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Petition for Declaratory Order by Fullington Trailways, LLC

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT).


Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order; extension of comment period.


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends the reply comment period for a Petition for Declaratory Order that was published on June 4, 2009, until September 14, 2009.


Reply comments are due on or before September 14, 2009. The Agency will only consider reply comments responding directly to issues raised in the initial round of comments. Commenters may not use reply comments to raise new issues.


You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System Docket Number in the heading of this document by any of the following methods. Do not submit the same comments by more than one method. However, to allow effective public participation before the comment period deadline, the Agency encourages use of the Web site that is listed first. It will provide the most efficient and timely method of receiving and processing your comments.

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this regulatory action. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal information provided. Refer to the Privacy Act heading on for further information.

Docket: Comments and material received from the public, as well as background information and documents mentioned in this preamble, are part of docket FMCSA-2009-0191, and are available for inspection and copying on the Internet at You may also view and copy documents at the U.S. Department of Transportation's Docket Operations Unit, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC.

Public Participation: The system is generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can find electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the “help” section of the Web site. For notification that FMCSA received the comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on line. Copies or abstracts of all documents referenced in this notice are in the docket: FMCSA-2009-0106. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to at any time or to Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. All comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above will be considered and will be available for examination in the docket at the above address. Initial comments received after the initial comment closing date will not be considered.

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Genevieve D. Sapir, Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-7056.

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On June 4, 2009 (74 FR 26917), FMCSA published a petition submitted by Fullington Trailways, LLC (Fullington) for a declaratory order requesting that FMCSA find that certain regularly scheduled passenger bus service provided by Fullington is in interstate commerce and not subject to the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission. We provided the public with a 60-day period for initial comments that expired on August 3, 2009, and a 30-day period for reply comments that expires on September 2, 2009. At least one timely filed submission during the initial comment period was not immediately available in the docket. To provide the public adequate time to respond to all timely filed initial comments, FMCSA extends Start Printed Page 41971the reply comment period until September 14, 2009.

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Issued on: August 12, 2009.

Larry W. Minor,

Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. E9-19888 Filed 8-18-09; 8:45 am]