Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting, 12214-12215 [2011-4968]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 12214 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2011 / Notices 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit https://edocket.access.gpo..gov/2008/ pdf/E8–785.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Ronk, Program Manager, FMCSA, Office of Safety Programs, Outreach and Education Division. Telephone: (202) 366–1072; or e-mail brian.ronk@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The purpose of this study is to quantify and assess consumer awareness of the HHG Consumer Information Program. The study will determine the interstate moving public’s recognition or knowledge of the Program’s activities or messages, such as the ‘‘Protect Your Move’’ campaign. The data will be collected through a telephone survey. Results of the study will not be published, but used for internal research purposes by FMCSA in developing future HHG campaign materials, identifying target audiences, and determining distribution strategies to provide better consumer information to the public. Title: Household Goods Consumer Information Program Assessment Study. OMB Control Number: 2126–0045. Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved ICR. Respondents: Public/consumers who have moved household goods from one State to a different State in the U.S. (Interstate Household Goods Shippers). Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated average burden per response is 15 minutes. Expiration Date: July 31, 2011. Frequency of Response: This information collection will occur twice within the three year effective period of the OMB clearance; once in the initial year of approval and again two years following the initial data collection. Estimated Average Total Annual Burden: 250 hours [1,500 respondents × 15 minutes/60 minutes per response × 2 telephone interviews/3 year ICR approval timeframe = 250]. 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 performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:16 Mar 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued on: February 24, 2011. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2011–4924 Filed 3–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26367] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice: Announcement of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting; request for comment. AGENCY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold a public meeting on March 31 and April 1, 2011, in Louisville, Kentucky. Discussion will focus on Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier Management (Committee Task 11–01), which was begun at the December 2010 meeting. The meeting will be held as part of the Mid America Trucking Show and will be open to the public for oral comment. DATES: March 31, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., ET. The last hour of the day will be reserved for public comment. April 1, 2011, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ET. The public may comment throughout the meeting. ADDRESSES: Thursday, March 31, 2011: Galt House Hotel, 1400 N. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Willow Room, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower. Friday, April 1, 2001: Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209. South Wing, Lobby B, Meeting Room C–101. You may submit written comments identified by Docket ID Number FMCSA–2006–26367 by March 23, 2011, using any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 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., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00202 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fax: 202–493–2251. Do not submit the same comment by more than one method. To allow effective public participation before the comment period deadline, FMCSA encourages use of the Web site listed above (Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Adviser to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385–2395, mcsac@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, Aug. 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Patterns of Safety Violations Task (MCSAC Task 11–01) Section 4133 of SAFETEA–LU allows the Secretary to suspend, amend, or revoke any part of a motor carrier’s registration if the Secretary finds that any individual, while serving as an officer of that motor carrier, engages or has engaged in a pattern or practice of avoiding compliance, or masking or otherwise concealing noncompliance, with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations. Section 4133 defines an officer as ‘‘an owner, director, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, safety director, vehicle maintenance supervisor, and driver supervisor of a motor carrier, regardless of title attached to these functions, and any person, however designated, exercising controlling influence over the operations of a motor carrier.’’ Under MCSAC Task 11–01, FMCSA requests that the Committee identify concepts and ideas the Agency should consider in developing standards for Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier management to assist the Agency with implementing the requirements of section 4113 of SAFETEA–LU. In addition to providing suggestions on definitions and standards of what E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2011 / Notices constitutes a pattern of safety violations, the Committee is encouraged to offer suggestions to the Administrator regarding: (1) Which company officials should be included under the definition of ‘‘officer,’’ and (2) how to ensure that officers responsible for safety violations or their concealment are subjected to appropriate penalties and sanctions under the new system mandated by SAFETEA–LU. In developing its recommendations, the MCSAC should consider principles of due process, including whether additional enforcement and legal staff resources are needed to address the volume of cases and appeals. The MCSAC began deliberations on these issues at its December 2010 meeting and will complete action on the Patterns of Safety Violations task during the forthcoming meeting. Following the meeting, which may include presentations by experts, the Committee anticipates completion of a letter report to the Administrator. Issued on: February 28, 2011. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–4968 Filed 3–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–4334; FMCSA– 2000–7918; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2000–8398; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA– 2002–13411; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2006–25246; FMCSA– 2006–26066] 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 21 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. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:16 Mar 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 This decision is effective March 23, 2011. Comments must be received on or before April 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers, FMCSA– 1998–4334; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA–2000– 8398; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA– 2002–13411; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2006– 25246; FMCSA–2006–26066: using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://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 https:// 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 comments, go to https:// 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 https://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/ E8–785.pdf. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00203 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12215 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 21 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has evaluated these 21 applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. They are: David W. Ball Mark L. Braun Willie Burnett, Jr. Donald K. Driscoll Richard G. Gruber Richard T. Hatchel William G. Holland Bruce G. Horner Leon E. Jackson Gerald D. Larson Thomas F. Marczewski Roy E. Mathews James T. McGraw, Jr. Carl A. Michel, Sr. William C. Mohr, Sr. Robert A. Moss Bobby G. Pool, Sr. Raymond E. Royer Ronald J. Watt Harry C. Weber Yu Weng The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) That each individual has a physical examination every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each individual provides a copy of the ophthalmologist’s E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12214-12215]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4968]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26367]


Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice: Announcement of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee 
meeting; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 
announces that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will 
hold a public meeting on March 31 and April 1, 2011, in Louisville, 
Kentucky. Discussion will focus on Patterns of Safety Violations by 
Motor Carrier Management (Committee Task 11-01), which was begun at the 
December 2010 meeting. The meeting will be held as part of the Mid 
America Trucking Show and will be open to the public for oral comment.

DATES: March 31, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., ET. The last hour of the 
day will be reserved for public comment.
    April 1, 2011, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ET. The public may comment 
throughout the meeting.

ADDRESSES: Thursday, March 31, 2011: Galt House Hotel, 1400 N. Fourth 
Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Willow Room, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower. 
Friday, April 1, 2001: Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), 937 Phillips 
Lane, Louisville, KY 40209. South Wing, Lobby B, Meeting Room C-101.
    You may submit written comments identified by Docket ID Number 
FMCSA-2006-26367 by March 23, 2011, using any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online 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., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday 
through Friday except Federal holidays.
    Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Do not submit the same comment by more than one method. To allow 
effective public participation before the comment period deadline, 
FMCSA encourages use of the Web site listed above (Federal eRulemaking 
Portal: https://www.regulations.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Adviser 
to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385-2395, mcsac@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

    Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 
109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, Aug. 10, 2005) required the Secretary of 
Transportation to establish a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. 
The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA 
Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations and 
operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App. 2).

Patterns of Safety Violations Task (MCSAC Task 11-01)

    Section 4133 of SAFETEA-LU allows the Secretary to suspend, amend, 
or revoke any part of a motor carrier's registration if the Secretary 
finds that any individual, while serving as an officer of that motor 
carrier, engages or has engaged in a pattern or practice of avoiding 
compliance, or masking or otherwise concealing noncompliance, with the 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and/or Hazardous Materials 
Regulations. Section 4133 defines an officer as ``an owner, director, 
chief executive officer, chief financial officer, safety director, 
vehicle maintenance supervisor, and driver supervisor of a motor 
carrier, regardless of title attached to these functions, and any 
person, however designated, exercising controlling influence over the 
operations of a motor carrier.''
    Under MCSAC Task 11-01, FMCSA requests that the Committee identify 
concepts and ideas the Agency should consider in developing standards 
for Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier management to assist 
the Agency with implementing the requirements of section 4113 of 
SAFETEA-LU. In addition to providing suggestions on definitions and 
standards of what

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constitutes a pattern of safety violations, the Committee is encouraged 
to offer suggestions to the Administrator regarding: (1) Which company 
officials should be included under the definition of ``officer,'' and 
(2) how to ensure that officers responsible for safety violations or 
their concealment are subjected to appropriate penalties and sanctions 
under the new system mandated by SAFETEA-LU. In developing its 
recommendations, the MCSAC should consider principles of due process, 
including whether additional enforcement and legal staff resources are 
needed to address the volume of cases and appeals.
    The MCSAC began deliberations on these issues at its December 2010 
meeting and will complete action on the Patterns of Safety Violations 
task during the forthcoming meeting. Following the meeting, which may 
include presentations by experts, the Committee anticipates completion 
of a letter report to the Administrator.

    Issued on: February 28, 2011.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-4968 Filed 3-3-11; 8:45 am]
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