Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Volvo/Prevost LLC, 76702-76704 [2013-30078]

Download as PDF ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 76702 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices 2013. The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et. seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2013– 0204. Date Filed: December 2, 2013. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: December 23, 2013. Description: Application of Norwegian Air International Limited (‘‘Norwegian International’’) requesting exemption authority and a foreign air carrier permit to enable it to conduct foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of persons, property and mail to the full extent permitted under the open skies U.S.-E.U.-IcelandNorway Air Transport Agreement; Norwegian International requests authority to engage in: a. Foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of persons, property and mail from any point or points behind any Member State(s) of the European Union, via any point or points in any Member State and via intermediate points, to any point(s) in the United States and beyond; b. foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of persons, property, and mail between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area; c. foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of persons property and mail between any point or points in Norway, via intermediate points, and any point or points in the United States; d. foreign scheduled and charter cargo air transportation between any point or points in the United States and any other point or points; e. other charters pursuant to the prior approval requirements; and f. scheduled and charter transportation consistent with any future, additional rights that may be granted to European Union carriers under the U.S.-E.U. Open Skies Agreement. Barbara J. Hairston, Supervisory Dockets Officer, Docket Operations, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 2013–30077 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Warren Field Airport, Washington, NC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on request by the City of Washington to change a portion of airport property from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use at the Warren Field Airport, Washington, North Carolina. The request consists of approximately 32 acres. This action is taken under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21). DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents are available for review at the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Aviation, 1050 Meridian Drive, RDU Airport, NC 27623; and the FAA Memphis Airports District Office, 2600 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118–2482. Written comments on the Sponsor’s request must be delivered or mailed to: Mr. Phillip J. Braden, Manager, Memphis Airports District Office, 2600 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118–2482. In addition, a copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Philip Lanier, Airport Project Manager, NCDOT, 1560 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699– 1560. SUMMARY: Mr. Tim Hester, Community Planner, Federal Aviation Administration, Memphis Airports District Office, 2600, Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118–2482. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location, by appointment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the request to lease property for non-aeronautical purposes at Warren Field Airport, Washington, NC 27889. Under the provisions of AIR 21 (49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2)). On December 9, 2013, the FAA determined that the request to lease property for non-aeronautical purposes at Warren Field Airport meets the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA may FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approve the request, in whole or in part, no later than January 17, 2014. The following is a brief overview of the request: The City of Washington is proposing the lease of approximately 32 acres at Warren Field Airport. The nonaeronautical lease is for a period of 15 (fifteen) years, with an option to extend the lease for a period of 5 (five) years, followed by up to two additional period(s) of 5 (five) years. The nonaeronautical lease is for the purpose of leasing said property to Duke Energy Renewables, to be used as a solar photovoltaic array. Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Memphis, TN, on December 9, 2013. Paul L. Friedman, Assistant Manager, Memphis Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2013–29942 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0386] Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Volvo/Prevost LLC Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application for exemption from Volvo/ Prevost LLC (Volvo/Prevost) to allow the placement of a lane departure warning (LDW) system at the bottom of the windshield on its motorcoaches within the swept area of the windshield wipers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) currently require antennas, transponders, and similar devices to be located not more than 6 inches below the upper edge of the windshield, outside the area swept by the windshield wipers, and outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals. Volvo/ Prevost intends to install these devices as original equipment on its motorcoaches. Volvo/Prevost believes this mounting position will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety achieved without the exemption. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices Comments must be received on or before January 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System Number FMCSA– 2013–XXX by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket site. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • 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. Instructions: All submissions 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 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. 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 in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476) or you may visit http:// www.regulations.gov. Public participation: The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site is generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can get electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the http://www.regulations.gov Web site and also at the DOT’s http:// docketsinfo.dot.gov Web site. If you want to be notified you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 page that appears after submitting comments online. Mr. Brian J. Routhier, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety, MC–PSV, (202) 366–1225, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 4007 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA– 21) [Pub. L. 105–178, June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 107, 401] amended 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e) to provide authority to grant exemptions from the FMCSRs. On August 20, 2004, FMCSA published a final rule implementing section 4007 (69 FR 51589). Under this rule, FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public with an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the request. The Agency reviews the safety analyses and the public comments and determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305). The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(b)). If the Agency denies the request, it must state the reason for doing so. If the decision is to grant the exemption, the notice must specify the person or class of persons receiving the exemption and the regulatory provision or provisions from which an exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period of the exemption (up to 2 years) and explain the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed [49 CFR 381.315(c) and 49 CFR 381.300(b)]. Volvo/Prevost’s Application for Exemption Volvo/Prevost applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.60(e)(1) to allow the installation of a LDW system on motorcoaches purchased by its customers. A copy of the application is included in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. Section 393.60(e)(1) of the FMCSRs prohibits the obstruction of the driver’s field of view by devices mounted at the top of the windshield. Antennas, PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76703 transponders and similar devices must not be mounted more than 152 mm (6 inches) below the upper edge of the windshield. These devices must be located outside the area swept by the windshield wipers and outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals. In its application, Volvo/Prevost stated: Volvo/Prevost is making this request so it is possible to introduce a Lane Departure Warning system in line with [the] NHTSA Bus Safety plan as it already did for several other safety features. The camera must be installed in the wiper swept area of [the] windshield for the system to perform correctly because it must have a clear forward facing view of the road. On a today’s typical coach the lower part of the windshield is outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals which is different from a truck. Therefore, we request the installation of the camera on the lower part of the windshield within the bottom 7 inches of the wiper swept area. In addition, Volvo/Prevost noted that without the proposed temporary exemption, it will not be able to deploy the lane departure warning system in motorcoaches because (1) its customers will be fined for violating the current regulation, (2) the lane departure warning system will not perform adequately and will not bring the safety benefits expected, and (3) the camera would be more in the field of view of the driver. Volvo/Prevost states that if the exemption is granted, it ‘‘will be able to install the LDW camera system in a location which will offer the best opportunity to optimize the data and evaluate the benefits of such a system.’’ Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on Volvo/Prevost’s application for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.60(e)(1). All comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated at the beginning of this notice will be considered and will be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Comments received after the comment closing date will be filed in the public docket and will be considered 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 continue to examine the public docket for new material. E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 76704 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices Issued on: December 11, 2013. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–30078 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA– 2007–0017] 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 16 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 January 8, 2014. Comments must be received on or before January 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. [Docket No. FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA–2007–0017], 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:// ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 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 Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 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 16 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has evaluated these 16 applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exemption for a renewable two-year period. They are: Garry A. Baker (OH) Richard D. Becotte (NH) Wayne A. Burnett (NC) Alex G. Dlugolenski (CT) Clinton D. Edwards (NE) Jimmy D. Gregory (AR) Boleslaw Makowsi (WI) Joseph W. Meacham (LA) Charles M. Moore (TX) Gary T. Murray (GA) Anthony D. Ovitt (VT) John R. Parsons, III (VA) Martin Postma (IL) Steven S. Reinsvold (WI) George E. Todd (WV) Bradley A. Weiser (OH) 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 requirements 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 or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file and retains a copy of the certification on his/her person while driving for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. Each exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) the person 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. Basis for Renewing Exemptions Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application for additional two year periods. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 16 applicants has satisfied the entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 72 FR 62897; 72 FR 67340; 73 FR 1395; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 65845; 76 FR 70210; 76 FR 78728). Each of these 16 applicants has requested renewal of the E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)]
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[Pages 76702-76704]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0386]


Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application 
for an Exemption From Volvo/Prevost LLC

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

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

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SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 
requests public comment on an application for exemption from Volvo/
Prevost LLC (Volvo/Prevost) to allow the placement of a lane departure 
warning (LDW) system at the bottom of the windshield on its 
motorcoaches within the swept area of the windshield wipers. The 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) currently require 
antennas, transponders, and similar devices to be located not more than 
6 inches below the upper edge of the windshield, outside the area swept 
by the windshield wipers, and outside the driver's sight lines to the 
road and highway signs and signals. Volvo/Prevost intends to install 
these devices as original equipment on its motorcoaches. Volvo/Prevost 
believes this mounting position will maintain a level of safety that is 
equivalent to or greater than the level of safety achieved without the 
exemption.

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DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System Number FMCSA-2013-XXX by any of the following 
methods:
     Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket 
site. Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     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.
    Instructions: All submissions 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 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.
    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 in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov.
    Public participation: The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is 
generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can get 
electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the 
``help'' section of the http://www.regulations.gov Web site and also at 
the DOT's http://docketsinfo.dot.gov Web site. If you want to be 
notified you that we received your comments, please include a self-
addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement 
page that appears after submitting comments online.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian J. Routhier, Vehicle and 
Roadside Operations Division, Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle 
Safety, MC-PSV, (202) 366-1225, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 4007 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century 
(TEA-21) [Pub. L. 105-178, June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 107, 401] amended 49 
U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e) to provide authority to grant exemptions from 
the FMCSRs. On August 20, 2004, FMCSA published a final rule 
implementing section 4007 (69 FR 51589). Under this rule, FMCSA must 
publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 
CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public with an opportunity 
to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any 
safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide 
an opportunity for public comment on the request.
    The Agency reviews the safety analyses and the public comments and 
determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level 
of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be 
achieved by the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305). The decision of 
the Agency must be published in the Federal Register (49 CFR 
381.315(b)). If the Agency denies the request, it must state the reason 
for doing so. If the decision is to grant the exemption, the notice 
must specify the person or class of persons receiving the exemption and 
the regulatory provision or provisions from which an exemption is 
granted. The notice must also specify the effective period of the 
exemption (up to 2 years) and explain the terms and conditions of the 
exemption. The exemption may be renewed [49 CFR 381.315(c) and 49 CFR 
381.300(b)].

Volvo/Prevost's Application for Exemption

    Volvo/Prevost applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.60(e)(1) to 
allow the installation of a LDW system on motorcoaches purchased by its 
customers. A copy of the application is included in the docket 
referenced at the beginning of this notice.
    Section 393.60(e)(1) of the FMCSRs prohibits the obstruction of the 
driver's field of view by devices mounted at the top of the windshield. 
Antennas, transponders and similar devices must not be mounted more 
than 152 mm (6 inches) below the upper edge of the windshield. These 
devices must be located outside the area swept by the windshield wipers 
and outside the driver's sight lines to the road and highway signs and 
signals.
    In its application, Volvo/Prevost stated:

    Volvo/Prevost is making this request so it is possible to 
introduce a Lane Departure Warning system in line with [the] NHTSA 
Bus Safety plan as it already did for several other safety features. 
The camera must be installed in the wiper swept area of [the] 
windshield for the system to perform correctly because it must have 
a clear forward facing view of the road. On a today's typical coach 
the lower part of the windshield is outside the driver's sight lines 
to the road and highway signs and signals which is different from a 
truck. Therefore, we request the installation of the camera on the 
lower part of the windshield within the bottom 7 inches of the wiper 
swept area.

In addition, Volvo/Prevost noted that without the proposed temporary 
exemption, it will not be able to deploy the lane departure warning 
system in motorcoaches because (1) its customers will be fined for 
violating the current regulation, (2) the lane departure warning system 
will not perform adequately and will not bring the safety benefits 
expected, and (3) the camera would be more in the field of view of the 
driver. Volvo/Prevost states that if the exemption is granted, it 
``will be able to install the LDW camera system in a location which 
will offer the best opportunity to optimize the data and evaluate the 
benefits of such a system.''

Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA requests 
public comment from all interested persons on Volvo/Prevost's 
application for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.60(e)(1). All comments 
received before the close of business on the comment closing date 
indicated at the beginning of this notice will be considered and will 
be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under 
the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be filed in the public docket and will be 
considered 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 continue to examine the public docket for new 
material.


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    Issued on: December 11, 2013.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-30078 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P