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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB02 Publication ID: Spring 2007 
Title: +Commercial Driver's License Testing and Commercial Learner's Permit Standards 
Abstract: This rulemaking would establish revisions to the commercial driver's license knowledge and skills testing standards as required by section 4019 of TEA-21, implement fraud detection and prevention initiatives at the State driver licensing agencies as required by the SAFE Port Act of 2006, and establish new minimum Federal standards for States to issue commercial learner's permits (CLPs), based in part on the requirements of section 4122 of SAFETEA-LU. In addition to ensuring the applicant has the appropriate knowledge and skills to operate a commercial motor vehicle, this rule would establish the minimum information that must be on the CLP document and the electronic driver's record. The rule would also establish maximum issuance and renewal periods, establish a minimum age limit, address issues related to a driver's State of Domicile, and incorporate previous regulatory guidance into the Federal regulations. This rule would also address issues raised in the SAFE Port Act. 
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 380    49 CFR 383    49 CFR 384   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 31102 and 31136    PL 105-178, 112 Stat 414 (1998)    PL 99-570, title XII, 100 Stat 3207 (1086)    sec 4007(a)(1) of PL 102-240, Stat 1914, 2151    sec 4122 of PL 109-59 (2005)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2007    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: dms.dot.gov   Public Comment URL: dms.dot.gov  
Agency Contact:
James Davis
Commercial Driver's License Division
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E.,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-6406
Email: james.davis@dot.gov