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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 14, 2007 / Proposed Rules cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS adopt all six control measures that New Jersey identified as necessary to attain the 1-hour ozone standard. Therefore, EPA will not proceed with the May 27, 2004 (69 FR 30249) proposed Finding of Failure to Implement. III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this proposed action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ and therefore is not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, this action is also not subject to Executive Order 13211, ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This action merely proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal requirements and imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Because this rule proposes to approve pre-existing requirements under state law and does not impose any additional enforceable duty beyond that required by state law, it does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4). This proposed rule also does not have tribal implications because it will not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). This action also does not have Federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). This action merely proposes to approve a state rule implementing a Federal standard, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This proposed rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:24 Mar 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 because it is not economically significant. In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. In this context, in the absence of a prior existing requirement for the State to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS), EPA has no authority to disapprove a SIP submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a SIP submission, to use VCS in place of a SIP submission that otherwise satisfies the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Thus, the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272) do not apply. This proposed rule does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: March 6, 2007. Alan J. Steinberg, Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. E7–4665 Filed 3–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 11817 Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center (Room CY–A257), 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1– 800–378–3160 or https:// www.BCPIWEB.com. In response to a rulemaking petition filed by Charles Crawford, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposed the allotment of Channel 242A at Melvin, Texas. To accommodate this allotment, it also proposed the substitution of Channel 292A for vacant Channel 242A at Menard, Texas, and the substitution of Channel 224A for vacant Channel 292A at Junction, Texas. The withdrawal of the petition for rulemaking complies with Section 1.420(j) of the Commission’s rules because the rulemaking petitioner is not receiving any money or other consideration in return for the withdrawal. See 70 FR 19398 (April 13, 2005). This document is not subject to the Congressional Review Act. (The Commission, is, therefore, not required to submit a copy of this Report and Order to GAO, pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A) because the petition for rulemaking was dismissed). Federal Communications Commission. John A. Karousos, Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. E7–4544 Filed 3–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P [DA 07–805; MB Docket No. 05–132; RM– 11217] Radio Broadcasting Services; Junction, Melvin, and Menard, TX Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 350, 385, 395, and 396 [DOT Docket No. FMCSA–2004–18940] The staff approves the withdrawal of a petition for rulemaking in this FM allotment rulemaking proceeding See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew J. Rhodes, Media Bureau, (202) 418–2180. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission’s Report and Order, MB Docket No. 05–132, adopted February 21, 2007, and released February 23, 2007. The full text of this PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 RIN 2126–AA89 Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) for Documenting Hours of Service; Listening Sessions Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public listening sessions. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces public listening sessions to E:\FR\FM\14MRP1.SGM 14MRP1 11818 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 14, 2007 / Proposed Rules obtain feedback from interested parties on the Agency’s January 18, 2007, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish new performance standards for EOBRs, require the use of these devices by certain motor carriers, and to provide incentives for the voluntary use of such devices by the industry. The listening sessions will provide all interested parties with an opportunity to share their views on the Agency’s EOBR rulemaking. All oral comments will be transcribed and placed in the public docket identified at the beginning of this notice. DATES: The listening sessions will be held on March 27, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on April 2, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals who wish to make a formal presentation at either of the meetings should contact Ms. Deborah Freund at 202–366–4009 or e-mail her at deborah.freund@dot.gov no later than 5 p.m., e.t., on March 23, 2007, for the March 27 meeting, and no later than 5 p.m., e.t., on March 29th for the April 2 meeting to ensure that sufficient time is allotted for the presentation and to identify any audiovisual equipment needed for the presentation. The March 27, 2007, meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza West Hotel, 2532 West Peoria Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85029. The April 2, 2007, meeting will be held at the Harold Washington Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605–1203. You may also submit comments to the DOT Docket Management System (DMS), referencing Docket Number FMCSA–2004–18940, using any of the following methods: • Web site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number or Regulatory Identification Number (RIN 2126–AA89) for this rulemaking. Note that all comments cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:24 Mar 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 received will be posted without change to https://dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. For additional information on submitting comments, see the Supplemental Information section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL– 401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays 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 DOT’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 https://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms Deborah M. Freund, Senior Transportation Specialist, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, FMCSA, (202) 366–4009, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Deborah Freund at 202–366–4009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 18, 2007 (72 FR 2340), FMCSA published an NPRM to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to incorporate new performance standards for electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) installed in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) manufactured on or after the date 2 years following the effective date of the final rule. On-board hours-ofservice recording devices meeting FMCSA’s current requirements and voluntarily installed in CMVs manufactured before the implementation date of a final rule may continue to be used for the remainder of the service life of those CMVs. Under the proposal, motor carriers that have demonstrated a history of serious noncompliance with the hoursof-service (HOS) rules would be subject to mandatory installation of EOBRs PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 meeting the new performance standards. If FMCSA determined, based on HOS records reviewed during each of two compliance reviews conducted within a 2-year period, that a motor carrier had a 10 percent or greater violation rate (‘‘pattern violation’’) for any regulation in proposed Appendix C to Part 385, FMCSA would issue the carrier an EOBR remedial directive. The motor carrier would be required to install EOBRs in all of its CMVs regardless of their date of manufacture. The motor carrier would have to use the devices for HOS recordkeeping for a period of 2 years, unless: (1) The carrier already had equipped its vehicles with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) meeting the Agency’s current requirements under 49 CFR 395.15 and (2) could demonstrate to FMCSA that its drivers understood how to use the devices. The FMCSA also proposed changes to the safety fitness standard that would require these carriers, i.e., those with a pattern of violations, to install, use, and maintain EOBRs in order to meet the new standard. Finally, the Agency would encourage industry wide use of EOBRs by providing the following incentives for motor carriers to voluntarily use EOBRs in their CMVs: (1) Revise the Agency’s compliance review procedures to permit examination of a random sample of drivers’ records of duty status; (2) provide partial relief from HOS supporting documents requirements, if certain conditions are satisfied; and (3) offer other potential incentives made possible by the inherent safety and driver health benefits of EOBR technology. Purpose of the Listening Sessions The FMCSA is committed to providing all interested parties an opportunity to discuss their perspectives on the pertinent issues that could affect any potential rulemaking changes. The Agency expects to receive numerous comments in response to its EOBR NPRM but believes additional information could be obtained through this listening session. Participants in the listening session will be given the opportunity to submit questions that they would like to hear discussed by others in attendance. FMCSA encourages participants who have prepared statements to submit them to the public docket rather than using time at a listening session to read them aloud. Individuals who wish to submit written comments or statements should submit the information to the public docket identified at the beginning of this notice. Those who E:\FR\FM\14MRP1.SGM 14MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 14, 2007 / Proposed Rules desire notification of receipt of comments must include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard. Comments made during the meeting will be transcribed to preserve an accurate record of the discussion. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, notice of availability of draft economic analysis, and amended required determinations. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments and information concerning this proposal by any one of several methods: 1. Mail or hand-deliver to Edwin E. ˜ Muniz, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Caribbean Fish and Wildlife Office, Road 301 Km. 5.1, P.O. ´ Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622. 2. Send by electronic mail (e-mail) to marelisa_rivera@fws.gov. Please see the ‘‘Public Comments Solicited’’ section below for file format and other information about electronic filing. 3. Fax to 787–851–7440. 4. Submit comments on the Federal ERulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation we used in the preparation of this proposed rule, will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the Caribbean Fish and Wildlife Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marelisa Rivera, Caribbean Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone, 787–851–7297, extension 231; facsimile, 787–851–7440. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for the plant Catesbaea melanocarpa (no common name) and the availability of the draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The draft economic analysis identifies potential costs of approximately $132,300 to $441,000 over a 20-year period as a result of the proposed designation of critical habitat, including those costs coextensive with listing. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule and the associated draft economic analysis. If you previously submitted comments on the proposed rule, you need not resubmit them, because we have incorporated them into the public record and will fully considered them in preparation of our final rule. DATES: We will accept public comments on this document and the proposed rule published at 71 FR 48883, Aug. 22, 2006 until April 13, 2007. Public Comments Solicited We intend that any final action resulting from this proposal will be as accurate and as effective as possible. Therefore, we hereby solicit comments or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, industry, or any other interested party concerning this proposed rule and the draft economic analysis. We particularly seek comments concerning: (1) The reasons we should or should not determine any habitat to be critical habitat as provided by section 4 of the Act; (2) Specific information on the presence of Catesbaea melanocarpa, particularly: of the areas that were occupied at the time of listing and contain features that are essential for the conservation of the species, which areas we should include in the designations, and why; and, of the areas that were not occupied at listing, which are essential to the conservation of the species, and why; (3) Land use designations and current or planned activities in the subject areas and their possible impacts on proposed critical habitat; Meeting Information Individuals who are unable to attend the meetings may submit written comments to the docket identified at the beginning of this notice. Issued on: March 7, 2007. John H. Hill, Administrator. [FR Doc. 07–1209 Filed 3–9–07; 4:00 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 RIN 1018–AU76 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Catesbaea melanocarpa cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:24 Mar 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 11819 (4) Any foreseeable economic, national security, or other potential impacts resulting from the proposed designation and, in particular, any impacts on small entities; (5) Whether the draft economic analysis identifies all State and local costs attributable to the proposed critical habitat designation, and information on any costs that we may have inadvertently overlooked; (6) Whether the draft economic analysis makes appropriate assumptions regarding current practices and likely regulatory changes imposed as a result of the designation of critical habitat; (7) Whether the draft economic analysis correctly assesses the effect on regional costs associated with any land use controls that may derive from the designation of critical habitat; (8) Any foreseeable economic or other impacts resulting from the proposed designation of critical habitat, and in particular, any impacts on small entities or families; and other information that would indicate that the designation of critical habitat would or would not have any impacts on small entities or families; (9) Whether the draft economic analysis appropriately identifies all costs and benefits that could result from the designation; (10) Whether we could improve or modify our approach to critical habitat designation in any way, to provide for greater public participation and understanding, or to assist us in accommodating public concern and comments; and (11) Whether the benefits of exclusion in any particular area outweigh the benefits of inclusion. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments and materials concerning this proposal by any one of several methods (see ADDRESSES). Please submit comments electronically to marelisa_rivera@fws.gov. Please also include ‘‘Attn: Catesbaea melanocarpa’’ in your e-mail subject header, and 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 electronic message, contact us directly by calling the Caribbean Fish and Wildlife Service Office at 787–851–7297. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this information, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In E:\FR\FM\14MRP1.SGM 14MRP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 350, 385, 395, and 396

[DOT Docket No. FMCSA-2004-18940]
RIN 2126-AA89


Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) for Documenting Hours of 
Service; Listening Sessions

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public listening sessions.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 
announces public listening sessions to

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obtain feedback from interested parties on the Agency's January 18, 
2007, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish new performance 
standards for EOBRs, require the use of these devices by certain motor 
carriers, and to provide incentives for the voluntary use of such 
devices by the industry. The listening sessions will provide all 
interested parties with an opportunity to share their views on the 
Agency's EOBR rulemaking. All oral comments will be transcribed and 
placed in the public docket identified at the beginning of this notice.

DATES: The listening sessions will be held on March 27, 2007, from 9:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on April 2, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Individuals who wish to make a formal presentation at either of the 
meetings should contact Ms. Deborah Freund at 202-366-4009 or e-mail 
her at deborah.freund@dot.gov no later than 5 p.m., e.t., on March 23, 
2007, for the March 27 meeting, and no later than 5 p.m., e.t., on 
March 29th for the April 2 meeting to ensure that sufficient time is 
allotted for the presentation and to identify any audio-visual 
equipment needed for the presentation.

ADDRESSES: The March 27, 2007, meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza 
West Hotel, 2532 West Peoria Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85029. The April 
2, 2007, meeting will be held at the Harold Washington Library, 400 
South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1203. You may also submit 
comments to the DOT Docket Management System (DMS), referencing Docket 
Number FMCSA-2004-18940, using any of the following methods:
     Web site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number or Regulatory Identification Number (RIN 2126-AA89) for 
this rulemaking. Note that all comments received will be posted without 
change to https://dms.dot.gov including any personal information 
provided. For additional information on submitting comments, see the 
Supplemental Information section of this document.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL-
401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays
    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 DOT'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 
https://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms Deborah M. Freund, Senior 
Transportation Specialist, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, 
FMCSA, (202) 366-4009, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. 
Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities 
or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Deborah Freund 
at 202-366-4009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 18, 2007 (72 FR 2340), FMCSA published an NPRM to amend 
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to incorporate 
new performance standards for electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) 
installed in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) manufactured on or after 
the date 2 years following the effective date of the final rule. On-
board hours-of-service recording devices meeting FMCSA's current 
requirements and voluntarily installed in CMVs manufactured before the 
implementation date of a final rule may continue to be used for the 
remainder of the service life of those CMVs.
    Under the proposal, motor carriers that have demonstrated a history 
of serious noncompliance with the hours-of-service (HOS) rules would be 
subject to mandatory installation of EOBRs meeting the new performance 
standards. If FMCSA determined, based on HOS records reviewed during 
each of two compliance reviews conducted within a 2-year period, that a 
motor carrier had a 10 percent or greater violation rate (``pattern 
violation'') for any regulation in proposed Appendix C to Part 385, 
FMCSA would issue the carrier an EOBR remedial directive. The motor 
carrier would be required to install EOBRs in all of its CMVs 
regardless of their date of manufacture. The motor carrier would have 
to use the devices for HOS recordkeeping for a period of 2 years, 
unless: (1) The carrier already had equipped its vehicles with 
automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) meeting the Agency's 
current requirements under 49 CFR 395.15 and (2) could demonstrate to 
FMCSA that its drivers understood how to use the devices.
    The FMCSA also proposed changes to the safety fitness standard that 
would require these carriers, i.e., those with a pattern of violations, 
to install, use, and maintain EOBRs in order to meet the new standard. 
Finally, the Agency would encourage industry wide use of EOBRs by 
providing the following incentives for motor carriers to voluntarily 
use EOBRs in their CMVs: (1) Revise the Agency's compliance review 
procedures to permit examination of a random sample of drivers' records 
of duty status; (2) provide partial relief from HOS supporting 
documents requirements, if certain conditions are satisfied; and (3) 
offer other potential incentives made possible by the inherent safety 
and driver health benefits of EOBR technology.

Purpose of the Listening Sessions

    The FMCSA is committed to providing all interested parties an 
opportunity to discuss their perspectives on the pertinent issues that 
could affect any potential rulemaking changes. The Agency expects to 
receive numerous comments in response to its EOBR NPRM but believes 
additional information could be obtained through this listening 
session.
    Participants in the listening session will be given the opportunity 
to submit questions that they would like to hear discussed by others in 
attendance. FMCSA encourages participants who have prepared statements 
to submit them to the public docket rather than using time at a 
listening session to read them aloud. Individuals who wish to submit 
written comments or statements should submit the information to the 
public docket identified at the beginning of this notice. Those who

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desire notification of receipt of comments must include a self-
addressed, stamped envelope or postcard. Comments made during the 
meeting will be transcribed to preserve an accurate record of the 
discussion.

Meeting Information

    Individuals who are unable to attend the meetings may submit 
written comments to the docket identified at the beginning of this 
notice.

    Issued on: March 7, 2007.
John H. Hill,
Administrator.
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