Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment, 5495 [E7-1818]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 6, 2007 / Notices agency nor the tire industry provides information relating tire strength and durability to the number of plies and types of ply cord material in the tread and sidewall. Therefore, tire dealers and customers should consider the tire construction information along with other information such as the load capacity, maximum inflation pressure, and tread wear, temperature, and traction ratings, to assess performance capabilities of various tires. In the agency’s judgment, the incorrect labeling of the tire construction information will have an inconsequential effect on motor vehicle safety because most consumers do not base tire purchases or vehicle operation parameters on the number of plies in a tire. The agency believes the noncompliance will have no measurable effect on the safety of the tire retread, repair, and recycling industries. The use of steel cord construction in the sidewall and tread is the primary safety concern of these industries. In this case, since the tire sidewalls are marked correctly for the number of steel plies, this potential safety concern does not exist. In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that the petitioner has met its burden of persuasion that the noncompliance described is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Continental’s petition is granted and the petitioner is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the noncompliance. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8. (5-year) averaging period. This value is a decline of 0.2 of a percentage point from the current measure of 1.9% that was developed for the 2000–2004 period. DATES: Comments are due February 20, 2007. The proposed productivity adjustment is effective March 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mac Frampton, (202) 565–1541. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339.]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board(s decision, which is available on our Web site http://www.stb.dot.gov. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, e-mail or call the Board’s contractor, ASAP Document Solutions; 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706; e-mail asapdc@verizon.net; phone (202) 306–4004. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS: 1–800–877–8339.] . This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or energy conservation. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), we conclude that our action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. EFFECTIVE DATE: Issued on: January 30, 2007. Daniel C. Smith, Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. E7–1843 Filed 2–5–07; 8:45 am] Decided: January 30, 2007. By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Buttrey, and Commissioner Mulvey. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–1818 Filed 2–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4)] Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures— Productivity Adjustment Surface Transportation Board. Proposed adoption of a Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures Productivity Adjustment. AGENCY: [Docket No. NHTSA–2007–27159] Amendments to Highway Safety Program Guidelines National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for comments, highway safety program guidelines. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.017 (1.7%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2001–2005 SUMMARY: Section 402 of title 23 of the United States Code requires the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Feb 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5495 Secretary of Transportation to promulgate uniform guidelines for State highway safety programs. NHTSA is seeking comments on proposed amendments to six (6) of the existing guidelines and one (1) new guideline to reflect program methodology and approaches that have proven to be successful and are based on sound science and program administration. The guidelines the agency proposes to revise are as follows: Guideline No. 4 Driver Education; Guideline No. 5 Non-Commercial Driver Licensing (formerly Driver Licensing); Guideline No. 7 Judicial and Court Services (formerly Traffic Courts); Guideline No. 10 Traffic Records; Guideline No. 17 Pupil Transportation Safety; and Guideline No. 21 Roadway Safety. This notice also proposes a new guideline, Guideline No. 12 Prosecutor Training and Outreach. NHTSA has developed Guideline No. 12 because it has found that conducting educational and training outreach to judges and prosecutors is an important element for law enforcement efforts to be truly effective as a deterrent to dangerous driving behaviors. NHTSA believes the proposed revisions and additions will provide more accurate, current and detailed guidance to the States. The guidelines will be made publicly available on the NHTSA Web site. DATES: You should submit your comments early enough to ensure that Docket Management receives them not later than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments in writing to: Docket Management, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Alternatively, you may submit your comments electronically by logging onto the Docket Management System (DMS) Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on ’’Help & Information’’ or ’’Help/Info’’ to view instructions for filing your comments electronically. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following persons at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590: For technical and policy issues: Susan Kirinich, Research and Program Development, telephone (202) 366– 1755, facsimile (202) 366–7149. For legal issues: Allison Rusnak, Office of the Chief Counsel, telephone (202) 366–1834, facsimile (202) 366–3820. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 6, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-1818]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4)]


Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures--Productivity Adjustment

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Proposed adoption of a Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures 
Productivity Adjustment.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.017 
(1.7%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for 
the 2001-2005 (5-year) averaging period. This value is a decline of 0.2 
of a percentage point from the current measure of 1.9% that was 
developed for the 2000-2004 period.

DATES: Comments are due February 20, 2007.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The proposed productivity adjustment is effective March 
1, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to STB 
Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mac Frampton, (202) 565-1541. [Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-800-877-
8339.].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board(s decision, which is available on our Web site http://
www.stb.dot.gov. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, e-
mail or call the Board's contractor, ASAP Document Solutions; 9332 
Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706; e-mail asapdc@verizon.net; 
phone (202) 306-4004. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through FIRS: 1-800-877-8339.] .
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or energy conservation.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), we conclude that our action will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    Decided: January 30, 2007.

    By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Buttrey, and 
Commissioner Mulvey.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-1818 Filed 2-5-07; 8:45 am]
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