Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Teupen North America, Inc. (Teupen), 57155-57156 [2019-23196]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2019 / Notices Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keira Jones, (202) 267–9677, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2019. Brandon Roberts, Acting Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. PETITION FOR EXEMPTION Docket No.: FAA–2019–0798. Petitioner: Delta Air Lines, Inc. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 91.277(c). Description of Relief Sought: Subsequent to Delta Air Lines taking delivery of A350 aircraft from Airbus, Delta discovered a non-compliance issue with the hybrid GPS/IRS system during taxi. Delta Air Lines requests relief from the performance requirements of § 91.227(c)(1)(i) and (c)(1)(iii), during ground taxi and runway operations of all A350 aircraft currently on Delta’s FAA approved Operations Specification D085, Aircraft Listing, or added to its D085 Operations Specification prior to a certified and available remedy from Airbus. [FR Doc. 2019–23178 Filed 10–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0131] Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Application for Exemption; Teupen North America, Inc. (Teupen) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that Teupen North America, Inc. (Teupen) has requested an exemption from the commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirement for Mr. Martin Borutta, a Lead Engineer for Teupen, who holds a valid German commercial license and wants to transport Teupen’s aerial lift product to various sites in the U.S. for testing. Teupen believes the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Oct 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 requirements for a German commercial license ensure that operation under the exemption will likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption. FMCSA requests public comments on Teupen’s application for exemption. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2019–0131 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking 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. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Clemente, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 202 366–4325. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57155 I. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages your participation by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2019–0131), indicate the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for suggestions or recommendations. 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 contact you if it has questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov and put the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2019–0131’’ 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, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may grant or not grant this application based on your comments. II. Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the request. The Agency reviews the safety analyses and the public comments, and determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305). E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 57156 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2019 / Notices The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(b)) with the reason for the grant or denial, and, if granted, the specific person or class of persons receiving the exemption, and the regulatory provision or provisions from which exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period of the exemption (up to 5 years), and explain the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.300(b)). Issued on: October 17, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Request for Exemption Teupen has applied for an exemption for Martin Borutta from 49 CFR 383.23, which prescribes licensing requirements for drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate or intrastate commerce. Mr. Borutta, holds a valid German commercial license but is unable to obtain a CDL because he is not a U.S. resident. A copy of the application is in Docket No. FMCSA– 2019–0131. The exemption would allow Mr. Borutta to operate CMVs in interstate or intrastate commerce to transport Teupen’s aerial lift product—also called a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP)—to various locations to test its operational safety. Mr. Borutta would typically drive for no more than 5 hours per day for one to two days. The driving would typically be done on interstate highways, and would consist of no more than 200 miles per day. In all cases, he would be accompanied by a U.S. CDL holder who is familiar with the routes to be traveled. Teupen requests that the exemption be allowed for a duration of six months. Mr. Borutta holds a valid German commercial license and, as explained by Teupen in its exemption request, the requirements for that license ensure that the same level of safety would be met or exceeded as if this driver had a U.S. CDL Automobili Lamborghini, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance IV. Method To Ensure an Equivalent or Greater Level of Safety FMCSA has determined previously that the process for obtaining a German commercial license is comparable to, or as effective as, the requirements of part 383, and adequately assesses the driver’s ability to operate CMVs in the U.S. Since 2015, FMCSA has granted similar exemptions to drivers for Daimler, another German company: [March 27, 2015 (80 FR 16511); October 5, 2015 (80 FR 60220); December 7, 2015 (80 FR 76059); December 21, 2015 (80 FR 79410)]; July 12, 2016 (81 FR 45217); July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48496); August 17, 2017 (82 FR 39151); September 10, 2018 (83 FR 45742).] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Oct 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2019–23196 Filed 10–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2019–0050; Notice 1] National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Automobili Lamborghini has determined that certain 2019–2020 Lamborghini Urus motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. Automobili Lamborghini filed a noncompliance report dated April 10, 2019, and also petitioned NHTSA on May 9, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Automobili Lamborghini’s petition. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is November 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket number cited in the title of this notice and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (FDMS) website at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the fullest extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview: Automobili Lamborghini has determined that certain 2019–2020 Lamborghini Urus motor vehicles do not fully comply with paragraph S4.4.2(a) and (c) of FMVSS No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/ Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less (49 CFR 571.110). Automobili Lamborghini filed a noncompliance report dated April 10, 2019, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Automobili Lamborghini also petitioned NHTSA on May 9, 2019, for an exemption from the E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 206 (Thursday, October 24, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0131]


Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; 
Teupen North America, Inc. (Teupen)

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

ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that Teupen North America, Inc. (Teupen) has 
requested an exemption from the commercial driver's license (CDL) 
requirement for Mr. Martin Borutta, a Lead Engineer for Teupen, who 
holds a valid German commercial license and wants to transport Teupen's 
aerial lift product to various sites in the U.S. for testing. Teupen 
believes the requirements for a German commercial license ensure that 
operation under the exemption will likely achieve a level of safety 
equivalent to or greater than the level that would be obtained in the 
absence of the exemption. FMCSA requests public comments on Teupen's 
application for exemption.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2019-0131 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking 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.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number 
for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without 
change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each 
day, 365 days each year.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Clemente, FMCSA Driver and 
Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle 
Safety Standards; Telephone: 202 366-4325. Email: [email protected]. If you 
have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact 
Docket Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    FMCSA encourages your participation by submitting comments and 
related materials.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice (FMCSA-2019-0131), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for 
suggestions or recommendations. 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 contact you if it has questions 
regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov and put 
the docket number, ``FMCSA-2019-0131'' 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 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 and may grant or not grant this application 
based on your comments.

II. Legal Basis

    FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant 
exemptions from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. FMCSA 
must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register 
(49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public an opportunity 
to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any 
safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide 
an opportunity for public comment on the request.
    The Agency reviews the safety analyses and the public comments, and 
determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level 
of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be 
achieved by the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305).

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The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register 
(49 CFR 381.315(b)) with the reason for the grant or denial, and, if 
granted, the specific person or class of persons receiving the 
exemption, and the regulatory provision or provisions from which 
exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period 
of the exemption (up to 5 years), and explain the terms and conditions 
of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.300(b)).

Request for Exemption

    Teupen has applied for an exemption for Martin Borutta from 49 CFR 
383.23, which prescribes licensing requirements for drivers operating 
commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate or intrastate commerce. 
Mr. Borutta, holds a valid German commercial license but is unable to 
obtain a CDL because he is not a U.S. resident. A copy of the 
application is in Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0131.
    The exemption would allow Mr. Borutta to operate CMVs in interstate 
or intrastate commerce to transport Teupen's aerial lift product--also 
called a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP)--to various locations to 
test its operational safety. Mr. Borutta would typically drive for no 
more than 5 hours per day for one to two days. The driving would 
typically be done on interstate highways, and would consist of no more 
than 200 miles per day. In all cases, he would be accompanied by a U.S. 
CDL holder who is familiar with the routes to be traveled. Teupen 
requests that the exemption be allowed for a duration of six months.
    Mr. Borutta holds a valid German commercial license and, as 
explained by Teupen in its exemption request, the requirements for that 
license ensure that the same level of safety would be met or exceeded 
as if this driver had a U.S. CDL

IV. Method To Ensure an Equivalent or Greater Level of Safety

    FMCSA has determined previously that the process for obtaining a 
German commercial license is comparable to, or as effective as, the 
requirements of part 383, and adequately assesses the driver's ability 
to operate CMVs in the U.S. Since 2015, FMCSA has granted similar 
exemptions to drivers for Daimler, another German company: [March 27, 
2015 (80 FR 16511); October 5, 2015 (80 FR 60220); December 7, 2015 (80 
FR 76059); December 21, 2015 (80 FR 79410)]; July 12, 2016 (81 FR 
45217); July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48496); August 17, 2017 (82 FR 39151); 
September 10, 2018 (83 FR 45742).]

    Issued on: October 17, 2019.
 Larry W. Minor,
 Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-23196 Filed 10-23-19; 8:45 am]
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