Comment period for sleep apnea rule extended

Public can provide feedback to July 8, 2016

Posted June 9, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on March 10, 2016, requesting certain information regarding the evaluation of safety sensitive personnel for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The agencies are extending the comment period for the ANPRM from June 8, 2016, to July 8, 2016.

According to the agencies, the joint ANPRM is the first step in considering whether to propose requirements specifically on OSA.

You may submit comments identified by either of the docket numbers, FMCSA-2015-0419 and FRA-2015-0111, using the Federal eRulemaking Portal.


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