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FMCSA Programmatic Authorities

FMCSA Programmatic Authorities
Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Grants49 USC 31102-31104, 31144(g)(5)
High Priority Grants 49 USC 31102(l)
Border and International Safety Program49 USC 31161
Motor Carrier Research and Technology Program49 USC 31108
Performance and Registration Information System Management (PRISM) Grants49 USC 31106(b)
Minimum Safety Standards49 USC 31136, 31502
Brake and Brake System Maintenance -- Regulatory Authority49 USC 31137(g)
Inspection of Commercial Motor Vehicle Standards -- Regulatory Authority49 USC 31142
Complaint Investigation Authority49 USC 31143
Determination of Safety Fitness of Owners and Operators49 USC 31144
Motor Carrier Safety Auditors Certification -- Oversight Authority49 USC 31148
Medical Program -- Medical Standards and Requirements

49 USC 31136, 31149, 31502(b); Implementing

regulations: 49 CFR Part 391, Subpart E

Intermodal Equipment Safety Requirements Program49 USC 31151
Commercial Driver's License Qualification Program (Standards, Testing, and Training)

49 USC 31305; Implementing regulations: 49 CFR Part

383 and Part 384, Subpart B

Alcohol and Controlling Substances Testing -- Testing Program for Operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles                                       

49 USC 31306; Implementing regulations: 49 CFR Part 382

Minimum Training Requirements for Operators of Longer Combination Vehicles49 USC 31307
Grant Program for Those Who Train Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators49 USC 31103, 31104(a)(3)
Commercial Driver's License Program - Minimum Uniform Standards for Issuance

49 USC 31308; Implementing regulations: 49 CFR Part 383

Commercial Driver's License Information System Modernization Program49 USC 31104(a)(4), 31309, 31313
Maximum Hours of Service -- Regulatory Authority49 USC 31136, 31502(b)
Migrant Worker Motor Carrier Requirements -- Regulatory Authority49 USC 31502(c)
Research, Investigation, and Testing Program49 USC 31108
Motor Carrier Research and Technology Program49 USC 31108
Motor Vehicle Identification Plates49 USC 31504
Self-Insurance Program49 USC 13906(d), 31139(f)(1)(D)
Hazardous Materials Program49 USC chapter 51; 49 CFR 1.87(d), 1.97
Truck and Bus Enforcement

49 USC 31136 (Minimum Safety Standards); 49 USC3 1137(g) (Brake and Brake System Maintenance);

49 USC 31142 (Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Standards);

49 USC 31143 (Complaints);

49 USC 31144 (Determination of Safety Fitness of Owners and Operators; Intrastate Operations of Interstate Motor Carriers);

49 USC 31151 (Intermodal Equipment Safety Requirements);

49 USC 31305 (Minimum Standards for Driver Fitness, Testing, and Training);

49 USC 31136, 31502(b) (Driver Qualifications, Hours of Service, and Operational Safety);

49 USC 31502(c)(Migrant Worker Motor Carrier Requirements);

49 USC 31504 (Motor Vehicle Identification Plates);

49 USC 31307 (Minimum Training Requirements for Operators of Longer Combination Vehicles)

Outreach and Education Program49 USC 31110(c)
Household Goods Program

49 USC 13102, 13704, 13907, 14104, 14708, 14912,

14915; Implementing regulations: 49 CFR Part 375

Adjudications Program

49 USC 521, 5123, 13301, 13902, 14915, 31132-31133,

31136, 31144, 31502, 31504; sec. 204, Pub. L. 104-88, 109

Stat. 803, 941 (49 USC 701 Note); sec. 217, Pub. L. 106-159, 113 Stat. 1748, 1767; Implementing regulations: 49

CFR Part 386.

Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program - Training49 CFR 31104(c)
Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 Program (CSA 2010)49 USC 31108; 49 CFR 1.87(f)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Implementation Program49 CFR Parts 350-399
Emergency Operations Program

Executive Order 12656 on "Assignment of Emergency preparedness responsibilities," Nov. 18, 1988; 49 CFR 1.45(a)

Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Network Deployment Program49 USC 31102(l)(3), 31104(a)(2)
Unified Carrier Registration System Plan and Agreement49 USC 14504a
Safety Performance History Screening49 USC 31150
Office of Civil Rights

42 USC 2000(e); 29 USC 621; 29 USC 794; 29 USC794d; 42 USC 12101.

Transportation of Hazardous Material -- Motor Carrier Safety Permitting49 USC 5109
Highway Routing of Hazardous Materials Regulatory Authority49 USC 5112
Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Program49 CFR 392.16
Entry-Level Driver Training49 USC 31305(c)
Electronic Logging Devices49 USC 31137(a)-(f)
Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse49 USC 31306a
Prohibition of Driver Coercion49 USC 31136(a)(5)
Waivers, Exemptions, and Pilot Programs49 USC 31315(a), (b), and (c), respectively
Financial Responsibility for Passenger Carriers49 USC 31138
Financial Responsibility for Property Carriers49 USC 31139
Financial Responsibility for Carriers, Brokers, and Freight Forwarders49 USC 13906
 Registration Program49 USC 13101, 13301, 13901-13906, 14708, 31138, and 31144; sec. 5524 of Pub. L. 114-94, 129 Stat. 1312, 1560
Updated: Friday, April 28, 2017
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