Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles, 71168-71169 [2016-24928]

Download as PDF 71168 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 199 / Friday, October 14, 2016 / Notices has remained seizure-free; (3) each driver must undergo an annual medical examination by a certified Medical Examiner, as defined by 49 CFR 390.5; and (4) each driver must provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file, or keep a copy of his/her driver’s qualification file if he/she is self-employed. The driver must also have a copy of the exemption when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. V. Preemption During the period the exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with this exemption with respect to a person operating under the exemption. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the four exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Issued on: October 7, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–24965 Filed 10–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0334] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Oct 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 Management and Budget (OMB) for approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to renew the ICR titled ‘‘Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs).’’ This ICR relates to Agency requirements for drivers to be certified to operate LCVs, and that motor carriers must satisfy before permitting their drivers to operate LCVs. Motor carriers, upon inquiry by authorized Federal, State or local officials, must produce an LCV driver-training certificate for each of their LCV drivers. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System Number FMCSA– 2016–0334 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments see the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/ 2008/pdfE8–794.pdf. Public participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 can obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–4325; email tom.yager@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: An LCV is any combination of a truck-tractor and two or more semi-trailers or trailers that operates on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (according to 23 CFR 470.107) and has a gross vehicle weight greater than 80,000 pounds. To enhance the safety of LCV operations on our nation’s highways, Section 4007(b) of the Motor Carrier Act of 1991 directed the Secretary of Transportation to establish Federal minimum training requirements for drivers of LCVs [Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Pub. L. 102–240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2152]. The Secretary of Transportation delegated responsibility for establishing these requirements to FMCSA (49 CFR 1.87), and on March 30, 2004, after appropriate notice and solicitation of public comment, FMCSA established the current training requirements for operators of LCVs (69 FR 16722). The regulations bar motor carriers from permitting their drivers to operate an LCV if they have not been properly trained in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 380.113. Drivers receive an LCV Driver-Training Certificate upon successful completion of these training requirements. Motor carriers employing an LCV driver must verify the driver’s qualifications to operate an LCV, and must maintain a copy of the LCV Driver-Training Certificate and present it to authorized Federal, State or local officials upon request. Title: Training Certification for Drivers of LCVs. OMB Control Number: 2126–0026. Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information collection. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 199 / Friday, October 14, 2016 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Respondents: Drivers who complete LCV training each year, current LCV drivers who submit their LCV DriverTraining Certificate to prospective employers, and employers (motor carriers) receiving and maintaining copies of the LCV Driver-Training certificates of their drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,684 consisting of 2,360 newlycertified LCV drivers plus 28,662 currently-certified LCV drivers plus 28,662 motor carriers employing LCV drivers. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes for preparation of LCV DriverTraining Certificates for drivers who successfully complete the LCV training, and 10 minutes for activities associated with the LCV Driver-Training Certificate during the hiring process. Expiration Date: May 31, 2017. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,565 hours. The total number of drivers who will be subjected to these requirements each year is 31,022, consisting of 2,360 newly-certified LCV drivers, and 28,662 currently-certified LCV drivers obtaining new employment. The total annual information collection burden is approximately 5,565 hours, consisting of 394 hours for preparation of LCV Driver-Training Certificates [2,360 drivers successfully completing LCV driver training × 10 minutes ÷ 60 minutes/hour] and 5,171 hours for requirements related to the hiring of LCV drivers [31,022 LCV drivers obtaining new employment × 10 minutes ÷ 60 minutes/hour]. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for FMCSA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The Agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 7, 2016. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–24928 Filed 10–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Oct 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket Nos. FMCSA–2008–0362 and FMCSA–2006–26367] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) Meetings: Public Meetings Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Announcement of advisory committee public meetings. AGENCY: FMCSA announces a joint meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) on Monday, October 24, 2016. Together, the MCSAC and MRB will receive an update on the Driver Health and Wellness Initiative, a non-regulatory public-private partnership of stakeholders to improve drivers’ health, and a preview of its Web page. The MRB will report on its revised recommendations on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) based on its evaluation of the comments from the joint Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that the Agency issued with the Federal Railroad Administration. Additionally, the MCSAC will discuss how the implementation of these recommendations may impact current and future populations of drivers. On October 25, the MCSAC will meet separately to complete its review of the Agency’s regulatory guidance and the MRB will meet to discuss how to incorporate recently issued warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on narcotics and benzodiazepines. The meetings are open to the public for their entirety. DATES: The joint meeting will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016, from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time (E.T.). On Tuesday, October 25, the MCSAC and MRB will meet separately. Copies of all task statements and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http:// mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov and http:// mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov. SUMMARY: The meetings will take place at the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), 1201 Fifteenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71169 Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–5221, 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 Eran Segev at (617) 494–3174, eran.segev@ dot.gov, by Wednesday, October 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background MCSAC Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish the MCSAC. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21, Pub. L. 112– 141) reauthorized the MCSAC through September 30, 2013, at which time its statutory authority expired, necessitating the establishment of MCSAC as a discretionary committee under FACA. Secretary Foxx established that effective September 30, 2013, through September 30, 2015. MCSAC provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations, and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App 2). The MCSAC began considering Task 16–1, Review of Regulatory Guidance, at its June 2016 meeting to provide 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. Additionally, the MCSAC and MRB began considering Joint Task 15–3, on Driver Health and Wellness, at its joint meeting in September 2015. The task is to provide recommendations to the Agency on the structure, content, and methods for determining the effectiveness of a public-private partnership to promote commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver wellness. To reach that goal, the MCSAC and MRB chairmen appointed a joint subcommittee that included members of both advisory committees and stakeholders. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 199 (Friday, October 14, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-24928]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0334]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of an 
Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of 
Longer Combination Vehicles

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 
approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to renew 
the ICR titled ``Training Certification for Drivers of Longer 
Combination Vehicles (LCVs).'' This ICR relates to Agency requirements 
for drivers to be certified to operate LCVs, and that motor carriers 
must satisfy before permitting their drivers to operate LCVs. Motor 
carriers, upon inquiry by authorized Federal, State or local officials, 
must produce an LCV driver-training certificate for each of their LCV 
drivers.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System Number FMCSA-2016-0334 by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments see the 
Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received 
will be posted without change to www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to www.regulations.gov, and follow the online 
instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address 
listed above.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System 
published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or 
you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8-794.pdf.
    Public participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``help'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify 
you that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, Driver and 
Carrier Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-4325; email 
tom.yager@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: An LCV is any combination of a 
truck-tractor and two or more semi-trailers or trailers that operates 
on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (according to 
23 CFR 470.107) and has a gross vehicle weight greater than 80,000 
pounds. To enhance the safety of LCV operations on our nation's 
highways, Section 4007(b) of the Motor Carrier Act of 1991 directed the 
Secretary of Transportation to establish Federal minimum training 
requirements for drivers of LCVs [Intermodal Surface Transportation 
Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Pub. L. 102-240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2152]. 
The Secretary of Transportation delegated responsibility for 
establishing these requirements to FMCSA (49 CFR 1.87), and on March 
30, 2004, after appropriate notice and solicitation of public comment, 
FMCSA established the current training requirements for operators of 
LCVs (69 FR 16722). The regulations bar motor carriers from permitting 
their drivers to operate an LCV if they have not been properly trained 
in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 380.113. Drivers receive 
an LCV Driver-Training Certificate upon successful completion of these 
training requirements. Motor carriers employing an LCV driver must 
verify the driver's qualifications to operate an LCV, and must maintain 
a copy of the LCV Driver-Training Certificate and present it to 
authorized Federal, State or local officials upon request.
    Title: Training Certification for Drivers of LCVs.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0026.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information 
collection.

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    Respondents: Drivers who complete LCV training each year, current 
LCV drivers who submit their LCV Driver-Training Certificate to 
prospective employers, and employers (motor carriers) receiving and 
maintaining copies of the LCV Driver-Training certificates of their 
drivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,684 consisting of 2,360 newly-
certified LCV drivers plus 28,662 currently-certified LCV drivers plus 
28,662 motor carriers employing LCV drivers.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes for preparation of LCV 
Driver-Training Certificates for drivers who successfully complete the 
LCV training, and 10 minutes for activities associated with the LCV 
Driver-Training Certificate during the hiring process.
    Expiration Date: May 31, 2017.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,565 hours. The total number of 
drivers who will be subjected to these requirements each year is 
31,022, consisting of 2,360 newly-certified LCV drivers, and 28,662 
currently-certified LCV drivers obtaining new employment. The total 
annual information collection burden is approximately 5,565 hours, 
consisting of 394 hours for preparation of LCV Driver-Training 
Certificates [2,360 drivers successfully completing LCV driver training 
x 10 minutes / 60 minutes/hour] and 5,171 hours for requirements 
related to the hiring of LCV drivers [31,022 LCV drivers obtaining new 
employment x 10 minutes / 60 minutes/hour].
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for FMCSA's performance; (2) the accuracy of 
the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and
    (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. The Agency will summarize or 
include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

    Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 7, 2016.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-24928 Filed 10-13-16; 8:45 am]
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