Public Hearing Notice Notice of public hearing and comment period to amend 540 CMR 25.00
Overview of Notice of public hearing and comment period to amend 540 CMR 25.00
Notice is hereby given pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 2, that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Registry of Motor Vehicles Division ("RMV") will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, June 21, 2021, beginning at 1:30 p.m. relative to the adoption of amendments to regulations:
540 CMR 25.00 — Certification, Installation, Use and Maintenance of Ignition Interlock Devices
The purpose of 540 CMR 25.00 is to establish guidelines and procedures for the certification, installation, use and maintenance of Ignition Interlock Devices. The proposed amendments will update the RMV’s authority to issue interlock violations as permitted by the enabling statute, and to implement the new first-offender and indigency provisions of the fiscal year 2021 budget. See St. 2020, c. 227, §§ 35-36, 58. There is no fiscal impact on cities or towns. The proposed amendments do not impose new costs on small businesses.
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the RMV is holding this hearing remotely on the date and time specified above. To join the hearing, register online at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Individuals who notify MassDOT of their intent to testify during the hearing will be afforded an earlier opportunity to speak. Speakers are strongly encouraged to notify MassDOT of their intention to testify at the hearing by emailing Matthew.Landry@dot.state.ma.us with the subject line "Regulation Hearing Comment – 540 CMR 2.00." Individuals may also submit written testimony by emailing Matthew.Landry@dot.state.ma.us with the subject line "Regulation Hearing Comment – 540 CMR 2.00" or by mail to:
Matthew P. Landry, Esq.
Chief Legal Counsel
Registry of Motor Vehicles
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
All written comments must be submitted by 8:00 pm on Monday, June 21, 2021.
A current draft of the proposed actions may be obtained by emailing Matthew.Landry@dot.state.ma.us.
This hearing is accessible to participants with disabilities. For accommodation or language assistance requests, please contact MassDOT's Chief Diversity & Civil Rights Officer by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTD/TTY at (857) 266 0603, fax (857) 368 0602 or by email to MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us. Requests should be made as soon as possible, ideally at least ten business days before the hearing.
The RMV may adopt a revised version of the proposed action taking into account relevant comments received and any other practical alternatives that come to its attention.