Commercial Driver's Licenses; Pilot Program To Allow Drivers Under 21 To Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce; Extension of Comment Period

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34251-34252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15212]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0346]
Commercial Driver's Licenses; Pilot Program To Allow Drivers
Under 21 To Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce;
Extension of Comment Period
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments; extension of comment period.
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SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
extends the comment period for its May 15, 2019 notice concerning a
possible pilot program to allow non-military drivers aged 18, 19, and
20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
FMCSA received a request for an extension to the comment period from
the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The Agency believes it is
appropriate to extend the comment period to provide interested parties
additional time to submit their responses to the notice. Therefore, the
Agency extends the deadline for the submission of comments from July
15, 2019, to August 14, 2019.
DATES: The comment period for the notice published May 15, 2019 at 84
FR 21895 is extended. Comments must be received on or before August 14,
2019.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2018-0346 using any of the
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA-2018-0346. Follow the online instructions for submitting
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, 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: West Building, Ground Floor,
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods.
See the ``Public Participation'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Selden Fritschner, Commercial
Drivers License Division, Federal Motor Carrier
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Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-
0001, [email protected], 202-366-0677. If you have questions on
viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services,
(202) 366-9826.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
I. Public Participation and Request for Comments
A. Submitting Comments
    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this
notice (Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0346), indicate the specific section of
the notice to which each 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 that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding
your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA-2018-0346. 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.
B. Viewing Documents and Comments
    To view comments, as well documents mentioned in this notice as
being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA-2018-0346 and choose the document to review. If you do
not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by
visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground
floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington,
DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays.
C. 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.
II. Background
    The May 2019 notice (84 FR 21895) requested public comment on six
subject areas: Training and experience, operational requirements,
participation requirements, technology requirements, insurance, and
research and data.
    The comment period for the notice was set to expire on July 15,
2019. FMCSA received a request to extend the comment period, as noted
above. A copy of the request is included in the docket referenced at
the beginning of this notice.
    ATA requested a 30-day extension of the comment period, stating
that the additional time was needed to enable them to gather safety
performance data and other relevant information to more fully address
the issues presented in a way that will best aid the Agency.
    FMCSA believes that other potential commenters to this notice will
benefit from an extension as well. Accordingly, FMCSA extends the
comment period for all comments on the notice to August 14, 2019.
    Issued on: July 12, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-15212 Filed 7-12-19; 4:15 pm]
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