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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 33 / Thursday, February 19, 2015 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES letterhead used for the invitation letter. The second respondent incentive will be included with the travel logs. This $5 cash incentive is expected to serve as a ‘‘good faith’’ incentive to encourage completion of the retrieval survey. Travel Log Letter. A household letter will be included in the travel log packet. The letter will further familiarize the participants with the travel recording stage, identify the households’ travel date and provide details about when and how to complete the retrieval survey. The letter will also remind participants about the final $20 household incentive. Like the invitation letter, the travel log letter will be branded. Travel Logs. A personalized travel log will be provided for each household member (ages 5 and older). The logs are intended to be a memory jogger to guide accurate data collection and aid in the reporting of each place visited on the travel day. Exemplar Log. Participants will be provided with an exemplar log with the instructions for recording the details about the places visited on the travel day. All web and computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) instruments will be reviewed for Section 508 compliance using the rules specified in sections 1194.22—‘Web-based intranet and internet information and applications’ and 1194.23— ‘Telecommunications products.’ All materials will be available in both English and Spanish language forms. Spanish translations will be developed using industry standards and will apply reverse-translation protocols. Estimated Burden Hours For Information Collection Frequency: This collection will be conducted every 5–7 years. Respondents. A stratified random sample of 26,000 households across the 50 states and the District of Columbia will be included in the survey. Household will include an average of 2.5 members for a total of 65,000 individual respondents to the main survey. Estimated Average Burden per Response. It will take approximately 5 minutes per household member to complete the recruitment data form, and 20 minutes to complete the retrieval survey. This results in a total of 25 minutes per household member. Total Annual Burden Hours. It is estimated that a total of 65,000 persons will be included in the survey. This would result in approximately 27,083 hours of support for this data collection effort. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Public Comments Invited You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the USDOT’s performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the data acquisition methods; (3) the accuracy of the USDOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (4) the types of data being acquired; (5) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (6) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Dated: February 13, 2015. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–03462 Filed 2–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 8925 • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand delivery or courier: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ heading under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. Ms. Dee Williams, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone 202–366–1812 or by email: dee.williams@dot.gov. FMCSA office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Operations at telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No FMCSA–2014–0177] Crash Weighting Research Findings FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. AGENCY: Submitting Comments FMCSA extends the comment period for its January 23, 2015, notice. This notice shares information on the ‘‘Crash Weighting Analysis’’ which informs decision-making about the feasibility of using a motor carrier’s role in crashes as an indicator of future crash risk. The January notice advised the public of the availability of the study report for review and comment, and requested feedback on what steps the Agency should take regarding crash and Police Accident Report (PAR) data quality. The Agency extends the deadline for comment from February 23 to March 25, 2015. DATES: Comments must be received on or before [March 25, 2015]. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number FMCSA– 2014–0177 using any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2014- 0177), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to https://www.regulations.gov and click on the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Document Type’’ drop down menu, select ‘‘Rules,’’ insert ‘‘FMCSA–2014– 0177’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 8926 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 33 / Thursday, February 19, 2015 / Notices format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this analysis based on your comments. Issued on: February 12, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Viewing Comments and Documents [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0310] To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov and click on the ‘‘Read Comments’’ box in the upper right hand side of the screen. Then, in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, insert ‘‘FMCSA– 2014–0177’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. Finally, in the ‘‘Title’’ column, click on the document you would like to review. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Privacy Act In accordance with U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to https:// www.regulations.gov as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), can be reviewed at https:// www.dot.gov/privacy. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background FMCSA is extending the comment period to March 25, 2015 because interested parties have requested more time. This study assesses (1) whether PARs provide sufficient, consistent, and reliable information to support crash weighting determinations; (2) whether a crash weighting determination process would offer an even stronger predictor of crash risk than overall crash involvement and how crash weighting would be implemented in the Agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS); and (3) how FMCSA might manage a process for making crash weighting determinations, including the acceptance of public input. This notice extends the public comment period in response to stakeholder requests. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2015–03471 Filed 2–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 66 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions were effective on January 15, 2015. The exemptions expire on January 15, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles A. Horan, III, Director, Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Room W64–224, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: https:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Background On December 15, 2014, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of Federal diabetes exemption applications from 66 individuals and requested comments from the public (79 FR 74159). The public comment period closed on January 14, 2015, and no comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of the 66 applicants and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). Diabetes Mellitus and Driving Experience of the Applicants The Agency established the current requirement for diabetes in 1970 because several risk studies indicated that drivers with diabetes had a higher rate of crash involvement than the general population. The diabetes rule provides that a person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control (49 CFR 391.41(b)(3)). FMCSA established its diabetes exemption program, based on the Agency’s July 2000 study entitled ‘‘A Report to Congress on the Feasibility of a Program to Qualify Individuals with Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus to Operate in Interstate Commerce as Directed by the Transportation Act for the 21st Century.’’ The report concluded that a safe and practicable protocol to allow some drivers with ITDM to operate CMVs is feasible. The September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441), Federal Register notice in conjunction with the November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), Federal Register notice provides the current protocol for allowing such drivers to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. These 66 applicants have had ITDM over a range of one to 41 years. These applicants report no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness or seizure, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning symptoms, in the past 12 months and no recurrent (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the past 5 years. In each case, an endocrinologist verified that the driver has demonstrated a willingness to properly monitor and manage his/her diabetes mellitus, received education related to E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 33 (Thursday, February 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No FMCSA-2014-0177]


Crash Weighting Research Findings

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

ACTION: Notice; Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA extends the comment period for its January 23, 2015, 
notice. This notice shares information on the ``Crash Weighting 
Analysis'' which informs decision-making about the feasibility of using 
a motor carrier's role in crashes as an indicator of future crash risk. 
The January notice advised the public of the availability of the study 
report for review and comment, and requested feedback on what steps the 
Agency should take regarding crash and Police Accident Report (PAR) 
data quality. The Agency extends the deadline for comment from February 
23 to March 25, 2015.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before [March 25, 2015].

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number FMCSA-
2014-0177 using any one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department 
of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand delivery or courier: Same as mail address above, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' heading under 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Dee Williams, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, 
DC 20590, Telephone 202-366-1812 or by email: dee.williams@dot.gov. 
FMCSA office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Operations at 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and 
related materials.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice (FMCSA-2014- 0177), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 
online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of 
these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing 
address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your 
document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions regarding 
your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to https://www.regulations.gov and 
click on the ``Submit a Comment'' box, which will then become 
highlighted in blue. In the ``Document Type'' drop down menu, select 
``Rules,'' insert ``FMCSA-2014-0177'' in the ``Keyword'' box, and click 
``Search.'' When the new screen appears, click on ``Submit a Comment'' 
in the ``Actions'' column. If you submit your comments by mail or hand 
delivery, submit them in an unbound

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format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and 
electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to 
know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-
addressed postcard or envelope.
    FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period and may change this analysis based on your comments.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov and 
click on the ``Read Comments'' box in the upper right hand side of the 
screen. Then, in the ``Keyword'' box, insert ``FMCSA-2014-0177'' and 
click ``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' 
column. Finally, in the ``Title'' column, click on the document you 
would like to review. If you do not have access to the Internet, you 
may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility 
in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy Act

    In accordance with U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these 
comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to https://www.regulations.gov as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/privacy.

Background

    FMCSA is extending the comment period to March 25, 2015 because 
interested parties have requested more time. This study assesses (1) 
whether PARs provide sufficient, consistent, and reliable information 
to support crash weighting determinations; (2) whether a crash 
weighting determination process would offer an even stronger predictor 
of crash risk than overall crash involvement and how crash weighting 
would be implemented in the Agency's Safety Measurement System (SMS); 
and (3) how FMCSA might manage a process for making crash weighting 
determinations, including the acceptance of public input. This notice 
extends the public comment period in response to stakeholder requests.

    Issued on: February 12, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-03471 Filed 2-18-15; 8:45 am]
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