Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration October 3, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pilot Program on NAFTA Long-Haul Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 2011-25389
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces the availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) that evaluates the potential environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of its United States-Mexico cross- border long-haul trucking pilot program. FMCSA received five comments to its draft environmental assessment (DEA) and responds to those comments in the FEA. FMCSA concludes that the potential environmental impacts from the pilot program are not significant and do not warrant additional environmental analysis in the form of an Environmental Impact Statement. FMCSA issues a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the conclusions in the FEA, which is also available in the docket. Instructions: To view the FEA or the FONSI, go to the online docket (Regulations.gov) at http://www.regulations.gov/ and enter in the docket number (FMCSA-2011-0097) and search for the ``Final Environmental Assessment'' or ``FONSI.'' Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to DOT Headquarters, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form for all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment. You may review the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-785.pdf.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-25328
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt thirty-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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-25327
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 16 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-25326
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Individual Differences Study
Document Number: 2011-25325
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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 FMCSA requests approval of a new ICR that is associated with a study that will be conducted by a research contractor to investigate the differences among the characteristics of individual commercial drivers. This information collection will aid FMCSA in developing future safety initiatives by examining a wide array of driver and situational factors to determine if they are associated with increased or decreased crash and incident involvement.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Western Pilot Service Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2011-25323
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA has received an application from Western Pilot Service (``Western'') requesting an exemption from certain hours-of-service (HOS) provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemption request is for Western's drivers who transport aviation fuel for aircraft used in wild-land firefighting operations. Western specifically requests an exemption for up to 15 drivers from Sec. 395.3(b)(2), the HOS prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) after the 70th hour of cumulative on-duty time in any 8-day period. FMCSA requests public comment on the Western application for exemption.