Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration November 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Brokers of Household Goods Transportation by Motor Vehicle
Document Number: 2010-29813
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends its regulations to require brokers that arrange the transportation of household goods in interstate or foreign commerce for consumers to comply with certain consumer protection requirements. Brokers must provide: their U.S. DOT number on their advertisements and Internet Web sites; estimates of expected moving charges and brokerage fees; FMCSA pamphlets containing tips for successful moves and the consumer's rights and responsibilities; and the broker's policies concerning deposits, cancellations, and refunds. This rulemaking is in response to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and a petition for rulemaking from the American Moving and Storage Association. This rulemaking is intended to ensure that individual shippers who arrange for transportation of household goods through brokers receive necessary information regarding their rights and responsibilities in connection with interstate household goods moves.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: 2010-29809
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
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 37 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
Document Number: 2010-29804
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
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. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend an information collection request (ICR) entitled, ``Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Programs (MCSAP).'' The information required consists of grant application preparation, quarterly reports and electronic data documenting the results of driver/vehicle inspections performed by the States. This ICR is being revised due to an increase in the estimated number of State inspections that will be performed annually resulting in a change to the estimated burden to perform this activity. On September 9, 2010, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. No comment was received.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: 2010-29802
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
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 15 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: 2010-29797
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 46 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.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29767
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
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 from Monday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The meeting will be open to the public for its duration.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2010-29786
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2010-28712
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 15 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; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2010-28708
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt thirty-two 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: 2010-28699
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 15 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; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2010-28695
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 21 individuals for exemption 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 CMVs in interstate commerce.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Antilock Brake Systems
Document Number: 2010-27799
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) confirms the effective date of the direct final rule titled ``Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Antilock Brake Systems,'' published on September 21, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 57393). This rule made permanent the existing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that each trailer with an antilock brake system be equipped with an external malfunction indicator lamp.
Compliance With Interstate Motor Carrier Noise Emission Standards: Exhaust Systems
Document Number: 2010-27797
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) confirms the effective date of the direct final rule, titled ``Compliance with Interstate Motor Carrier Noise Emission Standards: Exhaust Systems,'' published on September 20, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 57191). This rule eliminates turbochargers from the list of equipment considered to be noise dissipative devices.