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Certification for Conducting Driver or Vehicle Inspections, Safety Audits, or Investigations

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

FMCSA proposes to incorporate by reference the current policy and practices for FMCSA employees, State or local government employees, and contractors to obtain and maintain certifications for conducting driver or vehicle inspections, safety audits, or investigations. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) requires FMCSA to incorporate by reference in its regulations the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) "Operational Policy 4: Inspector Training and Certification." The CVSA policy is currently Attachment A to FMCSA's "Certification Policy for Employees Who Perform Inspections, Investigations, and Safety Audits." This proposed rule, if adopted, also would replace an interim final rule (IFR) in place since 2002 that referenced the certification procedures published on the FMCSA website. FMCSA proposes to replace selected provisions of the IFR by incorporating by reference the FMCSA policy. No changes would be made to the certification policy or procedures currently followed by individuals to obtain and maintain certification to conduct driver or vehicle inspections, safety audits, or investigations. Other provisions of the IFR would be republished without change.

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