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Download as PDF 65286 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 206 / Monday, October 26, 2015 / Notices syncope, dyspnea, collapse, or congestive cardiac failure. It is the intent of the FMCSRs to render unqualified, a driver who has a current cardiovascular disease which is accompanied by and/or likely to cause symptoms of syncope, dyspnea, collapse, or congestive cardiac failure. However, the subjective decision of whether the nature and severity of an individual’s condition will likely cause symptoms of cardiovascular insufficiency is on an individual basis and qualification rests with the medical examiner and the motor carrier. In the case of persons with ICDs, the underlying condition for which the ICD was implanted places the individual at high risk for syncope (a transient loss of consciousness) or other unpredictable events known to result in gradual or sudden incapacitation. ICDs may discharge, which could result in loss of ability to safely control a CMV. See the Evidence Report on Cardiovascular Disease and Commercial Motor vehicle Driver Safety, April 2007.1 A focused research report on Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators and the Impact of a Shock on a Patient When Deployed completed for the FMCSA December 2014 indicates that the available scientific data on persons with ICDs and CMV driving does not support that persons with ICDs who operate CMVs are able to meet an equal or greater level of safety and upholds the findings of the April 2007 report. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Discussion of Public Comments On April 21, 2015, FMCSA published in a Federal Register Notice, the names of 15 individuals requesting ICD exemption and requested public comment. The public comment period closed on May 21, 2015. A total of 29 commenters responded to the notice. The majority of commenters were in favor of the applicants continuing to drive CMV’s with ICD’s. Commenters believed that the individuals seeking exemptions were responsible drivers who had safe driving histories and were compliant with their medical treatment programs. One anonymous commenter encouraged the FMCSA not to grant these individuals exemptions due to concerns of the risks of the underlying medical conditions in combination with operating a commercial motor vehicle. FMCSA’s Response FMCSA acknowledges the commenters’ reports of medical compliance and safe driving histories of the applicants. However, based on the available medical literature and data, FMCSA believes that drivers with an 1 Now available at https://ntl.bts.gov/lib/30000/ 30100/30123/Final_CVD_Evidence_Report_v2.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Oct 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 ICD are at risk for incapacitation if the device discharges in response to cardiovascular symptoms. This risk is combined with the risks associated with the underlying cardiovascular condition for which the ICD has been implanted as a primary or secondary preventive measure. Mr. Leslie Mitchell no longer has a functioning ICD and may operate CMVs in interstate commerce based on the decision of the medical examiner. Mr. Mitchell has a pacemaker/ICD but the ICD portion was disabled because his cardiologist determined he no longer needs tachycardia therapy. Therefore, if a medical examiner determines that he meets the cardiovascular standard and all other physical qualification standards for operating a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce, he may be issued a medical certificate. Conclusion FMCSA evaluated the remaining 14 of 15 individual exemption requests on their merits, available data from Evidence Reports and Medical Expert Panel opinions on ICDs and commercial motor vehicle driving, and the public comments received. The Agency has determined that the available medical literature and data does not support a conclusion that granting these exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions. Each applicant has, prior to this notice, received a letter of final disposition on his/her exemption request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial and constitute final Agency action. The list published today summarizes the Agency’s recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(4). The following 14 applicants are denied exemptions from the cardiovascular standard concerning ICDs. Craig Bohms James Dean Terry Goodhile David Allan Jensen Michael Politz Charles Rhodes Mark Steiner Daniel Donahue Bernard Fritzson Ronald Heinlein Douglas Lopez Mark Register Stephen Watts John Allen Weltz Issued on: October 15, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–27210 Filed 10–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket ID PHMSA–2014–0092] Pipeline Safety: National Pipeline Mapping System; Extension of Comment Period and Notice of Operator Workshop Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments; extension of comment period and announcement of a National Pipeline Mapping System Operator Technical Workshop. AGENCY: PHMSA is sponsoring a oneday National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) operator technical workshop on November 18, 2015, at a Washington, DC area hotel. This notice also announces that the comment period for the 60-day information collection published on August 27, 2015, (80 FR 52084) is extended until November 25, 2015, in order to conduct this workshop that will provide PHMSA with important information as it prepares to improve the NPMS submission process to accept additional data. DATES: The NPMS operator technical workshop will be held on November 18, 2015, at a Washington, DC-area hotel, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The comment period for the 60-day information collection published on August 27, 2015 (80 FR 52084) is extended from October 26, 2015 to November 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: The workshop location, and hotel information will be announced in PRIMIS at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/ meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=107 once the conference room space has been procured. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Nelson at 202–493–0591 or by email at amy.nelson@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and understand existing and future NPMS submission technical issues such as (1) the format in which operators are storing the data that is submitted to the NPMS, (2) how pipe segmentation for the submissions is determined, (3) how data is submitted in a linear referencing format, and (4) options Geographic Information Systems technicians have when an attribute includes the word ‘‘predominant’’ (i.e., submitting actual data or rolling up data to create a ‘‘predominant’’ value). This workshop will not discuss any proposed new data SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 206 / Monday, October 26, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES elements (attributes) or operators’ opinions on the new data elements (attributes). Because this workshop will rely heavily on dialogue between PHMSA staff and operators in a ‘‘whiteboard’’ environment, the workshop will not be webcast. Registration: Members of the public may attend this pubic meeting for free. To help assure that adequate space is provided, all attendees are encouraged to register for the workshop at https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=107. Name badge pick up and on-site registration will be available starting at 7:30 a.m., eastern time on November 18, 2015, with the workshop taking place from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. eastern time. Refer to the meeting Web site for agenda and times at https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=107. Comments: Members of the public may also submit written comments regarding the NPMS Information Collection until November 25, 2015. Comments should reference Docket ID PHMSA–2014–0092. Comments may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System, Room W12–140, on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the Docket ID at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit two copies. If you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at https:// www.regulations.gov. Note: Comments will be posted without changes or edits to https:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Privacy Act Statement: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received for any of our dockets. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Oct 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, please contact Amy Nelson at (202) 493–0591 or by email at amy.nelson@dot.gov by November 9, 2015. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2015, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–27120 Filed 10–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting ITS Joint Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 65287 addition, for planning purposes, your request must indicate whether you wish to present oral statements during the teleconference. Questions about the agenda or written comments may be submitted by U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, ITS Joint Program Office, Attention: Stephen Glasscock, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., HOIT, Washington, DC 20590 or faxed to (202) 493–2027. The ITS JPO requests that written comments be submitted not later than November 6, 2015. Notice of this teleconference is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the General Services Administration regulations (41 CFR part 102–3) covering management of Federal advisory committees. Issued in Washington, DC, on the 20 day of October 2015. Stephen Glasscock, Designated Federal Official, ITS Joint Program Office. [FR Doc. 2015–27075 Filed 10–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) will hold a teleconference on November 13, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST). The ITSPAC, established under section 5305 of Public Law 109–59, Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, August 10, 2005, and reestablished under section 53003 of Public Law 112–141, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, July 6, 2012, was created to advise the Secretary of Transportation on all matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of intelligent transportation systems. Through its sponsor, the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO), the ITSPAC makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding ITS Program needs, objectives, plans, approaches, content, and progress. The following is a summary of the meeting tentative agenda: (1) Welcome, (2) Reflections on 2015 Advice Memorandum, (3) Planning for March 2016 Meeting, (4) Discussion of Topics for 2016 Advice Memorandum, (5) Summary and Adjourn. The teleconference will be open to the public, but limited conference lines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public who wish to participate in the teleconference must submit a request to ITSPAC@dot.gov, not later than November 6, 2015. In PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Orders 13224 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one individual whose property and interests in property is blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.’’ DATES: OFAC’s action described in this notice is effective on October 20, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202/622–2420, Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202/622–2490, Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202/622–2480, Office of Foreign Assets Control, or Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202/622–2410, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Treasury (not toll free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2014-0092]


Pipeline Safety: National Pipeline Mapping System; Extension of 
Comment Period and Notice of Operator Workshop

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments; extension of comment period 
and announcement of a National Pipeline Mapping System Operator 
Technical Workshop.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA is sponsoring a one-day National Pipeline Mapping System 
(NPMS) operator technical workshop on November 18, 2015, at a 
Washington, DC area hotel. This notice also announces that the comment 
period for the 60-day information collection published on August 27, 
2015, (80 FR 52084) is extended until November 25, 2015, in order to 
conduct this workshop that will provide PHMSA with important 
information as it prepares to improve the NPMS submission process to 
accept additional data.

DATES: The NPMS operator technical workshop will be held on November 
18, 2015, at a Washington, DC-area hotel, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
The comment period for the 60-day information collection published on 
August 27, 2015 (80 FR 52084) is extended from October 26, 2015 to 
November 25, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The workshop location, and hotel information will be 
announced in PRIMIS at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=107 once the conference room space has been procured.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Nelson at 202-493-0591 or by email 
at amy.nelson@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the workshop is to discuss 
and understand existing and future NPMS submission technical issues 
such as (1) the format in which operators are storing the data that is 
submitted to the NPMS, (2) how pipe segmentation for the submissions is 
determined, (3) how data is submitted in a linear referencing format, 
and (4) options Geographic Information Systems technicians have when an 
attribute includes the word ``predominant'' (i.e., submitting actual 
data or rolling up data to create a ``predominant'' value). This 
workshop will not discuss any proposed new data

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elements (attributes) or operators' opinions on the new data elements 
(attributes). Because this workshop will rely heavily on dialogue 
between PHMSA staff and operators in a ``whiteboard'' environment, the 
workshop will not be webcast.
    Registration: Members of the public may attend this pubic meeting 
for free. To help assure that adequate space is provided, all attendees 
are encouraged to register for the workshop at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=107. Name badge pick up 
and on-site registration will be available starting at 7:30 a.m., 
eastern time on November 18, 2015, with the workshop taking place from 
8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. eastern time. Refer to the 
meeting Web site for agenda and times at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=107.
    Comments: Members of the public may also submit written comments 
regarding the NPMS Information Collection until November 25, 2015. 
Comments should reference Docket ID PHMSA-2014-0092. Comments may be 
submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Web site: https://www.regulations.gov. This site 
allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System, Room W12-140, on the 
ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the Docket ID at the beginning of your 
comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit two copies. If 
you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, 
include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit 
comments at https://www.regulations.gov.

    Note: Comments will be posted without changes or edits to https://www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided.

    Privacy Act Statement: Anyone may search the electronic form of all 
comments received for any of our dockets. You may review DOT's complete 
Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, 
(65 FR 19477).
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Amy Nelson at (202) 493-0591 or by email at amy.nelson@dot.gov 
by November 9, 2015.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2015, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-27120 Filed 10-23-15; 8:45 am]
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