Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting, 36651-36652 [2016-13376]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / Notices Background Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–95) requires the FAA to develop a plan for realigning and consolidating facilities in an effort to support the transition to NextGen and reduce costs where such cost reductions can be implemented without adversely affecting safety. To address Section 804 requirements, the FAA formed a collaborative workgroup of representatives from the FAA and NATCA and PASS labor unions to develop a comprehensive process to analyze different realignment and consolidation scenarios. The collaborative process takes into account the following factors and criteria when prioritizing facilities for realignment analysis: NextGen readiness; the Terminal Automation program schedule; operational and airspace factors; existing facility conditions and workforce impacts; industry stakeholder input; costs and benefits associated with each potential realignment alternative; facilities and engineering planning and priorities; and employee career development. The collaborative workgroup developed the guiding principles and criteria for evaluating existing Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) operations. The principles support the goals of developing operationally viable realignment and consolidation scenarios, capturing recommendations, and outlining next steps. The workgroup has developed a repeatable and defensible four-step process to evaluate facility TRACON operations and prioritize for analysis; determine an initial set of realignment scenarios and a set of alternatives for each scenario; collect facility and operational data and document system requirements; document facility, equipment, infrastructure, operational and safety data; capture qualitative workforce considerations, including training, transition, facility, and potential workforce impacts of potential realignments; consider potential impacts on operations, airspace modifications, route/fixes changes, arrival/departure procedures, intra/ inter-facility coordination, and pilot community interaction; collect and consider industry stakeholder input; quantify benefits and cost of potential realignments; and develop a recommendation for each realignment scenario. The recommendations contained in the report entitled ‘‘FAA National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report, Part 2’’ primarily consist of legacy sites. Legacy sites are VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Jun 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 those sites that were determined by the FAA to be realigned prior to enactment of Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and workgroup establishment. A copy of this report has been placed in the docket for this notice. The docket may be accessed at http://www.regulations.gov. A copy of the report has also been made available on the FAA’s Web site at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_ policies/rulemaking/recently_ published/. The realignment recommendations outlined in the Part 2 report are the result of a collaborative process that involved a multi-disciplinary team of FAA management, labor, field facilities, finance, and subject matter experts. The Section 804 process serves as a stable foundation for future realignment analyses and recommendations. The process aims to maximize operational, administrative, and maintenance efficiencies, support transition to NextGen, and deliver the highest value to stakeholders. The FAA is requesting comments on this report pursuant to Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The agency will consider all comments received on or before July 22, 2016. Following a 60-day comment review period, the final report along with public comments will be submitted to Congress. The FAA continues to analyze data collected from facilities across the United States and evaluate possible realignment scenarios. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2016. Jim Pasto, Terminal Facilities Execution Team, Implementation Manager, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–13331 Filed 6–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26367] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that its MCSAC will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14–15, 2016, to provide recommendations to the Agency concerning implementation of section 5203 of the Fixing America’s Surface SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36651 Transportation Act (FAST Act) to: (1) Prioritize regulatory guidance that should be incorporated into the safety regulations to promote clear, consistent, and enforceable rules; (2) identify regulatory guidance that appears to be inconsistent with the intent of the safety regulations or makes enforcement of key safety requirements difficult; and (3) identify guidance that should remain in place. The meeting is open to the public and there will be a period of time at the end of each day for the public to submit oral comments. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday–Wednesday, June 14–15, 2016, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), at the Westin Washington, DC City Center, 1400 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Thursday, June 9, 2016, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2006–26367 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.D.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385–2395, mcsac@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. Eran Segev at (617) 494–3174 or eran.segev@dot.gov, by Thursday, June 9, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background MCSAC MCSAC was established to provide FMCSA with advice and recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations. MCSAC is composed of 20 voting representatives from safety E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 36652 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES advocacy, safety enforcement, labor, and industry stakeholders of motor carrier safety. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. The Committee operates as a discretionary committee under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. See FMCSA’s MCSAC Web site for additional information about the Committee’s activities at http:// mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/. Task 16–01: Review of Regulatory Guidance FMCSA has tasked MCSAC with providing recommendations to the Agency concerning implementation of section 5203 of the FAST Act to: (1) Prioritize regulatory guidance that should be incorporated into the safety regulations to promote clear, consistent, and enforceable rules; (2) identify regulatory guidance that appears to be inconsistent with the intent of the safety regulations or makes enforcement of key safety requirements difficult; and (3) identify guidance that should remain in place. Currently, FMCSA’s Web site provides interpretive guidance material for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The guidance is presented in question and answer form for each part of the FMCSRs. A significant percentage of the guidance was published by the Federal Highway Administration on November 17, 1993 (58 FR 60734), with an updated publication on April 4, 1997 (62 FR 16370). Since 1997, FMCSA has issued new guidance documents periodically, revised guidance, or rescinded guidance based on changes to the FMCSRs. The Agency has not undertaken a comprehensive review of the full set of its regulatory guidance since the 1997 publication. Section 5203 of the FAST Act provides new requirements for FMCSA’s management of guidance documents. A ‘‘guidance document’’ is defined for purposes of section 5203 as a ‘‘document . . . that (1) provides and interpretation of a regulation of the Administration; or [sic] (2) includes an enforcement policy of the Administration available to the public.’’ Not later than December 4, 2016, the Administrator must conduct an initial review of all FMCSA guidance documents in effect on December 4, 2015, to ensure that the documents are current, readily accessible to the public, and meet the standards of section VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Jun 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 5203(c)(1)(A)–(C) (consistent and clear; uniformly and consistently enforced; and still necessary). § 5203(b). The Agency requests that the MCSAC consider the set of regulatory guidance for each part of the FMCSRs and determine which sets of guidance should be prioritized for review. The MCSAC should conduct of review of the regulatory guidance for those sets to identify regulatory guidance that should be (1) incorporated into the safety regulations to promote clear, consistent and enforceable rules; (2) eliminated because it appears to be inconsistent with the intent of the safety regulations or makes enforcement of key safety requirements difficult; or (3) retained because it is more appropriate as guidance rather than regulatory text. Copies of the MCSAC Task Statement and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ advisory-committees/mcsac/welcomefmcsa-mcsac. II. Meeting Participation 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made with Linda Rivera. For more information please contact: Ms. Rivera at 1–888–912–1227 or (202)317–3337, or write TAP Office, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1509–National Office, Washington, DC 20224, or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The committee will be discussing Toll-free issues and public input is welcomed. Dated: June 1, 2016. Otis Simpson, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2016–13418 Filed 6–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last half-hour of the meetings each day. Should all public comments be exhausted prior to the end of the specified period, the comment period will close. Issued on: May 31, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–13376 Filed 6–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, July 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Antoinette Ross at 1–888–912–1227 or (202) 317–4110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be held Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made with SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Rivera at 1–888–912–1227 or (202) 317–3337. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 7, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26367]


Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that its MCSAC will meet on Tuesday and 
Wednesday, June 14-15, 2016, to provide recommendations to the Agency 
concerning implementation of section 5203 of the Fixing America's 
Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) to: (1) Prioritize regulatory 
guidance that should be incorporated into the safety regulations to 
promote clear, consistent, and enforceable rules; (2) identify 
regulatory guidance that appears to be inconsistent with the intent of 
the safety regulations or makes enforcement of key safety requirements 
difficult; and (3) identify guidance that should remain in place. The 
meeting is open to the public and there will be a period of time at the 
end of each day for the public to submit oral comments.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, June 14-15, 2016, 
from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), at the Westin 
Washington, DC City Center, 1400 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. 
Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be 
considered during the meeting by Thursday, June 9, 2016, to Federal 
Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2006-26367 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.D.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor 
to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385-2395, mcsac@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. Eran Segev at (617) 494-
3174 or eran.segev@dot.gov, by Thursday, June 9, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

MCSAC

    MCSAC was established to provide FMCSA with advice and 
recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier 
safety regulations. MCSAC is composed of 20 voting representatives from 
safety

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advocacy, safety enforcement, labor, and industry stakeholders of motor 
carrier safety. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite 
range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its 
responsibilities. The Committee operates as a discretionary committee 
under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 
established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. See FMCSA's MCSAC Web site 
for additional information about the Committee's activities at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/.

Task 16-01: Review of Regulatory Guidance

    FMCSA has tasked MCSAC with providing recommendations to the Agency 
concerning implementation of section 5203 of the FAST Act to: (1) 
Prioritize regulatory guidance that should be incorporated into the 
safety regulations to promote clear, consistent, and enforceable rules; 
(2) identify regulatory guidance that appears to be inconsistent with 
the intent of the safety regulations or makes enforcement of key safety 
requirements difficult; and (3) identify guidance that should remain in 
place.
    Currently, FMCSA's Web site provides interpretive guidance material 
for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The guidance 
is presented in question and answer form for each part of the FMCSRs. A 
significant percentage of the guidance was published by the Federal 
Highway Administration on November 17, 1993 (58 FR 60734), with an 
updated publication on April 4, 1997 (62 FR 16370). Since 1997, FMCSA 
has issued new guidance documents periodically, revised guidance, or 
rescinded guidance based on changes to the FMCSRs. The Agency has not 
undertaken a comprehensive review of the full set of its regulatory 
guidance since the 1997 publication.
    Section 5203 of the FAST Act provides new requirements for FMCSA's 
management of guidance documents. A ``guidance document'' is defined 
for purposes of section 5203 as a ``document . . . that (1) provides 
and interpretation of a regulation of the Administration; or [sic] (2) 
includes an enforcement policy of the Administration available to the 
public.'' Not later than December 4, 2016, the Administrator must 
conduct an initial review of all FMCSA guidance documents in effect on 
December 4, 2015, to ensure that the documents are current, readily 
accessible to the public, and meet the standards of section 
5203(c)(1)(A)-(C) (consistent and clear; uniformly and consistently 
enforced; and still necessary). Sec.  5203(b).
    The Agency requests that the MCSAC consider the set of regulatory 
guidance for each part of the FMCSRs and determine which sets of 
guidance should be prioritized for review. The MCSAC should conduct of 
review of the regulatory guidance for those sets to identify regulatory 
guidance that should be (1) incorporated into the safety regulations to 
promote clear, consistent and enforceable rules; (2) eliminated because 
it appears to be inconsistent with the intent of the safety regulations 
or makes enforcement of key safety requirements difficult; or (3) 
retained because it is more appropriate as guidance rather than 
regulatory text. Copies of the MCSAC Task Statement and an agenda for 
the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at 
https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/advisory-committees/mcsac/welcome-fmcsa-mcsac.

II. Meeting Participation

    Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last half-
hour of the meetings each day. Should all public comments be exhausted 
prior to the end of the specified period, the comment period will 
close.

    Issued on: May 31, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
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