Pilot Program on NAFTA Trucking Provisions, 38647-38649 [2014-15936]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / Notices • Continue to advise FMCSA concerning designated tasks related to the pilot program; and • Issue a final report addressing whether FMCSA conducted the Pilot Program in a manner consistent with the objectives outlined in its Federal Register Notice. Procedurally, the subcommittee would present its recommendations to the full MCSAC for review and discussion with the final report submitted to the Agency. The subcommittee held its first meeting on March 31, 2011, and has held subsequent meetings since that time. II. Meeting Participation Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last fifteen minutes of the meeting. Should all public comments be exhausted prior to the end of the specified period, the comment period will close. Members of the public may submit written comments by Monday, July 21, 2014, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2006–26367 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on: July 1, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–15953 Filed 7–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No FMCSA–2011–0097] Pilot Program on NAFTA Trucking Provisions Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). ACTION: Notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: FMCSA announces information concerning the PreAuthorization Safety Audit (PASA) for Trans-Mex Inc., SA de CV (USDOT# 710381) which applied to participate in SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 the Agency’s long-haul pilot program to test and demonstrate the ability of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the municipalities along the United States-Mexico international border or the commercial zones of such municipalities. This motor carrier did not successfully complete the PASA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcelo Perez, FMCSA, North American Borders Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Telephone (512) 916–5440 Ext. 228; email marcelo.perez@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 25, 2007, the President signed into law the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (the Act), (Pub. L. 110–28, 121 Stat. 112, 183, May 25, 2007). Section 6901 of the Act requires that certain actions be taken by the Department of Transportation (the Department) as a condition of obligating or expending appropriated funds to grant authority to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate beyond the municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico international border or the commercial zones of such municipalities (border commercial zones). On July 8, 2011, FMCSA announced in the Federal Register [76 FR 40420] its intent to proceed with the initiation of a U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul trucking pilot program to test and demonstrate the ability of Mexicodomiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the border commercial zones as detailed in the Agency’s April 13, 2011, Federal Register notice [76 FR 20807]. The pilot program is a part of FMCSA’s implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) crossborder long-haul trucking provisions in compliance with section 6901(b)(2)(B) of the Act. FMCSA reviewed, assessed, and evaluated the required safety measures as noted in the July 8, 2011, notice and considered all comments received on or before May 13, 2011, in response to the April 13, 2011, notice. Additionally, to the extent practicable, FMCSA considered comments received after May 13, 2011. In accordance with section 6901(b)(2)(B)(i) of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (the Act), FMCSA is required to publish comprehensive data and information on PO 00000 Frm 00166 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38647 the PASAs conducted of motor carriers domiciled in Mexico that are granted authority to operate beyond the border commercial zones in the Federal Register to provide sufficient opportunity for public notice and comment. There is no requirement to provide information to the public on the motor carriers that failed the PASA, and, therefore, will not be granted authority to operate in the pilot program. However, FMCSA committed in previous notices to provide information on the motor carriers that did not pass the PASA. The Mexico-domiciled motor carrier in Table 1 did not successfully complete the PASA. Tables 2, 3 and 4 all titled (‘‘Failed Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA) Information’’) set out additional information on the carrier noted in Table 1. A narrative description of each column in the tables is provided as follows: A. Row Number in the Appendix for the Specific Carrier: The row number for each line in the tables. B. Name of Carrier: The legal name of the Mexico-domiciled motor carrier that applied for authority to operate in the U.S. beyond the border commercial zones and was considered for participation in the long-haul pilot program. C. U.S. DOT Number: The identification number assigned to the Mexico-domiciled motor carrier and required to be displayed on each side of the motor carrier’s power units. If granted provisional operating authority, the Mexico-domiciled motor carrier will be required to add the suffix ‘‘X’’ to the ending of its assigned U.S. DOT Number for those vehicles approved to participate in the pilot program. D. FMCSA Register Number: The number assigned to the Mexicodomiciled motor carrier’s operating authority as found in the FMCSA Register. E. PASA Initiated: The date the PASA was initiated. F. PASA Completed: The date the PASA was completed. G. PASA Results: The results upon completion of the PASA. The PASA receives a quality assurance review before approval. The quality assurance process involves a dual review by the FMCSA Division Office supervisor of the auditor assigned to conduct the PASA and by the FMCSA Service Center New Entrant Specialist designated for the specific FMCSA Division Office. This dual review ensures the successfully completed PASA was conducted in accordance with FMCSA policy, procedures and E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 38648 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / Notices guidance. Upon approval, the PASA results are uploaded into the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The PASA information and results are then recorded in the Mexico-domiciled motor carrier’s safety performance record in MCMIS. H. FMCSA Register: The date FMCSA published notice of a successfully completed PASA in the FMCSA Register. The FMCSA Register notice advises interested parties that the application has been preliminarily granted and that protests to the application must be filed within 10 days of the publication date. Protests are filed with FMCSA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The notice in the FMCSA Register lists the following information: a. Current registration number (e.g., MX–123456); b. Date the notice was published in the FMCSA Register; c. The applicant’s name and address; and d. Representative or contact information for the applicant. The FMCSA Register may be accessed through FMCSA’s Licensing and Insurance public Web site at http://lipublic.fmcsa.dot.gov/, and selecting FMCSA Register in the drop down menu. I. U.S. Drivers: The total number of the motor carrier’s drivers approved for long-haul transportation in the United States beyond the border commercial zones. J. U.S. Vehicles: The total number of the motor carrier’s power units approved for long-haul transportation in the United States beyond the border commercial zones. K. Passed Verification of 5 Elements (Yes/No): A Mexico-domiciled motor carrier will not be granted provisional operating authority if FMCSA cannot verify all of the following five mandatory elements. FMCSA must: a. Verify a controlled substances and alcohol testing program consistent with 49 CFR part 40. b. Verify a system of compliance with hours-of-service rules of 49 CFR part 395, including recordkeeping and retention; c. Verify the ability to obtain financial responsibility as required by 49 CFR 387, including the ability to obtain insurance in the United States; d. Verify records of periodic vehicle inspections; and e. Verify the qualifications of each driver the carrier intends to use under such authority, as required by 49 CFR parts 383 and 391, including confirming the validity of each driver’s Licencia VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Federal de Conductor and English language proficiency. L. If No, Which Element Failed: If FMCSA cannot verify one or more of the five mandatory elements outlined in 49 CFR part 365, Appendix A, Section III, this column will specify which mandatory element(s) cannot be verified. Please note that for items L through P below, during the PASA, after verifying the five mandatory elements discussed in item K above, FMCSA will gather information by reviewing a motor carrier’s compliance with ‘‘acute and critical’’ regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). Acute regulations are those where noncompliance is so severe as to require immediate corrective actions by a motor carrier regardless of the overall basic safety management controls of the motor carrier. Critical regulations are those where noncompliance relates to management and/or operational controls. These regulations are indicative of breakdowns in a carrier’s management controls. A list of acute and critical regulations is included in 49 CFR Part 385, Appendix B, Section VII. Parts of the FMCSRs and HMRs having similar characteristics are combined together into six regulatory areas called ‘‘factors.’’ The regulatory factors are intended to evaluate the adequacy of a carrier’s management controls. M. Passed Phase 1, Factor 1: A ‘‘yes’’ in this column indicates the carrier has successfully met Factor 1 (listed in part 365, Subpart E, Appendix A, Section IV(f)). Factor 1 includes the General Requirements outlined in parts 387 (Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers) and 390 (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations—General). N. Passed Phase 1, Factor 2: A ‘‘yes’’ in this column indicates the carrier has successfully met Factor 2, which includes the Driver Requirements outlined in parts 382 (Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing), 383 (Commercial Driver’s License Standards; Requirements and Penalties) and 391 (Qualifications of Drivers and Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Driver Instructors). O. Passed Phase 1, Factor 3: A ‘‘yes’’ in this column indicates the carrier has successfully met Factor 3, which includes the Operational Requirements outlined in parts 392 (Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles) and 395 (Hours of Service of Drivers). P. Passed Phase 1, Factor 4: A ‘‘yes’’ in this column indicates the carrier has PO 00000 Frm 00167 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 successfully met Factor 4, which includes the Vehicle Requirements outlined in parts 393 (Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation) and 396 (Inspection, Repair and Maintenance) and vehicle inspection and out-of-service data for the last 12 months. Q. Passed Phase 1, Factor 5: A ‘‘yes’’ in this column indicates the carrier has successfully met Factor 5, which includes the hazardous material requirements outlined in parts 171 (General Information, Regulations, and Definitions), 177 (Carriage by Public Highway), 180 (Continuing Qualification and Maintenance of Packagings) and 397 (Transportation of Hazardous Materials; Driving and Parking Rules). R. Passed Phase 1, Factor 6: A ‘‘yes’’ in this column indicates the carrier has successfully met Factor 6, which includes Accident History. This factor is the recordable accident rate during the past 12 months. A recordable ‘‘accident’’ is defined in 49 CFR 390.5, and means an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle operating on a public road in interstate or intrastate commerce which results in a fatality; a bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, immediately received medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or one or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the accident requiring the motor vehicle to be transported away from the scene by a tow truck or other motor vehicle. S. Number U.S. Vehicles Inspected: The total number of vehicles (power units) the motor carrier is approved to operate in the United States beyond the border commercial zones that received a vehicle inspection during the PASA. During a PASA, FMCSA inspected all power units to be used by the motor carrier in the pilot program and applied a current Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspection decal, if the inspection is passed successfully. This number reflects the vehicles that were inspected, irrespective of whether the vehicle received a CVSA inspection at the time of the PASA decal as a result of a passed inspection. T. Number U.S. Vehicles Issued CVSA Decal: The total number of inspected vehicles (power units) the motor carrier is approved to operate in the United States beyond the border commercial zones that received a CVSA inspection decal as a result of an inspection during the PASA. U. Controlled Substances Collection: Refers to the applicability and/or country of origin of the controlled substance and alcohol collection facility E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 38649 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / Notices that will be used by a motor carrier that has successfully completed the PASA. a. ‘‘U.S.’’ means the controlled substance and alcohol collection facility is based in the United States. b. ‘‘MX’’ means the controlled substance and alcohol collection facility is based in Mexico. c. ‘‘Non-CDL’’ means that during the PASA, FMCSA verified that the motor carrier is not utilizing commercial motor vehicles subject to the commercial driver’s license requirements as defined in 49 CFR 383.5 (Definition of Commercial Motor Vehicle). Any motor carrier that does not operate commercial motor vehicles as defined in § 383.5 is not subject to DOT controlled substance and alcohol testing requirements. V. Name of Controlled Substances and Alcohol Collection Facility: Shows the name and location of the controlled substances and alcohol collection facility that will be used by a Mexicodomiciled motor carrier who has successfully completed the PASA. TABLE 1— APPLICANT THAT FAILED THE PASA Row number in Tables 2, 3 and 4 of the Appendix to today’s notice Name of carrier USDOT No. 1 .................................................................................................. Trans-Mex Inc., SA de CV ......................................................... 710381 TABLE 2—FAILED PRE-AUTHORIZATION SAFETY AUDIT (PASA) INFORMATION [See also Tables 3 and 4] Column A—Row No. Column B— Name of Carrier Column C— US DOT No. Column D— FMCSA Register No. Column E— PASA Initiated Column F— PASA Completed Column G— PASA Results Column H— FMCSA Register 1 ............. Trans-Mex Inc. SA de CV. 710381 MX–324695 10/22/2013 10/22/2013 Failed ......... Not published. Column I— US Drivers Column J— US Vehicles 10 5 TABLE 3—FAILED PRE-AUTHORIZATION SAFETY AUDIT (PASA) INFORMATION [See also Tables 2 and 4] Column A—row No. Column B— name of Carrier Column C— US DOT No. Column D— FMCSA register No. Column K— passed verification of 5 elements (yes/no) Column L—If no, which element failed 1 ............. Trans-Mex, Inc SA de CV. 710381 MX324695 No Hours of Service. Column M— passed phase 1 factor 1 Column N— passed phase 1 factor 2 Column O— passed phase 1 factor 3 Column P— passed phase 1 factor 4 Not Completed. Not Completed. Not Completed. Not Completed TABLE 4—FAILED PRE-AUTHORIZATION SAFETY AUDIT (PASA) INFORMATION [See also Tables 2 and 3] Column C— US DOT No. Column D— FMCSA Register No. Column Q— Passed Phase I Factor 5 Column R— Passed Phase I Factor 6 1 ............. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Column B— Name of carrier Trans-Mex Inc. SA de CV. 710381 MX–324695 Not Completed. Column S— No. US vehicles inspected None Column A—Row No. Column T— No. US Vehicles issued CVSA decal None Not Completed. At the point that the Auditor determined that the applicant failed Phase 1, the PASA was discontinued. As a result, other factors were not assessed and are marked ‘‘Not Completed.’’ To date, this is the third carrier that has failed the PASA. The Act only requires publication of data for carriers receiving operating authority, as failure to successfully complete the PASA prevents the carrier from being granted VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 authority to participate in the long-haul pilot program. FMCSA agreed to publish this information to show motor carriers that failed to meet U.S. safety standards. Issued under the authority of delegation in 49 CFR 1.87: June 20, 2014. Anne S. Ferro, Administrator. Column U— Controlled substance collection Column V— Name of controlled substances and alcohol collection facility Not Completed. Not Completed. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0005] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision [FR Doc. 2014–15936 Filed 7–7–14; 8:45 am] Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00168 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 130 (Tuesday, July 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No FMCSA-2011-0097]


Pilot Program on NAFTA Trucking Provisions

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces information concerning the Pre-Authorization 
Safety Audit (PASA) for Trans-Mex Inc., SA de CV (USDOT 
710381) which applied to participate in the Agency's long-haul pilot 
program to test and demonstrate the ability of Mexico-domiciled motor 
carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the 
municipalities along the United States-Mexico international border or 
the commercial zones of such municipalities. This motor carrier did not 
successfully complete the PASA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcelo Perez, FMCSA, North American 
Borders Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-
0001. Telephone (512) 916-5440 Ext. 228; email marcelo.perez@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 25, 2007, the President signed into law the U.S. Troop 
Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability 
Appropriations Act, 2007 (the Act), (Pub. L. 110-28, 121 Stat. 112, 
183, May 25, 2007). Section 6901 of the Act requires that certain 
actions be taken by the Department of Transportation (the Department) 
as a condition of obligating or expending appropriated funds to grant 
authority to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate beyond the 
municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico 
international border or the commercial zones of such municipalities 
(border commercial zones).
    On July 8, 2011, FMCSA announced in the Federal Register [76 FR 
40420] its intent to proceed with the initiation of a U.S.-Mexico 
cross-border long-haul trucking pilot program to test and demonstrate 
the ability of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the 
United States beyond the border commercial zones as detailed in the 
Agency's April 13, 2011, Federal Register notice [76 FR 20807]. The 
pilot program is a part of FMCSA's implementation of the North American 
Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) cross-border long-haul trucking provisions 
in compliance with section 6901(b)(2)(B) of the Act. FMCSA reviewed, 
assessed, and evaluated the required safety measures as noted in the 
July 8, 2011, notice and considered all comments received on or before 
May 13, 2011, in response to the April 13, 2011, notice. Additionally, 
to the extent practicable, FMCSA considered comments received after May 
13, 2011.
    In accordance with section 6901(b)(2)(B)(i) of the U.S. Troop 
Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability 
Appropriations Act, 2007 (the Act), FMCSA is required to publish 
comprehensive data and information on the PASAs conducted of motor 
carriers domiciled in Mexico that are granted authority to operate 
beyond the border commercial zones in the Federal Register to provide 
sufficient opportunity for public notice and comment. There is no 
requirement to provide information to the public on the motor carriers 
that failed the PASA, and, therefore, will not be granted authority to 
operate in the pilot program. However, FMCSA committed in previous 
notices to provide information on the motor carriers that did not pass 
the PASA.
    The Mexico-domiciled motor carrier in Table 1 did not successfully 
complete the PASA.
    Tables 2, 3 and 4 all titled (``Failed Pre-Authorization Safety 
Audit (PASA) Information'') set out additional information on the 
carrier noted in Table 1. A narrative description of each column in the 
tables is provided as follows:
    A. Row Number in the Appendix for the Specific Carrier: The row 
number for each line in the tables.
    B. Name of Carrier: The legal name of the Mexico-domiciled motor 
carrier that applied for authority to operate in the U.S. beyond the 
border commercial zones and was considered for participation in the 
long-haul pilot program.
    C. U.S. DOT Number: The identification number assigned to the 
Mexico-domiciled motor carrier and required to be displayed on each 
side of the motor carrier's power units. If granted provisional 
operating authority, the Mexico-domiciled motor carrier will be 
required to add the suffix ``X'' to the ending of its assigned U.S. DOT 
Number for those vehicles approved to participate in the pilot program.
    D. FMCSA Register Number: The number assigned to the Mexico-
domiciled motor carrier's operating authority as found in the FMCSA 
Register.
    E. PASA Initiated: The date the PASA was initiated.
    F. PASA Completed: The date the PASA was completed.
    G. PASA Results: The results upon completion of the PASA. The PASA 
receives a quality assurance review before approval. The quality 
assurance process involves a dual review by the FMCSA Division Office 
supervisor of the auditor assigned to conduct the PASA and by the FMCSA 
Service Center New Entrant Specialist designated for the specific FMCSA 
Division Office. This dual review ensures the successfully completed 
PASA was conducted in accordance with FMCSA policy, procedures and

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guidance. Upon approval, the PASA results are uploaded into the FMCSA's 
Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The PASA 
information and results are then recorded in the Mexico-domiciled motor 
carrier's safety performance record in MCMIS.
    H. FMCSA Register: The date FMCSA published notice of a 
successfully completed PASA in the FMCSA Register. The FMCSA Register 
notice advises interested parties that the application has been 
preliminarily granted and that protests to the application must be 
filed within 10 days of the publication date. Protests are filed with 
FMCSA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The notice in the FMCSA Register 
lists the following information:
    a. Current registration number (e.g., MX-123456);
    b. Date the notice was published in the FMCSA Register;
    c. The applicant's name and address; and
    d. Representative or contact information for the applicant.
    The FMCSA Register may be accessed through FMCSA's Licensing and 
Insurance public Web site at http://li-public.fmcsa.dot.gov/, and 
selecting FMCSA Register in the drop down menu.
    I. U.S. Drivers: The total number of the motor carrier's drivers 
approved for long-haul transportation in the United States beyond the 
border commercial zones.
    J. U.S. Vehicles: The total number of the motor carrier's power 
units approved for long-haul transportation in the United States beyond 
the border commercial zones.
    K. Passed Verification of 5 Elements (Yes/No): A Mexico-domiciled 
motor carrier will not be granted provisional operating authority if 
FMCSA cannot verify all of the following five mandatory elements. FMCSA 
must:
    a. Verify a controlled substances and alcohol testing program 
consistent with 49 CFR part 40.
    b. Verify a system of compliance with hours-of-service rules of 49 
CFR part 395, including recordkeeping and retention;
    c. Verify the ability to obtain financial responsibility as 
required by 49 CFR 387, including the ability to obtain insurance in 
the United States;
    d. Verify records of periodic vehicle inspections; and
    e. Verify the qualifications of each driver the carrier intends to 
use under such authority, as required by 49 CFR parts 383 and 391, 
including confirming the validity of each driver's Licencia Federal de 
Conductor and English language proficiency.
    L. If No, Which Element Failed: If FMCSA cannot verify one or more 
of the five mandatory elements outlined in 49 CFR part 365, Appendix A, 
Section III, this column will specify which mandatory element(s) cannot 
be verified.
    Please note that for items L through P below, during the PASA, 
after verifying the five mandatory elements discussed in item K above, 
FMCSA will gather information by reviewing a motor carrier's compliance 
with ``acute and critical'' regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). 
Acute regulations are those where noncompliance is so severe as to 
require immediate corrective actions by a motor carrier regardless of 
the overall basic safety management controls of the motor carrier. 
Critical regulations are those where noncompliance relates to 
management and/or operational controls. These regulations are 
indicative of breakdowns in a carrier's management controls. A list of 
acute and critical regulations is included in 49 CFR Part 385, Appendix 
B, Section VII.
    Parts of the FMCSRs and HMRs having similar characteristics are 
combined together into six regulatory areas called ``factors.'' The 
regulatory factors are intended to evaluate the adequacy of a carrier's 
management controls.
    M. Passed Phase 1, Factor 1: A ``yes'' in this column indicates the 
carrier has successfully met Factor 1 (listed in part 365, Subpart E, 
Appendix A, Section IV(f)). Factor 1 includes the General Requirements 
outlined in parts 387 (Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for 
Motor Carriers) and 390 (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations--
General).
    N. Passed Phase 1, Factor 2: A ``yes'' in this column indicates the 
carrier has successfully met Factor 2, which includes the Driver 
Requirements outlined in parts 382 (Controlled Substances and Alcohol 
Use and Testing), 383 (Commercial Driver's License Standards; 
Requirements and Penalties) and 391 (Qualifications of Drivers and 
Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Driver Instructors).
    O. Passed Phase 1, Factor 3: A ``yes'' in this column indicates the 
carrier has successfully met Factor 3, which includes the Operational 
Requirements outlined in parts 392 (Driving of Commercial Motor 
Vehicles) and 395 (Hours of Service of Drivers).
    P. Passed Phase 1, Factor 4: A ``yes'' in this column indicates the 
carrier has successfully met Factor 4, which includes the Vehicle 
Requirements outlined in parts 393 (Parts and Accessories Necessary for 
Safe Operation) and 396 (Inspection, Repair and Maintenance) and 
vehicle inspection and out-of-service data for the last 12 months.
    Q. Passed Phase 1, Factor 5: A ``yes'' in this column indicates the 
carrier has successfully met Factor 5, which includes the hazardous 
material requirements outlined in parts 171 (General Information, 
Regulations, and Definitions), 177 (Carriage by Public Highway), 180 
(Continuing Qualification and Maintenance of Packagings) and 397 
(Transportation of Hazardous Materials; Driving and Parking Rules).
    R. Passed Phase 1, Factor 6: A ``yes'' in this column indicates the 
carrier has successfully met Factor 6, which includes Accident History. 
This factor is the recordable accident rate during the past 12 months. 
A recordable ``accident'' is defined in 49 CFR 390.5, and means an 
accident involving a commercial motor vehicle operating on a public 
road in interstate or intrastate commerce which results in a fatality; 
a bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, immediately 
received medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or one 
or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the 
accident requiring the motor vehicle to be transported away from the 
scene by a tow truck or other motor vehicle.
    S. Number U.S. Vehicles Inspected: The total number of vehicles 
(power units) the motor carrier is approved to operate in the United 
States beyond the border commercial zones that received a vehicle 
inspection during the PASA. During a PASA, FMCSA inspected all power 
units to be used by the motor carrier in the pilot program and applied 
a current Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspection decal, 
if the inspection is passed successfully. This number reflects the 
vehicles that were inspected, irrespective of whether the vehicle 
received a CVSA inspection at the time of the PASA decal as a result of 
a passed inspection.
    T. Number U.S. Vehicles Issued CVSA Decal: The total number of 
inspected vehicles (power units) the motor carrier is approved to 
operate in the United States beyond the border commercial zones that 
received a CVSA inspection decal as a result of an inspection during 
the PASA.
    U. Controlled Substances Collection: Refers to the applicability 
and/or country of origin of the controlled substance and alcohol 
collection facility

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that will be used by a motor carrier that has successfully completed 
the PASA.
    a. ``U.S.'' means the controlled substance and alcohol collection 
facility is based in the United States.
    b. ``MX'' means the controlled substance and alcohol collection 
facility is based in Mexico.
    c. ``Non-CDL'' means that during the PASA, FMCSA verified that the 
motor carrier is not utilizing commercial motor vehicles subject to the 
commercial driver's license requirements as defined in 49 CFR 383.5 
(Definition of Commercial Motor Vehicle). Any motor carrier that does 
not operate commercial motor vehicles as defined in Sec.  383.5 is not 
subject to DOT controlled substance and alcohol testing requirements.
    V. Name of Controlled Substances and Alcohol Collection Facility: 
Shows the name and location of the controlled substances and alcohol 
collection facility that will be used by a Mexico-domiciled motor 
carrier who has successfully completed the PASA.

                Table 1-- Applicant That Failed the PASA
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 Row number in Tables 2, 3 and 4
of the Appendix to today's notice     Name of carrier       USDOT No.
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1................................  Trans-Mex Inc., SA            710381
                                    de CV.
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                                                                Table 2--Failed Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA) Information
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                                                                             Column D--    Column E--    Column F--
          Column A--Row No.              Column B--Name of    Column C--US      FMCSA         PASA          PASA      Column G--PASA Results      Column H--FMCSA     Column I--US  Column J--US
                                              Carrier            DOT No.    Register No.    Initiated     Completed                                  Register            Drivers      Vehicles
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1...................................  Trans-Mex Inc. SA de         710381     MX-324695    10/22/2013    10/22/2013   Failed................  Not published.........           10             5
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                                                                Table 3--Failed Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA) Information
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                                                                                   Column K--
                                                                                     passed
                                   Column B--name of  Column C--US   Column D--   verification  Column L--If no,   Column M--passed    Column N--passed    Column O--passed    Column P--passed
        Column A--row No.               Carrier          DOT No.        FMCSA         of 5        which element    phase 1 factor 1    phase 1 factor 2    phase 1 factor 3    phase 1 factor 4
                                                                    register No.    elements         failed
                                                                                    (yes/no)
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1...............................  Trans-Mex, Inc SA        710381      MX324695            No   Hours of Service  Not Completed.....  Not Completed.....  Not Completed.....  Not Completed
                                   de CV.
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                                                                Table 4--Failed Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA) Information
                                                                                    [See also Tables 2 and 3]
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                                                                                                                                            Column T--                         Column V--Name of
                                                                      Column D--                                              Column S--      No. US          Column U--          controlled
        Column A--Row No.          Column B--Name of   Column C--US      FMCSA       Column Q--Passed     Column R--Passed      No. US       Vehicles         Controlled        substances and
                                        carrier           DOT No.    Register No.    Phase I Factor 5     Phase I Factor 6     vehicles     issued CVSA       substance       alcohol collection
                                                                                                                               inspected       decal          collection           facility
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1...............................  Trans-Mex Inc. SA         710381     MX-324695   Not Completed......  Not Completed......         None          None   Not Completed......  Not Completed.
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    At the point that the Auditor determined that the applicant failed 
Phase 1, the PASA was discontinued. As a result, other factors were not 
assessed and are marked ``Not Completed.''
    To date, this is the third carrier that has failed the PASA. The 
Act only requires publication of data for carriers receiving operating 
authority, as failure to successfully complete the PASA prevents the 
carrier from being granted authority to participate in the long-haul 
pilot program. FMCSA agreed to publish this information to show motor 
carriers that failed to meet U.S. safety standards.

    Issued under the authority of delegation in 49 CFR 1.87: June 
20, 2014.
Anne S. Ferro,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-15936 Filed 7-7-14; 8:45 am]
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