DOT releases semiannual regulatory agenda

April 22, 2010

The Department of Transportation's recently released schedule for significant rulemaking includes 77 possible or already published rules for all modes of transportation.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published updates on 21 rulemakings. FMCSA plans to publish a number of rules this summer and in early fall, including rules for certification of safety auditors, safety investigators and safety inspectors; a national registry for certified medical examiners; minimum requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle operations; and carrier safety fitness determination.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration updated seven rules, including a plan to publish a rule by July that would require the installation of safety belts on motorcoaches.

The Federal Aviation Administration updated the status of 23 potential rules, including possible rules for photo requirements for pilot certificates and flight duty and time limitations for pilots.