Title 49 published on 2012-10-01
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FMCSA amends its May 9, 2011, final rule in response to certain petitions for reconsideration. The 2011 final rule amended the commercial driver's license (CDL) knowledge and skills testing standards and established new minimum Federal standards for States to issue the commercial learner's permit (CLP). The Agency received 34 petitions for reconsideration that covered a wide range of issues. FMCSA granted or denied each of these petitions, by orders available in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. Today's final rule addresses the petitions that were granted.
FMCSA promulgates the regulatory exemptions for the “transportation of agricultural commodities and farm supplies” and for “covered farm vehicles” and their drivers enacted by sections 32101(d) and 32934, respectively, of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Although prior statutory exemptions involving agriculture are unchanged, some of these exemptions overlap with MAP-21 provisions. In these cases, regulated entities will be able to choose the exemption, or set of exemptions, under which to operate. They must, however, comply fully with the terms of each exemption they claim.
FMCSA withdraws its August 27, 2012, direct final rule (DFR) amending the definition of “gross combination weight rating” (GCWR) in 49 CFR parts 383 and 390. The DFR would have taken effect on October 26, 2012. However, the Agency received several adverse comments in response to the DFR and will, therefore develop a notice of proposed rulemaking to request public comments on proposed changes to the GCWR definition.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
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§ 521 - Civil penalties
§ 31136 - United States Government regulations
§ 31301 - Definitions
§ 31302 - Commercial driver’s license requirement
§ 31303 - Notification requirements
§ 31304 - Employer responsibilities
§ 31305 - General driver fitness and testing
§ 31306 - Alcohol and controlled substances testing
§ 31307 - Minimum training requirements for operators of longer combination vehicles
§ 31308 - Commercial driver’s license
§ 31309 - Commercial driver’s license information system
§ 31310 - Disqualifications
§ 31311 - Requirements for State participation
§ 31312 - Decertification authority
§ 31313 - Grants for commercial driver’s license program improvements
§ 31314 - Withholding amounts for State noncompliance
§ 31315 - Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs
§ 31316 - Limitation on statutory construction
§ 31317 - Procedure for prescribing regulations
§ 31502 - Requirements for qualifications, hours of service, safety, and equipment standards
113 Stat. 1766
113 Stat. 1767
115 Stat. 397
119 Stat. 1144
119 Stat. 1726
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 383 after this date.
FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session to solicit ideas and information on the issue of entry-level training for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Specifically, the Agency solicits input on factors, issues, and data it should consider in anticipation of a rulemaking to implement the entry-level driver training (ELDT) provisions in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. Wherever possible, the Agency requests that participants indicate whether the ideas identified are supported by research or data analyses, including cost/benefit considerations. The entire day's proceedings will be webcast.