2016

Click on the headings below to view the full regulatory update for that date.

  • Regulatory Updates – Dec. 21, 2016

    On Dec. 22, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will publish updates on special permit applications

  • Regulatory Updates – Dec. 9, 2016

    On Dec. 8, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule creating minimum training standards for individuals who apply for a commercial driver’s license (CDL), want to upgrade their CDL, or apply for certain endorsements such as hazardous materials, passenger carriers or school buses.

  • Regulatory Updates – Nov. 23, 2016

    On Nov. 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published its monthly report on significant rulemakings.

  • Regulatory Updates – Nov. 10, 2016

    On Nov. 10, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its plan to submit an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval.

  • Regulatory Updates – Oct. 28, 2016

    On Oct. 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published its monthly report on significant rulemakings.

  • Regulatory Updates – Oct. 14, 2016

    On Oct. 14, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued three notices regarding its information collection activities.

  • Regulatory Update – Sept. 30, 2016

    On Sept. 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published its monthly report on significant rulemakings.

  • Regulatory Updates – Sept. 16, 2016

    On Sept. 13, 2016, PHMSA published the draft revision of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s “Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material.”

  • Regulatory Updates – Sept. 2, 2016

    On Sept. 2, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a…

  • Regulatory Updates – Aug. 19, 2016

    On Aug. 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation published its monthly report on significant rulemakings.

  • Regulatory Updates – Aug. 5, 2016

    On Aug. 3, 2016, PHMSA published updates on special permit applications.

  • Regulatory Updates – July 22, 2016

    On July 22, 2016, FMCSA issued a final rule to amend the federal motor carrier safety regulations in response to several petitions for rulemaking from CVSA and ATA, and two safety recommendations from the NTSB.

  • Regulatory Updates – July 8, 2016

    On July 8, 2016, FMCSA announced its plan to submit the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval, and the agency invites public comment on the approval of a new information collection, titled 391.41 CMV Driver Medication Form.

  • Regulatory Updates – June 24, 2016

    On June 22, 2016, NHTSA announced its final rule on lighting and marking on agricultural equipment, adding a new regulation to the CFR that sets forth requirements for lighting and marking on agricultural equipment to improve daytime and night-time visibility.

  • Regulatory Updates – June 10, 2016

    On June 10, 2016, FMCSA announced a request for approval to extend an information collection request titled, “Unified Registration System, FMCSA Registration/Updates.”

  • Regulatory Updates – May 27, 2016

    On May 27, 2016, PHMSA published updates on special permit applications.

  • Regulatory Updates – May 13, 2016

    On May 13, 2016, the U.S. DOT published its monthly report on significant rulemakings.

  • Regulatory Updates – April 29, 2016

    On April 29, 2016, PHMSA announced a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to incorporate and allow the use of the 2015 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XII—Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks for the construction and continued service of cargo tank motor vehicles, cryogenic portable tanks and multi-unit tank car tanks (ton tanks).

  • Regulatory Updates – April 15, 2016

    On April 15, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a noticeannouncing a meeting of the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan Board of Directors.

  • Regulatory Updates – April 1, 2016

    On March 31, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced its final rule, adopting regulatory amendments applicable to the reverse logistics shipments of certain hazardous materials by highway transportation.

  • Regulatory Updates – March 18, 2016

    On March 17, 2016, the U.S. DOT published its monthly report on DOT significant rulemakings.

  • Regulatory Updates – March 4, 2016

    On March 4, 2016, FMCSA released a notice of proposed rulemaking on proposed comprehensive prerequisite training standards for entry-level truck and bus drivers seeking a commercial driver’s license.

  • Regulatory Updates – Feb. 19, 2016

    On Feb. 17, 2016, FMCSA announced its plan to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval, and invites public comment.

  • Regulatory Updates – Jan. 22, 2016

    On Jan. 21, 2016, FMCSA released the agency’s safety fitness determination proposal.

  • Regulatory Updates – Jan. 8, 2016

    On Dec. 30, 2015, FMCSA issued a notice of withdrawal, rescinding the agency’s June 17, 2015 NPRM that called for all commercial motor vehicles to display a label indicating compliance with the federal motor vehicle safety standards in effect as of the date of manufacture.