Commercial Driver's License: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles; Application for Exemption, 38645-38646 [2014-15957]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / Notices airport property at the Cleveland Hopkins International, Cleveland, Ohio from federal land covenants, subject to a reservation for continuing right of flight as well as restrictions on the released property as required in FAA Order 5190.6B section 22.16. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. Following is a legal description of the property is located in the City of Cleveland, County of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio, and known as being part of Cleveland Business Park development and described as follows: Parcel Number 029–17–011 Situated in the City of Cleveland, County of Cuyahoga and the State of Ohio and known as being Sublot No. 94 in the Conger-Helper Realty Company’s Home Gardens Allotment No. 2 of part of Original Rockport Sections Nos. 3 and 4, as shown by the recorded plat in Volume 67 of maps, page 35 of Cuyahoga County Records, and that portion of Springdale Ave. SW., 50 feet wide, Vacated by Ordinance No. 521– 200, and together forming a parcel and being 40 feet front on the Centerline of said Vacated Springdale Avenue SW., and extending back between parallel lines of equal width, 170 feet, be the same more or less, but subject to all legal highways. Excepting there from, that dedicated portion of Cleveland Parkway SW., as shown in the Dedication Plat recorded in Volume 339, Page 42 of Cuyahoga County Records. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Parcel Number 029–18–035 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 19033 SPRINGDALE AVENUE, CLEVELAND, OHIO 44135 Situated in the City of Cleveland, County of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio and known as being Sublot No. 112 in the Conger-Helper Realty Company’s Home Gardens Allotment No, 2 of part of original Rockport Township Section Nos. 3 and 4, as shown by the recorded plat in Volume 67 of Maps, Page 35 of Cuyahoga County Records, and that portion of Springdale Ave. SW., 50 feet wide, Vacated by Ordinance No. 521– 200 and together forming a parcel land being 40 feet front on the centerline of said Vacated Springdale Ave. SW. and extending back between parallel lines of equal width, 182.70 feet, be the same more or less, but subject to all legal highways. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Parcel Number 029–19–067 Description for the Above Parcel Is Based on Riversitone Registered Surveyor No. 6747 This property contains approximately 0.29 acres. Issued in Romulus, Michigan, on June 5, 2014. John L. Mayfield, Jr., Manager, Detroit Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 2014–15923 Filed 7–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0096] Commercial Driver’s License: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles; Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition; grant of application for exemption. PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMCSA announces its decision to grant the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (Virginia DMV) and all other State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) a limited exemption from the commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulation. The exemption will allow SDLAs to extend to one year the 90-day timeline specified in 49 CFR 383.77(b)(1), thus enabling them to waive the CDL skills test described in 49 CFR 383.113 for up to a year after separation from military service for veterans regularly or previously employed in a military position requiring operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). DATES: This exemption is effective from July 8, 2014 to July 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Pearlie Robinson, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 202–366–4325. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Situated in the City of Cleveland, the County of Cuyahoga and the State of Ohio and known as being part of Sublot No. 58 in the Conger-Helper Realty Company’s Home Garden Allotment No. 2 of part of Original Rockport Township Section Nos. 3 and further bounded and described as Follows; Beginning at an iron pin in a monument box at the intersection of the centerline of Rocky River Drive (width varies’, and the centerline of Cleveland Parkway SW. (width varies) as shown on the Dedication Plat recorded in Volume 339, Page 42 of Cuyahoga County Map Records; Thence North 89°14′41″ West along the centerline of Cleveland Parkway SM., 282.17 feet to a point; ’Thence South 01°46′09″ West, 42.01 feet to the southerly right of way of Cleveland Parkway SW., and being the Principal Place of Beginning of the premises herein described; Thence South 01°46′09″ West, 97.77 feet to a point on the centerline of Springdale Avenue, as vacated by Ordinance No. 2.0521–2000; Thence North 89°12′38″ West along the centerline of vacated Springdale Avenue, 10.00 feet; Thence North 01°46′09″ East, 97.77 feet to the southerly right of way of Cleveland Parkway SW.: Thence South 89°14′41″ East along the southerly line of Cleveland Parkway SW., 10,00 feet to the Principal Place of Beginning and containing 0.0224 acres of land. AGENCY: 38645 Background FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public 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 safety analyses and public comments submitted, 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)) with the reasons for denying or granting the application and, if granted, the name of the person or class of persons receiving the exemption, and the regulatory provision from which the exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period and explain the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.300(b)). Request for Exemption Virginia DMV requested an exemption from 49 CFR 383.77(b)(1), which allows States to waive the skills test described in section 383.113 for applicants regularly employed or previously E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 38646 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / Notices employed within the last 90 days in a military position requiring operation of a CMV. Virginia DMV proposed that it be allowed to extend the 90-day timeline to one year following the driver’s separation from military service. A copy of the application for exemption is available for review in the docket for this notice. A notice of the application was published on April 7, 2014 (79 FR 19170). Virginia DMV has a comprehensive Troops-to-Trucks’ program that assists service members in obtaining a Virginia CDL and civilian employment in the motor carrier industry. Feedback from the Troops-to-Trucks’ military partners has identified the 90-day limit as an obstacle to service members transitioning to civilian life. Virginia DMV contends that the 90day timeframe is too short for many of the qualified veterans to utilize while reentering civilian life. According to Virginia DMV, since July 2012, 183 service members have utilized the 90-day waiver through the Virginia Troops-to-Trucks’ program. It anticipates that an exemption would allow an additional 60 to 100 recent veterans to participate in the program per year. The one-year timeframe is consistent with FMCSA’s November 2013 Report to Congress regarding a program to assist veterans to acquire CDLs. The American Trucking Associations has estimated that the motor carrier industry needs about 96,000 new drivers every year. Providing additional flexibility in section 383.77(b)(1) will help to expedite the transition of fully trained military truck drivers to civilian employment. Virginia DMV believes this goal is in the Nation’s best interest. A more accessible waiver period would greatly benefit returning veterans. This is consistent with FMCSA’s belief that the skills test waiver serves an important function for military personnel returning to the civilian workforce, as stated in the May 9, 2011, Federal Register notice that created the 90-day waiver (76 FR 26853). In addition, because the issues concerning the Virginia DMV request could be applicable in each of the States, FMCSA requested public comment on whether the exemption, if granted, should cover all State Driver’s Licensing Agencies (SDLAs). Public Comments Five comments on the application were received. All supported the application. Mr. Patrick Crandall commented, ‘‘Our brave veterans deserve all of the support that our VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 community can provide. Extending the 90-day waiver to qualified veterans is the right call.’’ The Auto Haulers Association of America said, ‘‘The proposal by the Commonwealth of Virginia would not adversely affect the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles on the nation’s roadways because applicants with a military CDL have been trained and certified to levels of competency which match those required of new applicants.’’ Additionally, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, American Trucking Associations and New York State DMV all supported Virginia DMV’s application for the exemption and extending the exemption to all SDLAs. All comments are available for review in the docket for this notice. FMCSA Decision The FMCSA has evaluated Virginia DMV’s application on its merits following full consideration of the comments submitted to the docket, and has decided to grant the exemption from 49 CFR 383.77(b)(1) for a period of 2 years. The exemption covers all SDLAs. FMCSA does not believe that the veterans’ driving skills would decrease during the additional 9 months in which this exemption allows them to apply for a waiver of the CDL skills test. This exemption only extends the period during which application for the skills test waiver may be made, and does not revise any other provisions of the regulations. FMCSA determined that the exemption would maintain a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level achieved without the exemption (49 CFR 381.305(a)). Dated: June 30, 2014. Anne S. Ferro, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–15957 Filed 7–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26367] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC): Public Meeting of Subcommittee Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of subcommittee. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s subcommittee on the U.S.Mexico Cross Border Long Haul SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00165 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Trucking Pilot Program will meet on Monday, July 28, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and there will be a 15-minute public comment period at the end of the day. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.). The meeting will be held at FMCSA’s National Training Center (NTC), 1310 North Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201. The NTC is located near the Courthouse Metro station. Copies of MCSAC Task Statement 11– 3 and an agenda for the meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385–2395, mcsac@dot.gov. Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Eran Segev at (617) 494–3174, eran.segev@dot.gov, by Monday, July 21, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background MCSAC Section 4144 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) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish the MCSAC. The MCSAC provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations, and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App 2). Long-Haul Cross Border Trucking Pilot Program Task In 2011, FMCSA directed the MCSAC to form a subcommittee consider Task 11–03, regarding Oversight of the LongHaul Cross Border Trucking Pilot Program. Known as the Cross Border Subcommittee, FMCSA requested that the MCSAC serve as the monitoring Federal advisory committee for the Pilot Program. Specifically, FMCSA requested that MCSAC: • Assess the safety record of participating Mexico-domiciled motor carriers; E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-15957]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0096]


Commercial Driver's License: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department 
of Motor Vehicles; Application for Exemption

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition; grant of application for 
exemption.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to grant the Commonwealth of 
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (Virginia DMV) and all other 
State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) a limited exemption from the 
commercial driver's license (CDL) regulation. The exemption will allow 
SDLAs to extend to one year the 90-day timeline specified in 49 CFR 
383.77(b)(1), thus enabling them to waive the CDL skills test described 
in 49 CFR 383.113 for up to a year after separation from military 
service for veterans regularly or previously employed in a military 
position requiring operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

DATES: This exemption is effective from July 8, 2014 to July 8, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Pearlie Robinson, FMCSA Driver and 
Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle 
Safety Standards; Telephone: 202-366-4325. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant 
exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations. FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in 
the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the 
public 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 safety analyses and public comments submitted, 
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)) with the reasons for denying or granting the application 
and, if granted, the name of the person or class of persons receiving 
the exemption, and the regulatory provision from which the exemption is 
granted. The notice must also specify the effective period and explain 
the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed 
(49 CFR 381.300(b)).

Request for Exemption

    Virginia DMV requested an exemption from 49 CFR 383.77(b)(1), which 
allows States to waive the skills test described in section 383.113 for 
applicants regularly employed or previously

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employed within the last 90 days in a military position requiring 
operation of a CMV. Virginia DMV proposed that it be allowed to extend 
the 90-day timeline to one year following the driver's separation from 
military service. A copy of the application for exemption is available 
for review in the docket for this notice. A notice of the application 
was published on April 7, 2014 (79 FR 19170).
    Virginia DMV has a comprehensive Troops-to-Trucks' program that 
assists service members in obtaining a Virginia CDL and civilian 
employment in the motor carrier industry. Feedback from the Troops-to-
Trucks' military partners has identified the 90-day limit as an 
obstacle to service members transitioning to civilian life.
    Virginia DMV contends that the 90-day timeframe is too short for 
many of the qualified veterans to utilize while reentering civilian 
life.
    According to Virginia DMV, since July 2012, 183 service members 
have utilized the 90-day waiver through the Virginia Troops-to-Trucks' 
program. It anticipates that an exemption would allow an additional 60 
to 100 recent veterans to participate in the program per year. The one-
year timeframe is consistent with FMCSA's November 2013 Report to 
Congress regarding a program to assist veterans to acquire CDLs. The 
American Trucking Associations has estimated that the motor carrier 
industry needs about 96,000 new drivers every year. Providing 
additional flexibility in section 383.77(b)(1) will help to expedite 
the transition of fully trained military truck drivers to civilian 
employment.
    Virginia DMV believes this goal is in the Nation's best interest. A 
more accessible waiver period would greatly benefit returning veterans. 
This is consistent with FMCSA's belief that the skills test waiver 
serves an important function for military personnel returning to the 
civilian workforce, as stated in the May 9, 2011, Federal Register 
notice that created the 90-day waiver (76 FR 26853).
    In addition, because the issues concerning the Virginia DMV request 
could be applicable in each of the States, FMCSA requested public 
comment on whether the exemption, if granted, should cover all State 
Driver's Licensing Agencies (SDLAs).

Public Comments

    Five comments on the application were received. All supported the 
application. Mr. Patrick Crandall commented, ``Our brave veterans 
deserve all of the support that our community can provide. Extending 
the 90-day waiver to qualified veterans is the right call.'' The Auto 
Haulers Association of America said, ``The proposal by the Commonwealth 
of Virginia would not adversely affect the safe operation of commercial 
motor vehicles on the nation's roadways because applicants with a 
military CDL have been trained and certified to levels of competency 
which match those required of new applicants.'' Additionally, the 
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, American Trucking 
Associations and New York State DMV all supported Virginia DMV's 
application for the exemption and extending the exemption to all SDLAs. 
All comments are available for review in the docket for this notice.

FMCSA Decision

    The FMCSA has evaluated Virginia DMV's application on its merits 
following full consideration of the comments submitted to the docket, 
and has decided to grant the exemption from 49 CFR 383.77(b)(1) for a 
period of 2 years. The exemption covers all SDLAs. FMCSA does not 
believe that the veterans' driving skills would decrease during the 
additional 9 months in which this exemption allows them to apply for a 
waiver of the CDL skills test. This exemption only extends the period 
during which application for the skills test waiver may be made, and 
does not revise any other provisions of the regulations. FMCSA 
determined that the exemption would maintain a level of safety 
equivalent to, or greater than, the level achieved without the 
exemption (49 CFR 381.305(a)).

    Dated: June 30, 2014.
Anne S. Ferro,
 Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-15957 Filed 7-7-14; 8:45 am]
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