Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancies, 52156-52157 [2019-21270]

Download as PDF 52156 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices York, New York, from on or about June 26, 2020, until on or about September 20, 2020; at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, from on or about October 24, 2020, until on or about January 31, 2021; at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about March 14, 2021, until on or about July 11, 2021; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliot Chiu, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/ PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. 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[FR Doc. 2019–21216 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10913] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Edward Hopper and the American Hotel’’ Exhibition SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be exhibited in the exhibition ‘‘Edward Hopper and the American Hotel,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, from on or about October 26, 2019, until on or about February 23, 2020, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Chi D. 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[FR Doc. 2019–21217 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 13)] Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancies Surface Transportation Board (Board). ACTION: Notice of upcoming vacancies on the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC) and solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4710–05–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. Jkt 250001 SUMMARY: The Board hereby gives notice of upcoming vacancies on RSTAC for two large shipper representatives. The Board seeks suggestions for candidates to fill these vacancies. DATES: Nominations are due on October 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: Suggestions may be submitted either via e-filing or in writing addressed to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 13), 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. Submissions will be posted to the Board’s website at www.stb.gov under Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 13). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Bourdon at (202) 245–0285. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Board, created in 1996 to take over many of the functions previously performed by the Interstate Commerce Commission, exercises broad authority over transportation by rail carriers, including regulation of railroad rates and service (49 U.S.C. 10701–47, 11101–24), the construction, acquisition, operation, and abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901–07), as well as railroad line sales, consolidations, mergers, and common control arrangements (49 U.S.C. 10902, 11323–27). The ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), enacted on December 29, 1995, established RSTAC to advise the Board’s Chairman, the Secretary of Transportation, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives with respect to rail transportation policy issues RSTAC considers significant. RSTAC focuses on issues of importance to small shippers and small railroads, including car supply, rates, competition, and procedures for addressing claims. ICCTA instructs RSTAC to endeavor to develop private-sector mechanisms to prevent, or identify and address, obstacles to the most effective and efficient transportation system practicable. The members of RSTAC also prepare an annual report concerning RSTAC’s activities. RSTAC is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. RSTAC’s 15 appointed members consist of representatives of small and large shippers, and small and large railroads. In addition, members of the Board and the Secretary of Transportation serve as ex officio members. Of the 15 appointed members, nine are voting members and are appointed from senior executive officers of organizations engaged in the railroad and rail shipping industries. At least four of the voting members must be representatives of small shippers as determined by the Chairman, and at least four of the voting members must be representatives of Class II or III railroads. The remaining six members to be appointed—three representing Class I railroads and three representing large shipper organizations—serve in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, but may participate in RSTAC deliberations. Meetings of RSTAC are required by statute to be held at least semi-annually. In recent years, RSTAC has met four times a year. Meetings are generally held at the Board’s headquarters in Washington, DC, although some meetings are held in other locations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices The members of RSTAC receive no compensation for their services and are required to provide for the expenses incidental to their service, including travel expenses. Currently, RSTAC members have elected to submit annual dues to pay for RSTAC expenses. RSTAC members must be citizens of the United States and represent as broadly as practicable the various segments of the railroad and rail shipper industries. They may not be full-time employees of the United States. According to revised guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget, it is permissible for federally registered lobbyists to serve on advisory committees, such as RSTAC, as long as they do so in a representative capacity, rather than an individual capacity. See Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Fed. Advisory Comms., Bds., & Comm’ns, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 2014). Members of RSTAC are appointed to serve in a representative capacity. Each RSTAC member is appointed for a term of three years. A member may serve after the expiration of his or her term until a successor has taken office. No member will be eligible to serve in excess of two consecutive terms. Due to the upcoming expiration of two members’ second terms, two large shipper representative vacancies will exist on RSTAC. Suggestions for candidates to fill the vacancies should be submitted in letter form, identifying the name of the candidate, providing a summary of why the candidate is qualified to serve on RSTAC, and containing a representation that the candidate is willing to serve as an RSTAC member effective immediately upon appointment. RSTAC candidate suggestions should be filed with the Board by October 31, 2019. Members selected to serve on RSTAC are chosen at the discretion of the Board Chairman. Please note that submissions will be posted on the Board’s website under Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 13) and can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at RCPA@ stb.gov or (202) 245–0238. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 49 U.S.C. 1325. Decided: September 26, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–21270 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2019–0772] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Reports (PIREP) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The collection involves an aircraft pilot’s voluntary submission of weather conditions that were encountered while in flight. The information to be collected is necessary because Pilot Report (PIREP) Solicitation and Dissemination has been identified by the ATO as one of the Top 5 hazards in the National Airspace System (NAS). For certain weather conditions, PIREPs are the only means of confirmation that forecasted conditions are occurring. The FAA 7110–2 PIREP Form is a guide to assist pilots in submitting Pilot Weather Reports into the NAS. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). By mail: Federal Aviation Administration, Mail Stop AJR–B1, 800 Independence Ave SW, Suite 300 W, Washington, DC 20591. By fax: 202–267–6310. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Helwig by email at: michael.helwig@faa.gov; phone: 202– 267–1666. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52157 comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Title: Pilot Reports (PIREP). Form Numbers: FAA 7110–2. Type of Review: New information collection. Background: The guidance for collecting PIREP information is contained in FAAO 7110. 10, Flight Service, of which System Operations Services (AJR) is the office of primary responsibility. Respondents: Pilots, as of 9/21/19, 53,976 PIREPs have been entered in the NAS. Frequency: On occasion, depending on the weather conditions encountered. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 2–3 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: <1 hour per respondent. Issued in Washington, DC, on September, 26, 2019. Michael C. Artist, Vice President, System Operations Services, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2019–21257 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0355; FMCSA– 2012–0050; FMCSA–2013–0106; FMCSA– 2014–0214; FMCSA–2014–0381; FMCSA– 2015–0115; FMCSA–2015–0117; FMCSA– 2017–0180] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for ten individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ‘‘no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.’’ The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were applicable on the dates stated in the discussions below E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21270]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 13)]


Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council 
Vacancies

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board (Board).

ACTION: Notice of upcoming vacancies on the Railroad-Shipper 
Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC) and solicitation of 
nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Board hereby gives notice of upcoming vacancies on RSTAC 
for two large shipper representatives. The Board seeks suggestions for 
candidates to fill these vacancies.

DATES: Nominations are due on October 31, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Suggestions may be submitted either via e-filing or in 
writing addressed to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: Docket No. EP 
526 (Sub-No. 13), 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001. 
Submissions will be posted to the Board's website at www.stb.gov under 
Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 13).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Bourdon at (202) 245-0285. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, created in 1996 to take over many 
of the functions previously performed by the Interstate Commerce 
Commission, exercises broad authority over transportation by rail 
carriers, including regulation of railroad rates and service (49 U.S.C. 
10701-47, 11101-24), the construction, acquisition, operation, and 
abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901-07), as well as railroad 
line sales, consolidations, mergers, and common control arrangements 
(49 U.S.C. 10902, 11323-27).
    The ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), enacted on December 29, 
1995, established RSTAC to advise the Board's Chairman, the Secretary 
of Transportation, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives with respect to rail 
transportation policy issues RSTAC considers significant. RSTAC focuses 
on issues of importance to small shippers and small railroads, 
including car supply, rates, competition, and procedures for addressing 
claims. ICCTA instructs RSTAC to endeavor to develop private-sector 
mechanisms to prevent, or identify and address, obstacles to the most 
effective and efficient transportation system practicable. The members 
of RSTAC also prepare an annual report concerning RSTAC's activities. 
RSTAC is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    RSTAC's 15 appointed members consist of representatives of small 
and large shippers, and small and large railroads. In addition, members 
of the Board and the Secretary of Transportation serve as ex officio 
members. Of the 15 appointed members, nine are voting members and are 
appointed from senior executive officers of organizations engaged in 
the railroad and rail shipping industries. At least four of the voting 
members must be representatives of small shippers as determined by the 
Chairman, and at least four of the voting members must be 
representatives of Class II or III railroads. The remaining six members 
to be appointed--three representing Class I railroads and three 
representing large shipper organizations--serve in a nonvoting, 
advisory capacity, but may participate in RSTAC deliberations.
    Meetings of RSTAC are required by statute to be held at least semi-
annually. In recent years, RSTAC has met four times a year. Meetings 
are generally held at the Board's headquarters in Washington, DC, 
although some meetings are held in other locations.

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    The members of RSTAC receive no compensation for their services and 
are required to provide for the expenses incidental to their service, 
including travel expenses. Currently, RSTAC members have elected to 
submit annual dues to pay for RSTAC expenses.
    RSTAC members must be citizens of the United States and represent 
as broadly as practicable the various segments of the railroad and rail 
shipper industries. They may not be full-time employees of the United 
States. According to revised guidance issued by the Office of 
Management and Budget, it is permissible for federally registered 
lobbyists to serve on advisory committees, such as RSTAC, as long as 
they do so in a representative capacity, rather than an individual 
capacity. See Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Fed. 
Advisory Comms., Bds., & Comm'ns, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 2014). Members 
of RSTAC are appointed to serve in a representative capacity.
    Each RSTAC member is appointed for a term of three years. A member 
may serve after the expiration of his or her term until a successor has 
taken office. No member will be eligible to serve in excess of two 
consecutive terms.
    Due to the upcoming expiration of two members' second terms, two 
large shipper representative vacancies will exist on RSTAC. Suggestions 
for candidates to fill the vacancies should be submitted in letter 
form, identifying the name of the candidate, providing a summary of why 
the candidate is qualified to serve on RSTAC, and containing a 
representation that the candidate is willing to serve as an RSTAC 
member effective immediately upon appointment. RSTAC candidate 
suggestions should be filed with the Board by October 31, 2019. Members 
selected to serve on RSTAC are chosen at the discretion of the Board 
Chairman. Please note that submissions will be posted on the Board's 
website under Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 13) and can also be obtained 
by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, 
and Compliance at [email protected] or (202) 245-0238.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 1325.

    Decided: September 26, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-21270 Filed 9-30-19; 8:45 am]
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