Regulatory Update – September 29, 2023

Update on Relevant U.S. Regulations

FMCSA Requests Comments on “Inspection, Repair and Maintenance” ICR
On Sept. 25, FMCSA  comments on its “Inspection, Repair and Maintenance” information collection request (ICR). The ICR relates to recordkeeping for the inspection, repair and maintenance of CMVs. Comments are due by Nov. 24.

PHMSA Publishes Updates on Special Permits
On Sept. 25, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published updates on special permit applications:

PHMSA Extends Comment Period on “Hazardous Materials: Modernizing Regulations to Improve Safety and Efficiency” ANPRM
On Sept. 21, PHMSA  the comment period on its  advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on “Hazardous Materials: Modernizing Regulations to Improve Safety and Efficiency.” The ANPRM asks about initiatives that may modernize the Hazardous Materials Regulations and improve efficiencies while maintaining or improving a current high level of safety. Comments are now due by Dec. 1.

Update on Exemptions

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

Other Items of Interest

FMCSA Reinstates KSK ELD to List of Registered ELDs
On Sept. 18, FMCSA  KSK ELD to the list of registered electronic logging devices (ELDs). Motor carriers and drivers may now use KSK ELD to record and transfer hours-of-service data.