Marking of Commercial Motor Vehicles; Application for an Exemption Adirondak Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, and New York Trailways, 2229-2230 [2020-00403]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2020 / Notices Form Numbers: FAA forms 8700–2 and 8700–3. Type of Review: Renewal. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 26, 2019 (84 FR 50877). The FAA will use this information to determine that individual pilots have met the requirements of section 2307 of Public Law 114–190. It is important for the FAA to know this information as the vast majority of pilots conducting operations described in section 2307 of Public Law 114–190 must either hold a valid medical certificate or be conducting operations using the requirements of section 2307 as an alternative to holding a medical certificate. The FAA published a final rule, Alternative Pilot Physical Examination and Education Requirements, to implement the provisions of section 2307, on January 11, 2017. Respondents: Approximately 50,000 individuals. Frequency: Course: Once every two years; medical exam: Once every four years. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 21 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 17,500 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on January 8, 2020. Dwayne C. Morris, Project Manager, Flight Standards Service, General Aviation and Commercial Division. [FR Doc. 2020–00361 Filed 1–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0062] Marking of Commercial Motor Vehicles; Application for an Exemption Adirondak Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, and New York Trailways Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application for exemption from Adirondack Transit Lines, Inc. (dba Adirondak Trailways), Pine HillKingston Bus Corp. (dba Pine Hill Trailways), and Passenger Bus Corp. (dba New York Trailways). The lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jan 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 commonly owned and controlled motor carriers have requested an exemption from FMCSA’s commercial motor vehicle (CMV) marking rules under certain circumstances involving the exchange of equipment and/or drivers. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2020–0062 using any of the following methods: • Website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12–140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday– Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, 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 for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or to Room W12– 140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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 http:// www.regulations.gov website is generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You may find electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the http://www.regulations.gov website as well as the DOT’s http:// docketsinfo.dot.gov website. If you PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2229 would like notification that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments online. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. La Tonya Mimms, Chief of 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: Background I. 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. II. Application for Exemption Under 49 CFR 390.21, commercial motor vehicles must display the legal name or single trade name of the motor carrier operating the vehicle and the USDOT identification number assigned to that motor carrier. For motor carriers operating interchanged passengercarrying vehicles, the requirements of section 390.21(b)(3) are satisfied if the vehicle is marked with a single placard, sign, or other device affixed to the right (curb) side of the vehicle on or near the front passenger door. The placard, sign, or device must display the legal name or a single trade name of the motor carrier operating the CMV and the motor carrier’s USDOT number, preceded by the words ‘‘Operated by.’’ Adirondack Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, and New York Trailways combined operate approximately 130 motorcoaches using approximately 124 drivers in intercity bus service. The three commonly owned passenger services interchange buses and drivers frequently each year. Additionally, Adirondack Trailways is party to longstanding agreements for through service with various carriers and for revenue pooling with Greyhound Lines, Inc. The applicants explained that the frequency with which motorcoaches are involved in interchange arrangements E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2230 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2020 / Notices with the three Trailways carriers, Greyhound Lines, and other passenger carriers make it difficult to comply with section 390.21(b)(3). This is especially the case when the interchanges happen on short notice and in remote locations. Therefore, the companies are seeking an exemption from the CMV marking requirements in 49 CFR 390.21(b)(3). A copy of the application is included in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. III. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the Trailways application. 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 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 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: January 8, 2020. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–00403 Filed 1–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2016–0023] Extension of a Previously Approved Collection: Public Charters, 14 CFR Part 380 Office of the Secretary. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Transportation (DOT) invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on Public Charters. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jan 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 information collection was published on October 11, 2019 (84 FR 54945). No comments were received. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Reather Flemmings (202–366–1865) and Mr. Brett Kruger (202–366–8025), Office of the Secretary, Office of International Aviation, U.S. Air Carrier Licensing/ Special Authorities Division-X44, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oira_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2106–0005. Title: Public Charters, 14 CFR part 380. Form Numbers: 4532, 4533, 4534, 4535. Type of Review: Extension of a Previously Approved Collection: The current OMB inventory has not changed. Abstract: 14 CFR part 380 establishes regulations embodying the Department’s terms and conditions for Public Charter operators to conduct air transportation using direct air carriers. Public Charter operators arrange transportation for groups of people on chartered aircraft. This arrangement is often less expensive for the travelers than individually buying a ticket. Part 380 exempts charter operators from certain provisions of the U.S. code in order that they may provide this service. A primary goal of Part 380 is to seek protection for the consumer. Accordingly, the rule stipulates that the charter operator must file evidence (a prospectus—consisting of OST Forms 4532, 4533, 4534, 4535, and supporting financial documents) with the Department for each charter program certifying that it has entered into a binding contract with a direct air carrier to provide air transportation and that it has also entered into agreements with Department-approved financial institutions for the protection of charter participants’ funds. The prospectus PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 must be approved by the Department prior to the operator’s advertising, selling or operating the charter. If the prospectus information were not collected it would be extremely difficult to assure compliance with agency rules and to assure that public security and other consumer protection requirements were in place for the traveling public. The information collected is available for public inspection (unless the respondent specifically requests confidential treatment). Part 380 does not provide any assurances of confidentiality. Burden Statement: Completion of all forms in a prospectus can be accomplished in approximately two hours (30 minutes per form) for new filers and one hour for amendments (existing filings). The forms are simplified and request only basic information about the proposed programs and the private sector filer. The respondent can submit a filing to operate for up to one year and include as many flights as desired, in most cases. If an operator chooses to make changes to a previously approved charter operation, then the operator is required by the regulations to file revisions to its original prospectus. Respondents: Private Sector: Air carriers; tour operators; the general public (including groups and individuals, corporations and Universities or Colleges, etc.). Number of Respondents: 245. Number of Responses: 1,782. Total Annual Burden: 891 hours. Frequency of Responses: 245 (respondents) × 4 = 980. 401 (amendments from the same respondents) × 2 = 802. Total estimated responses: 980 + 802 = 1,782. The frequency of response is dependent upon whether the operator is requesting a new program or amending an existing prospectus. Variations occur due to the respondents’ criteria. On average four responses (forms 4532, 4533, 4534 and/or 4535) are required for filing new prospectuses and two of the responses (forms) are required for amendments. The separate hour burden estimate is as follows: Total Annual Burden: 891 hours. Approximately 1,782 (responses) × 0.50 (per form) = 891. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 14, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-00403]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2020-0062]


Marking of Commercial Motor Vehicles; Application for an 
Exemption Adirondak Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, and New York 
Trailways

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

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

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SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 
requests public comment on an application for exemption from Adirondack 
Transit Lines, Inc. (dba Adirondak Trailways), Pine Hill-Kingston Bus 
Corp. (dba Pine Hill Trailways), and Passenger Bus Corp. (dba New York 
Trailways). The commonly owned and controlled motor carriers have 
requested an exemption from FMCSA's commercial motor vehicle (CMV) 
marking rules under certain circumstances involving the exchange of 
equipment and/or drivers.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2020-0062 using any of the 
following methods:
     Website: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket 
site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12-140, DOT Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
e.t., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting 
comments and additional information on the exemption process, 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 for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or to Room W12-140, 
DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    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 http://www.regulations.gov website is 
generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You may find 
electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the 
``help'' section of the http://www.regulations.gov website as well as 
the DOT's http://docketsinfo.dot.gov website. If you would like 
notification that we received your comments, please include a self-
addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgment 
page that appears after submitting comments online.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. La Tonya Mimms, Chief of 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:

Background

I. 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.

II. Application for Exemption

    Under 49 CFR 390.21, commercial motor vehicles must display the 
legal name or single trade name of the motor carrier operating the 
vehicle and the USDOT identification number assigned to that motor 
carrier. For motor carriers operating interchanged passenger-carrying 
vehicles, the requirements of section 390.21(b)(3) are satisfied if the 
vehicle is marked with a single placard, sign, or other device affixed 
to the right (curb) side of the vehicle on or near the front passenger 
door. The placard, sign, or device must display the legal name or a 
single trade name of the motor carrier operating the CMV and the motor 
carrier's USDOT number, preceded by the words ``Operated by.''
    Adirondack Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, and New York Trailways 
combined operate approximately 130 motorcoaches using approximately 124 
drivers in intercity bus service. The three commonly owned passenger 
services interchange buses and drivers frequently each year. 
Additionally, Adirondack Trailways is party to long-standing agreements 
for through service with various carriers and for revenue pooling with 
Greyhound Lines, Inc.
    The applicants explained that the frequency with which motorcoaches 
are involved in interchange arrangements

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with the three Trailways carriers, Greyhound Lines, and other passenger 
carriers make it difficult to comply with section 390.21(b)(3). This is 
especially the case when the interchanges happen on short notice and in 
remote locations. Therefore, the companies are seeking an exemption 
from the CMV marking requirements in 49 CFR 390.21(b)(3). A copy of the 
application is included in the docket referenced at the beginning of 
this notice.

III. Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public 
comment from all interested persons on the Trailways application. 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 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 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: January 8, 2020.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-00403 Filed 1-13-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P