MAP-21 Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study Public Meeting and Solicitation of Comments, 34196-34197 [2015-14693]

Download as PDF 34196 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 114 / Monday, June 15, 2015 / Notices Petitioner: Air Methods Corporation. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 135.611. Description of Relief Sought: Air Methods Corporation seeks relief to perform instrument flight rules (IFR) departures and IFR instrument approach procedures (IAP) at airports and/or heliports that do not have an approved weather reporting source, without airborne radar or thunderstorm detection equipment installed on its aircraft. [FR Doc. 2015–14491 Filed 6–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2015–32] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; 6th Air Refueling Squadron, Flight Engineer Section Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before July 6, 2015. DATES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2015–1475 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Jun 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 Privacy: 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 https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alphonso Pendergrass (202) 267–4713, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2015. Brenda D. Courtney, Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2015–1475. Petitioner: 6th Air Refueling Squadron, Flight Engineer Section. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 61.213(a)(3) and 63.39(a),(b)(1)(2), and (3). Description of Relief Sought: The U.S. Air Force KC–10 flight engineer community seeks an exemption from Title 14 CFR Sections 63.39(a), (b)(1)(2), and (3) along with the three phase practical test requirement outlined in FAA–S–8081–21 with changes 1, 2 and 3 based on military competence. This exemption would allow current and former members meeting the requirements of §§ 63.31, 63.33(a), 63.35, and 63.37 along with supporting documents determined by the Administrator to be granted an Federal Aviation Administration Flight Engineer Certificate with the appropriate aircraft rating based on military competence specific mission design series(MDS). The Petitioner also seeks an exemption from Title 14 CFR Section 61.213(a)(3) based on military competence. This exemption would allow current and former members meeting the requirements of sections § 61.213(a)(1), (2), and (4) as appropriate along with supporting documents determined by the Administrator to be granted a Federal Aviation Administration Ground Instructor PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certificate based on military competence. [FR Doc. 2015–14490 Filed 6–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2014–0035] MAP–21 Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study Public Meeting and Solicitation of Comments Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting; continuation of comment period. AGENCY: This notice announces an upcoming public briefing and the continued collection of comments regarding the technical reports for the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study (CTSWLS). On June 5, 2015, DOT released the five technical reports to the public and to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for peer review. DATES: A public meeting will be held on June 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., e.t.. The public docket (FHWA–2014–0035) will remain open until a Final Report is submitted to Congress or until further notice by FHWA. ADDRESSES: The fourth public meeting will be conducted as a virtual public meeting (webinar format) to maximize public access to the briefing. Additional details and registration information will be sent to individuals who have registered for email updates on the CTSWLS; registration information will also be posted on FHWA’s CTSWLS Web site: https://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/ freight/sw/map21tswstudy/index.htm. You may submit comments identified by the docket number FHWA–2014– 0035 by any one of the following methods: Fax: 1–202–493–2251; Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays; or Electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 114 / Monday, June 15, 2015 / Notices www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Send an email to CTSWStudy@dot.gov, or contact Mr. Thomas Kearney at: (518) 431–8890 or Tom.Kearney@dot.gov; Edward Strocko at: (202) 366–2997, or Ed.Strocko@dot.gov; Office of Freight Management and Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 32801 of MAP–21 (Pub. L. 112–141) requires DOT to conduct a CTSWLS addressing differences in safety risks, infrastructure impacts, and the effect on levels of enforcement between trucks operating at or within Federal truck size and weight limits and trucks legally operating in excess of Federal limits; comparing and contrasting the potential safety and infrastructure impacts of alternative configurations (including configurations that exceed current Federal limits to the current Federal law and regulations); and, estimating the effects of freight diversion due to these alternative configurations. Report Release The DOT released the technical reports to the public and submitted them to the NAS on June 5, 2015 for peer review. The technical reports are available on FHWA’s CTSWLS Web site: https://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/sw/ map21tswstudy/index.htm. The DOT is releasing these materials in advance of submitting a Final Report to Congress. Public Meetings and Comment asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Sec. 32801, Pub. L. 112–141. Issued on: June 10, 2015. Gregory G. Nadeau, Acting Administrator . [FR Doc. 2015–14693 Filed 6–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Background On June 18, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., e.t., DOT will hold a virtual public meeting to provide an overview of the technical reports and update on the remaining tasks to complete the Final Report for the CTSWLS. This meeting will be recorded. An additional presentation will be made for the second and final phase of the NAS peer review; details on the public portion of that meeting will be posted on the NAS and DOT CTSWLS Web sites and sent by email to people who have requested notification through the CTSWLS email distribution list. The public docket for comments (FHWA–2014–00350) on any aspect of the CTSWLS, including the technical reports, will remain open until the Final Report is submitted to Congress or until further notice by FHWA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 The DOT invites the public to participate in these meetings and to direct comments to the public docket. 16:39 Jun 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 [Docket Numbers FRA–2013–0128 and FRA–2014–0124] Notice of Public Hearing In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by documents dated October 9, 2013 and November 18, 2014, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations governing the operation of passenger trains on the Northeast Corridor (NEC). Relief was also requested from speed limitations imposed by the Order of Particular Applicability for the Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) Order. Specifically, Amtrak seeks relief from requirements that limit the current operation of its Tier II Acela trainsets to 150 mph from the current maximum authorized track speed for Class 8 track of 160 mph. In addition, Amtrak also requests relief from existing Tier II design requirements to allow for the procurement of new trainsets built to alternative design standards, as outlined in its petition. A previous notice was published outlining the details of Amtrak’s petitions, on February 25, 2015 [80 FR 10208]. FRA assigned the petitions to Docket Numbers FRA– 2013–0128 and FRA–2014–0124, respectively. FRA has determined that the facts of these proceedings warrant a public hearing. Accordingly, a hearing is hereby scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on July 22, 2015, at the National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Interested parties are invited to present oral statements at this hearing. For information on facilities or services for persons with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the hearing, contact FRA Program Analyst, Kenton Kilgore; by telephone, email, or in writing; at least five business days before the date PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34197 of the hearing. Mr. Kilgore’s contact information is as follows: FRA, Office of Railroad Safety, Mail Stop 25, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 493–6286; kenton.kilgore@ dot.gov. The informal hearing will be conducted by a representative designated by FRA in accordance with FRA’s Rules of Practice (see particularly 49 CFR 211.25). FRA’s representative will make an opening statement outlining the scope of the hearing, as well as any additional procedures for the conduct of the hearing. The hearing will be a non-adversarial proceeding in which all interested parties will be given the opportunity to express their views regarding the waiver petition without cross examination. After all initial statements have been completed, those individuals wishing to make brief rebuttal statements will be given an opportunity to do so. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. In addition, FRA is hereby extending the comment period for these waiver petitions to August 21, 2015, to allow adequate time for any additional comments to be submitted following the public hearing on July 22, 2015. Communications received by that date will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket numbers and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[FR Doc No: 2015-14693]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[FHWA Docket No. FHWA-2014-0035]


MAP-21 Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study Public 
Meeting and Solicitation of Comments

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting; continuation of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an upcoming public briefing and the 
continued collection of comments regarding the technical reports for 
the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) 
Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study (CTSWLS). On June 5, 
2015, DOT released the five technical reports to the public and to the 
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for peer review.

DATES: A public meeting will be held on June 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., 
e.t.. The public docket (FHWA-2014-0035) will remain open until a Final 
Report is submitted to Congress or until further notice by FHWA.

ADDRESSES: The fourth public meeting will be conducted as a virtual 
public meeting (webinar format) to maximize public access to the 
briefing. Additional details and registration information will be sent 
to individuals who have registered for email updates on the CTSWLS; 
registration information will also be posted on FHWA's CTSWLS Web site: 
https://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/sw/map21tswstudy/index.htm.
    You may submit comments identified by the docket number FHWA-2014-
0035 by any one of the following methods:
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251;
    Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, 
West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590;
    Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays; or
    Electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://

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www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Send an email to CTSWStudy@dot.gov, or 
contact Mr. Thomas Kearney at: (518) 431-8890 or Tom.Kearney@dot.gov; 
Edward Strocko at: (202) 366-2997, or Ed.Strocko@dot.gov; Office of 
Freight Management and Operations, Federal Highway Administration, 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 
20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 32801 of MAP-21 (Pub. L. 112-141) requires DOT to conduct a 
CTSWLS addressing differences in safety risks, infrastructure impacts, 
and the effect on levels of enforcement between trucks operating at or 
within Federal truck size and weight limits and trucks legally 
operating in excess of Federal limits; comparing and contrasting the 
potential safety and infrastructure impacts of alternative 
configurations (including configurations that exceed current Federal 
limits to the current Federal law and regulations); and, estimating the 
effects of freight diversion due to these alternative configurations.

Report Release

    The DOT released the technical reports to the public and submitted 
them to the NAS on June 5, 2015 for peer review. The technical reports 
are available on FHWA's CTSWLS Web site: https://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/sw/map21tswstudy/index.htm.
    The DOT is releasing these materials in advance of submitting a 
Final Report to Congress.

Public Meetings and Comment

    On June 18, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., e.t., DOT will hold a virtual 
public meeting to provide an overview of the technical reports and 
update on the remaining tasks to complete the Final Report for the 
CTSWLS. This meeting will be recorded.
    An additional presentation will be made for the second and final 
phase of the NAS peer review; details on the public portion of that 
meeting will be posted on the NAS and DOT CTSWLS Web sites and sent by 
email to people who have requested notification through the CTSWLS 
email distribution list.
    The public docket for comments (FHWA-2014-00350) on any aspect of 
the CTSWLS, including the technical reports, will remain open until the 
Final Report is submitted to Congress or until further notice by FHWA.
    The DOT invites the public to participate in these meetings and to 
direct comments to the public docket.

    Authority:  Sec. 32801, Pub. L. 112-141.

    Issued on: June 10, 2015.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Acting Administrator .
[FR Doc. 2015-14693 Filed 6-12-15; 8:45 am]
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