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Proposed Changes in the Regulations of DOT & PF

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 17 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with commercial vehicle enforcement, including the following:

17 AAC 25.013 changes tire weights to 600 lbs. per linear inch of tire width so that all tires are allowed the same weights as the steer axle.

17 AAC 25.014 is amended to allow LCVs to operate on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway Extension, Knik-Goosebay Road and Point McKenzie Road.

17 AAC 25.200, several sections are repealed to delete sections not in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 350 as determined during the Division’s 2010 FMCSA audit and is amended to adopt the 10/1/2011 version of HM Regulations.

17 AAC 25.210, several sections are repealed to comply with the Division’s FMCSA audit and to require annual updates to the MCS 150 form.

17 AAC 25.220, several sections are repealed to delete sections not in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 350 as determined during the Division’s 2010 FMCSA audit and is amended to adopt the 10/1/2011 version of 49 CFR Part 395.

17 AAC 25.320, is amended to allow the Director to suspend a carrier’s privilege to attain a permit and to adopt the 2012 version of the Permits Manual.

17 AAC 25.375, is amended to add appeal procedures for a suspension of privileges to attain permits.

17 AAC 25.380, is amended by adding a $75 Call-Out fee for permit requests made after hours.

17 AAC 25.400, is amended to allow for the issuance of a stop movement order for non-payment of UCR fees.

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Administrative Permit Manual: Oversize and Overweight Permits, is amended to (1) clarify boundaries of Urban Area Peak Traffic Restrictions, (2) change speed restrictions for loads up to 14 feet wide, (3) add height pole requirements for load over 17 feet high, and (4) clarify requirements and specifications for pilot cars and operators.

Editor’s note: The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ Administrative Permit Manual: Oversize and Overweight Permits, is adopted by reference in 17 AAC 25.320.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Pamela Minton at 11900 Industry Way, Suite 2, Anchorage, Alaska 99515, or pamela.minton@alaska.gov. The comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012.

Oral or written comments also may be submitted at a hearing to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Division of Measurement Standards and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement office located at, 11900 Industry Way, Building M, Suite 2, Anchorage, AK 99515-3592. The hearing will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Oral comments may also be made telephonically from the following locations:

Fairbanks Legislative Information Office
1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Seward Legislative Information Office
302 Railway Avenue, Suite 107
Seward, Alaska 99664

Homer Legislative Information Office
345 West Sterling Highway, Suite 102A
Homer, Alaska 99603

Kenai Legislative Information Office
145 Main Street Loop, Suite 217
Kenai, Alaska 99611

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Pamela Minton at 907-365-1219 or email at pamela.minton@alaska.gov no later than Thursday, April 12, 2012 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Andrea Veach at 11900 Industry Way, Suite 2, Anchorage, Alaska 99515 or go to: http://dot.alaska.gov/mscve/main.cfm

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

Statutory Authority: AS 19.05.010; AS 19.05.020; AS 19.05.040; AS 19.10.060; AS 19.10.310; AS 19.10.340; AS 19.10.340; AS 19.10.370; AS 19.10.399; AS 44.42.020; AS 44.42.030; AS 45.75.050; AS 45.75.131
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 19.05.010; AS 19.05.020; AS 19.10.060; AS 19.10.310; AS 19.10.340; AS 19.10.340; AS 44.42.020; AS 45.75.050; AS 45.75.131
Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.
 

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