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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB44 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: +Lease and Interchange of Vehicles; Motor Carriers of Passengers 
Abstract: The rulemaking would adopt regulations governing the lease and interchange of passenger vehicles to: (1) identify the motor carrier operating a bus or motorcoach and responsible for compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; (2) ensure that a lessor surrenders control of the vehicle for the full term of the lease or temporary exchange of vehicles and drivers; and (3) prohibit motor carriers subject to a prohibition on operating in interstate commerce from leasing their vehicles to other carriers. This action is necessary to ensure that unsafe passenger carriers cannot evade FMCSA oversight and enforcement by operating under the authority of another carrier that exercises no actual control over those operations. This action will ensure that FMCSA, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and our State partners are able to identify motor carriers transporting passengers in interstate commerce and correctly assign responsibility for regulatory violations during inspections, compliance investigations, and crash studies. It also provides the general public with the means to identify the responsible motor carrier at the time of transportation. While detailed lease and interchange regulations for cargo-carrying vehicles have been in effect since 1950, this rulemaking for passenger-carrying CMVs would focus entirely on operational safety. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 376; 49 CFR 390 
Legal Authority: 49 USC 31502; 49 USC 13301; 49 USC 31136 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2013   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David Miller
Regulatory Development Division
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-5370
Email: fmcsaregs@dot.gov

 
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