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Download as PDF 5266 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 20 / Tuesday, February 1, 2005 / Notices e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation: The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can get electronic submission and retrieval help guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the DMS Web site. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Department of Transportation’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Exemption Decision Under 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), the FMCSA may renew an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. This notice addresses Mr. Willie F. Adams, who has requested renewal of his exemption in a timely manner. The FMCSA has evaluated his application for renewal on its merits and decided to extend the exemption for a renewable two-year period. This exemption is extended subject to the following conditions: (1) That Mr. Adams have a physical exam every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that Mr. Adams is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that Mr. Adams provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that Mr. Adams provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in his driver’s qualification file and retain a copy of the certification on his person while driving for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Jan 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 official. The exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by the FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Mr. Adams fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e). The issues raised by Advocates were addressed at length in 69 FR 51346 (August 18, 2004). The FMCSA continues to find its exemption process appropriate to the statutory and regulatory requirements. Issued on: January 24, 2005. Pamela M. Pelcovits, Director, Policy, Plans, and Program Development. [FR Doc. 05–1755 Filed 1–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Basis for Renewing the Exemption Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application for additional two-year periods. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), Mr. Adams has satisfied the entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 45817, 65 FR 77066, and 67 FR 71610). He has requested timely renewal of the exemption and has submitted evidence showing that the vision in his better eye continues to meet the standard specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a review of his record of safety while driving with his vision deficiency over the past two years indicates he continues to meet the vision exemption standards. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting his ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, the FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. Comments The FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning Mr. Adams’ safety record and determine if the continuation of the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e). However, the FMCSA requests that interested parties with specific data concerning his safety record submit comments by March 3, 2005. In the past the FMCSA has received comments from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) expressing continued opposition to the FMCSA’s procedures for renewing exemptions from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Specifically, Advocates objects to the agency’s extension of the exemptions without any opportunity for public comment prior to the decision to renew, and reliance on a summary statement of evidence to make its decision to extend the exemption of each driver. PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register document with a 60-day comment period was published on September 29, 2004 [69 FR 58219]. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 3, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Ballard at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Planning and Consumer Standards, (NVS–131), 202–366–0307, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5320, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: 49 CFR Part 542; Procedures for Selecting Lines to be Covered by the Theft Prevention Standard. OMB Control Number: 2127–0539. Type of Request: Request for public comment on a previously approved collection of information. Abstract: The Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 amended the Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984 (P.L. 98– 547) and requires this collection of information. One component of the theft prevention legislation required the Secretary of Transportation (delegated to the National Highway Traffic Safety E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 20 / Tuesday, February 1, 2005 / Notices Administration NHTSA)) to promulgate a theft prevention standard for the designation of high-theft vehicle lines. Provisions delineating the information collection requirements include section 33104, which requires NHTSA to promulgate a rule for the identification of major component parts for vehicles having or expected to have theft rate above the median rate for all new passenger motor vehicles sold in the United States, as well as with major component parts that interchangeable with those having high-theft rates. The specific lines and parts to be identified are to be selected by agreement between the manufacturer and the agency. If there is a disagreement of the selection, the statute states that the agency shall select such lines and parts, after notice to the manufacturer and an opportunity for written comment. In a final rule published on April 6, 2004, the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard was extended to include all passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or less, and to light duty trucks with major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of multipurpose passenger vehicles. The final rule becomes effective September 1, 2006. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 45 hours. Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: NHTSA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Jan 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 Issued in Washington, DC on January 25, 2005. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 05–1759 Filed 1–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [DOCKET NO. NHTSA 2005–20046; Notice 1] Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire, LLC. Receipt of Application for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire, LLC has determined that approximately 757 size P175/65R14, Bridgestone WS50Z tires do not meet the labeling requirements mandated by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 109, ‘‘New Pneumatic Tires.’’ Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Bridgestone/Firestone has petitioned for a determination that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance Reports.’’ FMVSS No. 109 (S4.3 (e)) requires that each tire shall have permanently molded into or onto both sidewalls the actual number of plies in the sidewall, and the actual number of plies in the tread area if different. The noncompliance with S4.3 (e) relates to the sidewall markings. Bridgestone/Firestone Nasu, Japan Plant produced approximately 937 tires with incorrect markings during the DOT weeks of 2702, 1203, and 1303. The noncompliant tires were marked: ‘‘2 STEEL & 1 PLY.’’ The correct marking required by FMVSS No. 109 is as follows: ‘‘2 STEEL & 1 PLY & 1 NYLON.’’ Bridgestone/Firestone stated that the noncompliant tires were actually constructed with more polyester sidewall plies than indicated on the sidewall marking. Therefore, Bridgestone/Firestone believes this noncompliance is particularly unlikely to have an adverse affect on motor vehicle safety and is clearly inconsequential in that regard. The noncompliant tires meet or exceed all performance requirements of FMVSS No. 109 and will have no impact on the operational performance or safety of vehicles on which these tires are mounted. PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5267 Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on the application described above. Comments should refer to the docket number and be submitted to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Management, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. It is requested that two copies be submitted. All comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated below will be considered. The application and supporting materials, and all comments received after the closing date, will also be filed and will be considered to the extent possible. When the application is granted or denied, the notice will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below. Comment closing date: March 3, 2005. (49 U.S.C. 301118, 301120; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8) Issued on: January 25, 2005. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 05–1758 Filed 1–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Release of Waybill Data The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from GATX Rail (WB512–10—12/17/04), for permission to use certain data from the Board’s Carload Waybill Samples. A copy of this request may be obtained from the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration. The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; therefore, if any parties object to this request, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mac Frampton, (202) 565–1541. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–1818 Filed 1–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 20 (Tuesday, February 1, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collections and their expected 
burden. The Federal Register document with a 60-day comment period was 
published on September 29, 2004 [69 FR 58219].

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 3, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Ballard at the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Planning and Consumer 
Standards, (NVS-131), 202-366-0307, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5320, 
Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Title: 49 CFR Part 542; Procedures for Selecting Lines to be 
Covered by the Theft Prevention Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0539.
    Type of Request: Request for public comment on a previously 
approved collection of information.
    Abstract: The Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 amended the Motor Vehicle 
Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984 (P.L. 98-547) and requires this 
collection of information. One component of the theft prevention 
legislation required the Secretary of Transportation (delegated to the 
National Highway Traffic Safety

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Administration NHTSA)) to promulgate a theft prevention standard for 
the designation of high-theft vehicle lines. Provisions delineating the 
information collection requirements include section 33104, which 
requires NHTSA to promulgate a rule for the identification of major 
component parts for vehicles having or expected to have theft rate 
above the median rate for all new passenger motor vehicles sold in the 
United States, as well as with major component parts that 
interchangeable with those having high-theft rates.
    The specific lines and parts to be identified are to be selected by 
agreement between the manufacturer and the agency. If there is a 
disagreement of the selection, the statute states that the agency shall 
select such lines and parts, after notice to the manufacturer and an 
opportunity for written comment.
    In a final rule published on April 6, 2004, the Federal Motor 
Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard was extended to include all passenger 
cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight 
rating of 6,000 pounds or less, and to light duty trucks with major 
parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major 
parts of multipurpose passenger vehicles. The final rule becomes 
effective September 1, 2006.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 45 hours.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: NHTSA Desk Officer.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology. A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication.

    Issued in Washington, DC on January 25, 2005.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 05-1759 Filed 1-31-05; 8:45 am]
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