Question 1: What is the authority of the RDMC to issue provisions as a part of the terms in a Notice of Abatement, Notice of Assessment, Compliance Order and Consent Order?
Guidance: The Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984 (MCSA) of 1984 provided the authority to penalize violators of Notices and Orders issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Regulations were issued under part 386 which specify these penalties. Notices to Abate and Notices of Assessment/Claim generally deal with specific regulatory requirements. Consent Orders and Compliance Orders often require remedial measures not specifically mentioned in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) since the motor carrier’s compliance record often indicates that additional measures are needed to improve safety and compliance with the regulations.