The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration May 28 established direct final rulemaking procedures for use on routine or noncontroversial rules.
Under these procedures, FMCSA will make regulatory changes that will become effective a specified number of days after publishing in the Federal Register, unless FMCSA receives any written adverse comments or written notice of intent to submit adverse comment.
FMCSA said these new procedures, effective with the May 28 notice in the Federal Register, will expedite the introduction of routine or noncontroversial rules by reducing the time and resources necessary to develop, review and publish proposed and final rules.
The agency said it will not use the direct final rule procedures for complex or controversial issues.
For more information, go to www.regulations.gov and search docket number FMCSA 2009-0354.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.