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Regulatory Guidance on the Designation of Steerable Rear Axle Operators (Tillermen) as Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles

FMCSA issues regulatory guidance concerning the applicability of the term “driver” to “tillerman,” a person who controls the steerable rear axle on a commercial motor vehicle. The term “driver” is used in FMCSA's commercialdriver's license requirements and in the Agency's general safety rules. This notice provides Federal and State enforcement personnel, and the motor carrier industry, with uniform guidance as to when certain Federal rules concerning driver licensing and qualifications are applicable to tillermen.

Northeast Corridor Safety Committee; Notice of Meeting

FRA announces the first meeting of the Northeast Corridor Safety Committee, a Federal advisory committee that is mandated by Section 212 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA). The Committee is made up of stakeholders operating on the Northeast Corridor, and the purpose of the Committee is to provide annual recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment; Extension of an Information Collection: Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests OMB approval to revise and extend an existing ICR entitled, “Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations.” The hours-of-service (HOS) rules require most commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to maintain on the CMV an accurate record of duty status (RODS) in either paper or electronic form. The Agency, effective June 4, 2010, authorized the use of electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to create driver RODS. This ICR estimates, for the first time, the paperwork burden of motor carriers voluntarily using EOBRs. This ICR promotes safety in CMV operations by assisting motor carriers and enforcement officials in monitoring compliance with the HOS rules.

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting

FMCSA announces that MCSAC will hold a committee meeting from Monday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The meeting will be open to the public for its duration. The MCSAC will complete action on Task 11-01, regarding Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier Management and will begin work on Tasks 11-02, regarding Roadside violation severity weightings in the Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS) in FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, and 11-03, regarding Oversight of the Agency's Long-Haul Cross Border Trucking Pilot Program.

Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007 Dodge Durango Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Manufactured for the Mexican Market Are Eligible for Importation

This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2007 Dodge Durango multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV) manufactured for the Mexican market (Mexican market 2007 Dodge Durango MPV), that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2007 Dodge Durango MPV,) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.

Limited Service Domestic Voyage Load Lines for River Barges on Lake Michigan

The Coast Guard is amending the special load line exemption regime for certain river barges operating on Lake Michigan, as established in the final rule published on November 18, 2010. Specifically, the weather restrictions based on Small Craft Advisory conditions are being replaced with the original weather restrictions implemented in 2002 by an interim rule.

Office of Thrift Supervision Integration; Dodd-Frank Act Implementation; Correction

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2011, a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Office of Thrift Supervision Integration; Dodd-Frank Act Implementation.” Inadvertently, an incorrect E-mail address was used in the ADDRESSES caption for submission of public comments directly to the OCC via electronic mail. This document corrects that E-mail address.

Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c)ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.

The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

Mississippi; Emergency and Related Determinations

This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-3320-EM), dated May 4, 2011, and related determinations.

Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Establish an Information Collection

In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects.