2022 Federal Rules & Regulations

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...

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).

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.

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)’’.

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...

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...

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.

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...

Small Business in Transportation Coalition; Application for Exemption [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0105]

FMCSA announces that the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) has requested an exemption from the requirement that motor carriers not permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle unless the driver is capable of reading and speaking the English language sufficiently to...

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Testing; Application for Exemption: State of Minnesota [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0180]

FMCSA announces its decision to deny the State of Minnesota’s request for reconsideration of the Agency’s 2017 denial of an application for exemption from the regulations governing the commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills testing procedures and practices.

Exemption Renewal for the International Institute of Towing and Recovery [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0111]

FMCSA announces its decision to provisionally renew the International Institute of Towing and Recovery’s (IITR) exemption to allow commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators to secure automobiles, light trucks, and vans using a total of four tiedowns—two fixed and two adjustable—instead of two...

Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Stevens Transport, Inc.; Application for Exemption [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0103]

FMCSA announces that Stevens Transport, Inc. (Stevens) has applied for an exemption from the provisions in our regulations that require a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holder to be accompanied by a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder with the proper CDL class and endorsements seated in...

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Consumer Information; Standard Reference Test Tire [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0067]

This final rule amends several Federal motor vehicle safety standards and consumer information regulations to update the standard reference test tire (SRTT) used therein.

Agency Information Collection Activities: SMART Grant Program [Docket No. OST 2022–0014]

The OST 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.

Agency Information Collection Activities: Annual State Right-of-way Acquisition Data

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

Grant of Petitions for Temporary Exemption From Shoulder Belt Requirement for Side-Facing Seats on Motorcoaches [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0075]

In accordance with the procedures in our regulations, NHTSA is granting 13 petitions from various final stage manufacturers (the petitioners) of motorcoaches for a temporary exemption from a shoulder belt requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ‘‘Occupant crash...

Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operations; Speed Limiting Devices [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0004]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends the comment period for its May 4, 2022, advance notice of supplemental proposed rulemaking concerning its intent to proceed with a speed limiter rulemaking.

U.S. DOT FY22 Safe Streets and Roads for All Funding [DOT–OST–2022–0056]

The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) NOFO for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program.

Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Application for Exemption [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0352]

FMCSA announces its decision to provisionally renew a 2017 exemption from the Federal commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements for drivers who deliver certain newly manufactured motorhomes and recreational vehicles (RVs) to dealers or trade shows before retail sale (driveaway operations).

Agency Request for Information; State Electronic Data Collection Grant Program: Extension of Comment Period [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0030]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received one petition to extend the comment period for a request for information (RFI) notice on the agency’s efforts to develop and implement a new discretionary grant program to increase the number of States, U.S. territories, and...

Notice To Establish the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity [Docket No. DOT–OST–2022–0053]

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) announces the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity. The Secretary has determined that establishing the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity is necessary and in the public interest.

National Hazardous Materials Route Registry

This notice provides revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to FMCSA from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

Notice and Request for Comment; Field Study of Heavy Vehicle Crash Avoidance Systems [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0044]

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 an extension of a currently approved information collection.

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

On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was enacted, directing FMCSA to solicit additional comment on the Agency’s April 27, 2016 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the potential establishment of requirements for States to implement annual...

Entry-Level Driver Training: Application for Exemption; Ohio Department of Education [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0131]

FMCSA announces its decision to deny the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) request for an exemption from the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements.

Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operations; Speed Limiting Devices [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0004]

FMCSA announces its intent to proceed with a speed limiter rulemaking by preparing a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to follow up on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) and FMCSA’s jointly issued September 7, 2016 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on...

New Car Assessment Program; Request for Comments; Extension of Comment Period [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0002]

NHTSA received two petitions to extend the comment period for a Request for comments (RFC) notice on significant updates to the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation of Drug Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0007]

Section 25025 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act requires NHTSA to submit a report to Congress that, in accordance with recommendations made in Recommendations for Toxicological Investigations of Drug-Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities—2021 Update, (1) ‘‘identifies any...

Agency Information Collection Activities: Minimum Standards for Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes [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.

Agency Information Collection Activities: REAL ID Applicant Information and Documentation

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.

Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Investigation-Based Crash Data Studies [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0086]

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. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and...

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.

Notice and Request for Comment; Countermeasures That Work [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0016]

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 reinstatement with modification of a previously approved collection of information.

Notice and Request for Comment; Survey on Driver Awareness of Motorcycles [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0073]

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.

Notice and Request for Comment; Consumer Complaint Information [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0016]

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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.

Request for Comments for a New Information Collection on Safety Performance Target Setting [Docket No. FHWA–2022–0020]

The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new (periodic) information collection.

Request for Comments for a New Information Collection; Traffic Signal Change and Clearance Interval Pooled Fund Study [Docket No. FHWA–2022–0006]

The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new (periodic) information collection.

Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Application for Exemption; Werner Enterprises, Inc. [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0118]

FMCSA announces its decision to grant Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Werner) an exemption from the regulation that requires a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holder operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to be accompanied by a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder with the proper CDL class...

Occupant Protection for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0003]

This final rule amends the occupant protection Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) to account for future vehicles that do not have the traditional manual controls associated with a human driver because they are equipped with Automated Driving Systems (ADS).

Notice and Request for Comment; Evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria Program [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0028]

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.

Notice and Request for Comment; Procedures for Participating in and Receiving Information From the National Driver Register [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2022–0017]

The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must...

Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity

The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for three funding opportunities: The National Infrastructure Project Assistance grants program (Mega), the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highways Projects grants program (INFRA), and the Rural Surface Transportation Grant...

Submission to the Of OMB for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Fatal Crash Seat Belt Use Reporting and Awareness [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0012]

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.

Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs; Extension of Comment Period [Docket DOT–OST–2021–0093]

The U.S. Department of Transportation is extending the comment period for its oral fluid notice of proposed rulemaking.

Submission to the OMB for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Field Operational Test [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0085]

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. 

Make Inoperative Exemptions; Vehicle Modifications To Accommodate People With Disabilities; Modifications by Rental Car Companies [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0031]

This final rule amends NHTSA’s regulations regarding exemptions to the make inoperative prohibition to accommodate disabilities to include new exemptions relating to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) for roof crush resistance, rear visibility, and air bags.

California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Advanced Clean Car Program; Reconsideration of a Previous Withdrawal of a Preemption Waiver [EPA–HQ–OAR–2021–0257; FRL–9325–01–OAR]

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed the reconsideration of its 2019 action withdrawing a 2013 Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver of preemption for California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sale mandate, which are part of California’s Advanced...

Submission to the OMB for Review and Approval: Drivers’ Use of Camera-Based Rear Visibility Systems Versus Traditional Mirrors [Docket No. NHTSA–2019–0082]

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

New Car Assessment Program [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0002]

NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) provides comparative information on the safety performance of new vehicles to assist consumers with vehicle purchasing decisions and to encourage safety improvements.

VIN Requirements; Manufacturer Identification; Certification; Replica Motor Vehicles [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0006]

This final rule implements an exemption program for replica motor vehicles manufactured or imported by low-volume manufacturers, as set forth in Section 24405 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

Commercial Driver’s License Out-of-State Knowledge Test; Withdrawal [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0332]

FMCSA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to allow driver applicants to take the commercial driver’s license (CDL) general and specialized knowledge tests in a State (the testing State) other than the applicant’s State of domicile.

Third Party Commercial Driver’s License Testers; Withdrawal [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0292]

FMCSA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to allow States to permit a third party skills test examiner to administer the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) skills test to applicants to whom the examiner has also provided skills training, a practice now prohibited under FMCSA...

Elimination of Record of Violations Rule [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0224]

FMCSA amends its regulations to eliminate the requirement that drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce prepare and submit a list of their convictions for traffic violations to their employers annually.

Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council; Request for Comment [Docket No. DOT–OST–2022–0016]

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) invites public comment on projects, issues, or topics that DOT should consider through the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council.

Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Authorized Windshield Area for the Installation of Vehicle Safety Technology [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0037]

FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to increase the area on the interior of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) windshields where certain vehicle safety technology devices may be mounted.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Denial of Petitions for Rulemaking [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–00199]

This document denies the September 27, 2021 petitions for rulemaking submitted by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) (‘‘petitioner’’).

Notice and Request for Comment; FMVSS Considerations for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems: Seating Preference Study [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0018]

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.

Commercial Driver’s License Skills Testing: Application for Exemption; American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0172]

FMCSA announces its decision to grant the exemption request of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). AAMVA requested a multi-year exemption on behalf of the State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Virginia to allow the three States to...

Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug [Docket DOT–OST–2021–0093]and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs

The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to amend the transportation industry drug testing program procedures regulation to include oral fluid testing.

Accident Reporting: Change to Regulatory Guidance Concerning the Use of the Term ‘‘Medical Treatment’’

FMCSA announces a revision to its regulatory guidance concerning the use of the term ‘‘medical treatment’’ for the purpose of accident reporting.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment, Adaptive Driving Beam Headlamps [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0013]

This document amends NHTSA’s lighting standard to permit the certification of adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlamps. ADB headlamps utilize technology that actively modifies a vehicle’s headlamp beams to provide more illumination while not glaring other vehicles.

Drug Offender’s Driver’s License Suspension [Docket No. FHWA–2020–0015]

FHWA proposes to amend its regulations governing each State’s certification of whether they choose to enact and enforce drug offender’s driver’s license requirements or choose to oppose enacting or enforcing the drug offender’s driver’s license requirement.

Information Collection Request on Biennial Transportation Performance Management Reporting [Docket No. FHWA–2021–0008]

The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new (periodic) information collection.

Diversion of Highway Revenues; Removal of Obsolete Regulation

Through this final rule, FHWA will remove a regulation from the CFR that has been rendered obsolete by the passage of subsequent legislation

Enhancing Highway Workforce Development Opportunities Contracting Initiative

The recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, authorizes a recipient or subrecipient of a grant provided by the DOT Secretary under Title 23 or 49, United States Code, to implement a local or other geographical or economic hiring...

Qualifications of Drivers; Vision Standard; Correction [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0049]

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2022, FMCSA amended its regulations to permit individuals who do not satisfy, with the worse eye, either the existing distant visual acuity standard with corrective lenses or the field of vision standard, or both, to be physically...

Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Regulatory Guidance Concerning Third Party Testers Conducting the Knowledge Test [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0197]

FMCSA amends its regulatory guidance to explain that FMCSA’s current statutory authorities and regulations do not prohibit third party testers from administering the commercial driver’s license knowledge tests for all classes and endorsements. 

Transportation Research and Development Strategic Plan; Request for Information; Extension of Comment Period [Docket No.: DOT–OST–2021–0160]

On December 30, 2021, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST–R) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published in the Federal Register a request for information seeking input from the public to inform the development of USDOT’s Research, Development...

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.

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. 

COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard [Docket No. OSHA–2020–0007]

OSHA is withdrawing the November 5, 2021, emergency temporary standard (ETS) which was issued to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID–19 by strongly encouraging vaccination.

Notice and Request for Comment; Investigation-Based Crash Data Studies [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0086]

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 extension with modification of a currently approved information collection.

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

FMCSA is proposing reductions in 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 year and subsequent registration...

Notice and Request for Comment; Motorcycle Helmets (Labeling) [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0031]

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

Notice and Request for Comments; Exemption for the Make Inoperative Prohibition To Accommodate People With Disabilities [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0094]

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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.

Notice and Request for Comment; Consolidated Labeling Requirements and Procedures for Selecting Lines To Be Covered by the Theft Prevention Standard [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2020–0069]

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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.

Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection Request: Apprenticeship Pilot Program Docket [No. FMCSA–2022–0002]

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

Design Standards for Highways [Docket No. FHWA–2019–0030]

FHWA amends its regulations governing design standards and standard specifications applicable to new construction, reconstruction, resurfacing (except for maintenance resurfacing), restoration, and rehabilitation projects on the National Highway System (NHS).

VIN Requirements; Replica Motor Vehicles; Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to Federal Safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0006]

On March 9, 2022, the NHTSA issued regulations implementing the Replica Motor Vehicle program. That document included an incorrectly designated paragraph in the final regulatory text for the section titled ‘‘Temporary labels.’’