Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing: J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Schneider National Carriers, Inc., Werner Enterprises, Inc., Knight Transportation, Inc., Dupre Logistics, Inc. and Maveric Transportation, LLC Application for Exemption, 11692-11693 [2017-03720]

Download as PDF 11692 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices Scenic Rivers Act, 16 U.S.C. 1271–1287; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, 16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931; TEA–21 Wetlands Mitigation, 23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11); Flood Disaster Protection Act, 42 U.S.C. 4001–4128. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: February 14, 2017. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–03489 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0002] Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing: J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Schneider National Carriers, Inc., Werner Enterprises, Inc., Knight Transportation, Inc., Dupre Logistics, Inc. and Maveric Transportation, LLC Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; re-opening of comment period. AGENCY: FMCSA re-opens the public comment period for the Agency’s January 19, 2017, notice announcing the application for exemption from J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. (J.B. Hunt), Schneider National Carriers, Inc. (Schneider), Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Werner), Knight Transportation, Inc. (Knight), Dupre Logistics, Inc. (Dupree), and Maveric Transportation, LLC (Maverick) to allow hair analysis in lieu of urine testing for pre-employment controlled substances testing of commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders. On January 23, 2017, the asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations’ (AFL–CIO) Transportation Trades Department requested a 60-day extension of the comment period. On February 7, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters requested a 60-day extension of the comment period. The Agency re-opens and extends the deadline for the submission of public comments. DATES: FMCSA re-opens and extends the comment period for the notice of application for exemption published on January 19, 2017. You must submit comments by April 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System Number FMCSA– 2017–0002 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. See the Public Participation and Request for Comments section below for further information. • 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. 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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. 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: For information concerning this notice, contact Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: (614) 942–6477. Email: MCPSD@ dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2017–0002), indicate the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for suggestions or recommendations. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov and put the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2017–0002’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party, and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period before determining whether to grant this application. II. Background On January 19, 2017 (82 FR 6688), FMCSA published a notice of application for exemption from J.B. Hunt, Schneider, Werner, Knight, Dupre, and Maveric (Applicants). Applicants requested an exemption from 49 CFR 382.105 and 382.301 with specific authorization for obtaining and releasing hair test results to comply with 49 CFR 391.23, Investigations and inquiries. Under the exemption, Applicants would conduct pre- E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices employment tests using hair analysis only, rather than hair analysis in addition to urine testing, and individuals with negative test results would be permitted to perform safetysensitive functions for the employer Applicants. Individuals testing positive would not be allowed to perform safetysensitive functions until the driver completes the return-to-duty process under Subpart O of 49 CFR part 40. In addition, the Applicants would share the positive hair testing results with prospective employers in response to safety performance inquiries required by 49 CFR 391.23. The Applicant carriers that would be covered by the exemption, if granted, already use hair analysis as a method for pre-employment controlled substances testing of drivers on a voluntary basis. However, they also conduct urine testing for drugs because it is the only screening method accepted under the Department’s regulations. The Applicants view their use of multiple screening methods as an unnecessary and redundant financial burden. Also, the Applicants consider urine testing to be less effective in pre-employment screening for drugs than hair analysis. A copy of the exemption application and all supporting documents submitted by the Applicants is available for review in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. 11693 interested parties additional time to respond to the notice of application for exemption. Issued on: February 21, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–03720 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Requests for Extension of the Comment Period On January 23, 2017, the AFL–CIO’s Transportation Trades Department requested that the Agency provide a 60day extension of the comment period. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters requested a 60-day extension of the comment period on February 7, 2017. A copy of each request is in the docket identified at the beginning of this notice. FMCSA acknowledges the Transportation Trades Department’s and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ concerns. After reviewing the requests, FMCSA hereby grants a 60day re-opening of the comment period to April 25, 2017, to provide all DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Funding Round of the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program) Announcement Type: Announcement of funding opportunity. Funding Opportunity Number: CDFI– 2016–BEA. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 21.021. Key Dates: TABLE 1—FY 2016 BEA PROGRAM FUNDING ROUND—KEY DATES FOR APPLICANTS Description Deadline Time (Eastern time—ET) SF–424 Mandatory (Application for Federal Assistance). Last day to contact BEA Program Staff ........... April 5, 2017 ............... 11:59 p.m. ET ............ Electronically via Grants.gov. April 17, 2017 ............. 5:00 p.m. ET .............. Last day to contact Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation (CCME) staff. April 17, 2017 ............. 5:00 p.m. ET .............. Last day to contact IT Help Desk .................... April 19, 2017 ............. 5:00 p.m. ET .............. FY 2016 BEA Program Application .................. April 19, 2017 ............. 5:00 pm ET ................ CDFI Fund Helpdesk: 202–653–0421 or BEA AMIS Service Request.1 CCME Helpdesk: 202–653–0423 or Compliance and Reporting AMIS Service Request.2 CDFI Fund Helpdesk: 202–653–0421 or IT AMIS Service Request.3 Electronically via Awards Management Information System (AMIS). Contact information & submission method asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 For questions regarding completion of the BEA Application materials, the preferred electronic method of contact with the BEA Program Office is to submit a Service Request (SR) within AMIS. For the SR, select ‘‘BEA Application’’ for the record type. 2 For Compliance & Reporting related questions, the preferred electronic method of contact is to submit a Service Request (SR) within AMIS. For the SR, select ‘‘General Inquiry’’ for the record type, and select ‘‘BEA-Compliance & Reporting’’ for the type. 3 For Information Technology support, the preferred method of contact is to submit a Service Request (SR) within AMIS. For the SR, select ‘‘General Inquiry’’ for the record type, and select ‘‘Cross Program-AMIS technical problem’’ for the type. Executive Summary: This NOFA is issued in connection with the fiscal year (FY) 2016 funding round of the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program). The BEA Program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Through the BEA Program, the CDFI Fund awards formula-based grants to depository institutions that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for increasing their levels of loans, investments, service activities, and technical assistance within Distressed Communities, and financial assistance VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) through equity investments, equity-like loans, grants, stock purchases, loans, deposits, and other forms of financial and technical assistance, during a specified period. I. Program Description A. History: The CDFI Fund was established by the Riegle Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 to promote economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to CDFIs. Since its creation in 1994, the CDFI Fund has awarded over $2 billion to CDFIs, community PO 00000 Frm 00171 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 development organizations, and financial institutions through the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program), the BEA Program, and the Capital Magnet Fund. In addition, the CDFI Fund has allocated $43 billion in tax credit allocation authority through the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) and has issued $1.1 billion in bond guarantees through the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program. The BEA Program complements the community development activities of banks and thrifts (collectively referred E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 36 (Friday, February 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11692-11693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03720]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0002]


Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing: J.B. Hunt 
Transport, Inc., Schneider National Carriers, Inc., Werner Enterprises, 
Inc., Knight Transportation, Inc., Dupre Logistics, Inc. and Maveric 
Transportation, LLC Application for Exemption

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

ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; re-opening of comment 
period.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: FMCSA re-opens the public comment period for the Agency's 
January 19, 2017, notice announcing the application for exemption from 
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. (J.B. Hunt), Schneider National Carriers, 
Inc. (Schneider), Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Werner), Knight 
Transportation, Inc. (Knight), Dupre Logistics, Inc. (Dupree), and 
Maveric Transportation, LLC (Maverick) to allow hair analysis in lieu 
of urine testing for pre-employment controlled substances testing of 
commercial driver's license (CDL) holders. On January 23, 2017, the 
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations' 
(AFL-CIO) Transportation Trades Department requested a 60-day extension 
of the comment period. On February 7, 2017, the International 
Brotherhood of Teamsters requested a 60-day extension of the comment 
period. The Agency re-opens and extends the deadline for the submission 
of public comments.

DATES: FMCSA re-opens and extends the comment period for the notice of 
application for exemption published on January 19, 2017. You must 
submit comments by April 25, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System Number FMCSA-2017-0002 by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. See the 
Public Participation and Request for Comments section below for further 
information.
     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. 
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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each 
day, 365 days each year.
    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: For information concerning this 
notice, 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. If you have 
questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact 
Docket Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and 
related materials.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice (FMCSA-2017-0002), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for 
suggestions or recommendations. You may submit your comments and 
material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only 
one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a 
mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of 
your document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions 
regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov and put 
the docket number, ``FMCSA-2017-0002'' in the ``Keyword'' box, and 
click ``Search.'' When the new screen appears, click on ``Comment 
Now!'' button and type your comment into the text box in the following 
screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual 
or on behalf of a third party, and then submit. If you submit your 
comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no 
larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic 
filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they 
reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard 
or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received 
during the comment period before determining whether to grant this 
application.

II. Background

    On January 19, 2017 (82 FR 6688), FMCSA published a notice of 
application for exemption from J.B. Hunt, Schneider, Werner, Knight, 
Dupre, and Maveric (Applicants). Applicants requested an exemption from 
49 CFR 382.105 and 382.301 with specific authorization for obtaining 
and releasing hair test results to comply with 49 CFR 391.23, 
Investigations and inquiries. Under the exemption, Applicants would 
conduct pre-

[[Page 11693]]

employment tests using hair analysis only, rather than hair analysis in 
addition to urine testing, and individuals with negative test results 
would be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions for the 
employer Applicants. Individuals testing positive would not be allowed 
to perform safety-sensitive functions until the driver completes the 
return-to-duty process under Subpart O of 49 CFR part 40. In addition, 
the Applicants would share the positive hair testing results with 
prospective employers in response to safety performance inquiries 
required by 49 CFR 391.23.
    The Applicant carriers that would be covered by the exemption, if 
granted, already use hair analysis as a method for pre-employment 
controlled substances testing of drivers on a voluntary basis. However, 
they also conduct urine testing for drugs because it is the only 
screening method accepted under the Department's regulations. The 
Applicants view their use of multiple screening methods as an 
unnecessary and redundant financial burden. Also, the Applicants 
consider urine testing to be less effective in pre-employment screening 
for drugs than hair analysis.
    A copy of the exemption application and all supporting documents 
submitted by the Applicants is available for review in the docket 
referenced at the beginning of this notice.

Requests for Extension of the Comment Period

    On January 23, 2017, the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department 
requested that the Agency provide a 60-day extension of the comment 
period. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters requested a 60-day 
extension of the comment period on February 7, 2017. A copy of each 
request is in the docket identified at the beginning of this notice.
    FMCSA acknowledges the Transportation Trades Department's and the 
International Brotherhood of Teamsters' concerns. After reviewing the 
requests, FMCSA hereby grants a 60-day re-opening of the comment period 
to April 25, 2017, to provide all interested parties additional time to 
respond to the notice of application for exemption.

    Issued on: February 21, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-03720 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P