Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Correction, 60633-60634 [2016-20927]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2016 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects 47 CFR Part 20 Communications common carriers, Communications equipment, Radio. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. Final Rules For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission amends part 20 of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 20—COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151, 152(a) 154(i), 157, 160, 201, 214, 222, 251(e), 301, 302, 303, 303(b), 303(r), 307, 307(a), 309, 309(j)(3), 316, 316(a), 332, 610, 615, 615a, 615b, 615c, unless otherwise noted. 2. Section 20.19 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(1)(i)(C) and (D), (c)(2)(iii), (c)(3)(iii), (c)(3)(iv), (d)(1)(ii)(D) and (E), (d)(2)(iii), (d)(3)(iii), (d)(3)(iv), and (e)(3) to read as follows: ■ § 20.19 Hearing aid-compatible mobile handsets. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES * * * * * (c) * * * (1) * * * (i) * * * (C) Beginning October 3, 2018, at least sixty-six (66) percent of those handset models (rounded down to the nearest whole number) must comply with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section. (D) Beginning October 4, 2021, at least eighty-five (85) percent of those handset models (rounded down to the nearest whole number) must comply with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section. (2) * * * (iii) Beginning April 3, 2019, each Tier I carrier must ensure that at least sixty-six (66) percent of the handset models it offers comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section, calculated based on the total number of unique digital wireless handset models the carrier offers nationwide. Beginning April 4, 2022, each Tier I carrier must ensure that at least eighty-five (85) percent of the handset models it offers comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section, calculated based on the total number of unique digital wireless handset models the carrier offers nationwide. * * * * * (3) * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:05 Sep 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 (iii) Beginning April 3, 2020, ensure that at least sixty-six (66) percent of the handset models it offers comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section, calculated based on the total number of unique digital wireless handset models the carrier offers. (iv) Beginning April 3, 2023, ensure that at least eighty-five (85) percent of the handset models it offers comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section, calculated based on the total number of unique digital wireless handset models the carrier offers. * * * * * (d) * * * (1) * * * (ii) * * * (D) Beginning October 3, 2018, at least sixty-six (66) percent of the handset models in that air interface, which must comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section. (E) Beginning October 4, 2021, at least eighty-five (85) percent of the handset models in that air interface, which must comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section. * * * * * (2) * * * (iii) Beginning April 3, 2019, each Tier I carrier must ensure that at least sixty-six (66) percent of the handset models it offers comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section, calculated based on the total number of unique digital wireless handset models the carrier offers nationwide. Beginning April 4, 2022, each Tier I carrier must ensure that at least eighty-five (85) percent of the handset models it offers comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section, calculated based on the total number of unique digital wireless handset models the carrier offers nationwide. * * * * * (3) * * * (iii) Beginning April 3, 2020, ensure that at least sixty-six (66) percent of the handset models it offers comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section, calculated based on the total number of unique digital wireless handset models the carrier offers; (iv) Beginning April 3, 2023, ensure that at least eighty-five (85) percent of the handset models it offers comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section, calculated based on the total number of unique digital wireless handset models the carrier offers. * * * * * (e) * * * (3) Beginning October 3, 2018, manufacturers that offer four or five digital wireless handset models in an air interface must offer at least two handset PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60633 models compliant with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section in that air interface. Beginning April 3, 2019, Tier I carriers who offer four digital wireless handset models in an air interface must offer at least two handsets compliant with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section in that air interface and Tier I carriers who offer five digital wireless handset models in an air interface must offer at least three handsets compliant with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section in that air interface. Beginning April 3, 2020, service providers, other than Tier I carriers, who offer four digital wireless handset models in an air interface must offer at least two handset models compliant with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section in that air interface and service providers, other than Tier I carriers, who offer five digital wireless handset models in an air interface must offer at least three handsets compliant with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section in that air interface. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–20871 Filed 9–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 393 and Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0176] RIN 2126–AB81 Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Correction Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: This notice makes corrections to a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 22, 2016, regarding amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in response to several petitions for rulemaking and NTSB recommendations. The Agency makes several minor clerical corrections regarding the rear license plate lamp requirements and the periodic inspection requirements for antilock brake systems (ABS). DATES: This rule is effective September 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: All background documents, comments, and materials related to this rule may be viewed in docket number FMCSA–2015–0176 using either of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02SER1.SGM 02SER1 60634 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2016 / Rules and Regulations • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Docket Management Facility (M– 30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Huntley, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, telephone: 202–366– 5370; michael.huntley@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation Viewing Documents To view comments submitted to previous rulemaking documents on this subject, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and click on the ‘‘Read Comments’’ box in the upper right hand side of the screen. Then, in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, insert ‘‘FMCSA– 2015–0176’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. Finally, in the ‘‘Title’’ column, click on the document you would like to review. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act All comments received were posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT previously solicited comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posted these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES Corrections FMCSA is making minor corrections to fix errors found in the final rule published on July 22, 2016. In § 393.11, the Agency corrects Footnote 11 of Table 1 to read ‘‘No rear license plate lamp is required on vehicles that do not display a rear license plate.’’ FMCSA inadvertently omitted the word ‘‘not’’ in this footnote. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:05 Sep 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Agency corrects section 1.l.(4)(b) of Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III, to read ‘‘only to the vehicle’s stop lamp circuit.’’ FMCSA inadvertently omitted the phrase ‘‘vehicle’s stop lamp circuit’’ in this section. As noted in the final rule, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had extended the compliance date for antilock brake systems (ABS) on hydraulic braked vehicles from March 1, 1999, to September 1, 1999, but that action was limited to an extension of the malfunction indicator lamp requirement in S5.3.3(b) of FMVSS No. 105—and not for the general requirement to equip hydraulic-braked vehicles with ABS. As such, all hydraulic-braked vehicles were still expected to be equipped with ABS effective March 1, 1999. While FMCSA included footnotes to help explain the different effective dates for the various ABS requirements in the Appendix G periodic inspection requirements, those footnotes are amended and repositioned to accurately reflect the effective dates for the various ABS requirements in Appendix G. Lastly, section 1.l.(5) is amended to note that it only applies to towed vehicles equipped with air brakes. List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 393 Highway safety, Motor carriers, Motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, for reasons set forth in the preamble, FMCSA amends 49 CFR part 393 and appendix G to subchapter B of chapter III as follows: PART 393—PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION 1. The authority citation for part 393 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31136, 31151, and 31502; sec. 1041(b) of Pub. L. 102–240, 105 Stat. 1914, 1993 (1991); sec. 5524 of Pub. L. 114–94, 129 Stat. 1312, 1560; and 49 CFR 1.87. 2. In § 393.11, revise Footnote 11 of Table 1 to read as follows: ■ § 393.11 Lamps and reflective devices. * * * * * Table 1 of § 393.11—Required Lamps and Reflectors on Commercial Motor Vehicles * * * * * Footnote—11 To be illuminated when headlamps are illuminated. No rear license plate lamp is required on vehicles that do not display a rear license plate. * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 3. In Appendix G to subchapter B of chapter III, revise Section 1.l to read as follows: ■ Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III—Minimum Periodic Inspection Standards * * * * * * * 1. Brake System * * * l. Antilock Brake System1 2 3 (1) Missing ABS malfunction indicator components (i.e., bulb, wiring, etc.). (2) ABS malfunction indicator that does not illuminate when power is first applied to the ABS controller (ECU) during initial power up. (3) ABS malfunction indicator that stays illuminated while power is continuously applied to the ABS controller (ECU). (4) ABS malfunction indicator lamp on a trailer or dolly does not cycle when electrical power is applied (a) only to the vehicle’s constant ABS power circuit, or (b) only to the vehicle’s stop lamp circuit. (5) With its brakes released and its ignition switch in the normal run position, power unit does not provide continuous electrical power to the ABS on any air-braked vehicle it is equipped to tow. (6) Other missing or inoperative ABS components. * * * * * 1 Power units manufactured after March 1, 2001, have two ABS malfunction indicators, one for the power unit and one for the units that they tow. Both malfunction indicators are required to be fully functional. 2 Air-braked vehicles: Subsections (1)–(6) of this section are applicable to tractors with air brakes built on or after March 1, 1997, and all other vehicles with air brakes built on or after March 1, 1998. 3 Hydraulic-braked vehicles: Subsections (1)–(3) of this section are applicable to vehicles over 10,000 lbs. GVWR with hydraulic brakes built on or after September 1, 1999. Subsection (6) of this section is applicable to vehicles over 10,000 lbs. with hydraulic brakes built on or after March 1, 1999. Issued under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87. August 25, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–20927 Filed 9–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P E:\FR\FM\02SER1.SGM 02SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 171 (Friday, September 2, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 60633-60634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20927]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 393 and Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0176]
RIN 2126-AB81


Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Inspection, 
Repair, and Maintenance; Correction

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

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This notice makes corrections to a final rule published in the 
Federal Register on July 22, 2016, regarding amendments to the Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in response to several petitions for 
rulemaking and NTSB recommendations. The Agency makes several minor 
clerical corrections regarding the rear license plate lamp requirements 
and the periodic inspection requirements for antilock brake systems 
(ABS).

DATES: This rule is effective September 2, 2016.

ADDRESSES: All background documents, comments, and materials related to 
this rule may be viewed in docket number FMCSA-2015-0176 using either 
of the following methods:

[[Page 60634]]

     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Huntley, Vehicle and Roadside 
Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, telephone: 202-366-5370; 
michael.huntley@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation

Viewing Documents

    To view comments submitted to previous rulemaking documents on this 
subject, go to http://www.regulations.gov and click on the ``Read 
Comments'' box in the upper right hand side of the screen. Then, in the 
``Keyword'' box, insert ``FMCSA-2015-0176'' and click ``Search.'' Next, 
click ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. Finally, in the 
``Title'' column, click on the document you would like to review. If 
you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online 
by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the 
ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy Act

    All comments received were posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT previously 
solicited comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking 
process. DOT posted these comments, without edit, including any 
personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as 
described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can 
be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy.

Corrections

    FMCSA is making minor corrections to fix errors found in the final 
rule published on July 22, 2016. In Sec.  393.11, the Agency corrects 
Footnote 11 of Table 1 to read ``No rear license plate lamp is required 
on vehicles that do not display a rear license plate.'' FMCSA 
inadvertently omitted the word ``not'' in this footnote.
    The Agency corrects section 1.l.(4)(b) of Appendix G to Subchapter 
B of Chapter III, to read ``only to the vehicle's stop lamp circuit.'' 
FMCSA inadvertently omitted the phrase ``vehicle's stop lamp circuit'' 
in this section.
    As noted in the final rule, the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration had extended the compliance date for antilock brake 
systems (ABS) on hydraulic braked vehicles from March 1, 1999, to 
September 1, 1999, but that action was limited to an extension of the 
malfunction indicator lamp requirement in S5.3.3(b) of FMVSS No. 105--
and not for the general requirement to equip hydraulic-braked vehicles 
with ABS. As such, all hydraulic-braked vehicles were still expected to 
be equipped with ABS effective March 1, 1999. While FMCSA included 
footnotes to help explain the different effective dates for the various 
ABS requirements in the Appendix G periodic inspection requirements, 
those footnotes are amended and repositioned to accurately reflect the 
effective dates for the various ABS requirements in Appendix G.
    Lastly, section 1.l.(5) is amended to note that it only applies to 
towed vehicles equipped with air brakes.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 393

    Highway safety, Motor carriers, Motor vehicle safety.

    Accordingly, for reasons set forth in the preamble, FMCSA amends 49 
CFR part 393 and appendix G to subchapter B of chapter III as follows:

PART 393--PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION

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1. The authority citation for part 393 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31136, 31151, and 31502; sec. 1041(b) of 
Pub. L. 102-240, 105 Stat. 1914, 1993 (1991); sec. 5524 of Pub. L. 
114-94, 129 Stat. 1312, 1560; and 49 CFR 1.87.


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2. In Sec.  393.11, revise Footnote 11 of Table 1 to read as follows:


Sec.  393.11   Lamps and reflective devices.

* * * * *
    Table 1 of Sec.  393.11--Required Lamps and Reflectors on 
Commercial Motor Vehicles
* * * * *
    Footnote--11 To be illuminated when headlamps are illuminated. No 
rear license plate lamp is required on vehicles that do not display a 
rear license plate.
* * * * *

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3. In Appendix G to subchapter B of chapter III, revise Section 1.l to 
read as follows:

Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III--Minimum Periodic Inspection 
Standards

* * * * *
    1. Brake System
* * * * *
    l. Antilock Brake System1 2 3
    (1) Missing ABS malfunction indicator components (i.e., bulb, 
wiring, etc.).
    (2) ABS malfunction indicator that does not illuminate when 
power is first applied to the ABS controller (ECU) during initial 
power up.
    (3) ABS malfunction indicator that stays illuminated while power 
is continuously applied to the ABS controller (ECU).
    (4) ABS malfunction indicator lamp on a trailer or dolly does 
not cycle when electrical power is applied (a) only to the vehicle's 
constant ABS power circuit, or (b) only to the vehicle's stop lamp 
circuit.
    (5) With its brakes released and its ignition switch in the 
normal run position, power unit does not provide continuous 
electrical power to the ABS on any air-braked vehicle it is equipped 
to tow.
    (6) Other missing or inoperative ABS components.
* * * * *
    \1\ Power units manufactured after March 1, 2001, have two ABS 
malfunction indicators, one for the power unit and one for the units 
that they tow. Both malfunction indicators are required to be fully 
functional.
    \2\ Air-braked vehicles: Subsections (1)-(6) of this section are 
applicable to tractors with air brakes built on or after March 1, 
1997, and all other vehicles with air brakes built on or after March 
1, 1998.
    \3\ Hydraulic-braked vehicles: Subsections (1)-(3) of this 
section are applicable to vehicles over 10,000 lbs. GVWR with 
hydraulic brakes built on or after September 1, 1999. Subsection (6) 
of this section is applicable to vehicles over 10,000 lbs. with 
hydraulic brakes built on or after March 1, 1999.

    Issued under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87. August 25, 
2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-20927 Filed 9-1-16; 8:45 am]
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