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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 796

Ante, p. 793.

Reporting requirements, simplification. Ante, p. 794. Post, p. 799.

Filing requirements, simplification.

PUBLIC LAW 96-296—JULY 1, 1980 "(B) it has pending before the Commission an application filed prior in time to the application being considered for substantially the same traffic; or "(C) the Commission grants leave to intervene upon a showing of other interests that are not contrary to the transportation policy set forth in section 10101(a) of this title. "(8) No motor contract carrier of property may protest an application to provide transportation filed under tins suDsection.". (b) Section 11145 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(c) The Commission shall streamline and simplify, to the maximum extent practicable, the reporting requirements applicable under this subchapter to motor common carriers of property with respect to transportation provided under certificates to which the provisions of section 10922(b)(4)(E) of this title apply and to motor contract carriers of property with respect to transportation provided under permits to which the provisions of section 10923(b)(5) of this title apply.". (c)(1) Section 10762(a)(l) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: A motor contract carrier that serves only one shipper and has provided continuous transportation to that shipper for at least one year or a motor carrier of property providing transportation under a certificate to which the provisions of section 10922(b)(4)(E) of this title apply or under a permit to which the provisions of section 10923(b)(5) of this title apply may file only its mmimum rates unless the Commission finds that filing of actual rates is required in the public interest.". (2) Section 10762 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(g) The Commission shall streamline and simplify, to the maximum extent practicable, the filing requirements applicable under this section to motor common carriers of property with respect to transportation provided under certificates to which the provisions of section 10922(b)(4)(E) of this title apply and to motor contract carriers of property with respect to transportation provided under permits to wmch the provisions of section 10923(b)(5) of this title apply.". REMOVAL OF CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON MOTOR CARRIER OPERATION

SEC. 6. Section 10922 of title 49, United States Code, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections: "(h)(1) Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Commission shall— "(A) eliminate gateway restrictions and circuitous route limitations imposed upon motor common carriers of property; and "(B) implement, by regulation, procedures to process expeditiously applications of individual motor carriers of property seeking removal of operating restrictions in order to— "(i) reasonably broaden the categories of property authoiv ized by the carrier's certificate or permit; "(ii) authorize transportation or service to intermediate points on the carrier's routes; "(iii) provide round-trip authority where only one-way authority exists; "(iv) eliminate unreasonable or excessively narrow territorial limitations; or