FMCSA issues final rule on commercial zones at the international border with Mexico

Agency seeking comments on how to zone a Texas area

Posted February 25, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule establishing the New Mexico Commercial Zone in Dona Ana County and Luna County, New Mexico. This action is required by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).

The Agency also issues an interim final rule establishing an expanded commercial zone for the City of El Paso, Texas, which now includes the new Tornillo-Guadalupe international bridge and port of entry on the border with Mexico.

Additionally, through this action, FMCSA provides clarification on the definition of the San Luis, Arizona commercial zone. The Agency is interested in receiving public comments regarding what should constitute the eastern boundary for the FMCSA's commercial zone for the City of El Paso, Texas, that would include the new Tornillo-Guadalupe international bridge, port of entry, and public access roads O.T. Smith Road and Texas Farm-to-Market Road 3380 (M.F. Aguilera Highway) to Interstate Highway 10.

The additions of 49 CFR 372.245 (final rule) and 372.247 (interim final rule) are both effective on February 24, 2016.

Comments only on the amendments to §372.247 (interim final rule), related to the City of El Paso, Texas’s commercial zone, must be received on or before March 25, 2016.

You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System Docket ID [FMCSA-2015-0372] using the Federal eRulemaking Portal.


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