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Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on June comments, go to www.regulations.gov at unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by
4, 2019. any time or visit Room W12–140 on the 11 inches, suitable for copying and
Paul R. Bernado, ground level of the West Building, 1200 electronic filing. If you submit
Aviation Safety, Acting Manager, Seattle ACO New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC comments by mail and would like to
Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., know that they reached the facility,
Division, Aircraft Certification Service. ET, Monday through Friday, except please enclose a stamped, self-addressed
[FR Doc. 2019–12095 Filed 6–7–19; 8:45 am] Federal holidays. The online FDMS is postcard or envelope.
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P available 24 hours each day, 365 days FMCSA will consider all comments
each year. If you want acknowledgment and material received during the
that we received your comments, please comment period.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION include a self-addressed, stamped
envelope or postcard or print the Confidential Business Information
Federal Motor Carrier Safety acknowledgement page that appears Confidential Business Information
Administration after submitting comments on-line. (CBI) is commercial or financial
[Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0054] Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 information that is customarily not
U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments made available to the general public by
Request for Information Concerning from the public to better inform its the submitter. Under the Freedom of
Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver rulemaking process. DOT posts these Information Act, CBI is eligible for
Detention Times During Loading and comments, without edit, including any protection from public disclosure. If you
Unloading personal information the commenter have CBI that is relevant or responsive
provides, to www.regulations.gov, as to this notice, it is important that you
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety described in the system of records
Administration (FMCSA), DOT. clearly designate the submitted
notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can comments as CBI. Accordingly, please
ACTION: Request for information. be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. mark each page of your submission as
SUMMARY: FMCSA requests information FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘CBI.’’ Submissions
on existing or potential sources of data information concerning this notice, designated as CBI and meeting the
to better understand driver detention contact Ms. Nicole Michel, Research definition noted above will not be
times during the loading and unloading Division, Office of Analysis, Research placed in the public docket of this
of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and Technology, FMCSA, 1200 New notice. Submissions containing CBI
and the potential impact of such delays Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC should be sent to Mr. Brian Dahlin,
on roadway safety. A recent study by 20590–0001, (202) 366–4354, Chief, Regulatory Evaluation Division,
the U.S. Department of Transportation’s nicole.michel@dot.gov. If you have Federal Motor Carrier Safety
(DOT) Office of Inspector General found questions on viewing or submitting Administration, 1200 New Jersey
that better data are needed to fully material to the docket, contact Docket Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–
understand the issues associated with Services at (202) 366–9826. 0001. Any commentary that FMCSA
driver detention. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: receives which is not specifically
DATES: Comments on this notice must be I. Public Participation and Request for designated as CBI will be placed in the
received on or before September 9, Comments public docket for this notice.
2019. Viewing Comments and Documents
Submitting Comments
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
identified by Docket Number FMCSA– If you submit a comment, please To view comments, as well as any
2019–0054 using any of the following include the docket number for this documents mentioned in this preamble
methods: notice (FMCSA–2019–0054), indicate as being available in the docket, go to
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// the specific question of this document http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online to which each comment applies, and docket number, FMCSA–2019–0054, in
instructions for submitting comments. provide a source for your data. You may the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’
• Mail: Docket Management Facility, submit your comments and material Next, click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’
U.S. Department of Transportation, online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, button and choose the document to
Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey but please use only one of these means. review. If you do not have access to the
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– FMCSA recommends that you include internet, you may view the docket by
0001. your name and mailing address, an visiting the Docket Management Facility
• Hand Delivery or Courier: West email address, or a phone number in the in Room W12–140 on the ground floor
Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– body of your document so that FMCSA of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey
140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, can contact you if there are questions Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590,
Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 regarding your submission. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through To submit your comment online, go to through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Friday, except Federal holidays. http://www.regulations.gov, put the II. Background
• Fax: 1–202–493–2251. docket number, FMCSA–2019–0054, in
Instructions: Each submission must the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ A number of studies have examined
include the Agency name and the When the new screen appears, click on the issue of CMV driver delays in the
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docket number for this notice. Note that the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type loading and unloading process, and
DOT posts all comments received your comment into the text box on the what their potential impact may be on
without change to www.regulations.gov, following screen. Choose whether you roadway safety and the economy. For
including any personal information are submitting your comment as an example, in 2011 the Government
included in a comment. Please see the individual or on behalf of a third party Accountability Office (GAO), in its
Privacy Act heading below. and then submit. report More Could Be Done to
Docket: For access to the docket to If you submit your comments by mail Determine Impact of Excessive Loading
read background documents or or hand delivery, submit them in an and Unloading Wait Times on Hours of

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Service Violations (GAO–11–198),1 4. Could systematic collection and frequency of their hiring have increased
recommended that ‘‘FMCSA examine publication of loading, unloading, and since the Agency’s 2016 estimate of this
the extent to which detention time delay times be useful in driver or carrier burden.
contributes to hours of service business decisions and help to reduce DATES: FMCSA must receive your
violations in its future studies on driver loading, unloading, and delay times? comments to this notice on or before
fatigue and detention time.’’ In response 5. What should FMCSA use as an August 9, 2019.
to the GAO report, FMCSA sponsored a estimate of reasonable loading/
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
study 2 among a sample of carriers unloading time? Please provide a basis
identified by Federal Docket
which generated estimates of driver for your response.
6. How do contract arrangements Management System Number FMCSA–
delay times. Among the sampled 2019–0102 using any of the following
carriers, the study found that drivers between carriers and shippers address
acceptable wait times? Do these methods:
experienced detention time during • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
approximately 10 percent of their stops arrangements include penalties for
delays attributable to a carrier or www.regulations.gov. Follow the online
for an average duration of 1.4 hours instructions for submitting comments.
beyond a commonly accepted two-hour shipper?
7. What actions by FMCSA, within its • Fax: 1–202–493–2251.
loading and unloading period [total • Mail: Docket Management Facility;
driver wait time = (legitimate loading/ current statutory authority, would help
to reduce loading, unloading, and delay U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200
unloading time) + (delay times)]. Most New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building,
recently, in a 2018 report titled times?
Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
Estimates Show Commercial Driver Issued under authority delegated in 49 CFR Washington, DC 20590–0001.
Detention Increases Crash Risks and 1.87 on: June 4, 2019.
• Hand Delivery or Courier: Same as
Costs, but Current Data Limit Further Raymond P. Martinez,
mail address above between 9 a.m. and
Analysis,3 DOT’s Office of Inspector Administrator. 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday,
General recommended that FMCSA [FR Doc. 2019–12167 Filed 6–7–19; 8:45 am] except Federal holidays.
collaborate with industry stakeholders BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P • Instructions: All submissions must
to develop and implement a plan to include the Agency name and docket
collect and analyze reliable, accurate, number. For detailed instructions on
and representative data on the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION submitting comments, see the Public
frequency and severity of driver Participation heading below. Note that
detention. Federal Motor Carrier Safety
all comments received will be posted
Although the above referenced studies Administration
without change to http://
estimated overall wait times, they were [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0102] www.regulations.gov, including any
not able to separate normal loading and personal information provided. Please
unloading times (e.g., the time it would Agency Information Collection see the Privacy Act heading below.
usually take to load and unload a CMV Activities; Renewal of a Currently- • Docket: For access to the docket to
under typical schedules) from detention Approved Collection: Driver read background documents or
time (delays in the start of the loading Qualification Files comments received, go to http://
and unloading process which disrupt www.regulations.gov, and follow the
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety
the driver’s available driving and/or on- online instructions for accessing the
Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
duty time). This is a critical data gap in dockets, or go to the street address listed
ACTION: Notice and request for
our understanding of the detention above.
comments.
issue. • Privacy Act: In accordance with 5
FMCSA is interested in data sources, SUMMARY: In accordance with the U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments
methodologies, and potential Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 from the public to better inform its
technologies that could provide insight (PRA), FMCSA announces its plan to rulemaking process. DOT posts these
into loading and unloading delays submit the Information Collection comments, without edit, including any
experienced by CMV drivers. Request (ICR) described below to the personal information the commenter
III. Request for Information Office of Management and Budget provides, to www.regulations.gov, as
(OMB) for its review and approval and described in the system of records
Specifically, FMCSA requests invites public comment. FMCSA notice (DOT/ALL 14–FDMS), which can
information that addresses the following requests approval to revise and renew be reviewed at www.transportation.gov/
questions: an ICR titled ‘‘Driver Qualification privacy.
1. Are data currently available that Files,’’ OMB Control Number 2126– • Public Participation: The Federal
can accurately record loading, 0004. The ICR estimates the burden eRulemaking Portal is available 24
unloading, and delay times? commercial motor vehicle (CMV) hours each day, 365 days each year. You
2. Is there technology available that drivers and motor carriers incur to can obtain electronic submission and
could record and delineate prompt comply with the reporting and retrieval help and guidelines under the
loading and unloading times versus the recordkeeping tasks required for motor ‘‘help’’ section of the Federal
extended delays sometimes experienced carriers to maintain driver qualification eRulemaking Portal website. If you want
by drivers? (DQ) files. The Agency’s regulations us to notify you that we received your
3. How can delay times be captured
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pertaining to maintaining DQ files are comments, please include a self-


and recorded in a systematic, unchanged and impose no increased addressed, stamped envelope or
comparable manner? information collection (IC) burden on postcard, or print the acknowledgement
1 https://www.gao.gov/assets/320/315297.pdf.
individual drivers and motor carriers. page that appears after submitting
2 Driver Detention Times in Commercial Motor
However, the Agency increases its comments online. Comments received
Vehicle Operations (December 2014), https:// estimate of the total IC burden of these after the comment closing date will be
rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/194/dot_194_DS1.pdf? regulations primarily because both the included in the docket and will be
3 https://www.oig.dot.gov/library-item/36237. number of CMV drivers and the considered to the extent practicable.

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