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Identification of Interstate Motor Vehicles: New York City, Cook County and New Jersey Tax Identification Requirements; Petition for Determination

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT).


Notice of Petition for Determination; extension of comment period.


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends until December 3, 2009 the comment period for the Petition for Determination that was published on October 19, 2009.


Comments are due on or before December 3, 2009.


You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System Number in the heading of this document by any of the following methods —Internet, facsimile, regular mail, or hand-delivery. Do not submit the same comments by more than one method. However, to allow effective public participation before the comment period deadline, the Agency encourages use of the Web site that is listed first. It will provide the most efficient and timely method of receiving and processing your comments.

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery: Ground floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this action. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal information provided. Refer to the Privacy Act heading on for further information.

Public Participation: The system is generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can find electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the “Help” section of the Web site. For notification that FMCSA received the comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on line. Copies or abstracts of all documents referenced in this notice are in the docket: FMCSA-2009-0271. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to at any time or to Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. All comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above will be considered and will be available for examination in the docket at the above address. Comments received after the closing date will be considered to the extent practicable. FMCSA may, however, issue a final determination at any time after the close of the comment period. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file in the public docket relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should monitor the public docket for new material.

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Genevieve D. Sapir, Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-7056; e-mail

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On October 19, 2009, FMCSA published a Notice of Petition for Determination inviting public comment on three petitions submitted by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) requesting determinations that the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) identification requirements imposed by the State of New Jersey, New York City, and Cook County, Illinois, are preempted by Federal law (74 FR 53578). The Agency provided the public with a 30-day comment period scheduled to expire on November 18, 2009. Because of the level of interest this notice has generated, FMCSA extends the comment period until December 3, 2009.

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Issued on: November 16, 2009.

David K. Tochen,

Acting Chief Counsel.

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[FR Doc. E9-27855 Filed 11-17-09; 11:15 am]