Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS); Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety, 58572-58574 [E6-16422]

Download as PDF 58572 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 4, 2006 / Proposed Rules 2023; business hours Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., telephone: (617) 918–1990; or the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Public Information Center, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03302–0095; Phone Number: (603) 271–2919 or (603) 271– 2975; Business hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday–Friday. Records in these dockets are available for inspection and copying during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Hanamoto, Office of Underground Storage Tanks, EPA Region I, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (Mail Code: HBO), Boston, MA 02114–2023, telephone: (617) 918–1219, e-mail: hanamoto.susan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For additional information, please see the immediate final rule published in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register. Dated: September 20, 2006. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, EPA Region I. [FR Doc. E6–16376 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 591, 592, 593, and 594 [Docket No. NHTSA–06–25715] Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS); Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of regulatory review; Request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small entities. As required by Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We also request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, incomplete vehicles, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 4, 2006. ADDRESSES: You should mention the docket number of this document in your comments and submit your comments in writing to: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, 20590. You may call Docket Management at: (202) 366–9329. You may visit the Docket from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Kavalauskas, Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–2584. Facsimile (fax): (202) 366–4396. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act A. Background and Purpose Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96–354), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), requires agencies to conduct periodic reviews of final rules that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small business entities. The purpose of the reviews is to determine whether such rules should be continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded, consistent with the objectives of applicable statutes, to minimize any significant economic impact of the rules on a substantial number of such small entities. B. Review Schedule The Department of Transportation (DOT) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda on November 22, 1999, listing in Appendix D (64 FR 64684) those regulations that each operating administration will review under section 610 during the next 12 months. Appendix D also contains DOT’s 10-year review plan for all of its existing regulations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, ‘‘we’’) has divided its rules into 10 groups by subject area. Each group will be reviewed once every 10 years, undergoing a two-stage process-an Analysis Year and a Review Year. For purposes of these reviews, a year will coincide with the fall-to-fall publication schedule of the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Thus, Year 1 (1998) began in the fall of 1998 and ended in the fall of 1999; Year 2 (1999) began in the fall of 1999 and ended in the fall of 2000; and so on. During the Analysis Year, we will request public comment on and analyze each of the rules in a given year’s group to determine whether any rule has a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities and, thus, requires review in accordance with section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. In each fall’s Regulatory Agenda, we will publish the results of the analyses we completed during the previous year. For rules that have subparts, or other discrete sections of rules that do have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, we will announce that we will be conducting a formal section 610 review during the following 12 months. The section 610 review will determine whether a specific rule should be revised or revoked to lessen its impact on small entities. We will consider: (1) The continued need for the rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received from the public; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other federal rules or with state or local government rules; and (5) the length of time since the rule has been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule. At the end of the Review Year, we will publish the results of our review. The following table shows the 10-year analysis and review schedule: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS1 NHTSA SECTION 610 REVIEW PLAN Year 1 2 3 4 5 ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... Regulations to be reviewed 49 49 49 49 49 VerDate Aug<31>2005 CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR Analysis year parts 501 through 526 and 571.213 ......................................................................................... 571.131, 571.217, 571.220, 571.221, and 571.222 .................................................................. 571.101 through 571.110 and 571.135 ..................................................................................... parts 529 through 579, except part 571 ................................................................................... 571.111 through 571.129 and parts 580 through 588 .............................................................. 15:20 Oct 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\04OCP1.SGM 04OCP1 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Review year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 58573 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 4, 2006 / Proposed Rules NHTSA SECTION 610 REVIEW PLAN—Continued Year 6 ......... 7 ......... 8 ......... 9 ......... 10 ....... Regulations to be reviewed 49 49 49 49 23 CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR Analysis year 571.201 through 571.212 .......................................................................................................... 571.214 through 571.219, except 571.217 ............................................................................... parts 591 through 594 ............................................................................................................... 571.223 through 571.404, part 500 and new parts and subparts under 49 CFR .................... parts 1200 and 1300 and new parts and subparts under 23 CFR .......................................... C. Regulations Under Analysis During Year 8, we will conduct a preliminary assessment of the following Review year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 sections of 49 CFR parts 591 through 594: Section Title 591 ........... 592 ........... 593 ........... Importation of vehicles and equipment subject to Federal safety, bumper and theft prevention standards Registered importers of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Determinations that a vehicle not originally manufactured to conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards is eligible for importation Schedule of fees authorized by 49 U.S.C. 30141 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS1 594 ........... We are seeking comments on whether any requirements in parts 591 through 594 have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. ‘‘Small entities’’ include small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations under 50,000. Business entities are generally defined as small businesses by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, for the purposes of receiving Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance. Size standards established by SBA in 13 CFR 121.201 are expressed either in number of employees or annual receipts in millions of dollars, unless otherwise specified. The number of employees or annual receipts indicates the maximum allowed for a concern and its affiliates to be considered small. If your business or organization is a small entity and if any of the requirements in parts 591, 592, 593, and 594 have a significant economic impact on your business or organization, please submit a comment to explain how and to what degree these rules affect you, the extent of the economic impact on your business or organization, and why you believe the economic impact is significant. If the agency determines that there is a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, it will ask for comment in a subsequent notice during the Review Year on how these impacts could be reduced without reducing safety. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:41 Oct 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 information in tables that may make the regulations easier to use. II. Plain Language A. Background and Purpose Executive Order 12866 and the President’s memorandum of June 1, 1998, require each agency to write all rules in plain language. Application of the principles of plain language includes consideration of the following questions: • Have we organized the material to suit the public’s needs? • Are the requirements in the rule clearly stated? • Does the rule contain technical language or jargon that is not clear? • Would a different format (grouping and order of sections, use of headings, paragraphing) make the rule easier to understand? • Would more (but shorter) sections be better? • Could we improve clarity by adding tables, lists, or diagrams? • What else could we do to make the rule easier to understand? If you have any responses to these questions, please include them in your comments on this document. B. Review Schedule In conjunction with our section 610 reviews, we will be performing plain language reviews over a ten-year period on a schedule consistent with the section 610 review schedule. We will review parts 591 through 594 to determine if these regulations can be reorganized and/or rewritten to make them easier to read, understand, and use. We encourage interested persons to submit draft regulatory language that clearly and simply communicates regulatory requirements, and other recommendations, such as for putting PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Comments How Do I Prepare and Submit Comments? Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket number of this document in your comments. Your comments must not be more than 15 pages long. (49 CFR 553.21.) We established this limit to encourage you to write your primary comments in a concise fashion. However, you may attach necessary additional documents to your comments. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. Please submit two copies of your comments, including the attachments, to Docket Management at the address given above under ADDRESSES. Comments may also be submitted to the docket electronically by logging onto the Docket Management System Web site at https://dms.dot.gov. Click on ‘‘Help & Information’’ or ‘‘Help/Info’’ to obtain instructions for filing your comments electronically. How Can I Be Sure That My Comments Were Received? If you wish Docket Management to notify you upon its receipt of your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, Docket Management will return the postcard by mail. E:\FR\FM\04OCP1.SGM 04OCP1 58574 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 4, 2006 / Proposed Rules How Do I Submit Confidential Business Information? If you wish to submit any information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information, to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. In addition, you should submit two copies, from which you have deleted the claimed confidential business information, to Docket Management at the address given above under ADDRESSES. When you send a comment containing information claimed to be confidential business information, you should include a cover letter setting forth the information specified in our confidential business information regulation. (49 CFR Part 512.) Will the Agency Consider Late Comments? rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS1 How Can I Read the Comments Submitted by Other People? You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the address given above under ADDRESSES. The hours of the Docket are indicated above in the same location. You may also see the comments on the Internet. To read the comments on the Internet, take the following steps: (1) Go to the Docket Management System (DMS) Web page of the Department of Transportation (https:// dms.dot.gov/). (2) On that page, click on ‘‘search.’’ (3) On the next page (https:// dms.dot.gov/search/), type in the fourdigit docket number shown at the beginning of this document. Example: If the docket number were ‘‘NHTSA– 1998–1234,’’ you would type ‘‘1234.’’ After typing the docket number, click on ‘‘search.’’ (4) On the next page, which contains docket summary information for the docket you selected, click on the desired comments. You may download the comments. However, since the comments are imaged documents, instead of word processing documents, the ‘‘pdf’’ versions of the documents are word searchable. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue 14:41 Oct 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 Joseph Carra, Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. [FR Doc. E6–16422 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 RIN 1018–AU33 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Spikedace and Loach Minnow Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of public comment period. AGENCY: We will consider all comments that Docket Management receives before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above under DATES. To the extent possible, we will also consider comments that Docket Management receives after that date. VerDate Aug<31>2005 to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new material. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period for the proposal to designate critical habitat for the spikedace (Meda fulgida) and loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis) designation under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This action will allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed critical habitat, the draft economic analysis, draft environmental assessment, Tribal management plans and resolutions, and a management plan and economic analysis submitted by Phelps Dodge Corporation, as further discussed below. Comments previously submitted on the December 20, 2005 (70 FR 75546), proposed rule and on the June 6, 2006 (71 FR 32496), reopening of the comment period need not be resubmitted as they have been incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. DATES: We will consider all comments received from interested parties by October 16, 2006. Any comments received after the closing date may not be considered in the final determination on the proposal. ADDRESSES: Comments If you wish to comment on the proposed rule, draft economic analysis, draft environmental assessment, Tribal PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 management plans and resolutions, or a management plan and economic analysis submitted by Phelps Dodge Corporation, you may submit your comments and materials, identified by RIN 1018–AU33, by any of the following methods: (1) E-mail: SD_LMComments@fws.gov. Include RIN 1018–AU33 in the subject line. Please include your name and return address in the body of your message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly by calling our Arizona Ecological Services Field Office at (602) 242–0210. (2) Fax: (602) 242–2513. (3) Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, 2321 W. Royal Palm Road, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85021. (4) Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. You may obtain copies of the proposed rule, draft economic analysis, draft environmental assessment, Tribal management plans and resolutions, and the Phelps Dodge Corporation’s management plan and economic analysis, by mail by contracting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or by visiting our Web site at https://www.fws.gov/ arizonaes/. You may also review comments and materials received and review supporting documentation used in preparation of the proposed rule by appointment, during normal business hours, at the Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (telephone, 602–242–0210; facsimile, 602–242–2513). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 20, 2005, we proposed to designate as critical habitat for spikedace and loach minnow approximately 633 stream miles (mi) (1018.7 stream kilometers (km)), which includes various stream segments and their associated riparian areas, including the stream at bankfull width and a 300-foot (91.4 meters) buffer on either side of the stream (70 FR 75546). The proposed designation includes Federal, State, tribal, and private lands in Arizona and New Mexico. Critical habitat identifies specific areas containing features essential to the conservation of a listed species and that may require special management E:\FR\FM\04OCP1.SGM 04OCP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 591, 592, 593, and 594

[Docket No. NHTSA-06-25715]


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS); Small Business 
Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of regulatory review; Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small 
entities. As required by Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We also 
request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and 
understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate 
to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, 
trailers, incomplete vehicles, motorcycles, and motor vehicle 
equipment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 4, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You should mention the docket number of this document in 
your comments and submit your comments in writing to: Docket Management 
System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC, 20590. You may call Docket Management at: 
(202) 366-9329. You may visit the Docket from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday 
through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Kavalauskas, Office of 
Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC, 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-2584. Facsimile (fax): 
(202) 366-4396.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act

A. Background and Purpose

    Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-
354), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness 
Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), requires agencies to conduct periodic 
reviews of final rules that have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small business entities. The purpose of the 
reviews is to determine whether such rules should be continued without 
change, or should be amended or rescinded, consistent with the 
objectives of applicable statutes, to minimize any significant economic 
impact of the rules on a substantial number of such small entities.

B. Review Schedule

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) published its Semiannual 
Regulatory Agenda on November 22, 1999, listing in Appendix D (64 FR 
64684) those regulations that each operating administration will review 
under section 610 during the next 12 months. Appendix D also contains 
DOT's 10-year review plan for all of its existing regulations.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, ``we'') 
has divided its rules into 10 groups by subject area. Each group will 
be reviewed once every 10 years, undergoing a two-stage process-an 
Analysis Year and a Review Year. For purposes of these reviews, a year 
will coincide with the fall-to-fall publication schedule of the 
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Thus, Year 1 (1998) began in the fall of 
1998 and ended in the fall of 1999; Year 2 (1999) began in the fall of 
1999 and ended in the fall of 2000; and so on.
    During the Analysis Year, we will request public comment on and 
analyze each of the rules in a given year's group to determine whether 
any rule has a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities and, thus, requires review in accordance with section 610 of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act. In each fall's Regulatory Agenda, we 
will publish the results of the analyses we completed during the 
previous year. For rules that have subparts, or other discrete sections 
of rules that do have a significant impact on a substantial number of 
small entities, we will announce that we will be conducting a formal 
section 610 review during the following 12 months.
    The section 610 review will determine whether a specific rule 
should be revised or revoked to lessen its impact on small entities. We 
will consider: (1) The continued need for the rule; (2) the nature of 
complaints or comments received from the public; (3) the complexity of 
the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates, or 
conflicts with other federal rules or with state or local government 
rules; and (5) the length of time since the rule has been evaluated or 
the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors 
have changed in the area affected by the rule. At the end of the Review 
Year, we will publish the results of our review. The following table 
shows the 10-year analysis and review schedule:

                                          NHTSA Section 610 Review Plan
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          Year                          Regulations to be reviewed                 Analysis year    Review year
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1......................  49 CFR parts 501 through 526 and 571.213...............            1998            1999
2......................  49 CFR 571.131, 571.217, 571.220, 571.221, and 571.222.            1999            2000
3......................  49 CFR 571.101 through 571.110 and 571.135.............            2000            2001
4......................  49 CFR parts 529 through 579, except part 571..........            2001            2002
5......................  49 CFR 571.111 through 571.129 and parts 580 through               2002            2003
                          588.

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6......................  49 CFR 571.201 through 571.212.........................            2003            2004
7......................  49 CFR 571.214 through 571.219, except 571.217.........            2004            2005
8......................  49 CFR parts 591 through 594...........................            2005            2006
9......................  49 CFR 571.223 through 571.404, part 500 and new parts             2006            2007
                          and subparts under 49 CFR.
10.....................  23 CFR parts 1200 and 1300 and new parts and subparts              2007            2008
                          under 23 CFR.
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C. Regulations Under Analysis

    During Year 8, we will conduct a preliminary assessment of the 
following sections of 49 CFR parts 591 through 594:

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        Section                               Title
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591...................  Importation of vehicles and equipment subject to
                         Federal safety, bumper and theft prevention
                         standards
592...................  Registered importers of vehicles not originally
                         manufactured to conform to the Federal Motor
                         Vehicle Safety Standards
593...................  Determinations that a vehicle not originally
                         manufactured to conform to the Federal Motor
                         Vehicle Safety Standards is eligible for
                         importation
594...................  Schedule of fees authorized by 49 U.S.C. 30141
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    We are seeking comments on whether any requirements in parts 591 
through 594 have a significant economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities. ``Small entities'' include small businesses, not-
for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and 
are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with 
populations under 50,000. Business entities are generally defined as 
small businesses by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, for 
the purposes of receiving Small Business Administration (SBA) 
assistance. Size standards established by SBA in 13 CFR 121.201 are 
expressed either in number of employees or annual receipts in millions 
of dollars, unless otherwise specified. The number of employees or 
annual receipts indicates the maximum allowed for a concern and its 
affiliates to be considered small. If your business or organization is 
a small entity and if any of the requirements in parts 591, 592, 593, 
and 594 have a significant economic impact on your business or 
organization, please submit a comment to explain how and to what degree 
these rules affect you, the extent of the economic impact on your 
business or organization, and why you believe the economic impact is 
significant.
    If the agency determines that there is a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities, it will ask for 
comment in a subsequent notice during the Review Year on how these 
impacts could be reduced without reducing safety.

II. Plain Language

A. Background and Purpose

    Executive Order 12866 and the President's memorandum of June 1, 
1998, require each agency to write all rules in plain language. 
Application of the principles of plain language includes consideration 
of the following questions:
     Have we organized the material to suit the public's needs?
     Are the requirements in the rule clearly stated?
     Does the rule contain technical language or jargon that is 
not clear?
     Would a different format (grouping and order of sections, 
use of headings, paragraphing) make the rule easier to understand?
     Would more (but shorter) sections be better?
     Could we improve clarity by adding tables, lists, or 
diagrams?
     What else could we do to make the rule easier to 
understand?
    If you have any responses to these questions, please include them 
in your comments on this document.

B. Review Schedule

    In conjunction with our section 610 reviews, we will be performing 
plain language reviews over a ten-year period on a schedule consistent 
with the section 610 review schedule. We will review parts 591 through 
594 to determine if these regulations can be reorganized and/or 
rewritten to make them easier to read, understand, and use. We 
encourage interested persons to submit draft regulatory language that 
clearly and simply communicates regulatory requirements, and other 
recommendations, such as for putting information in tables that may 
make the regulations easier to use.

Comments

How Do I Prepare and Submit Comments?

    Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your 
comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket 
number of this document in your comments.
    Your comments must not be more than 15 pages long. (49 CFR 553.21.) 
We established this limit to encourage you to write your primary 
comments in a concise fashion. However, you may attach necessary 
additional documents to your comments. There is no limit on the length 
of the attachments.
    Please submit two copies of your comments, including the 
attachments, to Docket Management at the address given above under 
ADDRESSES.
    Comments may also be submitted to the docket electronically by 
logging onto the Docket Management System Web site at https://
dms.dot.gov. Click on ``Help & Information'' or ``Help/Info'' to obtain 
instructions for filing your comments electronically.

How Can I Be Sure That My Comments Were Received?

    If you wish Docket Management to notify you upon its receipt of 
your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the 
envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, Docket 
Management will return the postcard by mail.

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How Do I Submit Confidential Business Information?

    If you wish to submit any information under a claim of 
confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete 
submission, including the information you claim to be confidential 
business information, to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. In 
addition, you should submit two copies, from which you have deleted the 
claimed confidential business information, to Docket Management at the 
address given above under ADDRESSES. When you send a comment containing 
information claimed to be confidential business information, you should 
include a cover letter setting forth the information specified in our 
confidential business information regulation. (49 CFR Part 512.)

Will the Agency Consider Late Comments?

    We will consider all comments that Docket Management receives 
before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated 
above under DATES. To the extent possible, we will also consider 
comments that Docket Management receives after that date.

How Can I Read the Comments Submitted by Other People?

    You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the 
address given above under ADDRESSES. The hours of the Docket are 
indicated above in the same location.
    You may also see the comments on the Internet. To read the comments 
on the Internet, take the following steps:
    (1) Go to the Docket Management System (DMS) Web page of the 
Department of Transportation (https://dms.dot.gov/).
    (2) On that page, click on ``search.''
    (3) On the next page (https://dms.dot.gov/search/), type in the 
four-digit docket number shown at the beginning of this document. 
Example: If the docket number were ``NHTSA-1998-1234,'' you would type 
``1234.'' After typing the docket number, click on ``search.''
    (4) On the next page, which contains docket summary information for 
the docket you selected, click on the desired comments. You may 
download the comments. However, since the comments are imaged 
documents, instead of word processing documents, the ``pdf'' versions 
of the documents are word searchable.
    Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will 
continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes 
available. Further, some people may submit late comments. Accordingly, 
we recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new material.

Joseph Carra,
Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and 
Analysis.
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