Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations, 5424-5425 [2011-2104]

Download as PDF 5424 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2011 / Notices C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments Regarding the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change: (1) Does not significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (2) does not impose any significant burden on competition; and (3) by its terms does not become operative for 30 days after the date of this filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 9 of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.10 A proposed rule change filed under 19b–4(f)(6) normally may not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of filing.11 However, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) 12 permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. BX has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay. BX notes that the proposal will allow the Exchange to continue receiving inbound routes of equities orders from NES, in a manner consistent with prior approvals and established protections, while also permitting the Exchange and the Commission to assess the impact of the pilot.13 The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because such waiver would allow the pilot period to be extended without undue delay through June 15, 2011. For this reason, the Commission designates the proposed rule change to be operative upon filing with the Commission.14 At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–BX–2011–003 on the subject line. Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–BX–2011–003. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s 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 Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, 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 Exchange. 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 publicly available. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–BX– 2011–003 and should be submitted on or before February 22, 2011. SUMMARY: 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). In addition, Rule 19b–4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Commission is waiving this fiveday pre-filing requirement. 12 Id. 13 See supra Section II.A.2. 14 For the purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 10 17 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jan 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2011–1988 Filed 1–28–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26367] Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for Nominations to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). AGENCY: The FMCSA solicits nominations for interested persons to serve on the MCSAC. The MCSAC is composed of FMCSA stakeholders from the safety enforcement, industry, labor, and safety sectors and is charged with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on Federal motor carrier safety programs. DATES: Nominations for the MCSAC must be received on or before March 2, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, MCSAC Liaison, FMCSA, at 202–385–2395 or via e-mail at Shannon.Watson@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish the MCSAC. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Administrator of FMCSA on the needs, objectives, plans, approaches, content, and accomplishments of motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations under its charter (http://mcsac/about.htm). The Committee may be comprised of not more than 20 members appointed by the Administrator for up to 2-year terms. Members are selected from among individuals who are not employees of FMCSA and who are specially qualified to serve on the Committee based on their education, training, or experience. Currently, the members include representatives of the motor carrier 15 17 E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 31JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2011 / Notices industry, shipping industry, safety advocates, labor, and safety enforcement officials. Representatives of a single enumerated interest group may not constitute a majority of the Committee members. The Administrator designates a chairman of the Committee from among the members. Committee members must not be officers or employees of the Federal Government and serve without pay. The Administrator may allow a member, when attending meetings of the Committee or a subcommittee, reimbursement of expenses authorized under Section 5703 of Title 5, United States Code and the Federal Travel Regulation, 41 CFR part 301, relating to per diem, travel, and transportation. The President’s Memorandum of June 18, 2010, concerning lobbyists on Agency boards and commissions (75 FR 35995, 6/23/10) directed the heads of Executive departments and agencies ‘‘not to make any new appointments or reappointments of federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions.’’ Pursuant to the President’s directive, FMCSA will not consider for appointment to the MCSAC any individual who is subject to the registration and reporting requirements of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (2 U.S.C. 1605). The Designated Federal Officer anticipates calling Committee meetings approximately four times each year. Meetings are open to the general public, except as provided under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.). Notice of each meeting is published in the Federal Register at least 15 calendar days prior to the date of the meeting. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES II. Request for Nominations The FMCSA seeks nominations for membership to the MCSAC from among its stakeholder groups for representatives with specialized experience, education, or training in commercial motor vehicle safety issues. The Agency is required under FACA to appoint members of diverse views and interests to ensure the committee is balanced with appropriate consideration of background. All Committee members must be able to attend at least three to four meetings each year in person or by teleconference. Interested persons should have a commitment to transportation safety, knowledge of transportation issues, experience on panels that deal with transportation safety, and a record of collaboration and professional experience in commercial motor vehicle safety issues. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jan 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 On-line applications will be accepted for positions on the MCSAC. Applications may be obtained from the MCSAC Web site at http:// mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/, completed online, and e-mailed to Shannon L. Watson, MCSAC liaison, at Shannon.Watson@dot.gov. The Web site contains additional information on the MCSAC, including reports, meeting minutes, and membership information. Nominations must be received on or before March 2, 2011. Issued on: January 21, 2011. Anne S. Ferro, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–2104 Filed 1–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0385] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 24 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision standard. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers. DATES: The exemptions are effective January 31, 2011. The exemptions expire on January 31, 2013. 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: SUMMARY: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at http:// www.regulations.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5425 Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 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 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. Background On December 14, 2010, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of exemption applications from certain individuals, and requested comments from the public (75 FR 77942). That notice listed 24 applicants’ case histories. The 24 individuals applied for exemptions from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), for drivers who operate CMVs in interstate commerce. Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year 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 statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated the 24 applications on their merits and made a determination to grant exemptions to each of them. Vision and Driving Experience of the Applicants The vision requirement in the FMCSRs provides: A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 20 (Monday, January 31, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5424-5425]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2104]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26367]


Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

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

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory 
Committee (MCSAC).

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA solicits nominations for interested persons to serve 
on the MCSAC. The MCSAC is composed of FMCSA stakeholders from the 
safety enforcement, industry, labor, and safety sectors and is charged 
with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on 
Federal motor carrier safety programs.

DATES: Nominations for the MCSAC must be received on or before March 2, 
2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, MCSAC Liaison, 
FMCSA, at 202-385-2395 or via e-mail at Shannon.Watson@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 
109-59, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to 
establish the MCSAC. The Committee provides advice and recommendations 
to the Administrator of FMCSA on the needs, objectives, plans, 
approaches, content, and accomplishments of motor carrier safety 
programs and motor carrier safety regulations under its charter (http:/
/mcsac/about.htm). The Committee may be comprised of not more than 20 
members appointed by the Administrator for up to 2-year terms. Members 
are selected from among individuals who are not employees of FMCSA and 
who are specially qualified to serve on the Committee based on their 
education, training, or experience. Currently, the members include 
representatives of the motor carrier

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industry, shipping industry, safety advocates, labor, and safety 
enforcement officials. Representatives of a single enumerated interest 
group may not constitute a majority of the Committee members. The 
Administrator designates a chairman of the Committee from among the 
members.
    Committee members must not be officers or employees of the Federal 
Government and serve without pay. The Administrator may allow a member, 
when attending meetings of the Committee or a subcommittee, 
reimbursement of expenses authorized under Section 5703 of Title 5, 
United States Code and the Federal Travel Regulation, 41 CFR part 301, 
relating to per diem, travel, and transportation.
    The President's Memorandum of June 18, 2010, concerning lobbyists 
on Agency boards and commissions (75 FR 35995, 6/23/10) directed the 
heads of Executive departments and agencies ``not to make any new 
appointments or reappointments of federally registered lobbyists to 
advisory committees and other boards and commissions.'' Pursuant to the 
President's directive, FMCSA will not consider for appointment to the 
MCSAC any individual who is subject to the registration and reporting 
requirements of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (2 U.S.C. 1605).
    The Designated Federal Officer anticipates calling Committee 
meetings approximately four times each year. Meetings are open to the 
general public, except as provided under the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.). Notice of each meeting is published in the 
Federal Register at least 15 calendar days prior to the date of the 
meeting.

II. Request for Nominations

    The FMCSA seeks nominations for membership to the MCSAC from among 
its stakeholder groups for representatives with specialized experience, 
education, or training in commercial motor vehicle safety issues. The 
Agency is required under FACA to appoint members of diverse views and 
interests to ensure the committee is balanced with appropriate 
consideration of background. All Committee members must be able to 
attend at least three to four meetings each year in person or by 
teleconference. Interested persons should have a commitment to 
transportation safety, knowledge of transportation issues, experience 
on panels that deal with transportation safety, and a record of 
collaboration and professional experience in commercial motor vehicle 
safety issues.
    On-line applications will be accepted for positions on the MCSAC. 
Applications may be obtained from the MCSAC Web site at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/, completed on-line, and e-mailed to Shannon L. 
Watson, MCSAC liaison, at Shannon.Watson@dot.gov. The Web site contains 
additional information on the MCSAC, including reports, meeting 
minutes, and membership information.
    Nominations must be received on or before March 2, 2011.

    Issued on: January 21, 2011.
Anne S. Ferro,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-2104 Filed 1-28-11; 8:45 am]
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