After FMCSA completes a PASA and the applicant has failed the PASA, what will happen next?
Mexico-domiciled motor carrier long haul operations.
FAQ007: After FMCSA completes a PASA and the applicant has failed the PASA, what will happen next?
Answer: FMCSA will deny an application for provisional operating authority if a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier fails the PASA. If a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier fails the PASA, it may reapply for provisional operating authority after 30 days and must pay the required $300 non-refundable filing fee again.
After FMCSA approves the carrier’s application, FMCSA will publish a summary of the application in the FMCSA Register to allow for a 10-day protest period. At the end of that protest period and upon receipt of evidence of insurance and the BOC-3, Designation of Process Agent form, the provisional authority will be issued. At this time, it is unclear how much additional time this will take, but the process from application to issuance of authority can take many months.