Commercial Driver's License: Application for Exemption; Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR), 39150-39152 [2018-16949]

Download as PDF 39150 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices explosion protection), fire protection in hidden areas of the aircraft, and fire detection R&D are discussed in the IASFPF. The IAMFTF and IASFPF meetings follow a town hall style format. Neither has a standing membership, nor is an advisory body and do not make recommendations on regulations or policy. Any technical research issues that have future relevance to regulations or policy will be handled through the formal processes in place to include full public participation. The meetings are open to the public, and are typically attended by the international aviation community including industry, government, and academia with an interest in aircraft fire protection systems. Due to limited capacity, advanced registration is required to attend. 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ACTION: Notice of Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) meeting. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC. DATES: The meeting will be held on September 20, 2018, starting at 1:00 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Arrange oral presentations by September 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Federal Aviation Administration, Bessie Coleman Room, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lakisha Pearson, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–4191; fax (202) 267–5075; email 9-awa-arac@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 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[FR Doc. 2018–16961 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0130] Commercial Driver’s License: Application for Exemption; Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for renewal of exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Missouri DOR for a renewal of its exemption from the Agency’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations. These regulations require a driver to pass the general knowledge test before being issued a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). The exemption renewal would allow the Missouri DOR to continue to waive the mandatory knowledge test requirement for qualified veterans who participated in dedicated training in approved military programs. The Missouri DOR states that its goal is to continue to assist qualified veterans in obtaining employment when returning to the civilian workforce, and granting this exemption renewal will assist those veterans who have already been through extensive military training. The Missouri DOR currently holds an exemption for the period of October 27, 2016, through October 29, 2018, and is requesting a 2-year renewal. FMCSA requests public comment on the Missouri DOR’s application for exemption. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA–2016–0130 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices 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., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgement that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 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: For information concerning this notice, contact Mr. Richard Clemente, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: (202) 366– 2722. 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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–2016–0130), indicate the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for suggestions or recommendations. You may submit VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 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–2016–0130’’ 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. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2016–0130’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document listed to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. II. Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the request. The Agency reviews the safety analyses and the public comments, and determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by compliance with the current regulation PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39151 (49 CFR 381.305). The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(b)) with the reason for the grant or denial, and, if granted, the specific person or class of persons receiving the exemption, and the regulatory provision or provisions from which exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period of the exemption (up to 5 years), and explain the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.300(b)). III. Request for Exemption The Missouri DOR’s initial exemption application from the provisions of 49 CFR 383.71(a)(2)(ii) was submitted in 2016; a copy is in the docket identified at the beginning of this notice. That 2016 application describes fully the nature of the Missouri DOR’s request, and the reasons for its request. The Missouri DOR contends that those qualified veterans who participated in dedicated training in approved military programs have already received numerous hours of classroom training, practical skills training, and one-on-one road training that are essential for safe driving. The original exemption was granted on October 27, 2016 (81 FR 74861) and expires on October 29, 2018. Missouri DOR now requests a 2-year renewal of the exemption. The current exemption allows all States to waive the CDL knowledge test for qualified current or former military personnel who participated in training in military heavy-vehicle driving programs, but does not require them to do so. The Missouri DOR provided several reasons for this renewal of the exemption request, including: • The proposed regulatory change to 49 CFR parts 383 and 384 for Military Licensing and State Commercial Driver Licensing Reciprocity [82 FR 26894, June 12, 2017] has not yet been posted as a final rulemaking by the Agency; • The Missouri legislature did not pass the enabling legislation to pursue full implementation during a recent legislative session; and • Missouri, as well as other State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) that have implemented or want to pursue implementation of these provisions, must have an exemption renewal in place until such time as the proposed regulatory change is approved and posted as final. In addition, because the issue concerning the Missouri DOR request could be applicable in each of the States, FMCSA requests public comment on whether the exemption, if granted, should cover all SDLAs. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 39152 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices A copy of the Missouri DOR’s application for exemption renewal is available for review in the docket for this notice. Issued on: July 27, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–16949 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2018–0008–N–6] Approved Agency Information Collection Activities Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of Revised Instructions for Form FRA F 6180.57 and Other Recent FRA Information Collection OMB Approvals. AGENCY: FRA announces that OMB approved the information collection requests (ICRs) identified below for 3 years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W33–497, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W34–212, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 6, 2018, OMB approved revised instructions Form FRA F 6180.57, Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Accident/ Incident Report, for 3 years under OMB No. 2130–0500 (49 CFR part 225). This latest approval authorizes FRA to capture information concerning postaccident toxicological testing for certain human-factor highway-rail grade crossing accidents and incidents in the narrative block of this form. The newly revised 49 CFR 219.201, effective on June 12, 2017, requires post-accident toxicological testing of railroad employees when at least one of five specific requirements is met for certain human factor categories of highway-rail grade crossing accidents and incidents. Additionally, under the Paperwork sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA announces that OMB approved the renewal ICRs identified below for 3 years. These renewal ICRs pertain to 49 CFR parts 213, 217, 218, 224, 227, 228, 229, 231, 232, 234, 237, 238, 239, 241, 242, 243, and 272. Finally, FRA announces that OMB approved two study-related renewal ICRs for 3 years. The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to display OMB control numbers and inform respondents of their legal significance once OMB approval is obtained. In the past 12 months, OMB approved the following renewal information collections with the following new expiration dates: (1) OMB No. 2130–0500 (49 CFR part 225) (Form FRA F 6180.55/55a/56/57/78/81/ 98107/150)—June 30, 2021; (2) OMB No. 2130–0545, Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness (49 CFR part 239)—July 31, 2020; (3) OMB No. 2130– 0552, Locomotive Cab Sanitation Standards (49 CFR part 229)—July 31, 2020; (4) OMB No. 2130–0564, Locomotive Crashworthiness (49 CFR part 229)—July 31, 2020; (5) OMB No. 2130–0602, Critical Incident Stress Plans (49 CFR part 272)—August 31, 2020; (6) OMB No. 2130–0005, Hours of Service Regulations (49 CFR part 228) (Form FRA F 6180.3)—January 31, 2021; (7) OMB No. 2130–0566, Reflectorization of Freight Rolling Stock (49 CFR part 224) (Form FRA F 6180.113)—November 30, 2020; (8) OMB No. 2130–0594, Railroad Safety Appliance Standards (49 CFR part 231)—October 31, 2020; (9) OMB No. 2130–0035, Railroad Operating Rules (49 CFR parts 217 & 218)—February 28, 2021; (10) OMB No. 2130–0592, Track Safety Standards; Concrete Crossties (49 CFR part 213)—February 28, 2021; (11) OMB No. 2130–0506, Identification of Cars Moved in Accordance with 49 CFR 232.3(d) (Formerly Order 13528) (49 CFR part 232)—March 31, 2021; (12) OMB No. 2130–0556, U.S. Locational Requirement for Dispatching Rail Operations in the United States (49 CFR part 241)—April 30, 2021; (13) OMB No. 2130–0595, Safety and Health Requirements Related to Camp Cars (49 CFR part 228)—April 30, 2021; (14) OMB No. 2130–0597, Training, Qualification, and Oversight for SafetyRelated Railroad Employees (49 CFR parts 213 & 243)—April 30, 2021; (15) OMB No. 2130–0571, Occupational Noise Exposure for Railroad Operating Employees (49 CFR part 227)—May 31, 2021; and (16) OMB No. 2130–0596, PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Conductor Certification (49 CFR part 242)—May 31, 2021. Additionally, in the last 18 months, OMB approved the following two studyrelated renewal information collections with the following new expiration dates: (1) OMB No. 2130–0617, Survey of Insular and Tourist Railroads (49 CFR part 237) (email survey)—November 31, 2020; and (2) OMB No. 2130–0622, Cab Technology Integration Lab (CTIL) Head-Up Display Study (Forms FRA F 6180.170a; FRA F 6180.170b)—January 31, 2021. Persons affected by the abovereferenced information collections are not required to respond to any collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. These OMB approvals certify FRA has complied with the provisions of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and with 5 CFR 1320.5(b) informing the public about OMB’s approval of the information collection requirements of the above cited forms, studies, and regulations. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Juan D. Reyes III, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–16881 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2018–0008–N–7] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Information Collection Request; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collections and their expected burden. On May 10, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICR to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 8, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0130]


Commercial Driver's License: Application for Exemption; Missouri 
Department of Revenue (DOR)

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

ACTION: Notice of application for renewal of exemption; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the 
Missouri DOR for a renewal of its exemption from the Agency's 
commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations. These regulations 
require a driver to pass the general knowledge test before being issued 
a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP). The exemption renewal would allow 
the Missouri DOR to continue to waive the mandatory knowledge test 
requirement for qualified veterans who participated in dedicated 
training in approved military programs. The Missouri DOR states that 
its goal is to continue to assist qualified veterans in obtaining 
employment when returning to the civilian workforce, and granting this 
exemption renewal will assist those veterans who have already been 
through extensive military training. The Missouri DOR currently holds 
an exemption for the period of October 27, 2016, through October 29, 
2018, and is requesting a 2-year renewal. FMCSA requests public comment 
on the Missouri DOR's application for exemption.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 7, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA-2016-0130 by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building,

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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., ET, Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each 
day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgement that we received 
your comments, please include a self-addressed, 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: For information concerning this 
notice, contact Mr. Richard Clemente, FMCSA Driver and Carrier 
Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety 
Standards; Telephone: (202) 366-2722. Email: [email protected]. 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-2016-0130), 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-2016-0130'' 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.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to www.regulations.gov and insert 
the docket number, ``FMCSA-2016-0130'' in the ``Keyword'' box and click 
``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket Folder'' button and choose the 
document listed to review. If you do not have access to the internet, 
you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management 
Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

II. Legal Basis

    FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant 
exemptions from certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 
(FMCSRs). FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the 
Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the 
public an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the 
application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. 
The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the 
request.
    The Agency reviews the safety analyses and the public comments, and 
determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level 
of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be 
achieved by compliance with the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305). 
The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register 
(49 CFR 381.315(b)) with the reason for the grant or denial, and, if 
granted, the specific person or class of persons receiving the 
exemption, and the regulatory provision or provisions from which 
exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period 
of the exemption (up to 5 years), and explain the terms and conditions 
of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.300(b)).

III. Request for Exemption

    The Missouri DOR's initial exemption application from the 
provisions of 49 CFR 383.71(a)(2)(ii) was submitted in 2016; a copy is 
in the docket identified at the beginning of this notice. That 2016 
application describes fully the nature of the Missouri DOR's request, 
and the reasons for its request. The Missouri DOR contends that those 
qualified veterans who participated in dedicated training in approved 
military programs have already received numerous hours of classroom 
training, practical skills training, and one-on-one road training that 
are essential for safe driving. The original exemption was granted on 
October 27, 2016 (81 FR 74861) and expires on October 29, 2018. 
Missouri DOR now requests a 2-year renewal of the exemption. The 
current exemption allows all States to waive the CDL knowledge test for 
qualified current or former military personnel who participated in 
training in military heavy-vehicle driving programs, but does not 
require them to do so.
    The Missouri DOR provided several reasons for this renewal of the 
exemption request, including:
     The proposed regulatory change to 49 CFR parts 383 and 384 
for Military Licensing and State Commercial Driver Licensing 
Reciprocity [82 FR 26894, June 12, 2017] has not yet been posted as a 
final rulemaking by the Agency;
     The Missouri legislature did not pass the enabling 
legislation to pursue full implementation during a recent legislative 
session; and
     Missouri, as well as other State Driver Licensing Agencies 
(SDLAs) that have implemented or want to pursue implementation of these 
provisions, must have an exemption renewal in place until such time as 
the proposed regulatory change is approved and posted as final.
    In addition, because the issue concerning the Missouri DOR request 
could be applicable in each of the States, FMCSA requests public 
comment on whether the exemption, if granted, should cover all SDLAs.

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    A copy of the Missouri DOR's application for exemption renewal is 
available for review in the docket for this notice.

    Issued on: July 27, 2018.
 Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-16949 Filed 8-7-18; 8:45 am]
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