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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 193 / Thursday, October 4, 2018 / Proposed Rules E. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) This proposed action has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13132, Federalism, dated August 4, 1999, and it has been determined that it would not have a substantial direct effect on, or sufficient Federalism implications for, the States, nor would it limit the policymaking discretion of the States. Therefore, the preparation of a Federalism Assessment is not necessary. F. Executive Order 13084 (Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments) This action has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13084 (‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’). Because it would not effect on Indian Tribal Governments, the funding and consultation requirements of Executive Order 13084 do not apply. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS G. Paperwork Reduction Act Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget for each collection of information they conduct, sponsor, or require through regulations. The DOT has determined that this action would not contain a collection of information requirement for the purposes of the PRA. H. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Pub. L. 104–4, 109 Stat. 48, March 22, 1995) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of certain regulatory actions on State, local, and tribal governments; and the private sector. The UMRA requires a written statement of economic and regulatory alternatives for proposed and final rules that contain Federal mandates. A ‘‘Federal mandate’’ is a new or additional enforceable duty, imposed on any State, local, or tribal Government; or the private sector. If any Federal mandate causes those entities to spend, in aggregate, $143.1 million or more in any one year (adjusted for inflation), an UMRA analysis is required. This proposed rule would not impose Federal mandates on any State, local, or tribal governments; or the private sector. List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 10 Penalties, Privacy. In consideration of the foregoing, DOT proposes to amend part 10 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 03, 2018 Jkt 247001 1. The authority citation for part 10 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; 49 U.S.C. 322. 2. Amend the Appendix to Part 10 by: a. In Part II, adding paragraphs A.10, B.4., F.5., and G.2. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ ■ APPENDIX TO PART 10— EXEMPTIONS Part II. Specific Exemptions A. * * * 10. Insider Threat Program (DOT/ALL 26), B. * * * 4. Insider Threat Program (DOT/ALL 26). * * * * * F. * * * 5. Insider Threat Program (DOT/ALL 26). * * * * * G. * * * 2. Insider Threat Program (DOT/ALL 26). Issued in Washington, DC, on August 17, 2018. Elaine L. Chao, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–21440 Filed 10–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 395 [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0248] RIN 2126–AC19 Hours of Service Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice 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 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 50055 devices (ELDs) to participate to address potential implementation issues, should changes to the HOS rules be made. The listening session will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. 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 October 10, 2018, in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The listening session will begin at 1 p.m. (EDT) and end at 3 p.m., or earlier, if all participants wishing to express their views have done so. ADDRESSES: The October 10, 2018, meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 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 special accommodations for the HOS listening session, such as sign language interpretation, contact Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, (202) 385– 2395 or at shannon.watson@dot.gov, E:\FR\FM\04OCP1.SGM 04OCP1 50056 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 193 / Thursday, October 4, 2018 / Proposed Rules [ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING], 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: 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 this listening session, it is important that you clearly VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 03, 2018 Jkt 247001 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. 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 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 an opportunity for 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 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 27, 2018. Jim Mullen, Chief Counsel. 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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: Notice 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 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 at the U.S. 
Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. 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 October 10, 2018, in Washington, 
DC, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC 20590. The listening session will begin at 1 p.m. 
(EDT) and end at 3 p.m., or earlier, if all participants wishing to 
express their views have done so.

ADDRESSES: The October 10, 2018, meeting will be held at the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590.
    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 special accommodations for the HOS 
listening session, such as sign language interpretation, contact Ms. 
Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for 
Policy, (202) 385-2395 or at [email protected],

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[ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING], 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 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 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 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 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 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 an opportunity for 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 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 27, 2018.
Jim Mullen,
Chief Counsel.
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