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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB97 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Process for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Physicians to be Added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 

This rulemaking would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to establish a process for qualified physicians employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be eligible for listing on the Agency's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. This action is required by section 5403 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, which requires the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to develop such a process. This change would allow veterans to receive physicals required for commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) from VA physicians, reducing the cost of acquiring and maintaining CDLs for veterans eligible for VA care.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: FAST ACT    sec. 5403   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/01/2016  81 FR 86673   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/03/2017 
Final Rule  12/00/2017 
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:
Sean Gallagher
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-3740