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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AA64 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
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. The agency will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking that addresses issues not clarified in the IFR.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Routine and Frequent 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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  Rulemaking  12/09/2000 

Overall Description of Deadline: statutory

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  07/08/2019  84 FR 32379   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/06/2019 
Final Rule  11/00/2021 
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:
Steven LaFreniere
Regulatory Ombudsman
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:800 832-5660