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Pilot Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions; Commercial Driver's License Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Mexico
Document Number: 2011-26442
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Since entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mexico on November 21, 1991, on the equivalency of a Mexican Licencia Federal de Conductor (LF) and a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued in the United States, the U.S. motor carrier safety regulations have recognized the LF as equivalent to a CDL. As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) explained in its Federal Register notice of April 13, 2011 (the April Notice), proposing the requirements for the United States-Mexico cross border long-haul trucking pilot program, the Secretary of Transportation will accept only three areas of Mexican regulation as being equivalent to U.S. regulations. One of those areas is the reciprocal recognition of the LF and the CDL. In the Agency's July 8, 2011, Federal Register notice (the July Notice), however, FMCSA recognized concerns about the on-going acceptance of the existing CDL MOU and committed to site visits at Mexican driver training, testing, and licensing locations prior to beginning the pilot program to review Mexico's on-going compliance with the terms of the current MOU. The Agency agreed to post reports of these visits on the FMCSA pilot program Web site at http:/ www.fmcsa.dot.gov/intl-programs/trucking/Trucking-Program.asp x. The Agency also added copies of the 1991 MOU regarding CDL reciprocity to the docket for the pilot program. This notice is provided to summarize the results of the site visits and make interested parties aware that the report has been posted on the pilot program Web site and added to the docket for this pilot program.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Series of Public Subcommittee Meetings
Document Number: 2011-25916
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold working group and subcommittee meetings on Monday-Thursday, October 24-27, 2011. The meetings will be open to the public for their duration. During the first two days, Monday-Tuesday, October 24-25, 2011, a working group of the subcommittee will discuss with FMCSA technical specifications related to wireless communications protocols that may be needed to ensure successful and secure transmission of data from electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to enforcement officials. The next two days, Wednesday-Thursday, October 26-27, 2011, will be devoted to a meeting of the full MCSAC EOBR subcommittee. The working group and subcommittee will discuss technical issues the full MCSAC should consider in providing input to the Agency as it develops functional specifications for EOBRs used in lieu of handwritten records of duty status (RODS). Time and Dates: The meetings will be held Monday-Thursday, October 24-27, 2011, from 8:30 am to 5 pm, E.T. at the Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202, in meeting rooms Crystal V and VI. Matters To Be Considered: The subcommittee will continue its review of the functional specifications for EOBRs published by FMCSA as part of its final rule concerning EOBRs on April 5, 2010 (75 FR 17208), but subsequently vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Seventh Circuit), and will provide suggestions to address stakeholder concerns about new specifications.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-25847
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
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 27 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.
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.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2011-25314
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pilot Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 2011-23521
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces and requests public comment on data and information concerning the Pre-Authorization Safety Audits (PASAs) for motor carriers that have applied to participate in the Agency's long- haul pilot program to test and demonstrate the ability of Mexico- domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico international border or the commercial zones of such municipalities. This action is required by the ``U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007'' and all subsequent appropriations.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Saddle-Mount Braking Requirements
Document Number: 2011-23344
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to eliminate the requirement for operational brakes on the last saddle-mounted truck or tractor in a triple saddle-mount combination, except when a full mount is present. This is in response to a petition for rulemaking from the Automobile Carriers Conference (ACC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), which stated that this requirement degrades the braking performance of these combinations because the lightly loaded axle of the last vehicle tends to lock up under heavy braking.
Pilot Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 2011-23337
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces and requests public comment on data and information concerning the Pre-Authorization Safety Audits (PASAs) for motor carriers that have applied to participate in the Agency's long- haul pilot program to test and demonstrate the ability of Mexico- domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico international border or the commercial zones of such municipalities. This action is required by the ``U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007'' and all subsequent appropriations.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-22758
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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: 2011-22757
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 16 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: 2011-22756
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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 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 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 Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-22755
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 22 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: 2011-22753
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 13 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2011-22754
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Brakes; Adjustment Limits
Document Number: 2011-22478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes to revise the requirements regarding clamp and rotochamber brake actuator readjustment limits in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The purpose of this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is to amend the readjustment limits, clarify their application, and correct an error in cross-referencing a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS). This proposal responds to a petition for rulemaking from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).
Identification of Interstate Motor Vehicles: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Drayage Truck Registry Sticker Display Requirements; Petition for Determination
Document Number: 2011-22477
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA denies the New Jersey Motor Truck Association's (NJMTA) petition requesting that FMCSA determine the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (Port Authority) Drayage Truck Registry (DTR) sticker display program is preempted by Federal law. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) prohibits States and their political subdivisions from requiring motor carriers to display in or on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) any form of identification other than forms required by the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary), with certain exceptions. FMCSA determines that the Port Authority's sticker display program is not preempted.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-22316
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
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 32 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.
Notice of Procedural Changes to the Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) Program
Document Number: 2011-22318
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA extends until September 1, 2012, the effective date for the procedural change to eliminate use of the ``registrant-only'' USDOT Number as part of the PRISM program. In an August 9, 2010, Federal Register notice, the Agency initially set September 1, 2011, as the effective date of the change. The extension will allow the Agency to provide additional implementation guidance based on feedback and information received since the August 9, 2010, notice of procedural change and will allow States and other stakeholders to make necessary changes to their systems and processes pursuant to this additional guidance.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-22052
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
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 28 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: 2011-22050
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 9 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 Subcommittee Meeting; Amendment
Document Number: 2011-22049
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice amends FMCSA's August 10, 2011, notice announcing meetings of the Agency's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) from August 29-31, 2011. The time for the session on Tuesday, August 30 was listed incorrectly in the notice. The meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, will begin at 8:30 a.m. (E.S.T.) and will conclude at 5 p.m., with the last hour reserved for public comment. All other information contained in the notice remains valid.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-22047
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-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.
Regulatory Guidance Concerning Household Goods Carriers Requiring Shippers To Sign Blank or Incomplete Documents
Document Number: 2011-20665
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues regulatory guidance to clarify the appropriate and intended use of blank or incomplete documents under 49 CFR 375.501(d). Carriers may require shippers to sign incomplete, but not blank, documents so long as the omitted information is limited to: (1) The actual weight of the shipment, in the case of non-binding estimates; and (2) unforeseen charges incurred in transit. This guidance also clarifies that carriers may not require shippers to sign ``Revised Written Estimates,'' ``Rescissions of Old Estimate,'' or other documents authorizing the carrier to rescind an estimate unless the shipper and carrier mutually agree to amend the estimate, and the shipper signs a new estimate before the carrier loads the shipment.
Regulatory Guidance: Applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to Operators of Certain Farm Vehicles and Off-Road Agricultural Equipment
Document Number: 2011-20663
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sought public comment on three issues related to the applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operators of farm vehicles: first, the interpretation of interstate commerce as it applies to movement of farm products; second, whether farmers operating under share-cropping agreements are common or contract carriers; and third, whether FMCSA should issue new guidance on implements of husbandry. After considering comments from the public, FMCSA has determined that no further guidance is needed on interpreting interstate commerce and implements of husbandry. FMCSA is issuing guidance that farmers operating under share-cropping or similar arrangements are not common or contract carriers and, therefore, are eligible for the CDL exemption if a State elects to adopt the exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-20600
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
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; Request for Comment; Extension of an Information Collection: Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations
Document Number: 2011-20584
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 OMB approval to revise and extend an existing ICR entitled, ``Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations.'' The HOS rules require most commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to maintain in the CMV an accurate record of duty status (RODS) in either paper or electronic form. The Agency, effective June 4, 2010, authorized the use of electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to create driver RODS. This ICR estimates, for the first time, the PRA burden of motor carriers voluntarily directing their drivers to employ EOBRs. This ICR promotes safety in CMV operations by assisting motor carriers and enforcement officials in monitoring compliance with the HOS rules. On June 6, 2011, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR (76 FR 32388). One comment was received.
Notice of Fiscal Year 2012 Safety Grants and Solicitation for Applications
Document Number: 2011-20557
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice informs the public of FMCSA's Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 safety grant opportunities and FMCSA's projected application due dates. FMCSA announces these grant opportunities based on authorities provided for in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy of Users. The Agency will inform applicants if new authorizing legislation changes its grant programs for FY 2012 through a Federal Register notice. The 10 safety grant programs include the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Basic grants; MCSAP Incentive grants; 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; Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) grants; Safety Data Improvement Program (SaDIP) grants; and the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) grants. It should be noted that FMCSA does not expect the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) Modernization grants to be continued in reauthorization, and, therefore, FMCSA will not be soliciting applications for this grant program in FY 2012.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-20298
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
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 17 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: 2011-20297
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
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.
Joint Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-20295
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Agency's MCSAC and MRB will hold a joint meeting on Monday, August 29, 2011. The MCSAC will continue to meet on Tuesday, August 30-Wednesday, August 31, with the afternoon of August 31 being used for a meeting of the Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program subcommittee. All three days of the meeting will be open to the public for their duration.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2011-20294
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-19833
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 33 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; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-19829
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt fifteen 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: 2011-19826
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-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.
Motorcoach Safety Summit and Regional Roundtables
Document Number: 2011-19184
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that it will hold a national Motorcoach Safety Summit (National Summit), hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to exchange information and ideas on the best possible approaches to reduce the number of motorcoach crashes, injuries, and fatalities and raise passenger awareness. Leading up to the National Summit, the Department will hold four regional roundtable discussions. Seating is limited for all events. Individuals with diverse experience, expertise, and perspectives are encouraged to attend. Please visit our dedicated Web site at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/motorcoach/2011 as details for each continue to evolve.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-18892
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt nineteen 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.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Subcommittee Meeting; Amendment
Document Number: 2011-18891
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice amends FMCSA's June 29, 2011, notice announcing July and August, 2011, subcommittee meetings of the Agency's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). Because a final decision on the location for the August 1-2, 2011, MCSAC subcommittee meeting had not been made at the time the June 29, 2011, notice was published, the Agency amends the previous notice to provide that information. Also, in consideration of the complexity of the technical issues discussed by the subcommittee during the July 11-12, 2011, meeting, the meeting time is being extended on the first day of the August 1-2, 2011, meeting.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-18890
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
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 26 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: 2011-18888
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
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 8 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: 2011-18587
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 16 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; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers
Document Number: 2011-18585
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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 an ICR entitled, ``Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers,'' that requires Mexico-domiciled for-hire and private motor carriers to file an application Form OP-2 if they wish to register to transport property only within municipalities in the United States on the U.S.- Mexico international borders or within the commercial zones of such municipalities. FMCSA invites public comment on the ICR.
Pilot Program on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Long-Haul Trucking Provisions; Correction
Document Number: 2011-18033
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a document in the Federal Register of July 8, 2011, concerning a response to comments in regards to an April 8, 2011 notice announcing a pilot program on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) long-haul trucking provisions. The document contained an incorrect phone number.
Pilot Program on NAFTA Long-Haul Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 2011-17492
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) that evaluates the potential environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of its United States-Mexico cross- border long-haul trucking pilot program. This pilot program is part of FMCSA's implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) cross-border long-haul trucking provisions. This pilot program would allow Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate throughout the United States for up to 3 years. U.S.-domiciled motor carriers would be granted reciprocal rights to operate in Mexico for the same period. Participating Mexican carriers and drivers would be required to comply with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including those concerned with motor carrier safety, customs, immigration, vehicle registration and taxation, and fuel taxation.
Harmonizing Schedule I Drug Requirements
Document Number: 2011-17192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes to amend the physical qualifications for drivers and the instructions for the medical examination report to clarify that drivers may not use Schedule I drugs and be qualified to drive commercial motor vehicles under any circumstances. The proposal also harmonizes FMCSA's provisions regarding pre-employment and return-to-duty test refusals with corresponding Department of Transportation (DOT)-wide provisions. Finally, the proposal corrects inaccurate uses of the term ``actual knowledge.''
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-17185
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 22 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.