Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Application for Renewal of Exemption, 22785-22786 [2020-08579]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0043. Title: Recording of Aircraft Conveyances and Security Documents. Form Numbers: AC Form 8050–41, Notice of Recordation. Type of Review: Renewal. Background: Title 49 U.S.C. 44108 provides for establishing and maintaining a system for the recording of security conveyances affecting title to, or interest in U.S. civil aircraft and qualified engines, propellers, and/or spare part locations, and for recording of releases relating to those conveyances. Federal Aviation Regulation 14 CFR part 49 establishes procedures for implementation of 49 U.S.C. 44108. Part 49 describes what information must be contained in a security conveyance and a release of that conveyance in order for the FAA to record and/or release a lien. A lienholder submits a lien against aircraft and/or qualified engines, propellers, and/or spare part locations to the Registry for recording. The Registry records the lien and sends an AC Form 8050–41, Notice of Recordation—Aircraft Security Conveyance, to the lienholder. When the lien is ready for release, the lienholder completes Part II—Release at the bottom of the form and returns it to the Registry as official notification that the lien has been satisfied. Respondents: Any aircraft, propeller, engine or spare parts location lienholder, who has received the Notice of Recordation from the Registry, and is releasing the subject lien. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: During FY 2019 the FAA received 22,370 release notifications for a total time burden of 22,370 hours. Issued in Oklahoma City, OK on April 17, 2020. Bonnie Lefko, Program Analyst, Civil Aviation Registry, Aircraft Registration Branch, AFB–711. [FR Doc. 2020–08566 Filed 4–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0370] Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Application for Renewal of Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for renewal of exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA has received an application from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a renewal of its exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency’s hoursof-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. DOE currently holds an exemption for the period June 30, 2015, through June 29, 2020, which enables DOE’s contract motor carriers and their employee-drivers engaged in the transportation of security-sensitive radioactive materials to be treated similarly to drivers of shipments of explosives. The exemption allows the drivers to use 30 minutes or more of ‘‘attendance time’’ to meet the HOS rest break requirements provided the drivers do not perform any other work during the break. FMCSA requests public comment on the renewal of the exemption. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before May 26, 2020. The requested exemption renewal would be effective from June 30, 2020 through June 29, 2025. DATES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2012–0370 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Send comments to 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: Deliver comments to Docket Operations, 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: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22785 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. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9317 or (202) 366–9826 before visiting Docket Operations. 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: Ms. Pearlie Robinson, 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: 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–2012–0370), 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–2012–0370’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 22786 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices 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 continue this exemption or not based on your comments. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES II. Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b) 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). 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)). III. Background From 2013 to 2015, DOE held a limited exemption from the mandatory 30-minute rest break requirement of 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii) that allowed DOE contract carriers and their drivers transporting security-sensitive radioactive materials to be treated the same as drivers transporting explosives pursuant to § 395.1(q). As that exemption neared expiration, DOE applied for its renewal. FMCSA reviewed DOE’s request and the public comments and reaffirmed its previous conclusion that allowing these drivers to count on-duty time ‘‘attending’’ their VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 CMVs toward the required 30-minute break, would provide a level of safety equivalent to what would be achieved by the break. The notice renewing the DOE exemption was published on June 22, 2015 (80 FR 35703). On July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48495), FMCSA announced the extension of the DOE exemption notice that was published on June 22, 2015. The Agency extended the expiration date of the exemption to June 29, 2020 in response to section 5206(b)(2)(A) of the ‘‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act’’ (FAST Act). That section extends the expiration date of all HOS exemptions in effect on the date of enactment to five years from the date of issuance of the exemptions. DOE has now requested a renewal of the exemption that would be effective from June 30, 2020 through June 29, 2025. A copy of DOE’s request is in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. IV. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on DOE’s request for a renewal of its exemption from the 30-minute rest break rule. 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. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–08579 Filed 4–22–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0362] Meetings: Medical Review Board; Revision of Notice Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 This notice announces that the Medical Review Board Advisory Committee (MRB) meeting announced on March 17, 2020, will take place via WebEx videoconference rather than inperson. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 27–28, 2020, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be closed to the public on Monday, April 27 but open to the public on Tuesday, April 28. The second day of the meeting will be open to the public for its entirety. No advance registration is required for public participation on the second day. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via WebEx videoconference. Those members of the public who would like to participate should go to https:// www.fmcsa.dot.gov/advisorycommittees/mrb/meeting-fmcsasmedical-review-board-advisorycommittee-mrb to access the meeting. No advance registration is required. There will be an opportunity for participants to seek recognition to ask questions or comment during the meeting, subject to recognition by the chair. Copies of the task statement and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ mrb at least one week in advance of the meeting. Copies of the meeting minutes will be available at the website following the meeting. You may visit the MRB website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ mrb for further information on the committee and its activities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–5221, mrb@dot.gov. Any committee-related request should be sent to the person listed in this section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Notice of partially closed meeting, revision. ACTION: Sfmt 4703 The MRB was created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) in accordance with section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, SAFETEA–LU, Public Law 109–59 (2005) (codified as amended at 49 U.S.C. 31149) to establish, review, and revise ‘‘medical standards for operators of commercial motor vehicles that will ensure that the physical condition of operators of commercial motor vehicles is adequate E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0370]


Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; U.S. Department of Energy 
(DOE); Application for Renewal of Exemption

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA has received an application from the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) for a renewal of its exemption from the 30-minute rest 
break provision of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for 
commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. DOE currently holds an 
exemption for the period June 30, 2015, through June 29, 2020, which 
enables DOE's contract motor carriers and their employee-drivers 
engaged in the transportation of security-sensitive radioactive 
materials to be treated similarly to drivers of shipments of 
explosives. The exemption allows the drivers to use 30 minutes or more 
of ``attendance time'' to meet the HOS rest break requirements provided 
the drivers do not perform any other work during the break. FMCSA 
requests public comment on the renewal of the exemption.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 26, 2020. The 
requested exemption renewal would be effective from June 30, 2020 
through June 29, 2025.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2012-0370 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Send comments to 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: Deliver comments to Docket 
Operations, 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: 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. To be sure someone is there to help you, 
please call (202) 366-9317 or (202) 366-9826 before visiting Docket 
Operations.
    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: Ms. Pearlie Robinson, 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 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-2012-0370), 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-2012-0370'' in the ``Keyword'' box, and 
click ``Search.'' When the new screen appears, click on ``Comment 
Now!'' button and type your

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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 continue this exemption or not based on your comments.

II. Legal Basis

    FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b) 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). 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)).

III. Background

    From 2013 to 2015, DOE held a limited exemption from the mandatory 
30-minute rest break requirement of 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii) that allowed 
DOE contract carriers and their drivers transporting security-sensitive 
radioactive materials to be treated the same as drivers transporting 
explosives pursuant to Sec.  395.1(q). As that exemption neared 
expiration, DOE applied for its renewal. FMCSA reviewed DOE's request 
and the public comments and reaffirmed its previous conclusion that 
allowing these drivers to count on-duty time ``attending'' their CMVs 
toward the required 30-minute break, would provide a level of safety 
equivalent to what would be achieved by the break. The notice renewing 
the DOE exemption was published on June 22, 2015 (80 FR 35703).
    On July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48495), FMCSA announced the extension of 
the DOE exemption notice that was published on June 22, 2015. The 
Agency extended the expiration date of the exemption to June 29, 2020 
in response to section 5206(b)(2)(A) of the ``Fixing America's Surface 
Transportation Act'' (FAST Act). That section extends the expiration 
date of all HOS exemptions in effect on the date of enactment to five 
years from the date of issuance of the exemptions.
    DOE has now requested a renewal of the exemption that would be 
effective from June 30, 2020 through June 29, 2025. A copy of DOE's 
request is in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice.

IV. Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public 
comment from all interested persons on DOE's request for a renewal of 
its exemption from the 30-minute rest break rule. 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.

Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
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