Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 22, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption Renewal for Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-06613
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA renews Greyhound Lines, Inc.'s (Greyhound) exemption which allows the placement of video event recorders at the top of the windshields on its buses. Greyhound may continue 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. The Agency has concluded that granting this exemption renewal will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption. However, the Agency requests comments on this issue, especially from anyone who believes this standard will not be maintained.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption Renewal for DriveCam, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-06610
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA renews DriveCam, Inc.'s (DriveCam) exemption which allows the placement of video event recorders at the top of the windshields on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Motor carriers may continue to use the video event recorders mounted in the windshield area 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. The Agency has concluded that granting this exemption renewal will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety achieved without the exemption. However, the Agency requests comments and information on the exemption, especially from anyone who believes this standard will not be maintained.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC): Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06607
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will meet from Monday-Wednesday, April 8-10, 2013, in Alexandria, VA. On Monday and Tuesday, April 8 and 9, 2013, the MCSAC will complete its deliberations on Task 13-1 concerning entry-level driver training (ELDT). The MCSAC will receive a briefing from its Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) subcommittee concerning the subcommittee's preliminary work, to date. The MCSAC will also receive briefings from the Agency on its Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program and the requirements for States to adopt and enforce compatible regulations and FMCSA exemptions allowing motor carriers to use windshield-mounted driver video monitoring systems. On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the MCSAC's CSA Subcommittee will convene. Meetings are open to the public for their entirety and there will be a public comment period at the end of each day. Times and Dates: The meeting will be held Monday-Tuesday, April 8- 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.), and on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., E.D.T. The meetings will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Washington and Jefferson Rooms on the 2nd floor. The Hilton Alexandria Old Town is located across the street from the King Street Metro station. Copies of all MCSAC Task Statements and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http:// mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov.