According to today’s edition of the Federal Register, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended its public comment period on the agency’s latest proposed rulemaking for driver hours-of-service (HOS) requirements from February 28 to March 4.
The proposal was first published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2010.
FMCSA also stated in today’s notice that it has placed three additional documents in the HOS public docket regarding:
- The cumulative fatigue function used in the impact analysis completed for the rulemaking
- The coefficient estimates and an explanation of the coefficient names as well as the formulas [used] for the cumulative fatigue function
- An Excel spreadsheet containing data using the formula in the HOS Regulatory Evaluation “to link the hours worked in the previous week to fatigue the following week.”
FMCSA stated that it is extending the comment period for all comments on the HOS NPRM—not just on the issues raised in this latest notice “so everyone may have an opportunity to review this [cumulative fatigue] formula and its data.”