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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices Donald Hernandez Mr. Hernandez is a 40 year-old driver in California. He has a history of seizure disorder and has remained seizure free for 14 years. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same for over 2 years. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Hernandez receiving an exemption. to intrastate driving. With the exemption, applicants can drive in interstate commerce. Thus, the Agency’s analysis focuses on whether an equal or greater level of safety is likely to be achieved by permitting each of these drivers to drive in interstate commerce as opposed to restricting the driver to driving in intrastate commerce. Craig Hoisington Mr. Hoisington is a 41 year-old driver in New Hampshire. He has a history of epilepsy and has remained seizure free for 10 years. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same for over 2 years. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Hoisington receiving an exemption. The Agency is granting exemptions from the epilepsy standard, 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8), to 9 individuals based on a thorough evaluation of each driver’s safety experience, and medical condition. Safety analysis of information relating to these 9 applicants meets the burden of showing that granting the exemptions would achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved without the exemption. By granting the exemptions, the interstate CMV industry will gain 9 highly trained and experienced drivers. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), each exemption will be valid for 2 years, with annual recertification required unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (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 prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. FMCSA exempts the following 9 drivers for a period of 2 years with annual medical certification required: Thomas Bynum (NC); Brian Conaway (OH); Joan Diaz (MD); Ronald Hartl (WI); Donald Hernandez (CA); Craig Hoisington (NH); Michael Miller (WI); Peter Thompson (FL); and Nathaniel Ware (AL) from the prohibition of CMV operations by persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or seizures. If the exemption is still in effect at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Michael Miller Mr. Miller is a 56 year-old driver in Wisconsin. He has a history of epilepsy and has remained seizure free seizure for 11 years. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Miller receiving an exemption. Peter Thompson Mr. Thompson is a 21 year-old driver in Florida. He has a history of seizure and has remained seizure free for over 10 years. He discontinued his antiseizure medication 8 years ago. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Thompson receiving an exemption. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Nathaniel Ware Mr. Ware is a 33 year-old driver in Alabama. He has a history of a one seizure and has remained seizure free for 4 years. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same for 2 years. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Ware receiving an exemption. E. Basis for Exemption Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), FMCSA may grant an exemption from the epilepsy/seizure standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) if the exemption is likely to achieve an equivalent or greater level of safety than would be achieved without the exemption. Without the exemption, applicants will continue to be restricted VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:54 Dec 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 Conclusion Issued on: December 5, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–29282 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74173 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on June 30, 2014 (79 FR 36865–36867). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Liza Lemaster-Sandbank, Contracting Officer’s Representative, Occupant Protection Division (NTI–112), Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W44–302, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Lemaster-Sandbank’s phone number is 202–366–4292 and her email address is liza.lemaster@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Implementing a Leadership Framework for Traffic Safety. Type of Request: New information collection requirement. Abstract: In 2012, there were 21,667 occupants of passenger vehicles who died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of the occupants for whom restraint status was known, 52% were unrestrained at the time of the crash. Research shows that wearing a seatbelt or using a child safety seat can greatly reduce the chances of fatal or serious injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision. High visibility enforcement (i.e., highly visible enforcement accompanied by public information supporting the enforcement) has been demonstrated to increase seat belt use. A NHTSAconvened work group of law enforcement representatives from states with secondary seat belt laws, but SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 74174 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices exemplary work in support of occupant protection enforcement, identified strong leadership as the critical component in their successes. Strong leadership within any law enforcement agency can result in various practices and methodologies that spotlight a program’s importance and help to make occupant protection, as well as other traffic safety issues, an integral part of the agencies’ culture. Regardless of whether the occupant protection program is organized as a specialized unit or broadly integrated within the routine operations of the law enforcement agency, key management and enforcement roles must be clearly defined and assigned to specific individuals by the executive staff. NHTSA is undertaking a study to implement a leadership model framework within three law enforcement agencies selected by NHTSA, evaluate the process and determine if the traffic safety outcome of interest is realized, specifically the impact on increased seat belt use and reduction in unrestrained fatalities. To accomplish this, NHTSA will provide technical assistance to three law enforcement demonstration communities for the implementation of leadership frameworks in support of safety initiatives, specifically occupant protection. Evaluation measures will involve the independent identification, collection and evaluation of both qualitative and quantitative data that specifically document changes in enforcement activity and its effects on the surrounding communities’ behaviors. Under this proposed effort, a total of 108 interviews of law enforcement personnel will be conducted over two time periods. Eighteen interviews will be conducted in each of the three demonstration sites, once during the demonstration implementation and once at the end of the demonstration project. Overall findings will be provided to other law enforcement agencies to use as a resource for improving occupant protection enforcement programs and efforts. Affected Public: Interviewees will represent law enforcement leadership as well as line officers. Law enforcement leadership participants will include the top management in the agency (colonel, chief, etc.). The interviewees will either be self-selected or selected by the demonstration agency. The demonstration agency will have the best insights into individuals who best represent these three types for inclusion into the study and will assist in announcements of interview participation opportunities as well as VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:54 Dec 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 scheduling that is amenable to particular interviewees. NHTSA’s contractor will work closely with the demonstration communities (well in advance of data collection) to provide them with the information they need to select interviewees who can provide the best data for the study. This will ensure that the right people are selected, have ample time to be provided information about the study, and are able to be replaced with another suitable participant if they choose not to participate. To get volunteers, the contractor will provide information to the demonstration sites about what types of volunteers they are seeking, but will ultimately rely on each site to disseminate that information to officers. If officers do not volunteer for interviews, the contractor will work with the site to explore additional ways of disseminating information about the interviews and/or encouraging participation; if necessary, the site will be asked to select additional participants for interviews. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 135 hours (108 interviews, averaging 1.25 hours). Comments are invited on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (iii) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Issued on: December 9, 2014. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. 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The Committee is to assemble and review relevant information relating to the nature and character of disabilities arising during service in the Armed Forces, provide an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and give advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation. The Committee will receive briefings on issues related to compensation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities and other VA benefits programs. Time will be allocated for receiving public comments. Public comments will be limited to three minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals who speak are invited to submit 1–2 page summaries of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. The public may submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Nancy Copeland, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation Service, Regulation Staff (211D), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email at nancy.copeland@va.gov. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as a part of the clearance process. Therefore, you should allow an additional 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should email Mrs. Copeland or contact her at (202) 461– 9685 or alternatively email Mr. Brendan Sheedy at brendan.sheedy@va.gov or call him (202) 461–9297. Dated: December 10, 2014. Rebecca Schiller, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–29257 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and the expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on June 30, 2014 (79 FR 36865-36867).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Liza Lemaster-Sandbank, 
Contracting Officer's Representative, Occupant Protection Division 
(NTI-112), Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W44-
302, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Lemaster-Sandbank's phone number is 202-
366-4292 and her email address is liza.lemaster@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Implementing a Leadership Framework for Traffic Safety.
    Type of Request: New information collection requirement.
    Abstract: In 2012, there were 21,667 occupants of passenger 
vehicles who died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of the occupants 
for whom restraint status was known, 52% were unrestrained at the time 
of the crash. Research shows that wearing a seatbelt or using a child 
safety seat can greatly reduce the chances of fatal or serious injury 
as a result of a motor vehicle collision. High visibility enforcement 
(i.e., highly visible enforcement accompanied by public information 
supporting the enforcement) has been demonstrated to increase seat belt 
use. A NHTSA-convened work group of law enforcement representatives 
from states with secondary seat belt laws, but

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exemplary work in support of occupant protection enforcement, 
identified strong leadership as the critical component in their 
successes. Strong leadership within any law enforcement agency can 
result in various practices and methodologies that spotlight a 
program's importance and help to make occupant protection, as well as 
other traffic safety issues, an integral part of the agencies' culture. 
Regardless of whether the occupant protection program is organized as a 
specialized unit or broadly integrated within the routine operations of 
the law enforcement agency, key management and enforcement roles must 
be clearly defined and assigned to specific individuals by the 
executive staff.
    NHTSA is undertaking a study to implement a leadership model 
framework within three law enforcement agencies selected by NHTSA, 
evaluate the process and determine if the traffic safety outcome of 
interest is realized, specifically the impact on increased seat belt 
use and reduction in unrestrained fatalities. To accomplish this, NHTSA 
will provide technical assistance to three law enforcement 
demonstration communities for the implementation of leadership 
frameworks in support of safety initiatives, specifically occupant 
protection. Evaluation measures will involve the independent 
identification, collection and evaluation of both qualitative and 
quantitative data that specifically document changes in enforcement 
activity and its effects on the surrounding communities' behaviors. 
Under this proposed effort, a total of 108 interviews of law 
enforcement personnel will be conducted over two time periods. Eighteen 
interviews will be conducted in each of the three demonstration sites, 
once during the demonstration implementation and once at the end of the 
demonstration project. Overall findings will be provided to other law 
enforcement agencies to use as a resource for improving occupant 
protection enforcement programs and efforts.
    Affected Public: Interviewees will represent law enforcement 
leadership as well as line officers. Law enforcement leadership 
participants will include the top management in the agency (colonel, 
chief, etc.). The interviewees will either be self-selected or selected 
by the demonstration agency. The demonstration agency will have the 
best insights into individuals who best represent these three types for 
inclusion into the study and will assist in announcements of interview 
participation opportunities as well as scheduling that is amenable to 
particular interviewees. NHTSA's contractor will work closely with the 
demonstration communities (well in advance of data collection) to 
provide them with the information they need to select interviewees who 
can provide the best data for the study. This will ensure that the 
right people are selected, have ample time to be provided information 
about the study, and are able to be replaced with another suitable 
participant if they choose not to participate. To get volunteers, the 
contractor will provide information to the demonstration sites about 
what types of volunteers they are seeking, but will ultimately rely on 
each site to disseminate that information to officers. If officers do 
not volunteer for interviews, the contractor will work with the site to 
explore additional ways of disseminating information about the 
interviews and/or encouraging participation; if necessary, the site 
will be asked to select additional participants for interviews.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 135 hours (108 interviews, averaging 
1.25 hours).
    Comments are invited on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection;
    (iii) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (iv) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information 
on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 
days of publication.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Issued on: December 9, 2014.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2014-29300 Filed 12-12-14; 8:45 am]
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