Meeting Notice-U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee, 69189-69190 [2016-23989]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Notices some companies with extremely high utilization’ ’’ and felt more information was needed to comment on this proposal. FMCSA Response In regard to OOIDA’s concern, this proposed enhancement to the Utilization Factor will benefit all highutilization carriers regardless of their size, as the Utilization Factor is based on the VMT to average PU ratio, not the number of PUs. This approach allows the SMS to account for carriers of different sizes and hold them to a similar standard. As a result, large carriers and small carriers with high VMT per average PU ratios can receive adjustments that reflect their increased exposure. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Additional Enhancements In addition to the proposed enhancements outlined above, FMCSA proposes two additional changes based on issues identified and analysis conducted during the development of the preview. Detailed analysis on these changes is available in the Foundational Document at: https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/ Documents/SMS-Preview-FoundationalDocument.pdf. Carriers and other interested stakeholders can review these changes during the preview and provide any additional comments or analysis for the Agency to consider in its final decision. 1. Data Sufficiency Standards for the Crash Indicator BASIC In response to comments received to the Federal Register Notice of January 23, 2015, which announced the results of FMCSA’s study on the feasibility of using a motor carrier’s role in crashes in the assessment of the company’s safety (80 FR 3719), the Agency conducted additional analyses. One of the areas reconsidered was the minimum number of crashes used to establish the data sufficiency standard in the Crash Indicator BASIC. Currently, the Agency assigns a percentile to carriers in the Crash Indicator BASIC if they have at least two reportable crashes in the last two years. The Agency proposes increasing the minimum number of crashes required for a percentile from two to three. According to the analysis conducted by FMCSA, the overall crash rate of the Crash Indicator BASIC remains about the same as the current Crash Indicator BASIC (6.33 vs. 6.34 crashes per 100 PUs). While the number of crashes covered under this scenario is lower than the number of crashes for the current Crash Indicator BASIC (14,838 vs. 15,638 crashes) the results suggest that the proposed change identifies a VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 similar group of carriers with high crash rates as the current Crash Indicator BASIC. While this change does not substantively impact the effectiveness of the Crash Indicator BASIC, the greater data sufficiency standard of this BASIC would yield greater confidence that this BASIC is identifying carriers with established patterns of crashes thereby enabling the Agency to further focus its investigative resources on carriers with more crash involvement. 2. Carriers With Recent Violations Currently, FMCSA assigns percentiles to carriers in the HOS Compliance, Vehicle Maintenance, HM Compliance, and Driver Fitness BASICs if they meet the following criteria: The most recent inspection in the previous 24 months resulted in a violation. Recently, FMCSA reviewed its data sufficiency standards to make them more effective at prioritizing carriers that pose the greatest safety risk. Based on this assessment, the Agency proposes assigning BASIC percentiles only to carriers that have had an inspection with a violation in the past year. This change will increase the Agency’s focus on carriers with recent violations and remove carriers with no violations in the past year from prioritization. This change will reduce the number of carriers with a BASIC at or above the Intervention Threshold. Based on recent SMS results, 1,243 carriers will no longer have a BASIC at or above the threshold as a result of this change. After analyzing this subset of carriers using the SMS ET, the Agency found that these carriers have a crash rate that is 4.8 times lower than the national average (0.71 compared to the national average of 3.43 crashes per 100 PUs). Therefore, removing these carriers from prioritization will allow the Agency to focus its intervention efforts on a set of carriers with a much higher crash rate of 5.20 crashes per 100 PUs. V. Preview of Proposed SMS Enhancements The preview will be available October 4, 2016, on the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Web site at: https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/SMSPreview/. Motor carriers will be able to log in through the CSA Web site or the Portal to see how the proposed enhancements may impact their SMS results. The public will also be able to view the enhancements using example carriers. To support the preview, FMCSA will hold a series of Q&A sessions for the industry and the public, where participants will be able to ask questions about the proposed changes and receive real-time responses. Before PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69189 the Q&A sessions, participants can view a video presentation outlining the proposed enhancements and how to use the preview site and review slides and a transcript of that presentation. All of these reference materials are available in the SMS Preview Help Center at: https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/SMSPreview/ HelpCenter/Index.aspx. Each session will end once all questions have been answered. All sessions will have closed captioning. The sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times: 1. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00– 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) 2. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:00– 3:30 p.m. ET 3. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET 4. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET FMCSA encourages all stakeholders to participate in these Q&A sessions and submit questions ahead of time via the CSA Feedback form at: https:// csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/CSA_feedback.aspx? defaulttag=SMSPREVIEWQA. Interested parties should register for one of these sessions through FMCSA’s National Training Center at: https:// connectdotcqpub1.connect solutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/ events/catalog.html?folder-id=11242338 86. VI. Request for Comments FMCSA requests additional comments on the proposed SMS enhancements outlined above. Commenters are requested to provide supporting data wherever appropriate. Issued on: September 30, 2016. T.F. Scott Darling, III, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–24114 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Meeting Notice—U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee public meeting. AGENCY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces a public meeting of the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC) to discuss advice and recommendations for the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the maritime transportation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 69190 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES system. The MTSNAC will consider new bylaws, form subcommittees and working groups, and develop work plans and recommendations. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the St. Louis City Center Hotel, 400 South 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Shen, Co-Designated Federal Officer at: (202) 308–8968, or Capt. Jeffrey Flumignan, Co-Designated Federal Official at (212) 668–2064 or via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov or visit the MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ ports/marine-transportation-systemmts/marine-transportation-systemnational-advisory-committee-mtsnac/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MTSNAC is a Federal advisory committee that advises the U.S. Department of Transportation and MARAD on issues related to the marine transportation system. The MTSNAC was originally established in 1999 and mandated in 2007 by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The MTSNAC operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Agenda The agenda will include: (1) Welcome, opening remarks and introductions; (2) consideration of new bylaws, (3) formation of subcommittees or work groups; (4) development of work plans and proposed recommendations; and (5) public comment. The meeting agenda will be posted on the MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports/ marine-transportation-system-mts/ marine-transportation-system-nationaladvisory-committee-mtsnac/ . The Maritime Administration has requested that the MTSNAC consider the following issues for potential recommendations: a. How MARAD, state and local governments, and industry could address impediments hindering effective use of short sea transportation, including the expansion of America’s Marine Highways; b. approaches to expand the use of the Marine Transportation System for freight and passengers; c. methods to grow the capacity of U.S. international gateway ports to accommodate larger vessels; d. potential improvements to waterborne transport that would reduce VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 congestion and increase mobility throughout the domestic transportation system; e. actions designed to strengthen maritime capabilities essential to economic and national security; f. ways to modernize the maritime workforce and inspire and educate the next generation of mariners; g. actions designed to encourage the continued development of maritime innovation and; h. any other actions MARAD could take to meet its mission to foster, promote, and develop the maritime industry of the United States. Authority: 49 CFR part 1.93(a); 5 U.S.C. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102–3; 5 U.S.C. app. Sections 1–16 Public Participation The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend in person must RSVP to MTSNAC@dot.gov with your name and affiliation no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 7, 2016, in order to facilitate entry. Seating will be extremely limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids are asked to notify Eric Shen at: (202) 308– 8968, or Jeffrey Flumignan at (212) 668– 2064 or MTSNAC@dot.gov five (5) business days before the meeting. Public Comments: A public comment period will commence at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. To provide time for as many people to speak as possible, speaking time for each individual will be limited to three minutes. Members of the public who would like to speak are asked to contact the Designated Federal Officers via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov. Commenters will be placed on the agenda in the order in which notifications are received. If time allows, additional comments will be permitted. Copies of oral comments must be submitted in writing at the meeting or preferably emailed to MTSNAC@dot.gov. Additional written comments are welcome and must be filed as indicated below. Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee must email MTSNAC@dot.gov, or send them to MTSNAC Designated Federal Officers via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov, Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE. W21–307, Washington, DC 20590 no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 7, 2016 to provide sufficient time for review. Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Orders 13660, 13661, 13662, and 13685 PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: September 29, 2016. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–23989 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of 121 persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to one or more of the following authorities: Executive Order (E.O.) 13660, E.O. 13661, and E.O. 13685, or who are subject to the prohibitions of one or more directives under E.O. 13662. SUMMARY: OFAC’s actions described in this notice were effective on December 22, 2015, as further specified below. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202/622–2420, Associate Director for Sanctions Policy and Implementation, 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: Electronic and Facsimile Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac). A complete listing of persons determined to be subject to one or more directives under E.O. 13662, as discussed in detail in this Notice, can be found in the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List at http:// www.treasury.gov/resource-center/ sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/ssi_list.aspx. Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs is also available via facsimile through a 24hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202/ 622–0077. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69189-69190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23989]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


Meeting Notice--U.S. Maritime Transportation System National 
Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces a public meeting 
of the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee 
(MTSNAC) to discuss advice and recommendations for the U.S. Department 
of Transportation on issues related to the maritime transportation

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system. The MTSNAC will consider new bylaws, form subcommittees and 
working groups, and develop work plans and recommendations.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 8:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the St. Louis City Center Hotel, 
400 South 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Shen, Co-Designated Federal 
Officer at: (202) 308-8968, or Capt. Jeffrey Flumignan, Co-Designated 
Federal Official at (212) 668-2064 or via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov or 
visit the MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports/marine-transportation-system-mts/marine-transportation-system-national-advisory-committee-mtsnac/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MTSNAC is a Federal advisory committee 
that advises the U.S. Department of Transportation and MARAD on issues 
related to the marine transportation system. The MTSNAC was originally 
established in 1999 and mandated in 2007 by the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007. The MTSNAC operates in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

Agenda

    The agenda will include: (1) Welcome, opening remarks and 
introductions; (2) consideration of new bylaws, (3) formation of 
subcommittees or work groups; (4) development of work plans and 
proposed recommendations; and (5) public comment. The meeting agenda 
will be posted on the MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports/marine-transportation-system-mts/marine-transportation-system-national-advisory-committee-mtsnac/ .
    The Maritime Administration has requested that the MTSNAC consider 
the following issues for potential recommendations:
    a. How MARAD, state and local governments, and industry could 
address impediments hindering effective use of short sea 
transportation, including the expansion of America's Marine Highways;
    b. approaches to expand the use of the Marine Transportation System 
for freight and passengers;
    c. methods to grow the capacity of U.S. international gateway ports 
to accommodate larger vessels;
    d. potential improvements to waterborne transport that would reduce 
congestion and increase mobility throughout the domestic transportation 
system;
    e. actions designed to strengthen maritime capabilities essential 
to economic and national security;
    f. ways to modernize the maritime workforce and inspire and educate 
the next generation of mariners;
    g. actions designed to encourage the continued development of 
maritime innovation and;
    h. any other actions MARAD could take to meet its mission to 
foster, promote, and develop the maritime industry of the United 
States.

Public Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who 
wish to attend in person must RSVP to MTSNAC@dot.gov with your name and 
affiliation no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 7, 2016, in order to 
facilitate entry. Seating will be extremely limited and available on a 
first-come-first-serve basis.
    Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The public meeting is 
physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids are asked to notify Eric Shen at: (202) 308-8968, or 
Jeffrey Flumignan at (212) 668-2064 or MTSNAC@dot.gov five (5) business 
days before the meeting.
    Public Comments: A public comment period will commence at 9:00 a.m. 
on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. To provide time for as many people to 
speak as possible, speaking time for each individual will be limited to 
three minutes. Members of the public who would like to speak are asked 
to contact the Designated Federal Officers via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov. 
Commenters will be placed on the agenda in the order in which 
notifications are received. If time allows, additional comments will be 
permitted. Copies of oral comments must be submitted in writing at the 
meeting or preferably emailed to MTSNAC@dot.gov. Additional written 
comments are welcome and must be filed as indicated below.
    Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments for 
consideration by the Committee must email MTSNAC@dot.gov, or send them 
to MTSNAC Designated Federal Officers via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov, 
Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE. W21-307, Washington, DC 20590 no later than 5:00 p.m. 
EDT on October 7, 2016 to provide sufficient time for review.

    Authority: 49 CFR part 1.93(a); 5 U.S.C. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102-
3; 5 U.S.C. app. Sections 1-16

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: September 29, 2016.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-23989 Filed 10-4-16; 8:45 am]
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