Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Assoc. (APA) Application for Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule; Request To Add New Member to Current APA Exemption; Correction, 26217 [2017-11650]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 6, 2017 / Notices Issued on: May 26, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FR Doc. 2017–11640 Filed 6–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P [Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0109; FMCSA– 2013–0444] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Assoc. (APA) Application for Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule; Request To Add New Member to Current APA Exemption; Correction Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for an extension of exemption; request for comments; correction. AGENCY: The FMCSA published a document in the Federal Register of May 15, 2017 (82 FR 22375), concerning a request for comments on the American Pyrotechnics Association’s request for a member company, Pyro Shows of Alabama, Incorporated, to be included in an existing exemption. The document referenced June 14, 2017, in the DATES section but did not specify the significance of that date, which should have been the end of the comment period. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before June 14, 2017. 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: DATES: mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Correction 1. In the Federal Register of May 15, 2017 (82 FR 22375), in FR Doc. 2017– 09735, on page 22376, in the first column, correct the DATES paragraph to read: DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 14, 2017. Issued on: May 30, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–11650 Filed 6–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:52 Jun 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28043] FMCSA confirms its decision to renew exemptions for 10 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 antiseizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. 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– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and/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. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its PO 00000 Frm 00176 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26217 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. II. Background On October 20, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 10 individuals from the Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 72663). The public comment period ended on November 21, 2016, and one comment was received on January 12, 2017, FMCSA published a second notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for the same 10 individuals from the Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 72663). The public comment period ended on February 13, 2017, and no comments were received. As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding epilepsy found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person: Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV. In addition to the regulations, FMCSA has published advisory criteria to assist Medical Examiners in determining whether drivers with certain medical conditions are qualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. [49 CFR part 391, APPENDIX A TO PART 391— MEDICAL ADVISORY CRITERIA, section H. Epilepsy: § 391.41(b)(8), paragraphs 3, 4, and 5.] III. Discussion of Comments In response to the October 20, 2016, notice, FMCSA received one comment in support of Mr. Troff receiving an exemption. No comments were received in response to the January 12, 2017 notice. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 6, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28043]


Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Assoc. 
(APA) Application for Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule; Request To Add 
New Member to Current APA Exemption; Correction

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

ACTION: Notice of application for an extension of exemption; request 
for comments; correction.

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA published a document in the Federal Register of May 
15, 2017 (82 FR 22375), concerning a request for comments on the 
American Pyrotechnics Association's request for a member company, Pyro 
Shows of Alabama, Incorporated, to be included in an existing 
exemption. The document referenced June 14, 2017, in the DATES section 
but did not specify the significance of that date, which should have 
been the end of the comment period.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 14, 2017.

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:

Correction

    1. In the Federal Register of May 15, 2017 (82 FR 22375), in FR 
Doc. 2017-09735, on page 22376, in the first column, correct the DATES 
paragraph to read:
    DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 14, 2017.

    Issued on: May 30, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-11650 Filed 6-5-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P