Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM); request for comments.
The FHWA seeks public comment concerning use of the ``North American Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria'' (OOS Criteria). During roadside inspections, Federal, State and local safety inspectors use the OOS Criteria as a guide in determining whether to place commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) or drivers of CMVs out-of-service. The OOS Criteria is a list of those violations which are so unsafe that they must be corrected before operations can resume. Correction of other less severe violations can be deferred to a more convenient time and place. The FHWA is seeking public comment on the future scope and effect of the OOS Criteria, which are not part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The agency is also seeking comment on the need to formalize these guidelines.