Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently-Approved Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles, 15270-15271 [2017-05975]

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[FR Doc. 2017–05912 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA 2016–0334] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a CurrentlyApproved Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval. This ICR relates to the qualification of drivers to operate longer combination vehicles (LCVs). On October 14, 2016, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice announcing an increase in the Agency’s estimate of the total informationcollection (IC) burden of these driver training certifications and asked for public comment. One comment was received. The Agency’s regulations have not changed, but the population of CMV drivers operating LCVs has increased since OMB approved this ICR on May 14, 2014. DATES: Please send your comments by April 26, 2017. OMB must receive your comments by this date to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0334. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the OMB Desk Officer, DOT/FMCSA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Robert F. Schultz, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division, DOT, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–4325. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles. OMB Control Number: 2126–0026. Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information collection. 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 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]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background LCV is any combination of a trucktractor and two or more semi-trailers or trailers that operates on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways and has a gross vehicle weight greater than 80,000 pounds (49 CFR 380.105). 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 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / Notices for drivers of LCVs [Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Pub. L. 102–240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2152, 49 USCA § 2302 NOTE]. 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. The LCV regulations have not changed, but the Agency is increasing its estimate of the IC burden to 5,565 hours because the population of CMV drivers receiving LCV training and the number of drivers being certified to operate LCVs have both increased based upon U.S. Department of Labor data. The Agency received one comment to the 60-day Federal Register notice of October 14, 2016. The comment did not address the paperwork burden; instead, it lamented the existence of the requirement that operators of LCVs receive specialized training. As explained above, the Motor Carrier Act of 1991 directed the Secretary of Transportation to establish these LCV training requirements. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Comments Invited FMCSA requests that you comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for FMCSA to perform its functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways for the 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. Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: March 20, 2017. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–05975 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Mar 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0030] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 40 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before April 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2017–0030 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket numbers 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 comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15271 acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. 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: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a 2-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 40 individuals listed in this notice have recently requested such an exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b) (3), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. II. Qualifications of Applicants Felix M. Alicea Mr. Alicea, 58, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist examined him in 2017 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Alicea understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Alicea meets the E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 57 (Monday, March 27, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA 2016-0334]


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

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request 
(ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
its review and approval. This ICR relates to the qualification of 
drivers to operate longer combination vehicles (LCVs). On October 14, 
2016, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice announcing an increase 
in the Agency's estimate of the total information-collection (IC) 
burden of these driver training certifications and asked for public 
comment. One comment was received. The Agency's regulations have not 
changed, but the population of CMV drivers operating LCVs has increased 
since OMB approved this ICR on May 14, 2014.

DATES: Please send your comments by April 26, 2017. OMB must receive 
your comments by this date to act quickly on the ICR.

ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2016-0334. Interested persons are 
invited to submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention 
of the OMB Desk Officer, DOT/FMCSA, and sent via electronic mail to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert F. Schultz, FMCSA Driver 
and Carrier Operations Division, DOT, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-
4325. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination 
Vehicles.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0026.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    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].

Background

    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 and has a gross vehicle weight greater than 80,000 
pounds (49 CFR 380.105). 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

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for drivers of LCVs [Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act 
of 1991 (ISTEA), Pub. L. 102-240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2152, 49 USCA Sec.  
2302 NOTE]. 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.
    The LCV regulations have not changed, but the Agency is increasing 
its estimate of the IC burden to 5,565 hours because the population of 
CMV drivers receiving LCV training and the number of drivers being 
certified to operate LCVs have both increased based upon U.S. 
Department of Labor data.
    The Agency received one comment to the 60-day Federal Register 
notice of October 14, 2016. The comment did not address the paperwork 
burden; instead, it lamented the existence of the requirement that 
operators of LCVs receive specialized training. As explained above, the 
Motor Carrier Act of 1991 directed the Secretary of Transportation to 
establish these LCV training requirements.

Public Comments Invited

    FMCSA requests that you comment on any aspect of this information 
collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary 
for FMCSA to perform its functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated 
burden, (3) ways for the 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.

    Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: March 
20, 2017.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
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