Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting, 26195-26196 [E7-8809]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 8, 2007 / Notices (3) Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee Rd., Taylor, MI 48180, (734) 287–4840. (4) Inkster Public Library, 2005 Inkster Rd., Inkster, MI 48141, (313) 563–2822. (5) Wayne County Library, 30555 Michigan Ave., Westland, MI 48186 (734) 727–7310. (6) Federal Aviation Administration Airports District Office, 11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107, Romulus MI 48174. Advance arrangements need to be made by calling (734) 229–2905, prior to visiting the ADO. The Final EA and FONSI/ROD will be available through June 30, 2007. Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, April 27, 2007. Rudolf F.L. Harmon, CSA Technical Operations, Engineering Services, Infrastructure Engineering Center. [FR Doc. 07–2247 Filed 5–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 25, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Thursday, July 26, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the FAA, Bessie Coleman Conference Room, 2nd floor, 800 Independence Avenue, Washington, DC 20591. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nancy B. Kalinowski, Executive Director, ATPAC, System Operations Airspace and Aeronautical Information Management, Room 400E, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–9205. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463; 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ATPAC to be VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 May 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 held Tuesday, July 24, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 25, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Thursday, July 26, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The agenda for this meeting will cover a continuation of the ATPAC’s review of present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures. It will also include: 1. Approval of Minutes; 2. Submission and Discussion of Areas of Concern; 3. Discussion of Potential Safety Items; 4. Report from Executive Director; 5. Items of Interest; and 6. Discussion and agreement of location and dates for subsequent meetings. Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space available. With the approval of the Chairperson, members of the public may present an oral statements at the meeting. Persons desiring to attend and persons desiring to present oral statement should notify Ms. Nancy B. Kalinowski no later than July 13, 2007. The next quarterly meeting of the FAA ATPAC is scheduled for October 29–31, 2007, in Washington, DC. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the ATPAC at any time at the address given above. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2007. Nancy B. Kalinowski, Executive Director, Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E7–8724 Filed 5–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28117] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold its first planning and organizational meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Establishment of the advisory committee was announced in the Federal Register (71 FR 67200), on November 20, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26195 The MCSAC meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 22– 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Parks, Acting Chief, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–5370, FMCSAregs@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Pub. L. 109–59) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish in FMCSA, a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. The advisory committee provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations. The advisory committee will operate in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App 2). FMCSA Administrator John H. Hill appointed 15 members to serve on the advisory committee on March 5, 2007. II. Meeting Participation: The meeting is open to the public and FMCSA invites participation by all interested parties, including motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of motor carrier associations. During this initial organizational and planning meeting, oral comments will not be taken from the public. Individuals wanting to present written materials to the committee should submit written comments identified by DOT Docket Management System (DMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2007–28117 using any of the following methods: • Web site: https://dmses.dot.gov/ submit. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • 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., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 26196 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 8, 2007 / Notices • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Karen Lynch at 202– 366–8997. Issued on: May 3, 2007. Pamela M. Pelcovits, Acting Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–8809 Filed 5–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Volkswagen National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Grant of petition for exemption. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document grants in full the petition of Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VW) in accordance with § 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Volkswagen New Beetle vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2008. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the partsmarking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. VW requested confidential treatment for the information and attachments it submitted in support of its petition. The agency will address VW’s request for confidential treatment by separate letter. DATES: The exemption granted by this notice is effective beginning with model year (MY) 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Mazyck, Office of International Vehicle, Fuel Economy and Consumer Standards, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Mazyck’s telephone number is (202) 366–0846. Her fax number is (202) 493– 2290. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a petition dated February 7, 2007, VW requested an exemption from the partsmarking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541) for the Volkswagen New Beetle vehicle VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 May 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 line beginning with MY 2008. The petition requested an exemption from parts-marking pursuant to 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard, based on the installation of an antitheft device as standard equipment for an entire vehicle line. Under § 543.5(a), a manufacturer may petition NHTSA to grant exemptions for one of its vehicle lines per year. VW has petitioned the agency to grant an exemption for its New Beetle vehicle line beginning with MY 2008. In its petition, VW provided a detailed description and diagram of the identity, design, and location of the components of the antitheft device for its New Beetle vehicle line. VW will install its passive antitheft device as standard equipment on the line. Features of the antitheft device will include an immobilizer control unit, a reading coil on the ignition lock, an engine control unit, a transponder-based ignition key, a remote key fob and a visable and audible alarm. VW’s submission is considered a complete petition as required by 49 CFR 543.7, in that it meets the general requirements contained in § 543.5 and the specific content requirements of § 543.6. VW stated that the device is activated by turning the key in the driver’s door lock to the lock position or by locking the vehicle with the remote key fob. The New Beetle’s immobilizer prevents the vehicle from being operated by unauthorized persons. When the ignition key is turned to the ‘‘on’’ position, the key’s transporter, the immobilizer control unit, and the engine control unit initiate a complex set of tests to determine if vehicle start-up should be enabled. If the tests fail, the vehicle cannot be started. The vehicle’s audible alarm and emergency flasher features are also activated if any of the protected areas of the vehicle are violated. The protected areas include the doors, luggage compartment, engine compartment and the radio. In its petition, VW further stated it believed its antitheft device has been and will be at least or more effective in reducing and deterring theft than the parts marking requirement. Referencing the data published by NHTSA, VW further stated that the theft rates for the VW Beetle have been significantly below the median.1 Specifically, theft rates for the MY 2000–2004 New Beetle were 0.9018, 1.1472, 0.9992, 0.5943 and 1 For clarification purposes, the agency publishes theft rates based on data provided by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. NHTSA uses NCIC data to calculate theft rates and publishes these rates annually in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.6682 respectively. During these years, the vehicle line was voluntarily equipped with the standard alarm system and immobilizer. In addressing the specific content requirements of § 543.6, VW provided information on the reliability and durability of its device. To ensure reliability and durability of the device, VW conducted tests based on its own specified standards and believes that the device is reliable and durable since the device complied with its specified requirements for each test. VW provided a detailed list of the tests conducted. Based on the evidence submitted by VW, the agency believes that the antitheft device for the Volkswagen New Beetle vehicle line is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541). As required by 49 U.S.C. 33106 and 49 CFR 543.6(a)(4) and (5), the agency finds that VW has provided adequate reasons for its belief that the antitheft device will reduce and deter theft. These conclusions are based on the information VW provided about its device. The agency concludes that the device will provide the five types of performance listed in § 543.6(a)(3): Promoting activation; attracting attention to the efforts of unauthorized persons to enter or operate a vehicle by means other than a key; preventing defeat or circumvention of the device by unauthorized persons; preventing operation of the vehicle by unauthorized entrants; and ensuring the reliability and durability of the device. For the foregoing reasons, the agency hereby grants in full VW’s petition for exemption for the Volkswagen New Beetle vehicle line from the partsmarking requirements of 49 CFR part 541. The agency notes that 49 CFR part 541, Appendix A–1, identifies those lines that are exempted from the Theft Prevention Standard for a given model year. 49 CFR 543.7(f) contains publication requirements incident to the disposition of all part 543 petitions. Advanced listing, including the release of future product nameplates, the beginning model year for which the petition is granted and a general description of the antitheft device is necessary in order to notify law enforcement agencies of new vehicle lines exempted from the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. If VW decides not to use the exemption for this line, it must formally notify the agency. If such a decision is made, the line must be fully marked E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 8, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26195-26196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8809]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28117]


Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory 
Committee (MCSAC) will hold its first planning and organizational 
meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Establishment of the 
advisory committee was announced in the Federal Register (71 FR 67200), 
on November 20, 2006.

DATES: The MCSAC meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 22-
23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Mark 
Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Parks, Acting Chief, 
Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy 
Plans and Regulation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20590-0001, (202) 366-5370, FMCSAregs@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-
59) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to 
establish in FMCSA, a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. The 
advisory committee provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA 
Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety 
regulations. The advisory committee will operate in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App 2). FMCSA Administrator 
John H. Hill appointed 15 members to serve on the advisory committee on 
March 5, 2007.

II. Meeting Participation:

    The meeting is open to the public and FMCSA invites participation 
by all interested parties, including motor carriers, drivers, and 
representatives of motor carrier associations. During this initial 
organizational and planning meeting, oral comments will not be taken 
from the public. Individuals wanting to present written materials to 
the committee should submit written comments identified by DOT Docket 
Management System (DMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2007-28117 using any of the 
following methods:
     Web site: https://dmses.dot.gov/submit. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     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., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Karen Lynch at 202-366-8997.

    Issued on: May 3, 2007.
Pamela M. Pelcovits,
Acting Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
 [FR Doc. E7-8809 Filed 5-7-07; 8:45 am]
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