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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 140 / Friday, July 21, 2006 / Notices did not describe these modifications, for which G&K claimed confidentiality. NHTSA’s Analysis The modifications identified as needed to conform the vehicles to the standard would not prelude the vehicle from being deemed eligible for importation. Conformity packages submitted for vehicles imported under the decision must demonstrate that the vehicle is equipped with components that allow it to achieve compliance with the standard. Any modification or replacement of components necessary to meet the requirements of the standard must be shown to bring the vehicle into compliance. Such proof must be submitted by an RI as part of any conformity package submitted for nonconforming 2002 through 2004 Smart Car Fortwo Coupe and Cabriolet passenger cars. (17) FMVSS No. 302 Interior Materials Flammability of NHTSA’s Analysis The modifications that G&K identified as needed to conform the vehicles to the standard would not prelude the vehicles from being deemed eligible for importation. Conformity packages submitted for vehicles imported under the decision must demonstrate that the vehicle is equipped with components that allow it to achieve compliance with the standard. Any modification or replacement of components necessary to meet the requirements of the standard must be shown to bring the vehicle into compliance. Such proof must be submitted by an RI as part of any conformity package submitted for nonconforming 2002 through 2004 Smart Car Fortwo Coupe and Cabriolet passenger cars. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 NHTSA’s Analysis DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The modifications that G&K identified as needed to conform the vehicles to the standard would not prelude the vehicles from being deemed eligible for importation. The agency notes that Bumper Standard compliance issues are not directly relevant to an import eligibility decision, as such a decision is to be based on the capability of a nonU.S. certified vehicle to be altered to conform to the FMVSS, and the Bumper Standard is not an FMVSS. However, because a vehicle that is not originally manufactured to comply with the Bumper Standard must be modified to comply with the standard before it can be admitted permanently into the United States, conformance with the Bumper Standard must be shown in the conformity package submitted to NHTSA to allow release of the DOT conformance bond furnished at the time of vehicle importation. Surface Transportation Board Conclusion JK petition: The vehicles conform to the standard as originally manufactured. Alterations identified in G&K petition: Interior materials and components covered by the standard must be treated with a product available only from G&K. G&K claimed confidentiality with respect to these modifications. In view of the above considerations, NHTSA decided to grant the petitions. Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles The importer of a vehicle admissible under any final decision must indicate on the form HS–7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle eligibility number indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. VCP–27 is the vehicle eligibility number assigned to nonconforming 2002 through 2004 Smart Car Fortwo Coupe and Cabriolet (including trim levels Passion, Pulse and Pure) passenger cars admissible under this notice of final decision. Final Decision Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA decided that 2002 through 2004 Smart Car Fortwo Coupe and Cabriolet (including trim levels Passion, Pulse and Pure) passenger cars that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for importation into the United States because they have safety features (10) 49 CFR Part 581 Bumper Standard that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all Alterations identified in JK petition: applicable Federal motor vehicle safety Modification of the bumper system to standards. comply with the Bumper Standard Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) and found in 49 CFR part 581. The petition (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority did not describe the modifications. at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Alterations identified in G&K petition: Claude H. Harris, Modification of the bumper system Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. through installation of components [FR Doc. E6–11634 Filed 7–20–06; 8:45 am] available only from G&K. The petition did not describe the modifications. BILLING CODE 4910–59–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:59 Jul 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 41513 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and Request for Comments Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), gives notice that the Board will seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the currently approved collection of rail system diagram maps. The Board is seeking comments from rail carriers that have recently filed amended or new system diagram maps (or, in the case of small carriers, the alternative narrative description of rail system) concerning (1) whether the particular collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) 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 when appropriate. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. Description of Collection Title: System Diagram Maps. OMB Control Number: 2140–0003. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Common carrier freight railroads that are either new or reporting changes in the status of one or more of their rail lines. Number of Respondents: 4. Estimated Time per Response: 4.5 hours, based on average time reported in informal survey of respondents conducted in 2003. Frequency of Response: 1. Total Annual Burden Hours: 18 hours. Total Annual ‘‘Non-Hour Burden’’ Cost: None have been identified. Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1152.10–1152.13, all railroads subject to the Board’s jurisdiction are required to keep current system diagram maps on file, or alternatively in the case of a Class III carrier (a carrier with assets of not more than $20 million in 1991 dollars), to submit the same information in narrative form. The information E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 41514 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 140 / Friday, July 21, 2006 / Notices sought in this collection identifies all lines in a particular railroad’s system, categorized to indicate the likelihood that service on a particular line will be abandoned and/or whether service on a line is currently provided under the financial assistance provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10904. Carriers are obligated to amend these maps as the need to change the category of any particular line arises. The Board uses this information to facilitate informed decision making, and this information, which is available to the public from the carrier by request, 49 CFR 1152.12(c)(3), may serve as notice to the shipping public of the carrier’s intent to abandon or retain a line. Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:59 Jul 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 submit comments by September 19, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Marilyn Levitt, Surface Transportation Board, Room 614, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423 or levittm@stb.dot.gov or by fax at (202) 565–9001. When submitting comments, refer to the OMB number and title of the information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara G. Saddler, (202) 565–1656. Requests for a copy of the regulations pertaining to this information collection may be obtained by contacting Barbara G. Saddler at (202) 565–1656 or saddlerb@stb.dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 control number. Collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, Federal agencies are required to provide a 60day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. Dated: July 21, 2006. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11592 Filed 7–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 140 (Friday, July 21, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41513-41514]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-11592]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Notice and Request for Comments

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), gives 
notice that the Board will seek from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the currently approved 
collection of rail system diagram maps. The Board is seeking comments 
from rail carriers that have recently filed amended or new system 
diagram maps (or, in the case of small carriers, the alternative 
narrative description of rail system) concerning (1) whether the 
particular collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the 
collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board's 
burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information collected; and (4) 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 when appropriate. Submitted comments will be summarized and 
included in the Board's request for OMB approval.

Description of Collection

    Title: System Diagram Maps.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0003.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents: Common carrier freight railroads that are either new 
or reporting changes in the status of one or more of their rail lines.
    Number of Respondents: 4.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4.5 hours, based on average time 
reported in informal survey of respondents conducted in 2003.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 18 hours.
    Total Annual ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost: None have been identified.
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1152.10-1152.13, all railroads subject 
to the Board's jurisdiction are required to keep current system diagram 
maps on file, or alternatively in the case of a Class III carrier (a 
carrier with assets of not more than $20 million in 1991 dollars), to 
submit the same information in narrative form. The information

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sought in this collection identifies all lines in a particular 
railroad's system, categorized to indicate the likelihood that service 
on a particular line will be abandoned and/or whether service on a line 
is currently provided under the financial assistance provisions of 49 
U.S.C. 10904. Carriers are obligated to amend these maps as the need to 
change the category of any particular line arises. The Board uses this 
information to facilitate informed decision making, and this 
information, which is available to the public from the carrier by 
request, 49 CFR 1152.12(c)(3), may serve as notice to the shipping 
public of the carrier's intent to abandon or retain a line.

DATES: Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should 
submit comments by September 19, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Marilyn Levitt, Surface 
Transportation Board, Room 614, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20423 or levittm@stb.dot.gov or by fax at (202) 565-9001. When 
submitting comments, refer to the OMB number and title of the 
information collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara G. Saddler, (202) 565-1656. 
Requests for a copy of the regulations pertaining to this information 
collection may be obtained by contacting Barbara G. Saddler at (202) 
565-1656 or saddlerb@stb.dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting 
or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently 
valid OMB control number. Collection of information, which is defined 
in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements 
that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to 
the agency, third parties, or the public. Under section 3506(c)(2)(A) 
of the PRA, Federal agencies are required to provide a 60-day notice 
and comment period through publication in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each 
proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before 
submitting the collection to OMB for approval.

    Dated: July 21, 2006.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-11592 Filed 7-20-06; 8:45 am]
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