Consumer Protection Regulations: Record Retention Requirements for Household Goods Motor Carrier

Docket ID: FMCSA-2011-0313
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)
Individual shippers must sign for receipt of Federal consumer protection information concerning interstate transportation of household goods when they seek service from authorized motor carriers. A November 2010 final rule requires the signed receipt to be kept by household goods motor carriers for three years. A request was received to reduce the retention period to one year. In this direct final rule, the Agency would reduce the retention period to one year.
RIN: 2126-AB41
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 375
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 49 USC 14104
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Direct Final Rule07/16/201277 FR 41699
Comment Period End08/15/2012
Confirmation of Final Rule Effective Date08/27/201277 FR 51706
Final Rule Effective11/13/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: MC-PRR
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Consumer Information

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Posted: 07/16/2012
ID: FMCSA-2011-0313-0002


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Agency Contact
Valerie Height
Management Analyst
Office of Policy (MC-PRR), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590
Washington, DC 20590
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