Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations, 68621-68622 [2020-23969]

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Composed of motor carrier safety stakeholders from the safety advocacy, safety enforcement, industry, and labor sectors, MCSAC is charged with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator and Secretary of Transportation on the needs, objectives, plans, approaches, content, and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 accomplishments of Federal motor carrier safety programs and Federal motor carrier safety regulations. Nominations will be accepted electronically only. DATES: Nominations for MCSAC must be received on or before November 30, 2020. Nominations received after the above due date may be retained for evaluation for future MCSAC vacancies after all other nominations received by the due date have been evaluated and considered. Nominations can be submitted electronically to the email address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, MCSAC, at (202) 385– 2395 or via email at MCSAC@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59, August 10, 2005), required the Secretary to establish MCSAC. The MCSAC was established on September 8, 2006, and was most recently renewed on September 29, 2019 for two years. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation through the Administrator of FMCSA on the needs, objectives, plans, approaches, content, and accomplishments of motor carrier safety programs and regulations. The Agency is required under FACA to appoint members of diverse views and interests to ensure the committee is balanced with appropriate consideration of background. Under its charter, the Committee is composed of up to 25 members appointed by the Secretary for terms of up to two years, selected from among individuals who are specially qualified to represent the interests and opinions of the motor carrier industry, safety advocates, labor, and safety enforcement officials. Members of a single enumerated interest group may not constitute a majority. Committee members serve without pay. Members may be entitled to reimbursement of expenses relating to per diem, and travel when attending meetings of the Committee as authorized under Section 5703 of Title 5, United States Code and the Federal Travel Regulation, 41 CFR part 301. FMCSA anticipates holding Committee meetings two to three times each year. Meetings are open to the public, except as provided under the Federal Advisory PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68621 Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2). II. Qualifications The FMCSA seeks nominations for membership to MCSAC for representative members and Special Government Employees (SGEs) with specialized experience, education, training in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) issues. Representative nominees must represent one of the four sectors of membership—safety advocacy, safety enforcement, industry, or labor. Individuals appointed solely for their expertise will be appointed as SGEs. Individuals selected to serve as SGEs are subject to certain Federal conflict of interest laws and will be required to meet applicable financial disclosure and ethics training requirements. Committee members must not be officers or employees of the Federal Government. Committee members must be able to attend two to three meetings each year, either by videoconference or in person. Interested persons should have a commitment to transportation safety, knowledge of transportation issues, experience on panels that deal with transportation safety, and a record of collaboration and professional experience on CMV safety issues. For further information about MCSAC, including reports, meeting minutes, and membership information, please visit the website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ mcsac. This notice seeks to fill current and future vacancies on the MCSAC. III. Description of Duties The committee is advisory only. Duties include the following: a. Gathering information as necessary to discuss issues presented by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO); b. Deliberating on issues relevant to commercial motor vehicle safety; and c. Providing written consensus advice to the Secretary. III. Materials to Submit Candidates are required to submit, in full, the following materials to be considered for MCSAC membership. Failure to submit the required information may disqualify a candidate from the review process. a. A short biography of the nominee, including professional and academic credentials. b. A re´sume´ or curriculum vitae, which must include relevant job experience, qualifications, as well as contact information (email, telephone, and mailing address). c. A one-page statement describing how the candidate will benefit the MCSAC, considering current E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 68622 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 210 / Thursday, October 29, 2020 / Notices membership and the candidate’s unique perspective that will advance the conversation. This statement must also identify a primary and secondary interest to which the candidate’s expertise best aligns. Finally, candidates should state their previous experience on Federal Advisory Committees (if any), their level of knowledge in their above stakeholder groups, and the size of their constituency they represent or can reach. Up to three letters of recommendation may be submitted, but are not required. Each letter may be no longer than one page. Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Individuals may self-nominate. Evaluations will be based on the materials submitted. An email confirmation from the FMCSA will be sent upon receipt of all complete nominations that meet the criteria in this section. The FMCSA will notify those appointed by the Secretary to serve on the MCSAC. James W. Deck, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–23969 Filed 10–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0085; Notice 1] Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Mercedes-Benz AG (MBAG) and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) (collectively, ‘‘Mercedes-Benz’’) a subsidiary of Daimler AG has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019–2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and MY 2019–2020 Freightliner Sprinter vans do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/ Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 5,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) or Less. Daimler Vans USA LLC on behalf of Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated July 15, 2020. Mercedes- jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 Benz subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 6, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz’s petition. DATES: Send comments on or before November 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Federal holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the fullest extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the docket. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview: Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, has determined that certain MY 2019–2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and 2019–2020 Freightliner Sprinter vans do not fully comply with the requirements of paragraph S4.3(a) of FMVSS No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 5,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) or Less (49 CFR 571.110). Daimler Vans USA LLC on behalf of Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated July 15, 2020, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. MercedesBenz subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 6, 2020, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance. This notice of receipt of MercedesBenz’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any Agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Vans Involved: Approximately 33 MY 2019–2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and MY 2019–2020 Freightliner Sprinter vans manufactured between April 18, 2019, and February 25, 2020, are potentially involved. III. Noncompliance: Mercedes-Benz explains that the noncompliance is that the subject vehicles are equipped with vehicle placards that incorrectly state the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo in pounds and therefore, do not meet the requirements set forth in paragraph S4.3(a) of FMVSS No. 110. Specifically, the last digit of the value in pounds for the combined weight of occupants and cargo is missing. The vehicle placard states that E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26367]


Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

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

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory 
Committee (MCSAC).

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA is soliciting nominations for interested persons to 
serve on the MCSAC. Composed of motor carrier safety stakeholders from 
the safety advocacy, safety enforcement, industry, and labor sectors, 
MCSAC is charged with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA 
Administrator and Secretary of Transportation on the needs, objectives, 
plans, approaches, content, and accomplishments of Federal motor 
carrier safety programs and Federal motor carrier safety regulations. 
Nominations will be accepted electronically only.

DATES: Nominations for MCSAC must be received on or before November 30, 
2020. Nominations received after the above due date may be retained for 
evaluation for future MCSAC vacancies after all other nominations 
received by the due date have been evaluated and considered.

ADDRESSES: Nominations can be submitted electronically to the email 
address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Deputy 
Designated Federal Officer, MCSAC, at (202) 385-2395 or via email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 
109-59, August 10, 2005), required the Secretary to establish MCSAC. 
The MCSAC was established on September 8, 2006, and was most recently 
renewed on September 29, 2019 for two years. The Committee provides 
advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation through 
the Administrator of FMCSA on the needs, objectives, plans, approaches, 
content, and accomplishments of motor carrier safety programs and 
regulations. The Agency is required under FACA to appoint members of 
diverse views and interests to ensure the committee is balanced with 
appropriate consideration of background.
    Under its charter, the Committee is composed of up to 25 members 
appointed by the Secretary for terms of up to two years, selected from 
among individuals who are specially qualified to represent the 
interests and opinions of the motor carrier industry, safety advocates, 
labor, and safety enforcement officials. Members of a single enumerated 
interest group may not constitute a majority.
    Committee members serve without pay. Members may be entitled to 
reimbursement of expenses relating to per diem, and travel when 
attending meetings of the Committee as authorized under Section 5703 of 
Title 5, United States Code and the Federal Travel Regulation, 41 CFR 
part 301. FMCSA anticipates holding Committee meetings two to three 
times each year. Meetings are open to the public, except as provided 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

II. Qualifications

    The FMCSA seeks nominations for membership to MCSAC for 
representative members and Special Government Employees (SGEs) with 
specialized experience, education, training in commercial motor vehicle 
(CMV) issues. Representative nominees must represent one of the four 
sectors of membership--safety advocacy, safety enforcement, industry, 
or labor. Individuals appointed solely for their expertise will be 
appointed as SGEs. Individuals selected to serve as SGEs are subject to 
certain Federal conflict of interest laws and will be required to meet 
applicable financial disclosure and ethics training requirements. 
Committee members must not be officers or employees of the Federal 
Government.
    Committee members must be able to attend two to three meetings each 
year, either by videoconference or in person. Interested persons should 
have a commitment to transportation safety, knowledge of transportation 
issues, experience on panels that deal with transportation safety, and 
a record of collaboration and professional experience on CMV safety 
issues. For further information about MCSAC, including reports, meeting 
minutes, and membership information, please visit the website at 
www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mcsac. This notice seeks to fill current and future 
vacancies on the MCSAC.

III. Description of Duties

    The committee is advisory only. Duties include the following:
    a. Gathering information as necessary to discuss issues presented 
by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO);
    b. Deliberating on issues relevant to commercial motor vehicle 
safety; and
    c. Providing written consensus advice to the Secretary.

III. Materials to Submit

    Candidates are required to submit, in full, the following materials 
to be considered for MCSAC membership. Failure to submit the required 
information may disqualify a candidate from the review process.
    a. A short biography of the nominee, including professional and 
academic credentials.
    b. A r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae, which must include 
relevant job experience, qualifications, as well as contact information 
(email, telephone, and mailing address).
    c. A one-page statement describing how the candidate will benefit 
the MCSAC, considering current

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membership and the candidate's unique perspective that will advance the 
conversation. This statement must also identify a primary and secondary 
interest to which the candidate's expertise best aligns. Finally, 
candidates should state their previous experience on Federal Advisory 
Committees (if any), their level of knowledge in their above 
stakeholder groups, and the size of their constituency they represent 
or can reach.
    Up to three letters of recommendation may be submitted, but are not 
required. Each letter may be no longer than one page. Nominations are 
open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 
national origin, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, 
sexual orientation or gender identity. Individuals may self-nominate. 
Evaluations will be based on the materials submitted.
    An email confirmation from the FMCSA will be sent upon receipt of 
all complete nominations that meet the criteria in this section. The 
FMCSA will notify those appointed by the Secretary to serve on the 
MCSAC.

James W. Deck,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2020-23969 Filed 10-28-20; 8:45 am]
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