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Start Preamble ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal. SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) (collectively, the Agencies) withdraw the March 10, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: FMCSA proposes to amend its rulemaking procedures by revising the process for preparing and adopting rules, petitions, and direct final rules. Also, the Agency adds new definitions, and makes general administrative corrections … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 27768 AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Proposal in response to petitions for reconsideration; request for public comments. SUMMARY: In response to petitions for reconsideration of the final rule on lease and interchange of passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) published on … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would allow State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) to waive the requirements for the commercial driver's license (CDL) knowledge tests for certain individuals who are, or were, regularly employed within the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA proposes to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow States to issue a commercial learner's permit (CLP) with an expiration date of up to one … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. Start Printed Page 25754 ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal. SUMMARY: FMCSA withdraws its November 28, 2014 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning financial responsibility for motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers. FMCSA is authorized to establish … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal. SUMMARY: FMCSA withdraws its April 27, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the establishment of requirements for States to implement annual inspection programs for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) designed or … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Announcement of public listening session. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session on April 24, 2017, to solicit information on issues relating to the design, development, testing, and deployment of highly automated commercial vehicles … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of withdrawal. SUMMARY: FMCSA withdraws its January 21, 2016, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which proposed a revised methodology for issuance of a safety fitness determination (SFD) for motor carriers. The new methodology would have determined when … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: FMCSA proposes amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to establish an alternate process for qualified physicians employed in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (qualified VA physicians) to be listed … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: NHTSA and FMCSA have received requests to extend the comment period for their proposal that would require vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of meeting; request for comment. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces it will hold a roundtable discussion on October 31, 2016, as a follow-up to its August 31, 2016, notice of intent concerning the petitions for reconsideration of the final … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: In May 2015, FMCSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to allow drivers with stable, well-controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Legal Basis III. Background A. Speed Limiting Technology B. NHTSA's 1991 Report to Congress on CMV Speed Control Devices C. Petitions for Rulemaking 1. American Trucking Associations … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background General Objections Four Changes Under Consideration FMCSA Decision Public Roundtable FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Ms. Loretta Bitner, (202) 385-2428, loretta.bitner@dot.gov, Office of Enforcement and Compliance. FMCSA office hours are from 9 a.m. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top TIMES AND DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Services for Individuals With Disabilities SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Meeting Participation TIMES AND DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 22-23, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the ANPRM published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2016 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act I. Background Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Legal Basis Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration What is obstructive sleep apnea? What are the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments A. Submitting Comments B. Viewing Comments and Documents C. Privacy Act II. Legal Basis for the Rulemaking III. Background IV. Questions Existing State Mandatory Vehicle Inspection Programs … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents II. Legal Basis III. Request for Exemption DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before April 21, 2016. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary II. Public Participation and Request for Comments A. Submitting Comments B. Viewing Comments and Documents C. Privacy Act III. Legal Basis IV. Discussion of Proposal A. Section 383.5: New Definition of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act Legal Basis for the Rulemaking Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration Background What is obstructive sleep apnea? What … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments II. Legal Basis III. Request for Exemption IV. Method To Ensure an Equivalent or Greater Level of Safety DATES: Back to Top Comments must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments A. Submitting Comments B. Viewing Comments and Documents C. Privacy Act II. Background DATES: Back to Top FMCSA is extending the initial comment period for the proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments A. Submitting Comments Confidential Business Information B. Viewing Comments and Documents C. Privacy Act II. Executive Summary Purpose and Summary of Major Provisions A. Purpose of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Acronyms and Abbreviations II. Executive Summary III. Legal Basis IV. History of Past Actions A. History of SFDs B. Analytical Basis for the Proposed Changes V. Existing Safety Monitoring and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background/General Issues Raised During Comment Period Discussion of Comments to the NPRM Comments in Opposition to the NPRM No Safety Benefits Issues Related to Markings Issues Related to Replacement Certifications Cost Impacts Other Comments FMCSA … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act II. Executive Summary Purpose and Summary of the Major Provisions Benefits and Costs III. Legal Basis … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act Legal Basis for the Rulemaking Background Discussion of Proposed Rulemaking Amendments to Existing Regulatory Guidance Regulatory Analyses Executive … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Public Participation and Request for Comments Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act II. Executive Summary Purpose and Summary of the Major Provisions Benefits and Costs III. Legal Basis … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Preamble I. Executive Summary A. Purpose and Summary of Major Provisions B. Benefits and Costs II. Public Participation and Request for Comments A. Submitting Comments B. Viewing Comments and Documents … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act I. Background II. Meeting Participation and Information FMCSA Seeks From the Public DATES: Back to Top The listening session will be held on Tuesday, April 14, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Entry-Level Driver Training ELDTAC ELDTAC Membership II. Meeting Participation III. Submitting Written Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act IV. Future Committee Meetings and Rulemaking Calendar DATES: Back to Top The meetings will … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Entry-Level Driver Training ELDTAC ELDTAC Membership II. Meeting Participation III. Submitting Written Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act IV. Future Committee Meetings and Rulemaking Calendar DATES: Back to Top The meeting will … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act Background II. Meeting Participation and Information FMCSA Seeks From the Public DATES: Back to Top The listening sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Submission of Nominations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Submitting Comments Viewing Comments and Documents Privacy Act Background FMCSA's Intent Request for Nominations Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations DATES: Back to Top The deadline for comments and nominations for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments A. Submitting Comments B. Viewing Comments and Documents C. Privacy Act II. Background and Legal Basis for the Rulemaking Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility Motor Carrier Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top September 22, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Mr. Richard Clemente, Transportation Specialist, FMCSA, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, 202-366-4325 or mcpsd@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to … [read more]

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