Anyone or any group may propose amendments to the NMFC®. Proposals must be filed in writing, and the Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC) provides suitable forms for this purpose.
All proposals to amend the NMFC are noticed in a docket at least 30 days in advance of the public meeting where they will be considered by the FCDC. Anyone having an interest can attend these meetings and/or submit comments and information in writing.
Dispositions of Proposals
In making decisions on proposals, the FCDC is guided by:
- The public docket file;
- The regulatory and legal standards and precedent relevant to the reasonableness of classification provisions;
- Relevant classification precedent, where applicable;
- Principles of procedural fairness as set forth in the FCDC's procedures and the arguments of the parties based on the public file; and
- The FCDC's policies and directives as contained in the public file.
FCDC dispositions of docketed proposals are made at the public meetings.