Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 17, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Direct Final Rulemaking Procedures
Document Number: 2010-5737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to amend its regulations by establishing direct final rulemaking procedures for use on noncontroversial rules. Under these procedures, FMCSA would make regulatory changes that would become effective a specified number of days after the date of publication in the Federal Register, unless FMCSA receives written adverse comment(s) or written notice of intent to submit adverse comment(s), received by the date specified in the direct final rule. These new procedures would expedite the promulgation of routine or noncontroversial rules by reducing the time and resources necessary to develop, review, clear, and publish separate proposed and final rules. FMCSA would not use the direct final rule procedures for complex or controversial issues.