Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration July 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Annual Report of Class I and Class II Motor Carriers of Property
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. FMCSA requests approval to renew the previously approved ICR titled, ``Annual Report of Class I and Class II Motor Carriers of Property,'' OMB Control No. 2126-0032. This ICR is necessary to ensure that motor carriers comply with FMCSA's financial and operating statistics requirements at chapter III of title 49 CFR part 369 titled, ``Reports of Motor Carriers.''
Hours of Service of Drivers: Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA); Application for Exemption
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) for an exemption from certain hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for drivers of a variety of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) employed by its member pipeline contractors. PLCA specifically seeks an exemption from: (1) The requirement of the short-haul exception that drivers return to the work reporting location from which they started the day; (2) the requirement that drivers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) if they must complete a record of duty status (RODS) on more than 8 days in any 30- day period; and (3) the prohibition on driving after having been on duty for 70 hours in 8 consecutive days. The PLCA also requested that drivers of CMVs used exclusively in the construction and servicing of pipelines be allowed the same HOS exceptions currently available to oilfield operations. FMCSA requests public comment on PLCA's application for exemption.
Trucking Safety Summit; Public Meeting
FMCSA announces a public meeting: ``The FMCSA 2020 Trucking Safety Summit.'' This meeting will be held virtually on August 5, 2020, to solicit information on improving the safe operation of property- carrying commercial motor vehicles on our Nation's roadways. The virtual meeting will provide interested stakeholdersincluding motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, Federal and State partners, safety advocacy groupsas well as members of the publican opportunity to share their ideas on improving trucking safety. The event will be hosted virtually by FMCSA from the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, DC.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 22 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from six individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Werner Enterprises
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant Werner Enterprises' (Werner) application for an exemption from the requirement that certain data fields be included in electronic records of duty status (RODS) files presented by electronic logging devices (ELDs). Due to incompatibility issues between Werner's current ELD supplier and its new supplier, Platform Science, Werner requests that, during the first eight days that each of its drivers transitions to Platform Science, the company be permitted to leave blank five specific data fields in the RODS file. The Agency has determined that the limited exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Application for Renewal of Exemption
FMCSA announces its decision to grant the application of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a renewal of its exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. DOE currently holds an exemption for the period through June 29, 2020, which enables DOE's contract motor carriers and their employee-drivers engaged in the transportation of security-sensitive radioactive materials to be treated similarly to drivers of shipments of explosives. The exempted drivers will be allowed to use 30 minutes or more of on-duty ``attendance time'' to meet the HOS rest break requirements providing they do not perform any other work during the break.