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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB96 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Rulemaking Procedures Update 

FMCSA amends its rulemaking procedures by revising the process for preparing and adopting rules, petitions, and direct final rules. Also, the Agency adds new definitions, and makes general administrative corrections throughout its rulemaking procedures. These actions are authorized under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 389   
Legal Authority: FAST Act, Pub. L. 114-94, sec. 5202   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/07/2017  82 FR 36719   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/06/2017 
Final Rule  12/00/2020 
Additional Information: 13771 designation is neither regulatory or deregulatory. No costs associated with this rule.
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:  
Initial (Administrative Startup and /or Capital) Cost: $0  Yearly (Annual Operating) Cost: $0 
Base Year of the Dollar Estimates: 2017  RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Steven LaFreniere
Regulatory Ombudsman
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:800 832-5660