Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Pi Variables, Inc., 9419-9420 [2022-03568]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 34 / Friday, February 18, 2022 / Notices (www.bowershillinterchange.com) and by newspaper advertisement. (f) A Schedule for the Decision-Making Process Following the issuance of this notice, FHWA and VDOT will coordinate with the Participating, Cooperating, and Cooperating/Concurring Agencies to develop study documentation and the Draft EIS. • The Draft EIS is anticipated to be issued in August 2022. • The combined Final EIS and Record of Decision is anticipated in November 2023. • A Section 404 permit decision from the USACE is expected in December 2035. See the Supplemental NOI Document for additional schedule details. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 (g) Request for Identification of Potential Alternatives, Information, and Analyses Relevant to the Proposed Action To ensure that a full range of issues related to the study are addressed and all potential issues are identified, FHWA invites comments and suggestions from all interested parties. The project team requests comments and suggestions on potential alternatives and impacts, and the identification of any relevant information, studies, or analyses of any kind concerning impacts affecting the quality of the human environment. Any information presented herein, including the preliminary purpose and need, preliminary range of alternatives and identification of impacts may be revised after consideration of the comments. The purpose of this request is to bring relevant comments, information, and analyses to the agency’s attention, as early in the process as possible, to enable the agency to make maximum use of this information in decision making. Comments may be submitted according to the instructions in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. (h) Contact Information FHWA: Eric Rothermel, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 400 North 8th Street, Suite 750, Richmond, VA 23219–4825; email: Eric.Rothermel@ dot.gov; (804) 775–3342. VDOT: Scott Smizik, Assistant Environmental Division Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 E Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219; email: Scott.Smizik@ vdot.virginia.gov; (804) 371–4082. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 17, 2022 Jkt 256001 regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; 23 CFR part 771. Issued on: February 11, 2022. Thomas L. Nelson, Jr., Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Richmond, Virginia. [FR Doc. 2022–03397 Filed 2–17–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0187] Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Pi Variables, Inc. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA requests public comment on an application for exemption from Pi Variables, Inc. (Pi Variables) to allow sequential flashing light emitting diode (LED) flare warning devices to be deployed when CMVs are stopped upon the traveled portion of a highway or the shoulder of a highway for any cause other than necessary traffic stops. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 21, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA2021–0187 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FMCSA-2021-0187. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: 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: Dockets Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 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 Dockets Operations. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9419 Mr. Jose´ R. Cestero, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety, MC–PSV, (202) 366–5541, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Dockets Operations at (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 2021–0187), indicate the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. 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 FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FMCSA–2021–0187, click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box on 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, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FMCSA-2021-0187 and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting Dockets Operations in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 9420 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 34 / Friday, February 18, 2022 / Notices Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 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 Dockets Operations. Privacy Act DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its exemption process, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6). 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—Federal Docket Management System), which can be reviewed at www.transportation.gov/privacy. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 II. Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b) to grant exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). 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)). If the Agency denies the request, it must state the reason for doing so. If the decision is to grant the exemption, the notice must specify the person or class of persons receiving the exemption and the regulatory provision or provisions from which an exemption is granted. The notice must 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 381.315(c) and 49 CFR 381.300(b)). Pi Variable’s Application for Exemption The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require one of the following warning devices to be deployed when a CMV is stopped upon the traveled portion of a highway or the shoulder of a highway for any cause other than necessary traffic stops: (1) Three bidirectional emergency reflective triangles that conform to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 17, 2022 Jkt 256001 requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 125, § 571.125 of this title; or (2) At least 6 fusees or 3 liquid-burning flares. The vehicle must have as many additional fusees or liquid-burning flares as are necessary to satisfy the requirements of § 392.22, (3) Other warning devices may be used in addition to, but not in lieu of, the required warning devices, provided those warning devices do not decrease the effectiveness of the required warning devices. Pi Variables has applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.95(f)(2) to allow sequential flashing LED flare warning devices to be deployed in lieu of fusees or liquidburning flares A copy of the exemption application is included in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on Pi Variable’s application for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.95(f)(2). 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. 2022–03568 Filed 2–17–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [Docket No. TTB–2022–0002] Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 85) Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this document. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before April 19, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may send comments on the information collections described in this document using one of these two methods: • Internet—To submit comments electronically, use the comment form for this document posted on the ‘‘Regulations.gov’’ e-rulemaking website at https://www.regulations.gov within Docket No. TTB–2022–0002. • Mail—Send comments to the Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005. Please submit separate comments for each specific information collection described in this document. You must reference the information collection’s title, form or recordkeeping requirement number (if any), and OMB control number in your comment. You may view copies of this document, the relevant TTB forms, and any comments received at https:// www.regulations.gov within Docket No. TTB–2022–0002. TTB has posted a link to that docket on its website at https:// www.ttb.gov/rrd/information-collectionnotices. You also may obtain paper copies of this document, the listed forms, and any comments received by contacting TTB’s Paperwork Reduction Act Officer at the addresses or telephone number shown below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Hoover, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; 202–453–1039, ext. 135; or complete the Regulations and Rulings Division contact form at https://www.ttb.gov/ contact-rrd. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed or continuing information collections described below, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Comments submitted in response to this document will be included or E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 34 (Friday, February 18, 2022)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2021-0187]


Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application 
for an Exemption From Pi Variables, Inc.

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA requests public comment on an application for exemption 
from Pi Variables, Inc. (Pi Variables) to allow sequential flashing 
light emitting diode (LED) flare warning devices to be deployed when 
CMVs are stopped upon the traveled portion of a highway or the shoulder 
of a highway for any cause other than necessary traffic stops.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 21, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-
2021-0187 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FMCSA-2021-0187. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: 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: Dockets Operations, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., 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 Dockets Operations.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jos[eacute] R. Cestero, Vehicle 
and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Carrier, Driver, and 
Vehicle Safety, MC-PSV, (202) 366-5541, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001. 
If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, 
call Dockets Operations at (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 2021-0187), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. 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 FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your 
submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FMCSA-2021-0187, click on the ``Comment Now!'' button 
and type your comment into the text box on 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.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FMCSA-2021-0187 and choose the 
document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may 
view the docket online by visiting Dockets Operations in Room W12-140 
on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey

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Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 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 
Dockets Operations.

Privacy Act

    DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its 
exemption process, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6). 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--Federal Docket Management System), which 
can be reviewed at www.transportation.gov/privacy.

II. Legal Basis

    FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b) to grant exemptions 
from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 
(FMCSRs). 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)). If the Agency denies the request, it must state the reason 
for doing so. If the decision is to grant the exemption, the notice 
must specify the person or class of persons receiving the exemption and 
the regulatory provision or provisions from which an exemption is 
granted. The notice must 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 381.315(c) and 49 CFR 381.300(b)).

Pi Variable's Application for Exemption

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require one of the 
following warning devices to be deployed when a CMV is stopped upon the 
traveled portion of a highway or the shoulder of a highway for any 
cause other than necessary traffic stops: (1) Three bidirectional 
emergency reflective triangles that conform to the requirements of 
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 125, Sec.  571.125 of this 
title; or (2) At least 6 fusees or 3 liquid-burning flares. The vehicle 
must have as many additional fusees or liquid-burning flares as are 
necessary to satisfy the requirements of Sec.  392.22, (3) Other 
warning devices may be used in addition to, but not in lieu of, the 
required warning devices, provided those warning devices do not 
decrease the effectiveness of the required warning devices. Pi 
Variables has applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.95(f)(2) to 
allow sequential flashing LED flare warning devices to be deployed in 
lieu of fusees or liquid- burning flares A copy of the exemption 
application is included in the docket referenced at the beginning of 
this notice.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public 
comment from all interested persons on Pi Variable's application for an 
exemption from 49 CFR 393.95(f)(2). 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. 2022-03568 Filed 2-17-22; 8:45 am]
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