[Federal Register: February 20, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 34)]
[Rules and Regulations]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
49 CFR Parts 385 and 395
[Docket No. FMCSA-2004-19608]
Hours of Service of Drivers
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
ACTION: Interim final rule (IFR); extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: FMCSA extends the comment period for the Hours of Service of
Drivers interim final rule published on December 17, 2007, for 30 days.
The FMCSA received a request to extend the comment period from the
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on February 7, 2008. The
extension of the comment period will allow all interested parties
additional time to submit comments to the interim final rule.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 17, 2008.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket
Management System Number FMCSA-2004-19608 by any of the following
- Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket
- Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
- Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of
Transportation, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington,
- Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12-140, DOT Building,
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and
docket number or Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for this
rulemaking. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public
Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading
Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to
the ground floor, room W12-140, DOT Building, 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 of all
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78), or you may visit http://docketsinfo.dot.gov.
Public participation: The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is
generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can
obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under
the "help" section of the http://www.regulations.gov Web site and also at the DOT's http://docketsinfo.dot.gov Web site. If you want the
Agency to notify you that your comments were received, please include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the
acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online.
Comments received after the comment closing date will be included
in the docket, and we will consider late comments to the extent
practicable. FMCSA may, however, issue a final rule at any time after
the close of the comment period.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Yager, Driver and Carrier
Operations; or MCPSD@dot.gov. Telephone (202) 366-4325. Office hours
are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 7, 2008, the Advocates for
Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a request on behalf of
themselves, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition, and the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters for an extension of the comment
period in the subject rulemaking proceeding. They stated that the
complexity of the issues involved, including the new analyses provided
in the interim final rule, has required serious evaluation that has
taken up much of its limited staff time. The Advocates requested a 30-
day extension of the comment period which they believe would be in the
public interest and would not prevent the Agency from issuing a final
rule in 2008.
In order to allow petitioners and the general public an opportunity
to provide comprehensive comments on the new analyses included in the
[[Page 9234]] interim final rule published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration on December 17, 2007, the Agency has decided to grant
the petitioner's request to extend the comment period for the
rulemaking by 30 days. The comment period has been extended and
comments must be received on or before March 17, 2008.
Issued: February 13, 2008.
John H. Hill,
[FR Doc. E8-3073 Filed 2-19-08; 8:45 am]
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