The public will be given additional time to voice their opinions regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Hours of Service (HOS) proposal, extending the comment period deadline from February 28th to March 4th.
The reason for this extension, according to truckinginfo.com, is to allow the FMCSA time to review three additional documents they had submitted to the public document at the American Trucking Associations (ATA)’s request, as well as “clerical corrections to both the preamble and the regulatory text of its notice of proposed rulemaking on HOS requirements.”
The three additional documents are as follows (provided by http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=73007)”
-FMCSA-2004-19608-6147 – Response to January 28, 2011, Request from
American Trucking Associations, Inc. for Further Information on the Cumulative
Fatigue Function Used in Docket Item Number FMCSA-2004-19608-4116 Titled
“2010-2011 Hours of Service Rule Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Proposed
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Rule, December 20, 2010″
-FMCSA-2004-19608-6147.1 – An Excel Spreadsheet presenting the information requested by ATA: coefficient estimates, an explanation of the coefficient names, and the formulas for the cumulative fatigue function used in Chapter 4 of the Regulatory Evaluation for the HOS NPRM, and displayed graphically in Exhibit 4-14 of that document.
-FMCSA-2004-19608-6147.2 – An Excel Spreadsheet containing a column of
data using the formula in the HOS Regulatory Evaluation to link the hours
worked in the previous week to fatigue the following week.
Tomorrow, February 17th, the FMCSA will hold a public listening session on changes to the HOS proposal in Arlington, VA at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport Hotel. Those unable to attend are able to watch a live webcast on the FMCSA’s website (www.fmcsa.dot.gov).