Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Intermodal Transportation; Withdrawal of Final Rule
Final rule; withdrawal.
On December 29, 1994, the FHWA published a final rule [59 FR 67544] which implemented the Intermodal Safe Container Transportation Act of 1992 (the 1992 Act). On October 11, 1996, the President signed the Intermodal Safe Container Transportation Amendments Act of 1996 (the 1996 Act) which substantially amended the 1992 Act and removed the requirement that the Secretary of Transportation promulgate implementing regulations. The FHWA, therefore, is withdrawing its December 29 final rule. The FHWA has determined that regulations are not necessary to implement the 1992 Act as amended by the 1996 Act. The 1996 Act will become effective on April 9, 1997. The FHA is also amending the applicability provisions of the regulations on controlled substances and alcohol use and testing.