Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
Document Number: E9-22645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMCSA extends the time for submitting comments for an additional ten days in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement published on September 3, 2009. The FMCSA received a request to extend the comment period from the five industry representatives on the Board of Directors of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (Board), which was supported by several other interested parties. The extension of the comment period will allow all interested parties additional time to submit comments to the proposed rule.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Lamps and Reflective Devices
Document Number: E9-22259
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: E9-22145
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
Document Number: E9-21232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposed rule would establish annual registration fees and a fee bracket structure for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Agreement for the calendar year beginning on January 1, 2010, as required under the Unified 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, as amended.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-21196
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
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 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 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: E9-21197
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
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 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 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.
Fiscal Year 2010 Safety Grants
Document Number: E9-21019
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA is correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register on August 12, 2009 (74 FR 40638), which informed the public of FMCSA's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 safety grant opportunities and FMCSA's changes to its application and award processes for grant programs.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-21018
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
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 28 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 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.
Regulatory Guidance Concerning Applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to Mobile Cranes Operated in Interstate Commerce
Document Number: E9-20618
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces a revision of the regulatory guidance concerning the applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to mobile cranes operated in interstate commerce. The regulatory guidance is presented in a question-and-answer format. The guidance is generally applicable to drivers, commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), and motor carrier operations subject to the FMCSRs. All prior interpretations and regulatory guidance concerning the applicability of the FMCSRs to operations of mobile cranes in interstate commerce issued in the Federal Register, as well as memoranda and letters, may no longer be relied upon as authoritative if they are inconsistent with the guidance published today. This guidance will provide the motor carrier industry and Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials with uniform information for assessing the applicability of the FMCSRs to the operations of mobile cranes.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E9-20624
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its denial of 189 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal diabetes standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the diabetes requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does not 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.