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DOT/FHWA RIN: 2125-AD72 Publication ID: Fall 1998 
Title: Zero-Base Review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: Regulatory Removals and Substantive Amendments 
Abstract: The FHWA requested comments on whether to remove, amend, and redesignate certain regulations on a variety of subjects. (For example: financial responsibility; general applicability and definitions; accident recordkeeping requirements; qualifications of drivers; driving of commercial motor vehicles; hours of service of drivers; and the transportation of hazardous materials.) This action was in response to the FHWA's Zero Base Regulatory Review. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383    49 CFR 387    49 CFR 390 to 392    49 CFR 395 to 397   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 31502    49 USC 31101 et seq    49 USC 31136    49 USC 322    49 USC 504    49 USC 31133    49 USC 31138    49 USC 31139    49 USC 31502    49 USC 31504   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/27/1997  62 FR 3855   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  03/27/1997  62 FR 14662   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/28/1997    
Extended NPRM Comment Period End  05/12/1997    
Final Action  06/18/1998  63 FR 33254   
Final Action Effective  07/20/1998    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Deborah M. Freund
Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
400 Seventh Street SW.,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-5541