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

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Agency Information Collection (IC) Activities; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection: Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
Document Number: E9-12326
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
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 ICR entitled, ``Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators.'' There is no change from the burden estimate approved by OMB on March 11, 2008.
Purpose, Use and Effect of Field Operations Training Manual.
Document Number: E9-12136
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this notice is to restate and confirm the Agency's policy regarding the purpose, use and effect of the paper and electronic versions of FMCSA's Field Operations Training Manual (FOTM and eFOTM).
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Renewal of American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: E9-12057
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemption of the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) from FMCSA's regulation that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) may not drive after the 14th hour after coming on duty. The exemption for 61 motor carriers and approximately 3,000 CMV drivers is applicable during the periods June 28-July 8, 2009, and June 28-July 8, 2010, inclusive. Drivers who operate CMVs in conjunction with staging fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day will be allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length from the calculation of the 14 hours. These drivers will continue to be subject to the 11-hour driving time limit, and the 60- and 70-hour on-duty limits. FMCSA believes that with the terms and conditions in place, APA members will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Application of American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) for Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: E9-12056
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) has applied for a limited exemption from FMCSA's regulation that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) may not drive after the 14th hour after coming on duty. The exemption would apply solely to the operation of CMVs by 14 designated APA motor carriers in conjunction with staging fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day during the periods June 28-July 8, 2009, and June 28-July 8, 2010, inclusive. During these two periods, the approximately 100 CMV drivers employed by these 14 APA motor carriers in conjunction with staging fireworks shows would be allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length from the calculation of the 14 hours. These drivers would not be allowed to drive after accumulating a total of 14 hours of on-duty time, following 10 consecutive hours off duty, and would continue to be subject to the 11-hour driving time limit, and the 60- and 70-hour on-duty limits. The APA maintains that the terms and conditions of the limited exemption would ensure a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-12055
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
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 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 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: E9-12054
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt thirty-eight 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: E9-11763
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-11662
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
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 21 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.
Applications for Exemption
Document Number: E9-11661
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA has denied the applications for exemption from its regulations submitted by the following: Bordentown Driver Training School LLC, Centennial Communications, Inc., United States Department of Energy, Jcrane, Inc., Summit Helicopters, Inc., and United States Postal Service. FMCSA reviewed the application and public comments received on each, and rendered its decision based on the merits of each application.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-11177
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces an amendment to its May 5, 2009, notice regarding the May meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). The public session scheduled for May 18, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. will be combined with the public session scheduled on May 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-10672
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 17 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.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-10340
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
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: E9-10339
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
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 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 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.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Rotel North American Tours, LLC; Amendment of Exemption
Document Number: E9-10209
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Rotel North American Tours, LLC (Rotel), has applied for amendment of its existing exemption that permits 22 named drivers, employed by Rotel and possessing German CDLs, to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in the U.S. without a CDL issued by one of the States. Rotel proposes to amend the roster of 22 exempt Rotel drivers in order to substitute three new Rotel drivers for three drivers no longer employed by Rotel. The new Rotel drivers would be subject to all the terms and conditions of the current exemption, including its expiration date of July 30, 2010.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Volvo Trucks North America, Inc.'s Exemption Application
Document Number: E9-10208
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew Volvo Trucks North America, Inc.'s (Volvo) exemption for seven of its drivers to enable them to test-drive commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in the United States without a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by one of the States. FMCSA requested comment on the renewal of the exemption, but received no comments.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: E9-10325
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: COMPASS Portal Customer Satisfaction Assessment
Document Number: E9-10174
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-04
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 collection involves the assessment of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) strategic decision to integrate its Information Technology (IT) with its business processes using portal technology to consolidate its systems and databases through the FMCSA COMPASS modernization initiative. The information to be collected will be used to assess the satisfaction of Federal, State, and industry customers with the FMCSA COMPASS Portal. On January 29, 2009, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice (at 74 FR 5207) allowing for a 60-day comment period on the revision of this ICR. No comments were received in response to the notice.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-10173
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-04
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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-9614
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 22 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: E9-9613
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-28
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 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 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: E9-9612
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 27 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 Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-9346
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-23
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 13 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: E9-9285
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-9283
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
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 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 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: E9-9280
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
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 11 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.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Grant of Exemption for DriveCam, Inc.
Document Number: E9-8595
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant an exemption to DriveCam, Inc. (DriveCam) that will enable video event recorders to be mounted on commercial motor vehicles lower in the windshield than is currently permitted by the Agency's regulations. DriveCam requested the exemption so that commercial motor vehicle operators would be able to use video event recorders to increase safety through (1) identification and remediation of risky driving behaviors such as distracted driving and drowsiness; (2) enhanced monitoring of passenger behavior for CMVs in passenger service; and (3) enhanced collision review and analysis. FMCSA believes that permitting video event recorders to be mounted lower than currently allowed, but still outside the driver's sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals, will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without 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: E9-7908
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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.'' The agency invites public comment on this information collection request.
General Jurisdiction Over Freight Forwarder Service
Document Number: E9-7639
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amends its regulations to require all surface freight forwarders to issue a receipt or bill of lading on each shipment for which they arrange transportation of freight by commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. This regulatory change implements amendments enacted in the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA). While the current rule concerning receipts or bills of lading applies only to household goods freight forwarders, the new rule applies to both household goods and non- household goods freight forwarders.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E9-7636
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 38 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: E9-7565
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
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 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.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Isuzu Motors America, Inc. (Isuzu)
Document Number: E9-7564
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Isuzu North America Corporation (Isuzu) has applied for an exemption from the Federal requirement that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by one of the States. Isuzu requests exemption so that 20 of its Japanese employees can test-drive Isuzu CMVs in the United States. Each of these 20 Isuzu employees holds a valid Japanese CDL but lacks the U.S. residency necessary to obtain a CDL from one of the States. Isuzu believes the knowledge and skills tests and training program that drivers undergo to obtain a Japanese CDL would provide for a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be achieved without the exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-7563
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
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 11 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: E9-7562
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 33 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 Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-7560
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its denial of 112 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: E9-7559
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt thirty-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.
Filing Requirements of 49 U.S.C. 14123; The Motor Carrier Financial and Operating Statistics Program (the Annual Form M Filing); Application for Exemption From Swift Transportation Corporation
Document Number: E9-6460
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Federal Register notice of an application by Swift Transportation Corporation (Swift Transportation) for an exemption from the requirement annually to report certain financial information (49 CFR 369.1). Swift Transportation stated that disclosing this information would cause competitive harm. The Agency received one comment to the public docket. The Agency has considered the comment and grants Swift Transportation's request for exemption.
Supplemental Policy on Assessing Maximum Fines under the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA) Section 222
Document Number: E9-7057
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides notice to the motor carrier industry of policy changes regarding the assessment of maximum fines under section 222 of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA). Section 222 requires the Agency to assess maximum statutory penalties if a person is found to have committed a pattern of violations of critical or acute regulations, or previously committed the same or a related violation of critical or acute regulations.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-6475
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-24
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 11 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: E9-6474
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-24
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 5 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.
Notice of Fiscal Year 2010 Safety Grants and Solicitation for Applications
Document Number: E9-6473
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to inform the public of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 safety grant opportunities and to request public comments regarding changes to its application and award processes for grant programs. The Agency is making procedural changes in an effort to simplify and streamline its grants application and award processes. In addition, FMCSA invites comments on the proposed application deadlines for its FY 2010 (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010) safety grants programs. The 11 safety programs include the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Basic grants; MCSAP Incentive grants; MCSAP New Entrant Safety Audit grants; MCSAP High Priority grants; Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operator Safety Training grants; Border Enforcement grants (BEG); Commercial Driver's License Program Improvement (CDLPI) grants; Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) Modernization grants; Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) grants; Safety Data Improvement Program grants (SaDIP); and the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) grants. Each grant program was provided for in the Agency's most recent authorization, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The purpose of this notice is to provide grantees with information well in advance of the Agency's proposed FY 2010 safety grant application deadlines and to request comments on the deadlines and other changes in the Agency's safety grant programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision and Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Annual and Quarterly Report of Class I Motor Carriers of Passengers (OMB Control Number 2126-0031)
Document Number: E9-6458
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its request to revise a currently-approved information collection for Class I Motor Carriers of Passengers (Form MP-1) entitled, ``Annual and Quarterly Reports.'' This information collection is necessary to ensure that motor carriers comply with financial and operating statistics requirements at chapter III of title 49 CFR part 369 entitled, ``Reports of Motor Carriers.'' The agency invites public comments on this information request.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E9-6457
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-24
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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-6060
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
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: E9-6059
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 17 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.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Grant of Exemption for Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Document Number: E9-5990
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant an exemption to Greyhound Lines, Inc. (Greyhound) that will enable video event recorders to be mounted on its buses lower in the windshield than is currently permitted by the Agency's regulations. Greyhound requested the exemption so that it would be able to use the video event recorders to increase safety through (1) identification and remediation of risky driving behaviors such as distracted driving and drowsiness; (2) enhanced monitoring of passenger behavior; and (3) enhanced collision review and analysis. FMCSA believes that permitting these devices to be mounted lower than currently allowed, but still outside the driver's sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals, will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: E9-5956
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces termination of the demonstration project that allowed up to 100 Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate beyond the U.S. border commercial zones, and the same number of U.S. carriers to operate in Mexico. Section 136 of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009, of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, prohibits FMCSA from using appropriated funds to continue the demonstration project.
Elimination of Route Designation Requirement for Motor Carriers Transporting Passengers Over Regular Routes
Document Number: E9-5778
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On March 3, 2009, FMCSA published a document in the Federal Register (74 FR 9172) requesting comments on its proposal to delay the effective date of its January 16, 2009, final rule entitled ``Elimination of Route Designation Requirement for Motor Carriers Transporting Passengers over Regular Routes.'' Based on the five comments received, all supporting the proposal to delay the effective date of the final rule, FMCSA is extending the effective date by 90 days, and seeks additional public comment on the rulemaking. The final rule announced the discontinuation of the administrative requirement that applicants seeking for-hire authority to transport passengers over regular routes submit a detailed description and a map of the route(s) over which they propose to operate. In response to the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff's memorandum of January 20, 2009, FMCSA extends the effective date to allow the Agency the opportunity for further review and consideration of the January 16, 2009, final rule and solicits public comments on the final rule. In order to afford sufficient time to consider and respond to comments, the effective date is extended for 90 days.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: E9-5265
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Commercial Driver's License: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles; Application for Exemption
Document Number: E9-4930
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA approves an application from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (Virginia DMV) for an exemption for a period of 2 years from a provision of the Agency's commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations requiring that each CDL issued by a State contain a color photograph of the driver. Virginia DMV requested that it be allowed to use a black and white, laser-engraved photograph in lieu of a color photograph. Virginia DMV believes that the issuance of CDLs with black-and-white, laser-engraved photographs would enhance the security of the credential and assist law enforcement officials with the identification of the CDL holder. FMCSA has determined that the exemption would provide for a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Redding Air Services, Inc. and Guardian Helicopters, Inc., Application for Exemption
Document Number: E9-4928
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received a joint application from Redding Air Service, Inc. and Guardian Helicopters, Inc. (Redding/ Guardian) requesting an exemption from certain commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver hours-of-service (HOS) provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemption request is for Redding/Guardian's CMV drivers who transport jet fuel for their helicopters in support of wild-land firefighting operations. They specifically request an exemption for 20 drivers from the HOS prohibition against driving a CMV after the 70th hour of cumulative on- duty time in any 8-day period. The exemption, if granted, would enable Redding/Guardian drivers to conduct their operationsincluding transportation of jet fuel to and from the firefighting siteswithout having to comply with the 70-hour in 8-day HOS rule. Redding/Guardian believes the exemption would ensure a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained absent the exemption. FMCSA requests public comment on the Redding/Guardian application for exemption.