[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 128 (Thursday, July 3, 1997)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 36039-36040]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-17308]



Federal Highway Administration

49 CFR Part 385

[FHWA Docket No. MC-94-22; FHWA-97-2252]
RIN 2125-AC-71

Safety Fitness Procedure; Safety Ratings

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule; additional comments.


[[Page 36040]]

SUMMARY: On May 28, 1997, the FHWA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking in response to a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 
District of Columbia. In the rulemaking the FHWA proposed to 
incorporate a modified Safety Fitness Rating methodology, which would 
be used to measure the safety fitness of motor carriers against the 
safety fitness standard, as an appendix to its Safety Fitness 
Procedures regulations.
    On February 7, 1997, the FHWA received data from the ATA Litigation 
Center on behalf of the American Trucking Association (ATA). The 
comments concerned the sampling methodology used by the FHWA in 
conducting compliance reviews, which the ATA believes to be biased. 
Subsequently, on May 29, 1997, the ATA asked that these comments be 
placed in the docket for consideration in this rulemaking.
    The comments are being placed in Docket No. MC-94-22; FHWA-97-2252 
and will be considered in this rulemaking.

DATES: Comments on this rulemaking must be received on or before July 
28, 1997.

ADDRESSES: The ATA Litigation Center comments will be considered in 
this rulemaking and are being placed in Docket No. MC-94-22; FHWA-97-
2252 at U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, D.C. 20590-0001. These comments and all others received 
will be available for examination at the above address from 10 a.m. to 
5 p.m., e.t. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those 
persons or organizaions desiring notification of receipt of comments 
must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William C. Hill, Vehicle and 
Operations Division, Office of Motor Carrier Research and Standards, 
(202) 366-4009, or Mr. Charles Medalen, Office of the Chief Counsel, 
(202) 366-1354, 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 holidays.

(49 U.S.C. 104, 504, 521 (b)(5)(A), 5113, 31136, 31144, and 31502; 
49 CFR 1.48)

    Issued on: June 24, 1997.
Jane Garvey,
Acting Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 97-17308 Filed 7-2-97; 8:45 am]