Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Volvo Trucks North America, Renewal of Exemption, 4412-4413 [2011-1485]

Download as PDF 4412 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 25, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee—Closed Session Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Special Closed Session. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), and Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 102–3.160, notice is hereby given of a special closed session of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The special closed session will be an administrative session for the Committee members to review the structure of COMSTAC’s public meetings and discuss if the current structure is the most desirable arrangement of activities. 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ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent to prepare a Tier One Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed extension of Interstate Highway 69 (I–69) from near Laredo and SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Jan 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 the Lower Rio Grande Valley is rescinded. The original notice dated January 15, 2004 was published in the Federal Register Volume 69, number 10 and on pages 2382–2383. The original notice can be viewed electronically here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/ 2004/04-866.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory S. Punske, P.E., District Engineer (District B, South), Federal Highway Administration, Texas Division, 300 East 8th Street, Room 826, Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone (512) 536–5960. 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As a result of the retirement of the TTC concept and TxDOT’s intent to only evaluate the use of existing and planned facilities to develop I–69, the project PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 described and being evaluated under the above mentioned notices is no longer under consideration. As a result, the above mentioned notices are rescinded. Issued on: January 14, 2011. Gregory S. Punske, District Engineer (District B, South), Austin, Texas. [FR Doc. 2011–1441 Filed 1–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2006–25756] Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Standards; Volvo Trucks North America, Renewal of Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its final decision regarding Volvo Trucks North America’s (Volvo) application for an exemption for Andreas Hamsten to enable him to continue to test-drive commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in the United States without a commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by one of the States. FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemption and requested comment on the decision. No comments were received. DATES: This exemption is effective from June 18, 2010 through June 18, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine Hydock, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, Telephone: 202–366–4325. E-mail: MCPSD@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption, including an exemption from the CDL requirements of 49 CFR 383.23, for a maximum 2-year period 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.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are prescribed in 49 CFR part 381. FMCSA evaluated Volvo’s application on its merits and decided to renew Andreas Hamsten’s exemption for a two-year period, effective June 18, 2010, as previously announced in the Federal Register (75 FR 45198, August 2, 2010). E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 25, 2011 / Notices Comments DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION In the August 2 notice, FMCSA requested public comment on the renewal; the Agency received no comments. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2004–18885; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA– 2008–0340] Terms and Conditions for the Exemption mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Based upon its evaluation of the application for an exemption, FMCSA granted Volvo a renewal of the exemption from the Federal CDL requirement in 49 CFR 383.23 for a period of 2 years from June 18, 2010 through June 18, 2012, for Andreas Hamsten to test-drive CMVs within the U.S. Mr. Hamsten’s exemption is renewed subject to the following terms and conditions: (1) This exemption is valid only when Mr. Hamsten is acting within the scope of his employment by Volvo; (2) He and Volvo must adhere to drug and alcohol regulations, including testing, as provided by in 49 CFR part 382; (3) He and Volvo must adhere to driver disqualification rules under 49 CFR parts 383 and 391 that apply to other CMV drivers in the United States; (4) He is subject to all other provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) (49 CFR 390– 397) unless specifically exempted herein; (5) He must keep a copy of the exemption in the vehicle at all times for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official; (6) Volvo must notify FMCSA in writing of any accident, as defined in 49 CFR 390.5, involving this exempted driver; and (7) Volvo must notify FMCSA in writing if this driver is convicted of a disqualifying offense described in sections 383.51 or 391.15 of the FMCSRs. This exemption will be valid for 2 years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. Mr. Hamsten’s exemption will be rescinded if: (1) He fails 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. Issued on: January 5, 2011. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–1485 Filed 1–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Jan 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 20 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. SUMMARY: This decision is effective February 5, 2011. Comments must be received on or before February 24, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA–2004– 17984; FMCSA–2008–0340, using any of the following methods. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4413 comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received 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 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 DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/ E8-785.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical Programs, (202)–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption from the vision requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-year period 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.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. Exemption Decision This notice addresses 20 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has evaluated these 20 applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. They are: Bryant M. Adams Ricky J. Childress Walden V. Clarke Thomas A. Crowell E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4412-4413]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1485]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA-2006-25756]


Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Volvo Trucks North 
America, Renewal of Exemption

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its final decision regarding Volvo Trucks 
North America's (Volvo) application for an exemption for Andreas 
Hamsten to enable him to continue to test-drive commercial motor 
vehicles (CMVs) in the United States without a commercial driver's 
license (CDL) issued by one of the States. FMCSA previously announced 
its decision to renew the exemption and requested comment on the 
decision. No comments were received.

DATES: This exemption is effective from June 18, 2010 through June 18, 
2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine Hydock, FMCSA Driver and 
Carrier Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operations, Telephone: 202-366-4325. E-mail: MCPSD@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption, 
including an exemption from the CDL requirements of 49 CFR 383.23, for 
a maximum 2-year period 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.'' The procedures 
for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are prescribed in 49 
CFR part 381. FMCSA evaluated Volvo's application on its merits and 
decided to renew Andreas Hamsten's exemption for a two-year period, 
effective June 18, 2010, as previously announced in the Federal 
Register (75 FR 45198, August 2, 2010).

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Comments

    In the August 2 notice, FMCSA requested public comment on the 
renewal; the Agency received no comments.

Terms and Conditions for the Exemption

    Based upon its evaluation of the application for an exemption, 
FMCSA granted Volvo a renewal of the exemption from the Federal CDL 
requirement in 49 CFR 383.23 for a period of 2 years from June 18, 2010 
through June 18, 2012, for Andreas Hamsten to test-drive CMVs within 
the U.S. Mr. Hamsten's exemption is renewed subject to the following 
terms and conditions: (1) This exemption is valid only when Mr. Hamsten 
is acting within the scope of his employment by Volvo; (2) He and Volvo 
must adhere to drug and alcohol regulations, including testing, as 
provided by in 49 CFR part 382; (3) He and Volvo must adhere to driver 
disqualification rules under 49 CFR parts 383 and 391 that apply to 
other CMV drivers in the United States; (4) He is subject to all other 
provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) (49 
CFR 390-397) unless specifically exempted herein; (5) He must keep a 
copy of the exemption in the vehicle at all times for presentation to a 
duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official; (6) 
Volvo must notify FMCSA in writing of any accident, as defined in 49 
CFR 390.5, involving this exempted driver; and (7) Volvo must notify 
FMCSA in writing if this driver is convicted of a disqualifying offense 
described in sections 383.51 or 391.15 of the FMCSRs.
    This exemption will be valid for 2 years unless rescinded earlier 
by FMCSA. Mr. Hamsten's exemption will be rescinded if: (1) He fails 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.

    Issued on: January 5, 2011.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-1485 Filed 1-24-11; 8:45 am]
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