Search Results Archives: May 2019

May 29, 2019

OMB begins review of FMCSA proposal on hours-of-service rules for agricultural commodities

From: Safety + Health

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 17 submitted for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget an advance notice of proposed rulemakingintended to help the agency assess whether to clarify the definitions of “agricultural commodity” or “livestock” in FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.

Currently, federal regulations offer an HOS exemption for drivers who transport livestock and other agricultural commodities within a radius of 150 air miles.

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May 24, 2019

DOL to revisit fiduciary rule by December

Editor’s Note: See also  The Future Of The Fiduciary Rule Is In OIRA’s Hands.

From: Pensions & Investments

By Hazel Bradford


The agenda, published by the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for all federal agencies, projects a December release date for advanced notice of proposed rule-making, the first step in issuing new rules.

DOL issued a revised fiduciary rule in April 2016 to replace one from 1975, but it was vacated by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in March 2018, on the grounds that it represented regulatory overreach. “The department is considering regulatory options in light of the 5th Circuit opinion,” the OMB notice said.

May 21, 2019

Hours of service proposal for ag haulers sent to White House

From: Land Line

By Mark Schremmer, Land Line associate editor

A pre-rule that could affect the hours-of-service regulations for haulers of agricultural commodities has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.

According to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the ag haulers pre-rule was received on May 17 and is pending review.

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May 9, 2019

H4-EAD rule may take more time to get published

From: The American Bazaar

The H4 work authorization has remained in a wait-and-watch state for the tens of thousands who hold the work permit. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review held a review meeting on May 1, but so far there has not been any official update on the fate of H4-EAD.