Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption Renewal for the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group, 35087-35088 [2013-13781]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2013 / Notices ASTM Designation F2930–12, titled: Standard Guide for Compliance with Light Sport Aircraft Standards Availability These consensus standards are copyrighted by ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428–2959. Individual reprints of a standard (single or multiple copies, or special compilations and other related technical information) may be obtained by contacting ASTM at this address, or at (610) 832–9585 (phone), (610) 832–9555 (fax), through service@astm.org (email), or through the ASTM Web site at www.astm.org. To inquire about standard content and/or membership or about ASTM International Offices abroad, contact Christine DeJong, Staff Manager for Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft: (610) 832–9736, cdejong@astm.org. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on May 31, 2013. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–13796 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the SpaceX Texas Launch Site DOT, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), lead Federal agency; and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Park Service, U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, cooperating agencies. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of extension of comment wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES period. SUMMARY: A Notice of Availability (NOA) for the FAA’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the SpaceX Texas Launch Site (Draft EIS) was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 19, 2013 (78 FR 23558). The FAA also published an NOA of the Draft EIS in the Federal Register on the same day (78 FR 23629). The comment period for the Draft EIS was to end on June 3, 2013 (45 days after publication of the proposal in the Federal Register). This notice extends the comment period to June 24, 2013 to VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Jun 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 allow the public additional time to comment on the Draft EIS. Written comments must be received on or before June 24, 2013. DATES: Please submit comments or questions regarding the Draft EIS to Ms. Stacey M. Zee, FAA Environmental Specialist, SpaceX EIS c/o Cardno TEC Inc., 275 West Street, Suite 110, Annapolis, MD 21401. Comments may also be submitted via email to faaspacexeis@cardnotec.com or by fax to (410) 990–0455. ADDRESSES: Additional Information On April 19, 2013, the FAA published a Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS in the Federal Register and requested comments. See 78 FR 23629. The comment period for the Draft EIS was originally scheduled to close on June 3, 2013. The EPA requested a comment period extension, changing the deadline for submitting comments on the Draft EIS to June 24, 2013. An electronic version of the Draft EIS is available on the FAA Web site: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/nepa_docs/review/ documents_progress/spacex_texas_ launch_site_environmental_impact_ statement/. Additionally, a paper copy and an electronic version of the Draft EIS may be reviewed during regular business hours at the following Brownsville, Texas locations: • Brownsville Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd. • Southmost Branch Library, 4320 Southmost Blvd. • University of Texas at Brownsville, Oliveira Library, 80 Fort Brown St. Ms. Stacey M. Zee, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; email Stacey.Zee@faa.gov; or phone (202) 267–9305. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued in Washington, DC on: May 30, 2013. Daniel Murray, Acting Manager, Space Transportation Development Division. [FR Doc. 2013–13814 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35087 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0177] Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption Renewal for the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA renews the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group’s (FCSG) exemption which allows the securement of metal coils on a flatbed vehicle, in a sided vehicle, or in an intermodal container loaded with eyes crosswise, grouped in rows, in which the coils are loaded to contact each other in the longitudinal direction. Motor carriers may continue to use the pre-January 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, as this loading configuration is not currently covered under the Agency’s commodityspecific rules for securing metal coils in 49 CFR 393.120. The Agency has concluded that granting this exemption renewal will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption. However, the Agency requests comments on this issue, especially from anyone who believes this standard will not be maintained. DATES: This decision is effective June 11, 2013. Comments must be received on or before July 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) number FMCSA—by 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, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12–140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the ‘‘Public E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 35088 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2013 / Notices Participation’’ heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the ‘‘Privacy Act’’ heading for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or to Room W12– 140, DOT Building, 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 acknowledgement 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 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 for the FDMS published in the Federal Register published on December 29, 2010 (73 FR 82132) or you may visit http://edocket/access.gpo.gov/ 2008/pdf/E8-785.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Luke W. Loy, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, MC– PSV, (202) 366–0676, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b)(1), FMCSA may renew an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 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.’’ FCSG has requested a two-year extension for the exemption from 49 CFR 393.120 to allow motor carriers to comply with the pre-January 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations (then at 49 CFR 393.100(c)) for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise. The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Jun 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 Basis for Renewing Exemption FCSG applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.120 in 2010 to allow motor carriers to comply with the pre-January 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise. On April 14, 2011, FMCSA published a notice of final disposition in the Federal Register granting the exemption (76 FR 20867). The renewal outlined in this notice extends the exemption through April 13, 2015, and requests public comment. FMCSA is not aware of any evidence showing that compliance with the preJanuary 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, in accordance with the conditions of the original exemption, has resulted in any degradation in safety. The Agency believes that extending the exemption for a period of two years will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption because the metal coils are grouped and secured together in the longitudinal direction, i.e., ‘‘unitized,’’ with the cargo securement system meeting all of the aggregate working load limit requirements of 49 CFR 393.106(d). The exemption is renewed subject to the following requirements, provided motor carriers using the exemption continue to meet the aggregate working load limits of 49 CFR 393.106(d). Coils with eyes crosswise: If coils are loaded to contact each other in the longitudinal direction, and relative motion between coils, and between coils and the vehicle, is prevented by tiedown assemblies and timbers: (1) Only the foremost and rearmost coils must be secured with timbers having a nominal cross section of 4 x 4 inches or more and a length which is at least 75 percent of the width of the coil or row of coils, tightly placed against both the front and rear sides of the row of coils and restrained to prevent movement of the coils in the forward and rearward directions; and (2) The first and last coils in a row of coils must be secured with a tiedown assembly restricting against forward and rearward motion, respectively. Each additional coil in the row of coils must be secured to the trailer using a tiedown assembly. The exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Motor carriers and/or commercial motor vehicles fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Request for Comments FMCSA requests comments from parties with data concerning the safety record of motor carriers transporting groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, in accordance with the conditions of the original exemption, by July 11, 2013. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b)(1), FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the FCSG exemption. Issued on: June 3, 2013. Anne S. Ferro, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–13781 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0015] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 20 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions are effective June 11, 2013. The exemptions expire on June 11, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Room W64–224, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0177]


Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption 
Renewal for the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group

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

ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemption; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA renews the Flatbed Carrier Safety Group's (FCSG) 
exemption which allows the securement of metal coils on a flatbed 
vehicle, in a sided vehicle, or in an intermodal container loaded with 
eyes crosswise, grouped in rows, in which the coils are loaded to 
contact each other in the longitudinal direction. Motor carriers may 
continue to use the pre-January 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations 
for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, as 
this loading configuration is not currently covered under the Agency's 
commodity-specific rules for securing metal coils in 49 CFR 393.120. 
The Agency has concluded that granting this exemption renewal will 
maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the 
level of safety achieved without the exemption. However, the Agency 
requests comments on this issue, especially from anyone who believes 
this standard will not be maintained.

DATES: This decision is effective June 11, 2013. Comments must be 
received on or before July 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) number FMCSA--by 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, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12-140, DOT Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting 
comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the 
``Public

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Participation'' heading below. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the ``Privacy Act'' heading 
for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or to Room W12-140, 
DOT Building, 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 acknowledgement that we received 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 for the FDMS published in the Federal 
Register published on December 29, 2010 (73 FR 82132) or you may visit 
http://edocket/access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-785.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Luke W. Loy, Vehicle and Roadside 
Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, 
MC-PSV, (202) 366-0676, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b)(1), FMCSA may renew an 
exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 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.'' FCSG has requested a two-year 
extension for the exemption from 49 CFR 393.120 to allow motor carriers 
to comply with the pre-January 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations 
(then at 49 CFR 393.100(c)) for the transportation of groups of metal 
coils with eyes crosswise. The procedures for requesting an exemption 
(including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381.

Basis for Renewing Exemption

    FCSG applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.120 in 2010 to allow 
motor carriers to comply with the pre-January 1, 2004 cargo securement 
regulations for the transportation of groups of metal coils with eyes 
crosswise. On April 14, 2011, FMCSA published a notice of final 
disposition in the Federal Register granting the exemption (76 FR 
20867). The renewal outlined in this notice extends the exemption 
through April 13, 2015, and requests public comment.
    FMCSA is not aware of any evidence showing that compliance with the 
pre-January 1, 2004 cargo securement regulations for the transportation 
of groups of metal coils with eyes crosswise, in accordance with the 
conditions of the original exemption, has resulted in any degradation 
in safety. The Agency believes that extending the exemption for a 
period of two years will likely achieve a level of safety that is 
equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without 
the exemption because the metal coils are grouped and secured together 
in the longitudinal direction, i.e., ``unitized,'' with the cargo 
securement system meeting all of the aggregate working load limit 
requirements of 49 CFR 393.106(d).
    The exemption is renewed subject to the following requirements, 
provided motor carriers using the exemption continue to meet the 
aggregate working load limits of 49 CFR 393.106(d).
    Coils with eyes crosswise: If coils are loaded to contact each 
other in the longitudinal direction, and relative motion between coils, 
and between coils and the vehicle, is prevented by tiedown assemblies 
and timbers:
    (1) Only the foremost and rearmost coils must be secured with 
timbers having a nominal cross section of 4 x 4 inches or more and a 
length which is at least 75 percent of the width of the coil or row of 
coils, tightly placed against both the front and rear sides of the row 
of coils and restrained to prevent movement of the coils in the forward 
and rearward directions; and
    (2) The first and last coils in a row of coils must be secured with 
a tiedown assembly restricting against forward and rearward motion, 
respectively. Each additional coil in the row of coils must be secured 
to the trailer using a tiedown assembly.
    The exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier 
by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Motor carriers and/or 
commercial motor vehicles fail 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.

Request for Comments

    FMCSA requests comments from parties with data concerning the 
safety record of motor carriers transporting groups of metal coils with 
eyes crosswise, in accordance with the conditions of the original 
exemption, by July 11, 2013. The Agency will evaluate any adverse 
evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if 
continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals 
and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b)(1), FMCSA will take 
immediate steps to revoke the FCSG exemption.

    Issued on: June 3, 2013.
Anne S. Ferro,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-13781 Filed 6-10-13; 8:45 am]
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