350.307 How may a State obtain a new exemption for State laws or regulations for a specific industry involved in intrastate commerce§ 350.307 How may a State obtain a new exemption for State laws or regulations for a specific industry involved in intrastate commerce?
FMCSA will only consider a State's request to exempt a specific industry from all or part of a State's laws or regulations applicable to intrastate commerce if the State submits adequate documentation containing information allowing FMCSA to evaluate:
(a) The type and scope of the industry exemption request, including the percentage of the industry it affects, number of vehicles, mileage traveled, and number of companies it involves;
(b) The type and scope of the requirement to which the exemption would apply;
(c) The safety performance of that specific industry (e.g., crash frequency, rates, and comparative figures);
(d) Inspection information (e.g., number of violations per inspection, and driver and vehicle out-of-service information);
(e) Other CMV safety regulations enforced by other State agencies not participating in MCSAP;
(f) The commodity the industry transports (e.g., livestock or grain);
(g) Similar exemptions granted and the circumstances under which they were granted;
(h) The justification for the exemption; and
(i) Any identifiable effects on safety.