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

Medical Review Board (MRB) Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-14917
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA notes two corrections on the Federal Register notice announcing the Medical Review Board meeting scheduled for July 1, 2009 from 9 a.m.-4:20 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Granting of Exemption; American Pyrotechnics Association (APA)
Document Number: E9-14465
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) exemption for 14 member motor carriers from FMCSA's regulation that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) may not drive after the 14th hour after coming on duty.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Renewal of American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: E9-14464
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) exemption for 61 member motor carriers from FMCSA's regulation that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) may not drive after the 14th hour after coming on duty. No comments were submitted to the public docket; consequently, the Agency confirms the renewal of the exemption.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of Two Currently Approved Information Collection Requests: OMB Control Numbers 2126-0032 and 2126-0033 (Financial and Operating Statistics for Motor Carriers of Property)
Document Number: E9-14122
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces FMCSA's plan to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its request to revise two currently-approved information collection requests (ICRs) as follows: (1) OMB Control Number 2126-0032 entitled, ``Annual Report of Class I and Class II Motor Carriers of Property (formerly OMB 2139-0004),'' and (2) OMB Control Number 2126- 0033 entitled, ``Quarterly Report of Class I Motor Carriers of Property (formerly OMB 2139-0002).'' These ICRs are necessary to ensure that motor carriers comply with FMCSA's financial and operating statistics requirements at chapter III of title 49 CFR part 369 entitled, ``Reports of Motor Carriers.'' On April 8, 2009, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. No comments were received.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E9-13833
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 21 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: E9-13832
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-seven 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: E9-13829
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 22 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 Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-13786
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
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 24 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.
Medical Review Board Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-13785
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
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).
Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers
Document Number: E9-13581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes amendments to its regulations concerning minimum levels of financial responsibility for motor carriers to allow Canada-domiciled carriers to maintain, as acceptable evidence of financial responsibility, insurance policies issued by Canadian insurance companies legally authorized to issue such policies in the Canadian Province or Territory where the motor carrier has its principal place of business. Currently, Canada-domiciled motor carriers operating in the U.S. must maintain as evidence of financial responsibility, insurance policies issued by U.S. insurance companies. The proposed change would not affect the required minimum levels of financial responsibility that carriers must now maintain under the regulations. This action is in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by the Government of Canada.
Petition for Declaratory Order by Fullington Trailways, LLC
Document Number: E9-13043
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA invites all interested persons to comment on a petition submitted by Fullington Trailways, LLC (Fullington) for a declaratory order requesting that FMCSA find that certain regularly scheduled passenger bus service provided by Fullington is in interstate commerce and not subject to the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission.
Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Survey: Work and Compensation
Document Number: E9-12777
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
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 purpose of this new information collection is to acquire general information regarding the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driving population and specific information on driver work history, work scheduling, and compensation. This information is needed in many different types of analyses conducted by the FMCSA and would benefit the agency in understanding the impacts of proposed rules and the improvement of its safety programs. On December 12, 2008, 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; Vision
Document Number: E9-12774
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
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 29 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: E9-12773
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-12770
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 23 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: E9-12765
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
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 18 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: E9-12757
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 35 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.