Post-Accident Reporting (PAR) Advisory Committee Meeting: Public Meeting, 83922-83923 [2016-28015]

Download as PDF 83922 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9789] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Self Certification and Ability To Perform in Emergencies (ESCAPE) Program Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to December 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Joan F. Grew, who may be reached on 703–875–5412 or at GrewJF@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Self Certification and Ability To Perform in Emergencies (ESCAPE) Program. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0224. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Medical Services (MED). • Form Number: DS–6570. • Respondents: Non-federal individuals being considered for contracted assignments at ESCAPEdesignated posts. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. • Estimated Number of Responses: 200. • Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 100 annual hours. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 • Frequency: One time per deployment to ESCAPE post. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain a benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The goal of the ‘‘Self Certification and Ability To Perform In Emergencies’’ (ESCAPE) program is to ensure that nonfederal individuals who are being considered for a contracted position at a designated post are capable of the unique, potentially challenging and life threatening conditions at ESCAPE posts. These individuals are required to review with a medical provider the predeployment acknowledgement form (DS–6570) and then affirm that they understand the physical rigors and security conditions at these posts and can perform any specified emergency functions. Medical information is collected from medical providers and respondents during this review. The Department of State is requesting approval of this Information Collection so non-federal individuals who will be selected for assignments can provide completed pre-deployment medical information. This Collection is allowed under the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3901) and the Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651). The information collected will be collected using a form (DS–6570) during a medical review between a non-federal individual and his/her medical provider. The individual will submit the completed form, signed by both the individual and provider, to the Bureau Frm 00126 Behzad Shahbazian, Director of Clinical Services, Bureau of Medical Services, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–28044 Filed 11–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–36–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0412] Post-Accident Reporting (PAR) Advisory Committee Meeting: Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Announcement of advisory committee public meeting. AGENCY: FMCSA announces a meeting of its Post-Accident Reporting (PAR) Advisory Committee on Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 6 and 7, 2016. The PAR Advisory Committee will continue the work it began as a subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) in April 2016 at the meeting of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Under section 5306 of the FAST Act, the PAR is charged with reviewing post-accident reports and making recommendations on the data elements required by the reports and any modifications that may improve their use through the addition of data elements. The PAR will deliberate on Task 16–1 and make recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator for transmittal to the Secretary. The meeting is open to the public for its entirety. TIMES AND DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time (E.T.), at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC—Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Copies of the task statement and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http:// par.fmcsa.dot.gov. SUMMARY: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–5221. Services for Individuals With Disabilities: For information on facilities FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Methodology PO 00000 of Medical Services at the U.S. Department of States. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / Notices 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, November 30. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The U.S. Secretary of Transportation established the PAR Working Group as a discretionary committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App 2) on October 13, 2016, making it effective through October 13, 2018. The PAR Working Group provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on post-accident reporting requirements, specifically those in section 5306, operating in accordance with FACA. II. Meeting Participation Oral comments from the public will be heard throughout the meeting, at the discretion of the PAR chairman. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Wednesday, November 30, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0412 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on: November 16, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–28015 Filed 11–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0012] Hours of Service of Drivers: American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) Exemption; FAST Act Extension of Compliance Date Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 ACTION: Notice; extension of exemption. FMCSA announces the extension of the exemption from the 30minute rest break requirement granted to the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) on August 21, 2015, on behalf of motor carriers whose drivers transport security-sensitive hazardous materials (HM) requiring constant attendance on the vehicle. The Agency extends the expiration date from August 21, 2015 to August 20, 2020, in response to section 5206(b)(2)(A) of the ‘‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act’’ (FAST Act), which extends hours-ofservice (HOS) exemptions in effect on the date of enactment to 5 years from their date of issuance. The ATA rest break exemption is limited to drivers transporting HM loads requiring placarding under the HM regulations or select agents and toxins identified in the HM regulations that do not require placarding, and who have filed security plans requiring constant attendance of HM. The Agency previously determined that the CMV operations of drivers under this exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption. DATES: This limited exemption is effective from August 21, 2015, through August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 614–942–6477. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register [49 CFR 381.315(a)]. Section 5206(b)(2)(A) of the FAST Act requires FMCSA to extend any exemption from any provision of the HOS regulations under 49 CFR part 395 that was in effect on the date of enactment of the Act to a period of 5 years from the date the exemption was granted. The exemption may be renewed. Because this action merely implements a statutory mandate that took effect on the date of enactment of the FAST Act, notice and comment are not required. ATA Exemption ATA, a trade association, applied for a limited exemption from the mandatory PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83923 rest break requirement of 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii) on behalf of all motor carriers whose drivers transport HM loads subject to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s security plan requirement. FMCSA reviewed ATA’s application and the public comments and concluded that motor carriers may only use this exemption when their drivers are actually transporting HM that requires placarding or includes a select agent or toxin identified in § 172.800(b)(13), and for which a security plan has been filed under § 172.800–804. A Notice of Final Determination granting this ATA exemption was published on August 21, 2015 [80 FR 50912]. The substance of the exemption is not affected by this extension. The exemption covers only the 30-minute break requirement [49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii)]. The exemption is restricted to drivers transporting HM loads requiring placarding under 49 CFR part 172, subpart F, or select agents and toxins identified in § 172.800(b)(13) that do not require placarding, and who have filed security plans requiring constant attendance of HM in accordance with §§ 172.800–804. On each trip, the drivers will be allowed to use 30 minutes or more of ‘‘attendance time’’ to meet the requirements for a rest break in the manner provide in 49 CFR 395.1(q) provided they perform no other on-duty activities during the rest break. The FMCSA does not believe the safety record of any driver operating under this exemption will deteriorate. However, should deterioration in safety occur, FMCSA will take all steps necessary to protect the public interest, including revocation of the exemption. The FMCSA has the authority to terminate the exemption at any time the Agency has the data/information to conclude that safety is being compromised. Issued on: November 9, 2016. T.F. Scott Darling, III, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–28014 Filed 11–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Zero Emission Research Opportunity Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0412]


Post-Accident Reporting (PAR) Advisory Committee Meeting: Public 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Announcement of advisory committee public meeting.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces a meeting of its Post-Accident Reporting (PAR) 
Advisory Committee on Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 6 and 7, 2016. 
The PAR Advisory Committee will continue the work it began as a 
subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) in 
April 2016 at the meeting of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance 
(CVSA). Under section 5306 of the FAST Act, the PAR is charged with 
reviewing post-accident reports and making recommendations on the data 
elements required by the reports and any modifications that may improve 
their use through the addition of data elements. The PAR will 
deliberate on Task 16-1 and make recommendations to the FMCSA 
Administrator for transmittal to the Secretary. The meeting is open to 
the public for its entirety.

TIMES AND DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6 and 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time 
(E.T.), at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC--Crystal City, 300 
Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Copies of the task statement and 
an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of 
the meeting at http://par.fmcsa.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy 
Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
(202) 366-5221.
    Services for Individuals With Disabilities: For information on 
facilities

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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, November 30.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The U.S. Secretary of Transportation established the PAR Working 
Group as a discretionary committee under the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App 2) on October 13, 2016, making it effective 
through October 13, 2018. The PAR Working Group provides advice and 
recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on post-accident reporting 
requirements, specifically those in section 5306, operating in 
accordance with FACA.

II. Meeting Participation

    Oral comments from the public will be heard throughout the meeting, 
at the discretion of the PAR chairman. Members of the public may submit 
written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by 
Wednesday, November 30, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) 
Docket Number FMCSA-2016-0412 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-
140, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Issued on: November 16, 2016.
 Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-28015 Filed 11-21-16; 8:45 am]
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