Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection: Certification of Enforcement of Vehicle Size and Weight Laws, 14565-14566 [E6-4099]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 22, 2006 / Notices in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among its members and issuers and other persons using its facilities. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The PCX does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments on the proposed rule change were neither solicited nor received. III. 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Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–4121 Filed 3–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2006–23551] Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection: Certification of Enforcement of Vehicle Size and Weight Laws Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an information collection. We 9 17 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14565 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on January 13, 2006. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by April 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2006–23551. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Davis, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certification of Enforcement of Vehicle Size and Weight Laws. OMB Control Number: 2125–0034 (Expiration Date: July 31, 2006). Background: Title 23, U.S.C., 141, requires each State, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to file an annual certification that they are enforcing their size and weight laws on Federal-aid highways and that their Interstate System weight limits are consistent with Federal requirements to be eligible to receive an apportionment of Federal highway trust funds. Section 141 also authorizes the Secretary to require States to file such information as is necessary to verify that their certifications are accurate. To determine whether States are adequately enforcing their size and weight limits, each must submit an updated plan for enforcing their size and weight limits to the FHWA at the beginning of each fiscal year. At the end of the fiscal year, they must submit their certifications and sufficient information to verify that their enforcement goals established in the plan have been met. Failure of a State to file a certification, adequately enforce E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 14566 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 22, 2006 / Notices its size and weight laws and enforce weight laws on the Interstate System that are consistent with Federal requirements, could result in a specified reduction of its Federal highway fund apportionment for the next fiscal year. In addition, section 123 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–599, 92 Stat. 2689, 2701) requires each jurisdiction to inventory (1) its penalties for violation of its size and weight laws, and (2) the term and cost of its oversize and overweight permits. Respondents: The State Departments of Transportation (or equivalent) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden for all respondents is 4,160 hours. Frequency: The reports must be submitted annually. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. James R. Kabel, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. E6–4099 Filed 3–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–24015] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 16 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA– 2006–24015 using any of the following methods: • Web site: http://dmses.dot.gov/ submit. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:47 Mar 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://dms.dot.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:// dms.dot.gov at any time or Room PL– 401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Department of Transportation’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477; Apr. 11, 2000). This information is also available at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical Qualifications Division, (202) 366–4001, maggi.gunnels@fmcsa.dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ FMCSA can renew exemptions at the end of each 2-year period. The 16 individuals listed in this notice each have requested an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. Qualifications of Applicants Juan D. Adame Mr. Adame, age 33, has had optic nerve atrophy in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2005, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I do feel that Mr. Adame has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Adame reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 476,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Thomas G. Danclovic Mr. Danclovic, 46, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to an intrauterine infection. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2005, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Danclovic reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 375,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Thomas W. Dufford Mr. Dufford, 35, has had a chorioretinal scar in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. His optometrist examined him in 2005 and noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Thomas’s visual condition would in no way affect his ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle. Based on his ophthalmic exam, I would recommend licensure with no restriction in privileges.’’ Mr. Dufford reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 48,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Virginia. His E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2006-23551]


Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information 
Collection: Certification of Enforcement of Vehicle Size and Weight 
Laws

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request 
described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
to renew an information collection. We published a Federal Register 
Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information 
collection on January 13, 2006. We are required to publish this notice 
in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by April 21, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. 
You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, 
including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the 
FHWA's performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways 
for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
collected information and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, 
including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. All comments should include the 
Docket number FHWA-2006-23551.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Davis, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight 
Management and Operations, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Certification of Enforcement of Vehicle Size and Weight 
Laws.
    OMB Control Number: 2125-0034 (Expiration Date: July 31, 2006).
    Background: Title 23, U.S.C., 141, requires each State, the 
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to file an annual certification 
that they are enforcing their size and weight laws on Federal-aid 
highways and that their Interstate System weight limits are consistent 
with Federal requirements to be eligible to receive an apportionment of 
Federal highway trust funds. Section 141 also authorizes the Secretary 
to require States to file such information as is necessary to verify 
that their certifications are accurate. To determine whether States are 
adequately enforcing their size and weight limits, each must submit an 
updated plan for enforcing their size and weight limits to the FHWA at 
the beginning of each fiscal year. At the end of the fiscal year, they 
must submit their certifications and sufficient information to verify 
that their enforcement goals established in the plan have been met. 
Failure of a State to file a certification, adequately enforce

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its size and weight laws and enforce weight laws on the Interstate 
System that are consistent with Federal requirements, could result in a 
specified reduction of its Federal highway fund apportionment for the 
next fiscal year. In addition, section 123 of the Surface 
Transportation Assistance Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-599, 92 Stat. 2689, 
2701) requires each jurisdiction to inventory (1) its penalties for 
violation of its size and weight laws, and (2) the term and cost of its 
oversize and overweight permits.
    Respondents: The State Departments of Transportation (or 
equivalent) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden 
for all respondents is 4,160 hours.
    Frequency: The reports must be submitted annually.

     Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
 [FR Doc. E6-4099 Filed 3-21-06; 8:45 am]
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