Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS), 61688-61689 [2014-24363]

Download as PDF 61688 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Notices The applicants assert that without the extra duty-period provided by the exemption, safety would decline as firework drivers would be unable to return to their home base following each show should they have fireworks remaining after the display. They would be forced to park the CMVs carrying Division 1.3G and 1.4G products in areas less secure than the motor carrier’s home base. Method To Ensure an Equivalent or Greater Level of Safety As a condition for maintaining the exemption, each motor carrier would be required to notify FMCSA within 5 business days of any crash (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) involving the operation of any CMVs under this exemption. The applicants advise they have never been involved in a crash. In the exemption request, the applicants assert that the operational demands of this unique industry minimize the risks of CMV crashes. In the last few days before the Independence Day holiday, these drivers transport fireworks over relatively short routes from distribution points to the site of the fireworks display and normally do so in the early morning when traffic is light. The applicants noted that during the 2014 Independence Day season, the farthest Illumination Fireworks traveled from its home base was 150 miles. At the site, they spend considerable time installing, wiring, and checking the safety of fireworks displays, followed by several hours of duty in the late afternoon and early evening prior to the event. Before beginning another duty day, these drivers must take 10 consecutive hours off duty, the same as other CMV drivers. Terms and Conditions of the Exemption Period of the Exemption The requested exemption from the requirements of 49 CFR 395.3(a)(2) are proposed to be effective during the period of June 28 through July 8, 2015, inclusive. The exemption would expire on July 8, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. local time. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extent of the Exemption The exemption would be restricted to the 50 drivers employed by the applicants. The drivers would be given a limited exemption from the requirements of 49 CFR 395.3(a)(2). This regulation prohibits a driver from driving a CMV after the 14th hour after coming on duty and does not permit offduty periods to extend the 14-hour limit. Drivers covered by the exemption may exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length from the calculation VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 of the 14-hour limit. The exemption would be contingent on each driver driving no more than 11 hours in the 14hour period after coming on duty as extended by any off-duty or sleeperberth time in accordance with this exemption. The exemption would be further contingent on each driver having a minimum of 10 consecutive hours off duty prior to beginning a new duty period. The carriers and drivers must comply with all other applicable requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR parts 350–399) and Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR parts 105–180). Other Conditions The exemption would be contingent upon each carrier maintaining USDOT registration, a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (if required), minimum levels of public liability insurance, and not being subject to any ‘‘imminent hazard’’ or other out-of-service (OOS) order issued by FMCSA. Each driver covered by the exemption must maintain a valid CDL with the required endorsements, not be subject to any OOS order or suspension of driving privileges, and meet all physical qualifications required by 49 CFR part 391. Preemption During the periods the exemption would be in effect, no State may enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with or is inconsistent with the exemption with respect to a person or entity operating under the exemption (49 U.S.C. 31315(d)). FMCSA Accident Notification Exempt motor carriers would be required to notify FMCSA within 5 business days of any accident (as defined by 49 CFR 390.5) involving the operation of any of its CMVs while under this exemption. The notification must include the following information: • Date of the accident, • City or town, and State, in which the accident occurred, or which is closest to the scene of the accident, • Driver’s name and driver’s license number; • Vehicle number and State license number; • Number of individuals suffering physical injury; • Number of fatalities; • The police-reported cause of the accident; • Whether the driver was cited for violation of any traffic laws, or motor carrier safety regulations; and • The total driving time and the total on-duty time of the CMV driver at the time of the accident. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Accidents must be reported via email to MCPSD@DOT.GOV. Termination FMCSA does not believe the two motor carriers and 50 drivers covered by the exemption will experience any deterioration of their safety record. However, should this occur, FMCSA will take all steps necessary to protect the public interest, including revocation of the exemption. The FMCSA will immediately revoke the exemption for failure to comply with its terms and conditions. Issued on: October 1, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–24287 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Secretary of Transportation in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administrator on matters relating to the safety of public transportation systems. DATES: The TRACS meeting will be held on October 28, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and October 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Esther White (see contact information below) by October 17, if you wish to be added to the visitor’s list to gain access to the U.S. Department of Transportation conference center. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Oklahoma City Room. Attendees who are on the visitor’s list can access the building by presenting a current state issued driver’s license or state non-driver’s license, or any valid Federal identification (ID). All identification must be a picture ID. Although this meeting is open to the public, the meeting facility is in a secure building. Attendees who have not preSUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Notices registered with FTA must be cleared by FTA personnel on site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2). TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration on matters relating to the safety of public transportation systems. TRACS is currently composed of 28 members representing a broad base of expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. The first meeting of TRACS was held on September 9–10, 2010. For information on TRACS activities, please visit the TRACS Web site at: http://www.fta.dot.gov/ 13099.html. The TRACS members are: Samir A. Ahmed, Oklahoma State University School of Civil & Environmental Engineering William Bates, United Transportation Union Bernadette Bridges, Maryland Transit Administration Jeffrey C. Carlson, VIA Mobility Services James Dougherty, Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority David Genova, Regional Transportation District (Denver) William Grizard, American Public Transportation Association David Harris, New Mexico Department of Transportation Susan Hausmann, Texas Department of Transportation Georgina Heard-Leone, Illinois Department of Transportation Rick Inclima, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division Jackie Jeter, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 689 Timothy H. Kelly, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Cheryl Kennedy, New York City Transit Authority Vijay Khatami, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Paul King, California Public Utilities Commission Richard Krisak, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Tamara Lesh, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Rad Nichols, Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation Ronald W. Nickle, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 Alvin Pearson, Memphis Area Transit Authority Karen Philbrick, Mineta Transportation Institute Harry Saporta, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon Scott A. Sauer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Nagal Shashidhara, New Jersey Transit Brian Sherlock, Amalgamated Transit Union Ed Watt, Amalgamated Transit Union Victor B. Wiley, Florida Department of Transportation The agenda for the seventh meeting of TRACS is set forth below: 61689 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information Agenda collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (1) Welcome Remarks/Introductions Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. (2) Facility Use/Safety Briefing 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is (3) Recap of TRACS Activities soliciting comments concerning (4) Future TRACS Activities/ Determination of Substitute Agent for a Deliverables Consolidated Group. (5) Public Comments DATES: Written comments should be (6) Wrap Up received on or before December 15, 2014 This meeting will be open to the to be assured of consideration. public; however, the U.S. Department of ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments Transportation is a secured facility and to Christie Preston, Internal Revenue persons wishing to attend must contact Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Esther White, Office of Transit Safety Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. and Oversight, Federal Transit FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Administration, (202) 366–0198; or at Requests for additional information or TRACS@dot.gov by close of business copies of this revenue procedure should October 17, 2014, to have your name be directed to Martha R. Brinson, added to the security list. Members of Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, the public, who wish to make an oral 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., statement at the meeting or seek special Washington, DC 20224, or through the accommodations, are also directed to Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. make a request to Esther White, Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, Federal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Determination of Substitute Transit Administration (202) 366–0198; at TRACS@dot.gov on or before the close Agent for a Consolidated Group. OMB Number: 1545–1793. of business October 17, 2014. Members Revenue Procedure Number: Rev. of the public may submit written comments or suggestions concerning the Proc. 2002–43. Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2002–43 activities of TRACS, at any time before or after the meeting, at TRACS@dot.gov, provides any instructions that apply to any designation of a substitute agent, or to the U.S. Department of notification of the existence of a default Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Office of Transit Safety substitute agent, a request for the designation of a substitute agent, and and Oversight, Room E46–107, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC request for replacement of a previously designated substitute agent. The 20590. Attention: Esther White. instructions also provide for the Information from the meeting will be automatic approval of requests by a posted on FTA’s public Web site at terminating common parent to designate http://www.fta.dot.gov/13099.html on its qualifying successor as a substitute the TRACS Meeting Minutes page. Written comments submitted to TRACS agent. Current Actions: There are no changes will also be posted at the above web being made to this revenue procedure at address. this time. Therese W. McMillan, Type of Review: Extension of a Acting Administrator. currently approved collection. [FR Doc. 2014–24363 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 198 (Tuesday, October 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61688-61689]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24363]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety 
(TRACS)

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation 
(DOT).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Transit Advisory 
Committee for Safety (TRACS). TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee 
established by the Secretary of Transportation in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice, and 
recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of 
Transportation and the Federal Transit Administrator on matters 
relating to the safety of public transportation systems.

DATES: The TRACS meeting will be held on October 28, 2014, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m., and October 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact 
Esther White (see contact information below) by October 17, if you wish 
to be added to the visitor's list to gain access to the U.S. Department 
of Transportation conference center.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
Oklahoma City Room. Attendees who are on the visitor's list can access 
the building by presenting a current state issued driver's license or 
state non-driver's license, or any valid Federal identification (ID). 
All identification must be a picture ID. Although this meeting is open 
to the public, the meeting facility is in a secure building. Attendees 
who have not pre-

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registered with FTA must be cleared by FTA personnel on site.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is provided in accordance with 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2). 
TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established to provide 
information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. 
Department of Transportation and the Administrator of the Federal 
Transit Administration on matters relating to the safety of public 
transportation systems. TRACS is currently composed of 28 members 
representing a broad base of expertise necessary to discharge its 
responsibilities. The first meeting of TRACS was held on September 9-
10, 2010. For information on TRACS activities, please visit the TRACS 
Web site at: http://www.fta.dot.gov/13099.html.
    The TRACS members are:

Samir A. Ahmed, Oklahoma State University School of Civil & 
Environmental Engineering
William Bates, United Transportation Union
Bernadette Bridges, Maryland Transit Administration
Jeffrey C. Carlson, VIA Mobility Services
James Dougherty, Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority
David Genova, Regional Transportation District (Denver)
William Grizard, American Public Transportation Association
David Harris, New Mexico Department of Transportation
Susan Hausmann, Texas Department of Transportation
Georgina Heard-Leone, Illinois Department of Transportation
Rick Inclima, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division
Jackie Jeter, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 689
Timothy H. Kelly, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
Cheryl Kennedy, New York City Transit Authority
Vijay Khatami, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Paul King, California Public Utilities Commission
Richard Krisak, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Tamara Lesh, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Rad Nichols, Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation
Ronald W. Nickle, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Alvin Pearson, Memphis Area Transit Authority
Karen Philbrick, Mineta Transportation Institute
Harry Saporta, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of 
Oregon
Scott A. Sauer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Nagal Shashidhara, New Jersey Transit
Brian Sherlock, Amalgamated Transit Union
Ed Watt, Amalgamated Transit Union
Victor B. Wiley, Florida Department of Transportation

    The agenda for the seventh meeting of TRACS is set forth below:

Agenda

(1) Welcome Remarks/Introductions
(2) Facility Use/Safety Briefing
(3) Recap of TRACS Activities
(4) Future TRACS Activities/Deliverables
(5) Public Comments
(6) Wrap Up

    This meeting will be open to the public; however, the U.S. 
Department of Transportation is a secured facility and persons wishing 
to attend must contact Esther White, Office of Transit Safety and 
Oversight, Federal Transit Administration, (202) 366-0198; or at 
TRACS@dot.gov by close of business October 17, 2014, to have your name 
added to the security list. Members of the public, who wish to make an 
oral statement at the meeting or seek special accommodations, are also 
directed to make a request to Esther White, Office of Transit Safety 
and Oversight, Federal Transit Administration (202) 366-0198; at 
TRACS@dot.gov on or before the close of business October 17, 2014. 
Members of the public may submit written comments or suggestions 
concerning the activities of TRACS, at any time before or after the 
meeting, at TRACS@dot.gov, or to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Federal Transit Administration, Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, 
Room E46-107, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 
Attention: Esther White. Information from the meeting will be posted on 
FTA's public Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/13099.html on the TRACS 
Meeting Minutes page. Written comments submitted to TRACS will also be 
posted at the above web address.

Therese W. McMillan,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-24363 Filed 10-10-14; 8:45 am]
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