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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AC24 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Hours of Service of Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles; Transportation of Agricultural Commodities 

FMCSA seeks public input and data that the Agency could use in a future proposal on the definition of 'Agricultural commodity’ for the 'Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers'’ regulations at 49 CFR 395.1(k)(1) and 49 CFR 395.2.

FMCSA seeks comment to assist in determining whether, and if so to what extent, the Agency should revise or otherwise clarify the definitions of "agricultural commodity” or "livestock” in the "Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers” regulations. Currently, during harvesting and planting seasons as determined by each State, drivers transporting agricultural commodities, including livestock, are exempt from the HOS requirements from the source of the commodities to a location within a 150-air-mile radius from the source. This ANPRM is prompted by indications that the current definition of these terms may not be understood or enforced consistently when determining whether the HOS exemption applies.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 395   
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  07/00/2019 
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:
Richard Clemente
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-2722