Withdrawal of Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Out-of-Service Criteria
Withdrawal of advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM).
The FMCSA withdraws the ANPRM published in the Federal Register of July 20, 1998, concerning the use of the North American Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria (the Criteria). FMCSA has determined that including the Criteria in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), either through codification of each criterion or through incorporation-by-reference of a specific edition of the Criteria, would not provide any discernible safety benefits to the public or resolve issues raised by parties seeking such action. Adoption of the Criteria into the FMCSRs would only have the effect of regulating FMCSA enforcement actions during roadside inspections. However, it would not necessarily preclude the States from continuing to use the uniform international tolerances. Accordingly, this rulemaking proceeding has been terminated.