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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0050] [FR Doc. 2018–11093 Filed 5–23–18; 8:45 am] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10422] FMCSA announces its decision to exempt seven 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 operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions were applicable on April 26, 2018. The exemptions expire on April 26, 2020. 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: U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Public Meeting on Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Advance of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Commission Session for 2018 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice the Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) will hold a public meeting via teleconference to discuss several matters relating to MSMEs. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee. The UNCITRAL Commission Session, which will be held June 25 through July 13, will, among other things, finalize and adopt a Legislative Guide on Key Principles of a Business Registry (A/ CN.9/940) and an instrument on Reducing the Legal Obstacles Faced by MSMEs (A/CN.9/941). Additionally, the Commission will consider a proposal by the Government of Italy on possible future work by UNCITRAL on alternative forms of organization to corporate like models (contractual networks) (A/CN.9/954). The Commission documents will be available at https://www.uncitral.org/ uncitral/commission/sessions/ 50th.html. Time and Place: The ACPIL public meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT via teleconference. Public Participation: Those planning to participate should email pil@state.gov to obtain the call-in number. Michael J. Dennis, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–11173 Filed 5–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: https:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to https:// 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 rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to https://www.regulations.gov, PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24145 as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy. II. Background On March 22, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing receipt of applications from seven individuals requesting an exemption from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) and requested comments from the public (83 FR 12641). The public comment period ended on April 23, 2018, and one comment was received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that granting exemptions to these individuals 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 1 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 FMCSA received one comment in this proceeding. This comment supported granting exemptions to these applicants. IV. Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), FMCSA may grant an exemption from the epilepsy and seizure disorder prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) if the exemption is likely to achieve an equivalent or greater level of safety than would be achieved without the exemption. The exemption allows the applicants to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. In reaching the decision to grant these exemption requests, FMCSA considered 1 See https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID= e47b48a9ea42dd67d999246e23d97970&mc= true&node=pt49.5.391&rgn=div5#ap49.5.391_171.a and https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2015title49-vol5/pdf/CFR-2015-title49-vol5-part391appA.pdf. E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10422]


U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private 
International Law (ACPIL): Public Meeting on Micro, Small and Medium-
Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Advance of the United Nations Commission 
on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Commission Session for 2018

    The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International 
Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice the Advisory Committee on 
Private International Law (ACPIL) will hold a public meeting via 
teleconference to discuss several matters relating to MSMEs. This is 
not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee.
    The UNCITRAL Commission Session, which will be held June 25 through 
July 13, will, among other things, finalize and adopt a Legislative 
Guide on Key Principles of a Business Registry (A/CN.9/940) and an 
instrument on Reducing the Legal Obstacles Faced by MSMEs (A/CN.9/941). 
Additionally, the Commission will consider a proposal by the Government 
of Italy on possible future work by UNCITRAL on alternative forms of 
organization to corporate like models (contractual networks) (A/CN.9/
954). The Commission documents will be available at https://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/commission/sessions/50th.html.
    Time and Place: The ACPIL public meeting will take place on 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT via 
teleconference.
    Public Participation: Those planning to participate should email 
[email protected] to obtain the call-in number.

Michael J. Dennis,
Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the 
Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-11173 Filed 5-23-18; 8:45 am]
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