Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); extension of comment period.
The FMCSA is extending this rulemaking's comment period until October 30, 2000. This is in response to numerous petitions received by the FMCSA from motor carriers, drivers and trucking associations, and several members of Congress requesting an extension of the comment period closing date. The petitioners based their requests on the time required to review the vast body of research, assess the impact of the proposed rules, and provide meaningful comments. The FMCSA is also placing in the docket the pre-publication final report on ``Effects of Sleep Schedules on Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Performance,'' prepared by the Division of Neuropsychiatry, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.