Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; General; Intermodal Transportation
Notice; extension of effective date.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has received petitions from APL Land Transport Services, Inc., ``K'' Line America, Inc., and the Intermodal Safe Container Coalition seeking a delay in the June 27, 1995, effective date of the FHWA regulations implementing the provisions of the Intermodal Safe Container Transportation Act of 1992 [Pub. L. 102-548, 106 Stat. 3646, partly codified at 49 U.S.C. 5901-5907 (formerly 49 U.S.C. 501 and 508)]. Because of the complexities of both domestic and international intermodal operations, the FHWA believes these petitions have merit. The FHWA is, therefore, administratively extending the June 27 effective date until September 27, 1995, to allow the agency sufficient time to consider public comment on whether to further extend the effective date until 1996 as requested by the petitioners. In the very near future, the FHWA will publish a separate rulemaking in the Federal Register seeking comment on the petitioners' requests.