Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Rosco Vision, Inc.

CourtFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Citation86 FR 72305
Record Number2021-27528
Publication Date21 December 2021
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 242 (Tuesday, December 21, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 21, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 72305-72306]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-27528]
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                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
                [Docket No. FMCSA-2021-0186]
                Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application
                for an Exemption From Rosco Vision, Inc.
                AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
                ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
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                SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
                requests public comment on an application for exemption from Rosco
                Vision, Inc (Rosco) to allow motor carriers to operate commercial motor
                vehicles (CMVs) equipped with the company's Digital Camera Monitor
                System installed as an alternative to the two rear-vision mirrors
                required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
                DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 20, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-
                2021-0186 using any of the following methods:
                 Website: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
                instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket
                site.
                 Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
                 Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of
                Transportation, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC
                20590-0001.
                 Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12-140, DOT Building,
                1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
                e.t., Monday-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.
                 Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and
                docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting
                comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the
                ``Public Participation'' heading below. Note that all comments received
                will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including
                any personal information provided. Please see the ``Privacy Act''
                heading for further information.
                 Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or
                comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or to Room W12-140,
                DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m.
                and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
                 Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits
                comments from the public to better inform its regulatory 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.
                 Public participation: The http://www.regulations.gov website is
                generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You may find
                electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the
                ``help'' section of the http://www.regulations.gov website as well as
                the DOT's http://docketsinfo.dot.gov website. If you would like
                notification that we received your comments, please include a self-
                addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgment
                page that appears after submitting comments online.
                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:
                Background
                I. Legal Basis
                 FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant
                exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
                Regulations (FMCSRs). FMCSA is required to publish notice of exemption
                requests in the Federal Register (49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6)(A)). This
                notice seeks public comment on the request posted to the docket
                referenced above; the Agency takes no position on its merits. FMCSA
                will review the request and all comments submitted to the docket before
                deciding whether to grant or deny the exemption.
                II. Rosco's Application for Exemption
                 Section 393.80(a) of the FMCSRs requires that each bus, truck, and
                truck-tractor be equipped with two rear-vision mirrors, one at each
                side. The mirrors must be positioned to reflect to the driver a view of
                the highway to the rear and the area along both sides of the CMV.
                Section 393.80(a) cross-references the National Highway Traffic Safety
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                Administration's standard for mirrors on motor vehicles (49 CFR
                571.111, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard [FMVSS] No. 111).
                Paragraph S7.1 of FMVSS No. 111 provides requirements for mirrors on
                multipurpose passenger vehicles and trucks with a gross vehicle weight
                rating (GVWR) greater than 4,536 kg and less than 11,340 kg and each
                bus, other than a school bus, with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kg.
                Paragraph S8.1 provides requirements for mirrors on multipurpose
                passenger vehicles and trucks with a GVWR of 11,340 kg or more. Rosco
                have applied for an exemption from 393.80(a) to allow motor carriers to
                operate CMVs equipped with the company's Digital Camera Monitor System
                installed as an alternative to the two rear-vision mirrors required by
                the FMCSRs. A copy of the application is included in the docket
                referenced at the beginning of this notice.
                III. Request for Comments
                 In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public
                comment from all interested persons on the application for an exemption
                from 49 CFR 393.80(a). 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. 2021-27528 Filed 12-20-21; 8:45 am]
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