FMCSA extends oilfield HOS guidelines comment period
Aug 6, 2012 11:34 AM
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the comment period for the Agency's June 5, notice concerning regulatory guidance on the applicability of the oilfield operations exceptions in the hours-of-service regulations, and announced it will hold three public listening sessions to receive comments on the issue.
The agency extended the deadline for public comments from August 6 to October 5. The listening sessions will be open to the public and webcast in their entirety.
The first two listening sessions will be held on August 17 in Denver CO and on August 21 in Pittsburgh PA. Both will begin at 1 pm, local time, and end at 5:30 pm local time, or earlier if all participants wishing to comment have expressed their views. The third listening session will be held in September in Dallas TX on a date to be determined. FMCSA will provide details of the third session by means of a notice in the Federal Register and on its Web site at www.fmcsa.dot.gov. Written comments to the docket must be received on or before October 5.
The August 17 listening session will be held at the Embassy Suites Denver International Airport, 7001 Yampa Street, Denver CO 80249. The August 21 session will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 550 Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis PA 15108. The agency will provide details on the September 2012 listening session in Dallas TX in a subsequent Federal Register notice.
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