If you haven’t yet submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration on the screening and treating of commercial drivers and rail workers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you still have a few more days.
According to the Federal Register, the comment period for the Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) is extended from June 8, 2016, to July 8, 2016.
The Federal Register states, “On May 18, 2016, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) requested an extension to the comment period (Docket ID: FMCSA-2015-0419-0348) in order to review the results from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Commercial Driver Survey on Sleep Apnea Issues (http://atri-online.org/2016/04/14/atri-launches-commercial-driver-survey-on-sleep-apnea-issues/). In its request, OOIDA stated that the survey will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of OSA screening and treatment within the motor carrier community that is beyond the information which any one carrier can provide. Furthermore, with this data in hand, OOIDA will be able to present a better analysis of the information requested by the ANPRM. ATRI released its survey results on Thursday, May 26, 2016. FMCSA and FRA believe that other potential commenters to this rulemaking will benefit from an extension as well. Accordingly, FMCSA and FRA extend the comment period for all comments on the ANPRM and its related documents to July 8, 2016.”