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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AA64 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: +Certification of Safety Auditors, Safety Investigators, and Safety Inspectors 

This rulemaking would require that any safety inspection, safety audit, or compliance review be conducted by a certified inspector, auditor, or investigator. It is required by section 211 of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act. Based on comments to the Interim Final Rule (IFR), the agency will issue a Final Rule that addresses issues not clarified in the IFR.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385   
Legal Authority: sec. 211, Pub. L. 106-159    sec. 350, Pub. L. 107-87    49 U.S.C. 31148    113 Stat. 1765   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  NPRM  12/09/2000 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  03/19/2002  67 FR 12776   
IFR Comment Period End  05/20/2002 
IFR Effective Date Delayed   06/17/2002  67 FR 41196   
IFR Date Effective  07/17/2002 
IFR; Ext. of Statutory Compliance Date  07/28/2003  68 FR 44378   
Notice; Environmental Assessment (EA)  10/02/2003  68 FR 56863   
EA Comment Period End  11/03/2003 
Notice; statutory compliance date  12/23/2003  68 FR 74287   
NPRM  01/00/2018 
Additional Information: Docket Nos. FMCSA-2001-11060 and FMCSA-2003-15642.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Valerie Height
Management Analyst
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Office of Policy (MC-PRR), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Washington, DC 20590