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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1775



Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Order

[32 Pa.B. 5079]

Public Meeting held
September 25, 2002

Commissioners Present:  Glen R. Thomas, Chairperson; Robert K. Bloom, Vice Chairperson; Aaron Wilson, Jr.; Terrance J. Fitzpatrick; Kim Pizzingrilli

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Revision of 52 Pa. Code Chapters 29 and 31 Pertaining to Regulation of Motor Carriers of Passengers and Property; Doc. No. L-00020157

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Order

By the Commission:

   The Commission's regulations governing motor carriers of passengers and property, including household goods, are found in 52 Pa. Code Chapters 29 and 31, respectively. In recent years, the Commission's oversight of these industries has changed in response to Federal preemption mandated by the Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1994 and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, P. L. 105-178. Further, these industries have responded to changes mandated by market forces. In light of these changes, the Commission has determined that it is appropriate to examine its regulations governing the passenger and property (including household goods) carrier industries. Toward this end, we are initiating this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. We encourage members of the regulated industry, the public, and any other interested parties to file comments with the Commission. The comments should include specific section references to the Commission regulations. Comments should delineate the rationale for the proposed change as well as specific proposed language for the regulations.

   Due to the comprehensive nature of this rulemaking and the sheer number of regulatory sections which are open for review, interested parties will be given 60 days from the date of publication of the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for the submission of comments. The Commission is committed to completing the revisions to its procedural regulations in a timely fashion. Since the comment period is a generous one, no extensions will be granted for the filing of comments; Therefore,

It Is Ordered That:

   1.  A rulemaking proceeding is hereby initiated at this docket to consider the revision of the regulations appearing in 52 Pa. Code Chapters 29 and 31, relating to the Commission's rules governing the passenger and property carrier industries.

   2.  This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   3.  Interested parties shall have 60 days from the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to file written comments.

   4.  Comments should include, when appropriate, a numerical reference to the existing regulations which the comments address, the proposed language for revision, and a clear explanation for the recommendation.

   5.  That interested parties should file an original plus ten copies of each comment with the Secretary, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, P. O. Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265. The Commission's contact person is Assistant Counsel, John Herzog, (717) 783-3714.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-1775. Filed for public inspection October 11, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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