DG Digest: PHMSA publishes 49 CFR correction, FMCSA releases draft Medical Examiner’s Handbook, and OSHA extends comment period on lead exposures

Summer continues its ebb as we enter the last full week of August.  Many colleges and universities are going back into session or have students reporting back this week, so if you live in a “college town,” be sure you keep an eye open for the increased activity and traffic that comes with it. Here’s the latest regulatory news of interest:


The agency published a correction to its recently released HM-215P international harmonization of the 49 CFR. The correction revises paragraph order and inclusions in 49 CFR 173.27. See the details here.


The agency announced the availability of the draft Medical Examiner’s Handbook (MEH), which includes updates to the Medical Advisory Criteria published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and requests comments on the proposed regulatory guidance. The MEH and Medical Advisory Criteria provide information about regulatory requirements and guidance to medical examiners (ME) listed on FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) who perform physical qualification examinations of interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The draft MEH with proposed changes to the Medical Advisory Criteria is available in Docket Number FMCSA–2022–0111.  Comments must be received on or before September 30, 2022. Find more information here.


The agency is extending the comment period for its proposed rulemaking regarding lead exposures. The new period will end in late October. Read the full story.

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