Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 3.djvu/249

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PUBLIC LAW 106-159—DEC. 9, 1999 113 STAT. 1767 SEC. 215. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. 49 USC 31305 The Secretary shall initiate a rulemaking to provide for a Regulations. Federal medical qualification certificate to be made a part of commercial driver's licenses. SEC. 216. IMPLEMENTATION OF INSPECTOR GENERAL RECOMMENDA- TIONS. (a) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary shall implement the safety improvement recommendations provided for in the Department of Transportation Inspector General's Report TR-1999-091, except to the extent that such recommendations are specifically addressed in sections 206, 208, 217, and 222 of this Act, including any amendments made by such sections. (b) REPORTS TO CONGRESS.— (1) REPORTS BY THE SECRETARY. —Not later than 90 days Deadline, after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter until each of the recommendations referred to in subsection (a) has been implemented, the Secretary shall transmit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the specific actions taken to implement such recommendations. (2) REPORTS BY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. — The Inspector General shall periodically transmit to the committees referred to in paragraph (1) a report assessing the Secretary's progress in implementing the recommendations referred to in subsection (a) and analyzing the number of violations cited by safety inspectors and the level of fines assessed and collected for such violations, and of the number of cases in which there are findings of extraordinary circumstances under section 222(c) of this Act and the circumstances in which these findings are made. SEC. 217. PERIODIC REFILING OF MOTOR CARRIER IDENTIFICATION REPORTS. The Secretary shall amend section 385.21 of the Department of Transportation's regulations (49 CFR 385.21) to require periodic updating, not more frequently than once every 2 years, of the motor carrier identification report, form MCS-150, filed by each motor carrier conducting operations in interstate or foreign commerce. The initial update shall occur not later than 1 year after Deadline, the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 218. BORDER STAFFING STANDARDS. (a) DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION. —Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop and implement appropriate staffing standards for Federal and State motor carrier safety inspectors in international border areas. (b) FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED. —In developing standards under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consider volume of traffic, hours of operation of the border facility, types of commercial motor vehicles, types of cargo, delineation of responsibility between Federal and State inspectors, and such other factors as the Secretary determines appropriate. (c) MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT. —The standards developed and implemented under subsection (a) shall ensure that the United 49 USC 31133 note. Deadline.