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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE65 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Limiting the Use of Mobile Telephones by Highway 
Abstract: This rulemaking would limit the use of mobile telephones by drivers during the operation of a motor vehicle containing a quantity of hazardous materials requiring placarding under part 172 of the 49 CFR or any quantity of a select agent or toxin listed in 42 CFR part 73. Additionally, in accordance with requirements proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), motor carriers would be prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of covered motor vehicles to engage in the use of mobile telephones while driving. This rulemaking would improve health and safety on the NationĀ“s highways by reducing the prevalence of distracted driving-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries involving drivers of commercial motor vehicles. 
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 177   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5128   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/29/2011  76 FR 23923   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/28/2011    
Additional Information: HM-256A
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lad Falat
Director, Engineering and Research
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4545