InterVISTAS Study, 71563-71564 [2016-25020]

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Written comments may also be submitted at the public scoping meeting on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written, electronic, and oral comments will be given equal weight and the Department will consider all comments received or postmarked by November 12, 2016. Comments received or postmarked after that date may be considered to the extent practicable. For information contact Global Water Strategy Manager at the address listed in ADDRESSES, by email at GWSRSVP@ state.gov, or by fax at (202) 736–7351. Legislation regarding U.S. efforts on international water and sanitation issues include the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (found at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/109thcongress/house-bill/1973) and the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 (found at: https:// www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/ house-bill/2901). Previous Reports to Congress on the implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act can be found at: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ water/waterforthepoor/index.htm. Dated: October 5, 2016. Sherry Zalika Sykes, Acting Director, Office of Conservation and Water, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–25033 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 736] InterVISTAS Study Surface Transportation Board. Notice of roundtable discussion. AGENCY: ACTION: The Board will host a roundtable discussion among noted economists on an independent report that assesses the Board’s rate reasonableness methodologies, including the stand-alone cost methodology, and possible alternatives. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71563 The roundtable discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The roundtable discussion will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board’s headquarters at Patriot’s Plaza, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathaniel Bawcombe: (202) 245–0376. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board commissioned a study by InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (InterVISTAS) in late 2014, and the study was released by the Board on September 22, 2016. The Board asked for an independent assessment of its stand-alone cost (SAC) rate reasonableness methodology and possible alternatives. Among other things, the scope of the work required InterVISTAS to look for alternative methodologies to SAC that could be used to reduce the time, complexity, and expense historically involved in rate cases; determine whether SAC is sufficient for large rate cases; and whether the Board’s simplified methodologies were appropriate alternatives to SAC. The report is available at https://www.stb.gov/stb/ elibrary/IndependentStudy.html. To promote discourse on these issues, the Board will hold an economic roundtable regarding the issues and conclusions presented in the report. The panel will include the following independent and government economists: Michael Tretheway, InterVISTAS Consulting LLC Richard Schmalensee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wesley W. Wilson, University of Oregon John Mayo, Georgetown University Jeffrey Macher, Georgetown University Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America Russell Pittman, Director of Economic Research in the Economic Analysis Group, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice William Huneke, Chief Economist, Surface Transportation Board, Office of Economics William Brennan, Deputy Director, Surface Transportation Board, Office of Economics The roundtable discussion will be open for public observation but not public participation. In addition, the discussion will be available on the Board’s Web site by live video streaming. To access the roundtable, DATES: E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 71564 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Notices click on the ‘‘Live Video’’ link under ‘‘Information Center’’ at the left side of the home page beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 25, 2016. The Board also intends to hold a public hearing on the report for all stakeholders and interested parties to participate in this important discourse. The date of that hearing will be announced in a subsequent Board decision. Decided: October 12, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–25020 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. 2016–102] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; 501ZD Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before November 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2016–6880 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:22 Oct 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: 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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Deana Stedman, ANM–113, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356, email deana.stedman@faa.gov, phone (425) 227–2148. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2016. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2016–6880. Petitioner: 501ZD. Section of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.841(a). Description of Relief Sought: 501ZD has requested that the FAA allow a Cessna Citation 500 airplane to operate to a maximum cruise altitude of 41,000 feet without incorporating the provisions of Cessna/Textron Service Bulletin SB500–21–9. This would result in a maximum cabin pressure altitude of 10,000 feet during 14 CFR part 91 operations. Section 25.841(a) allows a maximum cabin pressure altitude of not more than 8,000 feet under normal operating conditions. [FR Doc. 2016–24962 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0212] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of three individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ‘‘no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.’’ The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions were effective on August 28, 2016. The exemptions will expire on August 28, 2018. Comments must be received on or before November 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2014–0212 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 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number(s) for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 200 (Monday, October 17, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71563-71564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25020]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. EP 736]


InterVISTAS Study

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice of roundtable discussion.

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SUMMARY: The Board will host a roundtable discussion among noted 
economists on an independent report that assesses the Board's rate 
reasonableness methodologies, including the stand-alone cost 
methodology, and possible alternatives.

DATES: The roundtable discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 
25, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The roundtable discussion will be held in the Hearing Room 
on the first floor of the Board's headquarters at Patriot's Plaza, 395 
E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathaniel Bawcombe: (202) 245-0376. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board commissioned a study by 
InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (InterVISTAS) in late 2014, and the study 
was released by the Board on September 22, 2016. The Board asked for an 
independent assessment of its stand-alone cost (SAC) rate 
reasonableness methodology and possible alternatives. Among other 
things, the scope of the work required InterVISTAS to look for 
alternative methodologies to SAC that could be used to reduce the time, 
complexity, and expense historically involved in rate cases; determine 
whether SAC is sufficient for large rate cases; and whether the Board's 
simplified methodologies were appropriate alternatives to SAC. The 
report is available at https://www.stb.gov/stb/elibrary/IndependentStudy.html.
    To promote discourse on these issues, the Board will hold an 
economic roundtable regarding the issues and conclusions presented in 
the report. The panel will include the following independent and 
government economists:

Michael Tretheway, InterVISTAS Consulting LLC
Richard Schmalensee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wesley W. Wilson, University of Oregon
John Mayo, Georgetown University
Jeffrey Macher, Georgetown University
Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America
Russell Pittman, Director of Economic Research in the Economic Analysis 
Group,
Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
William Huneke, Chief Economist, Surface Transportation Board, Office 
of Economics
William Brennan, Deputy Director, Surface Transportation Board, Office 
of Economics

    The roundtable discussion will be open for public observation but 
not public participation. In addition, the discussion will be available 
on the Board's Web site by live video streaming. To access the 
roundtable,

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click on the ``Live Video'' link under ``Information Center'' at the 
left side of the home page beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 25, 2016. 
The Board also intends to hold a public hearing on the report for all 
stakeholders and interested parties to participate in this important 
discourse. The date of that hearing will be announced in a subsequent 
Board decision.

    Decided: October 12, 2016.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-25020 Filed 10-14-16; 8:45 am]
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