Driver Qualification Files: Application for Exemption; Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc., 70621-70622 [2019-27632]

Download as PDF lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices prospective employees have incurred a drug or alcohol violation that would prohibit them from performing safetysensitive functions, including operating a CMV. The Clearinghouse will provide FMCSA and employers the necessary tools to identify drivers who are prohibited from operating a CMV and ensure that such drivers receive the required evaluation and treatment before resuming safety-sensitive functions. Specifically, information maintained in the Clearinghouse will ensure that drivers who commit a drug or alcohol violation while working for one employer and attempt to find work with another employer, can no longer conceal their drug and alcohol violations merely by moving on to the next job or the next state. Drug and alcohol violation records maintained in the Clearinghouse will follow the driver regardless of how many times he or she changes employers, seeks employment or applies for a CDL in a different State. The information in the Clearinghouse will be used by FMCSA and its State partners for enforcement purposes: • Ensure employers are meeting their pre-employment investigation and reporting requirements. • Place drivers out of service if drivers are found to be operating a CMV without completing the RTD process. • Ensure medical review officers (MROs) and substance abuse professionals (SAPs) meet their reporting requirements. Only authorized users, including employers and their service agents, and highway safety personnel, and State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), will be able to register and access the Clearinghouse for designated purposes. State enforcement personnel will receive the driver’s eligibility status to operate a CMV, based on Clearinghouse information, when they check Query Central or NLets for driver information. FMCSA will share a driver’s drug and alcohol violation information with the National Transportation Safety Board when it is investigating a crash involving that driver. Drivers will be able to access their own information, but not information of other drivers. The Clearinghouse will meet all relevant federal security standards and FMCSA will continuously monitor compliance with applicable security regulations. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 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: December 17, 2019. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2019–27635 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0287] Driver Qualification Files: Application for Exemption; Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. (Knight-Swift) has applied for an exemption from regulations requiring motor carriers to obtain the motor vehicle record (MVR) of its drivers holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) whenever the driver’s MVR is updated by a new medical examination. Knight-Swift seeks exemption only when a newly-hired driver undergoes a medical examination. Knight-Swift suggests that in these cases it be permitted to satisfy this requirement by obtaining other proof of the results of the medical examination. FMCSA requests public comments on the request for exemption. The application is available in the docket. DATES: January 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2019–0287 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70621 • 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. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. 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: For information concerning this notice contact Ms. La Tonya Mimms, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 202–366– 9220. 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–2019–0287), 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 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 70622 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices 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–2019–0287’’ 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. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2019–0287’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document listed 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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. 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). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 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)). out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, Issued on: December 17, 2019. permits, and approvals for the highway Larry W. Minor, projects in the State of Texas that are Associate Administrator for Policy. listed below. [FR Doc. 2019–27632 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] The actions by TxDOT and Federal BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P agencies and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in the Categorical Exclusion (CE), DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Environmental Assessment (EA), or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions issued in connection with the projects on Proposed Highway Projects in and in other key project documents. The Texas CE, EA, or EIS and other key documents for the listed projects are available by AGENCY: Texas Department of contacting TxDOT at the address Transportation (TxDOT), Federal provided above. Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. This notice applies to all TxDOT and Department of Transportation. Federal agency decisions as of the ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by TxDOT issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, and Federal Agencies. including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental SUMMARY: This notice announces actions Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– taken by TxDOT and Federal agencies 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 that are final. The environmental U.S.C. 109]. review, consultation, and other actions 2. Air: Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401– required by applicable Federal 7671(q). environmental laws for these projects 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the are being, or have been, carried-out by Department of Transportation Act of TxDOT pursuant to an assignment 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and agreement executed by FHWA and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers), 23 TxDOT. The actions relate to various U.S.C. 319. proposed highway projects in the State 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act of Texas. These actions grant licenses, [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section permits, and approvals for the projects. 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act DATES: By this notice, TxDOT is [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and Wildlife advising the public of final agency Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661– actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of TxDOT 667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. and Federal agency actions on the 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: highway projects will be barred unless Section 106 of the National Historic the claim is filed on or before the Preservation Act of 1966, as amended deadline. For the projects listed below, [54 U.S.C. 300101 et seq.]; Archeological the deadline is May 21, 2020. If the Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 Federal law that authorizes judicial U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]; Archeological and review of a claim provides a time period Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. of less than 150 days for filing such a 312501 et seq.]; Native American Grave claim, then that shorter time period still Protection and Repatriation Act applies. (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Carlos Swonke, Environmental Affairs Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– Division, Texas Department of 2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 416–2734; email: carlos.swonke@ 4201–4209]. txdot.gov. TxDOT’s normal business 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: hours are 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (central Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251–1377 time), Monday through Friday. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 246 (Monday, December 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27632]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0287]


Driver Qualification Files: Application for Exemption; Knight-
Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc.

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 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, 
Inc. (Knight-Swift) has applied for an exemption from regulations 
requiring motor carriers to obtain the motor vehicle record (MVR) of 
its drivers holding a commercial driver's license (CDL) whenever the 
driver's MVR is updated by a new medical examination. Knight-Swift 
seeks exemption only when a newly-hired driver undergoes a medical 
examination. Knight-Swift suggests that in these cases it be permitted 
to satisfy this requirement by obtaining other proof of the results of 
the medical examination. FMCSA requests public comments on the request 
for exemption. The application is available in the docket.

DATES: January 22, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2019-0287 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. If you want acknowledgment that we received 
your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or 
postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after 
submitting comments on-line.
    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: For information concerning this notice 
contact Ms. La Tonya Mimms, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations 
Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; 
Telephone: 202-366-9220. 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-2019-0287), 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

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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-2019-0287'' 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.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to www.regulations.gov and insert 
the docket number, ``FMCSA-2019-0287'' in the ``Keyword'' box and click 
``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket Folder'' button and choose the 
document listed 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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. 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). 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: December 17, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-27632 Filed 12-20-19; 8:45 am]
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