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Download as PDF 18826 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2011 / Notices optometrist noted, ‘‘Robert has been driving commercially for a number of years, has been a patient here for over a decade, and I see no reason why he should not be able to continue to drive.’’ Mr. Smith reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 1.3 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years accumulating 10,200 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Richard D. Williams Mr. Williams, 55, has had loss of vision in his right eye since 2006. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2011, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In light of the fact that his left eye has perfect 20/20 vision and that he does have a history of decreased vision in the right eye for the past several years, I do feel that he has adapted well to the situation and I have no concerns in his ability to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Williams reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 2.6 million miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years accumulating 1.5 million miles and buses for 5 years, accumulating 62,500 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. The Agency will consider all comments received before the close of business May 5, 2011. Comments will be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The Agency will file comments received after the comment closing date in the public docket, and will consider them to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should monitor the public docket for new material. Issued on: March 29, 2011. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–7959 Filed 4–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Apr 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0091] Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors; Request for Nominations Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice Requesting Nominations from among Chief Administrative Officers of State Agencies to the Board of Directors. AGENCY: The FMCSA solicits nominations and applications for appointment to the Board of Directors of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR Plan) of interested persons to serve as representatives of chief administrative officers of State agencies responsible for overseeing the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR Agreement). The Agency will appoint four members from such State agencies, one from each of FMCSA’s four service areas. As authorized by 49 U.S.C. 14504a, the UCR Plan is responsible for the administration of the UCR Agreement. The UCR Agreement governs the registration and the collection and distribution of fees paid by for-hire and private motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies. The UCR Plan and Agreement replaced the Single State Registration System (SSRS), which was repealed as of January 1, 2008. DATES: Nominations or expressions of interest for appointment to the Board of Directors must be received on or before April 20, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to this notice, identified by docket number FMCSA–2011–0091, by any of the following methods—Internet, facsimile, regular mail, or handdelivery. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. The FDMS is the preferred method for submitting comments, and we urge you to use it. In the ‘‘Comment’’ or ‘‘Submission’’ section, type Docket ID Number ‘‘FMCSA—2011–0091’’, select ‘‘Go’’, and then click on ‘‘Send a Comment or Submission.’’ You will receive a tracking number when you submit a comment. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail, Courier, or Hand-Deliver: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations (M–30), West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DC 20590. Office hours are between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Docket: Comments and material received from the public, as well as background information and documents mentioned in this preamble, are part of docket FMCSA—2011–0091, and are available for inspection and copying on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. You may also view and copy documents at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Docket Operations Unit, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. Privacy Act: All comments will be posted without change including any personal information provided to the FDMS at http://www.regulations.gov. Anyone can search the electronic form of all our dockets in FDMS, by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) complete Privacy Act Systems of Records notice was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476), and can be viewed at http: //docketsinfo.dot.gov. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket, and we will consider late comments to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jose M. Rodriguez, Office of Research and Information Technology, (202) 366– 3517, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590 or by e-mail at: jose.rodriguez@dot.gov@dot.gov. Background Section 4305(b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) [Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005] enacted 49 U.S.C. 14504a entitled ‘‘Unified carrier registration system plan and agreement.’’ Under the UCR Agreement, motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies that are involved in interstate transportation register and pay certain fees. The UCR Plan’s Board of Directors must issue rules and regulations to govern the UCR Agreement. Section 14504a(a)(9) defines the Unified Carrier Registration Plan as the organization of State, Federal, and industry representatives responsible for developing, implementing, and administering the UCRA. Section 14504a(d)(1)(B) directed the Secretary to establish a Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors made up of 15 E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2011 / Notices members from FMCSA, State governments, and the motor carrier industry. The Board also must recommend initial annual fees to be assessed against carriers, leasing companies, brokers, and freight forwarders under the UCRA, as well as any annual adjustments to those fees. Section 14504a(d)(1)(B) provides that the UCR Plan’s Board of Directors must consist of directors from the following groups: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: One director must be selected from each of the FMCSA service areas (as defined by FMCSA on January 1, 2005) from among the chief administrative officers of the State agencies responsible for administering the UCRA. State Agencies: The five directors selected to represent State agencies must be from among the professional staffs of State agencies responsible for overseeing the administration of the UCR Agreement. Motor Carrier Industry: Five directors must be from the motor carrier industry. At least one of the five motor carrier industry directors must be from ‘‘a national trade association representing the general motor carrier of property industry’’ and one of them must be from ‘‘a motor carrier that falls within the smallest fleet fee bracket.’’ U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department): One individual, either the FMCSA Deputy Administrator or such other Presidential appointee from the Department appointed by the Secretary, represents the Department. The establishment of the Board was announced in the Federal Register on May 12, 2006 (71 FR 27777). In that notice, the Agency recognized the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) as the national trade association representing the general motor carrier of property industry. ATA is a national affiliation of State trucking organizations representing the national, State and local interests of the 50 affiliated State trucking associations; and the interests of specialized areas of the trucking industry through conferences and councils. The Agency selected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) as the organization from which to appoint an individual to represent motor carriers comprising the smallest fleet fee bracket. OOIDA is a national trade association representing the interests of small trucking companies and drivers. Each of the four current directors from the chief administrative officers of the State agencies responsible for overseeing the administration of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Apr 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 UCR Agreement are serving terms that expire on May 31, 2011. These directors may continue to serve until their replacements are appointed; each of them may be reappointed (49 U.S.C. 14504a(d)(1)(D)(iii) and (iv)). Today’s publication serves as a notice requesting nominations for and public comment on possible appointment of the four members of the UCR Plan’s Board of Directors to be appointed from the chief administrative officers of the responsible State agencies in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 14504a(d). Board Member Nominations FMCSA seeks either nominations of, or expressions of interest from, individuals to serve as members of the board of directors for the UCR Plan from the responsible State agencies. Nominations or expressions of interest should indicate that the person nominated or recommended meets the statutory requirements specified in 49 U.S.C. 14504a(d)(1)(B)(i). Nominations or expressions of interest must be transmitted by means of the procedures for comments specified earlier in this notice. FMCSA and the Department will make the appointments for the four members from the responsible State agencies for three-year terms, expiring on May 31, 2014. Issued on: March 25, 2011. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator, Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2011–7957 Filed 4–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P 18827 trackage rights to expire at midnight on December 10, 2011, in accordance with the agreement of the parties, subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). DATES: This exemption will be effective on May 5, 2011. Petitions to stay must be filed by April 15, 2011. Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by April 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35466 (Sub-No. 1), must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on BNSF’s representative: Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 245–0395. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: March 30, 2011. By the Board, Chairman Elliott and Commissioner Mulvey. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–7998 Filed 4–4–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35466 (Sub-No. 1)] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BNSF Railway Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Partial revocation of exemption. AGENCY: Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the trackage rights described in Docket No. FD 35466 1 to permit the SUMMARY: 1 On February 8, 2011, the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) filed a verified notice of exemption under the Board’s class exemption procedures at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). The notice covered the agreement by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) to grant local trackage rights to BNSF over UP’s lines extending between: (1) UP milepost 93.2 at Stockton, Cal., on UP’s Oakland Subdivision, and UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., on UP’s Canyon Subdivision, a distance of approximately 126.2 miles; and (2) UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., and UP milepost 280.7 at PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Treasury, on behalf of itself and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will submit the following public information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. A copy of the submission may be obtained by Keddie, Cal., on UP’s Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 61.3 miles. BNSF states that the trackage rights are only temporary rights, but, because they are ‘‘local’’ rather than ‘‘overhead’’ rights, they do not qualify for the Board’s class exemption for temporary trackage rights at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). See BNSF Ry.—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pac. R.R., FD 35466 (STB served Feb. 24, 2011). E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 5, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18826-18827]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7957]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0091]


Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors; Request for 
Nominations

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

ACTION: Notice Requesting Nominations from among Chief Administrative 
Officers of State Agencies to the Board of Directors.

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA solicits nominations and applications for 
appointment to the Board of Directors of the Unified Carrier 
Registration Plan (UCR Plan) of interested persons to serve as 
representatives of chief administrative officers of State agencies 
responsible for overseeing the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement 
(UCR Agreement). The Agency will appoint four members from such State 
agencies, one from each of FMCSA's four service areas. As authorized by 
49 U.S.C. 14504a, the UCR Plan is responsible for the administration of 
the UCR Agreement. The UCR Agreement governs the registration and the 
collection and distribution of fees paid by for-hire and private motor 
carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies. The UCR 
Plan and Agreement replaced the Single State Registration System 
(SSRS), which was repealed as of January 1, 2008.

DATES: Nominations or expressions of interest for appointment to the 
Board of Directors must be received on or before April 20, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to this notice, identified by docket 
number FMCSA-2011-0091, by any of the following methods--Internet, 
facsimile, regular mail, or hand-delivery.
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) 
Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. The FDMS is the preferred 
method for submitting comments, and we urge you to use it. In the 
``Comment'' or ``Submission'' section, type Docket ID Number ``FMCSA--
2011-0091'', select ``Go'', and then click on ``Send a Comment or 
Submission.'' You will receive a tracking number when you submit a 
comment.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail, Courier, or Hand-Deliver: U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Docket Operations (M-30), West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    Docket: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
background information and documents mentioned in this preamble, are 
part of docket FMCSA--2011-0091, and are available for inspection and 
copying on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may also 
view and copy documents at the U.S. Department of Transportation's 
Docket Operations Unit, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC.
    Privacy Act: All comments will be posted without change including 
any personal information provided to the FDMS at http://www.regulations.gov. Anyone can search the electronic form of all our 
dockets in FDMS, by the name of the individual submitting the comment 
(or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). The Department of Transportation's (DOT) 
complete Privacy Act Systems of Records notice was published in the 
Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476), and can be viewed at 
http://docketsinfo.dot.gov. Comments received after the comment 
closing date will be included in the docket, and we will consider late 
comments to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jose M. Rodriguez, Office of 
Research and Information Technology, (202) 366-3517, FMCSA, Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590 or 
by e-mail at: jose.rodriguez@dot.gov@dot.gov.

Background

    Section 4305(b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) [Pub. L. 
109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005] enacted 49 U.S.C. 14504a 
entitled ``Unified carrier registration system plan and agreement.'' 
Under the UCR Agreement, motor carriers, motor private carriers, 
brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies that are involved in 
interstate transportation register and pay certain fees. The UCR Plan's 
Board of Directors must issue rules and regulations to govern the UCR 
Agreement. Section 14504a(a)(9) defines the Unified Carrier 
Registration Plan as the organization of State, Federal, and industry 
representatives responsible for developing, implementing, and 
administering the UCRA. Section 14504a(d)(1)(B) directed the Secretary 
to establish a Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors 
made up of 15

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members from FMCSA, State governments, and the motor carrier industry. 
The Board also must recommend initial annual fees to be assessed 
against carriers, leasing companies, brokers, and freight forwarders 
under the UCRA, as well as any annual adjustments to those fees. 
Section 14504a(d)(1)(B) provides that the UCR Plan's Board of Directors 
must consist of directors from the following groups:
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: One director must be 
selected from each of the FMCSA service areas (as defined by FMCSA on 
January 1, 2005) from among the chief administrative officers of the 
State agencies responsible for administering the UCRA.
    State Agencies: The five directors selected to represent State 
agencies must be from among the professional staffs of State agencies 
responsible for overseeing the administration of the UCR Agreement.
    Motor Carrier Industry: Five directors must be from the motor 
carrier industry. At least one of the five motor carrier industry 
directors must be from ``a national trade association representing the 
general motor carrier of property industry'' and one of them must be 
from ``a motor carrier that falls within the smallest fleet fee 
bracket.''
    U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department): One individual, 
either the FMCSA Deputy Administrator or such other Presidential 
appointee from the Department appointed by the Secretary, represents 
the Department.
    The establishment of the Board was announced in the Federal 
Register on May 12, 2006 (71 FR 27777). In that notice, the Agency 
recognized the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) as the 
national trade association representing the general motor carrier of 
property industry. ATA is a national affiliation of State trucking 
organizations representing the national, State and local interests of 
the 50 affiliated State trucking associations; and the interests of 
specialized areas of the trucking industry through conferences and 
councils. The Agency selected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers 
Association (OOIDA) as the organization from which to appoint an 
individual to represent motor carriers comprising the smallest fleet 
fee bracket. OOIDA is a national trade association representing the 
interests of small trucking companies and drivers.
    Each of the four current directors from the chief administrative 
officers of the State agencies responsible for overseeing the 
administration of the UCR Agreement are serving terms that expire on 
May 31, 2011. These directors may continue to serve until their 
replacements are appointed; each of them may be reappointed (49 U.S.C. 
14504a(d)(1)(D)(iii) and (iv)). Today's publication serves as a notice 
requesting nominations for and public comment on possible appointment 
of the four members of the UCR Plan's Board of Directors to be 
appointed from the chief administrative officers of the responsible 
State agencies in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 14504a(d).

Board Member Nominations

    FMCSA seeks either nominations of, or expressions of interest from, 
individuals to serve as members of the board of directors for the UCR 
Plan from the responsible State agencies. Nominations or expressions of 
interest should indicate that the person nominated or recommended meets 
the statutory requirements specified in 49 U.S.C. 14504a(d)(1)(B)(i). 
Nominations or expressions of interest must be transmitted by means of 
the procedures for comments specified earlier in this notice. FMCSA and 
the Department will make the appointments for the four members from the 
responsible State agencies for three-year terms, expiring on May 31, 
2014.

    Issued on: March 25, 2011.
Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator, Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-7957 Filed 4-4-11; 8:45 am]
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