[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 22, 1996)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 54744]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-27038]



Federal Highway Administration

49 CFR Part 397

[FHWA Docket No. MC-96-10]

Recommendations on Uniform Forms and Procedures for the 
Transportation of Hazardous Materials

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of availability of report on the Internet.


SUMMARY: The FHWA is announcing the availability on the Internet of the 
final report and recommendations of the Alliance for Uniform HazMat 
Transportation Procedures (the Alliance) concerning the implementation 
of 49 U.S.C. 5119--formerly referred to as section 22 of the Hazardous 
Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990 (HMTUSA). Section 
5119 requires the Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary) to 
establish a working group of State and local government officials to 
establish uniform forms and procedures for the registration of persons 
that transport hazardous materials by motor vehicle, and to decide 
whether to limit the filing of State registration and permit forms and 
the collection of filing fees. The Alliance is the working group 
created to fulfill the requirements of the HMTUSA, and accordingly, has 
published its final report with recommendations. On July 9, 1996, the 
FHWA published a notice announcing the availability of the Alliance 
report and requesting public comments (61 FR 36016). The FHWA provided 
information on how to obtain copies of the report from the National 
Governors' Association (NGA). This notice provides the Internet address 
for the Alliance report and a new telephone number to use when ordering 
copies of the report from the NGA. The November 6, 1996, closing date 
for commenting on the report is not being changed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Larry W. Minor, Office of Motor 
Carrier Research and Standards, (202) 366-4009; Mr. James D. McCauley, 
Office of Motor Carrier Safety and Technology, (202) 366-9579; or Mr. 
Raymond W. Cuprill, Office of Chief Counsel, (202) 366-0834, Federal 
Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, D.C. 
20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.


Internet Address for the Alliance Report

    The Alliance report has been posted on the Internet. The entire 
report may be viewed on the Internet, depending on the software being 
used, and/or downloaded. The report is in WordPerfect 6.1 format while 
the forms contained in Appendix F of the report are in Graphics 
Interchange Format (GIF)--a standard format for digitized images. Users 
will need a graphics viewer to see the ``GIF'' file.
    There are several ways to access the report on the Internet. The 
most direct method is as follows: http://cti1.volpe.dot.gov/ohim/
    Alternatively, the report may be accessed through the FHWA's Office 
of Motor Carriers (OMC) ``homepage'' located at http://
cti1.volpe.dot.gov/ohim/motcar.html. This site contains general 
information on the OMC and its programs as well as links to online 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and regulatory guidance, 
Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations, and a link to the FHWA home 
page. When accessing the Alliance report from the OMC ``homepage'' 
select the following ``hyperlinks'':
    1. Special Program Areas.
    2. Final Report: Uniform Program Pilot Project.
    Whichever approach is used, users may scroll through the table of 
contents and access the desired section of the report by clicking on 
the appropriate heading.

New Telephone Number for Ordering Copies of the Alliance Report

    Copies of the report (``Final Report: Uniform Program Pilot 
Project,'' March 15, 1996) may be ordered from the National Governors' 
Association Publications Center at (301) 498-3783. The NGA Publications 
Center will charge a shipping and handling fee for all orders. The 
previous telephone number and address for the NGA's headquarters should 
no longer be used to request copies of the Alliance report.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 397

    Hazardous Materials Transportation, Highways and Roads, Motor 
Carrier Safety Permits

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5119; 49 CFR 1.48

    Issued on: October 10, 1996.
Rodney E. Slater,
Federal Highway Administrator.
[FR Doc. 96-27038 Filed 10-21-96; 8:45 am]