Electronic Logging Devices Compliance Testing Procedures: Public Listening Session, 8120-8121 [2016-03181]

Download as PDF 8120 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices Division, (717) 221–3704, or email: Barbara.shaffer@dot.gov; Barry Kiedrowski, MD SHA Project Manager (410) 545–8769, or email: BKiedrowski@ sha.state.md.us; or Greg Illig, P.E., PennDOT Senior Project Manager, (814) 696–7179, or email: gillig@pa.gov. A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the U.S. 219 project was published in the Federal Register in 2003 (68 FR 59840, October 17, 2003). No alternative was selected at that time. A revised Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register in 2014 (79 FR 42868, July 23, 2014). FHWA issued the revised Notice of Intent to advise the public of modifications to the environmental review process for the U.S. 219 project. These modifications included a change in the lead Federal agency from the FHWA Pennsylvania Division Office to the FHWA Maryland Division Office and intent of FHWA to utilize the environmental review provisions afforded under Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) and under Section 1319 of the Moving Ahead for the Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21). The proposed transportation project was along Section 019 of U.S. 219 which extends from the southern terminus of the Meyersdale Bypass in Somerset County, Pennsylvania to I–68 in Garrett County, Maryland. The project was approximately 8 miles with about 2.5 miles in Maryland and 5.5 miles in Pennsylvania. Due to Federal and State funding constraints, as well as the unlikelihood of adequate funding for all project phases in the foreseeable future, the Notice of Intent is hereby rescinded. A planning study is being undertaken to consider transportation needs in the region. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Gregory Murrill, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Baltimore, Maryland. [FR Doc. 2016–03247 Filed 2–16–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0054] Electronic Logging Devices Compliance Testing Procedures: Public Listening Session Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Announcement of public listening session. AGENCY: FMCSA will hold an online public listening session concerning the electronic logging device (ELD) compliance test procedures. This meeting will be a forum for providers of ELDs to give feedback to the Agency on the non-binding procedures used to determine if an ELD meets the specifications of the ELD rulemaking published on December 16, 2015. This online meeting is open to the public for its entirety. DATES: Times and Dates: The webinar session will be held on February 25, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.T.). Register at https:// connectdot.connectsolutions.com/ELDDiscussion/event/registration.html. ADDRESSES: Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by February 23, 2016, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0054 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Routhier, FMCSA MC–RRT Division, ELDCTP@dot.gov. SUMMARY: Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Brian Routhier, FMCSA MC–RRT Division, ELDCTP@ dot.gov, by February 25, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Background The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Hours of Service Supporting Documents, on December 16, 2015 (80 FR 78292). This rulemaking stated that: FMCSA will publish compliance test procedures to assist providers in determining whether their products meet the requirements. ELD providers are not required to use FMCSA’s compliance test procedures. They may use any test procedures they deem appropriate, but FMCSA will use the compliance test procedures during any investigation and rely upon the results from that testing in making a determination of whether a system satisfies the requirements of [the] rule. Soon after the publication of the final rule, on January 26, 2016, FMCSA made the compliance test procedures available on the Web site at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/technologyproviders. The Web site also stated that there would be a listening session in the future in order to get input from ELD providers. II. Meeting Participation This meeting is open to all members of the public. However, FMCSA particularly requests participation from the ELD provider community. An agenda for the meeting is available at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/technologyproviders. Comments and input from the ELD providers and the public on the compliance test procedures will be accepted throughout the meeting, subject to the discretion of the Agency. The meeting will be live-captioned and recorded and available after the webinar on the ELD Web page in docket FMCSA–2016–0054. This meeting offers the provider community an opportunity to give input on these voluntary compliance test procedures and share best practices. The discussion will focus solely on the compliance test procedures. As the ELD rule is final, comments about the rule, including the technical specifications, are not appropriate during this meeting. The compliance test procedures are to be used only to confirm that the technical specifications in Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 395 have been met; they do not deal with the specifications themselves. FMCSA plans to take this opportunity to ask those providers participating about their own internal testing procedures, as well as their thoughts on the procedures FMCSA has prepared. FMCSA may revise the compliance test procedures based on information received at this listening session. E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices III. Docket Information FMCSA plans to put a record of this meeting in the docket for this notice. The Agency requests that ELD providers and members of the public who cannot participate in this online listening session submit written comments to the docket as soon as practicable. FMCSA plans to docket any written materials it receives during the meeting. Issued on: February 5, 2016. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–03181 Filed 2–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0332] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Information Technology Services Survey Portal Customer Satisfaction Assessment (formerly COMPASS Portal Consumer Satisfaction Assessment) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The collection involves an extension to a currently-approved ICR, and includes the assessment of FMCSA’s strategic decision to integrate its Information Technology (IT) with its business processes using portal technology to consolidate its systems and databases through the FMCSA Information Technology Services Survey modernization initiative. The information to be collected will be used to assess the satisfaction of Federal, State, and industry customers with the FMCSA Information Technology Services Survey Portal. The name of the ‘‘COMPASS Portal Customer Satisfaction Assessment,’’ ICR was previously changed to ‘‘Information Technology Services Survey Portal Customer Satisfaction Assessment,’’ to reflect the need for a broader term than ‘‘COMPASS’’ for the portal. On October 27, 2015, FMCSA published a Federal asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 Register notice (80 FR 65847) allowing for a 60-day comment period on this ICR. The agency received no comments in response to that notice. DATES: Please send your comments to this notice by March 18, 2016. OMB must receive your comments by this date to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2015–0332. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov, faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Katherine Cooper, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–3843 email: katherine.cooper@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Information Technology Services Survey Portal Customer Satisfaction Assessment. OMB Control Number: 2126–0042. Type of Request: Extension of the currently-approved information collection request. Respondents: Federal, State, and industry customers/users. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,392. Estimated Time per Response: Five (5) minutes. Expiration Date: 05/31/2016. Frequency of Response: 4 times per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 283 hours [91 hours (273 industry user respondents × 5 minutes/60 minutes to complete survey × 4 times per year) + 192 hours (575 Federal and State government respondents × 5 minutes/60 minutes to complete survey × 4 times per year) = 283]. Background Title II, section 207 of the EGovernment Act of 2002 requires Government agencies to improve the methods by which government information, including information on PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8121 the Internet, is organized, preserved, and made accessible to the public. To meet this goal, FMCSA plans to provide a survey on the FMCSA Portal, allowing users to assess its functionality. This functionality includes the capability for Federal, State, and industry users to access the Agency’s existing safety IT systems with a single set of credentials and have easy access to safety data about the companies that do business with FMCSA. The Information Technology program will also focus on improving the accuracy of data to help ensure information, such as carrier name and address, is valid and reliable. FMCSA’s legacy information systems are currently operational. However, having many stand-alone systems has led to data quality concerns, a need for excessive IDs and passwords, and significant operational and maintenance costs. Integrating our information technologies with our business processes will, in turn, improve our operations considerably, particularly in terms of data quality, ease of use, and a reduction of maintenance costs. In early 2007, FMCSA’s Information Technology program launched a series of releases of a new FMCSA Portal to its Federal, State and industry customers. Over the coming years, more than 15 releases are planned. These releases will use portal technology to fuse and provide numerous services and functions via a single user interface and provide tailored services that seek to meet the needs of specific constituencies within our customer universe. The FMCSA Information Technology Services Survey Portal will entail considerable expenditure of Federal Government dollars over the years and will fundamentally impact the nature of the relationship between the Agency and its Federal, State, and industry customers. Consequently, the Agency intends to conduct regular and ongoing assessments of customer satisfaction with the Information Technology Services Survey. The primary purposes of this assessment are to: • Determine the extent to which the FMCSA Portal functionality continues to meet the needs of Agency customers; • Identify and prioritize additional modifications; and • Determine the extent that the FMCSA Portal has impacted FMCSA’s relationships with its main customer groups. The assessment will address: • Overall customer satisfaction; • Customer satisfaction against specific items; E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 17, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8120-8121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03181]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0054]


Electronic Logging Devices Compliance Testing Procedures: Public 
Listening Session

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

ACTION: Announcement of public listening session.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA will hold an online public listening session concerning 
the electronic logging device (ELD) compliance test procedures. This 
meeting will be a forum for providers of ELDs to give feedback to the 
Agency on the non-binding procedures used to determine if an ELD meets 
the specifications of the ELD rulemaking published on December 16, 
2015. This online meeting is open to the public for its entirety.

DATES: Times and Dates: The webinar session will be held on February 
25, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.T.). 
Register at https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/ELD-Discussion/event/registration.html.

ADDRESSES: Members of the public may submit written comments on the 
topics to be considered during the meeting by February 23, 2016, to 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2016-0054 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-
140, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Routhier, FMCSA MC-RRT 
Division, ELDCTP@dot.gov.

Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Mr. Brian Routhier, FMCSA MC-RRT Division, ELDCTP@dot.gov, by February 
25, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a 
final rule, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Hours of Service 
Supporting Documents, on December 16, 2015 (80 FR 78292). This 
rulemaking stated that:

    FMCSA will publish compliance test procedures to assist 
providers in determining whether their products meet the 
requirements. ELD providers are not required to use FMCSA's 
compliance test procedures. They may use any test procedures they 
deem appropriate, but FMCSA will use the compliance test procedures 
during any investigation and rely upon the results from that testing 
in making a determination of whether a system satisfies the 
requirements of [the] rule.

    Soon after the publication of the final rule, on January 26, 2016, 
FMCSA made the compliance test procedures available on the Web site at 
www.fmcsa.dot.gov/technology-providers. The Web site also stated that 
there would be a listening session in the future in order to get input 
from ELD providers.

II. Meeting Participation

    This meeting is open to all members of the public. However, FMCSA 
particularly requests participation from the ELD provider community. An 
agenda for the meeting is available at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/technology-providers. Comments and input from the ELD providers and the public on 
the compliance test procedures will be accepted throughout the meeting, 
subject to the discretion of the Agency. The meeting will be live-
captioned and recorded and available after the webinar on the ELD Web 
page in docket FMCSA-2016-0054.
    This meeting offers the provider community an opportunity to give 
input on these voluntary compliance test procedures and share best 
practices. The discussion will focus solely on the compliance test 
procedures. As the ELD rule is final, comments about the rule, 
including the technical specifications, are not appropriate during this 
meeting. The compliance test procedures are to be used only to confirm 
that the technical specifications in Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 
395 have been met; they do not deal with the specifications themselves.
    FMCSA plans to take this opportunity to ask those providers 
participating about their own internal testing procedures, as well as 
their thoughts on the procedures FMCSA has prepared. FMCSA may revise 
the compliance test procedures based on information received at this 
listening session.

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III. Docket Information

    FMCSA plans to put a record of this meeting in the docket for this 
notice. The Agency requests that ELD providers and members of the 
public who cannot participate in this online listening session submit 
written comments to the docket as soon as practicable. FMCSA plans to 
docket any written materials it receives during the meeting.

    Issued on: February 5, 2016.
Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator Office of Research and Information Technology.
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