Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property, 52164-52165 [2019-21275]

Download as PDF 52164 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices 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 http://www.regulations.gov/docket? D=FMCSA-2019-0167. 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. B. Viewing Documents and Comments To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov/docket? D=FMCSA-2019-0167 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., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), FMCSA may grant an exemption from the FMCSRs for no longer than a 5-year period if it finds such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. The statute also allows the Agency to renew VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 exemptions at the end of the 5-year period. FMCSA grants medical exemptions from the FMCSRs for a 2year period to align with the maximum duration of a driver’s medical certification. The four individuals listed in this notice have requested an exemption from 49 CFR 391.41(b)(4). Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. The physical qualification standard found in § 391.41(b)(4) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has no current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope, dyspnea, collapse, or congestive cardiac failure. In addition to the regulations, FMCSA has published advisory criteria1 to assist medical examiners in determining whether drivers with certain medical conditions are qualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. The advisory criteria states that ICDs are disqualifying due to risk of syncope. III. Qualifications of Applicants Christopher Cloud Mr. Cloud is a CMV driver in Georgia. An April 2019, letter from his cardiologist states that Mr. Cloud’s ICD was implanted in May of 2016, has not deployed, he denies any symptoms associated with the device, and that his ejection fraction has now improved with low risk of cardiovascular complications. Joby Doucet Mr. Doucet is a Class A CDL holder in Louisiana. A May 15, 2019, letter from his cardiologist states that Mr. Doucet’s ICD was implanted in September of 2017, he is on good medical therapy, and there has been no defibrillator discharges. Mr. Doucet’s cardiologist reports that he is in a stable cardiovascular status and will have follow-up in 6 months. Robert D. Forbes Mr. Forbes is a Class A CDL holder in New York State. A March 2019, letter from Mr. Forbes’ cardiologist states that 1 These criteria may be found in 49 CFR part 391, APPENDIX A TO PART 391—MEDICAL ADVISORY CRITERIA, section D. Cardiovascular: § 391.41(b)(4), paragraph 4, which is available on the internet at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR2015-title49-vol5/pdf/CFR-2015-title49-vol5part391-appA.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 his ICD was implanted in September of 2015, has never deployed, and that he has an improved ejection fraction. Christopher Oakland Mr. Oakland is a Class A CDL holder in Rhode Island. Two separate letters both dated June of 2019, from two of Mr. Oakland’s cardiologists state that his ICD was implanted in August of 2018, and has never delivered therapy. His cardiologists’ letters report that Mr. Oakland is stable and has not experienced symptoms as a result of his cardiac condition. IV. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated under the DATES section of the notice. Issued on: September 25, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–21283 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0191] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 its review and approval and invites public comment. The information collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers and property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to operate on public highways. We must receive your comments on or before December 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket DATES: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices Number FMCSA–2019–0191 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations; 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: 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. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. 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. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the Federal eRulemaking Portal website. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Secrist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Chief, Registration, Licensing and Insurance Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2367; email: jeff.secrist@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for implementing regulations which establish minimal levels of financial responsibility for: (1) For-hire motor carriers of property to cover public liability, property damage and environmental restoration, and (2) forhire motor carriers of passengers to cover public liability and property damage. The Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Public Liability (Forms MCS–90/90B) and the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS–82/82B) contain the minimum amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the minimum levels of financial responsibility as set forth in applicable regulations (motor carriers of property— 49 CFR 387.9; and motor carriers of passengers—49 CFR 387.33). FMCSA and the public can verify that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the required minimum levels of financial responsibility, by use of the information enclosed within these documents. Title: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carrier of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property. OMB Control Number: 2126–0008. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Insurance underwriters for insurance and surety companies of motor carriers of property (Forms MCS– 90 and MCS–82) and passengers (Forms MCS–90B and MCS–82B), motor carrier clerks employed by motor carriers (storing/maintaining insurance and/or surety bond documentation), and vehicle maintenance staff employed by Canadian and Mexican/non-NorthAmerican (NNA) domiciled motor carriers (placing copies of documentation in vehicles). Estimated Number of Respondents: 202,458. Estimated Time per Response: FMCSA estimates it takes 2 minutes to complete the Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurances for Public Liability (Forms MCS–90 for property carriers and MCS–90B for passenger carriers) or the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS–82 for property carriers and MCS–82B for passenger carriers); 1 minute to store/ maintain documents at the motor carrier’s place of business [49 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52165 387.7(d); 49 CFR 387.31(d)]; and 1 minute to place either document on board the vehicle, required for Canadian and Mexican/NNA carriers operating in the United States [49 CFR 387.7(f); 387.31(f)]. Expiration Date: January 31, 2020. Frequency of Response: Upon creation, change, or replacement of an insurance policy or surety bond. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,739 hours [4,931 annual burden hours for ICs 1–4 + 808 annual burden hours for IC–5 document placement in vehicles = 5,739]. 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 performance of FMCSA’s 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. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued on: September 25, 2019. Kenneth Riddle, Director for Office of Registration and Safety Information. [FR Doc. 2019–21275 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0355; FMCSA– 2011–0089; FMCSA–2014–0381; FMCSA– 2014–0382] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for four 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 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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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0191]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently-
Approved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for 
Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property

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 its 
review and approval and invites public comment. The information 
collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers 
and property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to 
operate on public highways.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 2, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket

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Number FMCSA-2019-0191 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Operations; 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: 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. e.t., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see 
the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street 
address listed above.
    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.
    Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``help'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal website. If you want us to notify you 
that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Secrist, Office of 
Registration and Safety Information, Chief, Registration, Licensing and 
Insurance Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-385-2367; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for 
implementing regulations which establish minimal levels of financial 
responsibility for: (1) For-hire motor carriers of property to cover 
public liability, property damage and environmental restoration, and 
(2) for-hire motor carriers of passengers to cover public liability and 
property damage. The Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of 
Insurance for Public Liability (Forms MCS-90/90B) and the Motor Carrier 
Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS-82/82B) contain the minimum 
amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier of 
property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the minimum 
levels of financial responsibility as set forth in applicable 
regulations (motor carriers of property--49 CFR 387.9; and motor 
carriers of passengers--49 CFR 387.33). FMCSA and the public can verify 
that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in 
effect, the required minimum levels of financial responsibility, by use 
of the information enclosed within these documents.
    Title: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carrier of Passengers and 
Motor Carriers of Property.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0008.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Insurance underwriters for insurance and surety 
companies of motor carriers of property (Forms MCS-90 and MCS-82) and 
passengers (Forms MCS-90B and MCS-82B), motor carrier clerks employed 
by motor carriers (storing/maintaining insurance and/or surety bond 
documentation), and vehicle maintenance staff employed by Canadian and 
Mexican/non-North-American (NNA) domiciled motor carriers (placing 
copies of documentation in vehicles).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 202,458.
    Estimated Time per Response: FMCSA estimates it takes 2 minutes to 
complete the Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurances for 
Public Liability (Forms MCS-90 for property carriers and MCS-90B for 
passenger carriers) or the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond 
(Forms MCS-82 for property carriers and MCS-82B for passenger 
carriers); 1 minute to store/maintain documents at the motor carrier's 
place of business [49 CFR 387.7(d); 49 CFR 387.31(d)]; and 1 minute to 
place either document on board the vehicle, required for Canadian and 
Mexican/NNA carriers operating in the United States [49 CFR 387.7(f); 
387.31(f)].
    Expiration Date: January 31, 2020.
    Frequency of Response: Upon creation, change, or replacement of an 
insurance policy or surety bond.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,739 hours [4,931 annual burden 
hours for ICs 1-4 + 808 annual burden hours for IC-5 document placement 
in vehicles = 5,739].
    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 performance of FMCSA's 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. The agency will summarize or 
include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

    Issued on: September 25, 2019.
Kenneth Riddle,
Director for Office of Registration and Safety Information.
[FR Doc. 2019-21275 Filed 9-30-19; 8:45 am]
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