Home Page About Us Contribute
LuckyBug LifeStyle
















FHWA HIRES CONVENORS TO LOOK AT HOURS-OF-SERVICE RULEMAKING

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government Trucking

FHWA HIRES CONVENORS TO LOOK AT HOURS-OF-SERVICE RULEMAKING

Federal Highway Administration
December 23, 1998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 23, 1998
Contact: Janet Kumer
Telephone: 202-366-1724
FHWA 64-98

Truck Safety
FHWA HIRES CONVENORS TO LOOK AT HOURS-OF-SERVICE RULEMAKING

Federal Highway Administrator Kenneth R. Wykle today announced that the agency has hired two convenors to consider the feasibility of negotiated rulemaking as an approach to developing hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers.

"Safety is President Clinton’s highest transportation priority, and negotiated rulemaking holds great promise for reaching consensus on this important safety issue," Wykle said. "Secretary Slater has asked everyone in the department, along with our industry partners, to join him in creating a visionary and vigilant U.S. Department of Transportation to lead the way to transportation excellence in the 21st century. It is for these reasons that we are making the first comprehensive effort to improve hours-of-service rules since they were established in the 1930s."

Under the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996, convenors impartially assist an agency in determining whether it is feasible and appropriate to enter into a negotiated rulemaking process. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, hired the two convenors; they are Alana S. Knaster of Los Angeles and Charles Pou of Washington, D.C.

In a negotiated rulemaking, an agency invites interests likely to be affected by a regulation to work together on a negotiating committee to develop a consensus draft of the proposed rule. If the FHWA approves, the consensus proposed rule is then published by the agency for public comment under traditional regulatory procedures.

Neutral convenors interview affected interests, including drivers, motor carriers, safety groups and enforcement officials. They then submit a report of findings and recommendations to the FHWA as to whether a negotiating committee can be assembled that fairly represents all affected interests and is willing to negotiate in good faith.

###



Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr  
 
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute




By accessing the The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the terms and conditions on our Legal Information:  Disclaimers & Privacy Policy page.

To notify The Crittenden Automotive Library of errors, suggest topics, contribute information, make a comment on a page or to ask a question e-mail us.