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If all comments have been exhausted before the end of the session, the session may conclude early. SUMMARY: The roundtable discussion will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time (ET) at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Media Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Ground Floor, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 66243 Washington, DC 20590. The entire proceedings will be public. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System Docket ID (FMCSA–2012–0103) using any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The online Federal document management system is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you would like acknowledgment that the Agency received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. The docket FMCSA–2016–0102 will remain open indefinitely. Privacy Act: 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 www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Loretta G. Bitner, (202) 385–2428, loretta.bitner@dot.gov, Chief, Commercial Passenger Carrier Safety Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. FMCSA office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. E:\FR\FM\27SEP1.SGM 27SEP1 66244 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules For information about the public meeting: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, by telephone at 202–366– 2551, or by email at Shannon.Watson@ dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services at 202– 366–9826. Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Background: On August 31, 2016, FMCSA published a notice of intent concerning the lease and interchange of passengercarrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) (81 FR 59951). The purpose of the notice of intent was to inform the public about the Agency’s decision concerning the 37 petitions for reconsideration which have been filed in the public docket referenced above. Upon review of these petitions, FMCSA concluded that some have merit. FMCSA, therefore, extended the compliance date of the final rule from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2018 (82 FR 13998; March 16, 2016), to allow the Agency time to complete any rulemaking action to amend the rule where necessary. FMCSA Decision FMCSA plans to issue a rulemaking notice to address the four areas of concern in the August 31, 2016, notice of intent: (1) Exclusion of ‘‘chartering’’ (i.e., subcontracting) from the leasing requirements; (2) Amending the CMV requirements for the location of temporary markings for leased/interchanged vehicles; (3) Changing the requirement that carriers notify customers within 24 hours when they subcontract service to other carriers; and (4) Expanding the 48-hour delay in preparing a lease to include emergencies when passengers are not actually on board a bus. The Agency believes that less burdensome regulatory alternatives that would not adversely impact safety could be adopted before the January 1, 2018, compliance date. Public Roundtable FMCSA will hold a public roundtable on Monday, October 31, 2016, to discuss these four issue areas. The public will have an opportunity to speak about these issues and provide the Agency with information on how to address them. All public comments will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Sep 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 placed in the docket of this rulemaking. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the FMCSA Web site www.fmcsa.dot.gov in the near future. be managed. NMFS invites comments on the establishment of this control date. Written comments must be received by October 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2016– [FR Doc. 2016–23253 Filed 9–26–16; 8:45 am] 0121’’ by either of the following methods: BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. 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The South Atlantic FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fishery Management Council (Council) Mary Janine Vara, NMFS Southeast may use this control date if it decides Regional Office, telephone: 727–824– to create restrictions limiting participation in the exclusive economic 5305, or email: mary.vara@noaa.gov. zone for the Federal charter vessel/ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The headboat (for-hire) component of the coastal migratory pelagics fishery in the recreational sectors of the coastal Atlantic is managed under the Fishery migratory pelagics fishery in the Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Atlantic, dolphin and wahoo fishery in Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico the Atlantic, and snapper-grouper and Atlantic Region (CMP FMP). The fishery in the South Atlantic. Anyone dolphin and wahoo fishery in the obtaining a Federal for-hire permit for Atlantic is managed under the FMP for these recreational sectors after the the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the control date will not be assured of Atlantic States (Dolphin and Wahoo future access should a management FMP). The snapper-grouper fishery in regime that limits participation in the the South Atlantic is managed under the sector be prepared and implemented. FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of This announcement is intended, in part, the South Atlantic Region (Snapperto promote awareness of the potential Grouper FMP). The CMP FMP was eligibility criteria for future access so as prepared jointly by the Gulf of Mexico to discourage speculative entry into the and South Atlantic Fishery Management Federal for-hire component of the Councils. The Dolphin and Wahoo and recreational sectors of the Atlantic Snapper-Grouper FMPs were prepared coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic by the Council. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 27, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 66243-66244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23253]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 390

[Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0103]
RIN 2126-AB90


Lease and Interchange of Vehicles; Motor Carriers of Passengers

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces it will hold a roundtable discussion on 
October 31, 2016, as a follow-up to its August 31, 2016, notice of 
intent concerning the petitions for reconsideration of the final rule, 
titled ``Lease and Interchange of Vehicles; Motor Carriers of 
Passengers,'' which published May 27, 2015. The meeting will be open to 
the public. Individuals with diverse experience, expertise, and 
perspectives are encouraged to attend. If all comments have been 
exhausted before the end of the session, the session may conclude 
early.

DATES: The roundtable discussion will be held on Monday, October 31, 
2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time (ET) at the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Media Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590. The entire proceedings will be 
public.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System Docket ID (FMCSA-2012-0103) using any of the 
following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number 
for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without 
change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The online Federal document management system 
is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you would like 
acknowledgment that the Agency received your comments, please include a 
self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the 
acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. The 
docket FMCSA-2016-0102 will remain open indefinitely.
    Privacy Act: 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 www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Loretta G. Bitner, (202) 385-2428, 
loretta.bitner@dot.gov, Chief, Commercial Passenger Carrier Safety 
Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration. FMCSA office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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    For information about the public meeting: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, 
Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, by telephone at 202-
366-2551, or by email at Shannon.Watson@dot.gov. If you have questions 
on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket 
Services at 202-366-9826. Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background:

    On August 31, 2016, FMCSA published a notice of intent concerning 
the lease and interchange of passenger-carrying commercial motor 
vehicles (CMVs) (81 FR 59951). The purpose of the notice of intent was 
to inform the public about the Agency's decision concerning the 37 
petitions for reconsideration which have been filed in the public 
docket referenced above. Upon review of these petitions, FMCSA 
concluded that some have merit. FMCSA, therefore, extended the 
compliance date of the final rule from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 
2018 (82 FR 13998; March 16, 2016), to allow the Agency time to 
complete any rulemaking action to amend the rule where necessary.

FMCSA Decision

    FMCSA plans to issue a rulemaking notice to address the four areas 
of concern in the August 31, 2016, notice of intent:
    (1) Exclusion of ``chartering'' (i.e., subcontracting) from the 
leasing requirements;
    (2) Amending the CMV requirements for the location of temporary 
markings for leased/interchanged vehicles;
    (3) Changing the requirement that carriers notify customers within 
24 hours when they subcontract service to other carriers; and
    (4) Expanding the 48-hour delay in preparing a lease to include 
emergencies when passengers are not actually on board a bus.
    The Agency believes that less burdensome regulatory alternatives 
that would not adversely impact safety could be adopted before the 
January 1, 2018, compliance date.

Public Roundtable

    FMCSA will hold a public roundtable on Monday, October 31, 2016, to 
discuss these four issue areas. The public will have an opportunity to 
speak about these issues and provide the Agency with information on how 
to address them. All public comments will be placed in the docket of 
this rulemaking. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the 
FMCSA Web site www.fmcsa.dot.gov in the near future.

     Issued on: September 15, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-23253 Filed 9-26-16; 8:45 am]
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