Notice of Request for Information (RFI): Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs), 35537-35538 [E7-12551]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 124 / Thursday, June 28, 2007 / Notices post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the ISE. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE– 2007–36 and should be submitted on or before July 19, 2007. Division, 666 North Street, Suite 105, Jackson, Mississippi 39202, Telephone: (601) 965–4217. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The FHWA is rescinding the notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to study the relocation of the CSX Railroad through the six counties of the Mississippi Gulf Coast—Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Greene, Stone, and Pearl River Counties with logical termini at the Alabama and Louisiana State lines. The purpose of the CSX Study was three-fold: Identify the best feasible corridor for relocation of the CSX Railroad in Mississippi; obtain the necessary environmental clearances; and, demonstrate the applicability of remote sensing technologies to environmental analysis for transportation planning projects and decision making. Of paramount importance to this effort was the public participation process. Federal-aid funds are no longer available for the proposed action. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–12486 Filed 6–27–07; 8:45 am] Andrew H. Hughes, Division Administrator, Mississippi, Federal Highway Administration, Jackson, Mississippi. [FR Doc. E7–12492 Filed 6–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Highway Administration Mississippi Division; Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Hancock, Harrison, Jackson Counties, MS Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Jun 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28416] Notice of Request for Information (RFI): Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent published on April 23, 2003 to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed relocation study of the CSX Railroad through the six counties of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecil Vick, Environment and Planning Management Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, Mississippi 13 17 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment on its proposal. Specifically, the FMCSA requests OMB’s approval to revise an ICR entitled, ‘‘Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs).’’ This ICR is necessary due to the paperwork requirement to complete and maintain training certificates that drivers must PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35537 present to prospective employers. These certificates serve as proof the drivers have successfully completed sufficient training to operate LCVs safely on our Nation’s highways. Motor carriers are required to maintain a copy of the training certification in each LCV driver’s qualification (DQ) file, which may be reviewed by Federal or State enforcement officials. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before August 27, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by any of the following methods. Please identify your comments by the FMCSA docket number provided at the beginning of this notice. • Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow instructions for submitting comments to the Docket. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Docket: For access to the Docket Management System (DMS) to read background documents or comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time or to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is available electronically 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want notification of receipt of your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope, or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tom Yager, Chief of the Driver and Carrier Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 35538 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 124 / Thursday, June 28, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–5370; E-mail: MCPSD@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 4007(b) of the Motor Carrier Act of 1991 (Title IV of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Pub. L. 102–240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2152; 49 U.S.C. 31307) requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish Federal minimum training requirements for drivers of LCVs. The responsibility for implementing the statutory requirement was subsequently delegated to FMCSA (49 CFR 1.73). The FMCSA, in a final rule entitled, ‘‘Minimum Training Requirements for Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Operators and LCV Driver-Instructor Requirements’’ adopted implementing regulations for the minimum training requirements for the operators of LCVs (see 69 FR 16722; March 30, 2004). The 2004 final rule created an information collection burden concerning the certification of new, current and non-grandfathered LCV drivers; grandfathering those current LCV drivers who are eligible for certification; and the certification of LCV driver-instructors. The implementing regulations define an LCV as any combination of a truck-tractor and two or more semi-trailers or trailers, which operate on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (as defined in 23 CFR 470.107) with a GVW greater than 80,000 pounds. The purpose of this rule is to enhance the safety of LCV operations on our nation’s highways. Drivers are required to present a training certification form to prospective employers to prove they are certified to drive LCVs. Motor carriers must not allow drivers to operate LCVs without ensuring the drivers have been properly trained in accordance with the requirements under 49 CFR part 380. The training certification form provides this assurance. Motor carriers must maintain a copy of the LCV training certification form in the driver qualification file, required by 49 CFR 391.51. Motor carriers responsible for the operation of LCVs must be able to show Federal or State enforcement officials that drivers responsible for operating such LCVs are certified to do so, based on the training certificate located in their DQ files. Title: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles. OMB Control Number: 2126–0026. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Jun 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Respondents: Drivers who have completed the required LCV training and driver instructors responsible for conducting the required LCV training. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 drivers who complete the required LCV training each year; 6 driver instructors who complete LCV training must document their qualifications to train new LCV drivers. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes for LCV drivers; 30 minutes for LCV instructors. Expiration Date: June 30, 2007. Frequency of Response: Annual. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 203 hours. The FMCSA estimates that 10 minutes would be needed for newly certified LCV drivers to fulfill the information collection requirement, resulting in an annual information collection burden of 200 hours [1,200 LCV drivers × 10 minutes/60 minutes = 200 hours]. The estimated annual burden associated with instructor certification would be 3 burden hours [(2 classroom instructors × 10 minutes = 20 minutes) + (4 skills instructors × 15 minutes = 60 minutes) + (6 new instructors × 15 minute administrative burden per instructor certification = 90 minutes) = 170 minutes/60 minutes = 3 burden hours]. Definitions: The information collection requirement for the LCV training regulations under 49 CFR part 380 are applicable only to drivers of LCVs, as defined in 49 CFR 380.105. Section 380.105 defines LCV as any combination of a truck-tractor and two or more semi-trailers or trailers, which operate on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (defined in 23 CFR 470.107) with a gross vehicle weight greater than 80,000 pounds. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FMCSA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued on: June 21, 2007. D. Marlene Thomas, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. E7–12551 Filed 6–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. TIME AND DATE: July 23, 2007, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and July 24, 2007, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Central Daylight Time. PLACE: This meeting will take place at the offices of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, 2600 S. River Road, Room 400, Des Plaines, IL 60018. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors (the Board) will continue its work in developing and implementing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement and to that end, may consider matters properly before the Board. AGENCY: Mr. Avelino Gutierrez, Chair, Unified Carrier Registration Board of Directors at (505) 827–4565. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: June 25, 2007. Robert W. Miller, Acting Associate Administrator, for Enforcement and Program Delivery. [FR Doc. 07–3197 Filed 6–26–07; 3:24 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28090] Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Application for an Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Grant of application for exemption. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) grants the American Pyrotechnics Association’s (APA) application for an exemption from the prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) after the 14th hour of coming on duty. The exemption is applicable for a period beginning 7 days prior to, and 2 days immediately following Independence Day in 2007 and 2008. Fireworks personnel who operate CMVs E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 124 (Thursday, June 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35537-35538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12551]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28416]


Notice of Request for Information (RFI): Training Certification 
for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs)

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval and invites public comment on its proposal. Specifically, 
the FMCSA requests OMB's approval to revise an ICR entitled, ``Training 
Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs).'' This 
ICR is necessary due to the paperwork requirement to complete and 
maintain training certificates that drivers must present to prospective 
employers. These certificates serve as proof the drivers have 
successfully completed sufficient training to operate LCVs safely on 
our Nation's highways. Motor carriers are required to maintain a copy 
of the training certification in each LCV driver's qualification (DQ) 
file, which may be reviewed by Federal or State enforcement officials.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before August 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by any of the following 
methods. Please identify your comments by the FMCSA docket number 
provided at the beginning of this notice.
     Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow instructions for 
submitting comments to the Docket.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Docket: For access to the Docket Management System (DMS) to read 
background documents or comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at 
any time or to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is 
available electronically 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you 
want notification of receipt of 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 is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tom Yager, Chief of the Driver and 
Carrier Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building

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6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Telephone: 202-366-5370; E-mail: MCPSD@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 4007(b) of the Motor Carrier Act of 1991 (Title IV of the 
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Pub. 
L. 102-240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2152; 49 U.S.C. 31307) requires the 
Secretary of Transportation to establish Federal minimum training 
requirements for drivers of LCVs. The responsibility for implementing 
the statutory requirement was subsequently delegated to FMCSA (49 CFR 
1.73). The FMCSA, in a final rule entitled, ``Minimum Training 
Requirements for Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Operators and LCV 
Driver-Instructor Requirements'' adopted implementing regulations for 
the minimum training requirements for the operators of LCVs (see 69 FR 
16722; March 30, 2004).
    The 2004 final rule created an information collection burden 
concerning the certification of new, current and non-grandfathered LCV 
drivers; grandfathering those current LCV drivers who are eligible for 
certification; and the certification of LCV driver-instructors. The 
implementing regulations define an LCV as any combination of a truck-
tractor and two or more semi-trailers or trailers, which operate on the 
National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (as defined in 23 
CFR 470.107) with a GVW greater than 80,000 pounds. The purpose of this 
rule is to enhance the safety of LCV operations on our nation's 
highways.
    Drivers are required to present a training certification form to 
prospective employers to prove they are certified to drive LCVs. Motor 
carriers must not allow drivers to operate LCVs without ensuring the 
drivers have been properly trained in accordance with the requirements 
under 49 CFR part 380. The training certification form provides this 
assurance. Motor carriers must maintain a copy of the LCV training 
certification form in the driver qualification file, required by 49 CFR 
391.51. Motor carriers responsible for the operation of LCVs must be 
able to show Federal or State enforcement officials that drivers 
responsible for operating such LCVs are certified to do so, based on 
the training certificate located in their DQ files.
    Title: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination 
Vehicles.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0026.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Drivers who have completed the required LCV training 
and driver instructors responsible for conducting the required LCV 
training.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 drivers who complete the 
required LCV training each year; 6 driver instructors who complete LCV 
training must document their qualifications to train new LCV drivers.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes for LCV drivers; 30 minutes 
for LCV instructors.
    Expiration Date: June 30, 2007.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 203 hours. The FMCSA estimates that 
10 minutes would be needed for newly certified LCV drivers to fulfill 
the information collection requirement, resulting in an annual 
information collection burden of 200 hours [1,200 LCV drivers x 10 
minutes/60 minutes = 200 hours]. The estimated annual burden associated 
with instructor certification would be 3 burden hours [(2 classroom 
instructors x 10 minutes = 20 minutes) + (4 skills instructors x 15 
minutes = 60 minutes) + (6 new instructors x 15 minute administrative 
burden per instructor certification = 90 minutes) = 170 minutes/60 
minutes = 3 burden hours].
    Definitions: The information collection requirement for the LCV 
training regulations under 49 CFR part 380 are applicable only to 
drivers of LCVs, as defined in 49 CFR 380.105. Section 380.105 defines 
LCV as any combination of a truck-tractor and two or more semi-trailers 
or trailers, which operate on the National System of Interstate and 
Defense Highways (defined in 23 CFR 470.107) with a gross vehicle 
weight greater than 80,000 pounds.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the FMCSA's performance; (2) the accuracy 
of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that 
the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the 
collected information. The agency will summarize or include your 
comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.

    Issued on: June 21, 2007.
D. Marlene Thomas,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-12551 Filed 6-27-07; 8:45 am]
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