2022 Federal Rules & Regulations

Entry-Level Driver Training: State of Alaska; Application for Exemption [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0122]

FMCSA announces its decision to grant a two-year exemption to the State of Alaska from the limitations imposed by the commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations on the State’s ability to issue restricted CDLs.

State Inspection Programs for Passenger-Carrier Vehicles Docket [No. FMCSA–2022–0079]

FMCSA confirms its May 1, 2017, decision to withdraw its April 27, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the establishment of requirements for States to implement annual inspection programs for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) designed or used to transport passengers...

Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0093]

: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval and invites public comment.

Notice and Request for Comment; Motor Vehicle Manufacturer Record Retention [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2022–0011]

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

General Qualifications of Drivers: Small Business in Transportation Coalition; Application for Exemption [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0105]

FMCSA announces its decision to deny the Small Business in Transportation Coalition’s (SBTC) request for an exemption from the requirement that motor carriers not permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) unless the driver is capable of reading and speaking the English language...

Minimum Standards for DLs and IDs Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes, Extended Deadline [Docket Number DHS–2022–0019]

The Department of Homeland Security, will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

Real ID Applicant Information and Documentation [Docket Number—DHS–2022–0018]

The Department of Homeland Security will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

Notice of Request for New Information Collection: Innovative Finance and Equal Access for Over the Road Busses [Docket No. FHWA 2022–0029]

The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval to submit one information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

Commercial Driver’s License: Application for Exemption; National School Transportation Association [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0148]

FMCSA announces its decision to grant the exemption requested by the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) for commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants seeking a school bus endorsement, from the engine compartment portion of the pre-trip vehicle inspection skills testing...

Exportation of Used Self-Propelled Vehicles [1651–0054]

The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

Notice and Request for Comment; Influence of Drivers’ Internal Reasoning on Speeding [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0045]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a proposed collection of information.

Enhancing the Safety of Vulnerable Road Users at Intersections; Request for Information; Extension of Comment Period [Docket No. DOT–OST–2022–0096]

On September 16, 2022, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST–R) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) published in the Federal Register a request for information seeking comments on improving the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vulnerable road...

Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Consolidated Vehicles’ Owner’s Manual Requirements for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0032]

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Lease and Interchange of Vehicles [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0080]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0170]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment.

Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Government 5-Star Safety Ratings Label Consumer Research [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0033]

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Notice and Request for Comment; Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS), Non-Traffic Surveillance (NTS) and Special Studies Data Collection [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2922–0049]

NHTSA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension with modification of a currently approved information collection.

Unique Electronic Identification of Commercial Motor Vehicles [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0062]

FMCSA requests public comment on whether the agency should amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to require every commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operating in interstate commerce to be equipped with electronic identification (ID) technology capable of wirelessly communicating a unique...

New Information Collection: Effectiveness of Third-Party Testing and Minimum Standards for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Knowledge and Skills Tests [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0174]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment.

New Information Collection: Effectiveness of Third-Party Testing and Minimum Standards for CDL Knowledge and Skills Tests [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0174]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. T

Commercial Driver’s License: United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS); Application for Exemptions [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0069]

FMCSA announces its decision to grant United Parcel Service, Inc.’s (UPS) application for an exemption from certain provisions of the Agency’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations.

New Information Collection: Human Factors Considerations in Commercial Motor Vehicle Automated Driving Systems [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0163]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment.

Electronic Logging Device Revisions [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0078]

FMCSA solicits public comment on ways to improve the clarity of current regulations on the use of electronic logging devices (ELD) and address certain concerns about the technical specifications raised by industry stakeholders.

Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0036]

This action proposes revised uniform procedures implementing State highway safety grant programs, as a result of enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or BIL).

Exemption From Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals [Docket No. TSA–2003–14610]

TSA is granting a temporary exemption from requirements regarding the expiration of TSA Security Threat Assessments (STAs) for Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) holders, subject to requirements set forth in this exemption.

Schedule of Vehicle Importation Fees [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0081]

This document proposes fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 and future FYs relating to the registration of importers and the importation of motor vehicles not certified as conforming to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS).

DOT/FMCSA 010—Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse [Docket No. DOT–OST–2022–0029]

In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes to modify and reissue an existing system of records notice titled ‘‘DOT/FMCSA 010, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse)’’.

Qualifications of Drivers: Medical Examiner’s Handbook and Medical Advisory Criteria Proposed Regulatory Guidance [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0111]

FMCSA extends the comment period for its August 16, 2022, notice of proposed regulatory guidance relating to the draft Medical Examiner’s Handbook (MEH), which includes updates to the Medical Advisory Criteria published in the United States Code of Federal Regulations.

Improvements for Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Test Procedures, and Other Technical Amendments [NHTSA–2020–0079]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing minor technical amendments to the test procedures for heavy-duty engines and vehicles to improve accuracy and reduce testing burden.

Request for Information on the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 [Docket ID: CISA–2022–0010]

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to receive input from the public as CISA develops proposed regulations required by the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA).

Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: 391.41 CMV Driver Medication Form [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0133]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the renewal Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment.

Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Transportation of Hazardous Materials; Highway Routing [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0136]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment.

Assessment of the Continued Need for COVID–19 Emergency Declaration, Regulatory Relief for Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0189]

On August 31, 2022, FMCSA announced the extension of its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) Emergency Declaration which provides regulatory relief for motor carriers and drivers engaged in providing direct assistance in continued support of the Nation’s COVID–19 national emergency.

Entry-Level Driver Training: United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS); Petition for Reconsideration of Original Application for Exemption [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0139]

FMCSA announces its decision to deny reconsideration of the Agency’s initial denial of the application for exemption filed by United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS). 

Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0001]

FMCSA amends the regulations for the annual registration fees States collect from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement for the 2023 registration year and subsequent...

Insurance Cost Information Regulation [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0026]

This notice announces publication by NHTSA of calendar year 2022 text and data for the Insurance Cost Information Booklet.

Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Field Study of Heavy Vehicle Crash Avoidance Systems [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0044]

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [CIS No. 2691–21; DHS Docket No. USCIS–2021–0006]

On September 28, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) that proposed to establish regulations to preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to defer removal of certain noncitizens who...

Submission to the OMB for Review and Approval; Evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria Program [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0028]

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing: Application for Exemption; The Trucking Alliance [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0127]

FMCSA announces that it has received an application for exemption from The Trucking Alliance, a group comprised of the following motor carriers: Cargo Transporters; Dupre´ Logistics LLC; Frozen Food Express; J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.; KLLM Transport Services; Knight Transportation; Maverick...

Notice To Establish the Transforming Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) [Docket No. DOT–OST–2022–0080]

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) announces the establishment of the Transforming Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC).

Medical Examiner’s Handbook and Medical Advisory Criteria Proposed Regulatory Guidance [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0111]

FMCSA announces the availability of the draft Medical Examiner’s Handbook (MEH), which includes updates to the Medical Advisory Criteria published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and requests comments on the proposed regulatory guidance.

Commercial Driver’s License: Application for Exemption; National School Transportation Association [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0148]

FMCSA announces that the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has applied for an exemption for commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants seeking a school bus endorsement, from the engine compartment portion of the pre-trip vehicle inspection skills testing requirement, known as...

Incorporation by Reference; North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria; Hazardous Materials Safety Permits [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0128]

FMCSA proposes amendments to its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook containing inspection procedures and Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC) for inspections of shipments of transuranic waste and...

DOT Department Regulatory and Deregulatory Agenda; Semiannual Summary [DOT–OST–1999–5129]

The Regulatory Agenda is a semiannual summary of all current and projected rulemakings, reviews of existing regulations, and completed actions of the Department of Transportation.

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions [DHS Docket No. OGC–RP–04–001]

This regulatory agenda is a semiannual summary of projected regulations, existing regulations, and completed actions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components.

National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; Maintaining Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2009–0139]

The purpose of this final rule is to update the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to provide standards, guidance, options, and supporting information relating to maintaining minimum levels of retroreflectivity for pavement markings.

Electronic Signatures, Forms and Storage for Drug and Alcohol Testing Records [Docket DOT–OST–2022–0027]

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requests public comment on how its regulations for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the federally regulated transportation industry could be amended to allow electronic signatures on documents required to be created and utilized under the...

Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Commercial Motor Vehicle Marking Requirements [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0154]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Consolidated Labeling Requirements for Motor Vehicles (Except the VIN) [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0043]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection.

DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee [Docket No. DHS–2022–0040]

The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the re-establishment of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Department of Homeland Security’s performance of its duties.

Ford Motor Company—Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From Various FMVSS Requirements of for an Automated Driving System-Equipped Vehicle [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0066]

Ford Motor Company (Ford) has petitioned NHTSA for a temporary exemption from certain requirements in seven Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for vehicles that will be equipped with automated driving systems (ADS).

General Motors—Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From Various Requirements of the FMVSS for an Automated Driving System-Equipped Vehicle [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0067]

General Motors (GM) has petitioned NHTSA for a temporary exemption from certain requirements in six Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) for its ADS-equipped vehicle, the ‘‘Cruise Origin.’’

Notice and Request for Comment; Drivers’ Knowledge/Correct Use of New Technology Features in Passenger Vehicles [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0063]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection.

National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure [Docket No. FHWA–2021–0004]

Extreme weather due to climate change threatens the safety and mobility of Americans and challenges the stability of supply chains.

DOT/FMCSA Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) [Docket No. DOT–OST–2022–0035]

In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposes a new system of records titled ‘‘Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot’’ (SDAP) Program.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rear Impact Guards, Rear Impact Protection [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0053]

This final rule upgrades NHTSA’s safety standards addressing rear underride protection in crashes of passenger vehicles into trailers and semitrailers by adopting similar requirements to Transport Canada’s standard for rear impact guards.

Notice and Request for Comment; Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards [Docket No. NHTSA NHTSA–2022–0060]

NHTSA invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a revision of a currently approved information collection.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0061]

This final rule amends the test procedure in section S6.7.3 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, as proposed in the September 17, 2019, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), to specify the single point in time that...

Renewal of a Current Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0158]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment.

Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0081]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the information collection request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to renew the ICR titled ...

Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0189]

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment...

Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Request for Comment; National Driver Register [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0017]

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Entry-Level Driver Training: State of Alaska; Application for Exemption [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0122]

FMCSA announces that the State of Alaska has applied for an exemption from the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) curriculum that requires the Class A CDL applicant to demonstrate proficiency in proper techniques for initiating vehicle movement, executing left and right turns, changing lanes...

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program [Docket No. FHWA–2022–0008]

The FHWA proposes to establish regulations setting minimum standards and requirements for projects funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program and projects for the construction of publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) chargers under certain statutory...

Event Data Recorders [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0021]

NHTSA is proposing to amend its regulations regarding Event Data Recorders (EDRs) to extend the EDR recording period for timed data metrics from 5 seconds of pre-crash data at a frequency of 2 Hz to 20 seconds of pre-crash data at a frequency of 10 Hz (i.e., increase from 2 samples per second to...