Revision to Reporting Requirements for Motor Carriers of Property; Extension of Comment Period

Revision to Reporting Requirements for Motor Carriers of Property; Extension of Comment Period

Federal Register Notice
November 25, 1998
Volume 63, Number 227

AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, DOT.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is extending the comment period for its proposed revisions to the reporting requirements for motor carriers of property. As initially published in the Federal Register of November 3, 1998 (63 FR 59263), the comments were to be received by December 3, 1998. BTS is extending the comment period until January 15, 1999, in order to give all interested persons the opportunity to comment fully.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted by January 15, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Please direct comments to the Docket Clerk, Docket No. BTS- 98-4659, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

Comments should identify the regulatory docket number and be submitted in duplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the Department to acknowledge receipt of their comments must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: Comments on Docket BTS-98-4659. The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard and mail it back to the commenter.

If you wish to file comments using the Internet, you may use the U.S. DOT Dockets Management System website at http://dms.dot.gov. Please follow the instructions online for more information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Mednick, K-2, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366-8871; fax: (202) 366-3640; e-mail: david.mednick@bts.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Electronic Access

All comments submitted will be available for examination in the Rules Docket both before and after the closing date for comments. Internet users can access all comments received by the U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, at the address: http://dms.dot.gov. Please follow the instructions online for more information and help.

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded using a modem and suitable communications software from the Federal Register Electronic Bulletin Board Service at (202) 512-1661. If you have access to the Internet, you can obtain an electronic copy at http://www.bts.gov/mcs/rulemaking.htm.

II. Extension of Comment Period

Several parties who have been actively involved in the proceedings relating to the proposed revisions have requested additional time for their organizations to review the proposal and prepare and coordinate their responses. BTS is therefore extending the comment period to January 15, 1999, a period that includes additional time to avoid a deadline occurring immediately after the holidays.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 1420

Motor carriers, Reporting and classification.

Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 1998.

Robert A. Knisely,
Deputy Director.

[FR Doc. 98-31522 Filed 11-24-98; 8:45 am]

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