[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Department of  Transportation Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)






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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Office of the Secretary

14 CFR Chs. I-III

23 CFR Chs. I-III

33 CFR Chs. I and IV

46 CFR Chs. I-III

48 CFR Ch. 12

49 CFR Subtitle A, Chs. I-VI and Chs. X-XII

OST Docket 99-5129

Department Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Summary

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOT.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The regulatory agenda is a semiannual summary of all current 
and projected rulemakings, reviews of existing regulations, and 
completed actions of the Department. The agenda provides the public 
with information about the Department of Transportation's regulatory 
activity. It is expected that this information will enable the public 
to be more aware of and allow it to more effectively participate in the 
Department's regulatory activity. The public is also invited to submit 
comments on any aspect of this agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

General

    You should direct all comments and inquiries on the agenda in 
general to Neil R. Eisner, Assistant General Counsel for Regulation 
and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, 400 7th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-4723.

Specific

    You should direct all comments and inquiries on particular 
items in the agenda to the individual listed for the regulation or 
the general rulemaking contact person for the operating 
administration in Appendix B.

    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call (202) 755-7687.

Table of Contents

Supplementary Information:

Background
Significant/Priority Rulemakings
Explanation of Information on the Agenda
Request for Comments
Purpose
Appendix A - Instructions for Obtaining Copies of Regulatory Documents
Appendix B - General Rulemaking Contact Persons
Appendix C - Public Rulemaking Dockets
Appendix D - Review Plans for Section 610 and Other Requirements
Agenda

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Improvement of our regulations is a prime goal of the 
Department of Transportation (Department or DOT). There should be 
no more regulations than necessary and those that are issued should 
be simpler, more comprehensible, and less burdensome. Regulations 
should not be issued without appropriate involvement of the public; 
once issued, they should be periodically reviewed and revised, as 
needed, to assure that they continue to meet the needs for which 
they originally were designed.

    To help the Department achieve these goals and in accordance 
with Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (58 
FR 51735; October 4, 1993) and the Department's Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979), the Department 
prepares a semiannual regulatory agenda. It summarizes all current 
and projected rulemaking, reviews of existing regulations, and 
completed actions of the Department. These are matters on which 
action has begun or is projected during the succeeding 12 months or 
such longer period as may be anticipated or for which action has 
been completed since the last agenda.

    The agendas are based on reports submitted by the offices 
initiating the rulemaking and are reviewed by the Department 
Regulations Council. The Department's last agenda was published in 
the Federal Register on December 9, 2002 (67 FR 74799). The next 
one is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register in fall 
2003.

    Under the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the United States 
Coast Guard (USCG) and the Transportation Security Administration 
(TSA), and their regulatory authority, have been transferred to the 
new Department of Homeland Security (DHS). See DHS agency code 1625 
for USCG and 1652 for TSA.

    The Department has created an Internet site that provides 
general information about its rulemaking responsibilities and 
activities. This information includes a status report on all 
significant DOT rulemakings that is updated monthly. The web 
address for this site is http://regs.dot.gov.

Significant/Priority Rulemakings

    The agenda covers all rules and regulations of the Department. 
We have classified rules as a DOT agency priority in the agenda if 
they are, essentially, very costly, controversial, or of 
substantial public interest under our Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures. All DOT agency priority rulemaking documents are 
subject to review by the Secretary of Transportation. If the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) decides a rule is subject to its 
review under Executive Order 12866, we have classified it as 
significant in the agenda.

Explanation of Information on the Agenda

    The format for this agenda is required by a spring 2003 
memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget.

    First, the agenda is divided by initiating offices. Then, the 
agenda is divided into five categories: (1) prerule stage, (2) 
proposed rule stage, (3) final rule stage, (4) long-term actions, 
and (5) completed actions. For each entry, the agenda provides the 
following information: (1) its ``significance''; (2) a short 
descriptive title; (3) its legal basis; (4) the related regulatory 
citation in the Code of Federal Regulations; (5) any legal deadline 
and, if so, for what action (e.g., NPRM, final rule); (6) an 
abstract; (7) a timetable, including the earliest expected date for 
a decision on whether to take the action; (8) whether the 
rulemaking will affect small entities and/or levels of government 
and, if so, which categories; (9) whether a Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (RFA) analysis is required (for rules that would have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities); (10) a listing of any analyses an office will prepare or 
has prepared for the action (With minor exceptions, DOT requires an 
economic analysis for all its rulemakings.); (11) an agency contact 
office or official who can provide further information; (12) a 
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Identifier Number (RIN) assigned to identify an individual 
rulemaking in the agenda and facilitate tracing further action on 
the issue; (13) whether the action is subject to the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act; (14) whether the action is subject to the 
Energy Act; and (15) whether the action is major under the 
congressional review provisions of the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act. If there is information that does not fit 
in the other categories, it will be included under a separate 
heading entitled ``Additional Information.''

    For nonsignificant regulations issued routinely and frequently 
as a part of an established body of technical requirements (such as 
the Federal Aviation Administration's Airspace Rules), to keep 
those requirements operationally current, we only include the 
general category of the regulations, the identity of a contact 
office or official, and an indication of the expected number of 
regulations; we do not list individual regulations.

    In the ``Timetable'' column, we use abbreviations to indicate 
the particular documents being considered. ANPRM stands for Advance 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, SNPRM for Supplemental Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking, and NPRM for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. 
Listing a future date in this column does not mean we have made a 
decision to issue a document; it is the earliest date on which we 
expect to make a decision on whether to issue it. In addition, 
these dates are based on current schedules. Information received 
subsequent to the issuance of this agenda could result in a 
decision not to take regulatory action or in changes to proposed 
publication dates. For example, the need for further evaluation 
could result in a later publication date; evidence of a greater 
need for the regulation could result in an earlier publication 
date.

    Finally, a dot ([sbull]) preceding an entry indicates that the 
entry appears in the agenda for the first time.

Request for Comments
General

    Our agenda is intended primarily for the use of the public. 
Since its inception, we have made modifications and refinements 
that we believe provide the public with more helpful information, 
as well as make the agenda easier to use. We would like you, the 
public, to make suggestions or comments on how the agenda could be 
further improved.

Reviews

    We also seek your suggestions on which of our existing 
regulations you believe need to be reviewed to determine whether 
they should be revised or revoked. We particularly draw your 
attention to the Department's review plan in Appendix D.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Department is especially interested in obtaining 
information on requirements that have a ``significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities'' and, therefore, 
must be reviewed under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. If you have 
any suggested regulations, please submit them to us, along with 
your explanation of why they should be reviewed.

    In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, comments are 
specifically invited on regulations that we have targeted for 
review under section 610 of the Act. The phrase (Section 610 
Review) appears at the end of the title for these reviews. Please 
see Appendix D for the Department's section 610 review plans.

Federalism

    Executive Order 13132 requires us to develop an accountable 
process to ensure ``meaningful and timely input by State and local 
officials in the development of regulatory policies that have 
federalism implications.'' ``Policies that have federalism 
implications'' are defined in the Executive order to include 
regulations that have substantial direct effects on the States, on 
the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government. Therefore, we encourage State and local 
governments to provide us with information about how the 
Department's rulemakings impact them.

Purpose

    The Department is publishing this regulatory agenda in the 
Federal Register to share with interested members of the public the 
Department's preliminary expectations regarding its future 
regulatory actions. This should enable the public to be more aware 
of the Department's regulatory activity and should result in more 
effective public participation. This publication in the Federal 
Register does not impose any binding obligation on the Department 
or any of the offices within the Department with regard to any 
specific item on the agenda. Regulatory action, in addition to the 
items listed, is not precluded.

Issued in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2003.

 Norman Y. Mineta,

Secretary of Transportation.
Appendix A - Instructions for Obtaining Copies of Regulatory Documents

    To obtain a copy of a specific regulatory document in the 
agenda, you should communicate directly with the contact person 
listed with the regulation at the address below. We note that most 
if not all such documents, including the Semiannual Agenda, are 
available through our Internet-accessible docket at http://
dms.dot.gov. See Appendix C for more information.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

    (Name of contact person), Federal Highway Administration, 400 
7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

    (Name of contact person), Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

    (Name of contact person), Federal Railroad Administration, 400 
7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

    (Name of contact person), National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

    (Name of contact person), Federal Transit Administration, 400 
7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)

    (Name of contact person), Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation, 400 7th Street SW., Room 5424, Washington, DC 20590.

Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)

    (Name of contact person), Research and Special Programs 
Administration,

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400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

Maritime Administration (MARAD)

    Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration, 400 7th 
Street SW., Room 7210, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-5746.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

    (Name of contact person), Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics,400 7th Street SW., Room 3103, Washington, DC 20590.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    The FAA has a mailing list system for notices and advance 
notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs and ANPRMs). Persons 
interested in obtaining future copies of all of those documents to 
be issued by the FAA or only of those concerning certain parts of 
the Federal Aviation Regulations should request a copy of Advisory 
Circular No. 11-2, which describes the application procedure, by 
calling (202) 267-3484 or by writing to: Federal Aviation 
Administration, Office of Public Affairs, Attention: Public Inquiry 
Center, APA-230, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591.

Office of the Secretary (OST)

    To obtain a copy of a specific regulatory document or to 
receive future copies of the Department's regulatory agenda write 
to: Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement, C-50, 
Office of the General Counsel, Department of Transportation, 
Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-4723.

Appendix B - General Rulemaking Contact Persons

    The following is a list of persons who can be contacted within 
the Department for general information concerning the rulemaking 
process within the various operating administrations.

    FAA - Donald Byrne, Office of Chief Counsel, Regulations and 
Enforcement Division, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 915A, 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-3073.

    FHWA -- Julie Downey, Office of Chief Counsel, 400 7th Street 
SW., Room 4223, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366-0761.

    FMCSA - Suzanne O'Malley, Office of Chief Counsel, 400 7th 
Street SW., Room 8201, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366-
1367.

    FRA -- Ivornette N. Lynch, Office of Chief Counsel, 400 7th 
Street SW., Mail Stop 10, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 
493-6030.

    NHTSA - Steve Wood, Office of Chief Counsel, 400 7th Street 
SW., Room 5219, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366-2992.

    FTA - Richard Wong, Office of Chief Counsel, 400 7th Street 
SW., Room 9316, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366-4011.

    SLSDC - Marc Owen, General Counsel's Office, 400 7th Street 
SW., Room 5424, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366-6823.

    RSPA -- Nancy Machado, Office of Chief Counsel, 400 7th Street 
SW., Room 8405, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366-4400.

    MARAD -- Christine Gurland, Office of Chief Counsel, Maritime 
Administration, 400 7th Street SW., Room 7221, Washington, DC 
20590; telephone: (202) 366-5181.

    BTS -- Robert Monniere SW., Room 3105, Washington, DC 20590; 
telephone: (202) 366-5498.

    OST - Neil Eisner, Office of Regulation and Enforcement, 400 
7th Street SW., Room 10424, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 
366-4723.

Appendix C - Public Rulemaking Dockets

    The public may review or submit comments to the dockets for all 
of DOT via the Internet at the following address: http://
dms.dot.gov. Examples of documents that may be in the dockets are 
proposed rules, public comments received, supporting analyses, 
studies, and reports.

    The public also may review regulatory dockets at, or deliver 
comments on proposed rulemakings to, the Dockets Office at 400 7th 
Street SW., Room PL 401, Washington, DC 20590, 1-800-647-5527. 
Working Hours: 9-5.

Appendix D - Review Plans for Section 610 and Other Requirements
Part I - The Plan 
General

    The Department of Transportation has long recognized the 
importance of regularly reviewing its existing regulations to 
determine whether they need to be revised or revoked. Our 1979 
Regulatory Policies and Procedures require such reviews. We also 
have responsibilities under E.O. 12866 (``Regulatory Planning and 
Review'') and section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act to 
conduct such reviews. This will include the use of plain language 
techniques in new rules and to consider rewriting existing rules 
when we have the opportunity and resources permit. The Department 
is currently conducting a number of reviews of existing rules and 
is engaged in rulemaking actions resulting from these reviews.

Section 610 Review Plan

    Section 610 requires that we conduct reviews of rules that (1) 
have been published within the last ten years and (2) have a 
``significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities'' (SEIOSNOSE). It also requires that we publish in the 
Federal Register each year a list of any such rules that we will 
review during the next year. To better comply with section 610, the 
Department has updated its regulatory review plan published on June 
29, 1981, to accomplish a more systematic review of all of its 
regulations. The Office of the Secretary and each of the 
Department's Operating Administrations (except for FMCSA) have a 
10-year review plan. These reviews are in accordance with section 
610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Other Review Plans

    All elements of the Department, except for the FMCSA and 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), have also elected to use 
this 10-year plan process to comply with the review requirements of 
the Department's Regulatory Policies and Procedures, and Executive 
Order 12866. FAA is using a different approach; FMCSA is 
reconsidering its past approach. The approaches of both are 
described in Part II to this Appendix.

Changes to the Review Plan

    Some reviews may be conducted earlier than scheduled. For 
example, to the extent resources permit, the plain language reviews 
will be conducted more quickly. Other events, such as accidents, 
may result in the need to conduct earlier reviews of some rules. 
Other factors may also result in the need to make changes; for 
example, we may make changes in response to public comment on this 
plan or in response to a Presidentially mandated review. If there 
is any change to the review plan, we will note the change in the 
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Unified Agenda. For any section 610 review, we will provide the 
required notice prior to the review.

Part II - The Review Process
The Analysis

    Generally, the agencies have divided their rules into 10 
different groups and plan to analyze one group each year. For 
purposes of these reviews, a year will coincide with the fall-to-
fall schedule for publication of the Agenda. Thus, Year 1 (1998) 
began in the fall of 1998 and ends in the fall of 1999; Year 2 
(1999) begins in the fall of 1999 and ends in the fall of 2000; and 
so on. We request public comment on the timing of the reviews. For 
example, is there a reason for scheduling an analysis and review 
for a particular rule earlier than we have? Any comments concerning 
the plan or particular analyses can be submitted to the regulatory 
contacts listed in Appendix B, General Rulemaking Contact Persons.

Section 610 Review

    The agency will analyze each of the rules in a given year's 
group to determine whether any rule has a SEIOSNOSE and, thus, 
requires review in accordance with section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act. The level of analysis will, of course, depend on 
the nature of the rule and its applicability.

    Publication of agencies' section 610 analyses list each fall in 
this Agenda provides the public with notice and an opportunity to 
comment consistent with the requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act. We request that public comments be submitted to us 
early in the analysis year concerning the small entity impact of 
the rules to help us in making our determinations.

    In each Fall Agenda, the agency will publish the results of the 
analyses it has completed during the previous year. For rules that 
had a negative finding on SEIOSNOSE, we will give a short 
explanation (e.g., ``these rules only establish petition processes 
that have no cost impact'' or ``these rules do not apply to any 
small entities''). For parts, subparts or other discrete sections 
of rules that do have a SEIOSNOSE, we will announce that we will be 
conducting a formal section 610 review during the following 12 
months. At this stage, we will add an entry to the Agenda in the 
prerulemaking section describing the review in more detail. We also 
will seek public comment on how best to lessen the impact of these 
rules and provide a name or docket to which public comments can be 
submitted. In some cases, the section 610 review may be part of 
another unrelated review of the rule. In such a case, we plan to 
clearly indicate which parts of the review are being conducted 
under section 610.

Other Reviews

    The agency will also examine the specified rules to determine 
whether any other reasons exist for revising or revoking the rule 
or for rewriting the rule in plain language. In each Fall Agenda, 
the agency will also publish information on the results of the 
examinations completed during the previous year.

FAA

    The Federal Aviation Administration, in addition to reviewing 
its rules in accordance with the schedule below, has established a 
process by which the public is asked for its comments on which 
rules need review the most. Any information that the FAA receives 
in connection with its annual section 610 analyses would, of 
course, also be reviewed in the spirit of E.O. 12866. In addition, 
in response to a recommendation of the White House Commission on 
Aviation Safety and Security, the FAA has completed a review of all 
its existing regulations to identify those in need of rewriting as 
performance-based or plain language regulations. The agency also 
reviewed ongoing regulatory projects and proposals to identify 
additional candidates for revision. In all, the agency reviewed 68 
parts of the CFR, containing 3,884 sections, appendices, and 
Special Federal Aviation Regulations. In addition to using plain 
language in its current and future regulations, the FAA intends to 
revise those regulations identified in its study when it has the 
opportunity and resources to do so.

FMCSA

    Due to a lack of resources that would be needed to conduct a 
zero-based review of its regulations, the FMCSA has decided to 
revisit its method of review. FMCSA now anticipates that its review 
process will be identified in the fall 2003 agenda.

Part III- List of Pending Section 610 Reviews

    The Agenda identifies the pending DOT Section 610 Reviews by 
inserting ``(Section 610 Review)'' after the title for the specific 
entry. Also, a Governmentwide list of section 610 reviews can be 
located in an index at the end of the Agenda. For further 
information on the pending reviews, see the Agenda entries.

                                             OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
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   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
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1           14 CFR parts 200 through 212............................................          1998          1999
2           14 CFR parts 213 through 232............................................          1999          2000
3           14 CFR parts 234 through 254............................................          2000          2001
4           14 CFR parts 255 through 298 and part 40................................          2001          2002
5           14 CFR parts 300 through 373............................................          2002          2003
6           14 CFR parts 374 through 398............................................          2003          2004
7           14 CFR part 399 and 49 CFR parts 1 through 11...........................          2004          2005
8           49 CFR parts 17 through 28..............................................          2005          2006
9           49 CFR parts 29 through 39 and parts 41 through 89......................          2006
10          49 CFR parts 91 through 99, 48 CFR parts 1201 through 1253, and new               2007          2008
             parts and subparts.....................................................
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Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of rules analyzed and a summary
14 CFR part 255 -- Carrier-owned computer reservation systems

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[sbull] Section 610: SEIOSNOSE. The rule has a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The Department is 
conducting a comprehensive review to determine whether these rules 
should be readopted. The Department is also looking at ways to lessen 
impacts on small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: Comments will be requested from the affected industry 
to assess the economic impact of any proposed changes.
14 CFR part 256 -- Display of joint operations in carrier-owned 
computer reservation systems
[sbull] Section 610: SEIOSNOSE. The rule has a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The Department's 
review of part 255 may have a potential impact on this regulation. If 
so, we will solicit comments on how to lessen the impact on small 
entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
14 CFR part 257 -- Disclosure of code--sharing arrangements and long-
term wet leases
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 1999. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 258 -- Disclosure of change--of-gauge services
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 1999. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 271 -- Guidelines for subsidizing air carriers providing 
essential air transportation
[sbull] Section 610: SEIOSNOSE. The rule has a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This rule was revised in 1995. If additional updates 
become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 272 -- Essential air service to the Freely Associated 
States
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not currently have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: As indicated below, should the rule later 
become effective, where confusing or wordy language is identified, we 
would make revisions.
[sbull] General: This program governed by this rule was terminated on 
October 1, 1998. By its terms, the provisions of this rule are not 
currently effective. However, the rule specifically states that 
Congress could reestablish the program. Because of these circumstances, 
we recommend that the rule be deleted at this time.
49 CFR part 40 -- Procedures for transportation workplace drug testing 
programs
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. A final rule was published in 2000, 
as a result of a 610 Review. The rule certified that the rule did not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
[sbull] Plain language: The 2000 final rule was written using the plain 
language technique. If confusing or wordy language is further 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: If additional updates become desirable, changes will 
be proposed.
14 CFR part 291 -- Cargo operations in interstate air transportation
[sbull] Section 610: SEIOSNOSE. This rule has a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This rule was revised in 1995. If additional updates 
become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 292 -- International cargo transportation
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This rule does not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This rule was revised in 1995. If additional updates 
become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 293 -- International passenger transportation
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This rule does not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This rule was revised in 1999. If additional updates 
become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 294 -- Canadian charter air taxi operators
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This rule does not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This rule was revised in 1995. If additional updates 
become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 296 -- Indirect air transportation of property
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This rule does not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This rule was revised in 1995. If additional updates 
become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 297 -- Foreign air freight forwarders and foreign 
cooperative shippers associations

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[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This rule does not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This rule was revised in 1995. If additional updates 
become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 298 -- Exemptions for air taxi and commuter air carrier 
operations
[sbull] Section 610: SEIOSNOSE. This rule has a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This rule was revised in 1995. If additional updates 
become desirable, changes will be proposed.
Year 3 (2000 ) List of rules continuing to be analyzed
14 CFR part 240 -- Inspection of accounts and property
Year 5 (Fall 2002) List of Rules that will be analyzed during the next 
year
14 CFR part 300 -- Rules of conduct in DOT proceedings under this 
chapter
14 CFR part 302 -- Review of practice in proceedings
14 CFR part 303 -- Review of air carrier agreements
14 CFR part 313 -- Implementation of the Energy Policy and Conservation 
Act
14 CFR part 314 -- Employee protection program
14 CFR part 323 -- Termination, suspensions, and reductions of service
14 CFR part 325 -- Essential air service procedures
14 CFR part 330 -- Procedures for compensation of air carriers
14 CFR part 372 -- Overseas military personnel charters
Year 3 (Fall 2000) List of Rules analyzed and a summary of the results
14 CFR part 234 -- Airline service quality performance reports
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 2001. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 241 -- Uniform system of accounts and reports for large 
certified air carriers
[sbull] Section 610: SEIOSNOSE. The rule may have an economic impact on 
a substantial number of small air carriers.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 2002. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 243 -- Passenger manifest information
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule applies to a substantial 
number of small entities but does not have an economic impact.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 1998. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 247 -- Direct airport--to-airport mileage records
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 1995. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 248 -- Submission of audit reports
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 1995. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 249 -- Preservation of air carrier records
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 1995. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 250 -- Oversales
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 2000. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 252 -- Smoking aboard aircraft
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 2000. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 253 -- Notice of terms of contract of carriage
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

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[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 1998. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
14 CFR part 254 -- Domestic baggage liability
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: Where confusing or wordy language is 
identified, we will make revisions.
[sbull] General: This section was revised in 1999. If additional 
updates become desirable, changes will be proposed.
OST Note:

    The preceding items were scheduled for review in year-3. 
However, because of limited resources, the agency did not complete 
the analysis as scheduled.

                                         FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
                                             SECTION 610 REVIEW PLAN
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                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
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1           14 CFR parts 1 through 21...............................................          1998          1999
2           14 CFR parts 23 through 34..............................................          1999          2000
3           14 CFR parts 35 through 49..............................................          2000          2001
4 *         14 CFR parts 61 through 77..............................................          2001          2002
5           14 CFR parts 91 through 105.............................................          2002          2003
6           14 CFR parts 107 through 133............................................          2003          2004
7           14 CFR parts 135 through 147............................................          2004          2005
8           14 CFR parts 150 through 169............................................          2005          2006
9           14 CFR parts 170 through 198............................................          2006          2007
10          14 CFR parts 400 through 415............................................          2007          2008
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* FAA will also review all other rules dealing with alcohol and drugs

Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of Rules analyzed and a summary of the results
14 CFR 61 -- Certification: pilots, flight instructors and ground 
instructions
[sbull] Section 610; No SEIOSNOSE. This rule applies to a significant 
number of small entities, but amendments over the past decade do not 
have a substantial economic impact. Accordingly, a periodic review was 
not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: To the extent that the FAA's plain language 
study identified a need for revisions in this part, revisions will be 
made when the FAA has the opportunity and resources to do so.
14 CFR 63 -- Certification: flight crewmembers other than pilots
[sbull] Section 610; No SEIOSNOSE. This rule applies to a significant 
number of small entities, but amendments over the past decade do not 
have a substantial economic impact. Accordingly, a periodic review was 
not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: To the extent that the FAA's plain language 
study identified a need for revisions in this part, revisions will be 
made when the FAA has the opportunity and resources to do so.
14 CFR 65 -- Certification: airmen other than flight crewmembers
[sbull] Section 610; No SEIOSNOSE. This rule applies to a significant 
number of small entities, but amendments over the past decade do not 
have a substantial economic impact. Accordingly, a periodic review was 
not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: To the extent that the FAA's plain language 
study identified a need for revisions in this part, revisions will be 
made when the FAA has the opportunity and resources to do so.
14 CFR 67 -- Medical standards and certification
[sbull] Section 610; No SEIOSNOSE. This rule applies to a significant 
number of small entities, but amendments over the past decade do not 
have a substantial economic impact. Accordingly, a periodic review was 
not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: To the extent that the FAA's plain language 
study identified a need for revisions in this part, revisions will be 
made when the FAA has the opportunity and resources to do so.
14 CFR 70 -- Designation of class A, class B, class C, class D, and 
class E airspace areas; airway routes and reporting points
[sbull] Section 610; No SEIOSNOSE. This rule applies to a significant 
number of small entities, but amendments over the past decade do not 
have a substantial economic impact. Accordingly, a periodic review was 
not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: To the extent that the FAA's plain language 
study identified a need for revisions in this part, revisions will be 
made when the FAA has the opportunity and resources to do so.
14 CFR 73 -- Special use airspace
[sbull] Section 610; No SEIOSNOSE. This rule applies to a significant 
number of small entities, but amendments over the past decade do not 
have a substantial economic impact. Accordingly, a periodic review was 
not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: To the extent that the FAA's plain language 
study identified a need for revisions in this part, revisions will be 
made when the FAA has the opportunity and resources to do so.
14 CFR part 77 --Objects affecting navigable airspace
[sbull] Section 610; FAA will conduct a formal 610 review during the 
following 12 months.

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[sbull] Plain Language: To the extent that the FAA's plain language 
study identified a need for revisions in this part, revisions will be 
made when the FAA has the opportunity and resources to do so.
Year 5 (Fall 2002) List of rules that will be analyzed during the next 
year
14 CFR part 35 -- Airworthiness standards: propellers
14 CFR part 36 -- Noise standards: aircraft type and airworthiness
14 CFR part 39 -- Airworthiness directives
14 CFR part 43 -- Maintenance, preventive maintenance; rebuilding and 
alteration
14 CFR part 45 -- Identification and registration marking
14 CFR part 47 -- Aircraft registration
14 CFR part 49 -- Recording of aircraft titles and security
FAA Note:

    The preceding parts for analysis were erroneously listed in the 
Fall 2001 Regulatory Agenda in the list of completed analyses and 
identified for review in the following year. While the FAA's 10-
year plan called for completion of these analyses before the Fall 
2002, lack of available resources prevented this. In addition, the 
10-year plan calls for analysis of 14 CFR parts 91-105 in this 
coming year; resources are not available, however, to analyze these 
parts. Should resources become available during the year, the FAA 
will announce its intention to analyze some or all of these parts 
in the Federal Register.

                                         FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
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                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1           None....................................................................          1998          1999
2           None....................................................................          1999          2000
3           23 CFR parts 450, 657 and 771...........................................          2000          2001
4           23 CFR parts 1-260......................................................          2001          2002
5           23 CFR parts 420, 460-480...............................................          2002          2003
6           23 CFR part 500.........................................................          2003          2004
7           23 CFR parts 600-656, 658-669...........................................          2004          2005
8           23 CFR parts 710-924....................................................          2005          2006
9           23 CFR parts 1200-1252..................................................          2006          2007
10          New parts and subparts..................................................          2007          2008
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Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of rules analyzed and a summary of the results
23 CFR part 1 -- General management and administration
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This section applies primarily to 
State transportation agencies that are not small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: FHWA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
23 CFR part 140 -- Payment procedures
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. These rules apply primarily to State 
transportation agencies that are not small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: FHWA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
23 CFR part 172 -- Administration of engineering and design related 
service contracts
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. These rules apply primarily to State 
transportation agencies that are not small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: The FHWA recently issued a final rule updating 
the regulation to comply with new law and used plain language 
techniques to update the rule.
23 CFR part 180 -- Credit assistance for surface transportation 
projects
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This rule implements a Federal 
credit assistance program for surface transportation projects. There 
will be a substantial economic impact on the projects funded. 
Applicants are usually States and large public or quasi-public 
entities.
[sbull] Plain language: FHWA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision. The regulation is written 
clearly.
23 CFR part 190 -- Incentive procedures for controlling outdoor 
advertising on the interstate system
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. These rules apply primarily to State 
transportation agencies that are not small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: FHWA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
23 CFR part 192 -- Drug offenders driver's license suspension
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This regulation applies primarily to 
State transportation agencies not to small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: FHWA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision as the rule is clearly 
written.
[sbull] 23 CFR part 200 -- Title VI program and related statutes-
implementation and review procedures
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. These rules provide requirements and 
guidelines to State highway agencies to implement the Title VI Program 
requirement and do not impact small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: FHWA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision; however, if it is necessary 
for the FHWA to update these rules, plain language techniques will be 
used.
23 CFR part 230 -- External equal employment opportunity programs

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[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This regulation applies to the State 
transportation agencies, not to small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: FHWA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
23 CFR part 260 -- Education and training programs
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This regulation establishes 
authority for Fellowship and Scholarship programs and the funding to 
conduct the program. It does not impact on small entities.
[sbull] Plain language: FHWA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
Year 5 (Fall 2002) List of rules to be analyzed during the next year
23 CFR part 420 -- Planning and research program administration
23 CFR part 460 -- Public road mileage for apportionment of highway 
safety funds
23 CFR part 470 -- Highway systems
23 CFR part 476 -- Interstate highway system
Federal-Aid Highway Program

    The FHWA has adopted regulations in title 23 of the CFR, 
chapter I, related to the Federal-aid highway program. These 
regulations implement and carry out the provisions of Federal law 
relating to the administration of Federal aid for highways. The 
primary law authorizing Federal aid for highways is chapter 1 of 
title 23 of the USC. Section 145 of title 23 expressly provides 
that chapter 1 provides for a federally assisted State program. For 
this reason, the regulations adopted by the FHWA in title 23 of the 
CFR primarily relate to requirements that States must meet to 
receive Federal funds for the construction and other work related 
to highways.

    Because the regulations in title 23 primarily relate to States, 
which are not defined as small entities under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, the FHWA believes that its regulations in title 23 
do not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities. The FHWA solicits public comment on this 
preliminary conclusion.

                                 NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
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                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1           49 CFR parts 501 through 526 and 571.213................................          1998          1999
2           49 CFR parts 571.131 and 571.220 through 571.222........................          1999          2000
3           49 CFR parts 591 through 594............................................          2000          2001
4           49 CFR parts 571.101 through 571.110 and 571.135........................          2001          2002
5           49 CFR parts 529 through 579, except part 571...........................          2002          2003
6           49 CFR parts 571.111 through 571.129 and parts 580 through 590..........          2003          2004
7           49 CFR part 571.201 through 571.212.....................................          2004          2005
8           49 CFR parts 571.214 through 571.219....................................          2005          2006
9           49 CFR parts 571.223 through 571.304, part 500 and new parts and                  2006          2007
             subparts under 49 CFR..................................................
10          23 CFR parts 1200s and 1300s and new parts and subparts under 23 CFR....          2007          2008
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of rules analyzed and a summary of the results
49 CFR parts 571.101 -- Standard No. 101; Controls and displays
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.102 -- Standard No. 102; Transmission shift lever 
sequence starter interlock, and transmission braking effect
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.103 -- Standard No. 103; Windshield defrosting and 
defogging systems
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.104 -- Standard No. 104; Windshield wiping and washing 
systems
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.105 -- Standard No. 105; Hydraulic and electric brake 
systems
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.106 -- Standard No. 106; Brake hoses
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.

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[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.107 -- Standard No. 107; [Reserved]
49 CFR parts 571.108 -- Standard No. 108; lamps, reflective devices, 
and associated equipment
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.109 -- Standard No. 109; New pneumatic tires
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.110 -- Standard No. 110; Tire selection and rims
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
49 CFR parts 571.135 -- Standard No. 135; Passenger car brake systems
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The economic impact on small 
entities of these rules will not be significant. Accordingly, a 
periodic review was not required.
[sbull] Plain Language: NHTSA's plain language review of these rules 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
Year 5 (Fall 2002) list of rules that will be analyzed during the next 
year
49 CFR part 529 -- Manufacturers of multistage automobiles
49 CFR part 531 -- Passenger automobile average fuel economy standards
49 CFR part 533 -- Light truck fuel economy standards
49 CFR part 535 -- 3-year carryforward and carryback of credits for 
light trucks
49 CFR part 537 -- Automotive fuel economy reports
49 CFR part 538 -- Manufacturing incentives for alternative fuel 
vehicles
49 CFR part 541 -- Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard
49 CFR part 542 -- Procedures for selecting lines to be covered by the 
theft prevention standard
49 CFR part 543 -- Exemption from vehicle theft prevention standard
49 CFR part 544 -- Insurer reporting requirements
49 CFR part 551 -- Procedural rules
49 CFR part 552 -- Petitions for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance 
orders
49 CFR part 553 -- Rulemaking procedures
49 CFR part 554 -- Standards enforcement and defect investigation
49 CFR part 555 -- Temporary exemption from motor vehicle safety and 
bumper standards
49 CFR part 556 -- Exemption for inconsequential defect or non-
compliance
49 CFR part 557 -- Petitions for hearing on notification and remedy of 
defects
49 CFR part 564 -- Replacement light source information
49 CFR part 565 -- Vehicle identification number requirements
49 CFR part 566 -- Manufacturer identification
49 CFR part 567 -- Certification
49 CFR part 568 -- Vehicles manufactured in two or more stages
49 CFR part 569 -- Regrooved tires
49 CFR part 570 -- Vehicle in use inspection standards
49 CFR part 572 -- Anthropomorphic test devices
49 CFR part 573 -- Defect and noncompliance reports
49 CFR part 574 -- Tire identification and recordkeeping
49 CFR part 575 -- Consumer information regulations
49 CFR part 576 -- Record retention
49 CFR part 577 -- Defect and noncompliance notification
49 CFR part 578 -- Civil penalties
49 CFR part 579 -- Defect and noncompliance responsibility

                                         FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1           49 CFR parts 200 through 201............................................          1998          1999
2           49 CFR parts 207, 209, 211, 215, and 256................................          1999          2000
3           49 CFR parts 210, 212, 214, and 217.....................................          2000          2001
4           49 CFR part 219.........................................................          2001          2002
5           49 CFR parts 218 and 221................................................          2002          2003
6           49 CFR parts 216 and 228 through 229....................................          2003          2004
7           49 CFR parts 223 and 233................................................          2004          2005

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8           49 CFR parts 225, 231, and 234..........................................          2005          2006
9           49 CFR parts 235 through 236, 250, 260, and 266.........................          2006          2007
10          49 CFR parts 213, 220, 230, 232, 239, 240, and 265......................          2007          2008
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Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of rules analyzed and a summary of the results
49 CFR part 219 -- Control of alcohol and drug regulations
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. These are minimum Federal standards 
for control of alcohol and drug use. To FRA's knowledge, the control of 
alcohol and drug use regulation has not imposed any significant burden 
on any small railroad. The smallest railroads are exempt from many of 
the rule's provisions.
[sbull] Plain Language: FRA's plain language review of this rule 
indicates no need for substantial revision.
[sbull] General: Having minimum Federal standards for control of 
alcohol and drug use will provide safety and security not only for 
railroad employees but also for the general public.
49 CFR part 214 -- Railroad workplace safety regulations
[sbull] Section 610: In the Fall 2001 Regulatory Agenda, FRA determined 
that subpart B of 49 CFR part 214 has a SEIOSNOSE. Therefore, FRA 
solicits comments regarding how this regulation can be amended to 
reduce its impact on small entities.
49 CFR part 215 -- Railroad freight car safety standards
[sbull] Section 610: In the Fall 2000 Regulatory Agenda, FRA determined 
that 49 CFR part 215 has a SEIOSNOSE. Therefore, FRA solicits comments 
regarding how this regulation can be amended to reduce its impact on 
small entities.
Year 5 (Fall 2002) List of rules that will be analyzed during the next 
year
49 CFR part 218 -- Railroad operating practice regulations
49 CFR part 221 -- Rear end marking device regulations

                                         FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1           None....................................................................          1998          1999
2           None....................................................................          1999          2000
3           None....................................................................          2000          2001
4           49 CFR part 661.........................................................          2001          2002
5           49 CFR part 665.........................................................          2002          2003
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of rules analyzed and a summary of the results
49 CFR part 661 --Buy America requirements-Surface Transportation 
Assistance Act of 1982, as amended
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. Some small entities may be affected, 
but the economic impact on small entities will not be significant.
[sbull] Plain language: FTA's plain language review indicates no need 
for substantial revision.
[sbull] General: Part 661 contains provisions to mitigate the burden on 
small entities by providing a process for affected small entities to 
request waivers from some provisions.
49 CFR part 665 -- Bus testing
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. Some small entities may be affected, 
but the economic impact on small entities will not be significant. FTA 
plans to issue a final rule.
[sbull] Plain language: FTA's plain language review indicates no need 
for substantial revision.
[sbull] General: Part 665 provides for bus testing procedures.

                                             MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1           46 CFR parts 201 through 207............................................          1998          1999
2           46 CFR parts 221 through 232............................................          1999          2000
3           46 CFR parts 249 through 295............................................          2000          2001
4           46 CFR part 298.........................................................          2001          2002
5           46 CFR parts 307 through 310............................................          2002          2003
6           46 CFR parts 315 through 399............................................          2003          2004
7           46 CFR parts 340 and 347................................................          2004          2005
8           46 CFR parts 349 through 380............................................          2005          2006

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9           46 CFR parts 381 through 387............................................          2006          2007
10          46 CFR parts 390 through 391............................................          2007          2008
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Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of Rules analyzed and a summary of the results
46 CFR part 298 -- Obligation Guarantees
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. Some small entities may be affected, 
but the economic impact on small entities will not be significant.
[sbull] Plain Language: These regulations were rewritten in plain 
language in 2000.
[sbull] General: In 2000, MARAD amended part 298 by simplifying 
existing administrative practices governing ship financing guarantees. 
The revisions simplify the process for applicants. MARAD will continue 
to review these regulations and make additional changes when 
appropriate.
Year 5 (Fall 2002) List of Rules that will be analyzed during the next 
year
46 CFR part 307 -- Establishment of mandatory position reporting system 
for vessels
46 CFR part 308 -- War risk insurance
46 CFR part 309 -- Values for war risk insurance
46 CFR part 310 -- Merchant marine training

                                   RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS ADMINSTRATION
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
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                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1           49 CFR sections 171.15, 171.16 (incident reports).......................          1998          1999
2           49 CFR parts 106 and 107 (hazardous materials safety procedures), 171             1999          2000
             (general hazmat requirements), 190 (pipeline safety procedures), and
             195 (hazardous liquid pipeline corrosion control)......................
3           49 CFR parts 174, 177 (rail and highway carriage), 191 (gas pipeline              2000          2001
             transportation reports), and 192 (gas pipeline corrosion control)......
4           49 CFR parts 176 (vessel carriage) and 199 (pipeline employee drug and            2001          2002
             alcohol testing).......................................................
5           49 CFR parts 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, and 178 (Applicable to those           2002          2003
             sections of the above parts that pertain to radioactive material, only)
6           49 CFR parts 172, 173, 174, 176, and 178 (explosives), and 193                    2003          2004
             (liquefied natural gas facilities), and parts 172, 173, 178, and 180
             (cylinders)............................................................
7           49 CFR 173 (shipper requirements) and 194 (onshore oil pipeline response          2004          2005
             plans).................................................................
8           49 CFR parts 178 (non-bulk packaging) and 195 (hazardous liquid pipeline          2005          2006
             transportation)........................................................
9           49 CFR parts 178 through 180 (bulk packaging) and 198 (State pipeline             2006          2007
             safety grants).........................................................
10          49 CFR parts 172 (communications, emergency response, training and                2007          2008
             hazmat table) and 175 (air carriage)...................................
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Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of Rules analyzed and a summary of the results
49 CFR part 176 -- Carriage by vessel
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. The requirements apply to ocean-
going vessels and to coastal and inland water transportation. Most 
operators of ocean-going vessels are not small entities. Further, the 
requirements are consistent with international standards applicable to 
vessel transportation and, therefore, impose few additional costs of 
doing business on ocean-going vessels. Vessels operating in domestic 
transportation are also permitted to utilize international standards in 
place of these requirements; domestic vessel operators incur only 
minimal costs incurred as a result of normal business practices. 
Finally, the requirements have little or no impact on entry to or exit 
from the industry.
[sbull] Plain language: As resources permit, RSPA will rewrite 
regulations using plain language techniques.
Year 5 (Fall 2002) List of rules that will be analyzed during the next 
year (Note: Those sections of the following parts that pertain to 
radioactive materials, only.)
49 CFR part 172 -- Hazardous materials table, special provisions, 
hazardous materials communications, emergency response information, and 
training requirements
49 CFR part 173 -- Shippers--general requirements for shipments and 
packagings
49 CFR part 174 -- Carriage by rail
49 CFR part 175 -- Carriage by aircraft
49 CFR part 176 -- Carriage by vessel
49 CFR part 177 -- Carriage by public highway
49 CFR part 178 -- Specifications for packagings

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                                       BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
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                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1           14 CFR part 241, Form 41................................................          1998          1999
2           14 CFR part 241, Schedule T-100, and part 217...........................          1999          2000
3           14 CFR part 298, 49 CFR 1420............................................          2000          2001
4           14 CFR part 241, section 19-7...........................................          2001          2002
5           14 CFR part 291.........................................................          2002          2003
6           14 CFR part 234.........................................................          2003          2004
7           14 CFR part 249.........................................................          2004          2005
8           14 CFR part 248.........................................................          2005          2006
9           14 CFR part 250.........................................................          2006          2007
10          14 CFR part 374a, ICAO..................................................          2007          2008
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Year 4 (Fall 2001) List of Rules analyzed and a summary of the results
14 CFR part 241, section 19-7 -- Passenger Origin and Destination 
Survey
[sbull] Section 610: No SEIOSNOSE. This data collection applies only to 
large entities.
[sbull] General: This rule is being reviewed as part of an overall 
aviation data requirements review and modernization program, which will 
also take into account the plain language initiative.
Year 5 (Fall 2002) List of Rules that will be analyzed during the next 
year
14 CFR part 291 -- Cargo operations in interstate air transportation

                                  SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
                                          SECTION 610 AND OTHER REVIEWS
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                                                                                        Analysis
   Year                            Regulations To Be Reviewed                             Year       Review Year
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1           33 CFR parts 401 through 403............................................          1998          1999
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                                     Office of the Secretary--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1864        Mentor/Protege Program..............................................................     2105-AD20
1865        [rplus]Review of Data Filed by Certificated or Commuter Air Carriers To Support          2105-AD25
            Continuing Fitness Determinations...................................................
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                                  Office of the Secretary--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1866        [rplus]Aviation Data Requirements Review and Modernization Program..................     2105-AC71
1867        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel..........................     2105-AC97
1868        Drug and Alcohol Management Information System Reporting............................     2105-AD14
1869        Procedures for Compensation of Air Carriers.........................................     2105-AD27
1870        Transportation Acquisition Regulation...............................................     2105-AD28
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                                    Office of the Secretary--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1871        Use of Direct Final Rulemaking......................................................     2105-AC11
1872        Overbooking of Flights: Elimination of Airport Notice Signs.........................     2105-AC45
1873        Fees and Charges for Special Services: Reinvention..................................     2105-AC47
1874        [rplus]Computer Reservations System Regulations Comprehensive Review................     2105-AC65

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1875        [rplus]Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With                2105-AC83
            Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations......
1876        [rplus]Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Standards......................     2105-AC86
1877        Participation by Minority Business Enterprises (DBE) in Department of Transportation     2105-AC89
            Financial Assistance Programs: Threshold Requirements and Other Technical Revisions.
1878        Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation      2105-AC91
            Programs............................................................................
1879        Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs....................................     2105-AC96
1880        Over-the-Road Buses: Extension of Due Date for Information Collection...............     2105-AC98
1881        Standard Time Zone Boundary in the State of North Dakota: Morton County.............     2105-AD03
1882        Reporting Requirement for Air Carriers Regarding Disability-Related Complaints......     2105-AD04
1883        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs and Activities Receiving or     2105-AD05
            Benefitting From Federal Financial Assistance; Transportation Services for
            Individuals With Disabilities (ADA).................................................
1884        Standard Time Zone Boundary in the State of North Dakota: Proposed Relocation of         2105-AD17
            Sioux County........................................................................
1885        Maintenance of and Access to Records Pertaining to Individuals......................     2105-AD18
1886        Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Airport Concessionaires Size Standards.....     2105-AD21
1887        Maintenance of and Access to Records About Individuals..............................     2105-AD22
1888        Privacy Act of 1974.................................................................     2105-AD23
1889        [rplus]Extension of Computer Reservation Systems (CRS) Regulations..................     2105-AD24
1890        Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs...........     2105-AD26
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                                   Office of the Secretary--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1891        Policy Statement on Airline Preemption..............................................     2105-AA46
1892        [rplus]Accessibility of Passenger Vessels to Individuals With Disabilities..........     2105-AB87
1893        Use of Oxygen by Air Carrier Passengers.............................................     2105-AC29
1894        [rplus]Domestic Passenger Manifest Information......................................     2105-AC62
1895        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide              2105-AD01
            Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace Grants.........................................
1896        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)/Governmentwide Requirements     2105-AD07
            for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance)......................................
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                                   Office of the Secretary--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1897        Direct Flights......................................................................     2105-AA73
1898        [rplus]Statement of Enforcement Policy on Rebating..................................     2105-AB39
1899        Electronic Filing Option in DOT Proceedings.........................................     2105-AC79
1900        Nondiscrimination in Air Travel; Boarding Where Level-Entry Is Unavailable..........     2105-AC81
1901        Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in Department of               2105-AC88
            Transportation Programs: Memorandum of Understanding With Small Business
            Administration; Uniform Forms and Other Revisions...................................
1902        Board for Correction of Military Records of the Coast Guard.........................     2105-AD19
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                            Transportation Security Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1903        [rplus]Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees..     2110-AA01

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1904        [rplus]Aviation Security Infrastructure Fees........................................     2110-AA02
1905        [rplus]Civil Aviation Security Rules................................................     2110-AA03
1906        [rplus]Security Programs for Aircraft Weighing 12,500 Pounds or More................     2110-AA04
1907        [rplus]Private Charter Security Rules...............................................     2110-AA05
1908        Protection of Sensitive Security Information in Information Circulars for                2110-AA07
            Nonaviation Modes of Transportation.................................................
1909        [rplus]Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Records Checks: Escorted Access...........     2110-AA08
1910        Investigative and Enforcement Procedures............................................     2110-AA09
1911        [rplus]Protection of Sensitive Security Information for All Modes of Transportation.     2110-AA10
1912        [rplus]Security Threat Assessments for Federal Aviation Administration Certificate       2110-AA14
            Holders and Applicants..............................................................
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                                       U.S. Coast Guard--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1913        Safety and Security Zone Regulations................................................     2115-AA97
1914        Special Anchorage Areas/Anchorage Grounds Regulations...............................     2115-AA98
1915        [rplus]Discharge-Removal Equipment for Vessels Carrying Oil (CGD 90-068)............     2115-AD66
1916        Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (CGD 91-035)..................     2115-AD90
1917        Reporting Marine Casualties (USCG-2000-6927)........................................     2115-AD98
1918        [rplus]Escort Vessels for Certain Tankers (CGD 91-202)..............................     2115-AE10
1919        State Access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (CGD 92-014).....................     2115-AE19
1920        Handling of Explosives or Other Dangerous Cargoes Within or Contiguous to Waterfront     2115-AE22
            Facilities (USCG-1998-4302).........................................................
1921        Regatta and Marine Parade Regulations...............................................     2115-AE46
1922        Drawbridge Regulations..............................................................     2115-AE47
1923        [rplus]Escort Vessels in Certain U.S. Waters (CGD 91-202a)..........................     2115-AE56
1924        Regulated Navigation Areas..........................................................     2115-AE84
1925        [rplus]Marine Transportation-Related Facility Response Plans for Hazardous               2115-AE87
            Substances (USCG-1999-5705).........................................................
1926        [rplus]Tank Vessel Response Plans for Hazardous Substances (USCG-1998-4354).........     2115-AE88
1927        Numbering of Undocumented Barges (USCG-1998-3798)...................................     2115-AF13
1928        Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels (USCG 1999-6224)...............     2115-AF23
1929        [rplus]Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on          2115-AF26
            Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW)
            (CGD 95-062)........................................................................
1930        Limited Service Domestic Voyage Load Lines for River Barges on Lake Michigan (USCG-      2115-AF38
            1998-4623)..........................................................................
1931        Outer Continental Shelf Activities (USCG-1998-3868).................................     2115-AF39
1932        Fire-Suppression Systems and Voyage Planning for Towing Vessels (USCG 2000-6931)....     2115-AF53
1933        Rules of Practice, Procedure, and Evidence for Administrative Proceedings of the         2115-AF59
            Coast Guard (USCG 1998-3472)........................................................
1934        [rplus]Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements; Vessel Response Plans for Oil       2115-AF60
            (USCG-1998-3417)....................................................................
1935        Deepwater Ports (USCG-1998-3884)....................................................     2115-AF63
1936        Commercial Diving Operations (USCG-1998-3786).......................................     2115-AF64
1937        [rplus]Improvements to Maritime Safety in Puget Sound-Area Waters (USCG-1998-4501)..     2115-AF68
1938        Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (USCG-1998-4399).....................     2115-AF75
1939        Anchorage Ground; Safety Zone; Speed Limit; Tongass Narrows and Ketchikan, AK (CGD17-    2115-AF81
            99-002).............................................................................
1940        Training and Qualifications for Personnel on Passenger Ships (USCG 1999-5610).......     2115-AF83
1941        Alternate Hull Examination Program for Certain Passenger Vessels, and Underwater         2115-AF95
            Surveys for Passenger, Nautical School, and Sailing School Vessels (USCG-2000-6858).
1942        Cargo Securing on Vessels Operating in U.S. Waters (USCG-2000-7080).................     2115-AF97
1943        Allowing Alternative Source to Incandescent Lights, and Establishing Standards for       2115-AF98
            New Lights, in Private Aids to Navigation (USCG-2000-7466)..........................
1944        Wearing of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) by Certain Children Aboard Recreational     2115-AG04
            Vessels (USCG-2000-8589)............................................................
1945        [rplus]Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment                2115-AG05
            Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions (USCG-2001-8661)..................
1946        [rplus]Post Casualty Drug and Alcohol Testing (USCG-2001-8773)......................     2115-AG07
1947        [rplus]Vessel Documentation: Lease Financing for Vessels Engaged in the Coastwise        2115-AG08
            Trade (USCG-2001-8825)..............................................................

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1948        Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) (USCG-2001-8826)............     2115-AG09
1949        Territorial Seas, Navigable Waters, and Jurisdiction (USCG-2001-9044)...............     2115-AG13
1950        Federal Requirements for Propeller Injury Avoidance Measures (USCG 2001-10163)......     2115-AG18
1951        [rplus]Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S.         2115-AG21
            Waters (USCG-2001-10486)............................................................
1952        Safety Zones for Outer Continental Shelf Facilities in the Gulf of Mexico (CGD08-01-     2115-AG22
            025)................................................................................
1953        Update of Rules on Aids to Navigation Affecting Buoys, Sound Signals, International      2115-AG25
            Rules at Sea, Communications Procedures, and Large Navigational Buoys (USCG-2001-
            10714)..............................................................................
1954        Marine Events: Permit Procedures (USCG-2001-10713)..................................     2115-AG26
1955        Drawbridge Operations Regulations; Revisions (USCG-2001-10881)......................     2115-AG27
1956        [rplus]Alternate Tonnage Convention: Small Passenger Vessels........................     2115-AG29
1957        Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes (USCG-2002-11288).............................     2115-AG30
1958        Safety Zone for Outer Continental Shelf Facility in the Gulf of Mexico (CGD08-01-        2115-AG31
            043)................................................................................
1959        Wearing of Personal Flotation Devices by Persons Operating or Riding on Personal         2115-AG32
            Watercraft or Being Towed Behind Recreational Vessels (USCG-2002-11421).............
1960        Notifications of Arrival and Departure in Ports or Places in the United States (USCG-    2115-AG35
            2001-11865).........................................................................
1961        [rplus]Automatic Identification System Carriage Requirement (USCG-2002-11721).......     2115-AG36
1962        Port Security Plans.................................................................     2115-AG37
1963        Facility Security Plan..............................................................     2115-AG38
1964        Passenger Facility Security Plan....................................................     2115-AG39
1965        Maritime Security: Passenger Vessel Security........................................     2115-AG40
1966        [rplus]Vessel Security Plans........................................................     2115-AG41
1967        Identification Credentials for Maritime Security....................................     2115-AG42
1968        Great Lakes Maritime Academy -- Eligibility of Certain Graduates for Unrestricted        2115-AG43
            Third-Mate Licenses (USCG-2002-13213)...............................................
1969        Traffic Separation Schemes: In the Strait Of Juan De Fuca and Its Approaches; In         2115-AG45
            Puget Sound and Its Approaches; In Haro Strait, Boundary Pass, and in the Strait of
            Georgia (USCG-2002-12702)...........................................................
1970        Temporary Requirements for Notification of Arrival in U.S. Ports (USCG-2001-10689)..     2115-AG47
1971        Protection for Whistleblowers in Coast Guard (USCG-2002-13016)......................     2115-AG49
1972        [rplus]Penalties for Non-Submission of Ballast Water Management Reports (USCG-2002-      2115-AG50
            13147)..............................................................................
1973        [rplus]Mandatory Ballast Water Management Program for U.S. Waters (USCG-2003-14273).     2115-AG52
1974        Country of Origin Codes and Revision of Regulations on Hull Identification Numbers       2115-AG53
            (USCG-2003-14272)...................................................................
1975        Safety Zone for Outer Continental Shelf Facility in the Gulf of Mexico in Viasca         2115-AG54
            Knoll 915 (CGD08-02-045)............................................................
1976        [rplus]Vessel Documentation: Lease Financing for Vessels Engaged in the Coastwise        2115-AG55
            Trade; Second Rulemaking (USCG-2003-14472)..........................................
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                                 Federal Aviation Administration--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1977        Issuance of Standard Airworthiness Certificates for Aircraft Manufactured From Spare     2120-AH90
            and Surplus Parts...................................................................
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                              Federal Aviation Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1978        [rplus]National Air Tour Safety Standards...........................................     2120-AF07
1979        [rplus]False and Misleading Statements Regarding Aircraft Parts.....................     2120-AG08
1980        [rplus]Noise Limitations for Aircraft Operations in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon         2120-AG34
            National Park.......................................................................
1981        [rplus]Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch.................................     2120-AG37
1982        [rplus]Child Restraint Systems......................................................     2120-AG43
1983        Revision of Air Carrier Crewmember and Training Regulations.........................     2120-AG57
1984        [rplus]Training in the Recognition of Hazardous Material............................     2120-AG75
1985        [rplus]Air Tour Operations in State of Hawaii.......................................     2120-AH02
1986        Safe, Efficient Use and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace......................     2120-AH31

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1987        Design Standards for Fuselage Doors on Transport Category Airplanes.................     2120-AH34
1988        Noise Stringency Increase for Single-Engine Propeller-Driven Small Airplanes........     2120-AH44
1989        Airworthiness Standards for Classes B and F Cargo Compartment for Transport Category     2120-AH47
            Airplanes...........................................................................
1990        Area Navigation (RNAV) and Miscellaneous Amendments.................................     2120-AH77
1991        Establishment of Organization Designation Authorization Procedures..................     2120-AH79
1992        Refusal To Take a DOT-Required Drug or Alcohol Test.................................     2120-AH82
1993        Performance and Handling Qualities Requirements for Rotorcraft......................     2120-AH87
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                                Federal Aviation Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1994        Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace................................................     2120-AA09
1995        Miscellaneous Amendments............................................................     2120-AA50
1996        IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments.............................................     2120-AA63
1997        Airworthiness Directives............................................................     2120-AA64
1998        Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments...................     2120-AA65
1999        Airspace Actions....................................................................     2120-AA66
2000        [rplus]Improved Water Survival Equipment............................................     2120-AC72
2001        [rplus]Retrofit of Improved Seats in Air Carrier Transport Category Airplanes.......     2120-AC84
2002        Type Certificates for Some Surplus Aircraft of the Armed Forces.....................     2120-AE41
2003        [rplus]Aging Aircraft Safety........................................................     2120-AE42
2004        Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System and Mode S Transponder Requirements in the       2120-AE81
            National Airspace System............................................................
2005        [rplus]Corrosion Control Program....................................................     2120-AE92
2006        Revised Precision Approach Landing Systems Policy...................................     2120-AG16
2007        [rplus]Revisions to Digital Flight Data Recorder Regulations for B-737 Airplanes and     2120-AG87
            for Part 125 Operators..............................................................
2008        [rplus]Improved Flammability Standards for Thermal/Acoustic Insulation Materials         2120-AG91
            Used in Transport Category Airplanes................................................
2009        Fire Protection of Electrical System Components on Transport Category Airplanes.....     2120-AG92
2010        [rplus]Certification Procedures for Products and Parts (Section 610 Review).........     2120-AG93
2011        [rplus]Certification of Airports....................................................     2120-AG96
2012        Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park..................     2120-AG97
2013        [rplus]Fractional Ownership.........................................................     2120-AH06
2014        Noise Certification Regulations for Helicopters.....................................     2120-AH10
2015        Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs for Personnel Engaged in Specified       2120-AH14
            Aviation Activities.................................................................
2016        [rplus]Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport             2120-AH19
            Aircraft............................................................................
2017        Public Address System...............................................................     2120-AH30
2018        Material Strength Properties and Design Values......................................     2120-AH36
2019        Revisions to Various Powerplant Installation Requirements for Transport Category         2120-AH37
            Airplanes...........................................................................
2020        Lower Deck Service Compartments on Transport Category Airplanes.....................     2120-AH38
2021        Miscellaneous Flight Requirements...................................................     2120-AH39
2022        Trim Systems and Protective Breathing Equipment.....................................     2120-AH40
2023        Harmonization of Noise Certification Standards for Propeller-Driven Small Airplanes.     2120-AH42
2024        [rplus]Revisions to Passenger Facility Charge Rule for Compensation to Air Carriers.     2120-AH43
2025        Digital Flight Data Recorder Resolutions Requirements...............................     2120-AH46
2026        Procedures for Reimbursement of Airports, On-Airport Parking Lots, and Vendors of On-    2120-AH60
            Airfield Direct Services to Air Carriers for Security Mandates......................
2027        Powerplant Controls on Transport Category Airplanes, General........................     2120-AH65
2028        [rplus]Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum in Domestic United States Airspace.......     2120-AH68
2029        Reports by Carriers on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport.............     2120-AH69
2030        [rplus]Security Considerations for the Flightdeck on Foreign-Operated Transport          2120-AH70
            Category Airplanes..................................................................
2031        [rplus]Picture Identification Requirements..........................................     2120-AH76
2032        Flight Visibility; Vision Enhancing Equipment.......................................     2120-AH78
2033        [rplus]Prohibition of Construction or Alteration in the Vicinity of the Private          2120-AH83
            Residence of the President of the United States.....................................
2034        [rplus]Ineligibility for an Airman Certificate Based on Security Grounds............     2120-AH84
2035        Flightdeck Security on Foreign-Operated Airplanes...................................     2120-AH86

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2036        Digital Flight Data Recorder Requirements -- Exception and Appendix Updates.........     2120-AH89
2037        Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Los Angeles International Airport...........     2120-AH92
2038        [rplus]Flightdeck Security on Large Cargo Airplanes.................................     2120-AH96
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                               Federal Aviation Administration--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2039        [rplus]Drug Enforcement Assistance..................................................     2120-AD16
2040        Civil Penalty Assessment Procedures.................................................     2120-AE84
2041        [rplus]Revision of Emergency Evacuation Demonstration Procedures To Improve              2120-AF21
            Participant Safety..................................................................
2042        [rplus]Flight Crewmember Duty Period Limitations, Flight Time Limitations, and Rest      2120-AF63
            Requirements........................................................................
2043        Miscellaneous Cabin Safety Changes..................................................     2120-AF77
2044        [rplus]Flight Simulation Device Qualification.......................................     2120-AH07
2045        Electrical Installation, Nickel Cadmium Battery Installation, and Nickel Cadmium         2120-AH27
            Battery Storage.....................................................................
2046        Design and Installation of Electronic Equipment on Transport Category Airplanes.....     2120-AH28
2047        Electrical Cables...................................................................     2120-AH29
2048        [rplus]Transponder Continuous Operation.............................................     2120-AH67
2049        [rplus]Revisions to Cockpit Voice Recorder and Digital Flight Data Recorder              2120-AH88
            Regulations.........................................................................
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                               Federal Aviation Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2050        [rplus]Fuel System Vent Fire Protection.............................................     2120-AA49
2051        1-G Stalling Speed as a Basis for Aircraft Parts....................................     2120-AD40
2052        [rplus]Revision of Part 108, Aircraft Operator Security.............................     2120-AD45
2053        [rplus]Revision of Part 107, Airport Security.......................................     2120-AD46
2054        [rplus]Revised Access to Type III Exits.............................................     2120-AF01
2055        [rplus]Overflights of Units of the National Park System.............................     2120-AF46
2056        Bird Strike.........................................................................     2120-AF80
2057        [rplus]Security Programs of Foreign Air Carriers and Foreign Operators of U.S.-          2120-AG13
            Registered Air Carriers Engaged in Common Carriage..................................
2058        [rplus]Prohibition of the Transportation of Devices Designed as Chemical Generators      2120-AG35
            as Cargo in Aircraft................................................................
2059        [rplus]Revised Standards for Cargo or Baggage Compartments in Transport Category         2120-AG42
            Airplanes...........................................................................
2060        [rplus]Screening of Checked Baggage on Flights Within the United States.............     2120-AG51
2061        [rplus]Policy Regarding Airport Rates and Charges...................................     2120-AG58
2062        [rplus]Certification of Screening Companies.........................................     2120-AG84
2063        [rplus]Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems................................     2120-AG90
2064        Refusal To Submit to an Authorized Drug Test........................................     2120-AH23
2065        Revision to Airspeed Indicating System Requirements for Transport Category Airplanes     2120-AH26
2066        Design Requirements for Pressurization and Pneumatic Systems Installed on Transport      2120-AH33
            Category Airplanes..................................................................
2067        Reverse Thrust and Propeller Pitch Settings Below the Flight Regime.................     2120-AH35
2068        Modification of the Dimensions of the Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight          2120-AH48
            Rules Area and Flight-Free Zones....................................................
2069        [rplus]Criminal History Background Checks...........................................     2120-AH53
2070        Flight Restrictions in the Vicinity of Niagara Falls................................     2120-AH57
2071        [rplus]Screeners, Qualifications, Training, and Testing.............................     2120-AH59
2072        [rplus]Enhanced Security Procedures for Operations at Certain Airports in the            2120-AH62
            Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area..........................
2073        [rplus]Security Programs for Charter Operations Using Aircraft 12,500 Pounds and         2120-AH66
            Over................................................................................
2074        Revised Checked Pitching Maneuver for Transport Airplanes...........................     2120-AH71
2075        Revised Requirements for Gust and Continuous Turbulence Design Loads................     2120-AH73

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2076        Harmonization of Airworthiness Standards Flight Rules, Static Lateral-Directional        2120-AH74
            Stability, and Speed Increase and Recovery Characteristics..........................
2077        Aircraft Registration Requirements; Clarification of ``Court of Competent                2120-AH75
            Jurisdiction''......................................................................
2078        Airworthiness Standards; Fire Protection............................................     2120-AH80
2079        Service Difficulty Reports..........................................................     2120-AH91
2080        Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules Area Navigation       2120-AH93
            Operations in Alaska................................................................
2081        Extension of SFAR 73-Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements     2120-AH94
2082        Modifications of the Dimensions of the Grand Canyon National Park Rules Areas and        2120-AH95
            Free Flight Zone....................................................................
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                               Federal Highway Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2083        Advanced Construction of Federal Aid Projects.......................................     2125-AD59
2084        Work Zone Mobility and Safety.......................................................     2125-AE29
2085        Revisions to Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program..................     2125-AE75
2086        [rplus]National Bridge Inspection Standards.........................................     2125-AE86
2087        Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal Assisted         2125-AE97
            Program.............................................................................
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                                Federal Highway Administration--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2088        Federal-Aid Highway Systems.........................................................     2125-AD74
2089        Railroad Highway Projects...........................................................     2125-AD86
2090        [rplus]Federal Lands Highway Program; Management Systems Pertaining to the National      2125-AE52
            Park Service, Including the Park Roads and Parkways Program.........................
2091        [rplus]Federal Lands Highway Program; Management Systems Pertaining to the Bureau of     2125-AE53
            Indian Affairs, Including the Indian Reservations Road Program......................
2092        [rplus]Federal Lands Highway Program; Management Systems Pertaining to the Fish and      2125-AE54
            Wildlife Service, Including the Refuge Roads Program................................
2093        [rplus]Federal Lands Highway Program; Management Systems Pertaining to the Forest        2125-AE55
            Service, Including the Forest Highways Program......................................
2094        Indian Reservation Road Bridge Program..............................................     2125-AE57
2095        Standards for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) Applications for Use by        2125-AE63
            Commercial Vehicles in Intelligent Transportation Systems Projects..................
2096        Commercial Vehicle Width Exclusive Devices..........................................     2125-AE90
2097        Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices...........................................     2125-AE93
2098        [rplus]Designation of Dromedary-Equipped Truck Tractor-Semitrailers as Specialized       2125-AE94
            Equipment...........................................................................
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                                Federal Highway Administration--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2099        Revision of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Traffic Control Devices       2125-AE78
            on Federal-Aid and Other Streets and Highways; Standards............................
2100        [rplus]Design-Build Contracting.....................................................     2125-AE79
2101        Discretionary Bridge Candidate Rating Factor........................................     2125-AE88
2102        Debt Financing......................................................................     2125-AE91
2103        [rplus]Statewide Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning......     2125-AE95

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2104        Truck Size and Weight; National Network; Virginia...................................     2125-AE96
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                        Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2105        [rplus]Commercial Driver's License Standards; Biometric Identifier..................     2126-AA01
2106        Commercial Learner Permits..........................................................     2126-AA03
2107        [rplus]Qualification of Drivers; Vision.............................................     2126-AA05
2108        [rplus]Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; General Transportation of Hazardous     2126-AA07
            Materials...........................................................................
2109        [rplus]Minimum Training Requirements for Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Operators      2126-AA08
            and LCV Driver-Instructor Requirements..............................................
2110        [rplus]Minimum Training for Entry-Level Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicle              2126-AA09
            Operators...........................................................................
2111        [rplus]Commercial Driver Physical Fitness as Part of the CDL Process................     2126-AA10
2112        [rplus]Safety Performance History of New Drivers....................................     2126-AA17
2113        [rplus]Unified Registration System..................................................     2126-AA22
2114        [rplus]Hours of Service of Drivers; Supporting Documents............................     2126-AA76
2115        Title VI Regulations for FMCSA Financial Assistance Recipients......................     2126-AA79
2116        Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Fuel Systems....................     2126-AA80
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                          Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2117        Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Sleeper Berths on Motor Coaches.     2126-AA12
2118        [rplus]Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Safety.......................................     2126-AA18
2119        Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Television Receivers and Data        2126-AA19
            Display Units.......................................................................
2120        [rplus]English Language Requirement; Qualifications of Drivers......................     2126-AA31
2121        [rplus]Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection Regulations                2126-AA32
            (Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review)....................................
2122        Out-of-Service Criteria.............................................................     2126-AA36
2123        Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Waivers, Exemptions, and Pilot Programs;       2126-AA41
            Rules and Procedures................................................................
2124        [rplus]Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Safety Requirements for Operators       2126-AA52
            of Small Passenger-Carrying Commercial Motor Vehicles Used in Interstate Commerce...
2125        [rplus]New Entrant Safety Assurance Process.........................................     2126-AA59
2126        [rplus]Limitations on Issuance of Commercial Driver's License With Hazardous             2126-AA70
            Materials Endorsement...............................................................
2127        [rplus]Registration Enforcement.....................................................     2126-AA78
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                         Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2128        Rules of Practice for Motor Carrier Proceedings; Investigations; Disqualifications       2126-AA15
            and Penalties.......................................................................
2129        General Jurisdiction Over Freight Forwarder Service.................................     2126-AA25
2130        [rplus]Application by Certain Mexico-Domiciled Motor Carriers To Operate Beyond U.S.     2126-AA34
            Municipalities and Commercial Zones on the U.S.-Mexico Border.......................
2131        [rplus]Safety Monitoring System and Compliance Initiative for Mexico-Domiciled Motor     2126-AA35
            Carriers Operating in the United States.............................................
2132        Safety Fitness Procedures...........................................................     2126-AA37
2133        [rplus]General Requirements; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Intermodal             2126-AA38
            Container Chassis and Trailers......................................................

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2134        [rplus]Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Interstate School Bus Safety.......     2126-AA53
2135        Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; General Amendments..............     2126-AA61
2136        [rplus]Certification of Safety Auditors, Safety Investigators, and Safety Inspectors     2126-AA64
2137        Posting of Employee Protections Information.........................................     2126-AA68
2138        [rplus]Certification of Compliance With Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards           2126-AA69
            (FMVSS).............................................................................
2139        [rplus]Penalties, Inspection, and Decal Display Requirements for Mexico-Domiciled        2126-AA72
            Motor Carriers......................................................................
2140        Safety Fitness Procedures; Safety Ratings...........................................     2126-AA77
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                         Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2141        [rplus]Hours of Service of Drivers; Driver Rest and Sleep for Safe Operations            2126-AA23
            (Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review)....................................
2142        Electronic Filing of Surety Bonds, Trust Fund Agreements, Insurance Certificates;        2126-AA24
            Cancellations.......................................................................
2143        [rplus]Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Zero-Base Revision.................     2126-AA39
2144        [rplus]Post-Accident Controlled Substances and Alcohol Test Results; Reporting           2126-AA50
            Requirements for the Fatality Analysis Reporting System.............................
2145        Rules of Practice for Administrative Proceedings....................................     2126-AA63
2146        Security Requirements for Motor Carriers Transporting Hazardous Materials...........     2126-AA71
2147        Civil Penalties.....................................................................     2126-AA81
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                          National Highway Traffic Safety Administration--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2148        Door Latch Exemption for Vehicles Equipped With Wheelchair Lifts and Ramps..........     2127-AG16
2149        Review: Air Bag On-Off Switches.....................................................     2127-AH12
2150        Improve Motorcycle Helmet Head Protection...........................................     2127-AI03
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                       National Highway Traffic Safety Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2151        Seating Systems Performance.........................................................     2127-AD08
2152        Certification Requirements of Multistage Vehicles...................................     2127-AE27
2153        Convex Cross-View Mirrors...........................................................     2127-AG41
2154        Upgrade Roof Crashworthiness........................................................     2127-AG51
2155        Upgrade Door Retention Performance..................................................     2127-AH34
2156        Administrative Rewrite of the Lighting Requirements Other Than Headlamps............     2127-AH37
2157        Special Purpose Vehicles............................................................     2127-AH75
2158        Brake Hoses.........................................................................     2127-AH79
2159        Low-Speed Vehicle Performance Requirements..........................................     2127-AH80
2160        Headlamp Glare......................................................................     2127-AH81
2161        Stowable or Fold-Away Child Restraint Anchorages....................................     2127-AH85
2162        Motorcycle Headlamp System..........................................................     2127-AH92
2163        Reorganize and Harmonize Controls and Displays......................................     2127-AI09
2164        Seat Belt Emergency Locking Retractor...............................................     2127-AI38
2165        Idle Stop Technology Used in Some Hybrid Electric Vehicles..........................     2127-AI43
2166        Procedures for Participating In and Receiving Data From the National Driver              2127-AI45
            Registration Problem Driver Pointer System..........................................

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2167        Cargo Carrying Capacity.............................................................     2127-AI50
2168        Horizontal Discharge Trailers.......................................................     2127-AI56
2169        Heavier Hybrid III Type 6-Year-Old-Size Test Dummy..................................     2127-AI58
2170        Allow Roll-Bar During Brake Testing.................................................     2127-AI63
2171        Child Restraint System Webbing Strength.............................................     2127-AI66
2172        Motorcycle Brake Controls...........................................................     2127-AI67
2173        GM Petition on Amending FMVSS No. 301 and FMVSS Nos. 208, 212, 219, 303, and 305....     2127-AI76
2174        Incorporation of EuroSID II Dummy into 49 CFR Part 572..............................     2127-AI89
2175        [rplus]Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Requirement -- Standard 208....................     2127-AI91
2176        Vehicles Built in Two or More Stages -- Standard 201 (Petitions for Reconsideration)     2127-AI93
2177        Part 571.3 Definitions, Designated Seating Position.................................     2127-AI94
2178        CRS Registration Rulemaking, FMVSS No. 213 and Part 588.............................     2127-AI95
2179        5th Percentile Dummy Belted Barrier Crash Test Requirements -- Standard 208.........     2127-AI98
2180        Theft Data for Calendar Year 2001...................................................     2127-AJ00
2181        Insurer Reporting Requirements for October 2003.....................................     2127-AJ01
2182        Selection of Appendix A -- Child Restraint Systems -- Standard 208..................     2127-AJ03
2183        Buy America Requirements............................................................     2127-AJ06
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                        National Highway Traffic Safety Administration--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2184        [rplus]Crashworthiness Ratings......................................................     2127-AA03
2185        [rplus]Flammability of Interior Materials--School Buses.............................     2127-AA44
2186        Upgrade Fuel Integrity Performance Requirements.....................................     2127-AF36
2187        Alternative Geometric Visibility Requirements for Lamps.............................     2127-AF75
2188        Power-Operated Windows: Roof Panels.................................................     2127-AF83
2189        Dealer Notification of Defect or Noncompliance Determination........................     2127-AG27
2190        Seat Belt Positioning Devices.......................................................     2127-AG49
2191        Glare Reduction From Daytime Running Lamps..........................................     2127-AG86
2192        Administrative Rewrite for Headlamp Requirements....................................     2127-AG87
2193        Signal Lamps Used With Light-Emitting Diodes........................................     2127-AG88
2194        Motorcycle-Mounted Reflex Reflector Height..........................................     2127-AG92
2195        [rplus]Allocation of Fuel Economy Credits...........................................     2127-AG97
2196        Incorporation of 1996 Revision of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)       2127-AH08
            Into Glazing Standard...............................................................
2197        [rplus]Upgrade of Head Restraints...................................................     2127-AH09
2198        Child Restraints for Older Children.................................................     2127-AH14
2199        Heavy Vehicle Antilock Brake System (ABS) Performance Requirement...................     2127-AH16
2200        Definition of Multifunctional School Activity Bus...................................     2127-AH23
2201        Upper Interior Impact...............................................................     2127-AH61
2202        Registered Importers of Vehicles Not Originally Manufactured To Conform With the         2127-AH67
            Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards..............................................
2203        Accelerator Control Systems.........................................................     2127-AH71
2204        Vehicles With Raised Roofs..........................................................     2127-AH74
2205        Clarify Test Procedures for Brake Fluids............................................     2127-AH96
2206        Child Restraint Anchorage Systems -- Part 2.........................................     2127-AH99
2207        Label Placement on Rear Impact Guards...............................................     2127-AI04
2208        Moving Barrier Tire Specification...................................................     2127-AI05
2209        [rplus]Confidential Business Information............................................     2127-AI13
2210        Disposition of Replaced Tires.......................................................     2127-AI29
2211        [rplus]Improve Tire Safety Information..............................................     2127-AI32
2212        Improving the Safety of Child Restraints............................................     2127-AI34
2213        [rplus]Automotive Fuel Economy Manufacturing Incentive for Alternative Fuel Vehicles     2127-AI41
2214        [rplus]Operation of Motor Vehicles by Intoxicated Persons...........................     2127-AI44
2215        Expanding the Auto Parts Marking Requirement........................................     2127-AI46
2216        Parking Brakes for Non-School Bus Vehicles..........................................     2127-AI47

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2217        Compliance for Multistage Manufacturers and Alterers................................     2127-AI49
2218        [rplus]Improved Tire Safety.........................................................     2127-AI54
2219        Retroactive Certification (Policy Statement)........................................     2127-AI59
2220        Record Retention of Retroactively Certified Vehicles................................     2127-AI60
2221        Importation of Commercial Motor Vehicles............................................     2127-AI64
2222        [rplus]Advanced Air Bag Requirements................................................     2127-AI71
2223        Theft Data for Calendar Year 2000...................................................     2127-AI75
2224        [rplus]Consumer Information Regulations; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards;         2127-AI81
            Rollover Resistance.................................................................
2225        FMVSS No. 208 Advanced Air Bag Petitions for Reconsideration (Part 2)...............     2127-AI82
2226        Warning Label and Additional Conspicuity Features for Low Speed Vehicles............     2127-AI84
2227        List of Nonconforming Vehicles Eligible for Importation.............................     2127-AI87
2228        Use of Seat-Mounted Child Restraints on School Bus Seats............................     2127-AI88
2229        [rplus]Tire Pressure Monitoring System; Petitions for Reconsideration...............     2127-AI90
2230        [rplus]Reporting of Information and Documents About Potential Defects...............     2127-AI92
2231        High-Theft Lines for Model Year 2004................................................     2127-AI99
2232        Reimbursement Prior to Recall.......................................................     2127-AJ05
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                        National Highway Traffic Safety Administration--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2233        Radiator Safety Cap.................................................................     2127-AE59
2234        [rplus]Review: Side-Impact Protection...............................................     2127-AF54
2235        Power Window Safety Switches........................................................     2127-AG36
2236        Review: Redesigned Air Bags.........................................................     2127-AH13
2237        [rplus]Frontal Offset Protection....................................................     2127-AH73
2238        Review: Antilock Brake Systems for Heavy Trucks.....................................     2127-AI14
2239        Review: Rear-Impact Guards for Truck Trailers.......................................     2127-AI15
2240        Adaptation of Instrumented Lower Legs for Hybrid III Male and Female Adult Dummies..     2127-AI39
2241        Convex Mirrors for Commercial Trucks................................................     2127-AI52
2242        Enhance Passenger-Side Mirror System................................................     2127-AI53
2243        Daytime Running Lamps Intensity Reduction Phase II..................................     2127-AI62
2244        [rplus]Event Data Recorders.........................................................     2127-AI72
2245        [rplus]Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems..............     2127-AI83
2246        FMVSS No. 201 Upper Interior Impact Multi-Stage Vehicle Compliance..................     2127-AI86
2247        Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and            2127-AI97
            Associated Equipment................................................................
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                        National Highway Traffic Safety Administration--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2248        Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts....................................     2127-AB79
2249        [rplus]Platform Lift Systems........................................................     2127-AD50
2250        Review: Odometer Fraud..............................................................     2127-AF53
2251        Review: American Automobile Labeling Act............................................     2127-AG18
2252        Review: Heavy Truck Conspicuity.....................................................     2127-AG19
2253        Hybrid III 95th Percentile Male.....................................................     2127-AG79
2254        Review: Child Safety Seat Registration..............................................     2127-AG93
2255        Political Subdivision Participation in State Highway Safety Programs and State           2127-AH00
            Highway Safety Agency...............................................................
2256        Placement of Wheelchair Restraints on Buses.........................................     2127-AH03
2257        Metric Conversion -- Phase III......................................................     2127-AH27
2258        Use of Universal Child Seats in Aircraft............................................     2127-AH56
2259        Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance...............................     2127-AH58

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2260        Compliance and Enforcement..........................................................     2127-AH63
2261        Defect Reporting and Notification...................................................     2127-AH89
2262        Guidelines for States on Enforcement of Light Transmission..........................     2127-AH97
2263        Hybrid III Type 6-Year-Old-Size Test Dummy..........................................     2127-AI00
2264        Fifth Percentile Female Test Dummy..................................................     2127-AI01
2265        Acceleration of Manufacturer Remedy Program.........................................     2127-AI27
2266        Seat Belt Fit.......................................................................     2127-AI36
2267        Voluntarily Installed Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.................................     2127-AI40
2268        Child Restraint Safety Rating.......................................................     2127-AI65
2269        [rplus]Light Truck Average Fuel Economy Standards, Model Years 2005-2007............     2127-AI70
2270        Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance...............................     2127-AI78
2271        [rplus]FMVSS No. 208 Advanced Air Bag Petitions for Reconsideration (Part 1)........     2127-AI85
2272        Delaying Effective Date of Standards 221............................................     2127-AJ02
2273        Reporting of Information and Documents About Foreign Safety Recalls and Campaigns        2127-AJ04
            Related to Potential Defects........................................................
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                              Federal Railroad Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2274        Blue Signal and Related Protections.................................................     2130-AA90
2275        Locomotive Crashworthiness..........................................................     2130-AB23
2276        Locomotive Event Recorders..........................................................     2130-AB34
2277        Reflectorization of Rail Freight Rolling Stock......................................     2130-AB41
2278        Occupational Noise Exposure for Railroad Operating Employees........................     2130-AB56
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                                Federal Railroad Administration--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2279        [rplus]Whistle Bans at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings.................................     2130-AA71
2280        [rplus]Standards for Development and Use of Processor-Based Signal and Train Control     2130-AA94
            Systems.............................................................................
2281        Small Railroads; Policy Statement on Enforcement Program............................     2130-AB15
2282        Roadway Maintenance Machines........................................................     2130-AB28
2283        Determination of Minimum Testing Rate for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing...........     2130-AB31
2284        [rplus]Application of Random Testing and Other Alcohol and Drug Regulations to           2130-AB39
            Employees of Foreign Railroads......................................................
2285        Retention of Current Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/          2130-AB57
            Incidents During Calendar Year 2003 and Until Further Amended.......................
2286        Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards................................................     2130-AB58
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                               Federal Railroad Administration--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2287        Crane Safety Standards..............................................................     2130-AB27
2288        Revision to Railroad Safety Enforcement Procedures..................................     2130-AB35
2289        Rules of Practice...................................................................     2130-AB36
2290        [rplus]Minimum Standards for Temperature in the Locomotive Cab......................     2130-AB46
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                               Federal Railroad Administration--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2291        Local Rail Freight Assistance to States.............................................     2130-AA60
2292        [rplus]Regulations on Safety Integration Plans Governing Railroad Consolidations,        2130-AB24
            Mergers, Acquisitions of Control, and Start-Up Operations...........................
2293        Annual Adjustment of Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/          2130-AB30
            Incidents...........................................................................
2294        [rplus]Locational Requirement for Dispatching of United States Rail Operations......     2130-AB38
2295        Revision to the Accident/Incident Reporting Regulations and Guide...................     2130-AB51
2296        Automatic Train Control (ATC) and Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES);       2130-AB55
            Northeast Corridor (NEC) Railroads..................................................
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                                Federal Transit Administration--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2297        School Bus Operations...............................................................     2132-AA67
2298        State Safety Oversight; Rail Fixed Guideway Systems.................................     2132-AA69
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                                Federal Transit Administration--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2299        [rplus]Bus Testing..................................................................     2132-AA30
2300        Buy America Requirements; Amendment to Certification Procedures.....................     2132-AA62
2301        Buy America Requirements; Permanent Waiver for Microcomputers.......................     2132-AA68
2302        [rplus]Statewide Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning......     2132-AA75
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                        Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2303        Seaway Regulations and Rules; Automatic Identification System.......................     2135-AA15
2304        Seaway Regulations and Rules: Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty........     2135-AA16
2305        Tariff of Tolls.....................................................................     2135-AA17
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                           Research and Special Programs Administration--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2306        [rplus]Hazardous Materials: Safety Requirements for External Product Piping on Cargo     2137-AD36
            Tanks Transporting Flammable Liquids................................................
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                        Research and Special Programs Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2307        Pipeline Safety: Gas Gathering Line Definition......................................     2137-AB15
2308        Pipeline Safety: Periodic Underwater Inspections....................................     2137-AC54

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2309        Hazardous Materials: Revision of Requirements for Carriage by Aircraft..............     2137-AD18
2310        Hazardous Materials: Hazard Communication Requirements--Petitions for Rulemaking and     2137-AD28
            Miscellaneous Amendments............................................................
2311        [rplus]Hazardous Materials Safety: Transportation of Oxygen Cylinders and Oxygen         2137-AD33
            Generators Aboard Aircraft..........................................................
2312        Pipeline Safety: Annual Update of Standards Incorporated by Reference...............     2137-AD68
2313        Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Motor Carriers Transporting Hazardous     2137-AD70
            Materials...........................................................................
2314        Pipeline Safety: National Pipeline Mapping System...................................     2137-AD76
2315        Hazardous Materials Regulations: Aluminum Cylinders -- Revised Requalification and       2137-AD78
            Use Criteria for the DOT 3 AL Cylinder Made of Aluminum Alloy 6351-TG...............
2316        Pipeline Safety: Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; and Updating Safety Standards....     2137-AD80
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                         Research and Special Programs Administration--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2317        Pipeline Safety: Passage of Internal Inspection Devices.............................     2137-AB71
2318        [rplus]Pipeline Safety: Response Plans for Onshore Oil Pipelines....................     2137-AC30
2319        [rplus]Applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations to Loading, Unloading,       2137-AC68
            and Storage.........................................................................
2320        Pipeline Safety: Further Regulatory Review; Gas Pipeline Safety Standards...........     2137-AD01
2321        Pipeline Safety: Recommendations To Change Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety              2137-AD10
            Standards...........................................................................
2322        Hazardous Materials: Revisions to Incident Reporting Requirements and Detailed           2137-AD21
            Hazardous Materials Incident Report DOT Form........................................
2323        Hazardous Materials: Air Carrier Emergency Telephone Number Requirements............     2137-AD29
2324        Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates to Pipeline Safety Requirements (1999)............     2137-AD35
2325        Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Latest IAEA and Other Miscellaneous Revisions and       2137-AD40
            Clarifications......................................................................
2326        Pipeline Safety: Producer-Operated Outer Continental Shelf Gas and Hazardous Liquid      2137-AD42
            Pipelines That Cross Directly Into State Waters.....................................
2327        Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments for Unloading IM Portable Tanks on a       2137-AD44
            Transport Vehicle -- Petition for Rulemaking........................................
2328        Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries............................     2137-AD48
2329        Hazardous Materials: Revision of the Requirements for Hazardous Waste Manifests.....     2137-AD50
2330        [rplus]Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Integrity Management in High-Consequence Areas (Gas     2137-AD54
            Transmission Pipeline Operators)....................................................
2331        Pipeline Safety: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operator Annual Reports..................     2137-AD59
2332        Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With the United Nations Recommendations,              2137-AD66
            International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and International Civil Aviation
            Organization Technical Instructions.................................................
2333        [rplus]Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of       2137-AD67
            Hazardous Materials.................................................................
2334        Hazardous Materials: Revision to Penalty Guidelines.................................     2137-AD71
2335        Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Revisions to the Hazardous Materials Regulations.     2137-AD73
2336        Pipeline Safety: Technical Revisions to Agency Procedures...........................     2137-AD77
2337        [rplus]Hazardous Materials: Enhancing Security of Explosives Transportation.........     2137-AD79
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                         Research and Special Programs Administration--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2338        [rplus]Safeguarding Food From Contamination During Transportation...................     2137-AC00
2339        Hazardous Materials: Cargo Tank Rollover Requirements...............................     2137-AD34
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                         Research and Special Programs Administration--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2340        Hazardous Materials: Retention of Shipping Papers...................................     2137-AC64
2341        Hazardous Materials: Requirements for Cargo Tanks...................................     2137-AC90
2342        Revisions; Definition of Administrator..............................................     2137-AD43
2343        Hazardous Materials: Reduction of Registration Fees.................................     2137-AD53
2344        Hazardous Materials: Frangible Discs on Tank Cars...................................     2137-AD57
2345        Hazardous Materials: Revision to Periodic Tire Check Requirement for Motor Carriers      2137-AD69
            Transporting Hazardous Materials....................................................
2346        Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Division 1.5 Explosives (Blasting Agents) and     2137-AD75
            Ammonium Nitrate Mixtures in Bulk...................................................
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                                  Maritime Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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2347        [rplus]Cargo Preference Regulations--Carriage of Oceangoing Cargo Generated by           2133-AB37
            Government Programs.................................................................
2348        Regulated Transactions Involving Documented Vessels and Other Maritime Interests:        2133-AB48
            Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty......................................
2349        Application Fee for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws..............     2133-AB50
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                                    Maritime Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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2350        Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws for Eligible Vessels.............     2133-AB49
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                                   Maritime Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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2351        Requirements To Document U.S.-Flag Fishing Industry Vessels of 100 Feet or Greater       2133-AB46
            in Registered Length and To Hold Preferred Mortgage on Such Vessels.................
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                             Bureau of Transportation Statistics--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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2352        Modernizing the Passenger Origin-Destination Survey.................................     2139-AA01
2353        [rplus]Amendment to Part 234 To Collect Causal Information for Airline Delays and        2139-AA09
            Cancellations.......................................................................
2354        Reports of Motor Carriers -- Correction of Obsolete References and Other Minor           2139-AA10
            Editorial Corrections...............................................................
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Department of Transportation (DOT)                        Prerule Stage


Office of the Secretary (OST)



_______________________________________________________________________




1864. [bull] MENTOR/PROTEGE PROGRAM

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: PL 95-507

CFR Citation: 13 CFR 124; 49 CFR 26

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would provide motivation and encouragement to 
firms to assist small businesses (SB), including HUBZone small 
businesses (HUBZone), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), and small 
women-owned businesses (WOSB), in enhancing their business operations 
and increasing their capacities. This action would assist the 
Department of Transportation in meeting its mandated small business 
contracts and subcontract goals, foster the establishment of long-term 
business relationships between these entities and prime contractors, 
and increase the overall number of these entities that receive DOT 
contract and subcontract consideration and awards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Ferguise Leon Mayronne, Senior Program Analyst, 
Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Nassif Building, 
Room 9412, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5341
Email: ferguise.mayronne@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD20
_______________________________________________________________________




1865. [bull] [rplus]REVIEW OF DATA FILED BY CERTIFICATED OR COMMUTER AIR 
CARRIERS TO SUPPORT CONTINUING FITNESS DETERMINATIONS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 401, 411, 417

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 204.5

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this ANPRM, the Department asks for comments on two issues 
relating to air carrier continuing fitness determinations raised by the 
Inspector General. The issues relate to (1) public notice of 
determinations in relation to the reporting requirements of CFR part 
204 applicable to certificated and commuter air carriers proposing to 
undergo a substantial change in operations, ownership, or management 
and (2) the criteria the Department typically uses to determine actual 
control of an air carrier when evaluating the citizenship of an air 
carrier during a continuing fitness review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Colleen Hanley, Attorney Advisor, Department of 
Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Room 10118, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2509
Fax: 202 366-9188
Email: colleen.hanley@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                  Proposed Rule Stage


Office of the Secretary (OST)



_______________________________________________________________________




1866. [rplus]AVIATION DATA REQUIREMENTS REVIEW AND MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 40101; 49 USC 41101; 49 USC 41708; 49 USC 
41709; 49 USC 41301; 49 USC 41501; 49 USC 41701

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 241; 14 CFR 250; 14 CFR 298; 14 CFR 374a; 14 CFR 
234

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department is undertaking an aviation data requirements 
review and modernization program. The review is designed to harmonize 
the Department's aviation data systems with current regulatory and 
statutory needs; improve the quality of the Department's aviation data 
bases; and eliminate obsolete data reporting and processing systems. 
The ANPRM was the first step in an outreach program to review aviation 
data collected by the Department and the measures that should be taken 
to modernize and improve aviation data reporting and processing 
systems. The Department solicited public comments from aviation data 
users on the nature, scope, source, and means for collecting, 
processing, and distributing airline traffic, fare, and financial data. 
Specifically, the Department invited comments to determine whether 
existing aviation data should be amended, supplemented, or replaced; 
whether selected forms and reports should be retained, modified, or 
eliminated; whether the Department should require all aviation data to 
be filed electronically; and how the aviation data system should be 
reengineered to enhance efficiency and to reduce costs for both the 
Department and airline industry. The Department has reviewed the 
comments and reply comments and is in the process of redefining the 
data elements and restructuring the data reporting requirements to be 
included in an NPRM. This action is significant due to substantial 
public and industry interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/15/98                    63 FR 38128
ANPRM Comment Period End        09/14/98
Reply Comment Period End        10/13/98
NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Todd Homan, Industry Economist, Department of 
Transportation, Office of the Secretary, X-55, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590

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Phone: 202 366-9605

RIN: 2105-AC71
_______________________________________________________________________




1867. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN AIR TRAVEL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 14 USC 41702; 14 USC 41705; 14 USC 41712

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would add coverage under the Air Carrier 
Access Act to foreign air carriers and comprehensively revise and 
update 14 CFR part 382. It would also clarify new provisions in such 
areas as movable aisle armrests, preboarding announcements, and 
accessibility of carrier web sites.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________




1868. DRUG AND ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM REPORTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 102, 301, 322, 5331, 20140, 31306, 45101

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes to revise the management information 
system forms by standardizing the information collected and to reduce 
the amount of data reported by transportation employers. Annual drug 
and alcohol program data is currently submitted by the Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal 
Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Research and 
Special Programs Administration, and United States Coast Guard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Jim L. Swart, Drug and Alcohol Policy Advisor, 
Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Room 10403, 400 
7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-6369
Fax: 202 366-3897
Email: jim.swart@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________




1869. [bull] PROCEDURES FOR COMPENSATION OF AIR CARRIERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-42; PL 107-71, sec 124(d)

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 330

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would adjust the amount of compensation available 
to two classes of carriers under the Air Transportation Safety and 
System Stabilization Act. The effect of the change would be to permit 
increased compensation for some small air carriers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steven Hatley, Department of Transportation, Office of 
the Secretary, 6402, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1213

Related RIN: Related To 2105-AD06
RIN: 2105-AD27
_______________________________________________________________________




1870. [bull] TRANSPORTATION ACQUISITION REGULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 12 CFR 1201 to 1253

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department is updating 48 CFR chapter 12 to be in 
consonance with changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR 
chapter 1).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Elaine Wheeler, Senior Procurement Analyst, Department 
of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Room 9401, 400 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4272
Fax: 202 366-7510
Email: elaine.wheeler@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD28
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                     Final Rule Stage


Office of the Secretary (OST)



_______________________________________________________________________




1871. USE OF DIRECT FINAL RULEMAKING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 1657

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 5.21; 49 CFR 5.35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department is considering a new rulemaking procedure to 
expedite the processing of noncontroversial changes to its regulations. 
Rules that the Secretary judges to be unlikely to result in public 
comment would be published as direct final rules. Such direct final 
rules

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would advise the public that no adverse comment is anticipated and 
that, unless written adverse comment or notice of intent to submit such 
comment is received within a specified number of days, the rule will 
become effective 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal 
Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/04/95                    60 FR 39919
NPRM Comment Period End         10/03/95
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Neil Eisner, Assistant General Counsel for Regulation 
and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 
Room 10424 Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
Fax: 202 366-9313

RIN: 2105-AC11
_______________________________________________________________________




1872. OVERBOOKING OF FLIGHTS: ELIMINATION OF AIRPORT NOTICE SIGNS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 401; 49 USC 411; 49 USC 413; 49 USC 417

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Due to significant growth of electronic ticketing in the 
period since this proposal was issued, the Department cannot rely to 
the same extent on advance distribution of the Oversales ticket notice. 
Consequently, we are not prepared to eliminate the requirement for an 
Oversales airport sign without further review of the matter. 
Accordingly, the proposal will be withdrawn. This action would 
eliminate a consumer notice about airline overbooking of flights that 
is required to appear on signs at airports, city ticket offices, and 
travel agencies. However, that information would be available to 
consumers because it must accompany every ticket.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/03/96                    61 FR 27818
NPRM Comment Period End         07/18/96
To Be Withdrawn                 12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Other rulemakings: RIN 2105-AA88, Simplified 
Airline Counter-Sign Notices. RIN 2105-AC36, Ticketless Travel: 
Passenger Notices, Statement of Compliance Policy published 4/22/97, 62 
FR 19473.

Agency Contact: Tim Kelly, Aviation Consumer Protection Division, 
Office of the General Counsel, Department of Transportation, Office of 
the Secretary, C-75, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5952

RIN: 2105-AC45
_______________________________________________________________________




1873. FEES AND CHARGES FOR SPECIAL SERVICES: REINVENTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 40101; 49 USC 46101; 31 USC 9701

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 389

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would remove or update obsolete provisions and 
organizational references, and adjust the fee schedule for certain 
special services related to aviation economic proceedings that the 
Department makes available to the public. The regulation has not been 
comprehensively updated since 1985 and the revisions will take the form 
of a complete reissuance of part 389.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/21/99                     64 FR 3229
NPRM Comment Period End         03/22/99
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: John Miller, Analyst, Planning and Special Projects 
Office, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, X-60, 
400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4868

RIN: 2105-AC47
_______________________________________________________________________




1874. [rplus]COMPUTER RESERVATIONS SYSTEM REGULATIONS COMPREHENSIVE 
REVIEW

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 41712; 49 USC 40101(a); 49 USC 40113(a); 49 USC 
40105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 255; 14 CFR 399

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 31, 1997.

Abstract: The Department regulates computer reservations systems owned 
by airlines or airline affiliates that are used by travel agencies. The 
current rules are designed to prevent the systems from unreasonably 
prejudicing the competitive position of other airlines and to ensure 
that travel agencies can provide accurate and unbiased information to 
the public. The Department is reexamining its rules to see whether they 
should be readopted and, if so, whether they should be changed in 
response to greater use of the Internet in airline reservations and 
ticketing and changes in the industry. The Department is also reviewing 
its policies on the requirements for advertising fares by airline 
travel agencies that charge fees for brokering airline tickets. As part 
of this action, we will be looking at ways to lessen impacts on small 
entities.

Statement of Need: The Department's existing rules require the 
Department to reexamine whether the rules are necessary and effective. 
In addition, two developments since the Department's last review of 
rules necessitate a reexamination. Those developments are the growing 
role of the Internet in airline distribution and the decline in airline 
control of the systems. A number of airlines obtain a large share of 
their bookings from their own Web sites, online travel agencies account 
for a significant share of all airline bookings, and the two largest 
systems operating in the United States are not owned by any airline.

Summary of Legal Basis: The Department has the authority under 49 
U.S.C. 41712 to prohibit unfair and deceptive practices and unfair 
methods of competition in the sale of air transportation by airlines 
and ticket agents. The Department accordingly may prohibit conduct by 
airlines and

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ticket agents that is likely to cause deception or violate the 
antitrust laws or antitrust principles. The original CRS rules were 
affirmed in United Air Lines v. CAB, 766 F.2d 1107 (7th Cir. 1985).

Alternatives: The Department will consider alternatives ranging from 
allowing some or all of the rules to expire at their sunset date to 
readopting the rules with some additional provisions. The Department 
has issued two advance notices of proposed rulemaking asking for 
comment on whether the rules remain necessary in light of the 
developments in airline distribution and the systems' declining airline 
control and on whether rules are necessary for governing the sale of 
airline services through the Internet. The rules can be phased out or 
eliminated, along with comment on whether the rules should be 
strengthened in several respects raised by the comments on the advance 
notices of proposed rulemaking.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: The Department will include a 
preliminary regulatory evaluation in its notice of proposed rulemaking.

Risks: The Department found in its last overall review of the rules 
that the systems had the ability and potential incentives to engage in 
conduct that could prejudice airline competition and cause consumers 
and their travel agents to receive misleading and inaccurate 
information on airline services. Systems could also engage in practices 
that would deny airlines and travel agencies a reasonable opportunity 
to use alternative electronic services that would provide information 
and booking capabilities. The rules may also impose costs on the 
systems and airlines. The Department will ask for comment on whether 
the risks still exist and, if so, whether the costs imposed by the 
rules outweigh the benefits provided by the rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/10/97                    62 FR 47606
Notice Extending Comment Period 10/30/97                    62 FR 58700
Request for Comments            11/07/97                    62 FR 60195
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/10/97
Extended Comment Period End     12/09/97
Notice Extending Reply Comment 
Period                          01/23/98                     63 FR 3491
Extended Comment Period End     02/03/98
SANPRM                          07/24/00                    65 FR 45551
SANPRM Comment Period End       09/22/00
SANPRM Reply Comment Period End 10/23/00
NPRM                            11/15/02                    67 FR 69366
NPRM Extension of Comment Period12/09/02                    67 FR 72869
NPRM Notice of Petition Response 
Date                            01/09/03
NPRM Comment Period End         01/14/03
NPRM Reply Comment Period End   02/13/03
Extended Comment Period End     03/16/03
Extended Reply Comment Period 
End                             05/15/03
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The extensions for the existing rule are under 
RINs 2105-AC75 and 2105-AD00 and AD09.

Agency Contact: Thomas Ray, Office of General Counsel, Department of 
Transportation, Office of the Secretary, C-30, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4731
Email: tom.ray@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC65
_______________________________________________________________________




1875. [rplus]UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND 
AGREEMENTS WITH INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, HOSPITALS, AND OTHER 
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322(a)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 19

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action implements changes to OMB Circular A-110 that 
were issued by OMB on October 8, 1999, providing uniform guidance for 
administering grants to institutions of higher education, hospitals, 
and other nonprofit organizations. The change provides guidance on 
making data produced under awards available to the public. The 
regulation is essentially a word-for-word issuance of the requirements 
in OMB Circular A-110. An interim final rule was issued because of the 
limited ability to change the requirements from those in the circular. 
We are awaiting OMB instructions regarding whether there will be any 
Governmentwide changes to the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              03/16/00                    65 FR 14406
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




1876. [rplus]AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 27; 49 CFR 37

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend its 
rules implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by 
adopting as its standards revised accessibility guidelines proposed by 
the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access 
Board). The Access Board published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) to revise and update the accessibility guidelines for the ADA 
and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) in the November 16, 1999, 
issue of the Federal Register. This rule would adopt the Access Board's 
revised and updated ADA guidelines and make a conforming change to the 
Department's rule implementing the ADA.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/08/00                    65 FR 48444
NPRM Comment Period End         09/07/00
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC86
_______________________________________________________________________




1877. PARTICIPATION BY MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBE) IN DEPARTMENT 
OF TRANSPORTATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: THRESHOLD REQUIREMENTS 
AND OTHER TECHNICAL REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 105-178, TEA-21; PL 102-581

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 26.11 (Revision); 49 CFR 26.21 (Revision); 49 CFR 
26.37 (Revision); 49 CFR 26.45 (Revision); 49 CFR 26.55 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking changes the threshold requirements for 
Federal Transit Administration and Federal Aviation Administration 
recipients to establish DBE programs and overall goals. Each August 1, 
recipients must submit DBE goals for the following fiscal year. This 
change will reduce burdens on entities receiving smaller Federal 
grants. This document also makes technical changes to 49 CFR part 26.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              11/15/00                    65 FR 68949
Interim Final Rule Effective    11/15/00
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      01/02/01
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Laura Aguilar, Attorney, Department of Transportation, 
Office of the Secretary, C-10, Room 10102
Phone: 202 366-0365
Fax: 202 366-9170
Email: laura.aguilar@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC89
_______________________________________________________________________




1878. PARTICIPATION BY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN DEPARTMENT 
OF TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 324; 42 USC 2000d et seq; 49 USC 1611, 47107, 
47113, 47123; EO 12138; 3 CFR 1951 comp., p. 393, sec 1101 (b); ...

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 2a, subpart G

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 30, 1993.

Abstract: In May 1997, the Department issued a supplemental notice of 
proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to revise its disadvantaged business 
enterprise (DBE) regulation. The SNPRM included proposals for revising 
the airport concessions portion of the DBE program. When the 
Department, in February 1999, issued a final rule based on the SNPRM, 
we did not publish a final version of the airport concessions proposal.
On September 8, 2000, DOT issued a second SNPRM seeking comments on an 
airport concessions subpart to part 26. The SNPRM took into account 
comments on the May 1997 SNPRM, adapted provisions of the rest of part 
26 to the concessions context, and proposed options for provisions 
affecting car rental operations at airports. These options were based 
in part on a memorandum of understanding between the American Car 
Rental Association and the Airport Minority Advisory Council making 
recommendations to the Department on this aspect of the rulemaking. 
This SNPRM was inadvertently published under RIN 2105-AB92.
This rule would respond to comments on the September 8, 2000, SNPRM and 
establish a revised 49 CFR part 23.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

SNPRM                           09/08/00                    65 FR 54454
SNPRM Comment Period End        10/23/00
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC91
_______________________________________________________________________




1879. NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; 42 USC 6101 to 
6107; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 21; 49 CFR 27

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend DOT's regulations implementing title VI 
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (title VI), section 504 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1972 (section 504), and the Age Discrimination 
Act of 1975 (Age Discrimination Act). Together, these statutes prohibit 
discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, 
disability, and age in programs or activities that receive Federal 
financial assistance. In 1988, the Civil Rights Restoration Act (CRRA) 
added definitions of ``program or activity'' and ``program'' to title 
VI and added a definition of ``program or activity'' to section 504 and 
the Age Discrimination Act. The added definitions were designed to 
clarify the broad scope of coverage of recipients' programs or 
activities under these statutes. The promulgation of this regulation 
would incorporate the CRRA's definition of ``program or activity'' and 
``program'' into title VI, section 504, and the Age Discrimination Act 
regulations. This regulation would also promote consistency and 
enforceability of these statutes. This is a joint rulemaking with other 
Federal agencies.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC96
_______________________________________________________________________




1880. OVER-THE-ROAD BUSES: EXTENSION OF DUE DATE FOR INFORMATION 
COLLECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 12101 to 12213; 49 USC 322

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 37

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Transportation is amending its Americans 
with Disabilities Act regulations concerning accessibility of over-the-
road buses with respect to information collection requirements. The 
amendments would postpone the requirement for bus companies to submit 
information reporting ridership on accessible fixed route service and 
the acquisition of buses and would designate the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration as the recipient of the data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              02/06/01                    66 FR 10968
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Lasley, Attorney, Department of Transportation, 
Office of the Secretary, C-50, Room 10424, 400 7th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
Fax: 202 366-9313
Email: linda.lasley@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC98
_______________________________________________________________________




1881. STANDARD TIME ZONE BOUNDARY IN THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA: MORTON 
COUNTY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 260 to 267

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 71

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would relocate Morton County, ND, from mountain 
time to central time. This action is based on a request from the 
Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for Morton County, ND.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/03/01                    66 FR 40666
NPRM Comment Period End         09/17/01
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joanne Petrie, Attorney, Department of Transportation, 
Office of the Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723

RIN: 2105-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




1882. REPORTING REQUIREMENT FOR AIR CARRIERS REGARDING DISABILITY-
RELATED COMPLAINTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 41702; 49 USC 41705

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 382

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, Implementation of Plan Required by PL 
106-181, sec 707.

Abstract: The rule would require most certificated U.S. air carriers 
and foreign air carriers operating to and from the U.S. that conduct 
passenger-carrying service to record and categorize complaints that 
they receive alleging inadequate accessibility or discrimination on the 
basis of disability according to the type of disability and nature of 
complaint, prepare a summary report of those complaints, submit the 
report annually to the Department of Transportation's Aviation Consumer 
Protection Division, and retain copies of correspondence and record of 
action on disability-related complaints for 3 years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/14/02                     67 FR 6892
Extension of Comment Period     04/10/02                    67 FR 17308
NPRM Comment Period End         04/15/02
Extended Comment Period End     06/01/02
Final Rule                      08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Blane A. Workie, Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Room 4116/C-70, 400 7th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9342
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Fax: 202 366-7152
Email: blane.workie@ost.dot.gov

Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and 
Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________




1883. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN PROGRAMS AND 
ACTIVITIES RECEIVING OR BENEFITTING FROM FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; 
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 16(a); 49 USC 16 (d); 49 USC 142; 42 USC 12101 
to 12213; 47 USC 225; 49 USC 322; ...

CFR Citation: 44 CFR 27; 44 CFR 37

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would create a procedure within the Department to 
improve coordination of guidance and

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interpretations related to disability issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD05
_______________________________________________________________________




1884. [bull] STANDARD TIME ZONE BOUNDARY IN THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA: 
PROPOSED RELOCATION OF SIOUX COUNTY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 97-449; PL 99-359; 49 CFR 159(a)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 71

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would relocate the boundary between mountain time 
and central time in the State of North Dakota by moving all of the 
county east of State Highway 31 into the central time zone.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/02                    67 FR 58578
NPRM Comment Period End         10/17/02
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joanne Petrie, Attorney, Department of Transportation, 
Office of the Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723

RIN: 2105-AD17
_______________________________________________________________________




1885. [bull] MAINTENANCE OF AND ACCESS TO RECORDS PERTAINING TO 
INDIVIDUALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 10

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 25, 2003, Program supported 
by this SOR must be initiated by 02/25/2003.

Abstract: DOT, for the Transportation Security Administration, is 
establishing a program to train and equip flight crews of scheduled 
airlines with firearms. This action would exempt the Privacy Act System 
of Records supporting this program from certain provisions of the 
Privacy Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert I. Ross, Office of General Counsel, C-10, 
Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 400 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9156
Fax: 202 366-9170
Email: bob.ross@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




1886. DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBE) AIRPORT CONCESSIONAIRES 
SIZE STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 200d et seq; 49 USC 47107 and 47123; EO 12138; 
3 CFR; 1979 Comp., p. 393

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would adjust the size standards for current 
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) concessionaires.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/12/02                    67 FR 76327
NPRM Comment Period End         01/27/03
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________




1887. [bull] MAINTENANCE OF AND ACCESS TO RECORDS ABOUT INDIVIDUALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 10, app

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would provide exemptions from provisions of the 
Privacy Act for three Privacy Act Systems of Records to be maintained 
by DOT's Transportation Security Administration.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/24/02                    67 FR 78403
NPRM Comment Period End         02/24/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert I. Ross, Office of General Counsel, C-10, 
Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 400 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9156
Fax: 202 366-9170
Email: bob.ross@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD22
_______________________________________________________________________




1888. [bull] PRIVACY ACT OF 1974

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 93-579; 49 USC 322

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 10

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would add a system of records to the list of 
the

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Department of Transportation Privacy Act Systems of records that are 
exempt from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/15/03                     68 FR 2002
NPRM Comment Period End         03/17/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert I. Ross, Office of General Counsel, C-10, 
Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 400 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9156
Fax: 202 366-9170
Email: bob.ross@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________




1889. [bull] [rplus]EXTENSION OF COMPUTER RESERVATION SYSTEMS (CRS) 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 41712

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 255

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would maintain the existing CRS rules while 
the Department of Transportation completes its reexamination of whether 
the rules are still necessary. This rulemaking is considered 
significant because of public and congressional interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/13/03                     68 FR 7325
NPRM Comment Period End         02/28/03
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Thomas Ray, Office of General Counsel, Department of 
Transportation, Office of the Secretary, C-30, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4731
Email: tom.ray@ost.dot.gov

Related RIN: Related To 2105-AC65
RIN: 2105-AD24
_______________________________________________________________________




1890. [bull] PROCEDURES FOR TRANSPORTATION WORKPLACE DRUG AND ALCOHOL 
TESTING PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 102, 301, 322, 5331, 20140, 31306, 45101

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the creatinine concentration criterion 
used for determining when an employee has substituted a urine specimen 
used for drug testing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD26
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Long-Term Actions


Office of the Secretary (OST)



_______________________________________________________________________




1891. POLICY STATEMENT ON AIRLINE PREEMPTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 41713

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 399

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Civil Aeronautics Board in 1979 issued an interim Policy 
Statement on preemption. It discusses the policy of the Department with 
respect to three areas in which State law has been preempted by the 
Airline Deregulation Act of 1978: Regulation of commuter air carriers 
and air taxis, the rights of airport proprietors, and general State 
authority as it directly or indirectly affects air transportation 
competition. The Supreme Court has classified that section 105 of the 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) preempts even indirect State 
regulation that ``has a connection with or reference to'' airline 
rates, routes, or services, but does not preempt State contract law 
with respect to interpretation and enforcement of agreements 
voluntarily entered into by air carriers. Other courts continue to 
issue decisions applying this provision to a multitude of different 
circumstances. The Department believes that this process of exploring 
the interpretation of section 105 will continue, and is considering the 
admissibility of terminating this proceeding.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              02/15/79                     44 FR 9948
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/16/79


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: PSDR-56, Docket 34684 The 1995 decision issued 
by the Supreme Court is American Airlines v. Wolens (S. Ct. No. 93-
1286).

Agency Contact: Paul Smith, Attorney, Department of Transportation, 
Office of the Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590

[[Page 30639]]

Phone: 202 366-9285

RIN: 2105-AA46
_______________________________________________________________________




1892. [rplus]ACCESSIBILITY OF PASSENGER VESSELS TO INDIVIDUALS WITH 
DISABILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 12101 et seq; PL 101-336, Americans with 
Disabilities Act

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 37

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) final 
rule, published September 6, 1991 (56 FR 45584), reserved portions of 
the rule concerning passenger vessels. The ADA covers passenger 
vessels, but issuing accessibility requirements for vessels involves 
complex issues unlike those affecting land transportation. This action 
will address these issues and propose feasible requirements to make 
passenger vessels accessible to, and usable by, individuals with 
disabilities. DOT is participating in an ongoing advisory committee 
effort convened by the Access Board to study passenger vessel 
accessibility issues. September and November 1998 meetings were held. 
This rulemaking is considered significant because of substantial public 
and congressional interest.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AB87
_______________________________________________________________________




1893. USE OF OXYGEN BY AIR CARRIER PASSENGERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 41705

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department is considering the use of regulatory 
negotiation to seek consensus among air carriers, consumers, airports, 
equipment manufacturers, oxygen suppliers, and safety regulators 
concerning the use of oxygen by passengers on air carriers when 
individuals need special private supplies. The need for action stems 
from a current situation where not all carriers allow passengers to 
bring their own oxygen aboard. Issues involve conformance with RSPA and 
FAA hazardous materials rules and the question of providing oxygen 
during long layovers. The Department is considering whether to begin a 
regulatory negotiation.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Blane A. Workie, Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Room 4116/C-70, 400 7th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9342
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Fax: 202 366-7152
Email: blane.workie@ost.dot.gov

Ann Gawalt, Attorney, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, C-70, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 366-9342
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Fax: 202 366-7152
Email: ann.gawalt@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC29
_______________________________________________________________________




1894. [rplus]DOMESTIC PASSENGER MANIFEST INFORMATION

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 49 USC 40101; 49 USC 40113 to 40114; 49 USC 41702; 49 
USC 41708 to 41709; 49 USC 41711; 49 USC 46301; 49 USC 46310; 49 USC 
46316

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 243

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice requested comments concerning operational and 
cost issues related to U.S. air carriers collecting information such as 
full name, date of birth and/or social security number, emergency 
contact, and telephone number from passengers traveling on flights 
within the United States. This notice was issued on the Department's 
initiative in response to difficulties with notification in the 
aftermath of domestic aviation disasters and to comply with a 
recommendation contained in the initial report of the White House 
Commission on Aviation Safety and Security (1996) that urged the 
Department to explore immediately the costs and effects of a 
comprehensive passenger manifest requirement on the domestic aviation 
system. DOT will review the implementation of the international 
passenger manifest requirements (RIN 2105-AB78, 2/18/98, 63 FR 8258) as 
it determines how to proceed with this rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/13/97                    62 FR 11789
ANPRM Comment Period End        05/12/97
Comment Period Reopened         05/30/97                    62 FR 29313
Comment Period End              06/20/97


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bernestine Allen, Director, Office of International 
Transportation and Trade, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, X-20, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4368

RIN: 2105-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________




1895. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) AND 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE GRANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 103-355; EO 11738; EO 12549; EO 12689

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 29; 49 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would provide DOT-specific amendments for a 
uniform Governmentwide rule on

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debarment and suspension (nonprocurement) and drug-free workplace.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3266
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ladd Hakes, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, Office of the Senior Executive (M-62), 400 Seventh Street, 
SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4268
Email: ladd.hakes@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD01
_______________________________________________________________________




1896. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT)/
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: EO 11738; EO 12689; EO 12549; PL 103-355; PL 108; 31 
USC 6101

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 29; 49 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Executive Orders 12549 and 12689 established a Governmentwide 
system for nonprocurement suspension and debarment. All Federal 
departments and major agencies codified these requirements as part of a 
common rule. DOT is joining 34 other departments and major agencies to 
update those requirements. Part one of this action is separating the 
drug-free workplace provisions from the existing common rule and 
placing them in a separate part.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3266
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Ladd Hakes, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, Office of the Senior Executive (M-62), 400 Seventh Street, 
SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4268
Email: ladd.hakes@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD07
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Office of the Secretary (OST)



_______________________________________________________________________




1897. DIRECT FLIGHTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 1381

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 399

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Donald L. Pevsner petitioned the Civil Aeronautics Board 
(CAB) to institute a rulemaking proceeding to ban use of the term 
``direct flight'' because it is deceptive, and to declare use of the 
term to be a prima facie violation of section 411 of the Federal 
Aviation Act of 1958. The Department is terminating this entry because 
the petition was denied.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      04/29/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The petition is filed in Docket 41217.

Agency Contact: Joanne Petrie, Attorney, Department of Transportation, 
Office of the Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723

RIN: 2105-AA73
_______________________________________________________________________




1898. [rplus]STATEMENT OF ENFORCEMENT POLICY ON REBATING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 601; 49 USC 1301 to 1302; 49 USC 1305; 49 USC 
1324(a); 49 USC 1371 to 1379; 49 USC 1381 to 1382; 49 USC 1384; 49 USC 
1386; 49 USC 1461; 49 USC 1481 to 1482; 49 USC 1502; 49 USC 1504

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 399.80; 14 CFR 399.85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Airlines are required by 49 USC 41510, formerly section 403 
of the Federal Aviation Act, to file tariffs with the Department that 
state their passenger fares, cargo rates, and associated charges in 
foreign air transportation. On October 21, 1988, the Department issued 
an NPRM (53 FR 41353) in response to concerns raised by travel agents 
concerning rebating of international airline prices. The NPRM proposed 
to establish an enforcement policy concerning the rebating of 
international airline prices, as a policy statement, in the regulations 
on aviation proceeding. Since publication of the NPRM, many conditions 
in the airline industry related to rebating have changed. For example, 
the United States has increasingly negotiated with success for liberal 
pricing regimes in our bilateral agreements with foreign nations. 
Therefore, the Department believes that the proposed enforcement policy 
is no longer necessary and is withdrawing the 1988 NPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/21/88                    53 FR 41353
NPRM Comment Period End         12/20/88
NPRM Comment Period Extended    02/03/89                     54 FR 5497
Correction                      02/10/89                     54 FR 6475
Extended Comment Period End     02/21/89
Withdrawn                       12/05/02                    67 FR 72396

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Betsy Wolf, Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the 
General Counsel, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 
400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590

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Phone: 202 366-9349

RIN: 2105-AB39
_______________________________________________________________________




1899. ELECTRONIC FILING OPTION IN DOT PROCEEDINGS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 1655; 49 USC 1657; 45 USC 431

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is terminated because it was inadvertently placed 
on the agenda. A document was published in the Federal Register (63 FR 
28545, 05/26/1998) announcing the Department's efforts in offering an 
electronic filing option.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Requesting Comment       05/26/98                    63 FR 28545
Comment Period End              07/27/98
Terminated                      04/03/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charlotte Boeck, Administrative Officer, Office of the 
General Counsel, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 
400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202 366-4713

RIN: 2105-AC79
_______________________________________________________________________




1900. NONDISCRIMINATION IN AIR TRAVEL; BOARDING WHERE LEVEL-ENTRY IS 
UNAVAILABLE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 41702; 49 USC 41705; 49 USC 41712

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action requires air carriers and airports to work 
jointly to make lifts or other boarding devices available for aircraft, 
of whatever size, where level-entry loading bridges or existing lifts 
are not present. This action is intended to facilitate the boarding of 
aircraft by individuals with disabilities. It amends existing rules 
that implement the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 and the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/26/99                    64 FR 46611
NPRM Comment Period End         11/24/99
Final Action                    05/03/01                    66 FR 22107
Final Action Effective          06/04/01
Final Action: Correction        10/10/01                    66 FR 51556
Final Action: Correction 
Effective                       11/09/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for 
Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4723
TDD Phone: 202 755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC81
_______________________________________________________________________




1901. PARTICIPATION BY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBE) IN 
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS: MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH 
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; UNIFORM FORMS AND OTHER REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 105-178; 112 Stat. 107 and 113; 42 USC 2000d; PL 
102-581

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 26

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would implement a memorandum of understanding (MOU) 
between DOT and the Small Business Administration. The MOU would 
establish reciprocity and streamline certification procedures for 
participation in SBA's 8(a) Business Development and Small 
Disadvantaged Business program, and DOT's DBE program. This document 
would provide a uniform certification application form and a uniform 
reporting form.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/08/01                    66 FR 23208
NPRM Comment Period End         06/07/01
Merged With RIN 2105-AC89       03/10/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Laura Aguilar, Attorney, Department of Transportation, 
Office of the Secretary, C-10, Room 10102
Phone: 202 366-0365
Fax: 202 366-9170
Email: laura.aguilar@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AC88
_______________________________________________________________________




1902. [bull] BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS OF THE COAST GUARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 1552; 14 USC 425

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would revise and reissue the procedural 
regulations of the Board for Correction of Military Records of the 
Coast Guard. It would clarify application procedures, applicants' legal 
rights, and the burden of proof; allow applicants to change their 
requests for relief, to submit evidence late, and to request extensions 
of the time to respond to the advisory opinion of the Chief Counsel of 
the Coast Guard without filing a new application or waiving their right 
to a timely decision; provide for administrative closure of cases when 
the Chair determines that an application has been erroneously docketed; 
facilitate Board decisions when the advisory opinions of the Chief 
Counsel are not timely received; increase the time provided for 
applicants to respond to the advisory opinion; facilitate the Board's 
review of privileged and classified information; clarify the Board's 
authority to order the Coast Guard to convene medical boards to 
evaluate applicants pursuant to applications for separations by reason 
of disability; clarify actions that may be taken by the delegate of the 
Secretary; and notify the public of the Board's reading room.

[[Page 30642]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/11/02                    67 FR 76142
NPRM Comment Period End         01/27/03
Final Action                    03/03/03                     68 FR 9882
Final Action Effective          04/02/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dorothy J. Ulmer, Chair of the Board for Correction of 
Military Records, Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Secretary, C-60, Board for Correction of Military Records, 400 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9335
Fax: 202 366-7152
Email: bcmrcg@ost.dot.gov

RIN: 2105-AD19

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Transportation Security Administration (TSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1903. [rplus]IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF PASSENGER CIVIL AVIATION 
SECURITY SERVICE FEES

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA00    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




1904. [rplus]AVIATION SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FEES

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA01    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA02
_______________________________________________________________________




1905. [rplus]CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY RULES

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA02    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA03
_______________________________________________________________________




1906. [rplus]SECURITY PROGRAMS FOR AIRCRAFT WEIGHING 12,500 POUNDS OR 
MORE

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA03    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA04
_______________________________________________________________________




1907. [rplus]PRIVATE CHARTER SECURITY RULES

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA04    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA05
_______________________________________________________________________




1908. PROTECTION OF SENSITIVE SECURITY INFORMATION IN INFORMATION 
CIRCULARS FOR NONAVIATION MODES OF TRANSPORTATION

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA05    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




1909. [rplus]FINGERPRINT-BASED CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS: ESCORTED 
ACCESS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA06    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________




1910. INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA07    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA09
_______________________________________________________________________




1911. [rplus]PROTECTION OF SENSITIVE SECURITY INFORMATION FOR ALL MODES 
OF TRANSPORTATION

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA08    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA10
_______________________________________________________________________




1912. [rplus]SECURITY THREAT ASSESSMENTS FOR FEDERAL AVIATION 
ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE HOLDERS AND APPLICANTS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA12    03/04/03

RIN: 2110-AA14


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_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)



_______________________________________________________________________




1913. SAFETY AND SECURITY ZONE REGULATIONS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA00    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




1914. SPECIAL ANCHORAGE AREAS/ANCHORAGE GROUNDS REGULATIONS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA01    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AA98
_______________________________________________________________________




1915. [rplus]DISCHARGE-REMOVAL EQUIPMENT FOR VESSELS CARRYING OIL (CGD 
90-068)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA02    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AD66
_______________________________________________________________________




1916. CLAIMS PROCEDURES UNDER THE OIL POLLUTION ACT OF 1990 (CGD 91-035)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA03    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________




1917. REPORTING MARINE CASUALTIES (USCG-2000-6927)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA04    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AD98
_______________________________________________________________________




1918. [rplus]ESCORT VESSELS FOR CERTAIN TANKERS (CGD 91-202)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA05    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE10
_______________________________________________________________________




1919. STATE ACCESS TO THE OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND (CGD 92-014)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA06    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE19
_______________________________________________________________________




1920. HANDLING OF EXPLOSIVES OR OTHER DANGEROUS CARGOES WITHIN OR 
CONTIGUOUS TO WATERFRONT FACILITIES (USCG-1998-4302)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA07    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




1921. REGATTA AND MARINE PARADE REGULATIONS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA08    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________




1922. DRAWBRIDGE REGULATIONS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA09    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE47
_______________________________________________________________________




1923. [rplus]ESCORT VESSELS IN CERTAIN U.S. WATERS (CGD 91-202A)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA10    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE56
_______________________________________________________________________




1924. REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA11    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




1925. [rplus]MARINE TRANSPORTATION-RELATED FACILITY RESPONSE PLANS FOR 
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (USCG-1999-5705)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA12    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE87
_______________________________________________________________________




1926. [rplus]TANK VESSEL RESPONSE PLANS FOR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (USCG-
1998-4354)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA13    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AE88
_______________________________________________________________________




1927. NUMBERING OF UNDOCUMENTED BARGES (USCG-1998-3798)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA14    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF13
_______________________________________________________________________




1928. LICENSING AND MANNING FOR OFFICERS OF TOWING VESSELS (USCG 1999-
6224)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA15    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF23
_______________________________________________________________________




1929. [rplus]IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 1995 AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL 
CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, AND WATCHKEEPING FOR 
SEAFARERS, 1978 (STCW) (CGD 95-062)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA16    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF26

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_______________________________________________________________________




1930. LIMITED SERVICE DOMESTIC VOYAGE LOAD LINES FOR RIVER BARGES ON 
LAKE MICHIGAN (USCG-1998-4623)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA17    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF38
_______________________________________________________________________




1931. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES (USCG-1998-3868)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA18    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF39
_______________________________________________________________________




1932. FIRE-SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS AND VOYAGE PLANNING FOR TOWING VESSELS 
(USCG 2000-6931)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA60    02/10/03

RIN: 2115-AF53
_______________________________________________________________________




1933. RULES OF PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE 
PROCEEDINGS OF THE COAST GUARD (USCG 1998-3472)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA59    02/10/03

RIN: 2115-AF59
_______________________________________________________________________




1934. [rplus]SALVAGE AND MARINE FIREFIGHTING REQUIREMENTS; VESSEL 
RESPONSE PLANS FOR OIL (USCG-1998-3417)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA19    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF60
_______________________________________________________________________




1935. DEEPWATER PORTS (USCG-1998-3884)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA20    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF63
_______________________________________________________________________




1936. COMMERCIAL DIVING OPERATIONS (USCG-1998-3786)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA21    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF64
_______________________________________________________________________




1937. [rplus]IMPROVEMENTS TO MARITIME SAFETY IN PUGET SOUND-AREA WATERS 
(USCG-1998-4501)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA22    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF68
_______________________________________________________________________




1938. VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER (USCG-1998-4399)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA58    02/10/03

RIN: 2115-AF75
_______________________________________________________________________




1939. ANCHORAGE GROUND; SAFETY ZONE; SPEED LIMIT; TONGASS NARROWS AND 
KETCHIKAN, AK (CGD17-99-002)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA23    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF81
_______________________________________________________________________




1940. TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERSONNEL ON PASSENGER SHIPS (USCG 
1999-5610)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA24    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




1941. ALTERNATE HULL EXAMINATION PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN PASSENGER VESSELS, 
AND UNDERWATER SURVEYS FOR PASSENGER, NAUTICAL SCHOOL, AND SAILING 
SCHOOL VESSELS (USCG-2000-6858)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA57    02/10/03

RIN: 2115-AF95
_______________________________________________________________________




1942. CARGO SECURING ON VESSELS OPERATING IN U.S. WATERS (USCG-2000-
7080)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA25    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF97
_______________________________________________________________________




1943. ALLOWING ALTERNATIVE SOURCE TO INCANDESCENT LIGHTS, AND 
ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR NEW LIGHTS, IN PRIVATE AIDS TO NAVIGATION 
(USCG-2000-7466)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA55    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AF98
_______________________________________________________________________




1944. WEARING OF PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES (PFDS) BY CERTAIN CHILDREN 
ABOARD RECREATIONAL VESSELS (USCG-2000-8589)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA62    02/10/03

RIN: 2115-AG04
_______________________________________________________________________




1945. [rplus]VESSEL AND FACILITY RESPONSE PLANS FOR OIL: 2003 REMOVAL 
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY REVISIONS (USCG-2001-
8661)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA26    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG05

[[Page 30645]]

_______________________________________________________________________




1946. [rplus]POST CASUALTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING (USCG-2001-8773)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA27    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG07
_______________________________________________________________________




1947. [rplus]VESSEL DOCUMENTATION: LEASE FINANCING FOR VESSELS ENGAGED 
IN THE COASTWISE TRADE (USCG-2001-8825)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA28    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG08
_______________________________________________________________________




1948. ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEM (ECDIS) (USCG-
2001-8826)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA29    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG09
_______________________________________________________________________




1949. TERRITORIAL SEAS, NAVIGABLE WATERS, AND JURISDICTION (USCG-2001-
9044)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA30    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________




1950. FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPELLER INJURY AVOIDANCE MEASURES (USCG 
2001-10163)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA31    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG18
_______________________________________________________________________




1951. [rplus]STANDARDS FOR LIVING ORGANISMS IN SHIPS' BALLAST WATER 
DISCHARGED IN U.S. WATERS (USCG-2001-10486)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA32    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________




1952. SAFETY ZONES FOR OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF FACILITIES IN THE GULF OF 
MEXICO (CGD08-01-025)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA33    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG22
_______________________________________________________________________




1953. UPDATE OF RULES ON AIDS TO NAVIGATION AFFECTING BUOYS, SOUND 
SIGNALS, INTERNATIONAL RULES AT SEA, COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURES, AND 
LARGE NAVIGATIONAL BUOYS (USCG-2001-10714)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA34    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG25
_______________________________________________________________________




1954. MARINE EVENTS: PERMIT PROCEDURES (USCG-2001-10713)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA35    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




1955. DRAWBRIDGE OPERATIONS REGULATIONS; REVISIONS (USCG-2001-10881)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA36    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




1956. [rplus]ALTERNATE TONNAGE CONVENTION: SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA37    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________




1957. RATES FOR PILOTAGE ON THE GREAT LAKES (USCG-2002-11288)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA38    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG30
_______________________________________________________________________




1958. SAFETY ZONE FOR OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF FACILITY IN THE GULF OF 
MEXICO (CGD08-01-043)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA39    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




1959. WEARING OF PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES BY PERSONS OPERATING OR 
RIDING ON PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OR BEING TOWED BEHIND RECREATIONAL VESSELS 
(USCG-2002-11421)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA40    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG32
_______________________________________________________________________




1960. NOTIFICATIONS OF ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE IN PORTS OR PLACES IN THE 
UNITED STATES (USCG-2001-11865)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA41    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG35
_______________________________________________________________________




1961. [rplus]AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM CARRIAGE REQUIREMENT (USCG-
2002-11721)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA61    02/10/03

RIN: 2115-AG36

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_______________________________________________________________________




1962. PORT SECURITY PLANS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA42    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG37
_______________________________________________________________________




1963. FACILITY SECURITY PLAN

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA43    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG38
_______________________________________________________________________




1964. PASSENGER FACILITY SECURITY PLAN

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA44    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG39
_______________________________________________________________________




1965. MARITIME SECURITY: PASSENGER VESSEL SECURITY

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA45    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG40
_______________________________________________________________________




1966. [rplus]VESSEL SECURITY PLANS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA46    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG41
_______________________________________________________________________




1967. IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIALS FOR MARITIME SECURITY

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA47    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG42
_______________________________________________________________________




1968. GREAT LAKES MARITIME ACADEMY -- ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN GRADUATES 
FOR UNRESTRICTED THIRD-MATE LICENSES (USCG-2002-13213)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA64    02/10/03

RIN: 2115-AG43
_______________________________________________________________________




1969. TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEMES: IN THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND ITS 
APPROACHES; IN PUGET SOUND AND ITS APPROACHES; IN HARO STRAIT, BOUNDARY 
PASS, AND IN THE STRAIT OF GEORGIA (USCG-2002-12702)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA48    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG45
_______________________________________________________________________




1970. TEMPORARY REQUIREMENTS FOR NOTIFICATION OF ARRIVAL IN U.S. PORTS 
(USCG-2001-10689)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA49    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG47
_______________________________________________________________________




1971. PROTECTION FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS IN COAST GUARD (USCG-2002-13016)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA50    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG49
_______________________________________________________________________




1972. [rplus]PENALTIES FOR NON-SUBMISSION OF BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT 
REPORTS (USCG-2002-13147)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA51    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG50
_______________________________________________________________________




1973. [rplus]MANDATORY BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR U.S. WATERS 
(USCG-2003-14273)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA52    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




1974. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN CODES AND REVISION OF REGULATIONS ON HULL 
IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (USCG-2003-14272)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA53    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG53
_______________________________________________________________________




1975. SAFETY ZONE FOR OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF FACILITY IN THE GULF OF 
MEXICO IN VIASCA KNOLL 915 (CGD08-02-045)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA54    02/05/03

RIN: 2115-AG54
_______________________________________________________________________




1976. [rplus]VESSEL DOCUMENTATION: LEASE FINANCING FOR VESSELS ENGAGED 
IN THE COASTWISE TRADE; SECOND RULEMAKING (USCG-2003-14472)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1625-AA63    02/10/03

RIN: 2115-AG55


[[Page 30647]]

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                        Prerule Stage


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1977. [bull] ISSUANCE OF STANDARD AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATES FOR 
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURED FROM SPARE AND SURPLUS PARTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7572; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40105; 49 USC 
40113; 40 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44707; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 44711; 
49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 45303

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA is considering rulemaking to preclude issuance of 
standard airworthiness certification to new aircraft under 14 CFR 
21.183(d). This action will ask for general comments on both the policy 
issues and the potential impacts of the change.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frank P. Paskeiwicz, Production and Airworthiness 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8361

RIN: 2120-AH90
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                  Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1978. [rplus]NATIONAL AIR TOUR SAFETY STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 
44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 
40113; 49 USC 40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44702; 49 USC 44705

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FAA will propose new regulations for air tour and sightseeing 
operations that are currently allowed to operate under less stringent 
regulations than those applied to other types of commercial operations. 
Over the past decade the number of these operations and the number of 
accidents and incidents associated with these operations have 
increased. Hot air balloons and gliders would not be included in this 
amendment. This rulemaking is considered significant because of 
substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AFS-91-012R. RIN 2120-AF61 
which was proposed as a new item for this agenda was a duplicate of 
this rulemaking and has been terminated. This rulemaking was previously 
titled ``Sightseeing Operations.''
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 07/00/2003

Agency Contact: Alberta Brown, Air Transportation Division, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8321

RIN: 2120-AF07
_______________________________________________________________________




1979. [rplus]FALSE AND MISLEADING STATEMENTS REGARDING AIRCRAFT PARTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 44913

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes additional rules that would prohibit 
certain false or misleading statements regarding civil aircraft, 
airframes, aircraft engines, propellers, appliances, component parts, 
and materials, including standard parts, that are used, or may be used, 
on civil aircraft. The proposals would also permit increased inspection 
by the FAA of records regarding the quality of aircraft parts. The 
additional rules are needed to help prevent persons from representing 
parts as suitable for use on civil aircraft when in fact they may not 
be. The proposals are intended to provide assurance that aircraft 
owners and operators, and persons who maintain aircraft, have truthful 
information on which to determine whether a part may be used in a given 
civil aircraft application. This action is significant because of 
substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AVR-94-549R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation 08/00/01

Agency Contact: Beverly Sherkey, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 13873 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20172-3223
Phone: 703 661-0583

RIN: 2120-AG08
_______________________________________________________________________




1980. [rplus]NOISE LIMITATIONS FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS IN THE VICINITY 
OF GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40106; 49 USC 
40109; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44502; 49 USC 44514; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44719; 49 USC 46301

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will establish noise limitations for certain 
aircraft operated in the vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park. This 
action is one part of an overall strategy to reduce further the impact 
of aircraft noise on the park environment and to assist the National 
Park Service (NPS) in achieving its statutory mandate

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imposed by Public Law 100-91 to provide for the substantial restoration 
of natural quiet and experience in Grand Canyon National Park. The 
supplemental amendment removes two sections from the December 31, 1996, 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to establish a 
corridor through the National Canyon area as an incentive route for 
quiet technology aircraft. The FAA and NPS have determined not to 
proceed with an air tour route in the vicinity of National Canyon and 
are presently considering alternatives to this route. This rulemaking 
is significant because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/31/96                    61 FR 69334
NPRM Comment Period End         03/31/97
SNPRM                           07/15/98                    63 FR 38232
SNPRM                           03/24/03                    68 FR 14276
SNPRM Comment Period End        06/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: A final rule, which was published on 12/31/96 
(61 FR 69302), establishes new operating restrictions at Grand Canyon 
National Park. See RIN 2120-AF93 published elsewhere in this Agenda.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 12/31/96, 61 FR 69334

Agency Contact: Tom Connor, Office of Energy and Environment, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8933

RIN: 2120-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________




1981. [rplus]LICENSING AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR LAUNCH

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 70101 to 70119

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 415; 14 CFR 417

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would establish requirements for licensing the 
conduct of a launch from a non-Federal launch site. The law requires 
anyone who proposes to conduct a launch within the United States, or a 
U.S. citizen proposing to conduct a launch site outside the United 
States, to obtain a license from DOT. This action would govern 
obtaining a license to conduct such a launch. Currently, commercial 
rocket launches take place from Federal Government installations 
operated by the Department of Defense and NASA. Licensing requirements 
for those launches are being developed in a related licensing 
rulemaking (RIN 2120-AF99). In this action, DOT proposes to implement 
rules regarding obtaining a license to conduct a launch from a 
commercial launch site, where DOT, rather than NASA or the military, 
has primary responsibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/25/00                    65 FR 63922
NPRM Comment Period End         02/22/01
SNPRM                           07/30/02                    67 FR 49456
NPRM: Additional Information    08/27/02                    67 FR 54978
NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: Project Number: AST-97-088R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 10/25/00, 65 FR 63922.

Agency Contact: Michael Dook, Licensing and Safety Division, Office of 
Commercial Space, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9305

RIN: 2120-AG37
_______________________________________________________________________




1982. [rplus]CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 
44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44715 to 44718; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 46306; 
49 USC 46315; 49 USC 46502

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action sought public comment on issues relating to the 
use of child restraint systems in aircraft during all phases of flight 
(i.e., taxi, takeoff, landing, or any other time the seat belt sign is 
illuminated). Specifically, the agency sought information about 
existing child restraint systems, the development of new and improved 
child restraint systems, the ease with which existing or new child 
restraint systems can be used, and the effectiveness of changing the 
current child restraint system regulations. The advance notice gathered 
information in response to a recommendation made by the White House 
Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. Approximately 130 comments 
were received on the ANPRM. This information is needed so that the FAA 
can determine the best way to ensure the safety of children while on 
board aircraft. After such a determination is made, the FAA may issue a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with specific regulatory proposals that 
respond to the Commission's recommendations regarding the use of child 
restraint systems. This action is considered significant because of 
safety implications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/18/98                     63 FR 8324
ANPRM Comment Period End        06/18/98
NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: Project Number: AFS-97-261R

Agency Contact: Cindy Nordlie, Office of Rulemaking, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7627

Nancy L. Claussen, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 2800 44th N. Street, 
Suite 450, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 602 379-4864

RIN: 2120-AG43

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1983. REVISION OF AIR CARRIER CREWMEMBER AND TRAINING REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 
49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 
44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 60; 14 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to revise title 14 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations part 121 subparts N, O, and P. The proposed 
revision and creation will address Advanced Qualification Programs and 
additional training programs. The rulemaking is needed to enhance crew 
resource management training, to permit rapid changes to training and 
checking requirements for emerging technologies, to improve safety, and 
to respond to numerous recommendations from various sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AFS-97-335R.

Agency Contact: Jan Demuth, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8166

RIN: 2120-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




1984. [rplus]TRAINING IN THE RECOGNITION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 4711; 49 
USC 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 
44903; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA is proposing to amend its hazardous materials 
(hazmat) training requirements for air carriers and commercial 
operators certificated to operate under part 121 or part 135. This 
action also proposes that repair stations certificated under part 145 
document for the FAA that persons handling hazmat for transportation 
have been trained as required by DOT's Hazardous Materials Regulations. 
The FAA is updating its regulations because hazmat transport and the 
aviation industry have changed significantly since the FAA promulgated 
its Hazmat training regulations over 25 years ago. This action proposes 
to set clear training standards and ensure uniform compliance with 
training requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Wilkening, Office of Security, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-5885

Jan Demuth, Flight Standards Service, Department of Transportation, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8166

RIN: 2120-AG75
_______________________________________________________________________




1985. [rplus]AIR TOUR OPERATIONS IN STATE OF HAWAII

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 
44715; 49 USC 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 46306; 49 USC 46315; 49 USC 
46316; 49 USC 46502; 49 USC 46504; 49 USC 46504; 49 USC 46506; 49 USC 
47122; 49 USC 47508; 49 USC 47528 to 47530

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to extend SFAR 71, which established 
certain procedural, operational, and equipment requirements for air 
tour operators in the State of Hawaii. The FAA intends to issue a 
national air tour safety proposal in the near future, but until this 
rulemaking becomes final, there is a need to extend SFAR 71 to ensure 
the continuing safe environment for conducting air tours in Hawaii. 
During the 9-year period between 1982 and 1991, there were 11 air tour 
accidents with 24 fatalities in Hawaii. The apparent causes of the 
accidents ranged from engine power loss to encounters with adverse 
weather. On September 26, 1994, the FAA published an emergency final 
rule as SFAR 71. The rule established additional operating procedures, 
including minimum safe altitudes (and associated increases in visual 
flight rules weather minimums), minimum equipment requirements, and 
operational limitations for air tour aircraft in the State of Hawaii. 
SFAR 71 was subsequently extended until October 26, 2003. This 
rulemaking is significant because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary Davis, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8166

RIN: 2120-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




1986. SAFE, EFFICIENT USE AND PRESERVATION OF THE NAVIGABLE AIRSPACE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40113 to 40114; 49 USC 44502; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44718

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 77

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would add and amend definitions for terms commonly 
used during the aeronautical evaluation process. This action would 
amend obstruction standards for civil airport imaginary surfaces in 
order to promote and facilitate harmonization with other

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FAA directives. It also would simplify and clarify the rule language in 
accordance with the plain language initiative.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ATA-00-490.

Agency Contact: Ellen Crum, Air Traffic Rules Procedures Branch, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3155

RIN: 2120-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




1987. DESIGN STANDARDS FOR FUSELAGE DOORS ON TRANSPORT CATEGORY 
AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the design standards for fuselage 
doors, hatches, and exits on transport category airplanes. This 
proposal would relieve a certification burden on industry by 
eliminating regulatory differences between the air standards of the 
United States and Joint Aviation Requirements of Europe without 
affecting current industry design practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-96-398.

Agency Contact: Jeff Gardlin, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2136

RIN: 2120-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




1988. NOISE STRINGENCY INCREASE FOR SINGLE-ENGINE PROPELLER-DRIVEN SMALL 
AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
44701; 49 USC 44702; 49 USC 44704; 49 USC 44715

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 36

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA is proposing a change to the noise limits for 
propeller-driven small airplanes. The FAA, the European Joint Aviation 
Authorities (JAA), and representatives from the United States and 
European propeller-driven small airplane industries developed the ICAO 
Annex 16 noise limit change in a joint effort. The proposed change 
would provide nearly uniform noise certification standards for 
airplanes certificated in the United States and in the JAA countries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AEE-01-133R.

Agency Contact: Mehmet Marsan, Office of Environment and Energy, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7703

RIN: 2120-AH44
_______________________________________________________________________




1989. AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS FOR CLASSES B AND F CARGO COMPARTMENT FOR 
TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to amend the airworthiness standards for 
transport category airplanes to incorporate revised standards for Class 
B cargo compartments and establish standards for a new Class F cargo 
compartment, and to harmonize those requirements with standards 
proposed for the European Joint Aviation Requirements 25.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-93-725-A.

Agency Contact: Mahinder K. Wahi, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425 227-2142

RIN: 2120-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




1990. AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) AND MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 1155; 49 USC 40103 to 40105; 49 
USC 40113; 49 USC 40119 to 40120; 49 USC 41706; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 
44111; 49 USC 44113; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 
to 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901 to 44904; 
49 USC 44906; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105; 49 USC 46306; 49 USC 46315; 
49 USC 46316; 49 USC 465504; 49 USC 46506 to 46507; 49 USC 47122; 49 
USC 47508; 49 USC 47528 to 47531

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1; 14 CFR 71; 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 95; 14 CFR 97; 14 
CFR 121; 14 CFR 129; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA is proposing to amend its regulations to reflect 
technological advances that support area navigation (RNAV) and ensure 
that certain terms are consistent with those of the International Civil 
Aviation Organization. The proposed changes are intended to promote the 
transition from ground-based navigation and to increase efficiency of 
the National Airspace System.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/17/02                    67 FR 77326
NPRM Comment Period End         01/31/03

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NPRM Comment Period Reopened    04/08/03                    68 FR 16992
Comment Period End              07/07/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lawrence Buehler, Flight Standards Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8452

RIN: 2120-AH77
_______________________________________________________________________




1991. ESTABLISHMENT OF ORGANIZATION DESIGNATION AUTHORIZATION PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40105; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44707; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 44711; 49 USC 44715; 
49 USC 45303; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 21; 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135; 14 CFR 145; 14 CFR 183

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would create an Organization 
Designation Authorization (ODA) Program that would incorporate all 
organization designee rules within 14 CFR 183. It will expand the 
approval functions of FAA organization designees, standardize these 
functions to increase efficiency, and expand eligibility for 
organization designees, including organizations not eligible under the 
current rules. These actions would provide the FAA with a more 
efficient process to delegate certain tasks to external organizations 
while preserving and increasing aviation safety in an environment where 
the government is committed to reducing its workforce.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ralph Meyer, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 6500 S. MacArthur 
Blvd, ARB Room 304A, Oklahoma City, OK 73169
Phone: 405 954-7072

RIN: 2120-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________




1992. REFUSAL TO TAKE A DOT-REQUIRED DRUG OR ALCOHOL TEST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44703; 49 
USC 44707; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 45102 to 45103; 49 USC 45301 
to 45302

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to amend the airman medical standards to 
disqualify an airman based on a refusal to take a DOT-required drug or 
alcohol test and to report pre-employment and return-to-duty test 
refusals to the FA. This action is necessary to ensure that persons who 
have refused to take a drug or alcohol test do not operate aircraft or 
perform contract air traffic control tower operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sherry deVries, Office of Aerospace Medicine, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8693

RIN: 2120-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________




1993. PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING QUALITIES REQUIREMENTS FOR ROTORCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 
USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 27; 14 CFR 29

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes new and revised airworthiness standards 
for normal and transport category rotorcraft due to technological 
advances in design and operational trends in normal and transport 
rotorcraft performance and handling qualities. The changes would 
enhance the safety standards for performance and handling qualities to 
reflect the evolution of rotorcraft capabilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lance T Gant, Air Certification Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 2601 Meachum Blvd., 
Fort Worth, TX 76193-0110
Phone: 817 222-5114

RIN: 2120-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                     Final Rule Stage


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)



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1994. OBJECTS AFFECTING NAVIGABLE AIRSPACE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113 to 40114; 49 
USC 44502; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44718; 49 USC 46101 to 46102; 49 USC 
46104

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 77

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the standards, aeronautical studies, 
scope, and notice provisions concerning objects affecting navigable 
airspace. The notice consisted primarily of changes required by recent 
legislation or recommended by a government/ industry task group of the 
National Airspace Review Advisory Committee.

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This action would also cover electromagnetic interference phenomena 
that could create a hazard to air navigation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Review                06/19/78                    43 FR 26322
Review Conference               12/08/80
NPRM                            08/03/90                    55 FR 31722
NPRM Correction                 08/13/90                    55 FR 32999
NPRM Correction                 08/16/90                    55 FR 33577
NPRM Correction                 08/28/90                    55 FR 35152
NPRM Correction                 09/10/90                    55 FR 37287
NPRM Comment Period End         12/31/90
SNPRM                           10/16/95                    60 FR 53680
SNPRM Comment Period End        11/30/95
SNPRM To Be Withdrawn           05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ATO-85-015R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 08/03/90, 55 FR 31722

Agency Contact: Ellen Crum, Air Traffic Rules Procedures Branch, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3155

RIN: 2120-AA09
_______________________________________________________________________




1995. MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7572; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5103; 49 USC 40105; 
49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44703; 49 USC 
44705; 49 USC 44706; 49 USC 44707; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 44710; 49 USC 
44711; 49 USC 44712

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 21; 14 CFR 65; 14 CFR 107; 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135; 
14 CFR 145

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA is withdrawing a previously published notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to amend various sections of 
the regulations. The proposal was to clarify language, correct improper 
or obsolete references, and to relax certain existing requirements. 
Since publication of the NPRM, many other completed, in-process, or 
planned actions have addressed or will address many of the issues 
involved. The FAA has determined that all unresolved issues have been 
included in more recent actions dealing with the specific sections of 
the regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/03/83                    48 FR 45214
NPRM Comment Period End         12/02/83
To Be Withdrawn                 05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. 23781. Project Number: ARM-81-128R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 10/03/83, 48 FR 45214

Agency Contact: Linda L. Williams, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-100, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-9685

RIN: 2120-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




1996. IFR ALTITUDES; MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 49 USC 40120; 49 USC 44502; 49 USC 44514; 49 USC 
44719; 49 USC 44721; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40106; 49 USC 
40113; 49 USC 40114

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 95

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is a nonsignificant body of regulations which prescribes 
altitudes for the operation of aircraft under instrument flight rules 
(IFR) on Federal airways, jet routes, area navigation low or high 
routes, or other direct routes for which a minimum en route IFR 
altitude is designated in 14 CFR part 95. In addition, mountainous 
areas and changeover points are designated. These regulations are an 
established body of technical requirements that are issued routinely 
and frequently to maintain operational efficiency. Total actions 
expected--270. 10/00/2002 - 10/00/2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Actions Will Continue Through   10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael L. Henry, General Aviation and Commercial 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8212

Don Pate, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 6500 South MacArthur, 
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Phone: 405 954-4161

RIN: 2120-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________




1997. AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 39

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA issues type certificates for ``products,'' which are 
aircraft, engines, propellers, and some appliances. The FAA issues a 
regulation called an Airworthiness Directive (AD) to address an unsafe 
condition in a type certificated product, if that unsafe condition is 
likely to exist or develop in products of the same type design. Part 39 
of title 14 requires each operator of a product affected by an AD to 
comply with the terms of the AD, in order to operate that product; the 
AD may mandate operational limitations, maintenance, or alterations for 
the affected product. The vast majority of routine and frequent 
Airworthiness Directives are nonsignificant. Total actions expected--
540. 10/00/2002 to 10/00/2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Actions Will Continue Through   10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Walker, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 
20591
Phone: 202 267-9592

RIN: 2120-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




1998. STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES; MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40106; 49 USC 40113 to 40114; 49 
USC 40120; 49 USC 44502; 49 USC 44514; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44719; 49 
USC 44721 to 44722; 49 USC 106(g)

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 97

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) provide for 
instrument letdown to airports in the United States. They are a 
nonsignificant body of regulations that are complex and technical in 
nature and require routine and frequent rulemaking to maintain 
efficiency. The FAA issues, revises, and cancels SIAPs by adopting 
amendments that are incorporated into 14 CFR part 97. Contemporaneously 
with publication in the Federal Register, the SIAPs are made available 
to the Aeronautical Charting and Cartography Office in the FAA and 
other publishers of aeronautical charts where they are published as 
approach procedure charts or ``approach plates.'' These charts are made 
available to the members of the aviation community for use by pilots in 
making instrument approaches. Total actions expected--3,200. 10/00/2002 
- 10/00/2003.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Actions Will Continue Through   10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael L. Henry, General Aviation and Commercial 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8212

Don Pate, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 6500 South MacArthur, 
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Phone: 405 954-4161

RIN: 2120-AA65
_______________________________________________________________________




1999. AIRSPACE ACTIONS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40120; EO 10854

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 71; 14 CFR 73; 14 CFR 75

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is a nonsignificant body of regulations which designates 
airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points to facilitate 
safe navigation. These regulations are technical in nature and are 
issued routinely and frequently to maintain operational efficiency. 
Total actions expected--450. 10/00/2002 through 10/00/2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Actions Will Continue Through   10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Pat Crawford, Manager, Airspace Branch, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-9255

RIN: 2120-AA66
_______________________________________________________________________




2000. [rplus]IMPROVED WATER SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 
USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 
44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 
40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would have added new requirements for water 
survival equipment carried aboard airplanes and rotorcraft. The 
requirements would have applied, after specified dates, to U.S.-
certificate holders that conduct common-carriage operations with 
airplanes and rotorcraft. This action is in response to the Airport and 
Airway Safety and Capacity Enhancement Act of 1987 (PL 100-223) and 
relates to safety recommendations by the National Transportation Safety 
Board. The requirements are intended to increase the likelihood of 
aircraft passengers surviving a crash landing in water and, thus, this 
rulemaking is significant because of the safety implications. This 
rulemaking will be withdrawn. Cost and unresolved issues concerning 
lap-help children are preventing the rulemaking from moving forward.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/30/88                    53 FR 24890
NPRM Comment Period End         11/28/88
To Be Withdrawn                 09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AIR-85-265R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 06/30/88, 53 FR 24890

Agency Contact: Hal Jensen, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-9574

RIN: 2120-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________




2001. [rplus]RETROFIT OF IMPROVED SEATS IN AIR CARRIER TRANSPORT 
CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 
USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 
106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 
44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 44712

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CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, April 28, 1988.

Abstract: This action would require that all seats of transport 
category airplanes used in air carrier operations and transport 
category airplanes used in scheduled intrastate service comply with 
improved crashworthiness standards. The Airport and Airways Safety and 
Capacity Expansion Act of 1987 directs the Secretary of Transportation 
to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to consider requiring all seats on 
board all air carrier aircraft to meet improved crashworthiness 
standards based upon the best available testing standards. The intended 
effect of this action is to increase passenger protection and 
survivability in survivable impact accidents. This rulemaking is 
considered significant because of its safety implications and statutory 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/17/88                    53 FR 17650
NPRM Comment Period End         10/14/88
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    10/30/98                    63 FR 58331
NPRM Comment Period End         01/08/99
SNPRM                           10/04/02                    67 FR 62294
SNPRM Extension of Comment 
Period                          12/03/02                    67 FR 71908
SNPRM Comment Period End        12/03/02
SNPRM Commend Period End        03/03/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket 25611. Project Number: AIR-88-136R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 05/17/88, 53 FR 17650

Agency Contact: Hal Jensen, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-9574

RIN: 2120-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




2002. TYPE CERTIFICATES FOR SOME SURPLUS AIRCRAFT OF THE ARMED FORCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7572; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40105; 49 USC 
40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44707; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 44711; 
49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 45303

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Following World War II, a substantial number of surplus 
military airplanes were offered for sale to the public in order to meet 
an increased demand for civilian-use aircraft not being met by the 
civil aircraft industry. The current regulation permits both type and 
airworthiness certification for surplus military aircraft based on the 
particular aircraft's safety record and condition. As military aircraft 
have become increasingly complex and sophisticated, that practice is no 
longer acceptable. This action would remove the regulations for issuing 
type certificates for these surplus aircraft and eliminate references 
to obsolete standards. Surplus military aircraft would still be 
certificated in the normal, utility, acrobatic, commuter, transport, 
and restricted categories upon compliance with the applicable 
regulations. This rulemaking will be withdrawn. This rulemaking will be 
incorporated in a rulemaking revision of part 21.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/21/94                    59 FR 19114
NPRM Comment Period End         06/20/94
Comment Period End 08/26/94     07/07/94                    59 FR 34779
To Be Withdrawn                 05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AIR-91-354R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 04/21/94, 59 FR 19114

Agency Contact: Ed Chalpin, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-9588

RIN: 2120-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________




2003. [rplus]AGING AIRCRAFT SAFETY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40104 to 40105; 49 USC 40113; 49 
USC 40119; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 
44709 to 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 
USC 44722; 49 USC 44901 to 44904; 49 USC 44906

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 129; 14 CFR 135; 14 CFR 
183

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, April 24, 1992, Action must be 
initiated by 04/24/92 per Aging Aircraft Safety Act of 1991.

Abstract: On October 5, 1993, the FAA published an NPRM that proposed 
to require air carriers of certain aircraft used in air transportation 
to demonstrate that the aircraft's maintenance has been adequate to 
ensure the highest degree of safety. After further review, and taking 
into consideration public comments to the NPRM, the FAA withdrew that 
NPRM. On March 19, 1999, the FAA issued a new NPRM that would ensure 
the continuing airworthiness of the most significant aging airplanes 
operating in air transportation by mandating aging aircraft records 
reviews and inspections for certain air carriers and certain aircraft 
and also by applying modern damage-tolerance analyses and inspection 
techniques to older airplane structures that were certificated before 
such techniques were available. The comment period closed on October 
18, 1999. This rulemaking is significant because of substantial public 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/05/93                    58 FR 51944
NPRM Comment Period End         02/02/94
Comment Period End 3/4/94       02/08/94                     59 FR 5741
NPRM                            04/02/99                    64 FR 16298
NPRM Comment Period End         08/02/99
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    08/18/99                    64 FR 45090
Comment Period End              10/08/99
Interim Final Rule; Request for 
Comments                        12/06/02                    67 FR 72726

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Interim Final Rule: Extension of 
Comment Period                  02/04/03                     68 FR 5782
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      02/04/03
Interim Final Rule: Extension of 
Comment Period End              05/05/03
Final Action                    08/00/03
Interim Final Rule Effective    12/08/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number AFS-92-029R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 04/02/99, 64 FR 16298

Agency Contact: Frederick Sobeck, Aircraft Maintenance Division, Flight 
Standards Service, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7355

RIN: 2120-AE42
_______________________________________________________________________




2004. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL RADAR BEACON SYSTEM AND MODE S TRANSPONDER 
REQUIREMENTS IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 
USC 44712; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 
44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would revise the Mode S transponder requirement 
for all aircraft operating under part 135 and certain aircraft 
operating under part 121 based on the expected availability of 
operational capabilities of Mode S ground sensors. For part 121 
operators, the action would affect only those aircraft not required to 
have Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System II. An aviation 
rulemaking advisory committee has recommended that the FAA conduct a 
study of the installed Mode S ground sensor to determine the extent of 
the benefits derived and the costs involved in equipage. This action is 
a relieving action made necessary by the fact that ground sensors are 
not in place to support the requirement. Further, FAA is studying the 
need for Mode S transponders in part 135 and certain part 121 
operations in light of the fact that transponders may not substantially 
increase ATC ability to view air traffic.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/23/96                    61 FR 26036
NPRM Correction                 06/17/96                    61 FR 30551
NPRM Comment Period End         07/22/96
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AFS-92-297R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 05/23/96, 61 FR 26036

Agency Contact: Daniel V. Meier, Jr., Flight Standards Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3749

RIN: 2120-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________




2005. [rplus]CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40104 to 40105; 49 USC 40113; 49 
USC 40119; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 
44709 to 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716 
to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 44902

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 129; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This project would ensure that airplanes used or not used in 
common carriage in air transportation have a comprehensive corrosion 
prevention program within their maintenance or inspection programs. In 
April 1988, a commercial transport airplane experienced an in-flight 
decompression and separation of approximately 18 feet of the fuselage 
skin and structure at the top of the airplane. The airplane had been in 
service for 19 years and had flown almost 90,000 flights. The National 
Transportation Safety Board concluded that the failure of the airline 
to detect skin disbonding resulted in corrosion and metal fatigue 
leading to separation of the airplane's skin structure. This rulemaking 
is considered significant because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/03/02                    67 FR 62142
NPRM Comment Period End         04/01/03
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AFS-93-382R

Agency Contact: Frederick Sobeck, Aircraft Maintenance Division, Flight 
Standards Service, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7355

RIN: 2120-AE92
_______________________________________________________________________




2006. REVISED PRECISION APPROACH LANDING SYSTEMS POLICY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This statement would provide policy for acquisition, 
installation, maintenance, and decommissioning of the instrument 
landing system (ILS) and the microwave landing system (MLS) during the 
transition to the global positioning system (GPS). The policy statement 
of December 1989 announced the transition from the ILS to the MLS for 
precision approach service in the National Airspace System. Since that 
time, advancement of GPS-based landing system technology has provided a 
more economical means of providing approach services. FAA plans to 
withdraw this policy because it is no longer relevant.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Policy Statement                12/27/89                    54 FR 53231
To be withdrawn                 05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Wedge, Airway Facilities Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7848

RIN: 2120-AG16
_______________________________________________________________________




2007. [rplus]REVISIONS TO DIGITAL FLIGHT DATA RECORDER REGULATIONS FOR 
B-737 AIRPLANES AND FOR PART 125 OPERATORS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 
USC 44713; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 
44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to amend the digital flight data recorder 
rules for transport category airplanes to add a requirement for all 
Boeing 737 (B-737) series airplanes to record additional flight data 
parameters. This amendment is based on safety recommendations issued by 
the National Transportation Safety Board following the investigation of 
the 1994 USAir Flight 427 accident. This rulemaking is significant 
because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/18/99                    64 FR 63139
NPRM Comment Period End         12/20/99
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AIR-99-272R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 11/18/99, 64 FR 63139

Agency Contact: George Kaseote, Policy and Procedures Branch, Aircraft 
Certification Service, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8541

RIN: 2120-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




2008. [rplus]IMPROVED FLAMMABILITY STANDARDS FOR THERMAL/ACOUSTIC 
INSULATION MATERIALS USED IN TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44702; 49 USC 
44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document proposes upgraded flammability standards that 
specifically address flame propagation and entry of an external fire 
into the airplane (burnthrough) under realistic fire scenarios. The 
proposed standards are intended to reduce the incidence and severity of 
cabin fires, particularly those ignited in inaccessible areas where 
thermal/acoustic insulation materials are typically installed. Also, 
the proposed standards would provide an increased level of safety with 
respect to post-crash fires by delaying the entry of such a fire into 
the cabin, thereby providing additional time for evacuation and 
enhancing survivability. The new standards would apply to new type 
designs, and newly manufactured airplanes entering parts 91, 121, 125, 
and 135 service. This action is significant because of substantial 
public interest.

Statement of Need: Service history and laboratory testing demonstrate 
that the current flammability requirements applicable to thermal/
acoustic insulation materials may not be providing the intended 
protection against the spread of fires. Additionally, the FAA considers 
that increased protection against external fire penetrating the 
fuselage can be provided by proper selection of the same material. 
These new test methods would not only provide for increased in-flight 
fire safety, by reducing the flammability of thermal/acoustic 
insulation blankets, but would provide increased time for evacuation 
during externally fed, post-crash fires by increasing fuselage 
burnthrough resistance.

Summary of Legal Basis: 49 USC 4401 empowers the Administrator to 
prescribe regulations and minimum standards in the interest of safety 
for aircraft and equipment.

Alternatives: The FAA considered several options to identify the least 
intrusive and most cost-effective alternative to increase the level of 
safety for insulation materials. The alternatives considered were as 
follows: (1) Utilize the industry test instead of the requirements 
proposed; this would not screen out certain types of materials shown to 
propagate a fire under more realistic conditions, but would screen out 
the worst performers. (2) Limit replacement of insulation materials to 
only certain parts of the airplane; it is not feasible to specify areas 
of the airplane that are more crucial than others. This would be an 
economic consideration that would not address safety issues. (3) Change 
the effectivity or compliance times to reduce the number of airplanes 
affected; the proposal will be designed to optimize costs versus 
benefits in this regard. Changes to either would be less than optimal. 
(4) Propose some combination of the above. Other combinations would 
either reduce the level of safety or be less cost effective.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: The total cost of this rule is $68.0 
million, or $36.5 million discounted to present value if only blanket 
material changes are made to the aircraft. If manufacturers need to 
make configuration changes to the aircraft as well as material changes 
to their drawings, the FAA estimates that total costs would be $103.1 
million or $68.2 million discounted to present value. The FAA is unable 
to quantify the benefits for this rule. However, preventing the loss of 
one airplane and its passengers over the 20-year period is not likely. 
Assuming such a loss would occur at the midpoint of the analysis, or in 
2009, with 169 passengers, the nondiscounted loss would be $455.5 
million, or $231.5 million discounted to present value (again, assuming 
society's willingness to pay $2.7 million to avoid a fatality). This 
loss does not include the value of the airplane. Even without loss of 
life, as several of the incidents show, a hull loss could exceed tens 
of millions of dollars. The FAA therefore

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has determined that this proposed rule would be cost beneficial.

Risks: The FAA is aware of several events in which the flammability 
characteristics of thermal/acoustic insulation material may have been a 
contributing factor of airplane fires. The FAA initiated investigations 
and research to determine the appropriateness of applying existing 
Bunsen burner flammability criteria to thermal/acoustic insulation, as 
typically installed in concealed and inaccessible areas. This rule is 
necessary to decrease the risk of fires on airplanes and to improve 
airplane fire safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/20/00                    65 FR 56992
NPRM Comment Period End         01/18/01
Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-99-086R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation 12/00/2002.

Agency Contact: Jeff Gardlin, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2136

RIN: 2120-AG91
_______________________________________________________________________




2009. FIRE PROTECTION OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS ON TRANSPORT 
CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44702; 40 USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the airworthiness standards for 
transport category airplanes concerning the protection of electrical 
system components. This action will eliminate regulatory differences 
between the airworthiness standards of the U.S. and the Joint Aviation 
Requirements of Europe, without affecting current industry design 
practices

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/15/01                    66 FR 26964
NPRM Comment Period End         07/16/01
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mahinder K. Wahi, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425 227-2142

Massoud Sadeghi, Aircraft Certification Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., 
Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2117

RIN: 2120-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________




2010. [rplus]CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR PRODUCTS AND PARTS (SECTION 
610 REVIEW)

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7572; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40101; 49 USC 
40103; 49 USC 40109; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44110; 49 USC 44502; 49 USC 
44701; 49 USC 44702; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 44711; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 
44715

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA intends to conduct a 610 review (a review under 
section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act) of this part, and RIN 
2120-AG93 has been added to the Agenda to reflect this review. The FAA 
carries out its responsibility to promote safety of flight of civil 
aircraft in air commerce by prescribing minimum standards governing the 
design and construction of aircraft, aircraft engines and propellers, 
and appliances as may be required in the interest of safety. The FAA 
has established procedural requirements in 14 CFR part 21 for the 
issuance of the following certificates and approvals: (1) type 
certificates and changes to type certificates; (2) production 
certificates; (3) airworthiness certificates; (4) export airworthiness 
certificates and approvals; and (5) approvals of certain materials, 
parts processes, and appliances produced for sale or installation on a 
type certificated product. Also contained in this part are the rules 
governing the holders of certificates. In order to be issued a type 
certificate, the applicant must show that the product complies with the 
airworthiness standards for the product (aircraft, aircraft engine, or 
propeller). The airworthiness standards are amended as needed to 
reflect continually changing technology, correct design deficiencies, 
and provide safety enhancements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Review To Be Completed          05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Paul Larson, Office of Aviation Policy and Plans, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3296

RIN: 2120-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




2011. [rplus]CERTIFICATION OF AIRPORTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44706; 49 USC 44709 to 40711; 49 USC 44713; 49 
USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44719; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 
44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 139

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to revise the current airport 
certification regulation and to establish certification requirements 
for airports serving scheduled air carrier operations in aircraft with 
10 to 30 seats. In addition, changes are proposed to address National 
Transportation Safety Board recommendations and petitions for 
exemptions and rulemaking. A section of an air carrier operation 
regulation also would be amended to conform with proposed changes to 
airport certification requirements. The FAA believes that these 
proposed revisions are necessary to ensure safety in air

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transportation and to provide a comparable level of safety at all 
certificated airports. This action is significant because of 
substantial public interest.

Statement of Need: The last major revision to the airport certification 
regulation occurred in 1987, and since then, industry practices and 
technology have changed. To respond to such changes, the FAA is 
proposing to revise the regulation to clarify and update several 
requirements. Additionally, with the passage of the 1996 FAA 
Reauthorization Act, Congress provided the FAA the necessary authority 
to certificate airports serving scheduled air carrier operations with 
10- to 30-seat aircraft, except in the State of Alaska (in addition to 
existing authority to regulate airports serving air carrier operations 
using aircraft with more than 30 seats). To achieve a comparable level 
of safety at all covered airports, FAA now proposes to exercise this 
authority and amend the regulation to incorporate airports serving 
smaller air carrier aircraft into the FAA's airport certification 
program. Also, the 2000 FAA Reauthorization Act (P.L. 106-181) mandates 
publication of the NPRM within 60 days of the Act's enactment; and 
publication of the final rule within one year of the close of comment 
period for airports serving smaller air carrier aircraft.

Summary of Legal Basis: FAA has general and specific authority to 
regulate airports as set out in 49 USC 106(g) and 44701.

Alternatives: The FAA has considered several alternative approaches to 
this proposed rulemaking and has attempted to minimize the potential 
economic impact of the proposal, especially the impact on small 
entities. In addition, this action fulfills the FAA's responsibility to 
meet deadlines established by Congress to certificate airports serving 
scheduled air carrier operations with 10- to 30-seat aircraft, except 
for the State of Alaska. The FAA considered alternatives based on two 
issues. Issue 1 was the revision of 14 CFR 139, and issue 2 was the 
certification of airports serving scheduled operations of small air 
carrier aircraft with 10 to 30 passenger seats. The FAA determined that 
it was necessary to revise 14 CFR 139 and that the revised part 139 
should include the certification of airports serving scheduled air 
carrier operations with 10- to 30-passenger seat aircraft.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: Most of the costs of this proposed rule 
are associated with the proposed improvements to safety and operational 
requirements. Most of these costs result from the expansion of ARFF 
services. The present value of the total cost of the rule over a 10-
year period is approximately $46 million, which includes training, 
additional emergency response protection, wildlife management, and an 
updated airport certification manual that better reflects current best 
practices. With the tremendous cost of aviation accidents, the proposed 
rule provides the potential for enhanced safety for a reasonable cost. 
The expected benefit of this proposed rule is an enhanced level of 
safety resulting in reduced fatalities, injuries, and property damage 
at airports with scheduled air carrier operations, particularly 
operations in aircraft configured with 10 to 30 passenger seats. The 
cost of a single accident of a 30-seat scheduled passenger aircraft is 
greater than the total cost of the proposal. Other benefits of this 
proposal include provisions for snow and ice control, wildlife 
management, and training.

Risks: The purpose of this rulemaking is to expand and enhance the 
safety benefits of the current regulation by providing, to the extent 
possible, a comparable level of safety at all airports used by air 
carriers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/21/00                    65 FR 38636
Correction                      08/21/00                    65 FR 50669
NPRM Comment Period Extended    08/22/00                    65 FR 50945
NPRM Comment Period End         09/19/00
NPRM Extended Comment Period End11/03/00
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AAS-97-072R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 06/21/00

Agency Contact: Linda Bruce, Office of Airport Safety and Standards, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8553

RIN: 2120-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




2012. SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES IN THE VICINITY OF GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 
44704; 49 USC 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 
46306; 49 USC 46315; 49 USC 46316; 49 USC 46502; 49 USC 46504; 49 USC 
46506 to 46507; 49 USC 47122; 49 USC 47508; 49 USC 48528 to 47531

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 93; 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will further postpone the effective date for the 
flight-free zones, Special Flight Rules Area, and corridors portions of 
the December 31, 1996, Grand Canyon final rule until January 31, 2001. 
The FAA finds that this rule is needed so that it may issue new 
regulations that will substantially restore natural quiet to the Grand 
Canyon National Park.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule Effective            01/31/00
Final Rule; Request for Comments02/03/00                     65 FR 5396
Comment Period End              03/06/00
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Reginald C. Matthews, Office of Air Traffic Airspace 
Management, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8783

RIN: 2120-AG97
_______________________________________________________________________




2013. [rplus]FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 1155; 49 USC 40103; 49 USC

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40119; 49 USC 40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 
49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 USC 
44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105; 
49 USC 46306; 49 USC 46315; 49 USC 46316; 49 USC 46504; 49 USC 46506 to 
46507; 49 USC 47122; 49 USC 47508; 49 USC 47528 to 47531

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 61; 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to update and revise the regulations 
governing operations by aircraft in fractional ownership programs. 
Current regulations do not adequately define fractional ownership 
programs nor clearly allocate responsibility and authority for safety 
and compliance with the regulations. This proposal will define 
fractional ownership programs and their participants, allocate 
responsibility and authority for safety of flight operations for 
purposes of compliance with the regulations, and ensure that fractional 
ownership program aircraft operations maintain a high level of safety. 
This action is significant because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/18/01                    66 FR 37520
NPRM Comment Period End         10/16/01
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Katherine Hakala Perfetti, Flight Standards Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
Phone: 202 267-3760

RIN: 2120-AH06
_______________________________________________________________________




2014. NOISE CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS FOR HELICOPTERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 
to 44702; 49 USC 44704; 49 USC 44715; PL 96-193; EO 11514

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 36

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposal is based on a joint effort by the FAA, the 
European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), and the Aviation Rulemaking 
Advisory Committee (ARAC) to harmonize the U.S. noise certification 
regulations and the European Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR) for 
helicopters. The proposed changes would provide nearly uniform noise 
certification standards for helicopters certificated in the U.S., the 
JAA countries, and other countries that have adopted as their national 
regulation either the U.S. regulations, the JAA regulations, or the 
International Civil Aviation Organization standards. The harmonization 
of the noise certification standards would simplify airworthiness 
approvals for import and export purposes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/05/00                    65 FR 59634
NPRM Comment Period End         01/04/01
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sandy Liu, Office of Environment and Energy, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 493-4864

RIN: 2120-AH10
_______________________________________________________________________




2015. ANTIDRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR PERSONNEL 
ENGAGED IN SPECIFIED AVIATION ACTIVITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 
USC 44713; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 
44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105; 49 USC 46301

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to revise the FAA's Antidrug and Alcohol 
Misuse Prevention Programs in accordance with changes the Department of 
Transportation is making to 49 CFR 40. In addition, the FAA proposes 
some minor revisions to its Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention 
Program so that the requirements conform to 14 CFR 67.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/28/02                     67 FR 9366
NPRM Comment Period End         05/29/02
NPRM Comment Period Extended    05/29/02                    67 FR 37361
NPRM Extended Comment Period End07/29/02
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Diane Wood, Acting Manager, Drug Abatement Branch, 
Office of Aviation Medicine, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20591
Phone: 202 366-6710

RIN: 2120-AH14
_______________________________________________________________________




2016. [rplus]CERTIFICATION OF AIRCRAFT AND AIRMEN FOR THE OPERATION OF 
LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40105; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701 to 44703; 49 USC 44707; 49 USC 44709 
to 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 USC 
44722; 49 USC 45102 to 45103; 49 USC 45301 to 45303; 49 USC 46306; 49 
USC 46315; 49 USC 46316; 49 USC 46504; 49 USC 46506 to 46507; 49 USC 
47122; 49 USC 47508; 49 USC 47528 to 47531

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1; 14 CFR 21; 14 CFR 61; 14 CFR 65; 14 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA is proposing to establish the certification and 
training requirements for pilots and repairmen to operate and maintain 
light-sport aircraft. The FAA is proposing a new sport pilot 
certificate and a flight instructor certificate with a sport pilot 
rating. The FAA also is proposing two new light-sport aircraft 
airworthiness certificates for existing and newly manufactured light-
sport aircraft. In

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addition, this action proposes a new type of repairman certificate for 
individuals who would inspect and maintain light-sport aircraft. This 
action is significant because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/05/02                     67 FR 5268
NPRM Comment Period End         05/06/02
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Gardner, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8212

RIN: 2120-AH19
_______________________________________________________________________




2017. PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to shorten the time for passenger 
announcements in an emergency in transport category airplanes. This 
proposal would shorten the time for passenger announcements in an 
emergency from 10- to 3-seconds between the removal of the microphone 
from its stowage by a flight crewmember and its operation. Adopting 
this proposal would eliminate regulatory differences between the 
airworthiness standards for the U.S. and the Joint Aviation 
Requirements of Europe, without affecting current industry design 
practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/22/02                    67 FR 70510
NPRM Comment Period End         01/21/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-00-227.

Agency Contact: Kirk Baker, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 3960 Paramount 
Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone: 562 627-5345

RIN: 2120-AH30
_______________________________________________________________________




2018. MATERIAL STRENGTH PROPERTIES AND DESIGN VALUES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to revise the material strength properties 
and material design values requirement for transport category airplanes 
by incorporating changes developed in cooperation with the Joint 
Aviation Authorities of Europe and the U.S. and European aviation 
industry through the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee. This 
proposal is intended to achieve common requirements and language 
between the requirements of the U.S. regulations and the Joint Aviation 
Requirements of Europe, while maintaining at least the level of safety 
provided by the current regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/29/02                     67 FR 4318
NPRM Comment Period End         04/01/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-98-300.

Agency Contact: Rich Yarges, Airframe and Airworthiness Branch, 
Aircraft Certification Service, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, 1601 Lind Avenue 
SW, Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2143

RIN: 2120-AH36
_______________________________________________________________________




2019. REVISIONS TO VARIOUS POWERPLANT INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 
TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to revise the standards applicable to 
thrust or power augmentation systems, fuel filling points, designated 
fire zones, and powerplant instruments. Adopting this proposal would 
eliminate regulatory differences between the airworthiness standards of 
the U.S. and the Joint Aviation Requirements of Europe without 
affecting current industry design practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/31/02                     67 FR 4856
NPRM Comment Period End         04/01/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-01-467.

Agency Contact: Mike McRae, Airframe and Propulsion Branch, Aircraft 
Certification Service, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, 
WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2133

RIN: 2120-AH37
_______________________________________________________________________




2020. LOWER DECK SERVICE COMPARTMENTS ON TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to require that two-way voice 
communication systems between lower deck service compartments and the 
flight deck remain available following loss of the normal electrical 
power generating system. Adopting this

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proposal would eliminate regulatory differences between the 
airworthiness standards of the U.S. and the Joint Aviation Requirements 
of Europe without affecting current industry design practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/24/02                     67 FR 3456
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-00-5

Agency Contact: Jayson Claar, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2194

RIN: 2120-AH38
_______________________________________________________________________




2021. MISCELLANEOUS FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to amend the airworthiness standards for 
transport category airplanes concerning miscellaneous flight 
requirements. Adopting this proposal would eliminate regulatory 
differences between the airworthiness standards of the U.S. and the 
Joint Aviation Requirements of Europe, without affecting current 
industry design practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/02                     67 FR 1846
NPRM Comment Period End         03/15/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-00-226.

Agency Contact: Don Stimson, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain 
Region, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-1129

RIN: 2120-AH39
_______________________________________________________________________




2022. TRIM SYSTEMS AND PROTECTIVE BREATHING EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed action would amend airworthiness standards for 
transport category airplanes concerning trim systems and protective 
breathing equipment. The proposed action would add language that would 
require a clearly marked range on the trim indication system where 
take-off is safe for all center-of-gravity positions. Adopting this 
proposal would eliminate regulatory differences between the 
airworthiness standards of the United States and the Joint Aviation 
Requirements of Europe without affecting current industry design 
practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/02/02                    67 FR 61836
NPRM Comment Period End         12/02/02
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-00-567.

Agency Contact: Kenneth Frey, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2673

RIN: 2120-AH40
_______________________________________________________________________




2023. HARMONIZATION OF NOISE CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PROPELLER-
DRIVEN SMALL AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
44701; 49 USC 44702; 49 USC 44704; 49 USC 44715

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 36

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule harmonizes two technical items with 
international regulations to provide uniform noise certification 
standards for airplanes certificated in the U.S. and JAA (European 
Joint Aviation Authorities) countries. This will help to simplify 
airworthiness approvals for import and export purposes. The revisions 
to these two items will apply only to a small number of older 
technology airplanes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AEE-01-134.

Agency Contact: Mehmet Marsan, Office of Environment and Energy, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7703

RIN: 2120-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________




2024. [rplus]REVISIONS TO PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE RULE FOR 
COMPENSATION TO AIR CARRIERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40116 to 40117; 49 USC 47111; 49 
USC 47114 to 47116; PL 106-181

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the passenger facility charge (PFC) 
rules by changing the amount and basis of compensation an air carrier 
may receive for collecting, handling, and remitting PFC revenue. This 
action is necessary because statute mandates that air

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carriers receive fair and reasonable compensation for their expenses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/27/02                    67 FR 70878
NPRM Comment Period End         01/13/03
NPRM; Extension of Comment 
Period                          01/14/03                     68 FR 1807
NPRM; Extension of Comment 
Period End                      02/12/03
Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: APP-00-672R.

Agency Contact: Joseph Herbert, Passenger Facility Charge Branch, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3845

RIN: 2120-AH43
_______________________________________________________________________




2025. DIGITAL FLIGHT DATA RECORDER RESOLUTIONS REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
41706; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 
to 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 
44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105; 49 USC 44113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action allows operators of specified airplanes to 
operate those airplanes under parts 121, 125, or 135 without meeting 
the resolution requirements for certain parameters of information 
recorded by flight data recorders. This action is needed to allow 
operators of these airplanes to continue operating these airplanes with 
their current recording capabilities until the FAA is able to determine 
the appropriate remedy for this problem.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule Effective            08/17/01
Final Rule; Request for Comments08/22/01                    66 FR 44270
Comment Period End              09/21/01
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AFS-01-551-E.

Agency Contact: Gary Davis, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8166

RIN: 2120-AH46
_______________________________________________________________________




2026. PROCEDURES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF AIRPORTS, ON-AIRPORT PARKING LOTS, 
AND VENDORS OF ON-AIRFIELD DIRECT SERVICES TO AIR CARRIERS FOR SECURITY 
MANDATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-71; 115 Stat. 597

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 154

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FAA plans to withdraw this action because of the lack of 
funding. The rule would provide procedures for certain operators to 
apply for reimbursement of allowable costs incurred to comply with 
certain security requirements imposed by the FAA or Transportation 
Security Administration on or after September 11, 2001. These 
procedures are needed to inform airport operations, on-airport parking 
lots, and vendors of on-airfield direct services to air carriers how to 
apply for reimbursement of allowable costs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/21/01                    66 FR 66238
NPRM Comment Period End         01/22/02
To be withdrawn                 12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barry Molar, Manager, Airport Financial Assistance 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3831

RIN: 2120-AH60
_______________________________________________________________________




2027. POWERPLANT CONTROLS ON TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES, GENERAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking proposes to amend the airworthiness standards 
for transport category airplanes concerning design requirements for 
powerplant valves controlled from the flightdeck. Adopting this 
proposal would eliminate regulatory differences between the 
airworthiness standards of the United States and the Joint Aviation 
Requirements of Europe, without affecting current industry design 
practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/08/02                    67 FR 30820
NPRM Comment Period End         07/08/02
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mike McRae, Airframe and Propulsion Branch, Aircraft 
Certification Service, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, 
WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2133

RIN: 2120-AH65
_______________________________________________________________________




2028. [rplus]REDUCED VERTICAL SEPARATION MINIMUM IN DOMESTIC UNITED 
STATES AIRSPACE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 1155; 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 
40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 
44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 
46504; 49 USC 46506 to 46507; 49 USC

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47122; 49 USC 47508; 49 USC 47528 to 47531

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would permit Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum 
flights in the airspace over the contiguous 48 States of the United 
States and Alaska and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico where the FAA 
provides air traffic services. This reduction of vertical separation 
minima would only be applied between those aircraft that meet stringent 
altimeter and auto-pilot performance requirements. This action would 
enhance airspace capacity and assist aircraft operators in saving fuel 
and time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/10/02                    67 FR 31920
NPRM Comment Period End         08/08/02
Final Rule                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Swain, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 385-4576

RIN: 2120-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________




2029. REPORTS BY CARRIERS ON INCIDENTS INVOLVING ANIMALS DURING AIR 
TRANSPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 1153; 49 USC 40101; 49 USC 
40102; 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 41721; 49 USC 44105; 49 USC 
44111; 49 USC 44701 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 44903; 
49 USC 44904; 49 USC 44906; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 44914; 49 USC 44936; 
49 USC 44938; 49 USC 46103; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 119

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action implements section 710 of P.L. 106-181, the 
Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st 
Century, by requiring air carriers that provide scheduled passenger air 
transportation to submit monthly to the Secretary of Transportation, 
through the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service of the United 
States Department of Agriculture, a report on any incidents involving 
the loss, injury, or death of an animal during air transport provided 
by the air carrier.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/27/02                    67 FR 61238
NPRM Comment Period Extended to 
12/27/2002                      10/18/02                    67 FR 64331
NPRM Comment Period End         10/28/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Whitlow, Office of the Chief Counsel, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3480

RIN: 2120-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




2030. [rplus]SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FLIGHTDECK ON FOREIGN-
OPERATED TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40104 to 40105; 49 USC 40113; 49 
USC 40119; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 
49 USC 44722

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 129

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment requires improved flightdeck security and 
operational procedural changes to prevent unauthorized access to the 
flightdeck on passenger-carrying aircraft operated by foreign carriers 
under the provisions of part 129. This amendment applies the same 
flightdeck security enhancements to foreign air carriers as were 
previously applied to U.S. air carriers. This action is significant 
because of safety and substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      06/21/02                    67 FR 42450
Final Rule Effective            06/21/02
Final Rule; Request for Comments12/30/02                    67 FR 79822
Final Rule Effective Date       12/30/02
Comment Period End              02/28/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marlene Lovack, International Liaison Staff, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 385-4678

Related RIN: Related To 2120-AA56
RIN: 2120-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________




2031. [rplus]PICTURE IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44711; 49 
USC 45102 to 45103; 49 USC 45301 to 45302

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule revises the pilot certificate requirements to 
require a person to carry a photo identification acceptable to the 
Administrator when exercising the privileges of a pilot certificate. 
These measures are intended to address security concerns regarding the 
identification of pilots. This rulemaking is significant because of 
safety and substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule; Request for Comments10/28/02                    67 FR 65858
Final Rule Effective            10/28/02
Comment Period End              11/27/02
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John D. Lynch, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3844

RIN: 2120-AH76

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2032. FLIGHT VISIBILITY; VISION ENHANCING EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 
44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 44717; 49 USC 
44722; 49 USC 46306; 49 USC 46317; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 46306; 49 USC 
46315

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would allow persons who voluntarily equip their 
airplanes with certain vision enhancing devices to descend below 
decision height or minimum descent altitude when flight visibility is 
below minimums, subject to certain training and other requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/10/03                     68 FR 6802
NPRM; Correction                03/03/03
NPRM Comment Period End         03/27/03
Final Rule                      10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert J. O'Haver, General Aviation and Commercial 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7031

RIN: 2120-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




2033. [rplus]PROHIBITION OF CONSTRUCTION OR ALTERATION IN THE VICINITY 
OF THE PRIVATE RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 302; 49 USC 322; 49 USC 324

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule will revise part 76 under title 14 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations to require notice to be filed with the FAA 
for the construction or alteration of any object or the alteration of 
any existing object that would exceed 50 feet above ground level and is 
within 3 nautical miles of the private residence of the President of 
the United States. This action also establishes an obstruction standard 
for those objects within the designated area surrounding the residence. 
This action is significant because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule With Request for 
Comments                        04/22/03                    68 FR 19730
Comment Period End              06/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sheri Edgett-Baron, Air Traffic Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington,, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-9354

RIN: 2120-AH83
_______________________________________________________________________




2034. [rplus]INELIGIBILITY FOR AN AIRMAN CERTIFICATE BASED ON SECURITY 
GROUNDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44703; 49 
USC 44707; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 45102 to 45103; 49 USC 45301 
to 45302

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action provides the authority to revoke a pilot 
certificate or deny an application for a pilot certificate based on a 
written determination by the Under Secretary of Transportation for 
Security that an individual poses a security risk related to aviation. 
This final rule addresses the security concerns of who should hold a 
pilot certificate issued by the FAA and is necessary to enhance 
security in air transportation. This rulemaking is significant because 
of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule; Request for Comments01/24/03                     68 FR 3772
Final Rule Effective            01/24/03
Comment Period End              03/25/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John D. Lynch, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3844

RIN: 2120-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




2035. FLIGHTDECK SECURITY ON FOREIGN-OPERATED AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40104 to 40105; 49 USC 40113; 49 
USC 40119; 49 USC 41706; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 
49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901 to 44904; 49 USC 44906

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 129

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule excludes airplanes with fewer than 19 
passenger seats, eliminates the term ``or on overflights'', changes the 
compliance date for affected airplanes, and changes the term 
``transport category aircraft'' to ``transport category airplanes.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian Staurseth, Flight Standards Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 385-4561

RIN: 2120-AH86
_______________________________________________________________________




2036. [bull] DIGITAL FLIGHT DATA RECORDER REQUIREMENTS -- EXCEPTION AND 
APPENDIX UPDATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
41706; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701

[[Page 30665]]

to 44702; 49 USC 44705 to 44706; 49 USC 44709 to 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 
44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends the flight data recorder regulations by 
expanding the recording ranges for certain data parameters for all 
covered airplanes; updates the resolution recording requirements for 
part 135 appendix F; and updates the list of aircraft excepted from the 
digital flight data recorder requirements. This action is necessary 
because certain airplanes are unable to record certain flight 
parameters under the existing resolution criteria and other aircraft 
are too old to be retrofitted with new recording devices without 
undergoing unintended and expensive retrofit.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary Davis, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8166

RIN: 2120-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




2037. [bull] SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES IN THE VICINITY OF LOS ANGELES 
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 1155; 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 
40113; 49 USC 40120; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 
44711; 47 USC 44712; 47 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 44717; 49 USC 
44720; 49 USC 46306; 49 USC 46315; 49 USC 46316; 49 USC 46504; 49 USC 
46506 to 46507; 49 USC 47122; 49 USC 47508; 49 USC 47528

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to revise and codify Special Federal 
Aviation Administration (SFAR) No. 51-1. This action would revise the 
description of the airspace to require aircraft to operate at a fixed 
altitude. The FAA is proposing this action to reduce the potential for 
descent conflicts, to ensure compatibility with current traffic, and to 
increase overall system efficiency and safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/31/02                    67 FR 80316
NPRM Comment Period End         02/14/03
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ken McElroy, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8783

RIN: 2120-AH92
_______________________________________________________________________




2038. [bull] [rplus]FLIGHTDECK SECURITY ON LARGE CARGO AIRPLANES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 41706; 49 USC 44101; 
49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 
44713; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 44903 
to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 45105 to 45105; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 129

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action provides an optional means of compliance to 
operators of all-cargo airplanes that are required to have a reinforced 
security flightdeck door by April 9, 2003. This rule allows those 
operators to either install reinforced doors or adopt enhanced security 
procedures approved by the Transportation Security Administration.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Scott Crosier, Federal Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-9579

RIN: 2120-AH96
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Long-Term Actions


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2039. [rplus]DRUG ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5121 to 5124; 49 USC 40113 to 
40114; 49 USC 44101 to 44108; 49 USC 44110 to 44111; 49 USC 44702 to 
44703; 49 USC 44704; 49 USC 44709 to 44710; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 46101 
to 46110; 49 USC 46301 to 46316; 49 USC 46501 to 46502; 49 USC 46504 to 
46507; 49 USC 47106; 49 USC 47111

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 13; 14 CFR 47

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 18, 1989.

Abstract: This action would revise certain requirements concerning 
registration of aircraft, certification of pilots, and penalties 
associated with registration and certification violations. This notice 
also announced new procedures for processing major repair and 
alteration forms which pertain to fuel system modifications. Actions 
announced in this notice respond to the FAA Drug Enforcement Assistance 
Act of 1988. The requirements and adopted procedures are intended to 
assist law enforcement agencies in their efforts to stop drug 
trafficking in general aviation aircraft. This rulemaking is 
significant because of substantial public interest.

[[Page 30666]]

The FAA currently is seeking modifications to the Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/12/90                     55 FR 9270
NPRM Comment Period End         05/11/90


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project No. AFS-89-035R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 03/12/90, 55 FR 9270

Agency Contact: Sharon Ashford, Registry Modernization Staff, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 6500 
South MacArthur Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73125-4939
Phone: 405 954-7038

RIN: 2120-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




2040. CIVIL PENALTY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 6002; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5121 to 5124; 49 
USC 40113 to 40114; 49 USC 44103 to 44106; 49 USC 44702 to 44703; 49 
USC 44709 to 44710; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 46101 to 46110; 49 USC 46301 
to 46316; 49 USC 46501 to 46502; 49 USC 46504 to 46507; 49 USC 47106; 
49 USC 47111; 49 USC 47122

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 13

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would revise the procedures for the assessment of 
civil penalties for violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations and 
other provisions. The procedures proposed would implement the 
requirements of the FAA Civil Penalty Administrative Assessment Act of 
1992, as they modify the procedures for adjudicating a civil penalty 
against a person acting in the capacity of a pilot, flight engineer, 
mechanic, or repairman.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/05/94                    59 FR 40192
NPRM Comment Period End         10/04/94


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AGC-93-076R. This rulemaking 
was considered significant; however, after receiving only two comments 
on the NPRM issued in 8/94, and the lack of controversy regarding this 
rule, the FAA does not consider this a significant rulemaking.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 08/05/94, 59 FR 40192

Agency Contact: Joyce Redos, Regulations Division, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7158

RIN: 2120-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




2041. [rplus]REVISION OF EMERGENCY EVACUATION DEMONSTRATION PROCEDURES 
TO IMPROVE PARTICIPANT SAFETY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 
USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25; 49 CFR 1.47

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend part 25 of the FAR by revising 
appendix J, Emergency Evacuation, to allow certain alternative 
procedures in conducting full-scale emergency evacuation demonstrations 
for transport category airplanes. This is in response to 
recommendations from the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee. The 
changes, which are intended to make full-scale emergency evacuation 
demonstrations safer for participants and to codify existing practices, 
would also affect manufacturers and operators of transport category 
airplanes. This action is considered significant because of substantial 
public interest and safety implications. The FAA is also looking at 
nonregulatory alternatives.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/18/95                    60 FR 36932
Correction                      08/25/95                    60 FR 44387
NPRM Comment Period End         10/16/95
Final Action                    07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-94-124A
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 07/18/95, 60 FR 36932

Agency Contact: Jeff Gardlin, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2136

RIN: 2120-AF21
_______________________________________________________________________




2042. [rplus]FLIGHT CREWMEMBER DUTY PERIOD LIMITATIONS, FLIGHT TIME 
LIMITATIONS, AND REST REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44701; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 
USC 44712; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 
44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the regulations on duty period 
limitations, flight time limitations, and rest requirements for flight 
crewmembers engaged in air transportation. The FAA proposes additional 
changes in response to comments received on the NPRM. The changes are 
necessary to ensure that the rules will continue to provide the minimum 
level of safety. This rulemaking responds to public and congressional 
interest in regulating flight crewmember rest requirements, NTSB Safety 
Recommendations, petitions for rulemaking, and scientific data. This 
action is considered significant because of substantial public 
interest.

Statement of Need: The aviation community requires 24-hour activities 
to meet operational demands. Growth in long-haul, regional, overnight 
cargo, and short-haul domestic operations is increasing. Therefore, 
shift work, night work, irregular work schedules, and time-zone changes 
will continue to be commonplace.

[[Page 30667]]

With this growth, the scientific knowledge about sleep, sleep 
disorders, circadian physiology, fatigue, and performance decrements 
has also grown. Some of the scientific knowledge has indicated that 
aviators experience performance-impairing fatigue from sleep loss 
resulting from current flight and duty practices.
In addition, industry and individuals have told the FAA that the 
current regulations are confusing and difficult to enforce. Therefore, 
a second purpose of the rulemaking is to establish consistent and clear 
duty-period limitations and rest requirements for all types of 
operations.

Summary of Legal Basis: Section 44701, title 49 of the United States 
Code states that the Administrator shall promote safety of flight of 
civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing minimum standards 
required in the interest of safety.

Alternatives: One obvious alternative would be to continue with the 
current rules; however, these regulations are rapidly becoming 
obsolete. As a second alternative, one commenter asked that the FAA 
develop a standard and then allow each carrier to design a rest/duty 
program that would meet that standard while accommodating differences 
in operations. While this works for certain rules, such as training 
regulations where the standard is training to proficiency, there is no 
way to apply this application to individual pilots on a daily basis.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: Undetermined.

Risks: Although there has been only one identifiable accident due to 
pilot fatigue, fatigue is increasingly becoming the focus of possible 
causes following all accidents. Pilot reports of being fatigued to the 
point of incapacity are not uncommon, and intuitively, it is 
reasonable, given the sheer volume of air traffic, to expect fatigue to 
be a factor in future accidents if the regulations are not corrected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/20/95                    60 FR 65951
NPRM Comment Period End         03/19/96
NPRM Comment Period Extended to 
6/19/96                         03/20/96                    61 FR 11492
Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: AFS-94-443R
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 12/20/95, 60 FR 65951

Agency Contact: Kent Stephens, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20951
Phone: 202 267-7493

RIN: 2120-AF63
_______________________________________________________________________




2043. MISCELLANEOUS CABIN SAFETY CHANGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 46105; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40119; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 
to 44711; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 
44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to revise the airworthiness standards 
for transport category airplanes relating to flight attendant assist 
space, flight attendant assist handles, door hold open features, 
outside viewing means, interior compartment doors, and portable oxygen 
equipment. With one exception, these proposals are not the result of 
any specific incident or recommendation, but are part of the FAA's 
continuing effort to upgrade the regulations to improve the overall 
level of safety in areas where the state-of-the-art and good design 
practice have indicated that such upgrades are warranted. These 
proposals would result in both new type design regulations as well as 
requirements applicable to existing designs implemented via the 
operating rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/24/96                    61 FR 38552
NPRM Comment Period End         11/21/96


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-90-016R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 07/24/96, 61 FR 38552

Agency Contact: Jeff Gardlin, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2136

RIN: 2120-AF77
_______________________________________________________________________




2044. [rplus]FLIGHT SIMULATION DEVICE QUALIFICATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44703; 49 
USC 44707; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 44711; 49 USC 45102 to 45103; 49 USC 
45301 to 45302

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1; 14 CFR 11; 14 CFR 60; 14 CFR 61; 14 CFR 63; 14 
CFR 141; 14 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to amend the regulations to establish flight 
simulation device qualification requirements for all certificate 
holders in a new part. The basis of these requirements currently exists 
in different parts of the FAA's regulations and in advisory circulars. 
The proposed changes would consolidate and update flight simulation 
device requirements. This action is significant because of substantial 
public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/25/02                    67 FR 20284
NPRM Comment Period Extended    11/15/02                    67 FR 69149
Notice of On-Line Public Forum  11/21/02                    67 FR 70184
NPRM Comment Period End         12/24/02
NPRM Extended Comment Period End02/24/03
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Edward Cook, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation

[[Page 30668]]

Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337
Phone: 404 305-6100

RIN: 2120-AH07
_______________________________________________________________________




2045. ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION, NICKEL CADMIUM BATTERY INSTALLATION, AND 
NICKEL CADMIUM BATTERY STORAGE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44702; 49 USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends the airworthiness standards for transport 
category airplanes concerning electrical equipment and nickel cadmium 
battery installations, and nickel cadmium battery storage. This 
rulemaking eliminates regulatory differences between the airworthiness 
standards of the U.S. and the Joint Aviation Requirements of Europe, 
without affecting current industry design practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/17/01                    66 FR 27582
NPRM Comment Period End         07/16/01
Final Action                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Massoud Sadeghi, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2117

RIN: 2120-AH27
_______________________________________________________________________




2046. DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ON TRANSPORT 
CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44702; 49 USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends the airworthiness standards for transport 
category airplanes concerning the design and installation of electronic 
equipment. The rule requires that such equipment be designed and 
installed so that it does not cause essential loads to become 
inoperative as a result of electrical power supply transients or 
transients from other causes. Adopting this rulemaking would eliminate 
regulatory differences between the airworthiness standards of the 
United States and the Joint Aviation Requirements of Europe, without 
affecting current industry design practices

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/15/01                    66 FR 26956
NPRM Comment Period End         07/16/01
Final Action                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stephen M. Slotte, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-2315
Phone: 425 227-2315

RIN: 2120-AH28
_______________________________________________________________________




2047. ELECTRICAL CABLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44702; 49 USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the airworthiness standards for transport 
category airplanes concerning electrical cables. This action harmonizes 
part 25 and JAR-25 requirements concerning cable installations and 
clarifies the cable design requirements ensuring that the designer 
considers the critical conditions, routings, and markings of a proper 
installation. This rulemaking eliminates regulatory differences between 
the airworthiness standards of the United States and the Joint Aviation 
Requirements of Europe, without affecting current industry design 
practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/15/01                    66 FR 26942
NPRM Comment Period End         07/16/01
Final Action                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stephen M. Slotte, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-2315
Phone: 425 227-2315

RIN: 2120-AH29
_______________________________________________________________________




2048. [rplus]TRANSPONDER CONTINUOUS OPERATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 44713; 49 
USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 
49 USC 44912; 49 USC 45101 to 45105; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposal would amend the instrument and equipment 
requirements for airplanes operated in domestic, flag, and supplemental 
operations. Specifically, the FAA proposes to require affected 
airplanes to be equipped with provisions that would help assure 
immediate activation of the designated air traffic control (ATC) hijack 
alert code, and continuous transmission of that code to ATC during the 
hijack situation. The FAA is proposing this action in response to the 
heightened threat to U.S. civil action. This action is significant 
because of substantial public safety interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/03                     68 FR 1942
NPRM Comment Period End         03/17/03
Final Action                    07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

[[Page 30669]]

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard Jennings, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1895 
Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 450, Atlanta, GA 30349
Phone: 770 703-6090

RIN: 2120-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________




2049. [rplus]REVISIONS TO COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER AND DIGITAL FLIGHT DATA 
RECORDER REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 100(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
41706; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 
to 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 
44903; 49 USC 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105; 49 USC 44113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to amend the cockpit voice recorder and 
digital flight data recorder regulations for certain air carriers, 
operators, and aircraft manufacturers. This proposal is based on 
recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board 
following the investigations of several accidents and incidents, and 
includes other revisions that the FAA has determined are necessary. 
This proposal would require that all newly manufactured airplanes have 
CVR installed that ``receives its electrical power from the bus that 
provides the maximum reliability for operation of the cockpit voice 
recorder without jeopardizing service to essential or emergency 
loads.'' This same language is in the proposed certification rules for 
the CVR and DFDR installations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary Davis, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8166

RIN: 2120-AH88
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)



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2050. [rplus]FUEL SYSTEM VENT FIRE PROTECTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44704; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 
to 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716 to 
44717; 49 USC 44721; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25; 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would have amended the airworthiness standards 
for transport category airplanes to require fuel vent system protection 
during post-crash ground fires. This proposed rule would have applied 
to air carriers, air taxi operators, and commercial operators of 
transport category airplanes, as well as the manufacturers of such 
airplanes. This action was considered significant because of 
substantial public interest and the safety implications. This 
rulemaking has been withdrawn from the agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/26/84                    49 FR 38078
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/25/85
NPRM                            02/02/95                     60 FR 6632
NPRM Comment Period End         06/02/95
Withdrawn                       08/23/02                     67 FR 5459

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket 24251. Formerly entitled Implementation 
of SAFER Propulsion System Recommendations. Project Number: ANM-82-
050R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 02/02/95, 60 FR 6632

Agency Contact: Mike McRae, Airframe and Propulsion Branch, Aircraft 
Certification Service, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, 
WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2133

RIN: 2120-AA49
_______________________________________________________________________




2051. 1-G STALLING SPEED AS A BASIS FOR AIRCRAFT PARTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 
to 44702; 49 USC 44704; 49 USC 44715

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25; 14 CFR 36

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends the Federal Aviation Regulations to 
redefine the airplane reference stalling speed as the 1-g stalling 
speed in lieu of the minimum stalling speed. This final rule: (1) 
provides for a consistent, repeatable reference stalling speed; (2) 
ensures consistent and dependable maneuvering margins; (3) clarifies 
the requirement for the use of 1-g stalling speeds in determining 
structural design speeds; (4) increases the head-on gust structural 
design requirement; and (5) provides for adjusted multiplying factors 
to maintain essentially equivalent requirements in areas where the use 
of minimum stalling speed has proven adequate. These changes are needed 
since the stalling characteristics of modern jet transports as 
determined by current methods can result in inconsistent reference 
stalling speeds. These changes may result in a higher level of safety 
where current methods have resulted in artificially low reference 
stalling speeds.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/18/96                     61 FR 1260
Correction                      02/26/96                     61 FR 7157
NPRM Comment Period End         05/17/96
Final Action                    11/26/02                    67 FR 70812
Final Action Effective          12/26/02
Correction                      01/15/03                     68 FR 1955

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-86-041R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 01/18/96, 61 FR 1260

Agency Contact: Don Stimson, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain 
Region, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-1129

RIN: 2120-AD40
_______________________________________________________________________




2052. [rplus]REVISION OF PART 108, AIRCRAFT OPERATOR SECURITY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 40 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40119; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44901 to 44905; 49 
USC 44907; 49 USC 44913 to 44914; 49 USC 44932; 49 USC 44935 to 44936; 
49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends part 108 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations to incorporate new requirements in response to worldwide 
terrorist activity. This final rule contains changes that are intended 
to enhance security for the traveling public and aircraft operators. A 
final rule establishing a compliance program is forthcoming, which 
would require compliance programs for aircraft operators. This 
rulemaking is considered significant because of its safety implications 
and substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/01/97                    62 FR 41730
Notice of Public Meeting        09/15/97                    62 FR 48190
NPRM Comment Period End         12/01/97
Notice of Public Meeting        04/21/98                    63 FR 19691
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    08/10/99                    64 FR 43322
Comment Period End              09/24/99
Final Action                    07/17/01                    66 FR 37330
Final Action Effective          11/14/01
Transferred to RIN 1652-AA09    03/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ACS-87-107R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 08/01/97, 62 FR 41730

Agency Contact: Linda Valencia, Office of Civil Aviation Security 
Policy and Planning, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3413

RIN: 2120-AD45
_______________________________________________________________________




2053. [rplus]REVISION OF PART 107, AIRPORT SECURITY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40119; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44706; 49 USC 44901 to 44905; 49 
USC 44907; 49 USC 44913 to 44914; 49 USC 44932; 49 USC 44935 to 44936; 
49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 107

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend part 107 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations to incorporate new requirements in response to the 
worldwide terrorist activity. The intent of this final rule is to 
enhance security for the traveling public, aircraft operators, and 
persons employed by or conducting business at public airports by 
increasing awareness of and compliance with civil aviation security 
measures. A final rule is forthcoming on compliance, which would 
require compliance programs for airport security. This rulemaking is 
considered significant because of its safety implications and 
substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/01/97                    62 FR 41760
Notice of Public Meeting        09/15/97                    62 FR 48190
NPRM Comment Period End         12/01/97
Comment Period End 6/26/98      04/21/98                    63 FR 19691
Notice of Public Meeting        04/21/98                    63 FR 19691
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    08/10/99                    64 FR 43321
Final Action                    07/17/01                    66 FR 37274
Final Action Effective          11/14/01
Transferred to RIN 1652-AA10    03/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ACS-87-106R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 08/01/97, 62 FR 41760

Agency Contact: Bob Cammaroto, Office of Civil Aviation Security, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7723

RIN: 2120-AD46
_______________________________________________________________________




2054. [rplus]REVISED ACCESS TO TYPE III EXITS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 
USC 44704; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 
44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25; 14 CFR 121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposed to adjust requirements for access to 
type III emergency exits in transport category airplanes with 60 or 
more passenger seats. The adjustments would reflect new data from tests 
conducted at the FAA's Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI) and intended 
to improve the ability of occupants to evacuate an airplane under 
emergency conditions. The FAA is withdrawing this proposed rulemaking 
as some of the information is outdated. The CAMI research is still 
ongoing. The FAA may

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issue a new rulemaking in the future. This rulemaking is considered 
significant because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/30/95                     60 FR 5794
NPRM Comment Period End         05/01/95
Withdrawn                       05/03/02                    67 FR 22364

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-93-005R.

Agency Contact: Mahinder K. Wahi, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425 227-2142

RIN: 2120-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




2055. [rplus]OVERFLIGHTS OF UNITS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 
44709; 49 USC 44711 to 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 44717; 
49 USC 44722; 49 USC 46306

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 93; 14 CFR 121; 15 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA and National Park Service (NPS) established a joint 
working group which was tasked with developing this final rule to 
reduce or prevent adverse effects of aircraft noise over our national 
park system. At the same time, the working group was charged with 
affording those persons who wish to visit our national parks from the 
air the opportunity to do so. The working group met from May to 
November 1997, and developed a concept paper that was approved by the 
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee and the NPS Advisory Board in 
December 1997. This concept was later included in Public Law 106-181, 
National Parks Air Tour Management Act. This action finalizes, in 
cooperation with NPS, a 5,000-ft above ground level altitude that 
completes the definition of ``commercial air tour operation.'' This 
rulemaking is significant because of substantial public interest.

Statement of Need: The need to reduce or prevent the adverse effects of 
aircraft noise over the national parks is apparent for the preservation 
of a valuable national resource. In its Report to Congress, the 
National Park Service identified 98 parks that potentially have an 
overflight problem. The FAA recognizes its role both to provide for the 
safe and efficient use of airspace and to enhance the environment by 
minimizing the adverse effects of aviation in the national parks.

Summary of Legal Basis: The FAA has broad authority and responsibility 
to regulate the operation of aircraft and the use of the airspace and 
to establish safety standards for and regulate the certification of 
airmen, aircraft, and air carriers. (49 U.S.C. 40101 et seq.) The FAA 
also has responsibility to protect persons and property on the ground. 
The President's Memorandum of April 22, 1996, directed the FAA, working 
with the National Park Service, to issue a notice of proposed 
rulemaking for the management of sightseeing aircraft in those National 
Parks where it is deemed necessary to reduce or prevent the adverse 
effects of noise from such aircraft. Finally, title VIII of Public Law 
106-181, National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 gives the FAA 
the authority to minimize, mitigate, or prevent the adverse effect of 
aircraft over national parks.

Alternatives: During its working sessions, the working group considered 
a variety of criteria for defining an air tour, various triggering 
events for determining which parks are at risk, and various means for 
the NPS and FAA to work together to develop an air tour management 
plan.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: Undetermined.

Risks: This rulemaking addresses the risk of destruction of valuable 
national resources and the right to enjoy the natural quiet in our 
national parks. At the same time, taking this risk has to be balanced 
against any potential safety problems that restrictions on overflights 
might create. Both the National Park Service and FAA are confident that 
a solution can be reached whereby all visitors to the park may be 
accommodated through an agreed upon park airspace management plan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/17/94                    59 FR 12740
ANPRM Correction                04/01/94                    59 FR 15350
ANPRM Comment Period End        06/15/94
Comment Period End 07/15/94     06/20/94                    59 FR 31883
Notice of Public Meeting        06/06/97                    62 FR 31187
Notice of Public Meeting        04/07/98                    63 FR 17040
Disposition of Comments         04/09/99                    64 FR 17293
NPRM                            04/27/01                    66 FR 21264
NPRM Comment Period End         06/11/01
Final Action                    10/25/02                    67 FR 65662
Final Action Effective          01/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Refer to 1999 Regulatory Plan entry RIN 2120-
AF93, Airspace Management: Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of the 
Grand Canyon and also RIN 2120-AG11, Special Flight Rules in the 
Vicinity of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Project Number: ARM-97-
318A

Agency Contact: Kent Stephens, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20951
Phone: 202 267-7493

RIN: 2120-AF46
_______________________________________________________________________




2056. BIRD STRIKE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 
USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would develop or revise requirements for the 
evaluation of transport category airplane structure for in-flight 
collision with a bird, including the size of the bird and the location 
of the impact on the airplane. These changes are intended to harmonize 
the bird strike requirements of the FAR and the Joint Aviation 
Requirements. As part of our continuing effort to assess all proposed 
rulemaking projects for their relative ability to improve safety, and 
to realize greatest benefit from our limited

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resources, we have decided to close this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-93-762A. This is an 
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee project.

Agency Contact: Bill Perrella, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2116

RIN: 2120-AF80
_______________________________________________________________________




2057. [rplus]SECURITY PROGRAMS OF FOREIGN AIR CARRIERS AND FOREIGN 
OPERATORS OF U.S.-REGISTERED AIR CARRIERS ENGAGED IN COMMON CARRIAGE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40104 to 40105; 49 USC 40113; 49 
USC 40119; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 
49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901 to 44904; 49 USC 44906

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 129

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As an action intended to implement the Antiterrorism and 
Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (PL 104-132, 4/14/96), the FAA is 
proposing to amend existing airplane operator security rules for 
foreign air carriers and foreign operators of U.S. registered aircraft. 
The proposed amendment would require the Administrator to accept a 
foreign air carrier's program only if the Administrator finds that the 
security program provides for identical security measures to those 
provided by U.S. air carriers serving the same airport. The proposed 
rule will establish the obligation to use identical security measures. 
The actual measures to be used will be identified through changes to 
the nonpublic security program of the foreign air carriers. This rule 
is considered significant due to substantial public interest and 
concern of foreign governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/98                    63 FR 64764
Notice of Public Meeting        11/23/98                    63 FR 64764
Second NPRM                     03/22/99                    64 FR 13880
NPRM Comment Period End         03/23/99
Second NPRM Comment Period End  05/24/99
Transferred to RIN 1652-AA01    03/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ACP-96-363R.

Agency Contact: Moira Lozada, Civil Aviation Security Division, Office 
of Civil Aviation Security Policy, Department of Transportation, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3373

RIN: 2120-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________




2058. [rplus]PROHIBITION OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF DEVICES DESIGNED AS 
CHEMICAL GENERATORS AS CARGO IN AIRCRAFT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 
USC 44713; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 46301

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA is withdrawing proposed amendments regarding the 
transportation of devices designed as oxygen generators, including ones 
that have been discharged and ones that are newly manufactured but not 
yet charged. After the NPRM was issued, the FAA's concerns were 
addressed in other regulations or found to be unnecessary. In addition, 
the FAA is announcing that a proposed amendment to require that 
unexpired chemical oxygen generators be placed in a central location in 
an accessible compartment and separated from other cargo in all-cargo 
operations is being withdrawn because the Research and Special Programs 
Administration (RSPA) is considering requiring outer packaging, which 
would satisfy the intent of the FAA's NPRM.
This rulemaking is considered significant because of substantial public 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/27/98                    63 FR 45912
Correction                      09/24/98                    63 FR 51048
NPRM Comment Period End         10/26/98
Correction                      11/10/98                    63 FR 69276
Withdrawn                       12/12/02                    67 FR 76624

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: Project Number: AFS-97-065R
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 08/27/98, 63 FR 45912

Agency Contact: David L. Catey, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8166

RIN: 2120-AG35
_______________________________________________________________________




2059. [rplus]REVISED STANDARDS FOR CARGO OR BAGGAGE COMPARTMENTS IN 
TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 
USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44704; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44711 to 44713

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25; 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action upgrades the fire safety standards for cargo or 
baggage compartments in certain transport category airplanes by 
eliminating Class D compartments altogether. Compartments that could no 
longer be designated as Class D would have to meet the standards for 
Class C or Class E compartments, as applicable. Certain other transport 
category airplanes that would not have to meet these new

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standards for type certification would have to meet them for use in air 
carrier, commuter, on-demand, or commercial service. These improved 
standards are needed to increase protection from possible in-flight 
fires. This rulemaking is considered significant because of the safety 
implications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/13/97                    62 FR 32412
NPRM Comment Period End         09/11/97
Final Rule Request for Comments 02/17/98                     63 FR 8032
Final Rule Effective            03/19/98
Final Rule Comment Period End   06/17/98
Withdrawn                       09/10/02                    67 FR 57352

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-97-009R
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 06/13/97, 62 FR 32412
Regulatory Evaluation, 02/17/98, 63 FR 8032

Agency Contact: Gary Davis, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8166

RIN: 2120-AG42
_______________________________________________________________________




2060. [rplus]SCREENING OF CHECKED BAGGAGE ON FLIGHTS WITHIN THE UNITED 
STATES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40119; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44901 to 44905; 49 
USC 44907; 49 USC 44913 to 44914; 49 USC 44932; 49 USC 44935 to 44936; 
49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA is proposing the screening or bag matching of 
passenger-checked baggage on domestic flights by utilizing an FAA-
approved Computer Assisted Passenger Screening (CAPS) system. This is 
in response to a recommendation from the White House Commission on 
Aviation Safety and Security (the Commission), ``Final Report to 
President Clinton.'' The Commission recommended that one of the steps 
that should be taken to improve airline passenger security is the 
implementation by the FAA of a computerized system for profiling 
airline passengers flying out of airports located in the United States. 
This rulemaking is considered significant because of substantial public 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/19/99                    64 FR 19220
Correction                      05/03/99                    64 FR 23554
Correction                      05/28/99                    64 FR 28945
Comment Period Extended         06/11/99                    64 FR 31686
NPRM Comment Period End         06/18/99
Comment Period End              08/17/99
Transferred to RIN 1652-AA14    03/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lon M. Siro, Aviation Security Operations Specialist, 
Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, TSA-7-500, Air Carrier Operations Division, 400 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 571 227-2217
Email: lon.siro@tsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2120-AG51
_______________________________________________________________________




2061. [rplus]POLICY REGARDING AIRPORT RATES AND CHARGES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 47129

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A statement of policy, Policy Regarding Airport Rates and 
Charges (Policy Statement), which was required by Congress as part of 
the DOT Authorization Act of 1994, was published in the Federal 
Register (61 FR 31994) on June 21, 1996. That Policy Statement 
announced DOT and FAA policy on the fees charged by federally assisted 
airports to air carriers and other aeronautical users. This action 
requested comments on replacement provisions for the portions of the 
Policy Statement vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the 
District of Columbia Circuit. The Court disallowed a portion of the 
policy that had to do with historic cost valuation of airport property. 
DOT and FAA began this proceeding in order to carry out their 
responsibility to establish reasonableness guidelines for airport fees. 
This policy is significant due to substantial industry interest. This 
proposed policy is being withdrawn because the issues are being 
considered as part of a preliminary Department of Transportation study 
of congestion pricing at airports.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Advance Notice of Proposed 
Policy                          08/12/98                    63 FR 43228
Comment Period End              10/13/98
Comment Period Extended         12/22/98                    63 FR 70834
Comment Period End              01/31/99
Withdrawn                       02/07/03                     68 FR 6530

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Citation per reference in abstract paragraph, 
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 
Air Transport Association of America v. Department of Transportation, 
119 F.3d 38 (D.C. Cir. 1997), as modified on rehearing, Order of Oct. 
15, 1997. Previous RIN for the Policy Statement published in the 
Federal Register is 2120-AF90.

Agency Contact: David L. Bennett, Director, Office of Airport Safety 
and Standards, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3053

RIN: 2120-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________




2062. [rplus]CERTIFICATION OF SCREENING COMPANIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5103; 49 USC 40104 to 40105; 49 
USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 
44707; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901

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to 44905; 49 USC 44906; 49 USC 44907; 49 USC 44913 to 44914

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 108; 14 CFR 109; 14 CFR 111; 14 CFR 129

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will require that all companies that perform 
aviation security screening be certificated by the FAA and meet 
enhanced requirements. This action is in response to a recommendation 
by the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security and to a 
congressional mandate in the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 
1996. The action is intended to improve the screening of passengers, 
accessible property, checked baggage, and cargo, and to provide 
standards for consistent high performance and increased accountability 
of screening companies. This rulemaking is significant because of 
substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/05/00                      65 FR 560
NPRM Comment Period End         04/04/00
Transferred to RIN 1652-AA13    03/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ACP-98-299R.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 01/05/2000, 65 FR 560

Agency Contact: Scott Cummings, Office of Civil Aviation Security, 
Policy, and Planning, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20951
Phone: 202 267-3413

RIN: 2120-AG84
_______________________________________________________________________




2063. [rplus]TRAFFIC ALERT AND COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 
USC 44713; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 49 USC 
44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 129

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to require the installation and use of a 
traffic alert and collision system (TCAS) on certain cargo airplanes. 
Current regulations do not require TCAS installation on all-cargo 
airplanes. However, because the air cargo industry has experienced 
rapid growth and is increasingly sharing air space with other air 
carriers, the FAA is proposing this action to minimize the possibility 
of midair collisions involving cargo airplanes. This rulemaking 
proposes that affected airplanes be equipped with TCAS II, or another 
approved traffic alert and collision avoidance system, as appropriate, 
no later than October 31, 2003. This action is significant because of 
substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/01/01                    66 FR 55506
NPRM Comment Period End         12/31/01
Final Action                    04/01/03                    68 FR 15884
Final Action Effective          05/01/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project No. AFS-98-314R

Agency Contact: Alberta Brown, Air Transportation Division, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8321

RIN: 2120-AG90
_______________________________________________________________________




2064. REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO AN AUTHORIZED DRUG TEST

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of RIN 2120-AH82      02/11/03

RIN: 2120-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




2065. REVISION TO AIRSPEED INDICATING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSPORT 
CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44702; 49 USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends the airworthiness standards for transport 
category airplanes concerning the airspeed indicating system. This rule 
adds airspeed indication requirements for speeds greater than and less 
than the speed range for which airspeed indication accuracy 
requirements currently apply, would add a requirement that airspeed 
indications not cause the pilot undue difficulty between the initiation 
of rotation and the achievement of a steady climbing condition during 
takeoff, and would also add a requirement to limit the effects of 
airspeed lag. Adopting this rulemaking eliminates a regulatory 
difference between the airworthiness standards of the U.S. and the 
Joint Aviation Requirements of Europe, without affecting current 
industry design practices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/15/01                    66 FR 26948
NPRM Comment Period End         07/16/01
Final Action                    12/12/02                    67 FR 76652
Final Action Effective          01/13/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Don Stimson, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain 
Region, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-1129

RIN: 2120-AH26
_______________________________________________________________________




2066. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESSURIZATION AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS 
INSTALLED ON TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposal would revise the airworthiness standards for 
transport category airplanes by incorporating the more defined design 
and compliance criteria currently

[[Page 30675]]

contained in the counterpart European standards. Adopting this proposal 
would eliminate regulatory differences between the airworthiness 
standards of the U.S. and the Joint Aviation Requirements of Europe, 
without affecting current industry design practices. As part of our 
continuing effort to assess all proposed rulemaking projects for their 
relative ability to improve safety, and to realize greatest benefit 
from our limited resources, we have decided to close this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kenneth Frey, Aircraft Certification Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2673

RIN: 2120-AH33
_______________________________________________________________________




2067. REVERSE THRUST AND PROPELLER PITCH SETTINGS BELOW THE FLIGHT 
REGIME

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to require a means to prevent the 
flightcrew on turbo-propeller-powered airplanes from inadvertently or 
intentionally placing the power lever below flight idle while in 
flight, unless the airplane has been certified for in-flight operation. 
This action proposes to eliminate regulatory differences between the 
airworthiness standards of the U.S. and the Joint Aviation Requirements 
of Europe, without affecting current industry design practices. As part 
of our continuing effort to assess all proposed rulemaking projects for 
their relative ability to improve safety, and to realize greatest 
benefit from our limited resources, we have decided to close this 
action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Project Number: ANM-00-700.

Agency Contact: Jennifer Abdul-Wali, Transportation Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-6322
Fax: 202 366-9313
Email: jennifer.abdul-wali@ost.dot.gov

Mike Kaszycki, Transport Airplane Directorate, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., 
Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-2137

RIN: 2120-AH35
_______________________________________________________________________




2068. MODIFICATION OF THE DIMENSIONS OF THE GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK 
SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES AREA AND FLIGHT-FREE ZONES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 14 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to modify the Grand Canyon National Park 
Special Flight Rules Area and two associated Flight-Free Zones in the 
east end of the Park. In addition this action proposes minor 
modifications to the Bright Angel and Desert View Flight-Free Zone. The 
FAA is proposing these actions to assist the National Park Service in 
fulfilling its statutory mandate to substantially restore the natural 
quiet and experience in Grand Canyon National Park. This rulemaking is 
terminated based on environmental issues raised by the National Park 
Service.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/21/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Howard Nesbitt, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 493-4981

RIN: 2120-AH48
_______________________________________________________________________




2069. [rplus]CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40119; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44706; 49 USC 44901 to 44905; 40 
USC 44907; 49 USC 44913 to 44914; 49 USC 44932; 49 USC 44935 to 44936; 
49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 107; 14 CFR 108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule requires each airport operator and aircraft 
operator that has adopted a security program under part 107 and part 
108, respectively, to conduct fingerprint-based criminal history record 
checks for individuals if they have not already undergone criminal 
history record checks. This rule will ensure that individuals in these 
positions do not have disqualifying criminal offenses. This action is 
significant because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule; Request for Comments12/06/01                    66 FR 63473
Final Rule Effective            12/06/01
Comment Period End              01/07/02
Comment Period Reopened         01/25/02                     67 FR 3810
Comment Period End              03/11/02
Transferred to RIN 1652-AA11    03/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Valencia, Office of Civil Aviation Security 
Policy and Planning, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3413

RIN: 2120-AH53

[[Page 30676]]

_______________________________________________________________________




2070. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS IN THE VICINITY OF NIAGARA FALLS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40106; 49 USC 
40109; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44502; 49 USC 444514; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44719; 49 USC 46301

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action codifies current flight restrictions for aircraft 
operating in U.S. airspace in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, NY. This 
action will complement flight management procedures established for 
Niagara Falls by Transport Canada.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/04/02                    67 FR 56740
NPRM Comment Period End         10/21/02
Final Action                    02/28/03                     68 FR 9792
Final Action Effective          03/20/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Terry Brown, Airspace and Rules Division, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8783

RIN: 2120-AH57
_______________________________________________________________________




2071. [rplus]SCREENERS, QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING, AND TESTING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 5103; 49 USC 40104 to 40105; 49 
USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 41706; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 
44705 to 44706; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 
USC 44901 to 44907; 49 USC 44913 to 44914; 49 USC 44935 to 44936; 49 
USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 108; 14 CFR 129; 14 CFR 191

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule provides additional qualifications, training, 
and testing of individuals who screen persons and property that are 
carried in passenger aircraft. This action is significant because of 
substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA01    03/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Scott Cummings, Office of Civil Aviation Security, 
Policy, and Planning, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20951
Phone: 202 267-3413

RIN: 2120-AH59
_______________________________________________________________________




2072. [rplus]ENHANCED SECURITY PROCEDURES FOR OPERATIONS AT CERTAIN 
AIRPORTS IN THE WASHINGTON, DC METROPOLITAN AREA SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES 
AREA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 1155; 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 
40113; 49 USC 40120; 49 USC 40101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 
44709; 49 USC 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 
44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 46306; 49 USC 46315; 49 USC 46316; 49 USC 
46504; 49 USC 46506 to 46507; 49 USC 47122; 49 USC 47508; 49 USC 47528 
to 47531

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule requires any person operating an aircraft to or 
from College Park Airport, Potomac Airfield, and Washington Executive/
Hyde Field to conduct those operations in accordance with security 
procedures approved by the Administrator. This action is being taken to 
restore aircraft operations at these airports while attempting to 
counter possible terrorist threats to the National Capital region. This 
action is significant because of substantial public interest and safety 
implications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule Effective            02/13/02
Final Rule; Request for Comments02/19/02                     67 FR 7538
Comment Period End              04/22/02
Final Action Effective          02/12/03
Final Action                    02/14/03                     68 FR 7683

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bruce Landry, Office of Civil Aviation Security, 
Policy, and Planning, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8320

RIN: 2120-AH62
_______________________________________________________________________




2073. [rplus]SECURITY PROGRAMS FOR CHARTER OPERATIONS USING AIRCRAFT 
12,500 POUNDS AND OVER

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
41706; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 
to 44711; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44716 to 41717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 
46105

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will set forth security requirements for charter 
operators using aircraft over 12,500 pounds take-off weight. The FAA is 
issuing this final rule with comment to promulgate regulations that 
will assist in establishing a secure environment for the traveling 
public. This action is significant because of substantial public 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1652-AA02    03/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Valencia, Office of Civil Aviation Security 
Policy and Planning, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-3413

RIN: 2120-AH66

[[Page 30677]]

_______________________________________________________________________




2074. REVISED CHECKED PITCHING MANEUVER FOR TRANSPORT AIRPLANES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 14 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to revise the checked pitching maneuver 
design load requirement for transport category airplanes by 
incorporating changes developed in cooperation with the Joint Aviation 
Authorities of Europe, Transport Canada, and the U.S., Europeans, and 
Canadian aviation industries. These proposals are intended to benefit 
the public interest by standardizing certain requirements, concepts, 
and procedures without reducing the current level of safety. As part of 
our continuing effort to assess all proposed rulemaking projects for 
their relative ability to improve safety, and to realize greatest 
benefit from our limited resources, we have decided to close this 
action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Todd Martin, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue 
SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-1178

RIN: 2120-AH71
_______________________________________________________________________




2075. REVISED REQUIREMENTS FOR GUST AND CONTINUOUS TURBULENCE DESIGN 
LOADS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to revise the airworthiness standards for 
transport category airplanes by incorporating changes to the continuous 
turbulence design loads requirements developed in cooperation with the 
Joint Aviation Authorities of Europe and the U.S. Canadian and European 
aviation industries. This proposal is intended to improve the 
requirements for continuous turbulence by revising the turbulence 
intensity criteria, eliminating the mission analysis method, providing 
a multi-axis discrete gust criterion, and reorganizing and clarifying 
the rule. As part of our continuing effort to assess all proposed 
rulemaking projects for their relative ability to improve safety, and 
to realize greatest benefit from our limited resources, we have decided 
to close this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Todd Martin, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue 
SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-1178

RIN: 2120-AH73
_______________________________________________________________________




2076. HARMONIZATION OF AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS FLIGHT RULES, STATIC 
LATERAL-DIRECTIONAL STABILITY, AND SPEED INCREASE AND RECOVERY 
CHARACTERISTICS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to amend the airworthiness standards for 
transport category airplanes to allow a reduction in the minimum speed 
margin between the minimum safe flyaway speed and the liftoff speed 
during takeoff for geometry-limited airplanes. Adopting this proposal 
would eliminate regulatory differences between the airworthiness 
standards of the U.S. and the Joint Aviation Requirements of Europe, 
without affecting current industry design practices. As part of our 
continuing effort to assess all proposed rulemaking projects for their 
relative ability to improve safety, and to realize greatest benefit 
from our limited resources, we have decided to close this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Don Stimson, Aircraft Certification Service, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain 
Region, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056
Phone: 425 227-1129

RIN: 2120-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________




2077. AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS; CLARIFICATION OF ``COURT OF 
COMPETENT JURISDICTION''

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113 to 40114; 49 USC 44101 to 
44108; 49 USC 44703 to 44704; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 45302; 49 USC 46104

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 47

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends language in the aircraft registration 
regulations governing aircraft last previously registered in a foreign 
country. This action is needed to clarify the term ``court of competent 
jurisdiction.'' This action intends to clearly describe what 
constitutes satisfactory evidence to the Administrator that foreign 
registration of an aircraft has ended or is invalid.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/17/02                    67 FR 41302
NPRM Comment Period End         07/17/02
Final Action                    03/04/03                    68 FR 10316
Final Action Effective          04/03/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Julie A. Stanford, Aircraft Regulation Branch, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 
25504, Oklahoma City, OK 73125

[[Page 30678]]

Phone: 405 954-3131

RIN: 2120-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________




2078. AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS; FIRE PROTECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 448701; 49 USC 
44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44704

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 33

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FAA proposes to change the fire protection standards for 
the issuance of original and appropriate amended type certificates for 
aircraft engines. This proposal resulted from an effort to harmonize 
the Federal aviation regulations with European requirements being 
proposed by the Joint Aviation Authorities. As part of our continuing 
effort to assess all proposed rulemaking projects for their relative 
ability to improve safety, and realize greatest benefit from our 
limited resources, we have decided to close this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marc Bouthillier, Engine & Propeller Standards Staff, 
Aircraft Certification Service, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 
01803
Phone: 617 238-7111

RIN: 2120-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________




2079. [bull] SERVICE DIFFICULTY REPORTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
41703; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705 to 44707; 49 
USC 44709 to 44713; 49 USC 44715 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 44901; 
49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 45101 to 45105; 49 USC 
46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 135; 14 CFR 145

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action further delays the effective date of a final rule 
that amends the reporting requirements for air carriers and 
certificated domestic and foreign repair station operators concerning 
failures, malfunctions, and defects of aircraft, aircraft engines, 
systems, and components. This action is prompted by the FAA's decision 
to issue a proposal to address industry concerns about the final rule. 
Delaying the effective date of the final rule will allow the agency 
time for further consideration of industry concerns and completion of 
the notice of proposed rulemaking process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule; Delay of Effective 
Date                            12/27/02                    67 FR 78970
Effective Date Delayed to       01/16/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jose Figueroa, Flight Standards Service, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 5601 Mariner Street, 
Suite 310, Tampa, FL 33609-3413
Phone: 813 639-2540

RIN: 2120-AH91
_______________________________________________________________________




2080. [bull] SPECIAL OPERATING RULES FOR THE CONDUCT OF INSTRUMENT 
FLIGHT RULES AREA NAVIGATION OPERATIONS IN ALASKA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 
44101; 49 USC 44701 to 44702; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44709 
to 44711; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44716 to 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 
44901; 49 USC 44903 to 44904; 49 USC 44912; 49 USC 46105

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91; 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 129

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would allow the use of Global Positioning System/
Wide Area Augmentation Systems for the en route portion of flights on 
routes in Alaska outside the operational service volume of ground based 
navigation aids. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 97 
would optimize routes and instrument procedures and provide for a more 
efficient use of airspace.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/24/03                     68 FR 3778
NPRM Comment Period End         02/24/03
Final Action Effective          03/13/03
Final Action                    03/21/03                    68 FR 14071

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ken McElroy, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-8783

RIN: 2120-AH93
_______________________________________________________________________




2081. [bull] EXTENSION OF SFAR 73-ROBINSON R-22/R-44 SPECIAL TRAINING 
AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 44701 to 44703; 49 
USC 44707; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 45102 to 45103; 49 USC 45301 
to 45302

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule extends the expiration date of Special Federal 
Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 73 and amends the special training and 
experience requirements for pilots operating Robinson R-22 or R-44 
helicopters. It also requires special training and experience for 
certified flight instructors conducting student instruction or flight 
review in R-22 or R-44 helicopters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/14/02                    67 FR 69106
NPRM Comment Period End         12/16/02
Final Action Effective          12/31/02
Final Action                    01/02/03                       68 FR 39

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 30679]]

Agency Contact: Robert J. O'Haver, General Aviation and Commercial 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7031

RIN: 2120-AH94
_______________________________________________________________________




2082. [bull] MODIFICATIONS OF THE DIMENSIONS OF THE GRAND CANYON 
NATIONAL PARK RULES AREAS AND FREE FLIGHT ZONE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 
40120; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701; 49 USC 44709; 49 USC 
44712; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 47528 to 47531

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule extends the delay of implementation of the 
April 2000 rule for the Grand Canyon National Park as that rule would 
affect overflights in the east end of the park. Because of ongoing 
noise abatement efforts conducted in cooperation with the National Park 
Service, the FAA finds it necessary to make this extension for an 
additional 6 years. New routes and airspace restrictions for the west 
end of the park have been in effect since April 2001. This rulemaking 
was inadvertently published with a RIN number of 2120-AG74. That RIN 
number was used for previous actions on this rulemaking and was removed 
from the Semi-Annual Agenda as a completed action in 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Effective          02/20/03
Final Action                    02/27/03                     68 FR 9496

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kent Stephens, Office of Flight Standards Service, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202 267-7493

RIN: 2120-AH95

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                  Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2083. ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION OF FEDERAL AID PROJECTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 101(a); 23 USC 104 to 106; 23 USC 109; 23 USC 
110; 23 USC 113; 23 USC 115; 23 USC 118; 23 USC 120(e); 23 USC 121(c); 
23 USC 125; 23 USC 134; 23 USC 315; 23 USC 320

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 630; 23 CFR 1.32; 49 CFR 1.48

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA is proposing to revise the existing regulations that 
prescribe policies and procedures for advancing the construction of 
Federal-aid highway projects without obligating Federal funds 
apportioned or allocated to the States. These regulations should be 
revised to conform to changes made to title 23, United States Code, by 
technical amendments in the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st 
Century (TEA-21), Pub. L. 105-178, and changes made by the National 
Highway System Designation Act of 1995 (NHS), Pub. L. 104-59.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/19/95                    60 FR 36991
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      09/18/95
NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Max Inman, Office of Budget and Finance, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2853

RIN: 2125-AD59
_______________________________________________________________________




2084. WORK ZONE MOBILITY AND SAFETY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 105; 23 USC 106; 23 USC 109; 23 USC 110; 23 USC 
115; 23 USC 315; 23 USC 320; PL 102-240, sec 1051; PL 104-59, sec 358

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 636; 23 CFR 1.32; 49 CFR 1.48; 23 CFR 630

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA is proposing to amend its regulations on traffic 
safety and mobility in highway and street work zones. Section 1051 of 
the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) 
required the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to develop and 
implement a highway work zone safety program which would improve work 
zone safety at highway construction sites. This provision of ISTEA was 
implemented through non-regulatory action.
A notice published in the Federal Register on October 24, 1995 (60 FR 
54562) provided an outline of the work zone safety initiative.
The current proposed regulatory action will further enhance the work 
zone safety initiative by expanding its focus to include both safety 
and mobility. The proposed action will incorporate the use of new work 
zone techniques and technologies, update current policy and regulation, 
and emphasize issues affecting the safety and mobility of highway 
workers and highway users.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/06/02                     67 FR 5532
ANPRM Comment Period End        06/06/02
Notice of Public Meetings       08/09/02                    67 FR 51802
NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Scott Battles, Office of Transportation Operations, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590

[[Page 30680]]

Phone: 202 366-4372

RIN: 2125-AE29
_______________________________________________________________________




2085. REVISIONS TO HIGHWAY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 97-424, sec 161; 23 USC 109(a); 23 USC 144(g); PL 
105-178, sec 1101(a)(3); 23 USC 109(h); 23 USC 144; 23 USC 151; 23 USC 
315; 23 USC 319; 33 USC 401; 33 USC 409 et seq; 33 USC 511 et seq; PL 
97-134, sec 4(b); PL 105-206; ...

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 650; 23 CFR 1.32; 49 CFR 1.48(b)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA is proposing to amend its regulation outlining the 
highway bridge replacement and rehabilitation program (HBRRP). The 
HBRRP was established in accordance with section 124 of the Surface 
Transportation Assistance Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-599, 92 Stat. 2689). 
It was established to assist the States in the replacement and 
rehabilitation of bridges declared unsafe because of structural 
deficiencies, physical deterioration, or functional obsolescence.
This regulation has not been revised since it was issued in 1979. The 
FHWA proposes changes to this regulation to better meet the needs of 
the State and local governments, while simultaneously meeting the 
national goals of improving the condition of the nation's bridges.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/26/01                    66 FR 49152
ANPRM Comment Period End        12/26/01
NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Raymond McCormick, Director, Office of Bridge 
Technology, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4675

RIN: 2125-AE75
_______________________________________________________________________




2086. [rplus]NATIONAL BRIDGE INSPECTION STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 23 USC 109(a); 23 USC 109(h); 23 USC 144; 23 USC 151; 
23 USC 315; 23 USC 319; EO 11988; ...

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 650; 23 CFR 1.32; 49 CFR 1.48(b)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA is proposing to amend and update its regulation on 
National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). The FHWA asked in an ANPRM 
whether there is a need to update the regulations to incorporate 
current, state-of-the-art bridge inspection practices which public 
authorities may be using. A public authority means a Federal, State, 
county, town, or township, Indian tribe, municipal, or other local 
government or instrumentality with the authority to finance, build, 
operate, or maintain toll or toll-free facilities. The primary purpose 
of the NBIS is to identify bridges that need work to ensure the safety 
of the traveling public. The NBIS regulation was last updated 14 years 
ago. Based on the comments received to the ANPRM, the FHWA will propose 
a revision of its regulation on the NBIS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/26/01                    66 FR 49154
ANPRM Comment Period End        12/26/01
NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Wade F. Casey, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9487

RIN: 2125-AE86
_______________________________________________________________________




2087. [bull] UNIFORM RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION 
FOR FEDERAL ASSISTED PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4601 et seq; 49 CFR 1.48

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA is proposing to update general policies and make 
needed changes to the regulations implementing the Uniform Relocation 
Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform 
Act). Except for minor adjustments, this regulation has not been 
revised or updated in 15 years and the FHWA has received numerous 
requests from Federal and State agencies to update the regulation. The 
FHWA proposes these changes that will assist individuals and businesses 
that are relocated as a result of a Federal or Federal-aid project.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Ron Fannin, Team Leader, Professional Development and 
Training Team, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway 
Administration, Office of Real Estate Services, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2042

RIN: 2125-AE97

[[Page 30681]]

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Department of Transportation (DOT)                     Final Rule Stage


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2088. FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 103(b); 23 USC 103(c); 23 USC 315

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 470

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA plans to adopt as final the interim final rule 
issued in 1997. The interim final rule amends 23 CFR 470 in accordance 
with legislation enacted in 1991, 1995, and 1998. The Intermodal 
Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) rescinded the 
Federal-aid Primary and Secondary and Urban Systems; established an 
interim National Highway System (NHS); and defined Federal-aid 
highways. The NHS Designation Act of 1995 (NHS Act) authorized the 
initial National Highway System and also authorized the Secretary to 
approve modifications. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21) authorized the initial NHS connectors to major 
intermodal terminals and recodified 23 U.S.C. 103 (Federal-aid 
systems). The action also consolidates in appendices all nonregulatory 
guidance material issued previously by the FHWA on Federal-aid highway 
systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              06/19/97                    62 FR 33351
Interim Final Rule Effective    07/21/97
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The FHWA issued an interim final rule with an 
opportunity for public comment. This rule amends regulations that the 
States comply with as part of the Federal-aid highway program. The FHWA 
has worked closely with the States, and the States have operated under 
the basic policies covered by this regulation for many years. A number 
of technical revisions are required as a result of the TEA-21 
recodification of 23 U.S.C. 103, including incorporation of the 
provisions of former 23 U.S.C. 139 (Additions to Interstate System).

Agency Contact: Frank Clark, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5006

RIN: 2125-AD74
_______________________________________________________________________




2089. RAILROAD HIGHWAY PROJECTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 315; 23 USC 109(e); 23 USC 120(c); 23 USC 130

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 140; 23 CFR 646

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA plans to adopt as final the interim final rule that 
amends its regulations on railroad highway projects. The amendments now 
require railroads to submit final billings within one year following 
completion of work, delete the requirements of a State's certification 
that work was completed, increase the ceiling for lump sum agreements 
from $25,000 to $100,000 and incorporate changes brought about by 
ISTEA. The FHWA believes these changes will conform railroad/highway 
regulations to more recent laws or regulations, and provide State 
highway agencies clarification and more flexibility in implementing 
them.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              08/27/97                    62 FR 45326
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/27/97
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Debrah Williams Chappell, Department of Transportation, 
Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Safety Information, 
400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0087

RIN: 2125-AD86
_______________________________________________________________________




2090. [rplus]FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAY PROGRAM; MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
PERTAINING TO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, INCLUDING THE PARK ROADS AND 
PARKWAYS PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 134; 23 USC 135; 23 USC 204; 23 USC 315; PL 
105-178

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA was delegated the authority to serve as the lead 
agency to develop transportation planning procedures pertaining to the 
National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife 
Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs that are consistent with the 
metropolitan and statewide transportation planning processes. The FHWA 
and the appropriate Federal land management agencies are also given the 
authority to develop safety, bridge, pavement, and congestion 
management systems for roads funded under the Federal lands highways 
program (FLHP). The roads funded under the FLHP include park roads and 
parkways, forest highways, refuge roads, and Indian reservation roads.
The FHWA sought public comment on four related ANPRMs that were 
published on September 1, 1999. The comment period closed on November 
1, 1999. Six organizations provided comments on the ANPRM pertaining to 
the National Park Service (NPS) and the park roads and parkways 
program. The comments generally supported the development of a separate 
rule for each agency including one for the NPS.
In related NPRMs, the FHWA sought public comment on a proposed rule to 
implement section 1115(d) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21) implementing safety, bridge, pavement, and congestion 
management systems developed by FHWA's Federal Lands Highway program 
office in consultation with the NPS. The NPRM was designated as 
significant under E.O. 12866 and the DOT regulatory policies and 
procedures because of the high level of interagency interest in the 
notices and involved program. The transportation planning procedures 
will be addressed in a separate NPRM.

[[Page 30682]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/01/99                    64 FR 47749
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/01/99
NPRM                            01/08/03                     68 FR 1080
NPRM Comment Period End         03/10/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Butch Wlaschin, Federal Lands Highway Office, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9486

RIN: 2125-AE52
_______________________________________________________________________




2091. [rplus]FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAY PROGRAM; MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
PERTAINING TO THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, INCLUDING THE INDIAN 
RESERVATIONS ROAD PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 315; PL 105-178; 23 USC 134; 23 USC 135; 23 USC 
204

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA was delegated the authority to serve as the lead 
agency to develop transportation planning procedures pertaining to the 
National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife 
Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs that are consistent with the 
metropolitan and statewide transportation planning processes. The FHWA 
and the appropriate Federal land management agencies are also given the 
authority to develop safety, bridge, pavement, and congestion 
management systems for roads funded under the Federal lands highways 
program (FLHP). The roads funded under the FLHP include park roads and 
parkways, forest highways, refuge roads, and Indian reservation roads.
The FHWA sought public comment on four related ANPRMs that were 
published on September 1, 1999. The comment period closed on November 
1, 1999. Eight organizations provided comments on the ANPRM pertaining 
to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Indian reservation roads 
program. The comments generally supported the development of a separate 
rule for each agency including one for the BIA.
In related NPRMs, the FHWA sought public comment on a proposed rule to 
implement section 1115(d) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21), for the proposed safety, bridge, pavement, and 
congestion management systems developed by FHWA's Federal Lands Highway 
program office in consultation with the BIA. The NPRM was designated as 
significant under E.O. 12866 and the DOT regulatory policies and 
procedures because of the high level of interagency interest in the 
notices and involved program. The transportation planning procedures 
will be addressed in a separate NPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/01/99                    64 FR 47746
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/01/99
NPRM                            01/08/03                     68 FR 1105
NPRM Comment Period End         03/10/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Butch Wlaschin, Federal Lands Highway Office, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9486

RIN: 2125-AE53
_______________________________________________________________________




2092. [rplus]FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAY PROGRAM; MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
PERTAINING TO THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, INCLUDING THE REFUGE ROADS 
PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 134; 23 USC 135; 23 USC 204; 23 USC 315; PL 
105-178

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA was delegated the authority to serve as the lead 
agency to develop transportation planning procedures pertaining to the 
National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife 
Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs that are consistent with the 
metropolitan and statewide transportation planning processes. The FHWA 
and the appropriate Federal Land Management agencies are also given the 
authority to develop safety, bridge, pavement, and congestion 
management systems for roads funded under the Federal lands highways 
program (FLHP). The roads funded under the FLHP include park roads and 
parkways, forest highways, refuge roads, and Indian reservation roads.
The FHWA sought public comment on four related ANPRMs that were 
published on September 1, 1999. The comment period closed on November 
1, 1999. Six organizations provided comments on the ANPRM pertaining to 
the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the refuge roads program. The 
comments generally supported the development of a separate rule for 
each agency including one for the FWS.
In related NPRMs,the FHWA sought public comment on a proposed rule to 
implement section 1115(d) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21) for the proposed safety, bridge, pavement and 
congestion management systems developed by FHWA's Federal Lands Highway 
program office in consultation with the FWS. The NPRM was designated as 
significant under E.O. 12866 and the DOT regulatory policies and 
procedures because of the high level of interagency interest in the 
notices and involved program. The transportation planning procedures 
will be addressed in a separate NPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/01/99                    64 FR 47741
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/01/99
NPRM                            01/08/03                     68 FR 1096
NPRM Comment Period End         03/10/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Butch Wlaschin, Federal Lands Highway Office, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590

[[Page 30683]]

Phone: 202 366-9486

RIN: 2125-AE54
_______________________________________________________________________




2093. [rplus]FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAY PROGRAM; MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
PERTAINING TO THE FOREST SERVICE, INCLUDING THE FOREST HIGHWAYS PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 135; 23 USC 204; 23 USC 315; PL 105-178; 23 USC 
134

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA was delegated the authority to serve as the lead 
agency to develop transportation planning procedures pertaining to the 
National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife 
Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs that are consistent with the 
metropolitan and statewide transportation planning processes. The FHWA 
and the appropriate Federal land managment agencies are given the 
authority to develop safety, bridge pavement, and congestion management 
systems for roads funded under the Federal lands highways program. The 
roads funded under the FLHP include park roads and parkways, forest 
highways, refuge roads, and Indian reservation roads.
The FHWA sought public comment on four related ANPRMs that were 
published on September 1, 1999. The comment period closed on November 
1, 1999. Seven organizations provided comments on the ANPRM pertaining 
to the Forest Service (FS) and the forest highway program. The comments 
generally supported the development of a separate rule for each agency 
including one for the FS.
In related NPRMs, the FHWA sought public comment on a proposed rule to 
implement section 1115(d) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21) for the proposed safety, bridge, pavement and 
congestion management systems developed by FHWA's Federal Lands Highway 
program office in consultation with the FS. The NPRM was designated as 
significant under E.O. 12866 and the DOT regulatory policies and 
procedures because of the high level of interagency interest in the 
notices and involved program. The transportation planning procedures 
will be addressed in a separate NPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/01/99                    64 FR 47744
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/01/99
NPRM                            01/08/03                     68 FR 1088
NPRM Comment Period End         03/10/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Butch Wlaschin, Federal Lands Highway Office, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9486

RIN: 2125-AE55
_______________________________________________________________________




2094. INDIAN RESERVATION ROAD BRIDGE PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 120(j) and (k); 23 USC 202; 23 USC 315; PL 105-
178, sec 1115; 49 CFR 1.48

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 661

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA plans to adopt as final the interim final rule that 
implemented the Indian Reservation Roads Bridge Program. Section 1115 
of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century established a 
nationwide priority program for improving deficient Indian reservation 
road (IRR) bridges and reserves $13 million of IRR funds per year to 
replace and rehabilitate bridges that are in poor condition. The FHWA, 
Federal Lands Highway Office (FLH), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
Division of Transportation (BIADOT), implemented the IRR bridge program 
(IRRBP) to promptly address the deficient IRR bridges. Toward that end, 
the FLH and the BIADOT, in consultation with Indian tribal governments, 
developed project selection/fund allocation procedures for uniform 
application of the legislation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/19/99                    64 FR 38565
Interim Final Rule Effective    07/19/99
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Public comment was solicited in a February 12, 
1999, Federal Register notice (64 FR 7229). These comments will be 
addressed in the final rule.

Agency Contact: Wade F. Casey, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9487

RIN: 2125-AE57
_______________________________________________________________________




2095. STANDARDS FOR DEDICATED SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATIONS (DSRC) 
APPLICATIONS FOR USE BY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN INTELLIGENT 
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS PROJECTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 307; 23 USC 315; 23 USC 502 note; PL 102-240, 
sec 6055(b); PL 105-178, sec 5206(e)

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 1001; 49 CFR 1.48

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA plans to withdraw the proposed rulemaking that 
proposed to amend its regulations to require the use of Dedicated 
Short-Range Communications (DSRC) Standards for ITS commercial vehicle 
projects using Federal funds. DSRC Systems use microwave communications 
over very short distances to allow moving vehicles to communicate with 
fixed roadside locations. In commercial motor vehicle applications, 
DSRC devices can transfer information regarding vehicle safety, 
performance, regulatory compliance, and credentials from the vehicle to 
inspection stations.
The use of DSRC standards would promote interoperability among, and 
enable integration of ITS systems for, North American commercial 
vehicle applications, such as electronic clearance, automated weight 
stations, and border crossings. Interoperability would also encourage 
institutional integration and cooperation. However a de facto standard 
has emerged within the industry. Therefore, we plan to withdraw this 
rulemaking action.

[[Page 30684]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/30/99                    64 FR 73674
NPRM Comment Period End         02/28/00
Supplemental NPRM               12/12/00                    65 FR 77534
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William S. Jones, ITS Joint Program Office, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2128

RIN: 2125-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________




2096. COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WIDTH EXCLUSIVE DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31111; 49 USC 31113

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 658

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action responds to two unique requests with respect to 
the exclusion of certain devices from established truck length and 
width requirements.
The rulemaking would increase from 3 to 4 inches the distance from the 
side of a commercial vehicle within which non-cargo carrying devices 
are excluded from vehicle width measurement.
In a separate matter, the Senate Committee on Appropriations has 
requested the FHWA consider a special allowance, within reasonable 
safety limitations, concerning the commercial movement of recreational 
vehicles (RVs) with incidental appurtenances, such as retractable 
awnings, that extend beyond current Federal width limitations. A number 
of States have enacted laws that allow incidental appurtenances on 
noncommercial RVs to exceed State width limitations.
This rulemaking would make these two changes to its regulation 
governing truck length and width exclusive devices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/29/02                    67 FR 48994
NPRM Comment Period End         09/27/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Robert E.L. Davis, Department of Transportation, 
Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2997

RIN: 2125-AE90
_______________________________________________________________________




2097. MANUAL ON UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 109(d); 23 USC 315; 23 USC 402(a)

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 655, subpart F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices contains the 
Standards, Guidance, and Options for installing all traffic control 
devices (signs, traffic signals, and pavement markings) on the nation's 
roadways opened to public travel. By following the manual drivers, 
pedestrians, and bicyclists encounter the same uniform signs, traffic 
signals, and pavement markings, used in identical ways, along their 
trip. As a result of changes in technology, materials, and management 
strategies, the devices in the manual and their uses need to be updated 
and amended on an annual basis.
This amendment is in keeping with the Secretary of Transportation's 
authority under 23 U.S.C. 109(d), 315, and 402(a) to promulgate uniform 
guidelines to promote the safe and efficient use of highways.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Proposed Amendments   05/21/02                    67 FR 35850
Comment Period End              08/19/02
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ernest D.L. Huckaby, Department of Transportation, 
Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-9064

RIN: 2125-AE93
_______________________________________________________________________




2098. [rplus]DESIGNATION OF DROMEDARY-EQUIPPED TRUCK TRACTOR-
SEMITRAILERS AS SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31111(g)

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 658

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would amend FHWA's truck size and weight 
regulations to designate dromedary-equipped truck tractor-semitrailers, 
when hauling munitions for the Department of Defense (DOD), as 
specialized equipment. No State would be able to limit this combination 
to less than 75 feet.
This in response to a petition from the Department of Defense 
indicating that the change would help expedite the hauling of 
munitions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/23/02                    67 FR 65056
NPRM Comment Period End         11/22/02
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Phillip J. Forjan, Transportation Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-6817

RIN: 2125-AE94

[[Page 30685]]

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Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2099. REVISION OF THE MANUAL ON UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES; TRAFFIC 
CONTROL DEVICES ON FEDERAL-AID AND OTHER STREETS AND HIGHWAYS; STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 101(a); 23 USC 104; 23 USC 109(d); 23 USC 
114(a); 23 USC 217; 23 USC 315; 23 USC 402(a)

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 1.32; 49 CFR 1.48(b)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The MUTCD is incorporated by reference in 23 CFR part 655, 
subpart F, and is recognized as the national standard for traffic 
control devices on all public roads. Due to the reorganization of the 
FHWA and the deletion of 23 CFR 1204.4 by the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration (NHTSA), 23 CFR part 655.603 is outdated. These 
amendments will update 23 CFR part 655.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/30/02                    67 FR 66076
NPRM Comment Period End         12/30/02
Final Action                    03/24/03                    68 FR 14138
Final Action Effective          04/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ernest D.L. Huckaby, Department of Transportation, 
Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-9064

RIN: 2125-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




2100. [rplus]DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 105-178, sec 1307(c); 23 USC 112

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 635

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 9, 2001.

Abstract: The FHWA revises its regulations to implement design-build 
contracting as mandated by section 1307(c) of the Transportation Equity 
Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), enacted on June 9, 1998. TEA-21 
requires the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to allow 
design-build contracting for selected projects. The regulations list 
the criteria and procedures that will be used by the FHWA in approving 
the use of design-build contracting by State Transportation Departments 
(STDs). The regulation does not require the use of design-build 
contracting but rather would allow it as an optional technique in 
addition to traditional contracting methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/19/01                    66 FR 53288
NPRM Comment Period End         12/19/01
Final Action                    12/10/02                    67 FR 75902
Final Action Effective          01/09/03
Correction to Final Rule        02/19/03                     68 FR 7921

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: The NPRM published at 66 FR 53288 on October 
19, 2001, contained an incorrect docket number. The correct docket 
number for the NPRM is FHWA-2000-7799. A notice of correction was 
published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2001 (67 FR 54964).

Agency Contact: Gerald Yakowenko, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1562

RIN: 2125-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




2101. DISCRETIONARY BRIDGE CANDIDATE RATING FACTOR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 109(a); 23 USC 109(h); 23 USC 144; 23 USC 151; 
23 USC 315; ...

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 650

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA revises its regulation on the discretionary bridge 
program rating factor in order to incorporate several administrative 
considerations that have proven effective in the project selection 
process. This action amends the current regulations according to a 
provision in TEA-21 which requires the Secretary of Transportation to 
publish both the statutory and regulatory criteria that will apply to 
the discretionary bridge program.
These changes require that the candidate projects be ready to begin 
construction in the fiscal year in which funds are available for 
obligation; allow leveraged funds from local, State, county, or private 
sources to be used to reduce the total project cost for use in the 
rating factor formula; disallow any discretionary allocation to a State 
that has transferred Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation 
Program funds to other categories of Federal funding in the previous 
year; and change the definition of one term in the rating factor 
formula.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/22/02                     67 FR 2837
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02
Final Action                    10/15/02                    67 FR 63539
Final Action Effective          11/14/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steven Ernst, Office of Bridge Technology, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4619

RIN: 2125-AE88
_______________________________________________________________________




2102. DEBT FINANCING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 122

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 140

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this action, the FHWA had planned to amend its regulation 
on reimbursement for bond issue projects to implement the changes made 
to 23 U.S.C. 122 by the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 
(NHS). Section 311 of the NHS amended 23 U.S.C. 122 to make debt 
financing costs related to title 23 projects eligible for Federal 
reimbursement. The FHWA has terminated this action in light of the 
imminent reauthorization of the surface transportation program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      02/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 30686]]

Agency Contact: Dale M. Gray, Federal-Aid Financial Management 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 
Room 4313, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0978

RIN: 2125-AE91
_______________________________________________________________________




2103. [rplus]STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING; METROPOLITAN 
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 134; 23 USC 135; 23 USC 315; 49 USC 5305 to 
5306

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 450; 49 CFR 1.48(b); 49 CFR 1.51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On May 25, 2000, the FHWA and the FTA jointly published an 
NPRM on statewide and metropolitan transportation planning (RIN 2125-
AE62; 2132-AA66). The agencies have carefully considered all of the 
data, recommendations, and ongoing issues with respect to statewide and 
metropolitan transportation planning. In light of the current 
situation, the agencies have amended 23 CFR 450 to include provisions 
related to consultation with non-metropolitan, local officials and 
further refine processes related to public involvement.
The purpose of this change is to ensure that the concerns of local and 
rural transportation officials are adequately represented in Federal 
transportation planning activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM               06/19/02                    67 FR 41648
Comment Period Extended         08/15/02                    67 FR 53326
Comment Period End              09/19/02
Final Rule                      01/23/03                     68 FR 3176
Correction to final rule        02/14/03                     68 FR 7418
Final Action Effective          02/24/03
Correction Effective            03/17/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Jill Hochman, Director, Office of Intermodal and 
Statewide Programs, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0233

Related RIN: Related To 2132-AA75
RIN: 2125-AE95
_______________________________________________________________________




2104. TRUCK SIZE AND WEIGHT; NATIONAL NETWORK; VIRGINIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 127; 23 USC 315; 49 USC 31111; 49 USC 31112; 49 
USC 31114; 49 CFR 1.48(b)(19); 49 CFR 1.48(c)(19)

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 658

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FHWA terminated its proposal to modify the National 
Network (NN) for commercial motor vehicles by adding 119 route segments 
in Virginia. This action was terminated after receiving a letter from 
the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia withdrawing 
its request to add approximately 900 miles to the National Network.
The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to conduct a thorough 
evaluation of the 900 miles, including safety, operational, and 
physical characteristics. At the conclusion of this study, Virginia may 
submit a revised request to include several segments of road in the 
National Network.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Action Terminated               11/08/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kathy Busby, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2976

RIN: 2125-AE96

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                  Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2105. [rplus]COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE STANDARDS; BIOMETRIC IDENTIFIER

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 100-690, sec 9105

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 31, 1990.

Abstract: The Truck and Bus Regulatory Reform Act of 1988 required the 
Secretary of the DOT to issue regulations establishing minimum uniform 
standards for a biometric identification system for commercial motor 
vehicle (CMV) operators. In 1989, the agency (then the FHWA) published 
an ANPRM to request comments on a pilot demonstration project using 
biometric identifiers that included retinal eye scans and fingerprint 
technologies. After considering the comments to the ANPRM, the FHWA 
determined that technology had not progressed to the point where a 
nationwide identification system could be cost-effective and provide 
the benefits for which a system was intended. In 1991, the FHWA 
published a Notice of Information summarizing the results of the pilot 
study and the comments to demonstrate how the technologies studied fell 
short of the demands of the commercial licensing environment at the 
time.
In 1998, section 4011(c) of the TEA-21, 49 USC 31308 amended, required 
each commercial driver's license (CDL), issued by the States after 
January 1, 2001, to have unique identifiers (which may include 
biometric identifiers). The FMCSA established a pilot study to collect 
over 16,000 sample digital facial images and sets of fingerprints from 
volunteers in California, Georgia, and West Virginia; California 
provided the lead for this study. The pilot study has been completed, 
and a report was delivered in November 2002. The agency is considering 
setting biometric storage and transmission standards which States would 
use if they voluntarily wish to store fingerprint images and transmit 
such images to

[[Page 30687]]

other States upon request. This action is considered significant 
because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/15/89                    54 FR 20875
ANPRM Comment Period End        07/14/89
Information Notice              03/08/91                     56 FR 9925
NPRM                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Ronald Finn, Transportation Specialist, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC-ESS, 
Office of Safety Programs, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0647

RIN: 2126-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




2106. COMMERCIAL LEARNER PERMITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31136; PL 99-570; 49 USC 31102

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383, 384, 386, and 395; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency (then the FHWA), reviewed learner permit practices 
of the States for processing a driver from the initial non-CDL driver 
to being a fully licensed CDL driver. A number of variations in state 
learner permit practices were found. The FHWA planned to establish more 
uniform practices, such as: Screening drivers before permitting them to 
initially drive a CMV without having obtained a full CDL; the length of 
time a State allows the driver to hold a learner's permit; procedures 
for drivers to obtain CDL training in a State other than their normal 
residency; supervision requirements for learner permit drivers; and 
commercial driver license information systems (CDLIS) recordkeeping 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/90                    55 FR 34478
NPRM Comment Period End         10/22/90
NPRM Comment Period Extended to 
11/30/90                        10/23/90                    55 FR 42741
Supplemental NPRM               04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: Because other regulatory changes have been made 
since the NPRM was published in 1990, the FMCSA intends to issue a 
supplemental NPRM to solicit comments on including additional 
requirements consistent with changes in the CDL program.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 08/22/90, 55 FR 34478

Agency Contact: Robert Redmond, Senior Transportation Specialist, State 
Programs Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, MC-ESS, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-5014

RIN: 2126-AA03
_______________________________________________________________________




2107. [rplus]QUALIFICATION OF DRIVERS; VISION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 504; 49 USC 31502

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 391

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As part of a review of the medical qualification standards 
applicable to interstate CMV driver, the agency (then the FHWA) 
requested comments on the need, if any, to amend the driver 
qualification requirements relating to the vision standard. A temporary 
waiver program was initiated and was concluded on March 31, 1996, to 
permit the agency to observe and collect data on the driving experience 
of a group of vision-deficient drivers who meet certain preconditions. 
The agency considered further research to develop comprehensive 
performance-based visual standards for all commercial drivers. 
Information about the proposed research plan and public hearing on the 
subject was published on June 5, 1996. The agency entered into a 
contract with a medical center to develop medically based 
recommendations for amending the current Federal vision requirements. 
Recommendations were delivered in October 1998. The FMCSA, after 
evaluating and considering these recommendations, has decided to 
publish an NPRM to amend its regulation governing the visual field 
requirement in the vision standard. This action is significant because 
of substantial public and congressional interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/28/92                     57 FR 6793
ANPRM Comment Period End        04/28/92
Notice Request for Comments     06/05/96                    61 FR 28547
NPRM                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: FHWA adopted a final rule to allow drivers 
holding valid waivers from both the vision and diabetes standards to 
continue to operate in interstate commerce after March 31, 1996. See 
NPRM (61 FR 606, Jan. 8, 1996); Final Rule (61 FR 13338, March 26, 
1996); Final Rule; technical correction (61 FR 17253, April 19, 1996). 
(See notices published February 28, 1992 (57 FR 6793); March 25, 1992 
(57 FR 10295); June 3, 1992 (57 FR 22370); October 6, 1994 (59 FR 
50887); and November 17, 1994 (59 FR 59386).)

Agency Contact: Sandra L. Zywokarte, Health and Welfare Specialist, 
Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC-PSD, 
400 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2987

RIN: 2126-AA05
_______________________________________________________________________




2108. [rplus]FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; GENERAL 
TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5105; 49 USC 5109

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 390.3 and 397; 49 CFR 1.73

[[Page 30688]]

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 1991.

Abstract: This rulemaking would implement the statutory requirements of 
49 USC 5109 and 49 USC 5105. Section 5109 addresses the establishment 
of motor carrier safety permit regulations for motor carriers 
transporting Class A or B explosives, liquefied natural gases, 
hazardous materials designated as extremely toxic by inhalation, or 
highway route controlled quantity radioactive materials. Section 5105 
requires inspection of vehicles transporting those radioactive 
materials before each trip. The proposed rule will incorporate those 
provisions into the safety permit regulations. This action is 
considered significant because of substantial public and congressional 
interest and safety implications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/17/93                    58 FR 33418
NPRM Comment Period End         08/16/93
Supplemental NPRM               08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William A. Quade, Chief, Hazardous Materials Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-ECH, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2172

RIN: 2126-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




2109. [rplus]MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR LONGER COMBINATION 
VEHICLE (LCV) OPERATORS AND LCV DRIVER-INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31307; PL 102-240, sec 4007(b)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 380; 49 CFR 391

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 18, 1993.

Abstract: This action proposes minimum training requirements for 
operators of longer combination vehicles and requirements for the 
driver-instructors. The training would include certification of an 
operator's proficiency by an instructor who has met the requirements 
established by the Secretary of the DOT. This action is considered 
significant due to substantial public interest and safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/15/93                     58 FR 4638
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/16/93
NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Redmond, Senior Transportation Specialist, State 
Programs Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, MC-ESS, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-5014

RIN: 2126-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________




2110. [rplus]MINIMUM TRAINING FOR ENTRY-LEVEL DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL 
MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 102-240, sec 4007

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 18, 1993.

Abstract: The FMCSA would propose to require entry-level training in 
certain subjects. Section 4007 of the Motor Carrier Act of 1991 (title 
IV of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991) 
required initiation of a rulemaking on the need to require training of 
all entry-level drivers of commercial motor vehicles. In February 1996, 
the agency submitted a report to Congress on the effectiveness of 
private sector efforts to ensure adequate training of all entry-level 
drivers. The report also included a cost-benefit study of requiring 
training of entry-level drivers. Comments on the report were requested. 
This action is considered significant due to substantial public 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/21/93                    58 FR 33874
ANPRM Comment Period End        08/20/93
Report to Congress              02/05/96
Notice of Availability of Report04/25/96                    61 FR 18355
NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The report is available through the National 
Technical Information Service (Order No. PB96-141536). For further 
information, please call 1-800-553-6847.

Agency Contact: Ronald Finn, Transportation Specialist, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC-ESS, 
Office of Safety Programs, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0647

RIN: 2126-AA09
_______________________________________________________________________




2111. [rplus]COMMERCIAL DRIVER PHYSICAL FITNESS AS PART OF THE CDL 
PROCESS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 106-159, sec 215; 49 USC 31305; 49 USC 31502

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383, 391.11, 391.45; and 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FMCSA would propose to include the certification of fitness 
to operate a CMV in the commercial driver's license (CDL) process. 
Incorporating the commercial driver fitness determination into State-
administered CDL procedures could allow elimination of the requirement 
that CMV drivers carry a separate medical certificate. The CDL would be 
evidence that the CMV driver is physically fit as well as operationally 
qualified to operate CMVs safely. This action addresses the driver's 
physical qualifications as they relate to the CDL process; it does not 
address whether those standards are correct or should be changed. This 
action is considered significant due to substantial industry and public 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/15/94                    59 FR 36338

[[Page 30689]]

ANPRM Comment Period End        11/14/94
NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Teresa Doggett, Transportation Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC-PSD, 
Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2990

RIN: 2126-AA10
_______________________________________________________________________




2112. [rplus]SAFETY PERFORMANCE HISTORY OF NEW DRIVERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 508; 49 USC 31133, 31136, 31301 et seq, and 
31502; PL 103-311

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 382, 383, 390, and 391; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, January 1999, See PL 105-178, sec 
4014.

Abstract: This action would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations by including minimum safety information that new and 
prospective employers must seek from former employers during the 
investigation of a driver's employment record. FMCSA is also proposing 
to increase the time period that carriers must record accident 
information in the accident register, from one year to three years. The 
Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act of 1994 initially 
mandated this revision. The agency is preparing a supplemental notice 
of proposed rulemaking in response to Small Business Administration 
(SBA) comments to the docket and sec. 4014 of TEA-21 (Pub. L. 105-178). 
SBA had requested more in-depth Paperwork Reduction Act and Regulatory 
Flexibility Act analyses of the proposal. The TEA-21 provided limited 
employer protection from liability, strengthened employee due process 
provisions, and established a new statutory deadline. This action is 
considered significant due to substantial public interest and privacy 
implications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/14/96                    61 FR 10548
NPRM Comment Period End         05/13/96
Supplemental NPRM               06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Goettee, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4097

RIN: 2126-AA17
_______________________________________________________________________




2113. [rplus]UNIFIED REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 104-88; 49 USC 13908

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 360

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 1, 1998.

Abstract: Section 103 of the ICC Termination Act of 1995 which added 49 
USC 13908, required the Secretary to initiate a rulemaking proceeding 
to replace the current USDOT identification number system, the single-
State registration system, the registration/licensing system, and the 
financial responsibility system, with a single, online Federal system. 
The statutory deadline was not met due to range and depth of issues 
involved. This action is considered significant due to substantial 
public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           08/26/96                    61 FR 43816
ANPRM Comment Period End        10/25/96
NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Robert F. Schultz, Jr., Driver and Carrier Operations 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSD, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4001

RIN: 2126-AA22
_______________________________________________________________________




2114. [rplus]HOURS OF SERVICE OF DRIVERS; SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: PL 103-311, sec 113

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385, 390, and 395; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 1996.

Abstract: The FMCSA would propose amending the hours-of-service 
recordkeeping requirements to clarify that the duty of motor carriers 
is to verify the accuracy of drivers' hours of service (HOS) and 
records of duty status (RODS) including automatic on-board records, and 
that the driver's duty is to collect and submit to the motor carrier 
all supporting documents with the RODS. The agency would also propose 
to require carriers to maintain supporting documents with the RODS. The 
agency would propose that a supporting document based self-monitoring 
system be the primary method for ensuring compliance with the HOS 
regulations. Recognizing developing technologies, FMCSA would propose 
to permit use of electronic documents as a supplement to, and in 
certain instances in lieu of, paper supporting documents. These 
proposals would be intended to clarify definitions of ``supporting 
documents,'' ``employee,'' and ``driver,'' and to clarify the current 
requirement that each motor carrier use a self-monitoring system to 
verify accuracy of the HOS and RODS including automatic on-board 
records.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/20/98                    63 FR 19457
NPRM Comment Period End         06/19/98
Supplemental NPRM               09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

[[Page 30690]]

Agency Contact: Jerry Fulnecky, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-EC, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room 8310, Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4553

Related RIN: Split From 2126-AA23
RIN: 2126-AA76
_______________________________________________________________________




2115. [bull] TITLE VI REGULATIONS FOR FMCSA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 
RECIPIENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 106-159, sec 106(b); 113 Stat. 1748 and 1757; 42 
USC 2000d

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would propose to clarify and modify the 
applicability of DOT regulations (49 CFR 21) and FHWA regulations (23 
CFR 200) to FMCSA grant recipients. This complies with section 106(b) 
of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carmen Sevier, Office of Civil Rights, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, (MC-CR), 
400 Seventh Street, SW, Room 8203, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4330

RIN: 2126-AA79
_______________________________________________________________________




2116. [bull] PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION; FUEL 
SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31136 and 31502; and 49 CFR 1.73

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86; 49 CFR 393

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency proposes to revise the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) concerning fuel tank fill rates for 
gasoline- and methanol-fueled vehicles to (1) make that provision of 
the FMCSRs compatible with EPA requirements for vehicles up to 14,000 
lbs. GVWR and (2) make permanent the terms of the exemptions previously 
granted to motor carriers operating certain gasoline-fueled CMVs 
manufactured by Ford Motor Company and by General Motors. The agency 
also proposes to incorporate into the FMCSRs previously issued 
regulatory guidance concerning the applicability of NHTSA fuel system 
integrity regulations for vehicles subject to 49 CFR 571.301 at the 
time of manufacture.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Deborah M. Freund, Senior Transportation Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSV, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC
Phone: 202 366-4009

RIN: 2126-AA80
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                     Final Rule Stage


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2117. PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION; SLEEPER BERTHS 
ON MOTOR COACHES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31136 and 31502

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 393; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 12, 1994, the agency (then the FHWA) published an 
ANPRM to request comments on the suitability of existing driver sleeper 
berth regulations for motor coaches and possible amendment to account 
for design differences between trucks and motor coaches.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/12/94                     59 FR 1706
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/14/94
To Be Withdrawn                 08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Philip Hanley, Commercial Passenger Carrier Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSB, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-6811

RIN: 2126-AA12
_______________________________________________________________________




2118. [rplus]RAILROAD-HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSING SAFETY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 102-240; PL 103-311; 49 USC 5101, 31136, and 31502; 
49 CFR 1.73

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 392

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 26, 1995.

Abstract: This action would prohibit operators of commercial motor 
vehicles from driving onto a railroad grade crossing unless there is 
sufficient space to drive completely through the crossing without 
stopping. This action is required by the Hazardous Materials 
Transportation Authorization Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-311, sec. 112), 
and it is intended to reduce the incidence of collisions between trains 
and commercial motor vehicles. This action is considered significant 
because of substantial public interest.

[[Page 30691]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/30/98                    63 FR 40691
NPRM Comment Period End         11/27/98
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David M. Lehrman, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0994

RIN: 2126-AA18
_______________________________________________________________________




2119. PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION; TELEVISION 
RECEIVERS AND DATA DISPLAY UNITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 102-240; 49 USC 31136 and 31502

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 393; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency (then the FHWA) proposed amending the Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations regarding television viewers or 
screens in commercial motor vehicles. The agency was concerned that the 
current restrictions on locations of such devices may have the 
unintended effect of discouraging use of certain Intelligent 
Transportation System (ITS) technologies, such as collision avoidance 
and traveler information systems, which could improve the safety and 
efficiency of commercial vehicle operations. After reviewing comments 
to the 1996 NPRM to rescind the regulation concerning television 
viewers or screens, FMCSA is considering withdrawal of the NPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/03/96                    61 FR 14733
NPRM Comment Period End         06/03/96
To Be Withdrawn                 08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Larry M. Minor, Chief, Vehicle and Roadside Operations, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSV, Office of Truck and Bus Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4009

RIN: 2126-AA19
_______________________________________________________________________




2120. [rplus]ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT; QUALIFICATIONS OF DRIVERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 504; 49 USC 31133, 31136, and 31502

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 391; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action resulted because the American Civil Liberties 
Union (ACLU) wrote to the Department asserting that the regulation, as 
written, is overly broad and subject to arbitrary enforcement, causing 
potential interference with constitutional guarantees of due process 
and equal protection. The current regulation is little changed from the 
original rule adopted in 1936. The ACLU requested an opportunity to 
submit a comprehensive analysis of this issue. The ANPRM was intended 
to provide the ACLU with such an opportunity and to open this issue for 
public comment. The agency considered modifying current regulations to 
require drivers to possess the basic functional communication/
comprehension ability necessary to ensure safety. This action was 
considered significant due to substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           08/26/97                    62 FR 45200
ANPRM Comment Period End        10/27/97
To Be Withdrawn                 08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 2125-AE19.

Agency Contact: Robert F. Schultz, Jr., Driver and Carrier Operations 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSD, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4001

RIN: 2126-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________




2121. [rplus]TRANSPORTATION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS; CONSUMER PROTECTION 
REGULATIONS (RULEMAKING RESULTING FROM A SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 74-255; PL 104-88; PL 106-59; 49 USC 13101, 13301, 
13501 et seq, 14104, 14708, 14901 et seq, and 14912

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 375; 49 CFR 377; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FMCSA proposed to amend its regulations governing 
transportation of household goods. These regulations protect individual 
consumers who ship household goods, as defined in 49 USC 13102(10), by 
commercial motor vehicle. This action is necessary to implement the ICC 
Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), and to update the regulations. The 
intended effect of this proposal is to make the regulations easier to 
read and understand, remove an outdated report, address hostage freight 
problems (situations where non-binding estimates are lower than actual 
charges and the carrier refuses to deliver freight even after 110 
percent of the estimate is paid at the time of delivery), modify a 
consumer protection publication, consider industry requests to change 
the rules, and propose conforming and technical amendments. This action 
is considered significant due to substantial industry and public 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/15/98                    63 FR 27126
NPRM Comment Period End         07/14/98
NPRM Extension and Reopening of 
Comment Period                  08/12/98                    63 FR 43128
NPRM Comment Period End         10/13/98
Interim Final Rule              07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gladys Cole, Chief, Insurance Compliance, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, ECI, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 400 Virginia Avenue SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202 358-7039

RIN: 2126-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________




2122. OUT-OF-SERVICE CRITERIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31133, 31136, 31310, and 31502; PL 104-59

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 395 and 396; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action requested public comment concerning whether the 
North American Uniform Out-of-Service (OOS) Criteria should be included 
in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The OOS Criteria are 
enforcement tolerances used by Federal, State, and local safety 
inspectors in determining whether to place commercial motor vehicles 
(CMVs), or their drivers, ``out of service.'' Such status means that 
the CMVs or drivers are so unsafe that corrections must be undertaken 
before operations can resume.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/20/98                    63 FR 38791
ANPRM Comment Period End        09/18/98
Extension of Comment Period     10/09/98                    63 FR 54432
Comment Period End              12/08/98
To Be Withdrawn                 08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Larry M. Minor, Chief, Vehicle and Roadside Operations, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSV, Office of Truck and Bus Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4009

RIN: 2126-AA36
_______________________________________________________________________




2123. FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; WAIVERS, EXEMPTIONS, AND 
PILOT PROGRAMS; RULES AND PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31315; PL 105-178, sec 4007

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 381

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 9, 1998.

Abstract: The FMCSA is adopting regulations to implement section 4007 
of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), 
concerning waivers and exemptions from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs), and the administration of pilot programs to 
evaluate innovative alternatives to the regulations. The regulations 
establish the procedures persons must follow to request waivers and to 
apply for exemptions from the FMCSRs, and the procedures FMCSA will use 
to process the requests for waivers and applications for exemptions. 
The regulations also codify statutory requirements concerning the 
agency's administration of pilot programs. This rulemaking is intended 
to provide procedures to ensure the timely processing of requests for 
waivers and applications for exemptions, and public disclosure of the 
procedures the agency would use in initiating and managing pilot 
programs. The agency (then the FHWA) issued an interim final rule with 
an opportunity for public comment after publication in order to meet 
the statutory deadline for issuance of a final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              12/08/98                    63 FR 67600
Interim Final Rule Effective    12/08/98
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      02/08/99
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Larry M. Minor, Chief, Vehicle and Roadside Operations, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSV, Office of Truck and Bus Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4009

RIN: 2126-AA41
_______________________________________________________________________




2124. [rplus]FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; SAFETY 
REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATORS OF SMALL PASSENGER-CARRYING COMMERCIAL MOTOR 
VEHICLES USED IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 13301 and 13902; 49 USC 31132, 31133, 31136, 
31502, and 31504; PL 104-88, sec 204

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1.73; 49 CFR 390

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 9, 2000, PL 106-159, sec 
212.

Abstract: The FMCSA would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs) to require that motor carriers who operate 
commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), designed or used to transport between 
9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) in interstate commerce, must 
comply with the FMCSRs when they are directly compensated for such 
services, and the vehicle is operated beyond a 75 air mile radius (86.3 
statute miles or 138.9 kilometers) from the driver's normal work-
reporting location. These motor carriers, drivers, and vehicles 
operated by them would be subject to the same safety requirements as 
motorcoach operators, except for the commercial driver's license, 
controlled substances and alcohol testing regulations. This action is 
required by sec. 212 of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 
1999. It is significant because of substantial public interest and 
safety implications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/11/01                     66 FR 2767
NPRM Comment Period End         04/11/01
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Larry M. Minor, Chief, Vehicle and Roadside Operations, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier

[[Page 30693]]

Safety Administration, MC-PSV, Office of Truck and Bus Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4009

RIN: 2126-AA52
_______________________________________________________________________




2125. [rplus]NEW ENTRANT SAFETY ASSURANCE PROCESS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: PL 106-159, sec 210

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will establish minimum requirements for new 
entrant motor carriers to ensure that they are knowledgeable about 
applicable Federal motor carrier safety standards. After ensuring that 
they are knowledgeable, the new entrants will operate for 18 months in 
which time they must pass a safety review in order to receive permanent 
operating authority. This rule is significant because of public and 
congressional interest in rules required by MCSIA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/13/02                    67 FR 31978
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/12/02
Interim Final Rule Effective    01/01/03
Final Rule                      04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Mary Pat Woodman, Chief, Enforcement and Compliance 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-ECE, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room 8310, Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9699

RIN: 2126-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




2126. [rplus]LIMITATIONS ON ISSUANCE OF COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE WITH 
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ENDORSEMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5103a; PL 107-56, sec 1012

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations to prohibit States from issuing, renewing, transferring, or 
upgrading a commercial driver's license to transport hazardous 
materials unless and until the U.S. Department of Justice first 
conducts a background records check of the applicant and it is 
determined that the applicant does not pose a security risk which would 
warrant denial of the hazardous materials endorsement. This interim 
final action is required by section 1012 of the USA PATRIOT Act of 
2001. It is considered significant because of substantial public 
interest and national security.

Statement of Need: National security and intelligence officials 
continue to warn that future terrorist attacks against civilian targets 
are possible. One potential method could include obtaining hazardous 
materials for malicious purposes. This action responds to the 
requirement of section 1012 of the USA PATRIOT Act which is intended to 
make obtaining a hazardous materials endorsement difficult for those 
intending to do harm to the United States.

Summary of Legal Basis: In response to the events of September 11, 
2001, Congress passed the Uniting and Strengthening America by 
Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct 
Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act) (Pub. L. 107-56, October 26, 
2001, 115 Stat. 272). Section 1012 of the USA PATRIOT Act (115 Stat. 
396) amended the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. 
chapter 51) by adding new section 5103a(a)(1), Limitation on issuance 
of hazmat licenses. Further, section 1012(b) of the USA PATRIOT Act 
amended the fitness and testing standards of the Commercial Motor 
Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, which created the Commercial Driver's 
License (CDL) Program (49 U.S.C. 31305(a)(5)(C)).

Alternatives: The purpose of section 1012 of the USA PATRIOT Act is to 
obstruct potential terrorists from gaining access to hazardous 
materials. If other, less costly methods were available to attain the 
same end, they would be employed. However, FMCSA does not believe any 
such alternatives exist.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: This rule will not have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities because the impact of 
the rule will be gradual. Nonetheless, a regulatory analysis was 
prepared and placed in the docket.

Risks: A failure to require background records checks of hazardous 
materials drivers could pose a national security risk.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/05/03                    68 FR 23844
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/05/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/07/03
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Valerie Height, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0901

RIN: 2126-AA70
_______________________________________________________________________




2127. [rplus]REGISTRATION ENFORCEMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 106-159, sec 205; 113 Stat 1762

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 350 and 392; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule prohibits a motor carrier who is subject to the 
registration requirements under 49 U.S.C. 13902 from operating a 
commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce unless it has 
registered with FMCSA. Motor

[[Page 30694]]

carriers are also prohibited from operating beyond the scope of their 
registered authorization. If vehicles are discovered operating in 
violation of such registration requirements, they will be placed out of 
service, and the carrier may be subject to additional penalties. This 
action makes State enforcement of the registration requirements a 
condition of MCSAP eligibility. This action is considered significant 
because of substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              08/28/02                    67 FR 55162
Interim Final Rule Effective    09/27/02
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/28/02
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Agency Contact: Mary Pat Woodman, Chief, Enforcement and Compliance 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-ECE, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room 8310, Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9699

RIN: 2126-AA78
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Long-Term Actions


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2128. RULES OF PRACTICE FOR MOTOR CARRIER PROCEEDINGS; INVESTIGATIONS; 
DISQUALIFICATIONS AND PENALTIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 113 and 307

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385 and 386; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FMCSA proposed amending its rules of practice for motor 
carrier safety, hazardous materials, and other enforcement proceedings, 
motor carrier safety ratings, driver qualification proceedings and its 
schedule of penalties for violations of the FMCSRs and the Hazardous 
Materials Regulations. FMCSA would also propose to add provisions on 
investigative authority and procedures and general motor carrier 
responsibilities. These rules would increase the efficiency of the 
procedures, enhance due process and the awareness of the public and 
regulated community, and accommodate recent program changes. The rules 
would apply to all motor carriers, other business entities and 
individuals involved in motor carrier safety and hazardous materials 
administrative actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/29/96                    61 FR 18866
NPRM Comment Period End         07/29/96
SNPRM                           10/21/96                    61 FR 54601
SNPRM Comment Period End        11/20/96
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Valerie Height, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0901

RIN: 2126-AA15
_______________________________________________________________________




2129. GENERAL JURISDICTION OVER FREIGHT FORWARDER SERVICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 13701

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 373; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action gives notice of the FMCSA's general jurisdiction 
over all segments of the freight forwarding industry (not just 
household good freight forwarders), in accordance with the ICC 
Termination Act of 1995, proposes changes to existing regulations to 
comport with those mandated by Congress, and clarifies the FMCSA's 
jurisdiction over freight forwarders in other areas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/28/97                     62 FR 4096
NPRM Comment Period End         03/31/97


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 2125-AE00.

Agency Contact: Michael Falk, Office of the Chief Counsel, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC-CC, 
400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0834

RIN: 2126-AA25
_______________________________________________________________________




2130. [rplus]APPLICATION BY CERTAIN MEXICO-DOMICILED MOTOR CARRIERS TO 
OPERATE BEYOND U.S. MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMERCIAL ZONES ON THE U.S.-
MEXICO BORDER

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 553 and 559; 16 USC 1456; 49 USC 13101, 13301, 
and 13901 et seq; 49 USC 31138 and 31144

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 365; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action revises the regulations and form, OP-1(MX), 
governing applications by Mexico-domiciled property and passenger 
carriers who want to operate within the United States beyond the 
municipalities adjacent to Mexico in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and 
California and beyond the commercial zones of such municipalities 
(``border zones''). The action is taken in anticipation of a 
presidential order lifting the current statutory moratorium on 
authorizing such operations. The form requires additional information

[[Page 30695]]

about the applicant's business and operating practices to help the 
FMCSA to determine if the applicant will be able to meet the safety 
standards established for operating in interstate commerce in the 
United States. The interim rule included requirements that were not 
proposed in the NPRM but which were necessary to comply with the FY 
2002 DOT Appropriations Act. This action is significant because of 
substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/01                    66 FR 22371
NPRM Comment Period End         07/02/01
Interim Final Rule              03/19/02                    67 FR 12702
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/18/02
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/03/02
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Thomas Kozlowski, Office of Safety Programs, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC-ES, 
400 Seventh Street SW., Room 8314, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4049

RIN: 2126-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________




2131. [rplus]SAFETY MONITORING SYSTEM AND COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE FOR 
MEXICO-DOMICILED MOTOR CARRIERS OPERATING IN THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 113, 504, and 521(b)(5)(A); 49 USC 5113; 49 USC 
31136, 31144, and 31502; PL 107-87 sec 350

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action implements a safety monitoring system and 
compliance initiative designed to evaluate the continuing safety 
fitness of all Mexico-domiciled motor carriers within 18 months after 
receiving a provisional Certificate of Registration or provisional 
authority to operate in the United States. The rule also establishes 
suspension and revocation procedures for provisional Certificates of 
Registration and operating authority and incorporates criteria to be 
used by FMCSA in evaluating whether Mexico-domiciled carriers exercise 
basic safety management controls. The interim rule included 
requirements that were not proposed in the NPRM, but which are 
necessary to comply with the FY 2002 DOT Appropriations Act. This 
action is significant due to anticipated public interest and safety-
related issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/01                    66 FR 22415
NPRM Comment Period End         07/02/01
Interim Final Rule              03/19/02                    67 FR 12758
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/18/02
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/03/02
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Pat Woodman, Chief, Enforcement and Compliance 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-ECE, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room 8310, Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9699

RIN: 2126-AA35
_______________________________________________________________________




2132. SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31144

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency (then the FHWA) published a final rule on November 
6, 1997 (62 FR 60035), which incorporated the safety fitness rating 
methodology into 49 CFR 385 as appendix B. In that document, FHWA 
identified its ultimate goal as creating a more performance-based means 
of determining the fitness of carriers to conduct commercial motor 
vehicle (CMV) operations in interstate commerce. The ANPRM requested 
comments on the future of a rating system that could be used both in 
making safety fitness determinations and meeting the demands of 
shippers, insurers and other present and potential users interested in 
evaluating motor carrier performance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/20/98                    63 FR 38788
ANPRM Comment Period End        09/18/98
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Bryan Price, Transportation Specialist, PRISM Team, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Federal Building, 
1000 Liberty Avenue, Room 305, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412 395-4816

RIN: 2126-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




2133. [rplus]GENERAL REQUIREMENTS; INSPECTION, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE; 
INTERMODAL CONTAINER CHASSIS AND TRAILERS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 504; 49 USC 31133, 31136, and 31502

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1.73; 49 CFR 390; 49 CFR 396

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking filed by the 
American Trucking Association, Inc. (ATA) and the ATA Intermodal 
Conference (petitioners), the FMCSA (then the FHWA) agreed to consider 
revisions to the requirements in parts 390 and 396 of the Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Regulations that place upon motor carriers the 
responsibility for maintaining intermodal container chassis and 
trailers. These regulations provide the requirements for the 
inspection, repair and maintenance of commercial motor vehicles. This 
action is considered significant because of substantial industry and 
public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/17/99                     64 FR 7849
ANPRM Comment Period End        04/19/99

[[Page 30696]]

Comment Period End              05/05/99                    64 FR 24128
Comment Period Extended         08/30/99
NOI To Consider a Reg Neg 
Process                         11/29/02                    67 FR 71127
Comment Period End              01/13/03
Comment Period Extended         02/24/03                     68 FR 8580
Comment Period End              04/10/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Deborah M. Freund, Senior Transportation Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSV, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC
Phone: 202 366-4009

RIN: 2126-AA38
_______________________________________________________________________




2134. [rplus]FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; INTERSTATE SCHOOL 
BUS SAFETY

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: PL 105-178, sec 4024

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 390, 391, 392, 393, and 395; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, December 9, 1998, PL 105-178, sec 
4024.

Abstract: FMCSA is considering making the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs) apply to all interstate school transportation 
operations by local educational agencies. This action is in response to 
section 4024 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century 
(TEA-21) which mandates the FMCSA to make a determination whether to 
make the FMCSRs applicable to such operations. FMCSA requested 
comments, data, and information to assist the agency in making this 
determination. This action is considered significant because of the 
anticipated substantial interest by the public and private sectors if 
the agency expands the FMCSRs to cover government-operated school buses 
in interstate commerce.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/22/01                    66 FR 53373
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/22/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Philip Hanley, Commercial Passenger Carrier Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSB, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-6811

RIN: 2126-AA53
_______________________________________________________________________




2135. PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION; GENERAL 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 102-240, sec 1041(b); 49 USC 31136; 49 USC 31502

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 392; 49 CFR 393

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FMCSA is amending part 393 of the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations, Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation. 
The amendments are intended to remove obsolete and redundant 
regulations; respond to several petitions for rulemaking; provide 
improved definitions of vehicle types, systems, and components; resolve 
inconsistencies between part 393 and the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (49 CFR 
571); and codify certain FMCSA regulatory guidance concerning the 
requirements of part 393. Generally, the amendments do not involve the 
establishment of new or more stringent requirements but a clarification 
of existing requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/14/97                    62 FR 18170
NPRM Comment Period Extended    06/12/97                    62 FR 32066
NPRM Comment Period End         06/13/97
Comment Period End              07/28/97
Public Meeting                  02/20/98                     63 FR 8606
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Larry M. Minor, Chief, Vehicle and Roadside Operations, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSV, Office of Truck and Bus Standards and 
Operations, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4009

RIN: 2126-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




2136. [rplus]CERTIFICATION OF SAFETY AUDITORS, SAFETY INVESTIGATORS, AND 
SAFETY INSPECTORS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 106-159, sec 211

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 9, 2000.

Abstract: This rule would require that any safety inspection, audit, or 
review be conducted by a certified investigator. It would give the 
FMCSA authority to decertify an investigator, including a third-party 
investigator for failure to meet the prescribed certification 
standards. It is required by section 211 of the Motor Carrier Safety 
Improvement Act of 1999. This rule is significant because of public and 
congressional interest in rules required by MCSIA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              03/19/02                    67 FR 12776
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      05/20/02
Interim Final Rule Effective    06/17/02
Effective Date Delayed until 
July 17, 2002                   06/17/02                    67 FR 41196
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Pat Woodman, Chief, Enforcement and Compliance 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-ECE, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room 8310, Washington, 
DC 20590

[[Page 30697]]

Phone: 202 366-9699

RIN: 2126-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




2137. POSTING OF EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31136

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FMCSA is considering requiring employers to display a poster 
to notify commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators and other employees 
of their whistleblower rights under 49 U.S.C. 31105. The poster would 
also provide information on filing a complaint with the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration for investigation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Goettee, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4097

RIN: 2126-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________




2138. [rplus]CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE 
SAFETY STANDARDS (FMVSS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 102-240, sec 1041(b); 105 Stat. 1914; 49 USC 31136 
and 31502; 49 CFR 1.73

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 393.8

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FMCSA proposes to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations so that motor carriers ensure that each commercial motor 
vehicle (CMV) they operate in interstate commerce displays a label 
certifying that the vehicle complies with all applicable Federal Motor 
Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) in effect on the date of manufacture. 
This rulemaking ensures that all motor carriers operating CMVs in the 
United States use only vehicles that were certified by the manufacturer 
as meeting all applicable Federal safety performance requirements. This 
action is significant because of substantial public and congressional 
interest and safety implications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/19/02                    67 FR 12782
NPRM Comment Period End         05/20/02
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Deborah M. Freund, Senior Transportation Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PSV, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC
Phone: 202 366-4009

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AI59, Related To 2127-AI60, Related To 
2127-AI64
RIN: 2126-AA69
_______________________________________________________________________




2139. [rplus]PENALTIES, INSPECTION, AND DECAL DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS FOR 
MEXICO-DOMICILED MOTOR CARRIERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31136; 49 USC 31502; PL 107-87 sec 350

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 386; 49 CFR 396

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FMCSA amends part 396 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs) to incorporate the requirement, as codified in 
parts 365 and 385, that all commercial motor vehicles operated by 
Mexico-domiciled motor carriers holding authority to transport property 
or passengers beyond the commercial zones of U.S. municipalities on the 
United States-Mexico border must display a Commercial Vehicle Safety 
Alliance (CVSA) decal issued by a CVSA-certified inspector. Adding this 
requirement to part 396 will enable FMCSA to assess civil penalties 
against Mexico-domiciled long-haul motor carriers that operate vehicles 
without the necessary CVSA decal. This rule also clarifies that 
carriers will be required to obtain the necessary inspection decal 
before proceeding beyond border ports of entry. By providing for more 
effective enforcement of the inspection and decal requirements, this 
rule will help to ensure that these motor carriers operate safe 
vehicles in the United States. This rulemaking is significant because 
of substantial public and congressional interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule               To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Thomas Kozlowski, Office of Safety Programs, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC-ES, 
400 Seventh Street SW., Room 8314, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4049

RIN: 2126-AA72
_______________________________________________________________________




2140. SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES; SAFETY RATINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 113

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FMCSA proposes to update the safety fitness rating 
methodology (SFRM), which is used to measure the safety fitness of 
motor carriers against the safety standard, as outlined in appendix B 
to the Safety Fitness Procedures regulations. It is necessary to amend 
the list of acute and critical regulations because the agency has 
established operating procedures and issued several regulations 
required by the ICC Termination Act of 1995, the Transportation Equity 
Act for the 21st Century, and the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act 
of 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

[[Page 30698]]

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Mary Pat Woodman, Chief, Enforcement and Compliance 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-ECE, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room 8310, Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-9699

RIN: 2126-AA77
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2141. [rplus]HOURS OF SERVICE OF DRIVERS; DRIVER REST AND SLEEP FOR SAFE 
OPERATIONS (RULEMAKING RESULTING FROM A SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 49 USC 31136; 49 USC 31502; PL 74-255; PL 84-939; PL 
98-554; PL 103-311; PL 104-59; PL 104-88; PL 106-159

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1.73; 49 CFR 395

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 5, 1999, PL 104-88, sec 
408(b).

Abstract: This action revises the regulations for commercial motor 
vehicle driver rest requirements and duty-period limitations for safe 
highway transportation. A broad rulemaking was required by the ICC 
Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), Pub. L. 104-88. There is substantial 
public and congressional interest in the regulation of medium- and 
heavy-duty truck and bus drivers' sleep, off-duty, and working periods 
of time. This action is one of the 23 ``high priority'' rule reform 
nominations in the 2001 cost benefit report.

Statement of Need: Growth in long-haul, regional, overnight, local, 
for-hire and private carriage operations has kept pace with the growth 
of the U.S. economy. The scientific knowledge about sleep, sleep 
disorders, circadian physiology, fatigue, and performance decrements 
has also grown. The agency intends to incorporate as much of the 
scientific knowledge as possible into the regulations.

Summary of Legal Basis: Section 408 of the ICC Termination Act of 1995 
(Pub. L. 104-88, December 29, 1995) requires the Federal Highway 
Administration (functions transferred to the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration under Pub. L. 106-159) to issue a final rule 
dealing with a variety of fatigue-related issues pertaining to 
commercial motor vehicle safety (including 8 hours of continuous sleep 
after 10 hours of driving, loading and unloading operations, automated 
and tamper-proof recording devices, rest and recovery cycles, fatigue 
and stress in longer combination vehicles, fitness for duty, and other 
appropriate regulatory and enforcement countermeasures for reducing 
fatigue-related incidents and increasing driver alertness).

The FY 2001 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, Pub. L. 
106-346, included language prohibiting the Department from adopting a 
final rule before October 1, 2001.

Alternatives: FMCSA received more than 53,000 comments on the NPRM. The 
agency is committed to fully exploring all issues and concerns of 
stakeholders; eight public hearings were held in May, June and July 
2000; and three additional roundtables were held in September and 
October 2000. The roundtables drew broad public participation and 
elicited in-depth discussion and exchange of supporting data on 
critical issues, including issues surrounding the economic analyses and 
assumptions used by the agency. This will help FMCSA identify any 
necessary changes to the proposal that would address stakeholders' 
divergent concerns and support the development of a successful rule.

Risks: Driver reports of being fatigued to the point of incapacity are 
not uncommon, and it is reasonable to expect fatigue to be a factor in 
future crashes if the regulations are not corrected. FMCSA has 
established a goal to reduce by 50 percent over ten years the number of 
fatalities from crashes involving any commercial motor vehicle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/05/96                    61 FR 57251
Notice of Meeting               02/11/97                     62 FR 6161
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/31/97
NPRM                            05/02/00                    65 FR 25540
Notice of Hearing               05/05/00                    65 FR 26166
Notice of Hearing               05/22/00                    65 FR 32070
Notice of Change in Hearing 
Structure                       05/26/00                    65 FR 34132
NPRM; Correction                05/31/00                    65 FR 34904
Notice of Hearing               06/12/00                    65 FR 36809
Comment Period Extended         06/19/00                    65 FR 37956
Comment Period Extended; 
Roundtable Meetings             08/15/00                    65 FR 49780
NPRM Comment Period End         12/15/00
Final Rule                      04/28/03                    68 FR 22456
Final Rule Effective            06/27/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Agency Contact: David R. Miller, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5011

RIN: 2126-AA23
_______________________________________________________________________




2142. ELECTRONIC FILING OF SURETY BONDS, TRUST FUND AGREEMENTS, 
INSURANCE CERTIFICATES; CANCELLATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 104-88; 49 USC 13906

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 387.323

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 30699]]

Abstract: This action would have required all filings of surety bonds, 
trust fund agreements, insurance certificates and cancellations of 
these instruments to be accomplished electronically. FMCSA now allows 
optional electronic filing, and this has proven economical and 
efficient for both the FMCSA and for electronic filers. Thus this 
rulemaking is no longer necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/14/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gladys Cole, Chief, Insurance Compliance, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, ECI, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 400 Virginia Avenue SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202 358-7039

RIN: 2126-AA24
_______________________________________________________________________




2143. [rplus]FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; ZERO-BASE 
REVISION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 113, 501 and 504; 49 USC 13101, 13301, 13902, 
31101, 31132, 31136, 31301, and 31502; PL 104-88

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 325, 393, 398, and 399; 49 CFR 1.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action was considered as a means to simplifying, 
clarifying, and reorganizing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs). In 1992, the agency (then the FHWA) launched a 
``zero-based review'' to improve the organization, format and clarity 
of the FMCSRs and collateral regulations. It would have proposed 
provisions that could affect public safety and potentially raised novel 
policy issues concerning federalism. The FMCSA had planned to release a 
new rulebook in incremental stages for an ordered approach to analyzing 
comments and to ensure that the final rulebook would be consistent and 
compatible. The rulemaking is being terminated because regulatory 
changes (largely organizational and format) it entailed would have 
imposed burdens on States and motor carriers without providing a 
commensurate safety benefit.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/14/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Agency Contact: Valerie Height, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0901

RIN: 2126-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




2144. [rplus]POST-ACCIDENT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND ALCOHOL TEST 
RESULTS; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING 
SYSTEM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 74-255; PL 98-554; PL 99-570; PL 102-143; PL 106-
159; 49 USC 31136, 31301 et seq, and 31502

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1.73; 49 CFR 382

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would have required employers to report certain 
information to State-employed Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 
analysts concerning fatal crashes/accidents. Currently, only FMCSA and 
State regulatory officials may obtain information concerning controlled 
substances and alcohol testing results and records. The employers, 
irrespective of their State authority, would have been required to 
provide information to the FARS analysts working under contract with 
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 
information submitted to the FARS analysts would have enabled NHTSA, in 
coordination with FMCSA, to compile and analyze data on the incidence 
of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who test positive for 
controlled substances and/or alcohol use in post-accident tests 
conducted after fatal crashes. This rulemaking is being terminated 
because burdens on employers as well as on State and local law 
enforcement officials outweigh the benefits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/14/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Local, Federal

Agency Contact: David R. Miller, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5011

RIN: 2126-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




2145. RULES OF PRACTICE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 106-159, sec 205

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 386

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposed adopting procedural rules in order to 
conduct administrative proceedings under section 205 of the Motor 
Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA). It also provides for 
the issuance of out-of-service orders. On February 16, 2000, FMCSA 
issued a final rule amending the Rules of Practice to include 
violations of commercial regulations. FMCSA will address the remaining 
issues by preparing ``operating procedures'' to provide actual notice 
of appeal rights at the roadside and/or by incorporating the necessary 
procedures in RIN 2126-AA15.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/14/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David M. Lehrman, Regulatory Development Division,

[[Page 30700]]

Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0994

RIN: 2126-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________




2146. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS 
MATERIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 5112 and 5125; 49 USC 31136 and 
31502; 49 CFR 1.73

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 397

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The ANPRM addressed security concerns regarding 
transportation of high-risk hazardous materials and steps that DOD and 
DOE have taken to protect their shipments (escorts, prenotification of 
States, and satellite tracking). It also discussed other technology 
such as electronic ignition locks that could improve HM security. The 
FMCSA requested comments on the feasibility of mandating one or more of 
these strategies for some segment (highest risk) of HM transportation, 
and also requested comments on the need for safe havens or the need for 
standards about what can be a safe haven. The Research and Special 
Programs Administration (RSPA) in coordination with FMCSA will complete 
this rulemaking. Additional information is available in RSPA docket 
2137-AD70.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/16/02                    67 FR 46622
ANPRM Comment Period End        10/15/02
Comment Period Extended         11/15/02                    67 FR 62681
Notice                          03/19/03                    68 FR 13250
Notice Effective                03/19/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: William A. Quade, Chief, Hazardous Materials Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-ECH, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2172

Related RIN: Duplicate of 2137-AD70
RIN: 2126-AA71
_______________________________________________________________________




2147. [bull] CIVIL PENALTIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 113; sec 206, PL 106-159, 113 Stat. 1763; 49 
CFR 1.45 and 1.73

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 386, subpart G

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule increases certain civil penalty amounts to 
account for inflation. The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 
requires the FMCSA to adjust its civil monetary penalties for inflation 
at least once every four years according to the specified formula in 
the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      03/31/03                    68 FR 15381
Final Rule Effective            03/31/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David M. Lehrman, Regulatory Development Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, MC-PRR, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0994

RIN: 2126-AA81

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                        Prerule Stage


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2148. DOOR LATCH EXEMPTION FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH WHEELCHAIR LIFTS 
AND RAMPS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.206

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to granting a petition for rulemaking from 
Independent Mobility Systems, the agency is considering removing the 
exemption in FMVSS No. 206 for wheelchair lift door retention 
components. Prior to 1998, wheelchair adaptive equipment manufacturers 
disabled door retention components when installing wheelchair ramp and 
lift systems. However, recent changes in technology have eliminated the 
necessity for modifying door retention for wheelchair lift/ramp 
installations and therefore, it is no longer necessary to provide the 
lift exemption in FMVSS No. 206

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Termination Notice              06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: On 05/31/96 (61 FR 27325), the agency published 
a grant notice. The agency believes that the suggested changes made by 
the petitioner merit additional study and research. The agency is 
currently conducting research to determine if door latch exemptions are 
still necessary. Simultaneously, the agency is developing a door latch 
procedure for sliding doors.

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400

[[Page 30701]]

Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AG16
_______________________________________________________________________




2149. REVIEW: AIR BAG ON-OFF SWITCHES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
40 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This standard allows passenger vehicles to be equipped with 
an on-off switch for the right front passenger air bag if the rear seat 
cannot accommodate a rear-facing infant seat. The standard also enables 
vehicle owners to obtain an on-off switch for their passenger and/or 
driver air bag if they transport people who should not be exposed to an 
air bag deployment. The agency will determine, by observation of 
vehicles in use, the percentage of on-off switches that are being 
correctly used. This regulation was selected for review because of its 
public interest and potential benefit.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    04/01/98
End Review                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Preliminary results of the observational survey 
are that the switches were left on (when they should be off) for 9 
percent of infant passengers, 27 percent of child passengers age 1-6, 
and 56 percent of child passengers age 7-12. They were turned off for 
18 percent of teen and adult passengers, depriving them of any 
potential benefits of air bags.

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




2150. IMPROVE MOTORCYCLE HELMET HEAD PROTECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.218

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1998, 2,284 motorcyclists were killed and 49,000 injured 
in traffic crashes on U.S. highways. The agency believes that helmet 
usage by motorcyclists is the most effective method to reduce deaths 
and injuries in motorcycle crashes. In order to improve the head 
protection for motorcyclists, the agency is proposing to upgrade the 
performance standards and test procedures to incorporate the 
technological advancements available in the current market and to 
review the standard for harmonization with other major helmet 
standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Research                        05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI03
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                  Proposed Rule Stage


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2151. SEATING SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.207

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Environmental Research and Safety Technologists of Flagstaff, 
AZ, petitioned the agency to reexamine the seatback performance 
requirements of the standard in rear impact crashes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/04/89                    54 FR 40896
ANPRM Comment Period End        12/04/89
Request for Comments            11/23/92                    57 FR 54958
Comment Period End              01/22/93
NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Petitions for rulemaking were granted 07/24/89. 
See a related rulemaking action involving these petitioners under RIN 
2127-AC57. The first part of the research is complete. A computer model 
and a prototype seat were developed. Information on this research is 
available in the docket along with a report on crash data analysis. The 
agency is currently evaluating the research results and conducting 
dynamic seat testing.

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AD08

[[Page 30702]]

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2152. CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF MULTISTAGE VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 567; 49 CFR 568; 49 CFR 1.50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency proposed to amend the certification requirements 
that apply to incomplete vehicles other than chassis-cabs. Incomplete 
vehicles are vehicles that include at least a frame and chassis 
structure, power train, steering system, suspension system, and brake 
system, but need further manufacturing performed on them to become 
completed vehicles. The agency proposed to extend the certification 
requirements currently applying to chassis-cabs to all types of 
incomplete vehicles. The agency recognizes that manufacturers who build 
vehicles in more than one stage are faced with somewhat different 
problems than manufacturers who build vehicles in a single stage, 
especially when it comes to certifying vehicles to meet Federal Motor 
Vehicle Safety Standards. The agency held a public meeting to listen to 
the views of these groups and others with respect to improving the 
vehicle certification process. The agency established a negotiated 
rulemaking advisory committee to develop recommended amendments to the 
existing regulations. The agency will publish the findings and 
recommendations of the negotiated rulemaking advisory committee and 
request comments from the public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/03/91                    56 FR 61392
NPRM Comment Period End         01/31/92
Announced Public Meeting        11/17/95                    60 FR 57694
Notice of Intent                05/20/99                    64 FR 27499
Notice of Formation of Advisory 
Committee                       11/26/99                    64 FR 66447
Notice of Meetings              02/07/00                     65 FR 5847
Notice                          04/19/00                    65 FR 20936
SNPRM                           12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The agency has published a list of scheduled 
meetings.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 12/03/91, 56 FR 61392

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AE27
_______________________________________________________________________




2153. CONVEX CROSS-VIEW MIRRORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.111

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency 
requested comments on the issue of rear mounted cross-view mirrors on 
light and medium duty trucks for the purpose of eliminating the blind 
spot directly behind the vehicle. The petitioner requested that these 
mirrors be mandated to eliminate backing accidents where children could 
be seriously injured or killed. Petition was granted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            06/17/96                    61 FR 30586
Comment Period End              10/15/96
ANPRM                           11/27/00                    65 FR 70681
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/26/01
NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Chris Flanigan, General Engineer, NVS-121, Department 
of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
Visibility & Injury Prevention Division, Office of Crash Avoidance 
Stds, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4931

RIN: 2127-AG41
_______________________________________________________________________




2154. UPGRADE ROOF CRASHWORTHINESS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.216

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering whether to upgrade the roof crashworthiness particularly 
since a larger percentage of American vehicles consist of light duty 
and utility vehicles, a class of vehicles more prone to rollover 
accidents. Petition was granted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            10/22/01                    66 FR 53376
Comment Period End              12/06/01
NPRM                            01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AG51
_______________________________________________________________________




2155. UPGRADE DOOR RETENTION PERFORMANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.206

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Based upon annual average estimates from the 1988 through 
1996 Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the National Automotive 
Sampling System (NASS), there is an annual average of 2,515 fatalities 
and 1,882 serious injuries due to door ejections. Side door ejections 
are the second leading cause of ejections in all crashes, superseded 
only by ejections

[[Page 30703]]

through fixed glazing. One of the activities of agency rollover 
research focuses on reducing injuries and fatalities resulting from 
side door ejections. This research has led the agency to identify 
potential significant solutions to mitigating a substantial number of 
these fatalities and injuries by improving side door retention 
performance. Therefore, the agency is proposing to upgrade the door 
retention requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




2156. ADMINISTRATIVE REWRITE OF THE LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS OTHER THAN 
HEADLAMPS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to rewrite the reflective devices and 
associated equipment requirements to make the standard more readable 
and understandable. The standard has grown over the last 30 years by 
the incorporation of dozens of amendments. The document has become 
unwieldy to use and the agency decided to rewrite it to separate it 
into sections that address each lighting function separately. These 
sections will state the basic performance necessary for each lighting 
function and for lamp installation on various vehicle types. The 
rewrite will continue to reference Society of Automotive Engineers 
(SAE) and other standards and recommended practices for test procedures 
if too lengthy to incorporate changes. Moreover, it will codify various 
agency interpretations of its rules to make the standard more explicit. 
The proposed administrative rewrite of the headlamp regulations can be 
found under RIN 2127-AG87.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Hines, General Engineer Office of Crash Avoidance 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, NVS-121, 400 7th Street SW., Room 5307, 
Washington, DC
Phone: 202 493-0245

RIN: 2127-AH37
_______________________________________________________________________




2157. SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.224

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering whether to amend the standard for new trailers and 
semitrailers with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,536 
kilograms (10,000 pounds) or more be equipped with a rear impact guard 
by revising the definition of ``special purpose vehicles.'' These are 
vehicles with rear mounted liftgates that operate by swinging through 
the area or reside in any part of the area that is designated for the 
horizontal member of the rear impact guard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________




2158. BRAKE HOSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.106

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering whether to adopt portions of the brake component Federal 
safety provisions that are now in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration regulations into the agency's brake regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeffrey Woods, Safety Standards Engineer Office of 
Crash Avoidance Standards, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-122, Vehicle Dynamics 
Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________




2159. LOW-SPEED VEHICLE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.500

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Low-speed vehicles (LSV) have a maximum speed of between 20 
and 25 miles per hour (mph). These vehicles are required to have 
certain equipment some of which does not have any performance 
requirements.

[[Page 30704]]

The agency is proposing to set performance criteria for the various 
safety systems and hardware necessary for use on these vehicles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mike Pyne, Safety Standards Engineer, Office of Crash 
Avoidance NVS-123, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, NVS 123, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4171

RIN: 2127-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________




2160. HEADLAMP GLARE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The current standard sets minimum and maximum headlamp 
intensities to ensure the driver of the vehicle sees as much of the 
roadway as possible, while minimizing glare for other drivers using the 
road. The agency has been receiving a significant number of public 
complaints about headlamp glare from other vehicles. Technological 
changes, fleet mix changes, and an increase in the average driver age, 
cause the agency to reexamine seeing distance and glare.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments (Auxiliary 
Lamps)                          09/28/01                    66 FR 49594
Reopen Comment Period           11/30/01                    66 FR 59769
Comment Period End              12/22/01
Comment Period End              01/28/02
NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard VanIderstine, Division Chief, Visibility and 
Injury Prevention Division NVS-121, Department of Transportation, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash 
Avoidance Stds., 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

David Hines, General Engineer Office of Crash Avoidance Standards, 
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, NVS-121, 400 7th Street SW., Room 5307, Washington, DC
Phone: 202 493-0245

RIN: 2127-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________




2161. STOWABLE OR FOLD-AWAY CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.225

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes requests by petitions for 
reconsideration to permit stowing and fold-away anchors on vehicles. 
The proposal would set performance and other requirements for such 
anchors. This pertains to the requirements established in the final 
rule published March 5, 1999 (64 FR 10785, RIN 2127-AG50).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Other issues raised by the petitioners are 
being addressed in RIN 2127-AH65 - Child Restraint Anchorage Systems - 
Part 1 and RIN 2127-AH86 - Child Restraint Anchorage Systems - Part 2.

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH85
_______________________________________________________________________




2162. MOTORCYCLE HEADLAMP SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering whether to modify the motorcycle headlamp system height of 
upper beam and number of headlamp and light source.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kenneth Hardie, Safety Standards Engineer Office of 
Crash Avoidance Standards, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-121, Visibility and Injury 
Prevention Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AH92
_______________________________________________________________________




2163. REORGANIZE AND HARMONIZE CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.101

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to reorganize the controls and 
displays requirements to make them more user-friendly and to harmonize 
the standard with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 101 on 
the same subject. These proposed changes will list the symbols used in 
the standard to improve driver recognition of the function of controls 
and the meaning of telltales.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

[[Page 30705]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gayle Dalrymple, Safety Engineer, Vehicle Controls and 
Adapted Vehicle Division, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash Avoidance 
Standards NVS-123, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5559

RIN: 2127-AI09
_______________________________________________________________________




2164. SEAT BELT EMERGENCY LOCKING RETRACTOR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.209

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
proposing clarifications concerning the test procedure for the 
acceleration pulse shape, onset rate, time duration, and acceleration 
tolerance for seat belt emergency locking retractors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI38
_______________________________________________________________________




2165. IDLE STOP TECHNOLOGY USED IN SOME HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.102

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to amend the standard to clarify the 
intent of the standard and allow it to accommodate ``idle stop 
technology'' used in some hybrid electric vehicles. This will respond 
to existing interpretations which promised such a modification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Evans, Safety Standards Engineer Office of 
Crash Avoidance Stds., Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-123, Vehicle Controls and Adpated 
Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




2166. PROCEDURES FOR PARTICIPATING IN AND RECEIVING DATA FROM THE 
NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTRATION PROBLEM DRIVER POINTER SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30301 to 30308; PL 106-159, sec 204

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 1327

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to amend the National Driver Register 
regulations to implement an amendment made by the Motor Carrier Safety 
Improvement Act of 1999 (PL 106-159). The amendment requires a State, 
before issuing or renewing a motor vehicle operator's license to an 
individual, to query both the National Driver Register and the 
Commercial Driver's License Information System on the individual's 
driving record.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Glenn Karr, Division Chief, Driver Register and Traffic 
Records, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4800

RIN: 2127-AI45
_______________________________________________________________________




2167. CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 575

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering mandatory consumer information in the form of a label that 
will inform the consumer of the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) of motor 
homes, travel trailers, and 5th wheel travel trailers. Such labeling 
will help the consumer make informed decisions during the purchasing 
process, act as a reference during cargo loading and encourage the 
recreational vehicle industry to allow for greater cargo carrying 
capacities which in turn will reduce instances of overloading.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Evans, Safety Standards Engineer Office of 
Crash Avoidance Stds., Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-123, Vehicle Controls and Adpated 
Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI50
_______________________________________________________________________




2168. HORIZONTAL DISCHARGE TRAILERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 UCS 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.224

[[Page 30706]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to two petitions for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering excluding semitrailers equipped with ``horizontal discharge 
trailers'' from the current standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________




2169. HEAVIER HYBRID III TYPE 6-YEAR-OLD-SIZE TEST DUMMY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166; ...

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 572

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to incorporate a heavier 6-year-old 
child dummy as part of the Hybrid III test dummy family. This dummy 
will have weight added to the existing dummy, making it heavier than 60 
pounds. The weighted 6-year-old dummy would have application for 
testing child restraint systems which are rated for weights above the 
current 6-year-old dummy weight and would serve as an interim device 
until such time as the Hybrid III 10-year-old dummy has been fully 
developed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stanley Backaitis, Engineer, Office of Crashworthiness 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4912
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: sbackaitis@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI58
_______________________________________________________________________




2170. ALLOW ROLL-BAR DURING BRAKE TESTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.105

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to allow vehicles with a gross 
vehicle weight rating of over 10,000 pounds to use a roll-bar during 
braking tests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Samuel Daniel, General Engineer Office of Crash 
Avoidance Stds., Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, NVS-122, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4921

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AH16
RIN: 2127-AI63
_______________________________________________________________________




2171. CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM WEBBING STRENGTH

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to require minimum breaking strengths 
for child restraint systems webbing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




2172. MOTORCYCLE BRAKE CONTROLS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.123

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
proposing to allow a handlebar lever instead of a foot pedal to control 
the rear brakes on motorcycles which have no clutch control.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mike Pyne, Safety Standards Engineer, Office of Crash 
Avoidance NVS-123, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, NVS 123, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4171

RIN: 2127-AI67
_______________________________________________________________________




2173. GM PETITION ON AMENDING FMVSS NO. 301 AND FMVSS NOS. 208, 212, 
219, 303, AND 305

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 1392; 15 USC 1497

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208; 49 CFR 571.212; 49 CFR 571.219; 49 CFR 
571.301; 49 CFR 571.303; ...

[[Page 30707]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NHTSA published an NPRM on November 13, 2000, proposing to 
upgrade the rear- and side-impact tests in FMVSS No. 301, Fuel System 
Integrity. The NPRM requested comments on a number of particular 
issues. One of the requests, item 3.h, proposed to eliminate the second 
sentence in the standard's S7.11(b), which describes the test vehicle 
loading conditions. GM submitted comments on the issue and recommended 
specific changes. In addition, GM petitioned NHTSA to amend FMVSS Nos. 
208, 212, 219, 303 and 305 with identical language that GM recommended 
for amending FMVSS No. 301.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI76
_______________________________________________________________________




2174. INCORPORATION OF EUROSID II DUMMY INTO 49 CFR PART 572

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1.50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Incorporation of the EuroSID II, Side Impact Crash Test 
Dummy, into part 572 is needed to support the forthcoming upgrade of 
FMVSS 214, Side Impact Regulation and to attain harmonization of crash 
test tools on a worldwide basis. The EuroSID will be cited as one of 
the alternative crash test tools to upgrade FMVSS 214. Incorporation of 
the EuroSID II will have one time cost to the government of 
approximately $300,000, but no long term costs. Costs to the vehicle 
manufacturers are negligible on a per manufactured vehicle basis. There 
are no direct safety benefits in use of the crash test dummies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stanley Backaitis, Engineer, Office of Crashworthiness 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4912
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: sbackaitis@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI89
_______________________________________________________________________




2175. [rplus]REAR CENTER LAP/SHOULDER BELT REQUIREMENT -- STANDARD 208

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30177; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is considering an amendment to its occupant 
protection standard, FMVSS No. 208, to require the installation of Type 
2 (lap/shoulder belt) assemblies for all rear non-outboard designated 
seating positions (DSPs) in passenger cars, trucks and multipurpose 
passenger vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 4,536 
kg (10,000 lbs.) or less.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI91
_______________________________________________________________________




2176. [bull] VEHICLES BUILT IN TWO OR MORE STAGES -- STANDARD 201 
(PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.201

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering an amendment to FMVSS No. 201 Occupant Protection in 
Interior Impact as the requirements apply to vehicles manufactured in 
two or more stages. An interim final rule was published on June 18, 
2002 (67 FR 41348) that amended the schedule for compliance by 
manufacturers of vehicles built in two or more stages with the upper 
interior head protection requirements of FMVSS No. 201.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dr. William R.S. Fan, Safety Standards Engineer, 
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, Room 5320F, NVS-112, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4922
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI93
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2177. [bull] PART 571.3 DEFINITIONS, DESIGNATED SEATING POSITION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is considering an amendment to part 571.3 
Definitions, to redefine the term ``designated seating position'' (DSP) 
in order to establish an objective criteria that is more enforceable.

[[Page 30708]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI94
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2178. [bull] CRS REGISTRATION RULEMAKING, FMVSS NO. 213 AND PART 588

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 1392; 15 USC 1409

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213; 49 CFR 588

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would modify the registration card by adding a 
space for the consumer's email address. Amending the registration card 
would require modification to FMVSS No. 213, ``Child Restraint 
Systems,'' and part 588, ``Child Restraint Systems Recordkeeping 
Requirements.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI95
_______________________________________________________________________




2179. [bull] 5TH PERCENTILE DUMMY BELTED BARRIER CRASH TEST REQUIREMENTS 
-- STANDARD 208

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is considering an amendment to its occupant 
protection standard, FMVSS No. 208, to improve high speed crash 
protection to belted occupants of small stature that may sit in the 
full forward seat position. Current crash test requirements for the 5th 
percentile adult female dummy include a 0-48 km/h belted rigid barrier 
crash test. The agency is considering increasing the maximum crash test 
speed from 48 km/h to 56 km/h to be consistent with the 50th percentile 
adult male requirements that will take effect according to the second 
phase of the FMVSS No. 208 Advanced Air Bag Final Rule (65 FR 30680).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI98
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2180. [bull] THEFT DATA FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 33104(b)(4)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 541

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will publish the preliminary data on passenger 
motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year 2001 for MY 2001 
vehicles. The theft data indicate the overall vehicles' theft rate in 
2001. Publication of this data fulfills the agency's obligation to 
periodically obtain accurate and timely data and publish the 
information for review and comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Deborah Mazyck, Program Analyst, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
132, Office of Planning and Consumer Programs, 400 Seventh Street SW, 
Room 5320, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0846
Fax: 202 493-2290
Email: dmazyck@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AJ00
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2181. [bull] INSURER REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR OCTOBER 2003

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 33112

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 544

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NHTSA proposes to update its lists in appendices A, B, and C 
of part 544 of passenger motor vehicle insurers that are required to 
file reports on their motor vehicle theft loss experience. If these 
revised appendices are adopted in a final rule, each insurer included 
in any of these appendices must file a report for the 1999 calendar 
year not later than October 25, 2003. Further, as long as the insurer 
remains listed, it must submit reports by each subsequent October 25.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rosalind Proctor, Division Chief, Consumer Programs 
Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0846
Fax: 202 366-4329

[[Page 30709]]

Email: rproctor@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AJ01
_______________________________________________________________________




2182. [bull] SELECTION OF APPENDIX A -- CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS -- 
STANDARD 208

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is considering an amendment to its occupant 
protection standard, FMVSS No. 208, to establish an annual process for 
updating the child restraint systems currently listed in appendix A of 
FMVSS No. 208 for use in testing advanced air bag systems. In the past, 
appendix A has only been updated in response to petitions for 
reconsideration of the May 12, 2002, FMVSS No. 208 Advanced Air Bag 
final rule (65 FR 30680). This amendment will outline the method the 
agency will use to obtain the necessary data related to child restraint 
systems, the selection criteria based on these data, the timing of the 
update and the legal form the update will take.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Louis Molino, Safety Standards Engineer, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office 
of Crashworthiness Standards, NVS-112, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Room 
5320, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1833
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AJ03
_______________________________________________________________________




2183. [bull] BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 97-424

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to exempt certain purchases by 
grantees from the requirements of the Department of Transportation's 
Buy America provisions to streamline and improve the grant process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Donaldson, Senior Attorney, Office of Chief 
Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1834

RIN: 2127-AJ06
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                     Final Rule Stage


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)



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2184. [rplus]CRASHWORTHINESS RATINGS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 5

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would require manufacturers to disseminate 
crashworthiness performance information concerning their cars to the 
public, to provide consumers with comparative information on the 
crashworthiness performance of new car models. This rulemaking is 
considered significant because of the impact on manufacturers, the 
interest shown by consumers, and the potential significant effects on 
the automotive marketplace. The agency requested public comments on the 
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study titled ``Shopping for Safety 
-- Providing Consumer Automotive Safety Information,'' (TRB Special 
Report 248) and how that study should be reflected in the agency's 
decision on whether, and if so, how, to proceed with a crashworthiness 
rating for automobiles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/22/81                     46 FR 7025
NPRM Comment Period End         04/22/81
Request for Comments            05/20/97                    62 FR 27648
Comment Period End              08/18/97
To Be Withdrawn                 05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Versailles, Office of Planning and Consumer 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2057

RIN: 2127-AA03
_______________________________________________________________________




2185. [rplus]FLAMMABILITY OF INTERIOR MATERIALS--SCHOOL BUSES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.302

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking requested comments 
regarding possible upgrade of Standard 302 to reduce the risk of fire 
to school bus occupants. This rulemaking is significant because of 
substantial public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/04/88                    53 FR 44627
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/03/89
Request for Comments            02/26/91                     56 FR 7826
Comment Period End              04/29/91
To Be Withdrawn                 07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 30710]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AA44
_______________________________________________________________________




2186. UPGRADE FUEL INTEGRITY PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: An advance notice of proposed rulemaking in 1995 announced 
the agency's plan to consider upgrading the standard by making the 
current crash requirements more stringent and by broadening the 
standard's focus to include mitigation concepts related to fuel system 
components and environmental and aging tests related to components. The 
notice also requested comments on the agency's plan to explore a three-
phase approach to upgrading the standard, data, methods, and strategies 
that may assist in the agency's regulatory decisions in defining 
specific requirements and test procedures for upgrading the standard. 
Based on the responses to the notice and available data, the agency 
proposed replacing the current rear-impact test procedures with a more 
stringent test procedure. The agency also proposed replacing the 
standard's current side-impact test requirements with the side impact 
test requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 214, 
Side-Impact Protection.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            12/14/92                    57 FR 59041
Comment Period End              02/12/93
ANPRM                           04/12/95                    60 FR 18566
ANPRM Comment Period End        06/12/95
NPRM                            11/13/00                    65 FR 67693
NPRM Comment Period End         02/12/01                    66 FR 78461
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: This action will respond to RIN 2127-AE83. On 
December 15, 2000, an extension of comment period was published in 
response to petitions.

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




2187. ALTERNATIVE GEOMETRIC VISIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LAMPS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency proposed 
to harmonize the lighting standard's geometric visibility requirements 
for signal lamps and rear side marker color with those of the ECE. 
Harmonization of the standard worldwide, without reducing safety, would 
allow manufacturers to reduce costs by producing to a single world 
vehicle standard rather than several, thus reducing costs and improving 
the flow of trade. The agency issued additional/alternative proposals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/26/95                    60 FR 54833
NPRM Comment Period End         12/26/95
SNPRM                           12/10/98                    63 FR 68233
SNPRM Comment Period End        03/10/99
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: On February 27, 1997 (62 FR 8883), the agency 
terminated rulemaking in which the agency had asked for comments on 
whether the performance and installation of front and rear fog lamps 
should be regulated. In response to these comments, the SAE has 
established a Fog Lamp Task Force to develop an internationally 
acceptable fog lamp standard on which a Federal standard could be 
based.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 10/26/95, 60 FR 54833

Agency Contact: Michael Cole, Safety Standards Engineer, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
121, Visibility and Injury Prevention Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AF75
_______________________________________________________________________




2188. POWER-OPERATED WINDOWS: ROOF PANELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.118

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering whether to amend the test procedure used to demonstrate 
compliance by adding an alternative testing specification for a non-
contact automatic reversal system, in order to provide a more 
meaningful and realistic method for evaluating the compliance of such 
systems which do not rely on contact to sense an obstruction. Petition 
was granted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/04/96                    61 FR 28124
Correction                      06/14/96                    61 FR 30209
NPRM Comment Period End         08/05/96
Agency Decision                 12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 30711]]

Agency Contact: Mike Pyne, Safety Standards Engineer, Office of Crash 
Avoidance NVS-123, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, NVS 123, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4171

RIN: 2127-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




2189. DEALER NOTIFICATION OF DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE DETERMINATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30102; 49 USC 30103; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 
30112; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30116; 49 USC 30118; 49 USC 30119; 49 USC 
30120; 49 USC 30163; 49 USC 30165

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 573; 49 CFR 577

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule will implement an amendment to 49 USC chapter 301 
which prohibits dealers from selling motor vehicles or motor vehicle 
equipment that has been determined to contain a safety-related defect 
or noncompliance with a Federal motor vehicle safety standard until the 
defect or noncompliance is remedied. It will set forth criteria to 
govern the timing and content of notifications of defects and 
noncompliances that manufacturers must send to their dealers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/27/93                    58 FR 50314
NPRM Comment Period End         10/27/93
SNPRM                           05/19/99                    64 FR 27227
SNPRM Comment Period End        06/18/99
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jonathan D. White, Chief, Recall Analysis Division, 
Office of Defects Investigation, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5226
Fax: 202 366-7882

RIN: 2127-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




2190. SEAT BELT POSITIONING DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 575

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency proposed 
a labeling requirement for seat belt positioning devices. This label 
would consist of a warning regarding the suitability of these devices 
for a particular height/weight/age of child.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/13/99                    64 FR 44164
NPRM Comment Period End         10/12/99
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AG49
_______________________________________________________________________




2191. GLARE REDUCTION FROM DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency proposed to amend the lighting standard to reduce 
glare from daytime running lamps (DRLs). A final rule is imminent. This 
action is intended to provide the public with all the conspicuity 
benefits of DRLs while reducing glare and is based on research that has 
become available since the final rule establishing DRLs was published 
in 1993.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/07/98                    63 FR 42348
NPRM Comment Period End         09/21/98
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard VanIderstine, Division Chief, Visibility and 
Injury Prevention Division NVS-121, Department of Transportation, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash 
Avoidance Stds., 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AG86
_______________________________________________________________________




2192. ADMINISTRATIVE REWRITE FOR HEADLAMP REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency has proposed to rewrite the sections relating to 
headlighting. The rewrite is important because of the standard's age 
and numerous amendments which have made it difficult to read and 
interpret. The revised standard should reduce burden, especially to 
small manufacturers, because of improved clarity. The reorganization of 
the sections relating to other lamps will be addressed in a separate 
rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/12/98                    63 FR 63258
NPRM Comment Period Extended to 
4/11/99                         02/08/99                     64 FR 6021
NPRM Comment Period End         02/10/99
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Cole, Safety Standards Engineer, Department of

[[Page 30712]]

Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
121, Visibility and Injury Prevention Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




2193. SIGNAL LAMPS USED WITH LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency proposed 
to revise the requirements for signal lamps equipped with 3 or more 
light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The current requirements have become 
design restrictive and a service burden for vehicle and signal lamp 
manufacturers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/24/98                    63 FR 34350
NPRM Comment Period Extended    08/03/98                    63 FR 41222
NPRM Comment Period End         10/09/98
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Chris Flanigan, General Engineer, NVS-121, Department 
of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
Visibility & Injury Prevention Division, Office of Crash Avoidance 
Stds, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4931

RIN: 2127-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




2194. MOTORCYCLE-MOUNTED REFLEX REFLECTOR HEIGHT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
considering allowing a lower minimum mounting height for side reflex 
reflectors on motorcycles. The intent is to harmonize United States 
lighting safety standards with European and Asian reflector position 
regulations and improve the flow of trade by creating ``windows of 
harmonization'' that will allow manufacturers to market ``common'' 
vehicles in global markets.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Agency Decision                 12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kenneth Hardie, Safety Standards Engineer Office of 
Crash Avoidance Standards, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-121, Visibility and Injury 
Prevention Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________




2195. [rplus]ALLOCATION OF FUEL ECONOMY CREDITS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 32903

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 534

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing rulemaking to clarify when and how 
predecessor and successor automobile manufacturers may use the fuel 
economy credits of the predecessor or successor. The use of carry 
forward or carry back credits will be specified for manufacturers that 
merge. This action is considered significant because it will affect the 
treatment of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) penalties.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/22/01                     66 FR 6523
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Edward Glancy, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of the 
Chief Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2992

RIN: 2127-AG97
_______________________________________________________________________




2196. INCORPORATION OF 1996 REVISION OF THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS 
INSTITUTE (ANSI) INTO GLAZING STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.205

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency proposed 
to incorporate the 1996 revision of the American National Standards 
Institute (ANSI) standard for safety glazing used in motor vehicles and 
other minor revisions into the agency's current standard for safety 
glazing used in motor vehicles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/04/99                    64 FR 42330
NPRM Comment Period End         10/04/99
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




2197. [rplus]UPGRADE OF HEAD RESTRAINTS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 49 USC 
30166; 49 USC 322

[[Page 30713]]

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.202

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency has proposed to upgrade the current head restraint 
requirements to increase safety. The proposal also, until the upgraded 
requirements become effective, allows manufacturers to certify their 
vehicles either to the existing U.S. requirements or to the Economic 
Commission for Europe (ECE) Regulation No. 25. The upgrade proposed 
performance requirements intended to assure that the head restraint, if 
adjusted, will remain locked in specific height positions and calls for 
the installation of head restraints in rear seats. This action is 
considered significant due to the expected high cost to the private 
sector for the modifications to the standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/04/01                      66 FR 967
NPRM Comment Period End         03/05/01
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AH09
_______________________________________________________________________




2198. CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR OLDER CHILDREN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency 
requested comments on whether the child restraint standard should be 
amended to facilitate the production of lap belt-installed booster 
seats and other child restraints for children weighing over 18 
kilograms, such as by allowing use of a tether in some of the 
compliance tests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comment             07/07/99                    64 FR 36657
Comment Period End              09/07/99
Agency Decision                 06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH14
_______________________________________________________________________




2199. HEAVY VEHICLE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.105; 49 CFR 571.121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency has proposed performance tests for ABS-equipped 
single-unit trucks and buses. ABS equipment requirements became 
effective for air-braked single-unit trucks, buses, and trailers on 
March 1, 1998, and for hydraulic-braked trucks and buses becomes 
effective on March 1, 1999. The agency indicated in prior rulemaking 
notices that it would consider supplementing these ABS equipment 
requirements with performance requirements after conducting tests to 
determine if such testings are practicable and repeatable for trucks 
and buses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/21/99                    64 FR 71377
NPRM Comment Period End         02/22/00
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeffrey Woods, Safety Standards Engineer Office of 
Crash Avoidance Standards, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-122, Vehicle Dynamics 
Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AI63
RIN: 2127-AH16
_______________________________________________________________________




2200. DEFINITION OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL SCHOOL ACTIVITY BUS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 9 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
proposing to amend various sections of part 571 to create a new vehicle 
type, tentatively called community transportation vehicles, that will 
have to meet the crashworthiness standards applicable to school buses, 
but will not have to meet some of the crash avoidance standards (i.e., 
stop arms, flashing lights, etc.). This would allow manufacturers to 
certify vehicles that will be less expensive and as safe as a school 
bus for transportation of Head Start students because we have 
tentatively decided that the school bus crash avoidance features are 
unnecessary when there is no curb-side pickup.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/05/02
Final Rule                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919

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Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




2201. UPPER INTERIOR IMPACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.201

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: At the request of the manufacturers' organizations, the 
agency proposed to amend the upper interior impact requirements (1) to 
modify the minimum distance between certain targets on vertical 
surfaces inside a vehicle and (2) to add new definitions and test 
procedures for new-style door frames and vertical seat belt mounting 
structures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/05/00                    65 FR 17843
NPRM Comment Period End         06/05/00
NPRM Comment Period Extended    06/07/00                    65 FR 36106
NPRM Comment Period End         07/05/00
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AH61
_______________________________________________________________________




2202. REGISTERED IMPORTERS OF VEHICLES NOT ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED TO 
CONFORM WITH THE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30141; 49 USC 30147

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 592

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency proposed to reduce regulatory burdens associated 
with importation of Canadian vehicles for resale in the United States 
when those vehicles already comply in essential respects with the 
Federal motor vehicle safety standards. This proposal would enhance 
safety by revising application procedures to ensure a higher caliber of 
registered importers and clarifying existing obligations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/20/00                    65 FR 69810
NPRM Comment Period             02/01/01
SNPRM                           06/00/03
Final Action                    06/00/03
Final Action Effective          09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Taylor Vinson, Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief 
Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Fax: 202 366-3820
Email: tvinson@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________




2203. ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency reviewed this standard and published a Request for 
Comments to obtain information on electronic accelerator controls. 
After reviewing the comments received on this notice, the agency plans 
to propose a revision of the standard that will make explicit the 
application of the standard to electronic accelerator controls and the 
electric vehicles. The proposal will recognize that electronic engine 
controls vastly increase the ways manufacturers can achieve fail-safe 
performance in the event of a disconnection or severance of the 
accelerator control system and will propose a number of alternative 
compliance tests for fail-safe performance to avoid design 
restrictions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            12/04/95                    60 FR 62061
Comment Period End              02/02/96
NPRM                            07/23/02                    67 FR 48117
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mike Pyne, Safety Standards Engineer, Office of Crash 
Avoidance NVS-123, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, NVS 123, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4171

RIN: 2127-AH71
_______________________________________________________________________




2204. VEHICLES WITH RAISED ROOFS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.216

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to petitions for reconsideration of a final rule 
published on April 27, 1999 (64 FR 22567, RIN 2127-AF40) that made 
testing more suitable for vehicles with raised- or sloped-roof 
structures, the petitioners requested that the agency modify the 
portion of the rule that pertains to raised-roof vehicles, particularly 
those vehicles used for transporting disabled persons. The petitioners 
claim that the test plate position requirement for these vehicles 
causes the plate's rear edge to contact the raised-roof structure in a 
manner which causes abnormal penetration and failure.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              01/31/00                     65 FR 4579
Interim Final Rule Effective    01/31/00
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________




2205. CLARIFY TEST PROCEDURES FOR BRAKE FLUIDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.116

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency has proposed to revise the corrosion and 
evaporation test procedures for brake fluids. These revisions are 
intended to improve the levels of compliance test repeatability and/or 
reproducibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/16/01                     66 FR 3527
NPRM Comment Period End         03/19/01
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Samuel Daniel, General Engineer Office of Crash 
Avoidance Stds., Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, NVS-122, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4921

RIN: 2127-AH96
_______________________________________________________________________




2206. CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS -- PART 2

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.225

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action responds to several petitions for reconsideration 
concerning long-term testing procedures regarding the strength and 
other issues of universal child-restraint anchors. These requirements 
were established by the final rule on universal child-restraint 
anchorages published on March 5, 1999 (64 FR 10785, RIN 2127-AG50). An 
earlier action (RIN 2127-AH65) responded to other issues raised by the 
petitions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________




2207. LABEL PLACEMENT ON REAR IMPACT GUARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.223

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to petitions for rulemaking, the agency is 
proposing to allow trailer manufacturers additional flexibility in the 
placement of the permanent label on the guard to minimize the 
probability that the label will be exposed to conditions -- 
environmental, operational, or otherwise -- that may damage or destroy 
the guard while maintaining a location that is easily accessible and 
visible for inspection and enforcement purposes. Other portions of the 
petitions are denied.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/29/02                    67 FR 15154
NPRM Comment Period End         05/28/02
Final Rule                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI04
_______________________________________________________________________




2208. MOVING BARRIER TIRE SPECIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.214; 49 CFR 571.301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency proposed 
changing the currently specified G78-15 tires used in the moving 
barrier test and replacing them with P215-75R15 radial tires. The 
current tires are not readily available.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/10/01                    66 FR 51629
NPRM Comment Period End         12/10/01
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI05

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_______________________________________________________________________




2209. [rplus]CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30166(M)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 512

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is revising the confidential business information 
regulations to simplify them and improve their clarity, and to update 
specific sections to reflect current case law and legislative action. 
This action will help ensure the efficient processing of requests for 
confidential treatment and the proper protection of sensitive business 
information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/30/02                    67 FR 21198
NPRM Comment Period End         07/01/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Heidi L. Coleman, Assistant Chief Counsel for Traffic 
Injury Control and General Law, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1834

RIN: 2127-AI13
_______________________________________________________________________




2210. DISPOSITION OF REPLACED TIRES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30102 to 30103; 49 USC 30112; 49 USC 30117 to 
30121; 49 USC 30166 to 30167; Delegation of authority 49 CFR 1.50

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 573

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Rule to implement section 7 of the TREAD Act, PL 106-414 49 
USC 30120(d) by requiring a manufacturer who conducts a campaign to 
remedy a safety-related defect or noncompliance that involves the 
replacement of tires to develop a plan regarding the disposition of the 
tires that are replaced. The plan would address how to prevent, by 
means reasonably within the manufacturer's control, the disposal of 
replaced tires in landfills, particularly through shredding, crumbling, 
recycling, recovery, and other alternative beneficial nonvehicular 
uses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/18/01                    66 FR 65165
SNPRM                           07/26/02                    67 FR 48852
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Enid Rubenstein, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5219, 
NCC-10, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5252
Fax: 202 366-2820

RIN: 2127-AI29
_______________________________________________________________________




2211. [rplus]IMPROVE TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 575

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, December 1, 2000, Advanced Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking.
Final, Statutory, June 1, 2002.

Abstract: The recently enacted Transportation Recall Enhancement 
Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act requires the Secretary of 
Transportation to initiate rulemaking to improve the labeling of tires 
to assist consumers in identifying tires that may be the subject of a 
safety recall. Pursuant to that Act, the Agency published an ANPRM 
stating that the agency is considering amendments to its regulations to 
improve the tire information and its availability and understandability 
to consumers. To aid in this effect, the agency sought responses from 
the public to questions relating to such matters as Tire Identification 
Number content, readability and location, loading, plies and cords, 
tread wear indicator, Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, speed 
rating, run-flat and extended mobility tires, tire inflation pressure, 
and dissemination of tire safety information. This action is considered 
to be significant because of substantial public and congressional 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/01/00                    65 FR 75222
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/30/01
NPRM                            12/19/01                    66 FR 65535
Comment Period End              02/19/02
Final Rule                      11/18/02                    67 FR 69600
Comment Period End              01/02/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Versailles, Office of Planning and Consumer 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2057

RIN: 2127-AI32
_______________________________________________________________________




2212. IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF CHILD RESTRAINTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2002.

Abstract: The recently enacted Transportation Recall Enhancement 
Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act requires the Secretary of 
Transportation to initiate rulemaking that will improve the safety of 
child restraints, including minimizing head injuries from side-impact 
collisions. The agency will consider whether to (1) require more 
comprehensive tests of child restraints using an array of crash 
conditions and an updated test seat assembly; (2) use test dummies that 
represent a greater range of sizes of children and that incorporate 
current technologies; (3) require improved protection from head 
injuries in side- and rear-impact crashes; (4) provide consumer 
information on the physical compatibility of child restraints and 
vehicle seats on a model-by-model basis; (5) prescribe clearer and 
simpler labels and instructions on child restraints; (6) consider 
restraints for

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children weighing up to 80 pounds; (7) apply scaled injury criteria 
performance levels, including neck injury; and (8) include a child 
restraint in each vehicle crash tested under the New Car Assessment 
Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/01/02                    67 FR 21805
Final Rule                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI34
_______________________________________________________________________




2213. [rplus]AUTOMOTIVE FUEL ECONOMY MANUFACTURING INCENTIVE FOR 
ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 49 USC 32905(f); 49 USC 32906(a)(l)(B)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 538

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 31, 2001, Notice to either 
extend up to four years or discontinue the program after Model Year 
2004.

Abstract: The agency must, by December 31, 2001, publish a notice that 
either extends the incentive program whereby automotive manufacturers 
earn Corporate Average Fuel Economy credits for the production of dual-
fuel vehicles for up to four years beyond model year 2004, with a 
maximum allowable increase in average fuel economy per manufacturer of 
0.9 miles per gallon, or explains the rationale for not extending the 
incentive program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Intent                01/07/02                      67 FR 713
NPRM                            03/11/02                    67 FR 10873
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kenneth Richard Katz, Lead Engineer, Consumer Program 
Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4936
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: kkatz@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI41
_______________________________________________________________________




2214. [rplus]OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES BY INTOXICATED PERSONS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: PL 106-346, sec 351

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 1225

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) 
established a grant program under which States could qualify for 
incentive funds if they enacted and enforced a law that provides that 
any person with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or greater 
while operating a motor vehicle in the State is deemed to have 
committed a per se offense of driving while intoxicated or an 
equivalent per se offense. The agency published a final rule 
implementing that incentive grant program. Section 351 of the 
Department of Transportation (DOT) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2001 (PL 106-346) contains a new provision requiring the 
withholding of certain Federal-aid highway funds from a State, 
beginning in fiscal year 2004, if the State has not enacted and is not 
enforcing such a law. This action will amend the regulation 
implementing the incentive grant program established in TEA-21 to 
reflect the new sanctions provisions established in the DOT 
appropriations set for FY 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/03                     68 FR 6091
NPRM Comment Period End         04/07/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Heidi L. Coleman, Assistant Chief Counsel for Traffic 
Injury Control and General Law, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1834

Marlene Markison, Chief, Program Support, Office of State and Community 
Services, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2121

RIN: 2127-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




2215. EXPANDING THE AUTO PARTS MARKING REQUIREMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 33103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 541

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In accordance with the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992, the 
Attorney General was required to report on the effectiveness of 
expanding the parts marking requirements of the theft prevention 
standard to the remaining motor vehicle lines. On the basis of the 
available evidence presented, the Attorney General found that the 
evidence did not support a finding that requiring parts marking would 
not substantially inhibit chop shop operations and auto theft and 
therefore, recommended expanding the parts marking requirements to the 
remaining motor vehicle lines. Based on the results of the report, the 
agency is required to conduct a rulemaking to extend the theft 
prevention standard to the remaining motor vehicle lines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/02                    67 FR 43075
NPRM Comment Period End         08/26/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rosalind Proctor, Division Chief, Consumer Programs 
Division, Department of Transportation,

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0846
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: rproctor@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI46
_______________________________________________________________________




2216. PARKING BRAKES FOR NON-SCHOOL BUS VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.105

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to update the standard to require 
non-school bus vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 
10,000 pounds to be equipped with a hydraulic parking brake system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/30/02                    67 FR 66098
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Samuel Daniel, General Engineer Office of Crash 
Avoidance Stds., Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, NVS-122, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4921

RIN: 2127-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________




2217. COMPLIANCE FOR MULTISTAGE MANUFACTURERS AND ALTERERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.225

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is responding to a petition for extraordinary 
relief of the compliance date by which final-stage manufacturers and 
alterers must install tether anchorages in affected vehicles to comply 
with our final rule published March 5, 1999 (64 FR 10786, RIN 2127-
AG50).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI49
_______________________________________________________________________




2218. [rplus]IMPROVED TIRE SAFETY

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.139

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 1, 2002.

Abstract: The Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and 
Documentation (TREAD) Act requires the Secretary of Transportation to 
initiate rulemaking to improve the safety requirements of tires. The 
agency is proposing a new tire standard applicable to radial and non-
radial tires that are mounted on passenger cars, light truck vehicles, 
and multipurpose vehicles, but not tires for motorcycles and heavy 
trucks. The proposed requirements include tests for high speed 
performance, endurance, low pressure validation, low pressure high 
speed performance, road hazard impact, resistance to bead unseating and 
aging.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/05/02                    67 FR 10050
NPRM Comment Period End         05/06/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joseph Scott, Safety Standards Engineer, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office 
of Crash Avoidance Stds. NVS-122, Vehicle Dynamics Division, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI54
_______________________________________________________________________




2219. RETROACTIVE CERTIFICATION (POLICY STATEMENT)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30166; 
49 USC 32502; ...

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 567

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Policy statement will detail circumstances under which the 
agency will allow retroactive certification of heavy trucks and buses 
manufactured for use in Canada and Mexico.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            03/19/02                    67 FR 12790
Comment Period End              05/20/02
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rebecca MacPherson, Attorney Advisor, Office of Chief 
Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2992

RIN: 2127-AI59
_______________________________________________________________________




2220. RECORD RETENTION OF RETROACTIVELY CERTIFIED VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30112,; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117-21; 49 USC 
30166-67

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 576

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Record retention requirements for manufacturers who

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retroactively certify that heavy trucks and buses manufactured for use 
in Canada and Mexico met all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards on date of original manufacture.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/19/02                    67 FR 12800
NPRM Comment Period End         05/20/02
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rebecca MacPherson, Attorney Advisor, Office of Chief 
Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2992

RIN: 2127-AI60
_______________________________________________________________________




2221. IMPORTATION OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30112

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 591

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would propose a definition of the term 
``import.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/19/02                    67 FR 12806
NPRM Comment Period End         05/20/02
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Edward Glancy, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of the 
Chief Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2992

RIN: 2127-AI64
_______________________________________________________________________




2222. [rplus]ADVANCED AIR BAG REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to several petitions for rulemaking, the agency 
considered adjustments in the phase-in-requirements for advanced air 
bags. In January 2003, the agency issued a final rule that reduced the 
percentage of a manufacturer's vehicles that must comply with the 
advanced air bag requirements during the first year of the first stage, 
i.e., from September 1, 2003, through August 31, 2004, from 35 percent 
to 20 percent. The agency is continuing to consider possible 
adjustments in the alternative phase-in requirement available to 
limited-line manufacturers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/24/02                    67 FR 59800
NPRM Comment Period End         10/24/02
Final Rule                      01/31/03                     68 FR 4961
Final Rule Effective            03/03/03
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI71
_______________________________________________________________________




2223. THEFT DATA FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 33104 (b) (4)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 541

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will publish the preliminary theft data on 
passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year 2000 for model 
year 2000 vehicles. The theft data indicate the overall vehicles' theft 
rate in 2000. Publication of this data fulfills the agency's obligation 
to periodically obtain accurate and timely data and publish the 
information for review and comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/12/02                    67 FR 11161
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Deborah Mazyck, Program Analyst, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
132, Office of Planning and Consumer Programs, 400 Seventh Street SW, 
Room 5320, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0846
Fax: 202 493-2290
Email: dmazyck@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI75
_______________________________________________________________________




2224. [rplus]CONSUMER INFORMATION REGULATIONS; FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE 
SAFETY STANDARDS; ROLLOVER RESISTANCE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 575

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 22, 2002.
TREAD Act Mandate.

Abstract: This action establishes a consumer information program on 
rollover resistance using both dynamic and static vehicle measurements 
in response to section 12 of the TREAD Act. It replaces the current 
rollover resistance consumer information that is based only on static 
measurements. This action has no regulatory effect on vehicle 
manufacturers or the public. The cost of collecting the information and 
making it available to the public is entirely the responsibility of 
NHTSA as part of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/02                    67 FR 62528

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NPRM Comment Period End         11/21/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Patrick Boyd, Division Chief, Vehicle Controls & 
Adapted Vehicles Division, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash Avoidance NVS-
123, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: pboyd@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI81
_______________________________________________________________________




2225. FMVSS NO. 208 ADVANCED AIR BAG PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION (PART 
2)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice is the second in a series addressing the 
Petitions for Reconsideration received for the December 18, 2001, FMVSS 
No. 208 Final Rule. It addresses detailed dummy and seat positioning 
issues and other test procedure clarification requested in the 
Petitions for Reconsideration.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Louis Molino, Safety Standards Engineer, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office 
of Crashworthiness Standards, NVS-112, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Room 
5320, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1833
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI82
_______________________________________________________________________




2226. WARNING LABEL AND ADDITIONAL CONSPICUITY FEATURES FOR LOW SPEED 
VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 500

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Low speed vehicles (whose top speed capability is, by 
definition, 25 mph) are required by NHTSA to meet certain minimum 
safety requirements. These requirements are less stringent and 
comprehensive than those for all other passenger motor vehicles. While 
low speed vehicles originally intended for use on roadways in 
neighborhoods, gated communities, and similar environments with limited 
traffic, some States now permit them to be used on roads with posted 
speed limits up to 35 mph, and even higher in a few cases. 
Additionally, because various States treat these vehicles as zero 
emission vehicles, it is likely that larger volumes of these vehicles 
will enter service beginning in 2003. Given the small size of these 
vehicles and their limited safety features, they offer less protection 
in a crash than a regular car, van, or truck does. This means a higher 
risk of injury or death in crashes, even at low speeds. Consequently, 
the agency is considering a label warning of this higher risk and 
measures for increasing the conspicuity of low speed vehicles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/12/02                    67 FR 46149
Final Rule                      09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard VanIderstine, Division Chief, Visibility and 
Injury Prevention Division NVS-121, Department of Transportation, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash 
Avoidance Stds., 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

Chris Flanigan, General Engineer, NVS-121, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
Visibility & Injury Prevention Division, Office of Crash Avoidance 
Stds, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4931

RIN: 2127-AI84
_______________________________________________________________________




2227. LIST OF NONCONFORMING VEHICLES ELIGIBLE FOR IMPORTATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30141

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 593

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final action amends the list of vehicles not originally 
manufactured to conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation. The 
list is published as an appendix to NHTSA's regulations at 49 CFR part 
593 that establish the procedures through which the agency makes import 
eligibility decisions. The amendment will add to the list all vehicles 
that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation since the list 
was last published on September 19, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Because this rule only furnishes information 
and imposes no regulatory requirement, the agency has good cause to 
dispense with a notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit comments on 
this amendment.

Agency Contact: Michael Goode, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5219, 
NCC-10, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Fax: 202 366-3820

RIN: 2127-AI87

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2228. USE OF SEAT-MOUNTED CHILD RESTRAINTS ON SCHOOL BUS SEATS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 1392

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action responds to petitions to amend FMVSS No. 213, 
Child Restraint Systems, to allow the use of seat-mounted child 
restraint systems on school buses. Currently, FMVSS No. 213 does not 
allow child restraint systems to be attached to a vehicle seat cushion 
or vehicle seat back except by vehicle seat belts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI88
_______________________________________________________________________




2229. [rplus]TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM; PETITIONS FOR 
RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.138; 49 CFR 571.101

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency received petitions for reconsideration on the new 
standard for tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) required on every 
new vehicle that uses a passenger car tire. A TPMS would detect low 
pressure in a tire and alert the driver through a ``low tire'' warning 
signal. This rule was required by the Transportation Recall Enhancement 
Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joseph Scott, Safety Standards Engineer, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office 
of Crash Avoidance Stds. NVS-122, Vehicle Dynamics Division, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI90
_______________________________________________________________________




2230. [rplus]REPORTING OF INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS ABOUT POTENTIAL 
DEFECTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30166(m)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 579

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Final rule responding to petition for reconsideration of 
final rule on reporting of information and documents about potential 
defects published on July 10, 2002 (67 FR 45882).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Taylor Vinson, Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief 
Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Fax: 202 366-3820
Email: tvinson@nhtsa.dot.gov

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AI25
RIN: 2127-AI92
_______________________________________________________________________




2231. [bull] HIGH-THEFT LINES FOR MODEL YEAR 2004

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 33104

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 541

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will list the likely high-theft vehicle lines 
that are subject to the parts-marking requirements of the theft 
prevention standard and high theft lines that are exempted from the 
parts-marking requirements for model year 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rosalind Proctor, Division Chief, Consumer Programs 
Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0846
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: rproctor@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




2232. [bull] REIMBURSEMENT PRIOR TO RECALL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30120(d)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 573; 49 CFR 577

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action responds to a petition for reconsideration of the 
reimbursement prior to recall rule (67 FR 64049).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Andrew DiMarsico, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5219, 
NCC-10, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Fax: 202 366-3820

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AI28
RIN: 2127-AJ05

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Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Long-Term Actions


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)



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2233. RADIATOR SAFETY CAP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.402

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency is 
proposing a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard regulating new 
radiator caps and coolant reservoir caps, and new passenger cars, 
multipurpose passenger vehicles and light trucks with such caps. The 
agency believes that this new standard, if implemented, would result in 
fewer scald injuries that occur when people attempt to remove caps from 
motor vehicle radiators or coolant reservoirs that are under high 
pressure and contain hot fluids. However, this rulemaking would not 
require that radiator caps or coolant reservoir caps be provided on any 
motor vehicle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            06/10/93                    58 FR 32503
Comment Period End              08/09/93
NPRM                            06/01/01                    66 FR 29747
NPRM Comment Period End         07/31/01
NPRM Comment Period Extended    08/02/01                    66 FR 40176
NPRM Comment Period End         09/28/01


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kenneth Hardie, Safety Standards Engineer Office of 
Crash Avoidance Standards, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-121, Visibility and Injury 
Prevention Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AE59
_______________________________________________________________________




2234. [rplus]REVIEW: SIDE-IMPACT PROTECTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.214

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This standard requires passenger cars manufactured after 
September 1, 1996, to provide occupant protection when impacted in the 
side by a moving deformable barrier. The agency has compared the actual 
risk of occupant injury in side-impact crashes of cars meeting the 
standard to the risk in pre-standard cars. The cost of the standard has 
been estimated. The technical report has been published. This 
regulation was selected for review because of its costs, potential 
benefits, and public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    10/01/94
Technical Report: Phase I       12/08/99                    64 FR 68717
Comment Period End              04/06/00
Summary and Discussion of Public 
Comments Sent to Docket: Phase 108/11/00
End Review                      06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The Phase I evaluation report indicates that 
the test injury criterion TTI(d) has a statistically significant 
association with fatality risk in actual side-impact crashes on the 
highway. In model years 1981-93 cars, models with low TTI(d) on the 
Federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 214 test tend to have low 
fatality risk.

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AF54
_______________________________________________________________________




2235. POWER WINDOW SAFETY SWITCHES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.118

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, the agency proposed 
to require each power-operated window, interior partition, and roof 
panel in a motor vehicle to be equipped with a switch designed so that 
contact by a form representing a small child's knee would not close a 
window, partition, or panel. The agency is currently gathering non-
crash fatality data from state records to determine the scope of the 
problem.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/15/96                    61 FR 58504
NPRM Comment Period End         01/14/97


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mike Pyne, Safety Standards Engineer, Office of Crash 
Avoidance NVS-123, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, NVS 123, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4171

RIN: 2127-AG36
_______________________________________________________________________




2236. REVIEW: REDESIGNED AIR BAGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This standard was temporarily amended to make the unbelted 
test for vehicles with air bags less stringent and, in effect, make it 
easier for manufacturers to quickly depower their air bags. Redesigned 
air bags are likely to benefit out-of-position occupants and reduce 
drivers' arm injuries, but they might be less effective than earlier 
air bags for some occupants. This regulation was selected for review 
because of public interest, potential benefits, and possibility of 
higher risk for some vehicle occupants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    05/01/98
End Review                      12/00/04

[[Page 30723]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




2237. [rplus]FRONTAL OFFSET PROTECTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is considering establishing a Federal motor 
vehicle safety standard for high-speed frontal offset crash testing. 
The frontal offset test is a crash test for automobiles and light 
trucks in which the subject vehicles are run into a deformable 
honeycomb barrier. The barrier contacts only 40 percent of the front of 
the vehicle, simulating an off-center frontal collision. The agency is 
considering adding the offset test to the frontal occupant protection 
standard to measure vehicle structural integrity and reduce the number 
and severity of lower-body injuries.

Statement of Need: While the Federal motor vehicle safety standards 
already contain a frontal crash test, injuries and fatalities still 
occur in various types of frontal crashes. The European Union 
determined that the best test for frontal occupant protection would be 
an offset test with belted test dummies. Such a standard would be 
largely harmonized with the European Union frontal crash standard. 
Subsequent research results with the 50th percentile male and the 5th 
percentile female Hybrid III dummies suggest that additional safety 
benefits would be provided under the offset test conditions.

Summary of Legal Basis: Section 30111, title 49 of the United States 
Code, states the Secretary shall prescribe motor vehicle safety 
standards. As part of the House of Representatives Conference Report 
104-785, to accompany H.R. 3675, the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration was directed on September 16, 1996, to conduct research 
``...toward establishing a Federal motor vehicle safety standard for 
frontal offset crash testing.''

Alternatives: The agency will focus on existing test procedures. 
However, the agency is working through the national and international 
biomechanical engineering community to develop better test devices such 
as improved dummy legs.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: The agency is evaluating the benefits 
and costs associated with requiring an offset frontal crash test 
procedure in FMVSS No. 208. Additional vehicle crash tests with 
advanced lower-leg instrumentation and new injury criteria are being 
conducted to develop comprehensive benefits estimates. The agency is 
also studying the societal costs associated with long-term lower-leg 
impairment.

Risks: Current motor vehicles provide numerous occupant protection 
systems, such as safety belts and strategically placed energy 
absorption materials such as foam padding. However, an estimated 3,300 
people per year are killed and 400,000 people per year are injured in 
frontal offset crashes. While lower-extremity injuries are rarely 
fatal, they do account for substantial societal costs associated with 
long-term impairment.

NHTSA is also examining whether implementing a new offset test might 
create disbenefits in other crash modes such as side impacts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: In December 2001, the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) sent a prompt letter to NHTSA suggesting that it give 
higher priority to this rulemaking. NHTSA advised OMB that it is making 
offset frontal crash protection one of its highest safety rulemaking 
priorities.

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AI39
RIN: 2127-AH73
_______________________________________________________________________




2238. REVIEW: ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR HEAVY TRUCKS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.105; 49 CFR 571.121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These standards require antilock brake systems (ABS) on 
truck-tractors manufactured after March 1, 1997, semi-trailers and 
single-unit trucks equipped with air brakes after March 1, 1998, and 
single-unit trucks over 10,000 pounds GVWR equipped with hydraulic 
brakes after March 1, 1999. The agency will study the influence of ABS 
on crash involvement rates and estimate the cost of ABS. These 
regulations were selected for review because of their costs, potential 
benefits, and public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    04/01/00
Evaluation Plan Published       08/14/00                    65 FR 49633
Collection of Information       10/05/01                    66 FR 51093
Comment Period End              12/04/01
End Review                      12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI14

[[Page 30724]]

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2239. REVIEW: REAR-IMPACT GUARDS FOR TRUCK TRAILERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.223; 49 CFR 571.224

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These standards set requirements for the geometry, 
configuration, strength, and energy absorption capability of rear-
impact guards on full trailers and semi-trailers over 10,000 pounds 
GVWR manufactured after January 26, 1998. The agency will study the 
influence of these guards on injuries in passenger vehicles that rear-
impact trailers. The cost of the standards will also be estimated. 
These regulations were selected for review because of their costs, 
potential benefits, and public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    04/15/00
Evaluation Plan Published       08/14/00                    65 FR 49633
Collection of Information       10/05/01                    66 FR 51093
Comment Period End              12/04/01
End Review                      12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI15
_______________________________________________________________________




2240. ADAPTATION OF INSTRUMENTED LOWER LEGS FOR HYBRID III MALE AND 
FEMALE ADULT DUMMIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 572

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing the use of crash test dummies with 
instrumented lower legs to assess the crashworthiness and the potential 
of lower limb injuries to occupants of passenger cars, vans, light 
trucks, and sport utility vehicles. The new legs would be retrofits for 
un-instrumented legs in current Hybrid III male and female adult size 
dummies. The legs will be used to monitor both the inertial impact and 
floor pan intrusion effects upon injury potential to the knees, tibia, 
ankle, and feet. The new legs will permit the agency to assess the 
injury potential to the lower legs in current motor vehicles during 
crashes and also enable the vehicle manufacturers to design and 
construct vehicles that will minimize lower limb injuries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stanley Backaitis, Engineer, Office of Crashworthiness 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4912
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: sbackaitis@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI39
_______________________________________________________________________




2241. CONVEX MIRRORS FOR COMMERCIAL TRUCKS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.111

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking from Ms. Barbara 
Sandord, the agency is considering amending the standard to require 
that all commercial trucks traveling on the interstate highway system 
have convex mirrors affixed to their front right and left fenders (such 
as those required on school buses).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            01/22/03                     68 FR 2993
Comment Period Ends             03/24/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Chris Flanigan, General Engineer, NVS-121, Department 
of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
Visibility & Injury Prevention Division, Office of Crash Avoidance 
Stds, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4931

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AI53
RIN: 2127-AI52
_______________________________________________________________________




2242. ENHANCE PASSENGER-SIDE MIRROR SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.111

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking from AM General, the 
agency is considering amending the standard by extending the 
requirements to MPVs and trucks (independent of their weight) to allow 
enhanced passenger-side mirror systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            01/22/03                     68 FR 2993
Comment Period Ends             03/24/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Chris Flanigan, General Engineer, NVS-121, Department 
of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
Visibility & Injury Prevention Division, Office of Crash Avoidance 
Stds, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4931

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AI52
RIN: 2127-AI53

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2243. DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS INTENSITY REDUCTION PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to further lower glare while 
minimizing the change in conspicuity.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard VanIderstine, Division Chief, Visibility and 
Injury Prevention Division NVS-121, Department of Transportation, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash 
Avoidance Stds., 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

Related RIN: Related To 2127-AG86
RIN: 2127-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




2244. [rplus]EVENT DATA RECORDERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the past several years, there has been considerable 
interest from the safety community in establishing requirements for 
event data recorders (EDRs). We believe it is timely to consider what 
role NHTSA should take in implementing EDRs in motor vehicles. 
Recently, NHTSA received a petition requesting that NHTSA initiate 
rulemaking to require the installation of EDRs in new vehicles. The 
agency decided to issue a Federal Register notice asking for comments. 
NHTSA will decide what to do after review of comments and other related 
information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            10/11/02                    67 FR 63493
Comment Period End              01/09/03
Comment Period Extended         01/10/03                     68 FR 1508
Comment Period End              02/28/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Dr. William R.S. Fan, Safety Standards Engineer, 
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, Room 5320F, NVS-112, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4922
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




2245. [rplus]FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS; CHILD RESTRAINT 
SYSTEMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, November 1, 2001, Initiate 
Rulemaking.
Other, Statutory, November 1, 2002, Final Rule or Report to Congress.
TREAD ACT MANDATE (November 2002).

Abstract: Section 14(a) of the TREAD Act requires NHTSA to initiate a 
rulemaking for the purpose of improving the safety of child restraints, 
including minimizing head injuries from side impact collisions. The 
action specifically addresses the prospective adoption of a dynamic 
side impact test in FMVSS No. 213; currently, only frontal tests are 
conducted. If side impact test requirements are not proposed, the TREAD 
Act requires NHTSA to submit a Report to Congress explaining the 
rationale for these actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/01/02                    67 FR 21836


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI83
_______________________________________________________________________




2246. FMVSS NO. 201 UPPER INTERIOR IMPACT MULTI-STAGE VEHICLE COMPLIANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 21411; 49 USC 21415; 49 USC 21417; 
49 USC 21466

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.201

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency received petitions for rulemaking from 
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and National Truck 
Equipment Association (NTEA). There is not sufficient time for the 
agency to consider the issues raised in these petitions before the 
compliance date for multi-stage vehicles manufacturers. This action 
would extend the compliance date for multi-stage vehicles by one year, 
i.e., from 9/1/02 to 9/1/03.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              06/18/02                    67 FR 41348


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dr. William R.S. Fan, Safety Standards Engineer, 
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, Room 5320F, NVS-112, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4922
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI86

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2247. [bull] FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, 
REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1.50; 49 CFR 501.8; 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is 
examining issues related to motor vehicle headlighting glare. This will 
look at Advanced Frontal lighting systems to determine the adverse 
consequences to highway safety from glare as this new concept of 
adaptive lighting is introduced into the U.S. vehicle fleet. An initial 
notice of request for comment is being issued to gather information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            02/12/03                     68 FR 7101


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard VanIderstine, Division Chief, Visibility and 
Injury Prevention Division NVS-121, Department of Transportation, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash 
Avoidance Stds., 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI97
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2248. PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321 et seq (National Environmental Policy Act-
NEPA)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 520

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency was planning to review and revise NHTSA's 
regulation, as necessary, to ensure its consistency with the 
regulations of Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), 40 CFR parts 
1500-1508, and with DOT Order 5610.1C, each of which implements the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 USC 4321 et seq. The 
agency has terminated this action. Given other priorities, the agency 
does not plan to take action in this area in the next year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/31/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stephen Wood, Division Chief, Rulemaking Division, 
Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2992

RIN: 2127-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




2249. [rplus]PLATFORM LIFT SYSTEMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.403; 49 CFR 571.404

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The supplemental notice proposed to establish two new safety 
standards: an equipment standard specifying requirements for platform 
lifts; and a vehicle standard for all vehicles equipped with such 
lifts. This supplemental notice significantly differed from our 
original proposal in several respects. Most notably, the scope of our 
proposal expanded to platform lifts installed on all motor vehicles. 
Other significant changes were additional interlock requirements, 
improved wheelchair retention and platform slip resistance tests, and, 
in some instances, lesser compliance standards for lifts installed on 
vehicles typically used solely for private transport. This action is 
not considered economically significant, but has substantial public 
interest from individuals with disabilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/26/93                    58 FR 11562
NPRM Comment Period End         04/27/93
SNPRM                           07/27/00                    65 FR 46227
Correction                      08/04/00                    65 FR 47946
SNPRM Comment Period End        10/25/00
Final Action                    12/27/02                    67 FR 79416
Final Action Effective          12/27/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Evans, Safety Standards Engineer Office of 
Crash Avoidance Stds., Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-123, Vehicle Controls and Adpated 
Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2720
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AD50
_______________________________________________________________________




2250. REVIEW: ODOMETER FRAUD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 580

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This review involves analysis of the incident rates and costs 
of odometer fraud and an assessment of State and Federal efforts to 
combat odometer fraud. To complete this review, the agency requested 
permission to collect a sample of odometer readings of registered

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passenger cars that are less than 10 years old from vehicle dealers, 
distributors, vehicle title files, and State Department of Motor 
Vehicle agencies. Congress directed the agency to conduct this review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    10/01/95
Collection of Information       09/23/96                    61 FR 49809
Comment Period End              11/11/96
Collection of Information       06/06/97                    62 FR 31186
Comment Period End              07/07/97
Technical Report                07/16/02                    67 FR 46703
End Review                      12/01/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: There are approximately 452,000 cases of 
odometer fraud per year in the United States. There is a 3.47 percent 
chance that a vehicle would have its odometer rolled back at some point 
during the first 11 years of its life. Consumers pay on average $2,336 
more for a rolled-back vehicle then they would have been willing to pay 
if they had known its true mileage.

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AF53
_______________________________________________________________________




2251. REVIEW: AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE LABELING ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 32304

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 583

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The American Automobile Labeling Act requires new passenger 
cars and light trucks, beginning October 1, 1994, to bear labels 
providing information on the extent to which their parts are of 
domestic origin. The objective of this review is to determine the 
extent to which new-vehicle buyers know about, understand and use this 
information, and to estimate the effect of the labels on vehicle 
production and sales.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    12/01/95
Collection of Information       07/24/97                    62 FR 39886
Comment Period End              09/22/97
Collection of Information       02/18/98                     63 FR 8249
Collection of Information       02/26/98                     63 FR 9897
Technical Report                03/06/01                    66 FR 13625
End Review                      12/01/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: In a survey of 646 recent or imminent new-
vehicle buyers, over 75 percent were unaware of the existence of 
automobile parts content labels. Among those who had read the labels, 
many said they used the country-of-assembly information, but none said 
they used the numerical U.S./Canadian parts content score. Overall 
U.S./Canadian parts content in new cars and light trucks dropped from 
an average of 70 percent in model year 1995 to 67.6 percent in 1988. 
However, it increased from 47 to 59 percent in transplants while 
dropping from 89 to 84 percent in Big 3 vehicles.

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AG18
_______________________________________________________________________




2252. REVIEW: HEAVY TRUCK CONSPICUITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.108

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is conducting a study to evaluate the safety 
effects of the conspicuity systems requirement (section 5.7) of Federal 
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108. To carry out the study, the 
agency had special motor vehicle crash data collected by the Florida 
Highway Patrol and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    09/01/95
Collection of Information       07/01/96                    61 FR 33891
Comment Period End              08/30/96
Technical Report                05/04/01                    66 FR 22640
End Review                      12/01/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Retroreflective tape enhances the visibility of 
heavy trailers in the dark. The tape reduces side and rear impacts by 
other vehicles into trailers by 29 percent in dark conditions 
(including dark-not-lighted, dark-lighted, dawn and dusk). In dark-not-
lighted conditions, the tape reduces side and rear impacts by 41 
percent. When all heavy trailers have the tape, it will prevent an 
estimated 191 to 350 fatalities, 3,100 to 5,000 injuries and 7,800 
crashes per year.

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AG19
_______________________________________________________________________




2253. HYBRID III 95TH PERCENTILE MALE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 572; 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency was examining the possibility of proposing 
specifications for a new 95th percentile male Hybrid III size test 
dummy for possible use in test procedures being proposed in amendments 
to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208. The new test dummy 
and procedures would have proposed to facilitate the development and 
introduction of new advanced air bags and other types of

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advanced restraints technologies for crash protection in frontal 
impacts. The agency has terminated this action. Given other priorities, 
the agency does not plan to take action in this area in the next year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      04/18/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stanley Backaitis, Engineer, Office of Crashworthiness 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4912
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: sbackaitis@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AG79
_______________________________________________________________________




2254. REVIEW: CHILD SAFETY SEAT REGISTRATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213; 49 CFR 588

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This evaluation involves analysis of the effectiveness of 
registering child safety seats to increase response to reports of 
recalled seats. This regulation was selected for review because of 
public interest in child passenger safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    10/01/97
End Review                      01/10/03                     68 FR 1508

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, Office 
of Plans and Policy, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-2560
Fax: 202 366-2559
Email: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




2255. POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PARTICIPATION IN STATE HIGHWAY SAFETY 
PROGRAMS AND STATE HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 402

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 1250; 23 CFR 1251

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is proposing to amend certain provisions 
concerning the State Highway Safety Programs to streamline them, 
address statutory changes, and delete obsolete or unnecessary 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      02/11/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Heidi L. Coleman, Assistant Chief Counsel for Traffic 
Injury Control and General Law, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1834

RIN: 2127-AH00
_______________________________________________________________________




2256. PLACEMENT OF WHEELCHAIR RESTRAINTS ON BUSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30117; 49 USC 30166; 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 
49 USC 30115

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.217

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To prevent blocking of the emergency exits, the agency 
proposed to add a new section to the standard to not allow the 
placement of wheelchair securement anchorages or other devices that 
protrude into the aisle of an emergency exit in all buses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/05/99                    64 FR 10604
NPRM Comment Period End         05/04/99
Final Rule                      04/19/02                    67 FR 19343
Final Action Effective          04/21/03
Final Rule; Delay of Effective 
Date                            04/22/03                    68 FR 19752
Effective Date                  04/21/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH03
_______________________________________________________________________




2257. METRIC CONVERSION -- PHASE III

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166; PL 100-418, sec 5164

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is amending selected Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards by converting English measurements in those standards to 
metric measurements. This rulemaking is the third and final in a series 
that the agency will undertake to implement the Federal policy that the 
metric system is the preferred system of weights and measures for U.S. 
trade and commerce. The conversions are not intended to change the 
stringency of the affected Federal motor vehicles safety standards. The 
agency has terminated this action. Given other priorities, the agency 
does not plan to take action in this area in the next year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      04/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Noble Bowie, Director, Office of Planning and

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Consumer Programs, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-0842

RIN: 2127-AH27
_______________________________________________________________________




2258. USE OF UNIVERSAL CHILD SEATS IN AIRCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action responds to a concern expressed by the Federal 
Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding some new universal child seats 
that may be equipped with rigid connectors or prongs. FAA believes that 
if a universal child seat equipped with non-folding, non-retracting 
rigid connectors or prongs were installed on an aircraft seat, the 
connectors or prongs might damage the aircraft seat cushions and might 
protrude into the leg space and egress path of the passenger sitting 
immediately behind the child seat.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      02/27/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: See RIN 2127-AG50 for the Uniform Child 
Restraint Anchorage Systems rule.

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH56
_______________________________________________________________________




2259. EXEMPTION FOR INCONSEQUENTIAL DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30113

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 556

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Present regulation requires a petitioner to submit data 
``supporting its petition'' which advocates excusing it from its 
notification and remedial obligations. Because the petitioner may have 
pertinent data relevant to the agency's decision that would not support 
granting it, the agency is proposing a clarification that all data 
pertaining to the subject in the possession of the petitioner be part 
of the petition. The agency also is proposing the petitioner provide a 
full and accurate analysis of its petition and certify that it is 
accurate and complete. NHTSA had deferred action on this rulemaking 
action on 8/2/01, to allow it to focus its limited resources on the 
defects and noncompliance related rulemaking actions required by the 
Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation 
Act of 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      02/12/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Taylor Vinson, Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief 
Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Fax: 202 366-3820
Email: tvinson@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AH58
_______________________________________________________________________




2260. COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency was planning to propose to codify our long-
standing general policy that motor vehicles and items of motor vehicle 
equipment must be capable of satisfying the requirements of each 
particular standard or regulation with the adjustable components of the 
vehicle or vehicle equipment adjusted to any position they can occupy 
while the vehicle is being operated unless the particular standard or 
regulation specifies otherwise or the manufacturer explicitly warns 
against placing the equipment or vehicle in that position. The agency 
was also planning to propose that where a standard provides 
manufacturers with more than one compliance option, manufacturers must 
select which compliance option(s) they are certifying to by the time 
they certify a vehicle or equipment item. The agency has terminated 
this action due to other priorities, the agency does not plan to take 
action in this area in the next year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/31/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stephen Wood, Division Chief, Rulemaking Division, 
Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2992

RIN: 2127-AH63
_______________________________________________________________________




2261. DEFECT REPORTING AND NOTIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30102 to 30103; 49 USC 30112; 49 USC 30115 to 
30121; 49 USC 30166 to 30167

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 573; 49 CFR 576; 49 CFR 577

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency was planning to amend its current regulations on 
Defect and Noncompliance Reports and Defect and Noncompliance 
Notification. The amendments would have addressed the availability of 
information regarding safety-related defects and noncompliance's and 
the notification to consumers of recalls of defective and

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noncomplying motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. NHTSA has 
decided to focus its resources on implementing the defect and 
noncompliance-related provisions of the Transportation Recall 
Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act of 2000 and 
therefore has no present plans to move forward with this project.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      02/10/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jonathan D. White, Chief, Recall Analysis Division, 
Office of Defects Investigation, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5226
Fax: 202 366-7882

RIN: 2127-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




2262. GUIDELINES FOR STATES ON ENFORCEMENT OF LIGHT TRANSMISSION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 402(a)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 553.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is requesting comments to gather information that 
will help develop uniform guidelines for States to use in the 
enforcement of the light transmission standards for window glazing on 
passenger cars and light trucks. This action responds to a statutory 
directive to establish these guidelines. The agency has terminated this 
action because any action taken by NHTSA in this area will not lead to 
a regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      04/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Heidi L. Coleman, Assistant Chief Counsel for Traffic 
Injury Control and General Law, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1834

RIN: 2127-AH97
_______________________________________________________________________




2263. HYBRID III TYPE 6-YEAR-OLD-SIZE TEST DUMMY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 572

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is responding to petitions for reconsideration of 
our final rule published January 13, 2000 (65 FR 2059, RIN 2127-AG76) 
which established design and performance specifications for a new, more 
advanced 6-year-old-child dummy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      07/18/02                    67 FR 47321
Final Rule Effective            08/19/02
Final Rule, Correcting Amendment09/19/02                    67 FR 59020

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stanley Backaitis, Engineer, Office of Crashworthiness 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4912
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: sbackaitis@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI00
_______________________________________________________________________




2264. FIFTH PERCENTILE FEMALE TEST DUMMY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 572

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is responding to petitions for reconsideration of 
our final rule published March 1, 2000 (65 FR 10961, RIN 2127-AG66) 
which adopted the Hybrid III small female size dummy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      07/15/02                    67 FR 46400
Final Rule Effective            09/13/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stanley Backaitis, Engineer, Office of Crashworthiness 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4912
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: sbackaitis@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI01
_______________________________________________________________________




2265. ACCELERATION OF MANUFACTURER REMEDY PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30120(c)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 573

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Rule to implement section 6(a) of the TREAD Act, PL 106-414 
by amending NHTSA's existing regulation on Defect and Noncompliance 
Reports (49 CFR part 573) to require manufacturers to accelerate 
recalls that are not likely to be capable of completion in a reasonable 
time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/11/01                    66 FR 64087
NPRM Comment Period End         02/11/02
Final Action                    12/05/02                    67 FR 72384
Final Action Effective          01/06/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Goode, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5219, 
NCC-10, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Fax: 202 366-3820


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Coleman R. Sachs, Trial Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Department 
of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Email: csachs@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI27
_______________________________________________________________________




2266. SEAT BELT FIT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is reviewing a petition for rulemaking requesting 
the extension of seat belt length be an option when purchasing a new 
vehicle and requesting vehicle manufacturers to make seat belt 
extenders available for all models.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      01/17/03                     68 FR 2480

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI36
_______________________________________________________________________




2267. VOLUNTARILY INSTALLED SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.210

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In a final rule published June 12, 1998 (63 FR 32143, RIN 
2127-AF91), the agency required anchorages for voluntarily installed 
shoulder belts to comply with the current requirements for 3-point 
belts. This change applied mainly to seat locations where belts are 
required, such as the center rear seat in passenger cars. This change 
did not apply to seats where no seat belt was required. The agency is 
proposing to extend the anchorage requirement to seats where the entire 
seat belt assembly is voluntarily installed. This change will mainly 
affect passenger seats on large buses and large school buses where the 
customer decides to order the bus with seat belts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      01/31/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: This action is currently in research.

Agency Contact: Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-
112, Light Duty Vehicle Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI40
_______________________________________________________________________




2268. CHILD RESTRAINT SAFETY RATING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 575

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, November 1, 2001.

Abstract: The recently enacted Transportation Recall Enhancement 
Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act requires a notice of 
proposed rulemaking be issued to establish a child restraint safety 
rating consumer information program to provide practicable, readily 
understandable, and timely information to consumers for use in making 
informed decisions in the purchase of child restraint systems (CRS).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/06/01                    66 FR 56048
NPRM Comment Period End         01/07/02
Final Action                    11/05/02                    67 FR 67491
Final Action Effective          01/06/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: On 11/06/2001 (66 FR 56146), the agency 
published a request for comment notice on a proposed safety rating 
program for child restraint systems.

Agency Contact: Roger Saul, Director, Office of Crashworthiness 
Standards, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1740
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: rsaul@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AI65
_______________________________________________________________________




2269. [rplus]LIGHT TRUCK AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS, MODEL YEARS 
2005-2007

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 49 USC 329

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 533

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency proposed the establishment of corporate average 
fuel economy standards for light trucks, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. Chapter 
329, manufactured in model years (MY) 2005 through 2007. The agency 
proposed to set the standard for light trucks at 21.0 mpg for MY 
2005,21.6 mpg for MY 2006 and 22.2 mpg for MY 2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Request for Comments            02/07/02                     67 FR 5767
NPRM                            12/16/02                    67 FR 77015
Final Action                    04/07/03                    68 FR 16868
Final Action Effective          05/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rosalind Proctor, Division Chief, Consumer Programs 
Division, Department of Transportation,

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0846
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: rproctor@nhtsa.dot.gov

Peter Feather, Division Chief Fuel Economy, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 7th 
Street SW., Room 5320, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2565

RIN: 2127-AI70
_______________________________________________________________________




2270. EXEMPTION FOR INCONSEQUENTIAL DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30118(d), 30120(h); Delegation of Authority at 
49 CFR 1.50

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 556

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Amendment to existing rules on inconsequential petitions to 
address appeals to the agency of denials of petitions for exemptions 
from notification and remedy requirements on the grounds that the 
noncompliance or defect is inconsequential as it relates to motor 
vehicle safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      02/14/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Andrew DiMarsico, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5219, 
NCC-10, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Fax: 202 366-3820

RIN: 2127-AI78
_______________________________________________________________________




2271. [rplus]FMVSS NO. 208 ADVANCED AIR BAG PETITIONS FOR 
RECONSIDERATION (PART 1)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322; 49 USC 30111; 49 USC 30115; 49 USC 30117; 
49 USC 30166

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The agency is responding to petitions for reconsideration on 
our December 18, 2001, final rule; response to petitions for 
reconsideration (66 FR 5376, RIN 2127-AI10), which both granted and 
denied portions of the petitions for reconsideration to our May 12, 
2000, final rule (65 FR 30679, RIN 2127-AG70). The agency is responding 
to the petitions in two parts. The first part will address higher 
priority issues that can be addressed most expeditiously. Remaining 
issues requiring more time to resolve will be in the second part at a 
later date.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/06/03                      68 FR 504

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Louis Molino, Safety Standards Engineer, Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office 
of Crashworthiness Standards, NVS-112, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Room 
5320, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1833
Fax: 202 366-4329

Lori Summers, Division Chief, Department of Transportation, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NVS-112, Light Duty Vehicle 
Division, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4917
Fax: 202 366-4329

RIN: 2127-AI85
_______________________________________________________________________




2272. [bull] DELAYING EFFECTIVE DATE OF STANDARDS 221

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 49 USC 322, 30111, 30115, 30117, and 30166; 
delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.221

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule delays the effective date of a non-controversial 
final rule published on December 13, 2001, that made various amendments 
to FMVSS No. 221 School Bus Body Joint Strength. The rule extends the 
effective date to July 1, 2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/13/01                    66 FR 64358
Final Action Effective          01/01/03                    68 FR 64358
Correcting Amendment            02/07/03                     68 FR 6359

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Mouchahoir, Team Leader, Special Vehicles and 
Systems Division, Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4919
Fax: 202 366-4329
Email: gmouchahoir@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________




2273. [bull] REPORTING OF INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS ABOUT FOREIGN SAFETY 
RECALLS AND CAMPAIGNS RELATED TO POTENTIAL DEFECTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30166(l)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 579

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Response to a petition for reconsideration of a final rule by 
correction of errors and provision of clarification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/28/03                     68 FR 4111
Final Action Effective          02/27/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Taylor Vinson, Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief 
Counsel, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5263
Fax: 202 366-3820
Email: tvinson@nhtsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2127-AJ04


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Department of Transportation (DOT)                  Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2274. BLUE SIGNAL AND RELATED PROTECTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 218

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FRA is in the process of reconsidering amendments to its 
``Blue Signal'' regulations, which prescribe minimum requirements for 
the protection of railroad employees engaged in the inspection, 
testing, repair, and servicing of rolling equipment. FRA is also 
reviewing the regulations in light of changes in the railroad industry 
since they were last revised. This task was assigned to RSAC, and the 
working group met for the first time in October 2000. There have been 
six subsequent meetings. Currently, the working group is still 
considering several issues and, thus, the next action on this rule is 
undetermined.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule Amendments           03/01/95                    60 FR 11047
Comment Period End              05/01/95
Comment Period Reopened         06/09/95                    60 FR 30469
NPRM                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The final rule on utility employees was 
published August 16, 1993 (58 FR 43287), RIN 2130-AA77. FRA has changed 
the title of the current entry to the Unified Agenda, which was 
originally titled ``Protection of Utility Employees,'' to more 
accurately reflect what this action is expected to address.

Agency Contact: John A. Winkle, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6067

RIN: 2130-AA90
_______________________________________________________________________




2275. LOCOMOTIVE CRASHWORTHINESS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 229

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, March 3, 1995, Rule or Report to 
Congress.
Report to Congress issued 9/18/96.

Abstract: The agency has proposed to address the crashworthiness of 
locomotives pursuant to the Rail Safety Enforcement and Review Act 
(1992). FRA investigated locomotive crashworthiness, as well as a 
variety of locomotive working conditions (See RIN 2130-AA89) and 
reported its finding to Congress. On October 31, 1996, the Railroad 
Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) accepted a preliminary planning task 
to schedule handling of these issues. The Locomotive Crew Safety 
Working Group met on January 23, 1997, to develop task statements that 
were forwarded to the full RSAC and accepted on June 24, 1997. The RSAC 
Locomotive Crashworthiness Working Group last met in January, 2002, to 
consider specific recommendations for regulatory action. Originally 
this project was considered significant; however, it appears likely 
that important incremental changes in current design standards can be 
made without significant disruption or controversy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Open Meeting Notice             07/22/94                    59 FR 37528
Report to Congress              09/18/96
NPRM                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: This rulemaking was originally included in RIN 
2130-AA89, Locomotive Cab Working Conditions.

Agency Contact: David T. Matsuda, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6046

RIN: 2130-AB23
_______________________________________________________________________




2276. LOCOMOTIVE EVENT RECORDERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 229

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FRA will propose improvements in the crashworthiness of event 
recorders and will propose additional requirements for data capture and 
recording for event recorders installed in new and rebuilt locomotives. 
FRA is awaiting the advice and recommendations of RSAC before taking 
further regulatory action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: This rulemaking was previously titled 
``Crashworthy Event Recorders.''

Agency Contact: Thomas Herrmann, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6036

RIN: 2130-AB34
_______________________________________________________________________




2277. REFLECTORIZATION OF RAIL FREIGHT ROLLING STOCK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103; 49 USC 20148

CFR Citation: 49 CFR Part 224

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FRA is considering requiring that retroreflective tape be 
applied to all rail freight rolling stock. After extensive analysis, 
FRA has concluded that reflectionization of railroad freight rolling 
stock appears to be a viable and cost effective method of reducing the 
number of collisions at highway-rail grade crossings and the casualties 
and property damages which result from those collisions. FRA's cost-
benefit analysis and comments from interested parties may be found in 
the public docket for this proceeding.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lucinda Henriksen, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-1345

RIN: 2130-AB41
_______________________________________________________________________




2278. OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE FOR RAILROAD OPERATING EMPLOYEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 229; 49 CFR 227

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FRA has proposed to address crew working conditions on 
locomotives, pursuant to the Rail Safety Enforcement and Review Act 
(1992). FRA investigated a variety of locomotive working conditions, 
including noise, and reported its findings to Congress in 1996. FRA 
presented the subject of locomotive working conditions to the Railroad 
Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC). The RSAC process, which involves 
participation of all parties with significant interests, provides a 
forum for consensual rulemaking and program development.
Through the RSAC process, FRA is amending its occupational noise 
standards for railroad employees whose predominant noise exposure 
occurs in the locomotive cab. FRA's existing standard concerning cab 
noise, 49 CFR 229.121, limits cab employee noise exposure to certain 
levels based on the duration of their experience. FRA would like to 
update its regulation to incorporate new measures. This proposal would 
require railroads to implement a hearing conservation program, which 
would include hearing tests (audiograms), training, and monitoring. It 
would also set design standards for new locomotives and maintenance 
standards for all locomotives.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress              09/18/96
NPRM                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Christina McDonald, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6032

RIN: 2130-AB56
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                     Final Rule Stage


Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2279. [rplus]WHISTLE BANS AT HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20153

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 222

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 2, 1996, subsequent 
enactment prohibited issuance prior to July 1, 2001.

Abstract: This action would govern when train whistles at grade 
crossings must be sounded. FRA has found that failing to use the 
locomotive horn can significantly increase the number of collisions 
with motorists using the crossing. This action is considered 
significant because of substantial public interest. This action is 
being taken pursuant to statutory mandate. FRA studied the consequences 
of the proposed action and prepared a draft environmental impact 
statement (EIS) for the proposed rule.

Statement of Need: This rule is required by the Swift Development Act 
of 1994 (Act). The Act requires the use of locomotive horns at every 
public highway-rail grade crossing but gives FRA the authority to make 
reasonable exceptions. Studies have shown that highway-rail grade 
crossing accidents increase 62 percent at gated crossings where whistle 
bans are in effect. Congress amended this law in 1996 to require that 
FRA take into account the interest of the communities with pre-existing 
restrictions on locomotive horns. In 2000, Congress prohibited FRA from 
issuing a rule before July 1, 2001.

Summary of Legal Basis: Issuance of this rule is required by 49 USC 
20153.

Alternatives: There was no alternative to initiating this rulemaking, 
as it is required by statute. However, the rule would provide a list of 
supplementary measures the FRA has determined to be effective 
substitutes for the locomotive horn in the prevention of highway-rail 
grade crossing casualties. The rule would also allow for whistle bans 
if there are alternative safety measures that compensate for the lack 
of a locomotive horn.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: The problems considered by this rule are 
collisions and their associated casualties and property damage 
involving vehicles on public highways and trains at whistle-ban grade 
crossings.

The costs of this rulemaking will be incurred predominantly by 
communities. However, there are also costs to railroads and to the 
Federal Government. At this time, FRA does not know how many businesses 
would be impacted or the severity of the impact if a community elects 
to follow the mandate and become subject to whistleblowing at 
crossings.

Risks: As a result of studies conducted on accident rates at crossings 
at which locomotive horns are banned, FRA has concluded that such 
crossings generally have a higher risk of accident than crossings at 
which horns are sounded. FRA has compared the number of collisions 
occurring within ten different groups of crossings grouped by risk and 
found that the risk of a collision was 62 percent greater at crossings 
equipped with automatic gates and flashing lights than at similarly 
equipped crossings across the nation without bans. FRA analysis also 
indicated that whistle ban crossings without gates, but equipped with 
flashing light signals and/or other types of active warning devices, on 
average, experienced 119 percent more collisions than similarly 
equipped crossings without whistle bans. Congress required that FRA 
issue a regulation requiring the sounding of locomotive horns at all 
public highway rail grade crossings. However, an exception to the 
requirement is permissible in circumstances in which

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there is not a significant risk of loss of life or serious personal 
injury, use of the locomotive horn is impractical, or supplementary 
safety measures fully compensate for the absence of the warning 
provided by the horn. Issuance of the rule would lower the increased 
collision risk associated with crossings at which no locomotive horns 
are sounded.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/13/00                     65 FR 2230
NPRM Comment Period End         05/26/00
Final Rule                      10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: An Omnibus Bill at the end of the 106th 
Congress prohibited publication of a final rule before July 2001.

Agency Contact: Mark H. Tessler, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6061

RIN: 2130-AA71
_______________________________________________________________________




2280. [rplus]STANDARDS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF PROCESSOR-BASED SIGNAL 
AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 234; 49 CFR 236; 49 CFR 209

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Consistent with congressional mandate, FRA has continued its 
commitment to supporting Positive Train Control (PTC) technology 
development, testing and compatibility; and promoting deployment of PTC 
technology in the near future. In September 1997, FRA initiated joint 
fact-finding efforts through the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee 
(RSAC) Working Group on PTC. The advice and recommendations of RSAC 
formed the basis of an NPRM that would facilitate introduction of 
advanced technology, including systems that support PTC functions. The 
NPRM addresses technical standards for all processor-based signal and 
train control products, amending 49 CFR part 236. The comment period 
ended 11/08/01, and FRA is now preparing a final rule.

Statement of Need: Current FRA regulations do not adequately address 
the use of signal and train control technology that is processor-based. 
In fact, application of current regulations to processor-based systems 
can create unnecessarily burdensome requirements. Recently, use of this 
technology has begun to increase on the general system of North 
American railroads, placing new demands on agency resources to ensure 
the safety objectives contemplated by the current regulations are 
achieved. The existence of Federal regulations addressing this subject 
matter would further encourage safe use of the technology, which would 
reduce the risk of train-to-train collisions, better enforce speed 
restrictions, and increase the level of protection to roadway workers 
and their equipment. These improvements will likely result in fewer 
fatalities, injuries, and economic damage associated with such risks. 
Given the potential for substantial safety benefits that this program 
represents, this initiative is extremely important to the agency.

Summary of Legal Basis: FRA is issuing this rule pursuant to its 
general rulemaking authority (49 U.S.C. 20103(a)). Currently, railroads 
may discontinue or materially alter a signal system initially required 
by the Secretary of Transportation only with approval from the 
Secretary (49 U.S.C. 20502). Exercise of both of these powers has been 
delegated to the FRA Administrator (49 CFR 1.49).

Alternatives: Currently, FRA accepts waiver applications from railroads 
that seek relief from FRA safety regulations in order to test new 
signal and train control equipment. Since FRA must consider the safety 
ramifications of each application on a case-by-case basis, this 
procedure leaves considerable uncertainty regarding what type of safety 
case must be demonstrated to obtain approval.

Prior to this action, FRA considered: (1) leaving the existing 
regulatory requirement as is, and (2) adopting a single standard for 
the design of processor-based signal and train control systems. 
However, agency inaction would hinder introduction of new, safer 
technology into railroad signal and train control; elimination of all 
railroad signal and train control system regulation would be a total 
abdication of the agency's statutory duties; and a single design 
standard would inhibit innovative signal and train control system 
designs.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: The proposed rule would provide flexible 
performance standards for the design of processor-based signal and 
train control systems, but would not mandate their usage. FRA believes 
that a railroad would adopt such a system under one or more of the 
following conditions: (1) the new system is safer; (2) the new system 
is less expensive or provides functionalities that support business 
benefits; and (3) continued maintenance of the existing system is no 
longer feasible. The rule would ensure that any replacement system is 
at least as safe as the current system. Concerning existing processor-
based systems, the rule would require railroads to adopt a software 
management plan, which will ensure proper software configuration, 
resulting in decreased risk of train accidents due to signal 
malfunction. FRA has not quantified these benefits because of the 
difficulties in estimating how many systems are likely to be affected 
by this rule, what the incremental cost would be, and when the benefits 
would accrue.

Most of the costs of this proceeding are associated with safety 
documentation required to demonstrate compliance with the performance 
standard. As with many performance standards, this rule would require 
substantial safety documentation from the railroad to demonstrate 
compliance, both up front and during the life cycle of the system. It 
appears that the primary cost involved in this rule would be the 
product risk assessment, a one-time expense presently incurred by 
product suppliers.
Overall, it appears that the benefits of the rule would outweigh the 
costs.

Risks: The risk category addressed by the proposed rule is that of 
accidents that occur due to improper train operations and certain types 
of vandalism. Types of accidents that may be prevented include train-
to-train collisions, derailments due to excessive

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train speed, and trains penetrating the work limits of roadway workers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/10/01                    66 FR 42351
NPRM Comment Period End         11/08/01
Final Rule                      01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Cynthia Walters, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6064

RIN: 2130-AA94
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2281. SMALL RAILROADS; POLICY STATEMENT ON ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 601 et seq; PL 104-121; 49 USC 20101 et seq

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 209

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, March 29, 1997, 180 Days to Final 
Rule.

Abstract: The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act (SBREFA) of 
1996 requires, among other things, that Federal agencies establish 
communication and enforcement programs to address the unique concerns 
and operations of small entities.
Pursuant to SBREFA, FRA published communication and enforcement 
policies with respect to small entities in an Interim Statement of 
Agency Policy and undertook an interim definition of ``small entity'' 
in this process. Also, FRA invited comment from the public for the 
purpose of adopting a new definition of ``small entity'' in the future, 
and conducted a public meeting with all interested parties to discuss 
this issue. FRA will issue a Final Statement of Policy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Policy Statement        08/11/97                    62 FR 43024
Interim Policy Statement 
Effective                       10/10/97
Comment Period End              11/30/97
Final Policy Statement          06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: A public meeting was held on September 28, 
1999. (See 64 FR 46468, 8/25/99.)

Agency Contact: Melissa Porter, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6034

RIN: 2130-AB15
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2282. ROADWAY MAINTENANCE MACHINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 214

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FRA proposed regulations governing operational and design 
safety of on-track equipment used by railroads for track maintenance. 
The regulations would cover self-propelled rail-mounted non-highway 
machines where light weight exceeds 7500 pounds. This rulemaking was 
requested by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) as 
part of the organization's petition requesting revision of the track 
safety standards. FRA decided to respond to this portion of the BMWE 
petition in a rulemaking separate from the track safety standards 
revision. FRA is now completing the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/10/01                     66 FR 1930
NPRM Comment Period End         03/12/01
Final Rule                      08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: This rulemaking is an offshoot of the 
rulemaking to revise the track safety standards.

Agency Contact: Daniel Alpert, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6026

RIN: 2130-AB28
_______________________________________________________________________




2283. DETERMINATION OF MINIMUM TESTING RATE FOR RANDOM DRUG AND ALCOHOL 
TESTING

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Each year FRA announces the minimum random drug and alcohol 
testing rates for the following year for the railroad industry. This 
determination is based on a review of rail industry drug and alcohol 
management information system data, as well as data from compliance 
reviews of rail industry drug and alcohol testing programs. Procedures 
were established in a final rule published on December 2, 1994, 59 FR 
62218. For the calendar year 2003, the minimum random drug and alcohol 
testing rates of covered railroad employees continue to be 25 percent 
and 10 percent, respectively. This agenda entry will be updated each 
year to show the latest annual determination. Cites for determinations 
already issued are provided below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Annual Determination            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: In the notice of determination of January 2, 
2003 (68 FR 57), the minimum random drug and alcohol testing rates of 
covered railroad employees remained at 25 percent and 10 percent, 
respectively, for calendar year 2002. In the notices of determination 
of 2/18/98 (63 FR 8143), 12/30/98 (63 FR 71789), 12/27/99 (64 FR 
72289), 12/19/00 (65 FR 79318), and 1/2/02 (67 FR 21), the minimum 
rates remained at 25 percent and 10 percent for calendar years 1998, 
1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.

Agency Contact: Patricia V. Sun, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad

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Administration, 1120 Vermont Avenue NW., MS-10, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6060
Fax: 202 493-6068

RIN: 2130-AB31
_______________________________________________________________________




2284. [rplus]APPLICATION OF RANDOM TESTING AND OTHER ALCOHOL AND DRUG 
REGULATIONS TO EMPLOYEES OF FOREIGN RAILROADS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103; 49 USC 20140

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 219

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would apply FRA's random testing and other 
alcohol and drug requirements to employees of a foreign railroad whose 
primary reporting point is outside the United States, and who perform 
train service or dispatching service in the United States. Such 
employees are currently exempt from random testing, pre-employment 
testing, and requirements for employee self-referral and co-worker 
report policies. This action is considered significant because of 
substantial inter-departmental concerns.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/11/01                    66 FR 64000
Notice of Hearing               01/23/02                     67 FR 3138
NPRM Comment Period End         02/11/02
Comment Period Extended         03/14/02
Docket Reopened for Additional 
Comments                        12/10/02                    67 FR 75966
Final Rule                      01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Patricia V. Sun, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 1120 Vermont Avenue 
NW., MS-10, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6060
Fax: 202 493-6068

RIN: 2130-AB39
_______________________________________________________________________




2285. [bull] RETENTION OF CURRENT MONETARY THRESHOLD FOR REPORTING RAIL 
EQUIPMENT ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS DURING CALENDAR YEAR 2003 AND UNTIL 
FURTHER AMENDED

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 225

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is an Interim Final Rule which establishes the monetary 
threshold for reporting rail equipment accidents/incidents for the 
calendar year 2003 and beyond. This rule replaces the annual 
determination of the threshold, which is being withdrawn. The 2003 
threshold will remain the same as the threshold for calendar year 2002 
due to the unavailability of Bureau of Labor Statistics data that was 
previously used to calculate the threshold. The 2002 threshold is 
$6700; this is the number that will carry over for 2003 and beyond. FRA 
is not calculating a new threshold; rather, the old one is being 
retained as it is not possible to calculate a new threshold with the 
current formula due to the lack of BLS data. The 2002 threshold will be 
carried over for calendar year 2003 and beyond, until a new formula is 
established. FRA will be seeking notice and comment at a future date to 
establish a new formula for calculating the monetary threshold for 
accident/incident reporting for calendar year 2004 and beyond.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              12/30/02                    67 FR 79533
Interim Final Rule Effective    01/01/03
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roberta Stewart, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6027

Related RIN: Related To 2130-AB30
RIN: 2130-AB57
_______________________________________________________________________




2286. [bull] RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE SAFETY STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20102 to 20103, 20133, 20137 to 20138, 20107, 
20143, 20701 to 20703; 49 USC 21301 to 21302; 49 USC 21304; 49 CFR 
1.49(c) and 1.49(m)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 229

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking action makes a technical, clarification to 
the headlight and auxiliary light provisions contained in 49 CFR 
229.125(a) and (d). The purpose of this modification is to codify FRA's 
existing acceptance of lamps used in locomotive headlights and 
auxiliary lights for nearly a decade. The clarifying amendment is 
consistent with existing FRA enforcement policies and FRA's intent when 
issuing the original rules related to locomotive headlights and 
auxiliary lights.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Thomas Herrmann, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6036

RIN: 2130-AB58

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Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Long-Term Actions


Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)



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2287. CRANE SAFETY STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition for rulemaking, FRA will consider 
whether to adopt regulations governing functional and design safety of 
on-track railroad cranes used for track maintenance. FRA is awaiting 
the advice and recommendations of RSAC before taking further regulatory 
action.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Mark H. Tessler, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6061

RIN: 2130-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________




2288. REVISION TO RAILROAD SAFETY ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 209

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will revise and update FRA's enforcement 
procedures. This action is expected to address the recodification of 
the railroad safety laws and revise certain administrative hearing 
procedures.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Kathryn E. Shelton, Department of Transportation, 
Federal Railroad Administration
Phone: 202 493-6063
Fax: 202 493-6068
Email: kathryn.shelton@fra.dot.gov

RIN: 2130-AB35
_______________________________________________________________________




2289. RULES OF PRACTICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 211

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will revise and update FRA's rulemaking 
procedures, and the procedures for participation in the rulemaking 
process, such as petitions for rulemaking, petitions for 
reconsideration, and petitions for waiver. These procedures will be 
modified to reflect the recodification of the railroad safety laws, and 
changes in the application of FRA's regulatory procedures that have 
developed over time.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Colleen A. Brennan, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6028

RIN: 2130-AB36
_______________________________________________________________________




2290. [rplus]MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR TEMPERATURE IN THE LOCOMOTIVE CAB

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103; 49 USC 20701 to 20703

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 229

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FRA is considering amending current minimum temperature 
requirements and establishing maximum cab temperature requirements.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Cynthia Walters, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6064

RIN: 2130-AB46
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2291. LOCAL RAIL FREIGHT ASSISTANCE TO STATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 22101

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 266

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is to revise the procedures and requirements for 
the receipt of financial assistance contained in part 266. These 
changes are required to reflect statutory modifications resulting from 
the Local Rail Service Reauthorization Act of 1989. The Local Freight 
Assistance Program has not been reauthorized after FY 1995. However, 
final regulations are necessary because States continue to submit 
applications for new projects to be funded from loan funds repaid to 
States by previous borrowers. FRA is reconsidering the need for these 
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/30/90                    55 FR 49648
NPRM Comment Period End         12/31/90
Withdrawn                       04/07/03                    68 FR 16753

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

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Additional Information: While this action was to be terminated in 
October of 1995, the agency reconsidered and decided to move forward 
with a final rule. FRA is now reconsidering that determination.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 11/30/90, 55 FR 49648

Agency Contact: JoAnne McGowan, Chief, Freight Programs Division, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-3290

RIN: 2130-AA60
_______________________________________________________________________




2292. [rplus]REGULATIONS ON SAFETY INTEGRATION PLANS GOVERNING RAILROAD 
CONSOLIDATIONS, MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS OF CONTROL, AND START-UP 
OPERATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103; 49 USC 20107; 49 USC 21301; 28 USC 2461

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 244; 49 CFR 1.49

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FRA drafted its response to petitions for reconsideration of 
the final rule, published on March 15, 2002, that requires a railroad 
to file a Safety Integration Plan with the Federal Railroad 
Administration whenever a Class I railroad proposes to merge, 
consolidate, or acquire control of another Class I or Class II railroad 
with which it proposes to amalgamate operations. See 67 FR 68041 (Nov. 
8, 2002). The final rule prescribed content and subject matter areas 
that must be addressed in each plan before FRA may approve of such 
plan. FRA prepared the final rule and the response to the petitions, 
and coordinated with the Surface Transportation Board to issue 
rulemaking actions covering these transactions within the framework of 
each agency's jurisdiction. This rulemaking action is now completed.

Statement of Need: This rule is necessary to ensure advance planning of 
operations to promote rail safety. Given the safety problems 
encountered in previous transactions and the need for the merging or 
acquiring railroad to integrate and harmonize information systems, 
training, operational practices and safety procedures on a massive 
scale, the need to require detailed plans setting forth the manner in 
which the parties intend to safely implement integration plans became 
apparent to FRA.

Summary of Legal Basis: Because this rule concerns rail safety, FRA is 
vested with statutory authority to issue regulations governing these 
regulated transactions. See 49 USC 20101 et seq.

Alternatives: The rule authorizes a railroad carrying out a regulated 
transaction to petition for a waiver of compliance. The railroad must 
follow the procedures prescribed in 49 CFR 211 in filing such a 
petition. FRA may grant the petition if waiver of compliance is 
consistent with the public interest and railroad safety. FRA will not 
regulate Class III railroads for the purposes of this rule.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: In this rulemaking action, FRA addressed 
the costs and benefits of issuing the rule. See 67 FR 11582, 11600-01 
(March 15, 2002). For Class I railroads, the agency estimates that a 
SIP would cost between $300,000 and $800,000 to prepare, but will 
prevent $1.5 million to $12 million in accident costs. For Class II 
railroads, FRA estimates that a Safety Integration Plan (SIP) would 
cost between $50,000 and $200,000 to prepare, but will prevent between 
$60,000 and $1.2 million in accident costs. The agency added that the 
safety planning process may save railroads from experiencing 
substantial service difficulties that correspond to these complex 
transactions.

Risks: The problems that surfaced after the merger of the Union Pacific 
and the Southern Pacific indicated that safety could be significantly 
compromised in implementing a consolidation unless the parties 
addressed the safety issues specifically, formally and systematically, 
particularly if the merger was large and complex. To address safety-
related problems stemming from a merger, FRA needed a projection into 
the future of the safety consequences of consolidating the systems. To 
accomplish this, in response to the proposed acquisition of Conrail by 
Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation, FRA suggested, and the STB 
required, that the merger applicants develop and submit well defined 
SIPs as part of the merger application process. The rule requires, that 
such Plans be filed by certain railroads in the context of proposed 
mergers and acquisitions and similar circumstances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/31/98                    63 FR 72225
NPRM Comment Period Extended    04/21/99                    64 FR 19512
Public Hearing - Notice         04/21/99                    64 FR 19512
NPRM Comment Period End         05/04/99
Final Rule                      03/15/02                    67 FR 11582
Final Rule; Response to 
Petitions for Reconsideration   11/08/02                    67 FR 68041

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: A public hearing on this rulemaking was held on 
May 4, 1999.

Agency Contact: Jon Kaplan, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6042

RIN: 2130-AB24
_______________________________________________________________________




2293. ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF MONETARY THRESHOLD FOR REPORTING RAIL 
EQUIPMENT ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This annual determination is being withdrawn this year. It 
established the monetary threshold for reporting rail equipment 
accidents/incidents involving railroad property damage. However, the 
formula adopted in a final rule 5/18/96, 61 FR 60632 can no longer be 
used. Data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics previously used 
to calculate the threshold is no longer available. An Interim Final 
Rule has been published to establish a monetary threshold for calendar 
year 2003 and beyond. That threshold, set out in 67 FR 79533, will 
remain in place until a notice-and-comment rulemaking can establish a 
new formula for calculating the threshold.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/10/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The 2001 final rule of 12/26/2001, 66 FR 66346, 
increases the monetary threshold from $6,600 to $6,700 for accidents/
incidents that occur during the calendar year 2002. After the 1997 
final rule of 2/2/97, 62 FR 63675, increased the monetary threshold 
from $6,500 to $6,600, the monetary threshold remained at $6,600 from 
calendar years 1998 through 2000. The 1996 final rule of 11/29/96, 61 
FR 60632, increased the monetary threshold from $6,300 to $6,500.

Agency Contact: Anna Nassif, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Mail Stop 10, 1120 
Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6166

Related RIN: Related To 2130-AB57
RIN: 2130-AB30
_______________________________________________________________________




2294. [rplus]LOCATIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR DISPATCHING OF UNITED STATES 
RAIL OPERATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 241

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This interim final rule requires that all railroad operations 
in the United States be dispatched in the United States, with certain 
exceptions. This action is considered significant because of 
substantial interdepartmental concerns.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              12/11/01                    66 FR 63942
Interim Final Rule Effective    01/10/02
Final Rule                      12/10/02                    67 FR 75938
Final Rule Effective            01/10/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John A. Winkle, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6067

RIN: 2130-AB38
_______________________________________________________________________




2295. REVISION TO THE ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING REGULATIONS AND GUIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103; 49 USC 20901; 49 USC 20902

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 225; 49 CFR 219; 49 CFR 240

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FRA intends to conform its regulations for accident/incident 
reporting to revised OSHA regulations, and to make appropriate 
revisions to the FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports. On 
January 19, 2001, OSHA published revised regulations for Occupational 
Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting (66 FR 5965). FRA accident/
incident regulations pertaining to occupational injury and illness are 
patterned after the prior OSHA regulations and must be maintained in 
general conformity with those regulations to permit compatibility of 
data and integration of railroad industry data into national 
statistical data bases. OSHA's final rule became effective on January 
1, 2002. Accordingly, FRA needs to revise its own injury codes and 
narratives, cause codes and narratives, and circumstance codes and 
narratives (as set forth in the FRA Reporting Guide) as soon as 
feasible. Minor administrative issues have also arisen since the last 
general revision of part 225 on January 1, 1997, that will be 
considered in relation to possible amendments to the regulations or the 
Reporting Guide.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/09/02                    67 FR 63022
NPRM Comment Period End         11/08/02
NPRM Corrections                11/26/02                    67 FR 70809
Final Rule                      03/03/03                    68 FR 10107

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Anna Nassif, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Mail Stop 10, 1120 
Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6166

RIN: 2130-AB51
_______________________________________________________________________




2296. AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL (ATC) AND ADVANCED CIVIL SPEED ENFORCEMENT 
SYSTEM (ACSES); NORTHEAST CORRIDOR (NEC) RAILROADS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: An order is in effect, but amendments for technical matters 
or for the phasing of implementation will be added as needed. Through 
the February 2002 amendment, FRA granted a second extension of a 
previously granted exception that allowed MBTA to follow temporary 
operating protocols whenever it could not dispatch a train equipped 
with ACSES. The February 2002 amendment extended this exception through 
April 5, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Amendment                       02/12/02                     67 FR 6573

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patricia V. Sun, Trial Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 1120 Vermont Avenue 
NW., MS-10, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 493-6060
Fax: 202 493-6068

RIN: 2130-AB55


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Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Long-Term Actions


Federal Transit Administration (FTA)



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2297. SCHOOL BUS OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5323(f)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 605

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking amends the definition of ``tripper'' service, 
which is mass transportation service modified to meet the needs of 
school students and personnel. The amended definition will prohibit the 
use of certain signage without the express written permission of the 
FTA Administrator, and provides that tripper buses must stop only at 
stops that are marked as available to the public. In the previous 
agenda, FTA had stated that it intended to withdraw the proposed 
amendment. However, upon further consideration, the agency has decided 
to hold this matter in abeyance pending reauthorization of the 
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/99                    64 FR 23590
NPRM Comment Period End         07/02/99


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Elizabeth S. Martineau, Attorney Advisor, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1936
Fax: 202 366-3809

RIN: 2132-AA67
_______________________________________________________________________




2298. STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT; RAIL FIXED GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5330

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 659

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, FTA withdrew the 
direct final rule issued on June 11, 2002, which would have amended the 
definition of``accident.'' The agency concluded that coordination with 
other stakeholders is warranted but has been required to expend its 
resources on other security initiatives during this last year. For 
these reasons, this rulemaking will be held in abeyance while the next 
course of action is determined.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/03/02                    67 FR 15725
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule 07/01/02                    67 FR 44091


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Agency Contact: Jerry Fisher, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-2896

Meghan Ludtke, Attorney Advisor, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Transit Administration, Room 9316, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4011
Fax: 202 366-3809

RIN: 2132-AA69
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Federal Transit Administration (FTA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2299. [rplus]BUS TESTING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5323(c)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 665

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation implements a statutory provision that 
requires any new bus model purchased after September 30, 1989, to be 
tested at a facility established pursuant to 49 USC 5318. This 
regulation is significant because of the large amount of public 
interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/25/89                    54 FR 22716
NPRM Comment Period End         07/24/89
Interim Final Rule              08/23/89                    54 FR 35158
Comment Period Reopened         11/30/89                    54 FR 49297
Interim Final Rule - Second     10/09/90                    55 FR 41174
Interim Procedures              09/13/91                    56 FR 46572
Interim Final Rule - New Vehicle 
Types                           07/28/92                    57 FR 33394
Interim Final Rule - Partial 
Effectiveness Postponed         10/13/92                    57 FR 46814
Interim Final Rule - Comment 
Period Reopened to 01/29/93     01/07/93                     58 FR 2989
Interim Final Rule - Partial 
Effectiveness Postponed         02/23/93                    58 FR 10989
Notice of Meeting               02/26/93                    58 FR 11549
Final Rule                      04/01/03                    68 FR 15692
Final Rule Effective            06/02/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Former section 12(h) of the FT Act, as amended 
(now 49 USC 5302(a)(9)), defines a ``new bus model'' as a bus model 
which has not been used in mass transportation service in the United 
States before the date of production of such model, or a bus model 
which has been used in such service, but which is being produced with a 
major change in configuration or components. A third interim final 
rule, published on 07/28/92, added two new categories of buses required 
to be tested. On 10/13/92, FTA published a notice postponing the 
application of the interim final rule for these vehicle types until 02/
10/93. FTA's fourth interim final rule, issued on 11/3/93, established 
four subcategories of small vehicles to facilitate the phase-in of 
testing.
Because the existing fourth interim final rule completed the categories 
of

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vehicles subject to testing under FTA's grantmaking program, FTA 
published it as a final rule on 04/01/2003.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 07/28/92, 57 FR 33394

Agency Contact: Richard Wong, Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-1936
Fax: 202 366-3809

RIN: 2132-AA30
_______________________________________________________________________




2300. BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS; AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 105-178, sec 3020(b)

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 661.13

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends FTA's Buy America regulation, 49 CFR 661 
in accordance with section 3020(b) of the Transportation Equity Act for 
the 21st Century. Section 3020(b) amended 49 USC 5323(j) to allow a 
bidder on an FTA-funded contract to correct an incomplete certification 
or a certification of noncompliance with Buy America resulting from an 
inadvertent or clerical error.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/18/99                     64 FR 8051
NPRM Comment Period End         04/19/99
Final Rule                      02/28/03                     68 FR 9798

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Meghan Ludtke, Attorney Advisor, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Room 9316, 400 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4011
Fax: 202 366-3809

RIN: 2132-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________




2301. BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS; PERMANENT WAIVER FOR MICROCOMPUTERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 97-424

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 661

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 165(b)(2) of the Surface Transportation Assistance 
Act of 1982 provides that a waiver of the Buy America requirements may 
be granted if materials and products being procured are not produced in 
the United States in sufficient and reasonable quantities and of 
satisfactory quality. Such a waiver was permanently granted in 1986 for 
microcomputers, as FTA grantees were experiencing difficulty in 
purchasing domestically produced microcomputer equipment appropriate to 
their needs. Since it was alleged that the international and domestic 
market for microcomputers had changed since the permanent waiver was 
issued, FTA solicited comments as to whether this waiver should be 
revoked, modified or retained. FTA did not receive information in the 
comments that would support a change in the waiver, and therefore has 
withdrawn the ANPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/08/99                    64 FR 54855
Withdrawn                       02/28/03                     68 FR 9801

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Meghan Ludtke, Attorney Advisor, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Room 9316, 400 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4011
Fax: 202 366-3809

RIN: 2132-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________




2302. [rplus]STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING; METROPOLITAN 
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 134; 23 USC 135; 23 USC 315; 49 USC 5305 to 
5306

CFR Citation: 23 CFR 450; 49 CFR 1.48(b); 49 CFR 1.51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On May 25, 2000, the FHWA and FTA jointly published an NPRM 
on statewide and metropolitan transportation planning (RIN 2125-AE62; 
2132-AA66). The agencies have carefully considered all of the data, 
recommendations, and ongoing issues with respect to statewide and 
metropolitan transportation planning. In light of the current 
situation, the agencies are proposing to amend 23 CFR 450 to include 
provisions related to consultation with non-metropolitan, local 
officials and further refine processes related to public involvement.
The purpose of this proposal is to ensure that the concerns of local 
and rural transportation officials are adequately represented in 
Federal transportation planning activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM               06/19/02                    67 FR 41648
Comment Period Extended         08/15/02                    67 FR 53326
Comment Period End              09/19/02
Final Rule                      01/23/03                     68 FR 3176
Correction                      02/14/03                     68 FR 7418
Final Rule Effective            02/24/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Scott A. Biehl, Assistant Chief Counsel, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0952
Fax: 202 366-3809

Related RIN: Related To 2125-AE95
RIN: 2132-AA75


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Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)



_______________________________________________________________________




2303. [bull] SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES; AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION 
SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 983(a); 984(a)(4), as amended; 49 CFR 1.52

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 401

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the joint U.S.-Canadian Seaway 
regulations and rules to make use of the Automatic Identification 
System (AIS) in seaway waters mandatory.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/27/02                    67 FR 70897
NPRM Comment Period End         01/27/03
Final Action                    02/28/03                     68 FR 9549
Final Action Effective          03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marc C. Owen, Chief Counsel, Department of 
Transportation, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-6823
Fax: 202 366-7147
Email: marc.owen@sls.dot.gov

RIN: 2135-AA15
_______________________________________________________________________




2304. [bull] SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES: INFLATION ADJUSTMENT OF CIVIL 
MONETARY PENALTY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 983(a), 984(a)(4), as amended; 49 CFR 1.52

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 401

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action implements the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Debt Collection Act of 1996 
and adjusts the amount of the statutory civil penalty for violation of 
the seaway regulations and rules under the authority of the Ports and 
Seaway Safety Act of 1972, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      11/04/02                    67 FR 67112
Final Action Effective          11/04/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marc C. Owen, Chief Counsel, Department of 
Transportation, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-6823
Fax: 202 366-7147
Email: marc.owen@sls.dot.gov

RIN: 2135-AA16
_______________________________________________________________________




2305. [bull] TARIFF OF TOLLS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 983(a), 984(a)(4), and 988, as amended; 49 CFR 
1.52

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 402

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under international agreement, the SLSDC and the Canadian St. 
Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation jointly publish and administer 
the Seaway Tariff of Tolls. This rule would amend the Tariff to reflect 
the Canadian only fees and charges for the 2003 navigation season and a 
raise in the Canadian and U.S. charge for noncommercial vessel; 
lockage.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/17/03                    68 FR 12644
NPRM Comment Period End         04/16/03
Final Rule                      04/29/03                    68 FR 22614
Final Rule Effective            04/29/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marc C. Owen, Chief Counsel, Department of 
Transportation, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-6823
Fax: 202 366-7147
Email: marc.owen@sls.dot.gov

RIN: 2135-AA17

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                        Prerule Stage


Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2306. [rplus]HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTERNAL 
PRODUCT PIPING ON CARGO TANKS TRANSPORTING FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 173; 49 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking addresses requirements to reduce the risks 
associated with the retention of flammable liquid in unprotected 
product piping on a cargo tank motor vehicle during transportation 
(wetlines). It responds to an NTSB recommendation. It is significant 
because of industry concerns about its cost implications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/10/03                     68 FR 6689
ANPRM Comment Period End        06/10/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: HM Docket: HM-213B; RSPA-99-6223.

Agency Contact: Michael Stevens, Transportation Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD36

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_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                  Proposed Rule Stage


Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2307. PIPELINE SAFETY: GAS GATHERING LINE DEFINITION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 to 60125

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 24, 1994.

Abstract: The existing definition of ``gathering line'' would be 
clearly defined to eliminate confusion in distinguishing these 
pipelines from transmission lines in rural areas. The costs should be 
minimal since the definition will conform to prevailing practices in 
government and industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/25/91                    56 FR 48505
Request for Comments            03/11/99                    64 FR 12147
Electronic Public Meeting       04/13/99                    64 FR 12147
Extension of Comment Period     04/30/99                    64 FR 23256
Comment Period Ends             07/07/99                    64 FR 23256
Second NPRM                     09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-98-4868 (Formerly PS-122).
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 09/25/91, 56 FR 48505

Agency Contact: L.E. Herrick, Transportation Specialist, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5523

RIN: 2137-AB15
_______________________________________________________________________




2308. PIPELINE SAFETY: PERIODIC UNDERWATER INSPECTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 to 60125

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192; 49 CFR 195

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 24, 1995.

Abstract: This action would require operators of natural gas and 
hazardous liquid pipelines to conduct periodic underwater inspections 
of offshore pipelines and those in navigable waterways. This action 
would also define what constitutes an exposed underwater pipeline and 
what constitutes a hazard to navigation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-97-3001. This action could 
include requirements for the reburial of exposed pipelines. Under an 
OPS contract, Texas A&M University completed a study of the issues 
related to burial depth and inspection requirements for underwater 
pipelines.
An NPRM is being drafted that will incorporate the Texas A&M 
recommendation for a risk-based approach.

Agency Contact: L.E. Herrick, Transportation Specialist, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5523

RIN: 2137-AC54
_______________________________________________________________________




2309. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: REVISION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR CARRIAGE BY 
AIRCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 48 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 175

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Part 175 is being revised and rewritten in order to simplify 
and clarify the requirements, further align them with the international 
requirements (ICAO) and eliminate obsolete requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/26/02                     67 FR 8769
ANPRM; Extension of Comment 
Period`                         05/13/02                    67 FR 32002
ANPRM Comment Period End        05/31/02
ANPRM; Extension Comment Period 
End                             09/30/02
NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Organizations, Businesses, Governmental 
Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-228; RSPA-02-11654.

Agency Contact: Deborah Boothe, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




2310. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: HAZARD COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS--PETITIONS 
FOR RULEMAKING AND MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171; 49 CFR 172

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking action proposes to amend the Hazardous 
Materials Regulations (HMR) to continue improving the hazard 
communication requirements to better identify hazardous materials in 
transportation, in response to several petitions for rulemaking and 
RSPA initiatives. The primary areas addressed are shipping papers, 
marking, labeling, and placarding requirements. The proposed action is 
intended to improve safety for transportation workers, emergency 
responders, and the public. The effect of the proposed regulatory 
action is to simplify, clarify, correct, or provide relief from certain 
regulatory requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-206B; RSPA-99-5005.

Agency Contact: Helen L. Engrum, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590

[[Page 30745]]

Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD28
_______________________________________________________________________




2311. [rplus]HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY: TRANSPORTATION OF OXYGEN 
CYLINDERS AND OXYGEN GENERATORS ABOARD AIRCRAFT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 172; 49 CFR 175

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RSPA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to 
require oxygen cylinders and oxygen generators, when transported aboard 
aircraft, to be packed in an outer packaging that meets prescribed 
thermal and heat resistance requirements. These requirements will 
increase the level of safety associated with transportation of 
oxidizing gases by air. This rule has no impact on the use of 
passenger-owned oxygen cylinders. This rule is significant due to 
public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: HM Docket: HM-224B. A separate rulemaking 
addressing the use of passenger-owned cylinders of oxygen during a 
flight is under RIN 2105-AC29. Previously titled Hazardous Materials 
Safety: Transportation of Oxygen Cylinders on Aircraft.

Agency Contact: John A. Gale, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD33
_______________________________________________________________________




2312. PIPELINE SAFETY: ANNUAL UPDATE OF STANDARDS INCORPORATED BY 
REFERENCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5103, 60102, 60103, 60104, 60108, 60109, 60110, 
60113, and 60118

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 191; 49 CFR 193; 49 CFR 195

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: More than 70 voluntary consensus technical standards are 
incorporated by reference in the Federal gas pipeline, hazardous liquid 
pipeline, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) safety regulations. The 
Office of Pipeline Safety will propose to incorporate updated standards 
early in each calendar year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-02-11457.

Agency Contact: Richard D. Huriaux, Manager, Regulations, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4565

RIN: 2137-AD68
_______________________________________________________________________




2313. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS 
TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 et seq; 49 USC 322; ...

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 397

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Research and Special Programs Administration and the 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are examining the need for 
enhanced security requirements for motor carrier transportation of 
hazardous materials. We asked for comments on the feasibility of 
specific security enhancements and the potential costs and benefits of 
deploying such enhancements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/16/02                    67 FR 46622
ANPRM Comment Period End        10/15/02
NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-232A. The Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration is closing this rulemaking action under RINA 
2136-AA71. Any further rulemaking will be addressed under RSPA RIN 
2137-AD70.

Agency Contact: Susan Gorsky, Senior Regulations Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

Related RIN: Split From 2126-AA71
RIN: 2137-AD70
_______________________________________________________________________




2314. PIPELINE SAFETY: NATIONAL PIPELINE MAPPING SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60109, 60113, 60118; 
49 CFR 1.53

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192; 49 CFR 195

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RSPA aims to implement a requirement that all gas 
transmission and hazardous liquid operators submit pipeline geospatial 
data to the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS). This rule covers 
interstate and intrastate pipelines and offshore pipelines under the 
jurisdiction of the Research and Special Programs Administration. The 
proposed rule will address the procedures by which pipeline operators 
create, submit and maintain the data submitted to the NPMS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-97-2426.

[[Page 30746]]

Agency Contact: Steve Fischer, GIS Manager, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Room 
7128, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4566
Email: steve.fischer@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD76
_______________________________________________________________________




2315. [bull] HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS: ALUMINUM CYLINDERS -- 
REVISED REQUALIFICATION AND USE CRITERIA FOR THE DOT 3 AL CYLINDER MADE 
OF ALUMINUM ALLOY 6351-TG

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 173

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this rulemaking initiative is to minimize 
personal injury during the filling process and adopt a standard for 
early detection of sustained load cracking in order to control the risk 
of the cylinder rupturing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-220F

Agency Contact: Charles E. Betts, Transportation Regulations 
Specialist, Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD78
_______________________________________________________________________




2316. [bull] PIPELINE SAFETY: LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS FACILITIES; AND 
UPDATING SAFETY STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 et seq; 49 USC 5103

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 193

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will clarify the application of RSPA's safety 
standards for liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to operation, 
maintenance, and fire protection of certain existing facilities. In 
addition, it will revise standards what contain incorrect cross-
references, make minor editorial changes to fire protection and 
training standards, require annual reviews of plans and procedures, and 
update references to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 59A, 
the LNG standard issued by the NFPA. These actions are needed to remove 
ambiguities, ensure that plans and procedures are up-to-date, and 
modernize references to NFPA 59A.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Interim Final Rule              09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-03-14556

Agency Contact: L. M. Furrow, Regulations Manager, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4559

RIN: 2137-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                     Final Rule Stage


Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2317. PIPELINE SAFETY: PASSAGE OF INTERNAL INSPECTION DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 to 60125

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192; 49 CFR 195

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A final rule (59 FR 17275; April 12, 1994) amended the gas 
and hazardous liquid pipeline safety regulations to require that new 
and certain replacement pipelines be designed and constructed to 
accommodate the passage of instrumented internal inspection devices 
(`smart pigs'). This action was in response to a mandate in the 
pipeline Safety Reauthorization Act of 1988. The intended effect of 
amended regulations was to improve the safety of gas, hazard liquid, 
and carbon dioxide pipelines by permitting their inspection by `smart 
pigs' using the latest technology for detecting and recording 
abnormalities in the pipe wall. This rule required new and replacement 
pipelines to be capable of passing a `pig' for internal inspection.
In response to two petitions for reconsideration, Notice 2 (59 FR 
49896; September 30, 1994) was published to extend the compliance date 
for existing gas transmission lines and to modify the requirements for 
modification of line sections based on partial replacement of gas 
transmission pipelines located offshore and in rural areas. 
Subsequently, Notice 3 (60 FR 7133; February 7, 1995) was published to 
suspend enforcement of the final rule requirements for new and existing 
offshore gas transmission lines and for modifications to line segments 
based on partial replacement of pipe in existing onshore gas 
transmission lines. Nonetheless, hazardous liquid pipelines, carbon 
dioxide pipelines, new onshore gas transmission lines, and the actual 
replaced components in existing onshore gas transmission lines must 
comply with the final rule of April 1994.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/20/92                    57 FR 54745
NPRM Comment Period End         01/19/93
Final Rule                      04/12/94                    59 FR 17275
NPRM                            09/30/94                    59 FR 49896
NPRM Correction                 10/19/94                    59 FR 52863
Limited Suspension of 
Enforcement                     02/07/95                     60 FR 7133
Final Rule                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. PS-126. The integrity testing 
proposal in

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Proposals for Pipeline Safety, RIN 2137-AB27, was consolidated, in 
part, into this rulemaking.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 04/12/94, 59 FR 17275

Agency Contact: Richard D. Huriaux, Manager, Regulations, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4565

RIN: 2137-AB71
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2318. [rplus]PIPELINE SAFETY: RESPONSE PLANS FOR ONSHORE OIL PIPELINES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 to 60125

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 194

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 18, 1992.

Abstract: The interim final rule established regulations requiring 
response plans for certain onshore oil pipelines. Those regulations are 
mandated by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act as amended by the 
Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-380). Pipeline operators filed 
response plans under this interim final rule, and numerous tabletop 
exercises and area exercises have been conducted to validate the 
planning process. The purpose of these requirements is to improve 
response capabilities and minimize the impact of onshore oil spills 
from pipelines. This rule is significant because of substantial public 
and congressional interest. A final rule incorporating the comments 
will be published in December 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              01/05/93                      58 FR 244
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      02/19/93
Notice of Public Meeting        06/15/94                    59 FR 30755
Notice of Public Hearing        11/29/96                    61 FR 60679
Correction                      01/21/97                     62 FR 2989
Final Rule                      08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. PS-130.
ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 01/05/93, 58 FR 244

Agency Contact: Melanie Barber, Department of Transportation, Research 
and Special Programs Administration
Phone: 202 366-4560

RIN: 2137-AC30
_______________________________________________________________________




2319. [rplus]APPLICABILITY OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS TO 
LOADING, UNLOADING, AND STORAGE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 106 to 107; 49 CFR 171 to 180

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking proposes to better define the applicability 
of the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in order to 
clarify the relationship among Federal, State, local, and tribal 
agencies in the regulation of hazardous materials. Under circumstances 
specified in Federal statutes, the regulations of other Federal 
agencies (EPA and OSHA) and non-Federal governments (States, 
localities, and Indian tribes) must be consistent with or defer to 
RSPA's regulation of the transportation of hazardous materials in 
commerce. However, other Federal and non-Federal requirements are 
generally not limited where hazardous materials are not in 
transportation. Activities relating to loading, unloading, and storage 
of hazardous materials have become areas of particular uncertainty and 
concern to both industry and non-Federal governments. This action is 
significant because of the substantial public interest in reducing 
uncertainty and avoiding conflicting regulations.

Statement of Need: In recent years, RSPA has issued interpretations and 
administrative decisions on a case-by-case basis about whether 
particular activities are in ``transportation'' and therefore subject 
to regulation under the HMR. Because of increasing State and local 
regulation of hazardous materials, RSPA concluded that an overall 
rulemaking is appropriate, rather than just case-by-case decisions. 
RSPA believes that better overall definitions of the applicability of 
the HMR will reduce uncertainty by the regulated community and other 
regulatory agencies (both Federal and non-Federal) as to which agency 
has regulatory authority. Greater certainty in this regard should 
promote improved compliance with the HMR and also with the requirements 
of other regulatory agencies.

Summary of Legal Basis: Section 5103 of title 49 U.S.C. specifies that 
the Secretary shall prescribe regulations for the safe transportation 
of hazardous materials in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce 
applicable to, among others, any person who offers hazardous materials 
for transportation or who transport hazardous materials in commerce. In 
addition, section 5125 of title 49 U.S.C. sets forth the circumstances 
under which differing non-Federal requirements are preempted.

Alternatives: The NPRM proposed to describe the applicability of the 
HMR to pre-transportation and transportation functions. In addition, 
the NPRM proposed to define the beginning and end points of 
transportation in terms of carrier possession of a shipment - thus, 
transportation of a hazardous materials would begin when the carrier 
takes possession for purposes of transporting it and end when the 
carrier delivers the hazardous materials to the destination indicated 
on shipping papers or other documentation. These proposals are 
consistent with current interpretations and administrative decisions 
concerning HMR applicability and with statutory authorities for 
programs administered by the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration and

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the Environmental Protection Agency. The NPRM also proposed two 
alternatives for applying the HMR to hazardous materials stored in 
railroad cars on leased track. Commenters to the NPRM suggested that 
the HMR should apply more broadly than proposed in the NPRM to 
hazardous materials stored at fixed facilities prior to a carrier 
taking possession or after delivery to a shipment's destination.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: RSPA made a preliminary determination 
that there is neither an increase nor decrease in the costs of 
compliance with the HMR for persons who offer hazardous materials for 
transportation or transport hazardous materials in commerce. The 
preliminary regulatory evaluation was entered into the docket and is 
available for review.

Risks: Clarifying the applicability of the HMR should reduce 
uncertainty as to which regulatory agency's requirements apply to any 
particular activity involving hazardous materials and improve 
compliance with the HMR, the requirements of EPA and OSHA, and non-
Federal requirements. This should result in improved compliance with 
the applicable regulatory requirements, and improve hazardous materials 
transportation safety, reduce risks to the environment from hazardous 
materials, and promote workplace safety at facilities that manufacture 
or handle hazardous materials.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/29/96                    61 FR 39522
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/30/96
SANPRM                          04/27/99                    64 FR 22718
SANPRM Comment Period End 
Extended to 08/25/1999          07/26/99
NPRM                            06/14/01                    66 FR 32420
NPRM Comment Period Extended to 
08/02/2001 & Public Meetings    08/02/01                    66 FR 40174
NPRM Comment Period End         11/30/01
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-223; RSPA-98-4952. As a result of 
comments received to the ANPRM, we have upgraded this rulemaking to 
significant.

Agency Contact: Susan Gorsky, Senior Regulations Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AC68
_______________________________________________________________________




2320. PIPELINE SAFETY: FURTHER REGULATORY REVIEW; GAS PIPELINE SAFETY 
STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 to 60125

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would change miscellaneous gas pipeline safety 
standards to provide clarity, eliminate unnecessary or overly 
burdensome requirements, and foster economic growth. The proposed 
changes result from RSPA's further review of the standards and changes 
recommended by the National Association of Pipeline Safety 
Representatives (NAPSR) in its November 1992 report on the standards 
and by the State Industry Regulatory Review Committee in its April 26, 
1999, report. The proposed changes would reduce costs in the pipeline 
industry without compromising safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/13/02                    67 FR 68815
Final Rule                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-02-13208. Formerly Docket No. 
PS-124. The NAPSR report was published November 9, 1993, at 58 FR 
59431, as part of the earlier review of the standards.
Early in 1992, RSPA began an extensive review of the Federal gas 
pipeline safety regulations (49 CFR 192) and invited the public to 
participate (57 FR 4745; February 7, 1992). RSPA published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM), proposing changes to 38 regulations in part 
192 (Notice 1: 57 FR 39572; August 31, 1992). In addition, the National 
Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) reported on a 
separate but related review of part 192. Because the NAPSR report 
concerned a few of the regulations covered by the NPRM and had similar 
objectives, we published the report and requested public comment on its 
various recommended rule changes (Notice 2: 58 FR 59431; November 9, 
1992) and later extended the comment period (Notice 3: 58 FR 68382; 
December 27, 1993). A final rule was published on June 6, 1996.
However, not all the changes suggested by the commenters were 
incorporated in the final rule. A further review of the regulations in 
part 192, based on the record in this docket, was initiated in late 
1996. This review identified proposals from the Gas Piping Technology 
Committee (GPTC), the ASME B31.8 (gas pipeline safety standards) 
committee, and NAPSR that have not yet been addressed.
In October 1997, NAPSR and the gas pipeline industry formed the State 
Industry Regulatory Review Committee (SIRRC) to discuss the regulatory 
proposals of NAPSR and other issues. On May 3, 1999, the SIRRC provided 
OPS a report on outcome of the discussion on 39 proposed changes in the 
gas pipeline safety regulations.
Most of the SIRRC recommendations will be addressed in a subsequent 
notice of proposed rulemaking. However, the welding recommendations are 
being adopted in the periodic update (Docket No. RSPA-99-6106 RIN 2137-
AD35). And the corrosion control recommendations are being considered 
in a review of the gas pipeline corrosion regulations in RIN 2137-AD63.

Agency Contact: L.M. Furrow, Manager, Regulations, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4559
Fax: 202 366-4566
Email: buck.furrow@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD01

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2321. PIPELINE SAFETY: RECOMMENDATIONS TO CHANGE HAZARDOUS LIQUID 
PIPELINE SAFETY STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 to 60128

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 195

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1995, the National Association of Pipeline Safety 
Representatives (NAPSR) completed its review of the hazardous liquid 
pipeline safety regulations. NAPSR provided RSPA with 28 
recommendations for changes to 49 CFR part 195, the hazardous liquid 
pipeline regulations. NAPSR's recommendations are aimed at making the 
regulations more explicit, understandable, and enforceable. This action 
would address the need to change part 195 as NAPSR recommended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/06/02                    67 FR 56970
Final Rule                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-97-2717.

Agency Contact: L. M. Furrow, Regulations Manager, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4559

RIN: 2137-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




2322. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: REVISIONS TO INCIDENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS 
AND DETAILED HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT REPORT DOT FORM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5105 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would revise the hazardous materials incident 
reporting regulations in 49 CFR part 171, including the hazardous 
materials incident report (form 5800.1). The goal of this rulemaking is 
to simplify, update and review the requirements while enhancing the 
ability of the Research and Special Programs Administration and the DOT 
modal administrations to gather information vital to increasing safety 
of transporting hazardous materials.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/23/99                    64 FR 13943
ANPRM Comment Period End        06/21/99
NPRM                            07/03/01                    66 FR 35155
NPRM Comment Period End         10/01/01
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-229; RSPA-99-5013.

Agency Contact: T. Glenn Foster, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________




2323. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: AIR CARRIER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER 
REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 172; 49 CFR 175

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rulemaking addresses safety recommendations from the 
National Transportation Safety Board to require that air carriers 
transporting hazardous materials have the means, 24 hours per day, to 
quickly retrieve and provide to emergency responders consolidated 
specific information about the identity and location of all hazardous 
materials on an aircraft in a timely manner.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           08/15/00                    65 FR 49777
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/13/00
NPRM                            02/13/02                     67 FR 6669
NPRM Comment Period End         04/26/02
Final Action                    03/25/03                    68 FR 14341
Final Action Effective          10/01/03
Delayed Compliance Date         10/01/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-206C; RSPA-00-7762.

Agency Contact: Gigi L. Corbin, Transportation Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Fax: 202 366-3012
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________




2324. PIPELINE SAFETY: PERIODIC UPDATES TO PIPELINE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 
(1999)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 et seq

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 190; 49 CFR 191; 49 CFR 192; 49 CFR 195

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This periodic update revises and updates the pipeline safety 
regulations to provide clarity and remove unnecessary burdens to the 
regulated pipeline community. Revisions include updated references to 
voluntary specifications and standards incorporated by reference in the 
pipeline safety regulations, and various clarifications and grammatical 
corrections. These updates reflect the most recent editions of each 
specification and standard incorporated by reference. These updates 
enable pipeline operators to utilize current technology, materials, and 
practices, thereby reducing costs and enhancing economic growth.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/22/00                    65 FR 15290
NPRM Comment Period End         05/22/00
Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-99-6106

Agency Contact: Richard D. Huriaux, Manager, Regulations, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4565

RIN: 2137-AD35
_______________________________________________________________________




2325. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: ADOPTION OF LATEST IAEA AND OTHER 
MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171 to 180

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking harmonizes the requirements for the packaging 
and transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials with the 
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations for the safe 
transportation of radioactive material and the United Nations 
recommendations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/28/99                    64 FR 72633
ANPRM Comment Period Extended   03/01/00                    65 FR 11028
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/29/00
ANPRM Comment Period End        06/29/00
NPRM                            04/30/02                    67 FR 21328
NPRM Comment Period End         07/29/02
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: HM-230; RSPA-99-6283.

Agency Contact: Charles E. Betts, Transportation Regulations 
Specialist, Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD40
_______________________________________________________________________




2326. PIPELINE SAFETY: PRODUCER-OPERATED OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF GAS AND 
HAZARDOUS LIQUID PIPELINES THAT CROSS DIRECTLY INTO STATE WATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101 et seq

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192; 49 CFR 195

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would implement a provision of the 
December 10, 1996, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the 
Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Transportation 
(DOT) regarding Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Pipelines. This rule 
would address producer-operated pipelines that cross into State waters 
without first connecting with a transporting operator's facility on the 
OCS. It is complementary to the Direct Final Rule that addressed OCS 
oil or gas pipelines located upstream of the points at which operating 
responsibility for the pipelines transfers from a producing operator to 
a transporting operator (62 FR 61692, November 19, 1997; and 63 FR 
126598, March 16, 1998). The proposed rule also would address the 
procedures by which producer and transportation pipeline operators 
would petition for permission to operate under either DOT or DOI 
regulations governing pipeline design, construction, operation, and 
maintenance according to the operational circumstances of their 
respective pipelines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/05/02                    67 FR 15355
Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-99-6132.

Agency Contact: L.E. Herrick, Transportation Specialist, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5523

RIN: 2137-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




2327. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS FOR UNLOADING IM 
PORTABLE TANKS ON A TRANSPORT VEHICLE -- PETITION FOR RULEMAKING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 177

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RSPA is responding to a petition for rulemaking regarding the 
requirements applicable to the unloading of intermodal (IM) portable 
tanks while on a transport vehicle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/22/02                     67 FR 8220
NPRM Comment Period End         04/08/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: HM-218A; RSPA-01-10533.

Agency Contact: Joan McIntyre, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD44
_______________________________________________________________________




2328. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: TRANSPORTATION OF LITHIUM BATTERIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 172 to 175

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RSPA is revising requirements applicable to lithium batteries 
for consistency with international requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/02/02                    67 FR 15510
NPRM Comment Period End         06/14/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: HM Docket: HM-224C; RSPA-02-11989

Agency Contact: John A. Gale, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD48
_______________________________________________________________________




2329. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: REVISION OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE MANIFESTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 172

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NPRM proposed to update the Hazardous Waste Manifest 
requirements to accommodate changes the Environmental Protection Agency 
has proposed, including the use of electronic versions of the Hazardous 
Waste Manifest and electronic signatures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/08/01                    66 FR 41490
NPRM Comment Period End         10/04/01
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: HM Docket: HM-206E; RSPA-01-10292.

Agency Contact: Darrell Relerford, Transportation Regulations 
Specialist, Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD50
_______________________________________________________________________




2330. [rplus]PIPELINE SAFETY: PIPELINE INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT IN HIGH-
CONSEQUENCE AREAS (GAS TRANSMISSION PIPELINE OPERATORS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5121; 49 USC 60102 to 60104; 49 USC 60108, 
60117, 60118, 60124; 49 CFR 1.53

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: An October 21, 1999, notice announced a public meeting to 
consider the need for additional safety and environmental regulations 
for gas transmission lines, hazardous liquid pipelines, and 
distribution pipelines in high-density population areas, commercially 
navigable waterways, and areas unusually sensitive to environmental 
damage. The public meeting was held on November 18-19, 1999, in 
Herndon, Virginia. The meeting was to determine the extent to which 
operators now have integrity management programs, to explore effective 
ways to promote their development and implementation by all operators, 
and to discuss mechanisms to confirm the adequacy of such operator-
developed programs. Participants in the meeting discussed a practical 
definition of high-consequence areas, as well as the need, if any, for 
increased inspection, enhanced damage prevention, improved emergency 
response, and other measures to prevent and mitigate pipeline leaks and 
ruptures in these areas. Comments from the public were due by January 
17, 2000.
A final rule was published to require validation/testing of the 
integrity of certain hazardous liquid pipelines in high-consequence 
areas (RIN 2137-AD45).
Consideration of a similar gas rule is underway. A public meeting was 
held on February 12-14, 2001, to present information on integrity 
requirements for gas transmission pipelines. Additional information was 
requested June 27, 2001 (66 FR 34318). Rulemakings addressing gas 
transmission line high-consequence areas, direct assessment, and 
overall integrity management program will be published in 2002.

Statement of Need: This action would address risks that have evolved as 
a growing economy brought people closer and closer to pipelines that 
are constructed in once rural areas. This action would provide added 
protection to areas where a gas release could do the greatest harm to 
people, and increase the public's assurance about the safety of 
pipelines.

In addition, this action would address four recommendations from the 
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): (1) Require periodic 
testing and inspection to identify corrosion and other time-dependent 
damage; (2) establish criteria to determine appropriate intervals for 
inspections and tests, including safe service intervals between 
pressure testing; (3) determine hazards to public safety from electric 
resistance welded (ERW) pipe and take appropriate regulatory action; 
and (4) expedite requirements for installing automatic or remote-
operated mainline valves on high-pressure lines to provide for rapid 
shutdown or failed pipeline segments.

Summary of Legal Basis: Section 60102 of title 49, United States Code, 
provides broad authority to address pipeline operations and 
maintenance. In addition, paragraph (f) of that section requires that 
the Department prescribe, if necessary, additional standards requiring 
the periodic inspection of pipelines in high-density population areas, 
to include any circumstances when an instrumented internal inspection 
device, or similarly effective inspection method, should be used to 
inspect the pipeline (49 U.S.C. 60102(f)(2)). Paragraph (j) of that 
section requires that the Department prescribe standards on the 
circumstances where an operator of a gas transmission pipeline facility 
must use remote control valves to shut off the flow of natural gas in 
the event of a rupture of an interstate natural gas pipeline facility. 
(49 U.S.C. 60102(j)).

Alternatives: The Office of Pipeline Safety considered several 
alternatives to provide the necessary increased level of protection to 
high consequence areas. These alternatives were: (1) No action; (2) 
prescriptive requirements for inspection and repair of pipelines in 
high consequence areas; (3) requiring pipeline operators to develop 
integrity management programs providing for inspection and testing 
based on risk factors and integration of information related to 
pipeline risk; and (4) requiring pipeline operators to develop 
integrity management programs

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providing for expedited inspection and testing.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: RSPA has estimated the following costs 
and benefits from the gas integrity management rulemaking and they have 
been subjected to peer review by the technical advisory committee 
charged by statute with reviewing the costs and benefits of proposed 
regulation.

For option 3, costs for the first year are estimated at $250M; for 
years 2-10 at $90M/year; and years 11-20 at $65M. In addition to a 
large amount of qualitative benefits, quantified benefits are estimated 
to be on order of $40 million annually.

Risks: In conjunction with the existing pipeline safety requirements, 
this action creates a protective superstructure through more 
comprehensive assessment, repair, preventive, and mitigative actions in 
those areas (high consequence areas) where a failure would do the 
greatest damage. This assessment process will produce better 
information about problems that may have been missed and creates checks 
and balances to assure that the best use is made of available 
information to correct the problems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Integrity Management 
Program                         01/28/03                     68 FR 4278
Final Rule                      11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-00-7666.

Agency Contact: Mike Israni, General Engineer, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4571
Email: mike.israni@rpsa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD54
_______________________________________________________________________




2331. PIPELINE SAFETY: HAZARDOUS LIQUID PIPELINE OPERATOR ANNUAL REPORTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5103; 49 USC 60102; 49 USC 60104; 49 USC 60108; 
49 USC 60109; 49 USC 60118; 49 CFR 1.53

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 195

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the pipeline safety regulations 
to require hazardous liquid pipeline operators to submit a Hazardous 
Liquid Operator Annual Report. The information on the hazardous liquid 
operator annual report form is needed to normalize hazardous liquid 
accident information for identifying safety trends in the accident 
data. The inventory information that the annual report would provide 
addresses a major deficiency in the current information collection. 
Through a separate rulemaking, RSPA is also improving the hazardous 
liquid accident form by expanding ``failure cause'' categories and 
collecting more detailed information about the impact of failed 
pipelines. Together with the improved hazardous liquid accident report, 
the proposed Hazardous Liquid Operator Annual Report will address the 
concerns of RSPA/OPS, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 
Congress, and others, increase the overall usefulness of the data, and 
make analysis more efficient and meaningful.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/26/02                    67 FR 48844
Final Rule                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-01-9832.

Agency Contact: Roger Little, Department of Transportation, Research 
and Special Programs Administration
Phone: 202 366-4569

RIN: 2137-AD59
_______________________________________________________________________




2332. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: HARMONIZATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS 
RECOMMENDATIONS, INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS CODE, AND 
INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171 to 180

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 
Parts 171-180) to maintain alignment with international standards by 
incorporating numerous changes to proper shipping names, hazard 
classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, 
air transport quantity limitations and vessel stowage requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/03/02                    67 FR 72034
Final Rule - Incorporated by 
Reference                       01/08/03                     68 FR 1013
Effective Date - IBR            01/08/03
Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket HM-215E.

Agency Contact: Joan McIntyre, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD66
_______________________________________________________________________




2333. [rplus]HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFERORS AND 
TRANSPORTERS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 107; 49 CFR 172; 49 CFR 173; 49 CFR 177; 49 CFR 
397

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule will establish certain requirements designed 
to enhance the security of hazardous materials in transportation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/02/02                    67 FR 22028
Comment Period Extended         05/23/02                    67 FR 36138
NPRM Comment Period End         07/03/02

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Final Action                    03/25/03                    68 FR 14510
Final Action Effective          03/25/03
Final Rule Information 
Collection Approval             05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket HM-232; RSPA-02-12064.

Agency Contact: Susan Gorsky, Senior Regulations Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD67
_______________________________________________________________________




2334. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: REVISION TO PENALTY GUIDELINES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 et seq

CFR Citation: 49 CFR app A to subpart D

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule will make revisions to RSPA's guidelines in 
appendix A to 49 CFR part 107, subpart D, which set forth policy and 
procedures for assessing civil penalties for violations of the Federal 
Hazardous Materials Transportation Law and the Hazardous Materials 
Regulations. This rule will add baseline penalty amounts for additional 
violations, adjust baseline penalty amounts for other violations, and 
state that RSPA now considers prior violations for 6 years rather than 
5. In addition, this rule will correct a typographical error in the 
address to where the civil penalty payments must be sent and make 
editorial changes to procedural regulations for issuing administrative 
preemption determinations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frazer C. Hilder, Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4400

RIN: 2137-AD71
_______________________________________________________________________




2335. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS TO THE HAZARDOUS 
MATERIALS REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171 to 173; 49 CFR 177 to 178

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes to make miscellaneous amendments to the 
hazardous materials regulations based on petitions for rulemaking and 
RSPA's initiatives.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/21/03                     68 FR 2734
NPRM Comment Period End         03/17/03
Final Rule                      09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: HM Docket: HM-218B; RSPA-02-13773

Agency Contact: Gigi L. Corbin, Transportation Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Fax: 202 366-3012
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD73
_______________________________________________________________________




2336. [bull] PIPELINE SAFETY: TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO AGENCY PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 190 60101 et seq

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 190

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking action makes minor technical changes to 
internet and mailing addresses, docket procedures, titles, section 
numbers, and penalty amounts, among other things.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. RSPA-02-14136.

Agency Contact: Lawrence White, Attorney Advisor, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
Phone: 202 366-4400
Fax: 292 366-7041

RIN: 2137-AD77
_______________________________________________________________________




2337. [bull] [rplus]HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: ENHANCING SECURITY OF 
EXPLOSIVES TRANSPORTATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 et seq

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 174; 49 CFR 175; 49 CFR 176; 49 CFR 177

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would incorporate requirements promulgated by 
the Transportation Security Administration concerning implementation of 
the Safe Explosives Act (title XI, subtitle C of the Homeland Security 
Act) into the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-232C

Agency Contact: Susan Gorsky, Senior Regulations Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD79

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_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Long-Term Actions


Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2338. [rplus]SAFEGUARDING FOOD FROM CONTAMINATION DURING TRANSPORTATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5701 to 5714

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 1, 1991.

Abstract: The Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 1990 (49 USC 5701 et 
seq.) requires the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with 
the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services and the 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to issue 
regulations concerning the transportation of food, food additives, 
drugs, devices, and cosmetics in motor and rail vehicles also used to 
transport nonfood products that could pose an unreasonable danger to 
human or animal health when so transported. This rulemaking will 
implement the statutory requirements. This rulemaking is significant 
because of substantial public and congressional interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/20/91                     56 FR 6934
ANPRM Comment Period Extended to 
04/29/1991                      03/21/91                    56 FR 11982
NPRM                            05/21/93                    58 FR 29698
Notice of Public Hearing        05/21/93                    58 FR 29698
NPRM Comment Period End         10/18/93


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ANALYSIS: Regulatory Evaluation, 05/21/93, 58 
FR 29698

Agency Contact: Helen L. Engrum, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AC00
_______________________________________________________________________




2339. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: CARGO TANK ROLLOVER REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 178

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this advance notice of proposed rulemaking is 
to request comments concerning the need, if any, for amending the 
Hazardous Materials Regulations with regard to standards for cargo tank 
rollover protection devices on specification DOT 406, 407, and 412 
cargo tank motor vehicles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/16/99                    64 FR 62161
ANPRM Comment Period End        05/15/00


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: HM Docket: HM-213A; RSPA-99-5921. Based on 
comments received to the ANPRM, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration awarded a contract to review the UMTRI Study. The review 
is anticipated to be completed in 2004.

Agency Contact: Michael Stevens, Transportation Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD34
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




2340. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: RETENTION OF SHIPPING PAPERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 172; 49 CFR 174 to 177

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations by 
requiring shippers and carriers to retain a copy of the hazardous 
material shipping paper or an electronic image of the shipping paper 
for a period of 375 days. A one-year retention of shipping papers is a 
current statutory requirement in 49 U.S.C. 5110(e); this rule makes the 
public, which relies almost exclusively on the HMR, aware of this 
requirement.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/01                    66 FR 47443
NPRM Comment Period End         11/13/01
Final Action                    07/12/02                    67 FR 46123
Final Action Effective          08/12/02
Final Rule; Response to 
Petitions                       11/01/02                    67 FR 66571
Effective Date                  11/01/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-207B; RSPA-01-10568.

Agency Contact: Deborah Boothe, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




2341. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: REQUIREMENTS FOR CARGO TANKS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 107; 49 CFR 173; 49 CFR 178; 49 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking revises and clarifies certain manufacturing,

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maintenance and use requirements pertaining to cargo tank motor 
vehicles that may be used for hazardous materials transportation. FMCSA 
inspections have resulted in a preliminary determination that these 
regulations need to be amended to make them more practical, 
understandable, and enforceable.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/04/01                    66 FR 63905
NPRM Comment Period Extended    02/01/02                     67 FR 4941
NPRM Comment Period End         04/04/02
Final Action                    04/18/03                    68 FR 19258
Final Action Effective          10/01/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Organizations, Businesses, Governmental 
Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: HM-213; RSPA-98-3554.

Agency Contact: Susan Gorsky, Senior Regulations Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AC90
_______________________________________________________________________




2342. REVISIONS; DEFINITION OF ADMINISTRATOR

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321; 49 USC 5101 to 5127, 44701, 60101 et seq; 
PL 104-121, sec 212 to 213; 49 CFR 1.45 and 1.53

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171 to 180; 49 CFR 190 to 199

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies or adds the definition of ``Administrator'' for 
clarification and consistency within the RSPA regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      03/12/03                    68 FR 11748
Final Rule Effective            03/12/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Astrid Lopez-Goldberg, Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
Phone: 202 366-4400

RIN: 2137-AD43
_______________________________________________________________________




2343. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: REDUCTION OF REGISTRATION FEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 107

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RSPA reduced the hazmat registration fee for all persons who 
transport or offer for transportation certain categories and quantities 
of hazmat, replaced the reference to the standard industrial 
classification (SIC) code with the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS), and clarified the registration fee for 
not-for-profit organizations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/07/00                    65 FR 76890
NPRM Comment Period End         02/02/01
NPRM; Status                    05/02/01                    66 FR 22080
Final Rule                      01/09/03                     68 FR 1342
Final Action Effective          03/03/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-208D; RSPA-00-8439.

Agency Contact: Deborah Boothe, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




2344. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: FRANGIBLE DISCS ON TANK CARS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 173

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RSPA is proposing to clarify current inspection requirements 
for frangible discs in pressure relief devices on rail tank cars used 
to transport hazardous materials. RSPA is terminating this long-term 
rulemaking action. RSPA may reopen this action, under a new RIN, at an 
appropriate time in the future.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: HM Docket: HM-216A

Agency Contact: Eileen Edmonson, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD57
_______________________________________________________________________




2345. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: REVISION TO PERIODIC TIRE CHECK REQUIREMENT 
FOR MOTOR CARRIERS TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 et seq; 49 USC 322

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 397

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is a joint rulemaking. The Research and Special Programs 
Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 
eliminated an outdated requirement for operators of motor vehicles 
transporting hazardous materials to stop periodically to check tires.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/16/02                    67 FR 46624
NPRM Comment Period End         08/15/02
Final Action                    10/04/02                    67 FR 62191
Effective Date                  11/04/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-232B; RSPA-02-12773.

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Agency Contact: Susan Gorsky, Senior Regulations Specialist, Department 
of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




2346. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: TRANSPORTATION OF DIVISION 1.5 EXPLOSIVES 
(BLASTING AGENTS) AND AMMONIUM NITRATE MIXTURES IN BULK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171 to 173

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking proposes to revise the packaging for Division 
1.5 explosives (blasting agents) and current ammonium nitrate mixtures 
to authorize transportation in certain bulk packagings, currently 
authorized under exemptions. RSPA is terminating this long-term 
rulemaking action. RSPA may reopen this action, under a new RIN, at an 
appropriate time in the future.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      03/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Docket No. HM-235

Agency Contact: Helen L. Engrum, Transportation Regulations Specialist, 
Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-8553
Email: rules@rspa.dot.gov

RIN: 2137-AD75

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                  Proposed Rule Stage


Maritime Administration (MARAD)



_______________________________________________________________________




2347. [rplus]CARGO PREFERENCE REGULATIONS--CARRIAGE OF OCEANGOING CARGO 
GENERATED BY GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 46 app USC 1101, 1114(b), 1122(d), 1241

CFR Citation: 46 CFR 381; 49 CFR 1.66

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would clarify the Maritime Administration's cargo 
preference regulations governing the carriage of oceangoing cargo 
generated by Government programs. The rulemaking will concern, among 
other issues: (1) incorporating into part 381 MARAD's existing rules on 
priority of service of various U.S.-flag services; (2) clarifying how 
shipper agencies should comply with the existing provisions of the 
regulations regarding geographic areas and booking cargo on U.S.-flag 
vessels before foreign-flag vessels; (3) redefining certain terms for 
clarity to bring them in line with commercial practices; and (4) other 
related issues. This rule is significant because of public interest.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/28/99                     64 FR 4382
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/29/99
NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Thomas W. Harrelson, Director, Office of Cargo 
Preference, Room 8118, Department of Transportation, Maritime 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5515

RIN: 2133-AB37
_______________________________________________________________________




2348. [bull] REGULATED TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOCUMENTED VESSELS AND 
OTHER MARITIME INTERESTS: INFLATION ADJUSTMENT OF CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 46 app USC 802, 803, 808, 835, 839, 841a, 114(b), 
1195; 46 USC 301, 313; 49 CFR 1.66

CFR Citation: 46 CFR 221

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Maritime Administration (MARAD, we, us, or our) will 
propose regulations amending regulations at 46 CFR Part 221 to adjust 
our maximum civil monetary penalties or range of minimum and maximum 
civil penalties. We will do so pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties 
Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection 
Improvement Act of 1996.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joe Macey, Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, Room 7228, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5182
Email: joe.macey@marad.dot.gov

RIN: 2133-AB48
_______________________________________________________________________




2349. [bull] APPLICATION FEE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE WAIVERS OF THE COASTWISE 
TRADE LAWS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 46 app USC 1114(b); 49 USC 322; PL 105-383; 46 USC 
12106 note; 49 CFR 1.66(c)

CFR Citation: 46 CFR 388

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Part 388 of 46 CFR prescribes regulations to waive the U.S.-
build requirements of the Passenger Vessel Services Act and Section 27 
of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, for eligible vessels to be documented 
with the appropriate endorsement for employment in the coastwise trade 
as passenger vessels or uninspected passenger vessels authorized to 
carry no more than 12 passengers for hire. The Maritime Administration 
proposes to increase the application fee for administrative waiver of 
the coastwise trade laws from $300 to $500. The

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increased application fee would closer align the application fee with 
the actual cost of processing each waiver application.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Hokana, Department of Transportation, Maritime 
Administration, MAR-830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0760
Email: michael.hokana@marad.dot.gov

RIN: 2133-AB50
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                     Final Rule Stage


Maritime Administration (MARAD)



_______________________________________________________________________




2350. [bull] ADMINISTRATIVE WAIVERS OF THE COASTWISE TRADE LAWS FOR 
ELIGIBLE VESSELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 46 app USC 1114(b); PL 105-383; 46 USC 12106 note; 49 
CFR 1.66

CFR Citation: 46 CFR 388

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This interim final rule will implement regulations to waive 
the U.S.-build requirements of the Passenger Vessel Services Act and 
Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, for eligible vessels to be 
documented with appropriate endorsement for employment in the coastwise 
trade as passenger vessels or uninspected passenger vessels authorized 
to carry no more than 12 passengers for hire. The Maritime 
Administration intends to publish the interim final rule to implement 
the changes of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. The 
legislative changes lift the sunset provision and require the Secretary 
of Transportation to revoke an endorsement that was obtained by fraud. 
The Secretary of Transportation has delegated to MARAD the authority to 
process applications for waivers of the coastwise laws if the waivers 
do not adversely affect U.S. vessel builders or U.S.-built vessel 
coastwise trade businesses.
This interim final rule also brings the application procedure into 
compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA). GPEA 
requires that by October 21, 2003, the government must provide ``the 
option of electronic maintenance, submission, or disclosure of 
information when practicable as a substitute for paper.'' Therefore, we 
will provide the option of electronic filing of the application.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Hokana, Department of Transportation, Maritime 
Administration, MAR-830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-0760
Email: michael.hokana@marad.dot.gov

RIN: 2133-AB49
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Maritime Administration (MARAD)



_______________________________________________________________________




2351. REQUIREMENTS TO DOCUMENT U.S.-FLAG FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS OF 100 
FEET OR GREATER IN REGISTERED LENGTH AND TO HOLD PREFERRED MORTGAGE ON 
SUCH VESSELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-20

CFR Citation: 46 CFR 356

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Maritime Administration amended its regulations at 46 CFR 
part 356 which implement the U.S. citizenship requirements set forth in 
the American Fisheries Act of 1998 (AFA) for vessels of 100 feet or 
greater in registered length for which a fishery endorsement to the 
vessel's documentation is sought.
On July 24, 2001, Congress passed a package of amendments to the AFA as 
part of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2001, section 2202, PL 
107-20. This final rule implemented those new statutory requirements 
for owners and mortgagees of Fishing Vessels, Fish Processing Vessels 
and Fish Tender Vessels of 100 feet or greater (collectively referred 
to as ``Fishing Industry Vessels''), amended the requirements to hold a 
preferred mortgage on such Fishing Industry Vessels, and made other 
minor amendments to the regulations to address issues that arose during 
the early stages of MARAD's implementation of the new AFA regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/16/02                    67 FR 18547
NPRM Comment Period End         06/17/02
Final Rule                      02/04/03                     68 FR 5564
Final Action Effective          03/06/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John T. Marquez Jr., Attorney Advisor, Division of 
Maritime Assistance Programs, Department of Transportation, Maritime 
Administration, Room 7228, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5320

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Email: john.marquez@marad.dot.gov

RIN: 2133-AB46

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Transportation (DOT)                    Completed Actions


Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)



_______________________________________________________________________




2352. MODERNIZING THE PASSENGER ORIGIN-DESTINATION SURVEY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 41708; 49 USC 41709

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 241

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: BTS is notifying the public that it intends to terminate this 
rulemaking from the Department's regulatory agenda. The agency has 
decided that a separate rulemaking to address this issue is unnecessary 
and the agency will work with the Office of Aviation Analysis on a 
joint rulemaking (RIN 2105-AC71) to propose changes to its Passenger 
Orgin & Destination Survey.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      04/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: M. Clay Moritz, Jr., Acting Chief, Regulations 
Division, Office of Airline Information, K-14, Department of 
Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 400 Seventh Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-4385

RIN: 2139-AA01
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2353. [rplus]AMENDMENT TO PART 234 TO COLLECT CAUSAL INFORMATION FOR 
AIRLINE DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 106-181, sec 227

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 234

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DOT proposes to collect information on the causes of airline 
delays and cancellations. The information will be used by the Office of 
the Secretary, the Federal Aviation Administration, air carriers and 
airport operators to identify specific problem areas within the 
national aviation system. With this knowledge, the appropriate party or 
parties can take action to reduce or rectify the problem.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/27/01                    66 FR 66833
NPRM Comment Period End         02/25/02
Final Action                    11/25/02                    67 FR 70535
Final Action Effective          06/01/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: M. Clay Moritz Jr., Acting Chief, Regulations Division, 
Office of Airline Information, Department of Transportation, Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics, K-14, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 
20590
Phone: 202 366-4385

RIN: 2139-AA09
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2354. [bull] REPORTS OF MOTOR CARRIERS -- CORRECTION OF OBSOLETE 
REFERENCES AND OTHER MINOR EDITORIAL CORRECTIONS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 49 USC 14123

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1420

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The BTS plans to amend 49 CFR part 1420 to eliminate obsolete 
agency references to the Interstate Commerce Commission and to make 
other minor editorial corrections.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/30/03                     68 FR 4718
Final Action Effective          01/30/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert A. Monniere, Attorney, Department of 
Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Room 3105/K-2, 400 
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202 366-5498
Fax: 202 366-3640
Email: robert.monniere@bts.gov

RIN: 2139-AA10
[FR Doc. 03-8006 Filed 05-23-03; 8:45 am]
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