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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB41 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Record Retention Requirements for Household Goods Motor Carriers 
Abstract: Individual shippers must sign for receipt of Federal consumer protection information concerning interstate transportation of household goods when they seek service from authorized motor carriers. A November 2010 final rule requires the signed receipt to be kept by household goods motor carriers for three years. A request was received to reduce the retention period to one year. In this direct final rule, the Agency would reduce the retention period to one year. 
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 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 375   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 14104   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  07/16/2012  77 FR 41699   
Comment Period End  08/15/2012 
Confirmation of Final Rule Effective Date  08/27/2012  77 FR 51706   
Final Rule Effective  11/13/2012 
Additional Information: SB - Y IC - Y SLT - Y 1. Actual or Target Completion Date - 7/06/12 2. Anticipated savings in costs and/or information collection burdens, together with any anticipated changes in benefits (please quantify, to the extent feasible, and also specify baseline, time horizon, and affected groups) - The final rule is expected to result in a burden reduction of 5.36 million dollars. 3. Progress updates and anticipated accomplishments - Final Rule expected to publish in July 2012 4. Notes - None
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Genevieve D Sapir
Office of Chief Counsel
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
MC-PRR, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE. West 6,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-7056