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Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier up-to-date records so that the agency Issued under the authority delegated in 49
Safety Administration, and sent via can recognize the entity in question in CFR 1.87 on: March 5, 2018.
electronic mail to oira_submission@ case of enforcement actions or other G. Kelly Regal,, or faxed to (202) 395– procedures required to ensure that the Associate Administrator for Office of
6974, or mailed to the Office of carrier is fit, willing and able to provide Research and Information Technology.
Information and Regulatory Affairs, for-hire transportation services, and so [FR Doc. 2018–05005 Filed 3–12–18; 8:45 am]
Office of Management and Budget, that entities whose authority has been BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P
Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th revoked can resume operation if they
Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. are not otherwise blocked from doing
Secrist, Division Chief, East-South the process of gathering the information
Division, FMCSA Office of Registration Federal Motor Carrier Safety
needed to process the entities’ requests
and Safety Information, Department of Administration
in a timely manner, with the least
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier amount of effort for all parties involved. Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier
Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West This multi-purpose form is filed by Registration Plan Board of Directors
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, registrants on an as-needed basis. This
Washington, DC 20590–0001. multi-purpose form is on the FMCSA AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Telephone: 202–385–2367 Email website so entities could access and Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
Address: Office print/fax/email the form to MC–RS. ACTION: Notice of Unified Carrier
hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Registration Plan Board of Directors
The form prompts users to report the
through Friday, except Federal Meeting.
following data points (whichever are
relevant to their records change
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: request): (1) What are the legal/doing TIME AND DATE: The meeting will be held
Title: Motor Carrier Records Change business as (dba) names of the entity/ on March 15, 2018, from Noon to 3:00
Form. representative? (2) What is the contact p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
OMB Control Number: 2126–0060. information of entity/representatives PLACE: This meeting will be open to the
Type of Request: Renewal information (phone number, address, fax number, public via conference call. Any
collection. email address)? (3) What are the interested person may call 1–877–422–
Respondents: For-hire motor carriers, requested changes to name or address of 1931, passcode 2855443940, to listen
brokers and freight forwarders. entity? (4) What is the docket MC/MX/ and participate in this meeting.
Estimated Number of Respondents: STATUS: Open to the public.
FX number of the entity? (5) What is the
US DOT number of the entity? (6) Is MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Unified
Estimated Time per Response: 15
there any change in ownership, Carrier Registration Plan Board of
minutes per response.
Expiration Date: July 31, 2018. management or control of the entity? (7) Directors (the Board) will continue its
Frequency of Response: On occasion. What kind of changes is the entity work in developing and implementing
Estimated Total Annual Burden: making to the company? (8) Which the Unified Carrier Registration Plan
11,225 hours [44,900 annual responses authority does the entity/representative and Agreement and to that end, may
× 0.25 hours]. wish to reinstate, motor carrier or consider matters properly before the
broker? (9) Does the entity/ Board. An agenda for this meeting will
Background representative authorize the fee for the be available no later than 5:00 p.m. EST,
FMCSA registers for-hire motor name change or reinstatement? (10) March 2, 2018 at:
carriers under 49 U.S.C. 13902, surface Does the entity/representative authorize FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr.
freight forwarders under 49 U.S.C. the reinstatement of operating authority Avelino Gutierrez, Chair, Unified
13903, and property brokers under 49 or name/address change? (11) What is Carrier Registration Board of Directors at
U.S.C. 13904. Each registration is the credit card information (name, (505) 827–4565.
effective from the date specified under number, expiration date, address, date) Issued on: March 8, 2018.
49 U.S.C. 13905(c). 49 CFR part 365.413 for the card used to pay the fee?
Larry W. Minor,
states for-hire motor carriers, brokers The Agency received three comments
and freight forwarders are required to Associate Administrator, Office of Policy,
on the 60-day notice (82 FR 50481). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
notify the Office of Registration and comments were not directly related to [FR Doc. 2018–05152 Filed 3–9–18; 4:15 pm]
Safety Information when they change the information collection. Therefore,
the name or form of business. Currently, BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P
FMCSA did not make any changes to
the name change request can be filed the information collection.
online through the Licensing and
Public Comments Invited: You are DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Insurance (L&I) website, or companies
can fax or mail a letter requesting either asked to comment on any aspect of this
Federal Motor Carrier Safety
name or address changes. Carriers can information collection, including: (1)
also request reinstatement of a revoked Whether the proposed collection is
operating authority either via fax or necessary for the FMCSA to perform its
functions; (2) the accuracy of the [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0428]
online via the L&I website. About 39%
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of name change, address change, and estimated burden; (3) ways for the
Hours of Service of Drivers: Electronic
reinstatement requests are received by FMCSA to enhance the quality,
Logging Devices; Application for
mail; 38% are filed online; and 23% are usefulness, and clarity of the collected
Exemption; Truck Renting and Leasing
filed by faxing a request letter to MC– information; and (4) ways that the Association, Inc.
RS. The information collected is then burden could be minimized without
entered in the L&I database by FMCSA reducing the quality of the collected AGENCY:Federal Motor Carrier Safety
staff. This enables FMCSA to maintain information. Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

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ACTION:Notice of application for DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, envelope. FMCSA will consider all
exemption; request for comments. Monday through Friday, except Federal comments and material received during
holidays. The on-line FDMS is available the comment period and may grant or
SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that the 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. not grant this application based on your
Truck Renting and Leasing Association Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 comments.
Inc. (TRALA) has requested an U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments
exemption until December 31, 2018, II. Legal Basis
from the public to better inform its
from the electronic logging device (ELD) rulemaking process. DOT posts these FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C.
requirements for all drivers of property- comments, without edit, including any 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions
carrying commercial motor vehicles personal information the commenter from certain parts of the Federal Motor
rented for 30 days or fewer. A waiver for provides, to, as Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).
the same purpose and group of drivers FMCSA must publish a notice of each
described in the system of records
was issued to TRALA on January 19, exemption request in the Federal
notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can
2018, and expires on April 19, 2018. Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The
be reviewed at
TRALA states that the waiver period, Agency must provide the public an
which is limited to 90 days, is not FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
opportunity to inspect the information
sufficient to address the ELD problems information concerning this notice,
relevant to the application, including
that they and their short-term lessors are contact Mr. Tom Yager, Chief, FMCSA
any safety analyses that have been
encountering. This request, if granted, Driver and Carrier Operations Division; conducted. The Agency must also
would provide rental-vehicle owners, Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle provide an opportunity for public
carriers, and drivers with additional Safety Standards; Telephone: (202) 366– comment on the request.
time to develop compliance strategies 4325. Email: If you The Agency reviews safety analyses
for dealing with the unique issues have questions on viewing or submitting and public comments submitted, and
relating to the use of ELDs in short-term material to the docket, contact Docket determines whether granting the
rental vehicles. TRALA believes that the Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. exemption would likely achieve a level
exemption, if granted, would not have SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: of safety equivalent to, or greater than,
any adverse impacts on operational the level that would be achieved by the
I. Public Participation and Request for
safety, as drivers would continue to current regulation (49 CFR 381.305).
remain subject to the hours-of-service The decision of the Agency must be
regulations as well as the requirements FMCSA encourages you to participate published in the Federal Register (49
to maintain a paper record of duty by submitting comments and related CFR 381.315(b)) with the reasons for
status. FMCSA requests public comment materials. denying or granting the application and,
on TRALA’s application for exemption. Submitting Comments if granted, the name of the person or
DATES: Comments must be received on class of persons receiving the
or before April 12, 2018. If you submit a comment, please exemption, and the regulatory provision
include the docket number for this from which the exemption is granted.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
notice (FMCSA–2016–0428), indicate The notice must also specify the
identified by Federal Docket
the specific section of this document to effective period and explain the terms
Management System (FDMS) Number
which the comment applies, and and conditions of the exemption. The
FMCSA–2016–0428 by any of the
provide a reason for suggestions or exemption may be renewed (49 CFR
following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: recommendations. You may submit 381.300(b)). See the Public your comments and material online or
by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but III. Background
Participation and Request for Comments
section below for further information. please use only one of these means. TRALA is a national trade association
• Mail: Docket Management Facility, FMCSA recommends that you include of companies whose members rent and
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 your name and a mailing address, an lease vehicles. TRALA’s membership
New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, email address, or a phone number in the encompasses the full spectrum of the
Ground Floor, Room W12–140, body of your document so the Agency industry, including major independent
Washington, DC 20590–0001. can contact you if it has questions firms such as Budget, Enterprise Truck
• Hand Delivery or Courier: West regarding your submission. Rental, Penske Truck Leasing, Ryder
Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– To submit your comments online, go System, and U Haul, as well as small
140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, to and put the and medium size businesses that
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2016–0428’’ generally participate as members of four
through Friday, except Federal holidays. in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click leasing group systems, three of which
• Fax: 1–202–493–2251 ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen are affiliated with a major manufacturer.
• Each submission must include the appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ TRALA states that it has nearly 500
Agency name and the docket number for button and type your comment into the members whose vehicles account for
this notice. Note that DOT posts all text box in the following screen. Choose between 25–30% of all commercial
comments received without change to whether you are submitting your motor vehicles (CMVs) on the highways, including any comment as an individual or on behalf today.
personal information included in a of a third party and then submit. If you TRALA advised that operators of
comment. Please see the Privacy Act submit your comments by mail or hand short-term CMV rentals face challenges
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heading below. delivery, submit them in an unbound in complying with the ELD
Docket: For access to the docket to format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, requirements that no other segment of
read background documents or suitable for copying and electronic the industry faces. Businesses renting
comments, go to at filing. If you submit comments by mail CMVs to customers must offer ELD
any time or visit Room W12–140 on the and would like to know that they compliance options for a variety of
ground level of the West Building, 1200 reached the facility, please enclose a technical platforms. Motor carrier fleets
New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, stamped, self-addressed postcard or use rental vehicles to meet seasonal

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demand, surges in other demands, or to rental fees which are a significant collections listed below in this
replace breakdowns; these fleets will disincentive to rent solely for the document.
already have an ELD platform that in purpose of avoiding the ELD DATES: Comments are due on or before
many cases will be different from the regulations. May 14, 2018.
one installed on a rental truck. TRALA also states that, if the
ADDRESSES: As described below, you
TRALA states that FMCSA has exemption is granted, law enforcement
recognized the unique compliance may send comments on the information
officers would be better able to identify
concerns of the short-term CMV rental collections listed in this document
short-term rental vehicles. Under 49
vehicle market by granting a partial using the ‘‘’’ online
CFR 390.21(e), a CMV rented for a
exemption from the ELD requirements comment form for this document, or you
period not to exceed 30 days is not
for vehicles rented for no longer than 8 may send written comments via U.S.
required to be marked with the name
days (82 FR 47306, October 11, 2017). mail or hand delivery. TTB no longer
and USDOT number of the operating
In addition, FMCSA has granted an ELD accepts public comments via email or
motor carrier if the vehicle otherwise is
waiver to TRALA until April 19, 2018, fax.
marked with the lessor’s name and • Use
for CMVs rented for no longer than 30 USDOT number, and a copy of the
days (83 FR 2868, January 19, 2018). the comment form for this document
rental agreement is carried in the posted within Docket No. TTB–2018–
TRALA states that since FMCSA’s vehicle in accordance with that
October 11, 2017, decision granting an 0001 on ‘‘,’’ the Federal
provision. Enforcement officials e-rulemaking portal, to submit
exemption of only 8 days for rental inspecting such a vehicle would
trucks, TRALA members have taken comments via the internet;
examine the short-term rental agreement • U.S. Mail: Michael Hoover,
several steps to resolve the ELD issues. to determine that the ELD requirement
These include meeting with customers, Regulations and Rulings Division,
does not apply to that vehicle. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade
building cloud-based portal systems official would then check the driver’s
between ELD providers, and purchasing Bureau, 1310 G Street NW, Box 12,
paper record of duty status for Washington, DC 20005.
thousands of ELDs for rental trucks. compliance with the HOS regulations.
Nevertheless, TRALA members and • Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of
According to TRALA, their members Mail: Michael Hoover, Alcohol and
their customers state that they need represent about 25–30% of CMVs on the
additional time to come into full Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G
road and are a key component of the Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC
compliance with ELD requirements. trucking industry. Allowing a further 20005.
IV. Request for Exemption exemption through December 31, 2018, Please submit separate comments for
TRALA is requesting an exemption to continue the transition efforts each specific information collection
until December 31, 2018, from the ELD ongoing since the final rule was listed in this document. You must
requirements in 49 CFR part 395, as published will give all businesses that reference the information collection’s
applied to drivers of property-carrying use rental trucks comfort that systems title, form or recordkeeping requirement
CMVs rented for any reason for no can be deployed to better address the number, and OMB number (if any) in
longer than 30 days. Lessors of short- difficulties confronted by the rental your comment.
term CMV rentals are struggling to meet truck market. You may view copies of this
A copy of TRALA’s application for document, the information collections
the current April 19, 2018, waiver
exemption is available for review in the listed in it and any associated
expiration deadline. TRALA states that
docket for this notice. instructions, and all comments received
its members continue to work diligently
with their customers, developing Issued on: March 5, 2018. in response to this document within
systems that will allow renters to record Larry W. Minor, Docket No. TTB–2018–0001 at https://
and report their hours seamlessly, and Associate Administrator for Policy. A link to that
partnering with ELD providers to give [FR Doc. 2018–05001 Filed 3–12–18; 8:45 am]
docket is posted on the TTB website at
the most options available to rental
customers. form.shtml. You may also obtain paper
According to TRALA, every copies of this document, the
customer’s needs are unique. An information collections described in it
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY and any associated instructions, and any
additional period through the end of
this year to prepare for this transition Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade comments received in response to this
would allow their members to continue Bureau document by contacting Michael Hoover
resolving the issues presented by new at the addresses or telephone number
technology and the need for individual [Docket No. TTB–2018–0001] shown below.
customer-based compliance strategies. It FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Proposed Information Collections;
would also allow lessors to meet Michael Hoover, Alcohol and Tobacco
Comment Request (No. 68)
seasonal demand for short-term rental Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street
vehicles through the holiday season in AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005;
November and December of this year Trade Bureau, Treasury. telephone (202) 453–1039, ext. 135; or
without disruptions. ACTION: Notice and request for email
TRALA states that allowing short- comments. (please do not submit comments on the
term CMV rental truck drivers to not information collections listed in this
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comply with ELD requirements until SUMMARY: As part of our continuing document to this email address).
December 31, 2018, will not have any effort to reduce paperwork and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
impact on safety, nor will it provide a respondent burden, and as required by
safe harbor for drivers who may try to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Request for Comments
avoid compliance with the hours-of- the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade The Department of the Treasury and
service (HOS) regulations in general. Bureau (TTB) invites comments on the its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade
Nearly half the States now impose daily proposed or continuing information Bureau (TTB), as part of a continuing

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