Limiting the Use of Wireless Communication Devices - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Docket ID: FMCSA-2009-0370
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)
This rulemaking would ban text messaging while operating a commercial motor vehicle. This rulemaking is in response to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-sponsored studies that analyzed safety incidents and distracted drivers. This rulemaking would also address the National Transportation Safety Board´s "Most Wanted List" of safety recommendations.
RIN: 2126-AB22
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383,49 CFR 384,49 CFR 390,49 CFR 391,49 CFR 392
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2010
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 49 USC 31136, 49 USC 31502
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
NPRM04/01/201075 FR 16391
NPRM Comment Period End05/03/2010
Final Rule09/27/201075 FR 59118
Final Action Effective10/27/2010
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Docket Close Date: December 22 2099, at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Subtype: Administrative Matters

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due May 03, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 04/01/2010
ID: FMCSA-2009-0370-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/06/2010
ID: FMCSA-2009-0370-0406
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/28/2010
ID: FMCSA-2009-0370-0403
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/28/2010
ID: FMCSA-2009-0370-0405

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/16/2010
ID: FMCSA-2009-0370-0019
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/06/2010
ID: FMCSA-2009-0370-0006
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/06/2010
ID: FMCSA-2009-0370-0007


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Brian Routhier
202 366-1225
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE.
Washington, DC 20590
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