2020 Federal Rules & Regulations

Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval: National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behaviors [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0008]

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

Rulemaking Procedures Update [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0341]

FMCSA amends its rulemaking procedures by revising the process for preparing and adopting rules and petitions. Also, the Agency adds new definitions, and makes general administrative corrections throughout its rulemaking procedures. These actions are authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface...

Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Rear Impact Guards and Rear Impact Protection [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0211]

FMCSA proposes to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to include rear impact guards on the list of items that must be examined as part of the required annual inspection for each commercial motor vehicle (CMV). In addition, FMCSA proposes to amend the labeling requirements...

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

In 2016, NHTSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend our regulations, ‘‘Make Inoperative Exemptions, Vehicle Modifications to Accommodate People With Disabilities,’’ to include a new exemption relating to the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) for roof crush...

Notice Regarding the Applicability of NHTSA FMVSS Test Procedures to Certifying Manufacturers [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0119]

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Safety Act) prohibits the sale, manufacture for sale, import or introduction into interstate commerce of a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment, unless fully compliant with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS)...

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

FMCSA proposes 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. This requirement is largely duplicative of a separate provision that...

National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Revision [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2020–0001]

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) is incorporated in FHWA regulations and recognized as the national standard for traffic control devices used on all public roads. The purpose of this NPA is to revise standards, guidance, options, and supporting...

Approval of Reinstated Renewal for Information Request: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Skills Testing Delays Annual Survey [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0117]

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 renewal.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Test Procedures [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0109]

NHTSA is issuing this ANPRM to seek public comment on whether any test procedures for any Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) may be a candidate for replacement, repeal, or modification, for reasons other than for considerations relevant only to automated driving systems (ADS). This...

Framework for Automated Driving System Safety [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0106]

NHTSA is requesting comment on the development of a framework for Automated Driving System (ADS) safety. The framework would objectively define, assess, and manage the safety of ADS performance while ensuring the needed flexibility to enable further innovation. The Agency is seeking to draw upon...

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

FMCSA announces that the State of Minnesota seeks reconsideration of its application for exemption from regulations governing commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills testing procedures and practices that was denied on May 9, 2017. Minnesota believes it can deliver its CDL skills testing more...