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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AA35 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: +Safety Monitoring System and Compliance Initiative for Mexico-Domiciled Motor Carriers Operating in the United States 

This rule would implement a safety monitoring system and compliance initiative designed to evaluate the continuing safety fitness of all Mexico-domiciled carriers within 18 months after receiving a provisional Certificate of Registration or provisional authority to operate in the United States. It also would establish suspension and revocation procedures for provisional Certificates of Registration and operating authority, and incorporate criteria to be used by FMCSA in evaluating whether Mexico-domiciled carriers exercise basic safety management controls. The interim rule included requirements that were not proposed in the NPRM but which are necessary to comply with the FY-2002 DOT Appropriations Act. On January 16, 2003, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded this rule, along with two other NAFTA-related rules, to the agency, requiring a full environmental impact statement and an analysis required by the Clean Air Act. On June 7, 2004, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit and remanded the case, holding that FMCSA is not required to prepare the environmental documents. FMCSA originally planned to publish a final rule by November 28, 2003. FMCSA will determine the next steps to be taken after the pilot program on the long haul trucking provisions of NAFTA is completed.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 107-87, sec. 350    49 U.S.C. 113    49 U.S.C. 31136    49 U.S.C. 31144    49 U.S.C. 31502    49 U.S.C. 504    49 U.S.C. 5113    49 U.S.C. 521(b)(5)(A)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/03/2001  66 FR 22415   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/02/2001    
Interim Final Rule  03/19/2002  67 FR 12758   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  04/18/2002    
Interim Final Rule Effective  05/03/2002    
Notice of Intent To Prepare an EIS  08/26/2003  68 FR 51322   
EIS Public Scoping Meetings   10/08/2003  68 FR 58162   
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Dolores Macias
Acting Division Chief
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-2995