Drivers of CMVs: Restricting the Use of Cellular Phones

Docket ID: FMCSA-2010-0096
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)
This rulemaking would restrict the use of mobile telephones 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 addresses an item on the National Transportation Safety Board´s "Most Wanted List" of safety recommendations.
RIN: 2126-AB29
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 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: PL 98-554
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
NPRM12/21/201075 FR 80014
NPRM Comment Period End03/21/2011
Final Rule12/02/201176 FR 75470
Final Rule Effective01/03/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: MC-PR
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Docket Close Date: March 29 2100, at 11:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Subtype: Driving

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Feb 22, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 12/21/2010
ID: FMCSA-2010-0096-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 01/26/2012
ID: FMCSA-2010-0096-0354
Posted: 01/12/2012
ID: FMCSA-2010-0096-0348
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/06/2011
ID: FMCSA-2010-0096-0340
Posted: 12/06/2011
ID: FMCSA-2010-0096-0339

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/28/2010
ID: FMCSA-2010-0096-0014


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Mike Huntley
Chief, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
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