Meetings: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting, 38248-38249 [2020-13709]

Download as PDF 38248 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 123 / Thursday, June 25, 2020 / Notices [FR Doc. 2020–13660 Filed 6–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–C DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2020–51] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Lufthansa Technik AG Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before July 15, 2020. 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[FR Doc. 2020–13732 Filed 6–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26367] Meetings: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: FMCSA announces a meeting of the MCSAC, which will take place via videoconference. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 14, 2020, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. Requests for accommodations because of a disability must be received by Thursday, July 2, 2020. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meeting must be received no later than July 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via videoconference. Those members of the public who would like to participate should go to https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ advisory-committees/mcsac/meetings to access the meeting, task statements, a detailed agenda for the entire meeting, meeting minutes and additional information on the committee and its activities. 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, mcsac@dot.gov. Any committee-related request or submission should be sent via email to the person listed in this section. Information may also be submitted by docket through Docket Number FMCSA–2006–26367 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background Purpose of the Committee MCSAC was established to provide FMCSA with advice and recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations. MCSAC is composed of up to 25 voting representatives from safety advocacy, safety enforcement, labor, and industry stakeholders of motor carrier safety. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. The committee operates as a discretionary committee under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended 5 U.S.C. App. 2. E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 123 / Thursday, June 25, 2020 / Notices Meeting Agenda The MCSAC will take up the following issues: • Task 20–1 will provide the MCSAC with the opportunity to discuss changes to the package and small goods delivery sector. A number of companies are now using small vehicles (e.g., vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating less than 10,000 pounds, etc.) to deliver goods and there appears to be a gap in safety oversight of both drivers and vehicles. For this task, members will hear from Agency experts on trends in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) crash and highway safety data. • Task 20–2 will focus on the impact of the aging demographic of the commercial motor vehicle driver workforce on the truck and bus industries and whether this trend will exacerbate the driver shortage problem. Stakeholders have expressed concerns about the need to address the driver shortage, including options for allowing younger drivers to enter the industry. How would an aging workforce impact motor carriers’ ability to deliver services and goods safely in interstate commerce? For this task, FMCSA will consider data by agency experts on the distribution of age among CMV drivers. • Additionally, FMCSA will brief the MCSAC members on the impact of the legalization of hemp on the safety oversight of CMV drivers. While FMCSA’s safety regulations prohibit drivers’ use or transportation of illegal drugs, what actions should be considered to ensure motor carriers, drivers and enforcement officials have appropriate guidance concerning hemp and what happens if drivers test positive for tetrahydrocannabinol. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Meeting Participation While not required, advance registration is encouraged. To indicate that you will attend, please email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by the deadline referenced in the DATES section. The meeting will be open to the public for its entirety. The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Oral comments from the public will be heard throughout the meeting, at the discretion of the MCSAC chairman and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Jun 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 designated federal officer. Additionally, to ensure that all participants have had the opportunity to have their comments heard, the agenda will include a public comment period at the end of each day’s session. Members of the public may submit written comments to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section on the topics to be considered during the meeting by the deadline referenced in DATES section. Any member of the public may submit a written statement after the meeting deadline, and it will be presented to the committee. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–13709 Filed 6–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0027–N–11] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On April 15, 2020, FRA published a notice providing a 60day period for public comment on the ICR. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICR should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find the particular ICR by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, telephone (202) 493–0440, email: Hodan.wells@dot.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38249 The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. On April 15, 2020, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICR for which it is now seeking OMB approval. See 85 FR 21064. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. Comments are invited on the following ICR regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The summaries below describe the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Track Safety Standards. OMB Control Number: 2130–0010. Abstract: The information collection associated with 49 CFR part 213 is used by FRA to ensure and enhance rail safety by monitoring complete compliance with all regulatory requirements. Part 213 prescribes minimum safety requirements for railroad track that is part of the general railroad system of transportation. While the requirements prescribed in this part generally apply to specific track SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 123 (Thursday, June 25, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13709]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26367]


Meetings: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces a meeting of the MCSAC, which will take place 
via videoconference.

DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 14, 
2020, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. Requests for 
accommodations because of a disability must be received by Thursday, 
July 2, 2020. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed 
during the meeting must be received no later than July 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via videoconference. Those members 
of the public who would like to participate should go to https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/advisory-committees/mcsac/meetings to access the 
meeting, task statements, a detailed agenda for the entire meeting, 
meeting minutes and additional 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, [email protected]. Any 
committee-related request or submission should be sent via email to the 
person listed in this section.
    Information may also be submitted by docket through Docket Number 
FMCSA-2006-26367 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Operations; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 
20590.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

Purpose of the Committee

    MCSAC was established to provide FMCSA with advice and 
recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier 
safety regulations. MCSAC is composed of up to 25 voting 
representatives from safety advocacy, safety enforcement, labor, and 
industry stakeholders of motor carrier safety. The diversity of the 
Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary 
to discharge its responsibilities. The committee operates as a 
discretionary committee under the authority of the U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), established in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

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Meeting Agenda

    The MCSAC will take up the following issues:
     Task 20-1 will provide the MCSAC with the opportunity to 
discuss changes to the package and small goods delivery sector. A 
number of companies are now using small vehicles (e.g., vehicles with a 
gross vehicle weight rating less than 10,000 pounds, etc.) to deliver 
goods and there appears to be a gap in safety oversight of both drivers 
and vehicles. For this task, members will hear from Agency experts on 
trends in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and Motor 
Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) crash and highway safety 
data.
     Task 20-2 will focus on the impact of the aging 
demographic of the commercial motor vehicle driver workforce on the 
truck and bus industries and whether this trend will exacerbate the 
driver shortage problem. Stakeholders have expressed concerns about the 
need to address the driver shortage, including options for allowing 
younger drivers to enter the industry. How would an aging workforce 
impact motor carriers' ability to deliver services and goods safely in 
interstate commerce? For this task, FMCSA will consider data by agency 
experts on the distribution of age among CMV drivers.
     Additionally, FMCSA will brief the MCSAC members on the 
impact of the legalization of hemp on the safety oversight of CMV 
drivers. While FMCSA's safety regulations prohibit drivers' use or 
transportation of illegal drugs, what actions should be considered to 
ensure motor carriers, drivers and enforcement officials have 
appropriate guidance concerning hemp and what happens if drivers test 
positive for tetrahydrocannabinol.

II. Meeting Participation

    While not required, advance registration is encouraged. To indicate 
that you will attend, please email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section by the deadline referenced in the DATES 
section. The meeting will be open to the public for its entirety. The 
U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal 
access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative 
formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, 
interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
    Oral comments from the public will be heard throughout the meeting, 
at the discretion of the MCSAC chairman and designated federal officer. 
Additionally, to ensure that all participants have had the opportunity 
to have their comments heard, the agenda will include a public comment 
period at the end of each day's session. Members of the public may 
submit written comments to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section on the topics to be considered during the 
meeting by the deadline referenced in DATES section. Any member of the 
public may submit a written statement after the meeting deadline, and 
it will be presented to the committee.

Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-13709 Filed 6-24-20; 8:45 am]
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