Solicitation of Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, Safety Data Improvement Program Grant Opportunity, 5490 [E7-1842]

Download as PDF 5490 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 6, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES for additional two year periods. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 10 applicants has satisfied the entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 69 FR 71100; 68 FR 8794; 70 FR 8659; 69 FR 64806; 70 FR 2705). Each of these 10 applicants has requested timely renewal of the exemption and has submitted evidence showing that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the standard specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a review of each record of safety while driving with the respective vision deficiencies over the past two years indicates each applicant continues to meet the vision exemption standards. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each driver’s ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each renewal applicant for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. Request for Comments FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning a particular driver’s safety record and determine if the continuation of the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. However, FMCSA requests that interested parties with specific data concerning the safety records of these drivers submit comments by March 8, 2007. FMCSA believes that the requirements for a renewal of an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 can be satisfied by initially granting the renewal and then requesting and evaluating, if needed, subsequent comments submitted by interested parties. As indicated above, the Agency previously published notices of final disposition announcing its decision to exempt these 10 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The final decision to grant an exemption to each of these individuals was based on the merits of each case and only after careful consideration of the comments received to its notices of applications. The notices of applications stated in detail the qualifications, experience, and medical condition of each applicant for an exemption from the vision requirements. That information is available by consulting the above cited Federal Register publications. Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Feb 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 otherwise show that any, or all of these drivers, are not currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, 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, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. Issued on: January 30, 2007. Pamela M. Pelcovits, Office Director, Policy Plans and Regulations. [FR Doc. E7–1845 Filed 2–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Solicitation of Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, Safety Data Improvement Program Grant Opportunity Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that it has published an opportunity to apply for FY 2007 Safety Data Improvement Program Grant Opportunity funding on the grants.gov Web site (https:// www.grants.gov). Section 4128 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA–LU) establishes the Safety Data Improvement Program Grant Program Opportunity. The legislation supports a discretionary grant program that provides funding for States to improve the quality of crash and inspection truck and bus data reported by the States to FMCSA, as defined in Section 31102 of Title 49, United States Code. Eligible awardees can include a State agency located in one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To apply for funding, applicants must be registered with grants.gov. Registration with grants.gov may take two to five days before the system will allow you to apply for grants using the grants.gov Web site (https://www.grants.gov/applicants/ get_registered.jsp). Submit application in accordance with the instructions provided. Applications for grant funding must be submitted electronically to the FMCSA through the grants.gov Web site. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 number for Safety Data Improvement Program is 20.234. DATES: FMCSA will initially consider funding for applications submitted by March 31, 2007, by qualified applicants. If additional funding remains available, applications submitted after March 31, 2007 will be considered on a case-bycase basis. Funds will not be available for allocation until fiscal year 2007 appropriations legislation is passed and signed into law. Funding is subject to reductions resulting from obligation limitations or rescissions as specified in SAFETEA–LU or other legislation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Betsy Benkowski, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Research and Analysis, Analysis Division, e-mail: betsy.benkowski@.dot.gov, telephone: 202–366–5387, 400 7th Street, SW., Suite 8214, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on January 29, 2007. John H. Hill, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–1842 Filed 2–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–MC–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–04–17984] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for Scott D. Goalder. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that renewing Mr. Goalder’s exemption will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemption for this commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver. DATES: This decision is effective February 25, 2007. Comments must be received on or before March 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA– E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 6, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-1842]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


Solicitation of Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, Safety 
Data Improvement Program Grant Opportunity

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that it has published an opportunity to apply 
for FY 2007 Safety Data Improvement Program Grant Opportunity funding 
on the grants.gov Web site (https://www.grants.gov). Section 4128 of the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU) establishes the Safety Data Improvement 
Program Grant Program Opportunity. The legislation supports a 
discretionary grant program that provides funding for States to improve 
the quality of crash and inspection truck and bus data reported by the 
States to FMCSA, as defined in Section 31102 of Title 49, United States 
Code. Eligible awardees can include a State agency located in one of 
the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Northern 
Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To 
apply for funding, applicants must be registered with grants.gov. 
Registration with grants.gov may take two to five days before the 
system will allow you to apply for grants using the grants.gov Web site 
(https://www.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.jsp). Submit 
application in accordance with the instructions provided. Applications 
for grant funding must be submitted electronically to the FMCSA through 
the grants.gov Web site. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 
(CFDA) number for Safety Data Improvement Program is 20.234.

DATES: FMCSA will initially consider funding for applications submitted 
by March 31, 2007, by qualified applicants. If additional funding 
remains available, applications submitted after March 31, 2007 will be 
considered on a case-by-case basis. Funds will not be available for 
allocation until fiscal year 2007 appropriations legislation is passed 
and signed into law. Funding is subject to reductions resulting from 
obligation limitations or rescissions as specified in SAFETEA-LU or 
other legislation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Betsy Benkowski, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Research and Analysis, 
Analysis Division, e-mail: betsy.benkowski@.dot.gov, telephone: 202-
366-5387, 400 7th Street, SW., Suite 8214, Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

    Issued on January 29, 2007.
John H. Hill,
Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E7-1842 Filed 2-5-07; 8:45 am]
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