Regulatory Update – Sept. 17, 2021

Update on Relevant U.S. Regulations

FMCSA Announces Medical Review Board Public Meeting
On Sept. 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the Medical Review Board will hold a virtual public meeting on Sept. 29. The board will review recommendations for how medical examiners should approach the recent recall of machines used to treat sleep apnea.

NHTSA Hosts Public Meeting on Research Portfolio
On Sept. 10, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a public meeting for the agency’s Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices to present information on activities related to priority research programs in vehicle and behavioral safety, including a focused overview session on NHTSA’s research in automated driving systems. The meeting will be held virtually Oct. 19-21.

PHMSA Publishes Updates on Special Permits
On Sept. 8 and 9, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published updates on special permit applications:


PHMSA Announces Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee Meeting
On Sept. 7, PHMSA announced that the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee will hold a virtual public meeting on Sept. 22. The committee will discuss communication with manufacturers, transportation regulations, new technologies and safety practices, global enforcement of air transportation regulations and reducing risks caused by undeclared hazardous materials.

Update on Exemptions

CVSA Active Exemption Tracker
CVSA maintains a list of active exemptions issued by FMCSA. The exemption tracker can be found at under the “Inspections” tab at the top of the page.

Other Items of Interest

CVSA Regulatory and Legislative Update Webinar Recording Available
On Sept. 15, CVSA hosted a webinar on recent and upcoming legislative and regulatory activity. The webinar recording is now available in CVSA Learning. To access the recording, log in to your CVSA member portal, click on the CVSA Learning tab, then select “Roadside” to access the “CVSA Legislative and Regulatory Update” recording.