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Download as PDF 42630 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 164 / Thursday, August 23, 2018 / Proposed Rules 2. Section 5b.11 is amended by adding paragraph (b)(2)(viii)(A) to read as follows: ■ § 5b.11 Exempt systems. * * * * * (b) * * * (2) * * * (viii) * * * (A) HHS Insider Threat Program Records, 09–90–1701. Dated: June 29, 2018. Michael Schmoyer, Assistant Deputy Secretary for National Security. Dated: August 13, 2018. Alex M. Azar II, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–17888 Filed 8–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4151–17–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Communications Commission. Eliot Greenwald, Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. 47 CFR Part 64 [CG Docket Nos. 13–24 and 03–123; DA 18– 818] Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Petitions for reconsideration. AGENCY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Aug 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2018–18248 Filed 8–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau seeks comment on two Petitions for Reconsideration (Petitions). DATES: Oppositions to the Petitions must be filed on or before September 7, 2018. Replies to oppositions must be filed on or before September 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Scott, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at: (202) 418–1264; email: Michael.Scott@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document, DA 18–818, released August 6, 2018. The full text of the Petitions is available for viewing and copying at the FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street SW, Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. It also may be accessed online via the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System at: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10727293 1103590/Sprint%20Petition%20for%20 Reconsideration%20 REDACTED%20VERSION%20 filed%20072718.pdf and https:// ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/107091809005003/ SUMMARY: Sprint%20Petition%20re%20ASR %20filed%20070918.pdf. The Commission will not send a Congressional Review Act (CRA) submission to Congress or the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the CRA, 5 U.S.C. because no rules are being adopted by the Commission. Subject: IP CTS Modernization Reform, Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling, FCC 18–79, published at 83 FR 30082, June 27, 2018, in CG Docket Nos. 13–24 and 03– 123. This document is being published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). See also 47 CFR 1.4(b)(1) and 1.429(f), (g). Number of Petitions Filed: 2. Petitions for Reconsideration have been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding by Scott R. Freiermuth, on behalf of Sprint Corporation. 49 CFR Part 395 [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0248] RIN 2126–AC19 Hours of Service Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notification of public listening session. AGENCY: The FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) rules for truck drivers. This will be the first in a series of listening sessions on this topic. On August 21, 2018, FMCSA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment on four specific aspects of the HOS rules for which the Agency is considering changes: The short-haul HOS limit; the HOS exception for adverse driving conditions; the 30minute rest break provision; and the split-sleeper berth rule to allow drivers to split their required time in the sleeper berth. In addition, the Agency requested public comment on petitions for rulemaking from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (OOIDA) and TruckerNation.org (TruckerNation). The Agency encourages vendors of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to participate to address potential implementation issues should changes to the HOS rules be made. The listening session will be held in Dallas, Texas, and will be webcast for the benefit of those not able to attend in person. The listening session will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant research on topics mentioned above. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for the FMCSA’s consideration. DATES: The listening session will be August 24, 2018, in Dallas, TX., at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202. The session will begin at 3 p.m. local time and end at 5 p.m., or earlier, if all participants wishing to express their views have done so. Subsequent documents will be published to announce dates, times, and locations of the other sessions. ADDRESSES: The August 24, 2018, meeting will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202. You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0248 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// 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, 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, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Submissions Containing Confidential Business Information (CBI): Mr. Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Analysis Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments, including collection of information comments for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the listening session, contact Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 164 / Thursday, August 23, 2018 / Proposed Rules Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, at (202) 385–2395, or via email: shannon.watson@dot.gov. For information concerning the HOS rules, contact Mr. Tom Yager, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, (202) 366–4325, mcpsd@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request For Comments daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS A. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this ANPRM (Docket No. FMCSA–2018– 0248), indicate the specific section of this document to which each section applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. 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 that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to https://www.regulations.gov, put the docket number, FMCSA–2018–0248, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box on 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, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period for the ANPRM. Late comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Confidential Business Information Confidential Business Information (CBI) is commercial or financial information that is customarily not made available to the public by the submitter. Under the Freedom of Information Act, CBI is eligible for protection from public disclosure. If you have CBI that is relevant or responsive to the ANPRM and associated listening sessions, it is important that you clearly VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Aug 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 designate the submitted comments as CBI. Accordingly, please mark each page of your submission as ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘CBI.’’ Submissions designated as CBI and meeting the definition noted above will not be placed in the public docket for the ANPRM and associated listening sessions. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Analysis Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, or via email: brian.dahlin@ dot.gov. Any commentary that FMCSA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period for the ANPRM. B. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2018–0248, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document 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. C. 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. II. Background On August 21, 2018, FMCSA issued an ANPRM concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules. The ANPRM indicated the Agency is considering changes in four areas of the HOS rules: The short-haul HOS limit [49 CFR 395.1(e)(1)(ii)(A)]; the HOS exception for adverse driving conditions [§ 395.1(b)(1)]; the 30-minute rest break provision [§ 395.3(a)(3)(ii)]; and the split-sleeper berth rule to allow drivers to split their required time in the sleeper berth [§ 395.1(g)(1)(i)(A) and (ii)(A)]. In addition, the Agency requested public comment on petitions for rulemaking from the Owner-Operator Independent PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 42631 Drivers Association (OOIDA) and TruckerNation.org (TruckerNation). The ANPRM provides an opportunity for additional discussion of each of these topics. The listening session will provide interested persons to share their views on these topics with representatives of the Agency. The Agency encourages ELD vendors to participate to address potential implementation issues should changes to the HOS rules be made. III. Meeting Participation The listening session is open to the public. Speakers’ remarks will be limited to 10 minutes each. The public may submit material to the FMCSA staff at each session for inclusion in the public docket, FMCSA–2018–0248. The session will be webcast live in its entirety, providing the opportunity for remote participation via the internet. For information on participating in the live webcast, please go to www.fmcsa.dot.gov. IV. Questions for Discussion During the Listening Session In preparing their comments, meeting participants should consider the questions posed in the ANPRM about the current HOS requirements. Answers to these questions should be based upon the experience of the participants and any data or information they can share with FMCSA. Issued on: August 21, 2018. Cathy F. Gautreaux, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–18380 Filed 8–21–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 395 [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0248] RIN 2126–AC19 Hours of Service of Drivers Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). AGENCY: The introduction of electronic logging devices and their ability to accurately record compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) have prompted numerous requests from Congress and the public for FMCSA to consider revising certain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 164 (Thursday, August 23, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18380]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 395

[Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0248]
RIN 2126-AC19


Hours of Service

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

ACTION: Notification of public listening session.

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening 
session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) 
rules for truck drivers. This will be the first in a series of 
listening sessions on this topic. On August 21, 2018, FMCSA issued an 
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment on 
four specific aspects of the HOS rules for which the Agency is 
considering changes: The short-haul HOS limit; the HOS exception for 
adverse driving conditions; the 30-minute rest break provision; and the 
split-sleeper berth rule to allow drivers to split their required time 
in the sleeper berth. In addition, the Agency requested public comment 
on petitions for rulemaking from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers 
Association (OOIDA) and TruckerNation.org (TruckerNation). The Agency 
encourages vendors of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to participate 
to address potential implementation issues should changes to the HOS 
rules be made. The listening session will be held in Dallas, Texas, and 
will be webcast for the benefit of those not able to attend in person. 
The listening session will allow interested persons to present 
comments, views, and relevant research on topics mentioned above. All 
comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for 
the FMCSA's consideration.

DATES: The listening session will be August 24, 2018, in Dallas, TX., 
at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St, 
Dallas, TX 75202. The session will begin at 3 p.m. local time and end 
at 5 p.m., or earlier, if all participants wishing to express their 
views have done so. Subsequent documents will be published to announce 
dates, times, and locations of the other sessions.

ADDRESSES: The August 24, 2018, meeting will be held at the Kay Bailey 
Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202.
    You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0248 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://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, 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, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Submissions Containing Confidential Business Information 
(CBI): Mr. Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Analysis Division, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting 
comments, including collection of information comments for the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the listening 
session, contact Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate 
Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety

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Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, at (202) 385-2395, or via email: 
[email protected]. For information concerning the HOS rules, 
contact Mr. Tom Yager, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, 
(202) 366-4325, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Participation and Request For Comments

A. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
ANPRM (Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0248), indicate the specific section of 
this document to which each section applies, and provide a reason for 
each suggestion or recommendation. 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 that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions 
regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to https://www.regulations.gov, 
put the docket number, FMCSA-2018-0248, in the keyword box, and click 
``Search.'' When the new screen appears, click on the ``Comment Now!'' 
button and type your comment into the text box on 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 for the ANPRM. Late comments will be considered to the 
extent practicable.
Confidential Business Information
    Confidential Business Information (CBI) is commercial or financial 
information that is customarily not made available to the public by the 
submitter. Under the Freedom of Information Act, CBI is eligible for 
protection from public disclosure. If you have CBI that is relevant or 
responsive to the ANPRM and associated listening sessions, it is 
important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. 
Accordingly, please mark each page of your submission as 
``confidential'' or ``CBI.'' Submissions designated as CBI and meeting 
the definition noted above will not be placed in the public docket for 
the ANPRM and associated listening sessions. Submissions containing CBI 
should be sent to Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Analysis Division, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, or via email: 
[email protected]. Any commentary that FMCSA receives which is not 
specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for 
this rulemaking.
    FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period for the ANPRM.

B. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
preamble as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA-2018-0248, in the 
keyword box, and click ``Search.'' Next, click the ``Open Docket 
Folder'' button and choose the document 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.

C. 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.

II. Background

    On August 21, 2018, FMCSA issued an ANPRM concerning potential 
changes to its hours-of-service rules. The ANPRM indicated the Agency 
is considering changes in four areas of the HOS rules: The short-haul 
HOS limit [49 CFR 395.1(e)(1)(ii)(A)]; the HOS exception for adverse 
driving conditions [Sec.  395.1(b)(1)]; the 30-minute rest break 
provision [Sec.  395.3(a)(3)(ii)]; and the split-sleeper berth rule to 
allow drivers to split their required time in the sleeper berth [Sec.  
395.1(g)(1)(i)(A) and (ii)(A)]. In addition, the Agency requested 
public comment on petitions for rulemaking from the Owner-Operator 
Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and TruckerNation.org 
(TruckerNation). The ANPRM provides an opportunity for additional 
discussion of each of these topics. The listening session will provide 
interested persons to share their views on these topics with 
representatives of the Agency. The Agency encourages ELD vendors to 
participate to address potential implementation issues should changes 
to the HOS rules be made.

III. Meeting Participation

    The listening session is open to the public. Speakers' remarks will 
be limited to 10 minutes each. The public may submit material to the 
FMCSA staff at each session for inclusion in the public docket, FMCSA-
2018-0248. The session will be webcast live in its entirety, providing 
the opportunity for remote participation via the internet. For 
information on participating in the live webcast, please go to 
www.fmcsa.dot.gov.

IV. Questions for Discussion During the Listening Session

    In preparing their comments, meeting participants should consider 
the questions posed in the ANPRM about the current HOS requirements. 
Answers to these questions should be based upon the experience of the 
participants and any data or information they can share with FMCSA.

    Issued on: August 21, 2018.
Cathy F. Gautreaux,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2018-18380 Filed 8-21-18; 4:15 pm]
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