Regulatory Comments

Government agencies must solicit public comment whenever proposing or instituting a regulatory activity. ABA's public comments on pending regulations may be found below or on www.regulations.gov in the respective dockets.

June 12, 2017
Implementing Presidential Executive Order 13781: Reorganizing the Executive Branch
ABA Government Reform Proposal Submittal: Link
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August 5, 2016
Partial Consent Decree for the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Settlement
Comment on the Department of Justice Consent Decree: Link
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July 8, 2016
Information Gathering on the Prevalence and Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Safety Senstive Personnel
Comment on the Joint Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: FMCSA-2015-0419
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July 5, 2016
Proposal for Advanced Motorcoach Window Glazing Standards
Comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: NHTSA-2016-0052
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June 27, 2016
Proposal for Annual Inspection of Passenger-Carrying Commercial Motor Vehicles
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: FMCSA-2014-0470
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June 20, 2016
Notice for Beyond Compliance
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Notice: FMCSA-2015-0124
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May 23, 2016
Proposal for Carrier Safety Fitness Determinations
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rule: FMCSA-2015-0001
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May 16, 2016
Proposal for the Commercial Driver’s License Requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rule: FMCSA-2016-0051
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May 6, 2016
Notification of Changes to the Definition of a High Risk Motor Carrier and Associated Investigation Procedures
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment and Notice: FMCSA–2015–0481
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April 11, 2016
Proposal for a Definition for Motor Carriers of Passengers That Serve Primarily Urban Areas with High Passenger Loads (Curbside)
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment and Notice: FMCSA–2015–0481
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April 6, 2016
Proposal for Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rule: FMCSA-2007-27748
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February 29, 2016
Proposal for Carrier Safety Fitness Determinations; ABA's Request for an Extension of Time to File Comments
Request for extension on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rule: FMCSA-2015-0001
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December 7, 2015
Proposal for Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; General Amendments
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rule FMCSA–2015–0176
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September 24, 2015
Proposal for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles (Phase II)
Request for extension on the Joint National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)/Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Proposed Rule filing deadline re: EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0827
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August 25, 2015
Petition for Reconsideration: Final Rule on Lease and Interchange of Vehicles - Motor Carriers of Passengers
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Final Rule filing FMCSA-2012-0103
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July 29, 2015
Proposal for Future Enhancement to the Safety Measurement System (SMS)
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rule FMCSA-2015-014
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July 6, 2015
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Proposed Rule FMCSA-2005-23151
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June 22, 2015
Beyond Compliance
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Proposed Pilot Program re: FMCSA-2015-0124
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June 18, 2015
Petitions for Reconsideration: Lease and Interchange of Vehicles
Request for extension on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Final Rule filing deadline on  re: FMCSA-2012-0103
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March 24, 2015
Crash Weighting Analysis
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Request for Public Comment re: FMCSA-2014-0177
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February 26, 2015
Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers, Freight Forwarders and Brokers
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: FMCSA-2014-0211
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June 26, 2014
Electronic Logging Devices; Hours of Service Supporting Documents
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Proposed Rule: FMCSA-2010-0167-0972
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April 22, 2014
Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Proposed Rule: FMCSA-2011-0031
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Jan. 21, 2014
Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System Public Website
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Notice: FMCSA-2013-0392-0038
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Jan. 2, 2014
Motor Carrier Management Information System Changes to Improve Uniformity in the Treatment of Inspection Violation Data
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Notice: FMCSA-2013-0457-0107
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Nov. 21, 2013
Formula Grants for Rural Areas: Guidance and Application Instructions
Comment on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Notice: FTA-2013-0023-0012
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Nov. 20, 2013
Lease and Interchange of Vehicles: Motor Carriers of Passengers
Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Proposed Rule: FMCSA-2012-0103-0019
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Sept. 16, 2013
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Applications for Exemption: Miami Nice Tours Comment on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Notice: FMCSA-2013-0284-0004
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July 15, 2013
Request for Comments on Security Training Programs for Surface Mode Employees
Comments submitted before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, Docket No. TSA-2013-0005
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