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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB20 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: +Electronic On-Board Recorders and Hours of Service Supporting Documents  
Abstract: This rulemaking will consider revisions to RIN 2126-AA89 (Electronic On-Board Recorders for Hours of Service Drivers) to expand the number of motor carriers required to install and operate Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs). FMCSA is consolidating this follow-up to the EOBR rule with the Hours Of Service Of Drivers: Supporting Documents rulemaking for development of a single NPRM in RIN 2126-AB20. In addressing Hours of Service Supporting Documents requirements in this new rulemaking, FMCSA will consider reducing or eliminating current paperwork burdens associated with supporting documents in favor of expanded EOBR use. On January 15, 2010, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) filed a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Cir. No. 10-1009). ATA petitioned the court to direct FMCSA to issue an NPRM on supporting documents in conformance with the requirements set forth in section 113 of the HMTAA within 60 days after the issuance of the writ and a final rule no later than 6 months after the issuance of the NPRM. The court granted the petition for writ of mandamus on September 30, 2010, ordering FMCSA to issue an NPRM on the supporting document regulations by December 30, 2010. At the request of the agency, the DC Circuit extended the deadline to January 31, 2011. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 350    49 CFR 385    49 CFR 396    49 CFR 395   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 31502    31136(a)    PL 103.311    49 USC 31137(a)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  NPRM  01/31/2011 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/01/2011  76 FR 5537   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/28/2011    
NPRM Comment Period Extended  03/10/2011  76 FR 13121   
NPRM Extended Comment Period End  05/23/2011    
Analyzing Comments  09/00/2011    
Additional Information: The Agency previously published an NPRM on this subject under RIN 2126-AA76, "Hours of Service of Drivers; Supporting Documents" (63 FR 19457, Apr. 20, 1998) and an SNPRM, "Hours of Service of Drivers; Supporting Documents" (69 FR 63997, Nov. 3, 2004). The Agency withdrew the SNPRM on October 25, 2007, 72 FR 60614. The previous proceeding can be found in docket No. FMCSA-1998-3706.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 2126-AA89, Related to 2126-AA76 
Agency Contact:
Deborah M Freund
Senior Transportation Specialist
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
MC-PSV, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-5370