Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Harris Companies, Inc. (Harris), 68287-68288 [2019-26881]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2019 / Notices action. The interagency Section 301 Committee held a public hearing on February 15 and 16, 2017, and received public comments in connection with the request. Following the initiation of this proceeding, the United States entered into negotiations with the EU to address U.S. concerns with the operation of the HQB TRQ. The negotiations concluded successfully, with an agreement to allocate most of the HQB TRQ to the United States. On August 2, 2019, the EU and United States signed the Agreement on the Allocation to the United States of a Share in the Tariff Rate Quota for High Quality Beef Referred to in the Revised MOU Regarding the Importation of Beef from Animals Not Treated with Certain Grown-promoting Hormones and Increased Duties Applied by the United States to Certain Products of the European Union. Pursuant to this agreement, the EU will allocate to the United States 35,000 metric tons of the 45,000 metric tons HQB TRQ established under the 2009 U.S.-EU Beef MOU. The agreement is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES B. Determination Not To Reinstate Action In light of the successful negotiation to allocate the HQB TRQ established by the 2009 U.S.-EU Beef MOU, the U.S. Trade Representative has decided to conclude this proceeding under Section 306(c) of the Trade Act with a determination not to reinstate action, effective January 1, 2020. This determination has been made in consultation with the U.S. beef industry, and in accordance with the advice of the interagency Section 301 committee. The United States continues to have an authorization to suspend concessions in connection with the dispute ECMeasures Concerning Meat and Meat Products. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to monitor EU implementation of the MOU and other developments affecting market access for U.S. beef products. If implementation of the MOU and other developments do not proceed as contemplated, the Trade Representative may consider additional actions under Section 301 of the Trade Act. Joseph Barloon, General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2019–26924 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0278] Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Harris Companies, Inc. (Harris) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that Harris Companies, Inc. (Harris) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging devices (ELDs) rule for all its employees who are required to prepare records of duty status (RODS). This includes elevator technicians, electricians, other general laborers, and welders that operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA requests public comment on Harris’ application for exemption. A copy of Harris’ application for exemption is available for review in the docket for this notice. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA–2019–0278 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. See the Public Participation and Request for Comments section below for further information. • 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00188 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68287 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 exemptions 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) 366–4225. 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: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2019–0278), 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 comments online, go to www.regulations.gov and put the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2019–0278’’ 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. An option to upload a file is provided. 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 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 68288 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2019 / Notices received during the comment period and may grant or not grant this application based on your comments. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration II. Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). FMCSA is required to publish notice of exemption requests in the Federal Register (49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6)(A)). This notice seeks public comment on the request posted to the docket referred to above; the Agency takes no position on its merits. FMCSA will review the request and all comments submitted to the docket before deciding whether to grant or deny the exemption. Harris’ Application for Exemption Harris, a family-owned and operated company comprised of an elevator division and an electric division, applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 395.8. The exemption would cover the company’s 14 elevator technicians and electricians and seven general laborers and welders that operate CMVs. The company currently uses electronic devices to document hours of service and requested the exemption to allow it to resume the use of paper RODS. A copy of the application is included in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on Harris’ application for an exemption from the ELD requirements. All comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated at the beginning of this notice will be considered and will be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Comments received after the comment closing date will be filed in the public docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should continue to examine the public docket for new material. Issued on: December 5, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–26881 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA– 1999–6480; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2001–9258; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA– 2003–15268; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2005–21254; FMCSA– 2005–22194; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2007–0017; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA– 2009–0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2010–0372; FMCSA– 2011–0189; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA– 2011–0299; FMCSA–2011–26690; FMCSA– 2013–0166; FMCSA–2013–0167; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0297; FMCSA– 2014–0303; FMCSA–2015–0049; FMCSA– 2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0071; FMCSA– 2015–0072; FMCSA–2015–0344; FMCSA– 2015–0345; FMCSA–2017–0017; FMCSA– 2017–0023; FMCSA–2017–0024] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 90 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were applicable on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before January 13, 2020. SUMMARY: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6156, Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6480, Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7006, Docket No. FMCSA–2001–9258, Docket No. FMCSA–2001–10578, Docket No. FMCSA–2003–15268, Docket No. FMCSA–2003–15892, Docket No. FMCSA–2003–15892, Docket No. FMCSA–2005–21254, Docket No. FMCSA–2005–22194, Docket No. FMCSA–2005–22727, Docket No. FMCSA–2006–24015, Docket No. FMCSA–2007–0017, Docket No. FMCSA–2007–27897, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0121, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0154, Docket No. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00189 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMCSA–2009–0206, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0303, Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0372, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0189, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0298, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0299, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–26690, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0166, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0167, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0168, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0169, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0170, Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0297, Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0303, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0049, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0055, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0056, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0070, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0071, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0072, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0344, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0345, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0017, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0023 or Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0024 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • 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: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments. 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 Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation A. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA–1999–6480; FMCSA–2000– E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 240 (Friday, December 13, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26881]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0278]


Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Harris 
Companies, Inc. (Harris)

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 Harris Companies, Inc. (Harris) has 
requested an exemption from the electronic logging devices (ELDs) rule 
for all its employees who are required to prepare records of duty 
status (RODS). This includes elevator technicians, electricians, other 
general laborers, and welders that operate commercial motor vehicles 
(CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA requests public comment on Harris' 
application for exemption. A copy of Harris' application for exemption 
is available for review in the docket for this notice.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA-2019-0278 by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. See the 
Public Participation and Request for Comments section below for further 
information.
     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 exemptions 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) 366-4225. 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 you to participate by submitting comments and 
related materials.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice (FMCSA-2019-0278), 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 comments online, go to www.regulations.gov and put 
the docket number, ``FMCSA-2019-0278'' 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. An option to upload a 
file is provided. 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

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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 certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs). FMCSA is required to publish notice of exemption 
requests in the Federal Register (49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6)(A)). This 
notice seeks public comment on the request posted to the docket 
referred to above; the Agency takes no position on its merits. FMCSA 
will review the request and all comments submitted to the docket before 
deciding whether to grant or deny the exemption.

Harris' Application for Exemption

    Harris, a family-owned and operated company comprised of an 
elevator division and an electric division, applied for an exemption 
from 49 CFR 395.8. The exemption would cover the company's 14 elevator 
technicians and electricians and seven general laborers and welders 
that operate CMVs. The company currently uses electronic devices to 
document hours of service and requested the exemption to allow it to 
resume the use of paper RODS. A copy of the application is included in 
the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public 
comment from all interested persons on Harris' application for an 
exemption from the ELD requirements. All comments received before the 
close of business on the comment closing date indicated at the 
beginning of this notice will be considered and will be available for 
examination in the docket at the location listed under the Addresses 
section of this notice. Comments received after the comment closing 
date will be filed in the public docket and will be considered to the 
extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also 
continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that 
becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons 
should continue to examine the public docket for new material.

    Issued on: December 5, 2019.
 Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-26881 Filed 12-12-19; 8:45 am]
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