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Download as PDF 9306 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 34 / Friday, February 20, 2015 / Notices interstate commerce as safely as he/she has been performing in intrastate commerce. Consequently, FMCSA finds that exempting these applicants from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. For this reason, the Agency is granting the exemptions for the 2-year period allowed by 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to the 24 applicants listed in the notice of December 10, 2014 (79 FR 73397). We recognize that the vision of an applicant may change and affect his/her ability to operate a CMV as safely as in the past. As a condition of the exemption, therefore, FMCSA will impose requirements on the 24 individuals consistent with the grandfathering provisions applied to drivers who participated in the Agency’s vision waiver program. Those requirements are found at 49 CFR 391.64(b) and include the following: (1) That each individual be physically examined every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each individual provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file, or keep a copy in his/her driver’s qualification file if he/she is selfemployed. The driver must have a copy of the certification when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES V. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. IV. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 24 exemption applications, FMCSA exempts the following drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above (49 CFR 391.64(b)): Michael L. Boersma (ND) Marc D. Butler (IL) Roger P. Dittrich (IL) Ralph V. Graven (OR) Dennis R. Grear (SD) Michael D. Halferty (IA) Eric C. Hammer (MO) Thomas F. Hannon (RI) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 Robert K. Ipock (NC) Kennard D. Julien (WA) Peter M. Kirby (NJ) William D. Koiner (TX) Jesse L. Lichtenberger (PA) David J. Nocton (MN) Darren W. Pruett (TX) Frederick E. Schaub (IA) Michael R. Seldomridge (FL) Michael G. Somma (NY) Mark J. Stanley (CA) Jason E. Thomas (ND) Michael K. Toodle (NC) Troy W. Weaver (PA) Diane L. Wedebrand (IA) Eddie L. Wilkins (VA) In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (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 before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Dated: February 9, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–03240 Filed 2–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0014, Notice No. 15–4] Research and Development Program Forum Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will host a Research and Development Forum on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Washington, DC. PHMSA will use the forum to present the results of recently completed research projects and to discuss current and future research projects. PHMSA will also be soliciting comments on new research projects which may be considered for inclusion in its strategic plan. DATES: Time and Location: The forum will be held at the DOT Headquarters, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Conference Center— Oklahoma City Room, Washington, DC 20590 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. Advanced Meeting Registration: The DOT ask that attendees pre-register for the forum by completing the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ G623RL5. Attendees may use the survey monkey form to pre-register for the forum. Failure to pre-register may delay access to the DOT Headquarters building. If participants are attending in person, early arrival is advised to allow time for security checks necessary to obtain access to the building. Conference call-in and ‘‘live meeting’’ capability will be provided for the meeting. Specific information on call-in and live meeting access will be posted when available at https://phmsa.dot.gov/ hazmat. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Boyle, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–4545. Supplementary Information on the PHMSA Meeting: The primary purpose of this meeting is to present the results of recently completed actions and to seek comments relative to potential new research projects which may be considered for inclusion in future work. PHMSA will consider comments received for proposed list of new projects identified in the draft agenda. The meeting agenda and event information may be obtained from PHMSA’s Web site at https:// phmhqnwas027vg.ad.dot.gov/about/ calendar. Topics on the agenda for the Research and Development Forum include: • Short-Term Projects (Funded) Æ Hazardous Materials Automated Cargo Communications for Efficient and Safe Shipments (HM–ACCESS) Æ Lithium Batteries • Mid-Term Projects (Funding Now) Æ Risks Associated with Chained/ Unchained Fireworks Æ Incident Investigation: Food Trucks; Oxygen Cylinders Æ Reactivity of Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) material Æ Classification of Crude Oil Æ Service Life Extension of Composite Cylinders • Long-Term Projects (Planning Funding) potential projects include: Æ Emerging Packaging and Transport Risks Æ Risk Management Framework Æ Crude Oil Classification, Packaging and Transport Æ Bulk Transport of LNG E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 34 / Friday, February 20, 2015 / Notices Æ Design and Testing of Composite Overwrapped Cylinders Materials Safety Administration, PHMSA, DOT. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. ACTION: [FR Doc. 2015–03488 Filed 2–19–15; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Notice of actions on special permit applications. BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Actions on Special Permit Applications Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline And Hazardous AGENCY: S.P. No. In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given of the actions on special permits applications in (October to October 2014). The mode of transportation involved are identified by a number in the ‘‘Nature of Application’’ portion of the table below Applicant Regulation(s) 9307 as follows: 1—Motor vehicle, 2—Rail freight, 3—Cargo vessel, 4—Cargo aircraft only, 5—Passenger-carrying aircraft. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Special Permits. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain special permits were issued. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2015. Donald Burger, Chief, Special Permits and Approvals Branch. Nature of special permit thereof MODIFICATION SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED 9847–M ........ FIBA Technologies, Inc. (FIBA) Millbury, MA. 12661–M ...... United Parcel Service, Inc. Atlanta, GA. 15985–M ...... Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (Space X) Hawthorne, CA. 49 CFR 180.209(a), 180.205(c), (f), (g) and (i), 173.302a(b)(2), (3), (4) and (5), and 180.213. 49 CFR 172.202, 172.203(c), (k) and (m), 172.301, 172.400, and 172.302(c). 49 CFR part 172 and 173 ....... To modify the special permit so that alternative certifications may be authorized for personnel responsible for performing cylinder retesting. To modify the special permit to authorize Division 6.2 materials. To modify the special permit to authorize the transportation of hazardous materials by cargo vessel. NEW SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED 16039–N ....... UTLX Manufacturing LLC Alexandria, LA. 49 CFR 173.314(d) ................. 16137–N ....... 49 CFR 49 CFR 173.196 ........ 16118–N ....... Diversified Laboratory Repair Gaithersburg, MD. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Torrance, CA. 16191–N ....... Solvay Fluorides LLC Houston, TX. 49 CFR 173.205 ...................... 16307–N ....... Croman Corporation White City, OR. 49 CFR 172.101 Hazardous Materials Table Columns (8C) and (9B), 173.242, 175.310. 16188–N ....... UTLX Manufacturing LLC Alexandria, LA. 49 CFR 179.100–4 and 179.100–12(b). 49 CFR 173.301(a)(1) ............. To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of nonDOT specification tank cars for the transportation in commerce of anhydrous ammonia. (mode 2) To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain infectious substances in special packagings (freezers). (mode 1) To authorize the transportation in commerce of Hydrogen, compressed in non-DOT specification pressure containers. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4) To authorize the transportation in commerce of Iodine Pentafluoride in a non-DOT specification welded, steel nonbulk packaging designed and constructed in accordance with Section VIII Division 1 of the ASME Code. (modes 1, 2, 3) To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain Class 3 hazardous materials contained in non-DOT specification packaging of up to 500 gallon capacity by 14 CFR part 133 Rotorcraft External Load Operations transporting Class 3 hazardous materials attached to or suspended from a cargo aircraft when other means of transportation is not practicable. (mode 4) To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of DOT 120J100W and 120J200W tank cars for transportation of Class 3 flammable and combustible liquids. (mode 2) EMERGENCY SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10427–M ...... Astrotech Space Operations LLC Titusville, FL. 16273–N ....... Lohman Helicopter, LLC. Kendrick, ID. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 49 CFR 173.61(a), 173.301(g), 173.302(a), 173.336, and 177.848(d). 49 CFR 172.101 Table Column (9B), 172.200, 172.204(c)(3), 172.300, 173.27(b)(2), 175.75, 178. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To modify the special permit to authorize additional launch vehicles and increase the amount of Anhydrous ammonia to 120 pounds. (model 1) To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials by 14 CFR part 133 Rotorcraft External Load Operations transporting hazardous materials attached to or suspended from an aircraft, in remote areas of the US only, without being subject to hazard communication requirements, quantity limitations and certain loading and stowage requirements. (mode 4) E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 34 (Friday, February 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9306-9307]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-03488]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2015-0014, Notice No. 15-4]


Research and Development Program Forum

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will 
host a Research and Development Forum on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in 
Washington, DC. PHMSA will use the forum to present the results of 
recently completed research projects and to discuss current and future 
research projects. PHMSA will also be soliciting comments on new 
research projects which may be considered for inclusion in its 
strategic plan.

DATES: Time and Location: The forum will be held at the DOT 
Headquarters, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Conference 
Center--Oklahoma City Room, Washington, DC 20590 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 
p.m. EST.
    Advanced Meeting Registration: The DOT ask that attendees pre-
register for the forum by completing the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G623RL5. Attendees may use the survey monkey 
form to pre-register for the forum. Failure to pre-register may delay 
access to the DOT Headquarters building. If participants are attending 
in person, early arrival is advised to allow time for security checks 
necessary to obtain access to the building.
    Conference call-in and ``live meeting'' capability will be provided 
for the meeting. Specific information on call-in and live meeting 
access will be posted when available at https://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Boyle, Office of Hazardous 
Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; 
(202) 366-4545.
    Supplementary Information on the PHMSA Meeting: The primary purpose 
of this meeting is to present the results of recently completed actions 
and to seek comments relative to potential new research projects which 
may be considered for inclusion in future work. PHMSA will consider 
comments received for proposed list of new projects identified in the 
draft agenda. The meeting agenda and event information may be obtained 
from PHMSA's Web site at https://phmhqnwas027vg.ad.dot.gov/about/calendar.
    Topics on the agenda for the Research and Development Forum 
include:
     Short-Term Projects (Funded)
    [cir] Hazardous Materials Automated Cargo Communications for 
Efficient and Safe Shipments (HM-ACCESS)
    [cir] Lithium Batteries
     Mid-Term Projects (Funding Now)
    [cir] Risks Associated with Chained/Unchained Fireworks
    [cir] Incident Investigation: Food Trucks; Oxygen Cylinders
    [cir] Reactivity of Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) material
    [cir] Classification of Crude Oil
    [cir] Service Life Extension of Composite Cylinders
     Long-Term Projects (Planning Funding) potential projects 
include:
    [cir] Emerging Packaging and Transport Risks
    [cir] Risk Management Framework
    [cir] Crude Oil Classification, Packaging and Transport
    [cir] Bulk Transport of LNG

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    [cir] Design and Testing of Composite Overwrapped Cylinders

Magdy El-Sibaie,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 2015-03488 Filed 2-19-15; 8:45 am]
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