FMCSA starts rulemaking process for sleep reg

Friday, December 18, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has submitted an advance notice of proposed rulemaking that would regulate testing and treatment of truck drivers with sleep apnea, reports Land Line Magazine, the business newspaper for professional truckers. The FMCSA submitted the notice to the Office of Management and Budget on Dec. 15. The FMCSA lists the proposed rulemaking as not economically significant. President Obama in 2013 signed into law a bill that prevents FMCSA from proceeding with any regulation of sleep apnea without going through a rulemaking process. The FMCSA expects the notice to be published in the Federal Register in January.