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FMCSA Petitions for Rulemaking (49 CFR 389.31)

This table includes summary information about all Petitions for Rulemaking received by FMCSA, beginning with those active as of February 2016. This display is required by Section 5204 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

Date Rec’d

Petitioner

Subject

Summary of Petition

Date of Acknowledgement

Decision (Grant/Deny/Pending) and Date of Letter to Applicant

If Granted: Rule ID Number or Final Rule Cite

08/08/2019Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance49 CFR 385.4(b)Amend 49 CFR  385.4(b) to reflect the updated "North American Standard Level VI Inspection Procedures and Out of Service Criteria for Commercial Highway Vehicles Transporting Transuranics and Highway Route Controlled Quantitates of Radioactive Materials as Defined by 49 CFR 173.403."10/24/2019Granted84 FR 52432
8/6/2019Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association49 CFR 391.47Repeal or amend 49 CFR 391.47   
07/29/2019

Scopelitis

Garvin Light Hanson & Feary

Electronic Logging Device (ELD)Modify Appendix A to Subpart B Part 395 Section 4.6.1.2 Functional Specifications for all ELDS.   
07/19/2019Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance49 CFR 382.603Amend 49 CFR 382.603 to require reoccuring alcohol and controlled substance training for supervisors.   
5/10/2019J.B. Hunt49 CFR 390.5Amend guidance question 27 in 49 CFR 390.5   
3/21/2019Florida Fruit & Vegetable AssociationHours of ServiceModify the Hours of Service and ELD for transportation of perishable fruit and vegetable commodities3/26/2019  
3/18/2019Electronic Cooperatives of MississippiMedical Examination DocumentationRequest for utility service vehicles to be exempt from medical examination documentation   

03/12/2019

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Rear Impact Guard Labeling

Amend 393.86 to remove labeling requirement for rear impact guards.

03/15/2019

03/10/2019

Daimler Trucks North America

Windshield Obstructions

Amend 393.60 to allow vehicle safety technologies to be placed lower in the windshield; amend definition of vehicle safety technology in 393.5.

03/21/2019

12/18/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Personal Conveyance

Add a definition of personal conveyance to 49 CFR 395.2 and remove all 395.8 interpretative guidance.

12/17/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Brake Adjustment Limit

Amend 393.47(e) and Appendix G to specify correct readjustment limit for Type 36 Clamp-type brake chambers.

12/18/2018

11/15/2018

Michigan Aggregates Association

Portable Conveyors

Amend 393.4 to add portable conveyors to the list of vehicles that do not require brakes on all vehicles.

01/18/2019

  

11/01/2018

Jerry and Marianne Karth

Rear Underride

Add underride guards to Appendix G and 396.17, and amend definition of Out of Service Criteria.

11/19/2018

GrantedRIN AC31

10/12/2018

Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC)

Broker and Bona Fide Agents Definition 371.2

Amend 371.2 definition of Broker and Bona Fide agents.

02/02/2019

  

08/27/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

NACM Tables

Incorporate NACM chain hook specification tables into § 393.108.

09/09/2018

  

08/27/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

393.130 Guidance

Amend regulatory guidance regarding tiedowns on accessory equipment for heavy vehicles.

09/14/2018

  

08/27/2018

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Rear Impact Guards in Appendix G

Amend Appendix G to require rear impact guards to be inspected as part of the required annual inspection.

09/09/2018

GrantedRIN AC31

07/03/2018

United States Transportation Alliance

Hours of Service and Other Regs

Proposes revisions to hours of service and other rules.

08/01/2018

  

06/14/2018

Small Business in Transportation Coalition SBTC

Exemptions Process in Part 381

Revise application instructions to better accommodate class applications.

N/A

  

04/25/2018

National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)

Commercial Driver’s License

Amend 383.3 to exempt drivers from having to obtain and maintain an HM endorsement to transport Jet A.

06/29/2018

  

10/11/2017

New Hampshire DOT

CDL passenger endorsement

Allow driver without P endorsement to operate certain passenger vehicles.

11/05/2017

  

09/01/2017

Jacob Scroggins

Exemptions in Part 391

Add Pigeon Clubs to 391.2 list of exempt entities.

10/25/2018

  

06/01/2017

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Utility service vehicle definition 395.2

Expand utility service vehicle definition to include internet/broadband services.

06/16/2017

Granted 03/08/2018

 

12/20/2016

Jack James Elias

Hours of Service Rules

Exempt non-driving duty time from the 8-day driving limit calculation.

01/09/2017

  

12/11/2015

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Parts 393 and 396

Amend part 393 to address 396.3(a)(1) OOSC references.

12/29/2015

  

02/20/2015

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Electronic ID

Require electronic identification of all CMVs.

11/02/2015

Granted 11/02/2015

 
05/09/2014Transportation Intermediaries Assoc. TIABonds, Trust: BMC-84, BMC-85Requirements for Bond & Trust Providers.06/06/2014GrantedRIN AC10

10/26/2012

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Securement of Dressed Lumber

Amend cargo securement regulations to address securement of stacks of dressed lumber.

03/25/2013

Granted 9/11/2015

 

07/26/2012

Natl Assoc Deaf

Hearing Requirements

Repeal 391.41(b)(11) regarding hearing requirements for driver qualification.

09/12/2012

  

02/12/2008

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

OOS Orders, Auth to Inspect, etc.

Consolidate OOS provisions; specify who may inspect, etc.

03/25/2008

  

Note: Transportation Intermediaries Assoc. Petition and Related Activity: (1) Letter from TIA to FMCSA Feb 25, 2014, (2) TIA-FMCSA Conference Call Feb 28, 2014, (3) Petition Filed by TIA May 9, 2014, (4) Petition and Letter Acknowledged by FMCSA Jun 26, 2014, (5) TIA Follow-up Letter to FMCSA Oct 14, 2014, (6) Meeting with TIA at FMCSA Mar 4, 2015, (7) TIA Response Letter to FMCSA March 30, 2015, (8) “Broker and Freight Forwarder Financial Responsibility Roundtable” at DOT, May 20, 2016.

Contact Info:

FMCSA
Charles Horan
Director Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety Standards Charles.Horan@dot.gov

Related links:

Archived Petitions for Rulemaking

Petitions for Reconsideration of Rules


Updated: November 15, 2019

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