Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards, 54643-54644 [2018-23707]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 210 / Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / Notices 2018–62 and should be submitted on or before November 20, 2018. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–23621 Filed 10–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration # 15780 and # 15781; FLORIDA Disaster Number FL–00141] Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Florida U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Florida (FEMA–4399–DR), dated 10/23/2018. Incident: Hurricane Michael. Incident Period: 10/07/2018 through 10/19/2018. DATES: Issued on 10/23/2018. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/24/2018. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/23/2019. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 10/23/2018, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty. The Interest Rates are: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Percent For Physical Damage: 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:47 Oct 29, 2018 Jkt 247001 54643 Please send your comments by November 29, 2018. OMB must receive Non-Profit Organizations with your comments by this date in order to Credit Available Elsewhere 2.500 act quickly on the ICR. Non-Profit Organizations ADDRESSES: All comments should without Credit Available Elsewhere .......................... 2.500 reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number For Economic Injury: FMCSA–2018–0159. Interested persons Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available are invited to submit written comments Elsewhere. ......................... 2.500 on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and The number assigned to this disaster Regulatory Affairs, Office of for physical damage is 157808 and for Management and Budget. Comments economic injury is 157810. should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Number 59008) Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ Rafaela Monchek, omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395– Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster 6974, or mailed to the Office of Assistance. Information and Regulatory Affairs, [FR Doc. 2018–23626 Filed 10–29–18; 8:45 am] Office of Management and Budget, BILLING CODE 8025–01–P Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Selden Fritschner, Senior Transportation Specialist, Office of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Safety Programs, Commercial Driver’s Administration License Division (MC–ESL), Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0159] Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Agency Information Collection Washington, DC 20590–0001. Activities; Revision of an Approved Telephone: 202–366–0677; Email Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Address: selden.fritschner@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Standards Monday through Friday, except Federal AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Holidays. Administration (FMCSA), DOT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACTION: Notice and request for Title: Commercial Driver Licensing comments. and Test Standards. OMB Control Number: 2126–0011. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Type of Request: Revision of a FMCSA announces its plan to submit currently-approved information the Information Collection Request (ICR) collection. described below to the Office of Respondents: Drivers with a Management and Budget (OMB) for commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or review and approval. FMCSA requests commercial driver’s license (CDL) and approval to revise and renew an ICR State driver licensing agencies. titled, ‘‘Commercial Driver Licensing Estimated Number of Respondents: and Test Standards,’’ due to, in part, a 7,364,972 driver respondents and 4,746 decrease in the number of commercial State respondents. driver’s license records and the addition Estimated Time per Response: Varies. of one information collection item: Expiration Date: October 31, 2018. ‘‘Driver completion of knowledge and Frequency of Response: Varies. skills tests.’’ This ICR is needed to Estimated Total Annual Burden: ensure that drivers, motor carriers and 2,825,503 hours, which is the total of the States are complying with four tasks for CDL drivers (2,403,248 notification and recordkeeping hours), added to a total of eight tasks for requirements for information related to State driver licensing agency CDL testing, licensing, violations, activities (422,255 hours). convictions and disqualifications and Information collection tasks and that the information is accurate, associated burden hours are as follows: complete and transmitted and recorded within certain time periods as required IC–1.1 Driver Notification of by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Convictions/Disqualifications to Act of 1986 (CMVSA), as amended. Employer: 473,577 hours PO 00000 Percent Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 54644 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 210 / Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / Notices IC–1.2 Driver Providing Previous Employment History to New Employer: 297,758 hours IC–1.3 Driver Completion of the CDL Application Form: 40,719 hours IC–1.4 Driver Completion of Knowledge and Skills Tests: 1,591,194 hours IC–2.1 State Recording of Medical Examiner’s Certificate Information: 80,344 hours IC–2.2 State Recording of the Self Certification of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operation: 3,018 hours IC–2.3 State Verification of Medical Certification Status: 3,180 hours IC–2.4 Annual State Certification of Compliance: 1,632 hours IC–2.5 State Preparing for and Participating in Annual Program Review: 10,200 hours IC–2.6 CDLIS/PDPS/State Recordkeeping: 214,548 hours IC–2.7 Knowledge and Skills Test Recordkeeping: 82,034 hours IC–2.8 Knowledge and Skills Test Examiner Certification: 27,299 hours Background: The licensed drivers in the United States deserve reasonable assurance that their fellow motorists are properly qualified to drive the vehicles they operate. Before the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA or the Act) Public Law 99–570, Title XII, 100 Stat. 3207, codified at 49 U.S.C. chapter 313) was signed by the President on October 27, 1986, 18 States and the District of Columbia authorized any person licensed to drive an automobile to also legally drive a large truck or bus. No special training or special license was required to drive these vehicles, even though it was widely recognized that operation of certain types of vehicles called for special skills, knowledge and training. Even in the 32 States that had a classified driver licensing system in place, only 12 of these States required an applicant to take a skills test in a representative vehicle. Equally serious was the problem of drivers possessing multiple driver licenses. By spreading their convictions among several States, CMV drivers could avoid punishment for their infringements, and stay behind the wheel. For a detailed history of regulatory developments in 49 CFR parts 383 and 384 to implement the mandates in the CMVSA, see the supporting statement in the docket for this matter.’’ Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Oct 29, 2018 Jkt 247001 usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 24, 2018 G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–23707 Filed 10–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0014] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 13 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: The exemptions were applicable on August 17, 2018. The exemptions expire on August 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Public Participation A. Viewing Documents and Comments To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2018–0014, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. B. 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 July 17, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing receipt of applications from 13 individuals requesting an exemption from vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and requested comments from the public (83 FR 33292). The public comment period ended on August 16, 2018, and no comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to driver a CMV if that person has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. IV. Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for up to five years from the vision standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) if the exemption is likely to achieve an equivalent or greater level of safety than would be achieved without the exemption. The exemption allows applicants to operate CMVs in E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0159]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved 
Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test 
Standards

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval. FMCSA requests approval to revise and renew an ICR 
titled, ``Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards,'' due to, in 
part, a decrease in the number of commercial driver's license records 
and the addition of one information collection item: ``Driver 
completion of knowledge and skills tests.'' This ICR is needed to 
ensure that drivers, motor carriers and the States are complying with 
notification and recordkeeping requirements for information related to 
testing, licensing, violations, convictions and disqualifications and 
that the information is accurate, complete and transmitted and recorded 
within certain time periods as required by the Commercial Motor Vehicle 
Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), as amended.

DATES: Please send your comments by November 29, 2018. OMB must receive 
your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR.

ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0159. Interested persons are 
invited to submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention 
of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected], or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Selden Fritschner, Senior 
Transportation Specialist, Office of Safety Programs, Commercial 
Driver's License Division (MC-ESL), Department of Transportation, 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone: 202-
366-0677; Email Address: [email protected]. Office hours are 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0011.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Drivers with a commercial learner's permit (CLP) or 
commercial driver's license (CDL) and State driver licensing agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,364,972 driver respondents and 
4,746 State respondents.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies.
    Expiration Date: October 31, 2018.
    Frequency of Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,825,503 hours, which is the total 
of four tasks for CDL drivers (2,403,248 hours), added to a total of 
eight tasks for State driver licensing agency CDL activities (422,255 
hours).
    Information collection tasks and associated burden hours are as 
follows:

IC-1.1 Driver Notification of Convictions/Disqualifications to 
Employer: 473,577 hours

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IC-1.2 Driver Providing Previous Employment History to New Employer: 
297,758 hours
IC-1.3 Driver Completion of the CDL Application Form: 40,719 hours
IC-1.4 Driver Completion of Knowledge and Skills Tests: 1,591,194 hours
IC-2.1 State Recording of Medical Examiner's Certificate Information: 
80,344 hours
IC-2.2 State Recording of the Self Certification of Commercial Motor 
Vehicle (CMV) Operation: 3,018 hours
IC-2.3 State Verification of Medical Certification Status: 3,180 hours
IC-2.4 Annual State Certification of Compliance: 1,632 hours
IC-2.5 State Preparing for and Participating in Annual Program Review: 
10,200 hours
IC-2.6 CDLIS/PDPS/State Recordkeeping: 214,548 hours
IC-2.7 Knowledge and Skills Test Recordkeeping: 82,034 hours
IC-2.8 Knowledge and Skills Test Examiner Certification: 27,299 hours
    Background: The licensed drivers in the United States deserve 
reasonable assurance that their fellow motorists are properly qualified 
to drive the vehicles they operate. Before the Commercial Motor Vehicle 
Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA or the Act) Public Law 99-570, Title XII, 100 
Stat. 3207, codified at 49 U.S.C. chapter 313) was signed by the 
President on October 27, 1986, 18 States and the District of Columbia 
authorized any person licensed to drive an automobile to also legally 
drive a large truck or bus. No special training or special license was 
required to drive these vehicles, even though it was widely recognized 
that operation of certain types of vehicles called for special skills, 
knowledge and training. Even in the 32 States that had a classified 
driver licensing system in place, only 12 of these States required an 
applicant to take a skills test in a representative vehicle. Equally 
serious was the problem of drivers possessing multiple driver licenses. 
By spreading their convictions among several States, CMV drivers could 
avoid punishment for their infringements, and stay behind the wheel.
    For a detailed history of regulatory developments in 49 CFR parts 
383 and 384 to implement the mandates in the CMVSA, see the supporting 
statement in the docket for this matter.''
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the 
quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information.

    Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 
24, 2018
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-23707 Filed 10-29-18; 8:45 am]
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