Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption Renewal for the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group, 18810-18811 [2017-08076]

Download as PDF 18810 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 76 / Friday, April 21, 2017 / Notices Notice of Availability. The FAA, Eastern Service Area is issuing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the Categorical Exclusion/Record of Decision (CATEX/ROD) for the Newark Liberty International Airport EWR RNAV (GPS) X Runway 29 (RWY 29) procedure. The FAA reviewed the action and determined it to be categorically excluded from further environmental documentation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan W. Almasy, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337, (404) 305–5601 or http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ environmental_issues/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EWR RNAV (GPS) X RWY 29 procedure at Newark Liberty International Airport will be used as an overflow procedure when EWR is landing RWY 4Left/Right and is anticipated to be used only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., by approximately 1,700 aircraft annually. This is approximately 3 percent of total landing operation on RWY 29. The FAA reviewed the action and determined it to be categorically excluded from further environmental documentation according to FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The applicable categorical exclusion is § 5–6.5(q.). SUMMARY: Issued in College Park, Georgia, on April 13, 2017. Geoff Lelliott, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2017–08101 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2017–18] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Apr 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 11, 2017. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Staff. Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before May 11, 2017. Petition for Exemption DATES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA– 2017–0180 using any of the following methods: • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments digitally. • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynette Mitterer, ANM–113, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356, email Lynette.Mitterer@faa.gov, phone (425) 227–1047. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Docket No.: FAA–2017–0180. Petitioner: L–3 Communications Integrated Systems, L.P. Section of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 25.562 and 25.785(b). Description of Relief Sought: Allow certification of a medical stretcher carrier for transport of persons whose medical condition dictates such accommodation. [FR Doc. 2017–07610 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0177] Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption Renewal for the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA renews the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group’s (FCSG) exemption which allows the securement of metal coils on a flatbed vehicle, in a sided vehicle, or in an intermodal container loaded with eyes crosswise, grouped in rows, in which the coils are loaded to contact each other in the longitudinal direction. Motor carriers may continue to use the pre-January 1, 2004, cargo securement regulations for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, as this loading configuration is not currently covered under the Agency’s commodityspecific rules for securing metal coils in 49 CFR 393.120. The Agency has concluded that granting this exemption renewal will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption. SUMMARY: This decision is effective April 21, 2017. Comments on the decision must be received on or before May 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2010–0177 using any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the DATES: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 76 / Friday, April 21, 2017 / Notices instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12–140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., MondayFriday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the ‘‘Privacy Act’’ heading for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or to Room W12– 140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Public participation: The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site is generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You may find electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the http://www.regulations.gov Web site as well as the DOT’s http:// docketsinfo.dot.gov Web site. If you would like notification that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments online. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Luke W. Loy, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, MC– PSV, (202) 366–0676, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Apr 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 Background FMCSA may renew an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a five-year period (49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(2)) if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption’’ (49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1); see also 49 U.S.C. 31136(e)). FCSG has requested a fiveyear extension for the exemption from 49 CFR 393.120 to allow motor carriers to comply with the pre-January 1, 2004, cargo securement regulations (then at 49 CFR 393.100(c)) for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise. The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. Basis for Renewing Exemption FCSG applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.120 in 2010 to allow motor carriers to comply with the pre-January 1, 2004, cargo securement regulations for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise. FMCSA granted the exemption on April 14, 2011 (76 FR 20867) and renewed it on June 11, 2013 (78 FR 35087), and again on June 4, 2015 (80 FR 31956). The renewal outlined in this notice extends the exemption from April 13, 2017, through April 13, 2022, and requests public comment. FMCSA is not aware of any evidence showing that compliance with the preJanuary 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, in accordance with the conditions of the original exemption, has resulted in any degradation in safety. The Agency believes that extending the exemption for a period of five years will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption because the metal coils are grouped and secured together in the longitudinal direction, i.e., ‘‘unitized,’’ with the cargo securement system meeting all of the aggregate working load limit requirements of 49 CFR 393.106(d). The exemption is renewed subject to the following requirements, provided motor carriers using the exemption continue to meet the aggregate working load limits of 49 CFR 393.106(d). Coils with eyes crosswise: If coils are loaded to contact each other in the longitudinal direction, and relative motion between coils, and between coils and the vehicle, is prevented by tiedown assemblies and timbers: (1) Only the foremost and rearmost coils must be secured with timbers PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 18811 having a nominal cross section of 4 x 4 inches or more and a length which is at least 75 percent of the width of the coil or row of coils, tightly placed against both the front and rear sides of the row of coils and restrained to prevent movement of the coils in the forward and rearward directions; and (2) The first and last coils in a row of coils must be secured with a tiedown assembly restricting against forward and rearward motion, respectively. Each additional coil in the row of coils must be secured to the trailer using a tiedown assembly. The exemption will be valid for five years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Motor carriers and/or commercial motor vehicles fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. Preemption In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31313(d), as implemented by 49 CFR 381.600, during the period this exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation applicable to interstate commerce that conflicts with or is inconsistent with this exemption with respect to a firm or person operating under the exemption. States may, but are not required to, adopt the same exemption with respect to operations in intrastate commerce. Request for Comments FMCSA requests comments from parties with data concerning the safety record of motor carriers transporting groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, in accordance with the conditions of the exemption. The Agency will evaluate adverse evidence submitted during the comment period and at any time during the 5-year period of the exemption. If safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b)(1), FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the FCSG exemption. Issued on: April 11, 2017. Daphne Y. Jefferson, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–08076 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0177]


Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption 
Renewal for the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemption; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA renews the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group's (FCSG) 
exemption which allows the securement of metal coils on a flatbed 
vehicle, in a sided vehicle, or in an intermodal container loaded with 
eyes crosswise, grouped in rows, in which the coils are loaded to 
contact each other in the longitudinal direction. Motor carriers may 
continue to use the pre-January 1, 2004, cargo securement regulations 
for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, as 
this loading configuration is not currently covered under the Agency's 
commodity-specific rules for securing metal coils in 49 CFR 393.120. 
The Agency has concluded that granting this exemption renewal will 
maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the 
level of safety achieved without the exemption.

DATES: This decision is effective April 21, 2017. Comments on the 
decision must be received on or before May 22, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2010-0177 using any of the 
following methods:
     Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the

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instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket 
site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12-140, DOT Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
e.t., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting 
comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the 
``Public Participation'' heading below. Note that all comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided. Please see the ``Privacy Act'' 
heading for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or to Room W12-140, 
DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Public participation: The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is 
generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You may find 
electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the 
``help'' section of the http://www.regulations.gov Web site as well as 
the DOT's http://docketsinfo.dot.gov Web site. If you would like 
notification that we received your comments, please include a self-
addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgment 
page that appears after submitting comments online.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Luke W. Loy, Vehicle and Roadside 
Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, 
MC-PSV, (202) 366-0676, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    FMCSA may renew an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations for a five-year period (49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(2)) if it finds 
``such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is 
equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent 
such exemption'' (49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1); see also 49 U.S.C. 31136(e)). 
FCSG has requested a five-year extension for the exemption from 49 CFR 
393.120 to allow motor carriers to comply with the pre-January 1, 2004, 
cargo securement regulations (then at 49 CFR 393.100(c)) for the 
transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise. The 
procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out 
in 49 CFR part 381.

Basis for Renewing Exemption

    FCSG applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.120 in 2010 to allow 
motor carriers to comply with the pre-January 1, 2004, cargo securement 
regulations for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes 
crosswise. FMCSA granted the exemption on April 14, 2011 (76 FR 20867) 
and renewed it on June 11, 2013 (78 FR 35087), and again on June 4, 
2015 (80 FR 31956). The renewal outlined in this notice extends the 
exemption from April 13, 2017, through April 13, 2022, and requests 
public comment.
    FMCSA is not aware of any evidence showing that compliance with the 
pre-January 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations for the transportation 
of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, in accordance with the 
conditions of the original exemption, has resulted in any degradation 
in safety. The Agency believes that extending the exemption for a 
period of five years will likely achieve a level of safety that is 
equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without 
the exemption because the metal coils are grouped and secured together 
in the longitudinal direction, i.e., ``unitized,'' with the cargo 
securement system meeting all of the aggregate working load limit 
requirements of 49 CFR 393.106(d).
    The exemption is renewed subject to the following requirements, 
provided motor carriers using the exemption continue to meet the 
aggregate working load limits of 49 CFR 393.106(d).
    Coils with eyes crosswise: If coils are loaded to contact each 
other in the longitudinal direction, and relative motion between coils, 
and between coils and the vehicle, is prevented by tiedown assemblies 
and timbers:
    (1) Only the foremost and rearmost coils must be secured with 
timbers having a nominal cross section of 4 x 4 inches or more and a 
length which is at least 75 percent of the width of the coil or row of 
coils, tightly placed against both the front and rear sides of the row 
of coils and restrained to prevent movement of the coils in the forward 
and rearward directions; and
    (2) The first and last coils in a row of coils must be secured with 
a tiedown assembly restricting against forward and rearward motion, 
respectively. Each additional coil in the row of coils must be secured 
to the trailer using a tiedown assembly.
    The exemption will be valid for five years unless rescinded earlier 
by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Motor carriers and/or 
commercial motor vehicles fail to comply with the terms and conditions 
of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of 
safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation 
of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives 
of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315.

Preemption

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31313(d), as implemented by 49 CFR 
381.600, during the period this exemption is in effect, no State shall 
enforce any law or regulation applicable to interstate commerce that 
conflicts with or is inconsistent with this exemption with respect to a 
firm or person operating under the exemption. States may, but are not 
required to, adopt the same exemption with respect to operations in 
intrastate commerce.

Request for Comments

    FMCSA requests comments from parties with data concerning the 
safety record of motor carriers transporting groups of metal coils with 
eyes crosswise, in accordance with the conditions of the exemption. The 
Agency will evaluate adverse evidence submitted during the comment 
period and at any time during the 5-year period of the exemption. If 
safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would 
not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b)(1), FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the FCSG 
exemption.

    Issued on: April 11, 2017.
Daphne Y. Jefferson,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-08076 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]
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