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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-2107



[67 PA. CODE CH. 65]

Permit Agents

[34 Pa.B. 6339]

   The Department of Transportation (Department), under 75 Pa.C.S. §§ 6103, 6142 and 6145 (relating to promulgation of rules and regulations by department; reciprocity agreements, arrangements and declarations; proportional registration of fleet vehicles) proposes to amend Chapter 65 (relating to permit agents), to read as set forth in Annex A.

Purpose of this Chapter

   The purpose of Chapter 65 is to establish rules governing the qualifications and duties of designated agents for the issuance of trip permits, hunter permits and telegrams of authority under Chapter 63 (relating to proportional registration of fleet vehicles).

Purpose of this Proposed Rulemaking

   The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to clarify the definition of ''telegram of authority'' and to extend the term of the telegram of authority. Currently, the regulations provide that a telegram of authority authorizes the use of a Commonwealth-based fleet vehicle under temporary registration for 30 days. Recent proposed changes to Chapter 63 propose to extend the period of temporary registration under a telegram of authority to 60 days. The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to conform the definition of ''telegram of authority'' to the definition in the proposed amendment to Chapter 63.

Persons and Entities Affected

   This proposed rulemaking will affect permit agents designated to issue trip permits, hunter permits and telegrams of authority under Chapter 63.

Fiscal Impact

   This proposed rulemaking will not require any additional expenditure by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or the permit agents.

Regulatory Review

   Under section 5(a) of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § 745.5(a)), the Department submitted a copy of this proposed rulemaking, on November 15, 2004, to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and to the Chairpersons of the House and Senate Transportation Committees. In addition to submitting the proposed rulemaking, the Department has provided IRRC and the Committees with a copy of a detailed Regulatory Analysis Form. A copy of this material is available to the public upon request.

   Under section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act, IRRC may convey any comments, recommendations or objections to the proposed rulemaking within 30 days of the close of the public comment period. The comments, recommendations or objections shall specify the regulatory review criteria that have not been met. The Regulatory Review Act specifies detailed procedures for review, prior to final-form publication of the rulemaking, by the Department, the General Assembly and the Governor of comments recommendation or objections.

Sunset Date

   The Department is not establishing a sunset date for the regulation, as this regulation is needed to administer 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to Vehicle Code). The Department will continue to closely monitor this regulation for its effectiveness.

Public Comment

   Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections regarding the proposed rulemaking to Kurt Myers, Director, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 1101 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104, within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Contact Person

   The contact person for this proposed rulemaking is Joseph Centurione, Manager, Customer Service Division, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 1101 S. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104, (717) 787-2780.


   Fiscal Note: 18-399. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

Annex A






§ 65.2. Definitions.

   The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

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   Telegram of authority--A temporary registration transmitted by a wire service authorizing the operation of a Commonwealth based vehicle for [30] 60 days while application for a change in fleet registration is being processed by the Bureau.

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-2107. Filed for public inspection November 24, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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