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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB02 Publication ID: Spring 2008 
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 driverĀ“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: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 380    49 CFR 383    49 CFR 384    49 CFR 385   
Legal Authority: sec 703 of PL 109-347    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:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  sec 703 of PL 109-347, 120 Stat 1884, at 1944)  04/13/2008 

Overall Description of Deadline: The statutory deadline results from section 703 of the SAFE Port Act (enacted October 13, 2006). The Act requires the Agency to implement certain statutory provisions within 18 months of enactment.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/09/2008  73 FR 19282   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/09/2008    
Additional Information: Docket ID FMCSA-2007-27659
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 2126-AB00 
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