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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 183 / Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules 2012. The NPS has since conducted formal consultation with the Tribe and invited their participation on issues and alternatives development and internal document review. In addition to formal consultation, the NPS commissioned an assessment of the eligibility of the Saline Valley Warm Springs area as an ethnographic site eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A. This assessment was submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office in early 2018. Paperwork Reduction Act This rule does not contain information collection requirements, and a submission to the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act is not required. The NPS may not conduct or sponsor and the public is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) This rule is part of a larger planning process for Saline Valley Warm Springs that constitutes a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. NPS has prepared the DEIS under the NEPA. A copy of the DEIS can be found online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/deva, by clicking on the link entitled ‘‘Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan EIS’’ and then clicking on the link entitled ‘‘Document List.’’ Effects on the Energy Supply (Executive Order 13211) This rule is not a significant energy action under the definition in Executive Order 13211. A Statement of Energy Effects in not required. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS2 Clarity of This Rule The NPS is required by Executive Orders 12866 (section 1(b)(12)) and 12988 (section 3(b)(1)(B)), and 13563 (section 1(a)), and by the Presidential Memorandum of June 1, 1998, to write all rules in plain language. This means that each rule the NPS publishes must: (a) Be logically organized; (b) Use the active voice to address readers directly; (c) Use common, everyday words and clear language rather than jargon; (d) Be divided into short sections and sentences; and (e) Use lists and tables wherever possible. If you feel that the NPS has not met these requirements, send the NPS comments by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. To better help VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Sep 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 the NPS revise the rule, your comments should be as specific as possible. For example, you should identify the numbers of the sections or paragraphs that you find unclear, which sections or sentences are too long, the sections where you feel lists or tables would be useful, etc. (3) Saline Valley Warm Springs Airfield, latitude N 36°48.41″, longitude W 117°46.90. Andrea Travnicek, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Water and Science Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2018–20332 Filed 9–19–18; 8:45 am] Public Participation BILLING CODE 4310–EJ–P It is the policy of the Department of the Interior, whenever practicable, to afford the public an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. Accordingly, interested persons may submit written comments regarding this proposed rule by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 395 [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0248] Public Availability of Comments RIN 2126–AC19 Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. Hours of Service List of Subjects in 36 CFR Part 7 District of Columbia, National parks, Reporting and Recordkeeping requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, the National Park Service proposes to amend 36 CFR part 7 as set forth below: PART 7—SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM 1. The authority citation for part 7 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 54 U.S.C. 100101, 100751, 320102; Sec. 7.96 also issued under DC Code 10–137 and DC Code 50–2201.07. 2. Amend § 7.26 by: ■ a. Revising the section heading. ■ b. In paragraphs (a) and (d), removing the term ‘‘Death Valley National Monument’’ and adding in its place ‘‘Death Valley National Park’’. ■ c. In paragraphs (b) and (c), removing the term ‘‘Monument’’ and adding in its place ‘‘Park’’. ■ d. Adding paragraph (e)(3). The revision and addition to read as follows: ■ § 7.26 * Death Valley National Park. * * (e) * * * PO 00000 Frm 00013 * Fmt 4702 47589 * Sfmt 4702 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Announcement 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. On August 23, 2018, FMCSA published 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 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 is the third in a series and will be held at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV. The listening session 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 Saturday, September 22, 2018, in Reno, NV. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1 47590 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 183 / Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules The September 22, 2018, meeting will be held at the National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake Street, Reno, NV 89501. The listening session will begin at 10 a.m. (PDT) and end at 12 noon, or earlier, if all participants wishing to express their views have done so. You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0248 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 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 special accommodations for the HOS listening session, such as sign language interpretation, contact Mr. William Cunnane, Program Specialist, at (202) 366–0055 or william.cunnane@dot.gov, by Monday, September 17, 2018, to allow us to arrange for such services. There is no guarantee that interpreter services requested on short notice can be provided. For information concerning the HOS rules, contact Mr. Tom Yager, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, (202) 366–4325, mcpsd@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS2 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–20180248), 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Sep 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 http://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 this listening session, 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 this listening session. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Mr. Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Analysis Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 or 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. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 http://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 23, 2018 (83 FR 42631), FMCSA published 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 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 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 2 minutes each. The public may submit material to the FMCSA staff at the session for inclusion in the public docket, FMCSA–2018–0248. The E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 183 / Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules session will be webcast 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: September 14, 2018. Cathy F. Gautreaux, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–20427 Filed 9–19–18; 8:45 am] 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 Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM); Extension of comment period. ACTION: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends the comment period for its August 23, 2018, ANPRM concerning hours of service for drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). FMCSA received requests for an extension to the comment period from a number of organizations, including the American Trucking Association, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the National Pork Producers Council, and the National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. The Agency believes it is appropriate to extend the comment period to provide interested parties additional time to submit their responses to the ANPRM. Therefore, the Agency extends the deadline for the submission of comments from September 24, 2018, to October 10, 2018. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS2 SUMMARY: The comment period for the ANPRM published August 23, 2018 at 83 FR 42631 is extended. Comments on the ANPRM must be received on or before October 10, 2018. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Sep 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA– 2018–0248 using any one of the following methods: Federal Rulemaking 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 Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Fax: 202–493–2251. Hand Delivery or Courier: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Submissions Containing Confidential Business Information (CBI): Mr. Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Evaluation Division, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ heading under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions regarding submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tom Yager, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, at (202) 366–4325, or via 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: ADDRESSES: 47591 contact you if it has questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter either docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2018– 0284’’ 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, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your comments. Late comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Submitting Comments Confidential Business Information Confidential Business Information (CBI) is commercial or financial information that is customarily not made available to the general public by the submitted. Under the Freedom of Information Act, CBI is eligible for protection from public disclosure. If you have CVI that is relevant or responsive to this notice, 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. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Evaluation Division, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590. Any commentary that FMCSA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2018–0284), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment 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 the Agency can Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2018– 0248’’ 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 Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 183 (Thursday, September 20, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 47589-47591]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20427]


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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: Announcement 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. On August 23, 2018, FMCSA published 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 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 is the third in a series and will be held 
at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV. The listening session 
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 Saturday, September 22, 2018, in 
Reno, NV.

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ADDRESSES: The September 22, 2018, meeting will be held at the National 
Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake Street, Reno, NV 89501. The listening 
session will begin at 10 a.m. (PDT) and end at 12 noon, or earlier, if 
all participants wishing to express their views have done so.
    You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0248 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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 special accommodations for the HOS 
listening session, such as sign language interpretation, contact Mr. 
William Cunnane, Program Specialist, at (202) 366-0055 or 
[email protected].gov, by Monday, September 17, 2018, to allow us to 
arrange for such services. There is no guarantee that interpreter 
services requested on short notice can be provided. 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 http://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 this listening session, 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 this 
listening session. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Mr. 
Brian Dahlin, Chief, Regulatory Analysis Division, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 or [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 http://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 23, 2018 (83 FR 42631), FMCSA published 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 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 2 minutes each. The public may submit material to the 
FMCSA staff at the session for inclusion in the public docket, FMCSA-
2018-0248. The

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session will be webcast 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: September 14, 2018.
Cathy F. Gautreaux,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2018-20427 Filed 9-19-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P