FMCSA provides an updated list of statutory provisions and FMCSA regulations that State household goods regulatory authorities and State attorneys general may enforce, reflecting amendments to FMCSA's regulations regarding brokers of household goods. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) gives State household goods regulatory authorities and State attorneys general the right to enforce certain consumer protection provisions that apply to individual shippers and are related to interstate movement of the goods.
Agency Contact: Mr. Brodie Mack, FMCSA Household Goods Enforcement and Compliance Team Leader, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001, (202) 366-8045.
This rule is final.
On November 17, 2006, FMCSA published a list of the statutory and regulatory provisions that State attorneys general and household goods regulators are allowed to enforce pursuant to section 4206(b) of SAFETEA-LU (71 FR 67009). That enforcement authority was retroactive to August 10, 2005, the date of enactment of SAFETEA-LU. The Agency amended its household goods regulations on November 29, 2010 (75 FR 72987). States are now authorized to enforce those regulations, retroactive to January 28, 2011, the effective date of the 2010 rule. However, the requirement for a $25,000 surety bond or trust fund (49 CFR 387.307(a)(2)) had a delayed compliance date of January 1, 2012, and States may enforce that provision only on or after that date.