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[FR Doc. E7–13937 Filed 7–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Jul 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Appointment of Representatives of the Uniform Carrier Registration Agreement Board of Directors Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces the reappointment of the five State representatives of the Board of Directors which governs the Uniform Carrier Registration Agreement (UCRA) as authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). This notice also announces the replacement of one Board who retired. The UCRA governs the collection and distribution of registration, financial responsibility information and fees paid by for-hire and private motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies. The UCRA replaced the Single State Registration System (SSRS), which was repealed January 1, 2007. DATES: The appointment of the five State representative Board members is effective beginning on June 1, 2007. The appointment of the director Board member became effective February 26, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Davis, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Safety Programs (MC–ES), (202) 366–6406, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 4305 of SAFETEA–LU [Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005] created, under Title 49 U.S. Code, a new section 14504a titled ‘‘Unified Carrier Registration System plan and agreement.’’Under the UCR Agreement, motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies provide registration and financial responsibility information and pay certain fees. The Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors must issue rules and regulations to govern the UCR Agreement. Title 49 U.S.C. 14504a(a)(9) defines the Unified Carrier Registration Plan as the organization of State, Federal, and industry representatives responsible for developing, implementing, and administering the UCR Agreement. Section 14504a(d)(1)(B) directed the PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Secretary to establish a Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors made up of 15 members representing FMCSA, State government, and the motor carrier industry. The Board also must recommend initial annual fees to be assessed against carriers, leasing companies, brokers, and freight forwarders under the UCR Agreement. Section 14504a(d) stipulates that the Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors must consist of representatives from the following groups: U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department): One individual, either the FMCSA Deputy Administrator or such other Presidential appointee from the Department, must represent the Department. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: One director must be selected from each of the FMCSA service areas (as defined by FMCSA on January 1, 2005) from among the chief administrative officers of the State agencies responsible for administering the UCR Agreement. State Agencies: The five directors selected to represent State agencies must be from among the professional staffs of State agencies responsible for overseeing the administration of the UCR Agreement and must be nominated by the National Conference of State Transportation Specialists (NCSTS), a non-profit organization founded in 1959 and consisting of State agencies involved in transportation safety, insurance and consumer protection. Motor Carrier Industry: Five directors must represent the motor carrier industry. Board of Directors Today’s publication serves as public notice of the reappointment of the State representatives of the UCRA Board of Directors. The five members reappointed to the Board are as follows: Avelino A. Gutierrez, Staff Counsel for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC). Mr. Gutierrez has been with the NMPRC for over 15 years and his main area of expertise has been in the transportation field. From June 2003 to June 2004, Mr. Gutierrez served as President of the NCSTS. Barbara Hague, Special Projects Coordinator within the Missouri Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Services (MODOT). Ms. Hague has 35 years of experience in State transportation regulation supervising the operating authority application, licensing, insurance, and tariff requirements for intrastate and interstate carriers, and has implemented E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 138 / Thursday, July 19, 2007 / Notices a paperless office system for operating authority transactions with MODOT. Dave Lazarides, Director of Processing and Information in the Transportation Bureau of the Illinois Commerce Commission and program manager of the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Network (CVISN) for the State of Illinois. Mr. Lazarides played a major role in the design of the SSRS software which has been adopted by 25 other States. He also serves as a consultant to States regarding electronic commerce initiatives and serves as chairman of the Electronic Commerce Committee for the NCSTS. William Leonard, Director of the Freight Compliance and Safety Bureau, New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT). Mr. Leonard’s office is responsible for both New York’s Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program and SSRS. The NYDOT is also responsible for the issuance of operating authority to for-hire intrastate motor carriers in the State of New York. Terry Willert, Chief of the Colorado Public Utility Commission (COPUC) Transportation section. Mr. Willert currently serves as the NCSTS Treasurer and the Chair of its Strategic Planning Committee. He has been with the COPUC Transportation Section for 22 years as an investigator and as Chief. COPUC is responsible for administering the SSRS, permitting, insurance tracking, and safety of for-hire motor carriers in Colorado. Today’s notice also serves as public notice of the replacement of Mr. Anthony D. Portanova, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, who retired from his State position on December 31, 2006 and is therefore no longer eligible for UCR Board membership. Mr. Portanova occupied the position from FMCSA’s Eastern Service Center. Mr. Charles ‘‘Buddy’’ Covert, Director, Transportation Administration Division, Public Service Commission of West Virginia will serve as his replacement. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Board Member Term Limits The five State representatives who are listed in this notice as members of the Board nominated by the NCSTS will serve a term of three years, expiring on May 31, 2010. Mr. Charles ‘‘Buddy’’ Covert will complete the remainder of Mr. Portanova’s initial 2-year appointment which began on June 1, 2006, expiring on May 31, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Jul 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 Issued on: July 10, 2007. William A. Quade, Acting Associate Administrator for Enforcement and Program Delivery. [FR Doc. E7–13946 Filed 7–18–07; 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; Hyundia-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Grant of petition for exemption. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document grants in full the petition of Hyundai-Kia Motors Corporation (Hyundai) in accordance with 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Hyundai Azera 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 parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. DATES: The exemption granted by this notice is effective beginning with model year (MY) 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rosalind Proctor, Office of International Vehicle, Fuel Economy and Consumer Standards, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., NVS–131, Room W43–302 (4th Floor), Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor’s telephone number is (202) 366–4807. Her fax number is (202) 493– 0073. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a petition dated March 2, 2007, HyundaiKia America Technical Center, Inc., on behalf of Hyundai-Kia Motors (Hyundai) requested an exemption from the partsmarking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR Part 541) for the Hyundai Azera vehicle line beginning with MY 2008. The petition requested an exemption from partsmarking 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 an exemption for one of its vehicle lines per year. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39661 Hyundai has petitioned the agency to grant an exemption for its Azera vehicle line beginning with MY 2008. In its petition, Hyundai provided a detailed description and diagram of the identity, design, and location of the components of the antitheft device for the Azera vehicle line. Hyundai will install its passive antitheft device as standard equipment on the vehicle line. Features of the antitheft device will include a passive immobilizer consisting of an EMS (engine control unit), SMARTRA (immobilizer unit), an antenna coil and transponder ignition keys. Additionally, the Hyundai Azera will have a standard alarm system which will monitor all the doors, the trunk and the hood of the vehicle. The audible and visual alarms are activated when an unauthorized person attempts to enter or move the vehicle by unauthorized means. Hyundai’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. The antitheft device to be installed on the MY 2008 Hyundai is a transponderbased electronic immobilizer system. Hyundai stated that the EMS carries out the check of the ignition key by a special encryption algorithm which runs in the transponder and in the EMS in parallel. The engine can only be started if the results of the ignition key check and algorithm are equal. Hyundai stated that the device is automatically activated by removing the key from the ignition switch and locking the vehicle door. In order to arm the device, the key must be removed from the ignition switch, all of the doors and hood must be closed and the driver’s door must be locked with the ignition key or all doors must be locked with the keyless entry. When the device is armed, the visual (flashing hazard lamps) and audible (horn sound) alarm system will be triggered if unauthorized entry is attempted through the doors, trunk or the hood. Hyundai stated that the alarm will be operated in three cycles (30 seconds on and 10 seconds off) and if the alarm shuts down, the device will remain armed. The device is disarmed when the driver’s door is unlocked with the transponder key or keyless entry. Hyundai further stated that since its antitheft device has been installed as standard equipment on the Azera line since MY 2006 and that it is the first vehicle line that comprises both an immobilizer and an alarm system as standard equipment for the U.S. market, there is currently no available theft rate data for Hyundai vehicle lines that have E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


Appointment of Representatives of the Uniform Carrier 
Registration Agreement Board of Directors

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the reappointment of the five State 
representatives of the Board of Directors which governs the Uniform 
Carrier Registration Agreement (UCRA) as authorized by the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy 
for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This notice also announces the replacement of 
one Board who retired. The UCRA governs the collection and distribution 
of registration, financial responsibility information and fees paid by 
for-hire and private motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and 
leasing companies. The UCRA replaced the Single State Registration 
System (SSRS), which was repealed January 1, 2007.

DATES: The appointment of the five State representative Board members 
is effective beginning on June 1, 2007. The appointment of the director 
Board member became effective February 26, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Davis, Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, Office of Safety Programs (MC-ES), (202) 366-
6406, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours 
are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday except Federal 
holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 4305 of SAFETEA-LU [Pub. L. 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 
10, 2005] created, under Title 49 U.S. Code, a new section 14504a 
titled ``Unified Carrier Registration System plan and agreement.''Under 
the UCR Agreement, motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, 
freight forwarders, and leasing companies provide registration and 
financial responsibility information and pay certain fees. The Unified 
Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors must issue rules and 
regulations to govern the UCR Agreement.
    Title 49 U.S.C. 14504a(a)(9) defines the Unified Carrier 
Registration Plan as the organization of State, Federal, and industry 
representatives responsible for developing, implementing, and 
administering the UCR Agreement. Section 14504a(d)(1)(B) directed the 
Secretary to establish a Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of 
Directors made up of 15 members representing FMCSA, State government, 
and the motor carrier industry. The Board also must recommend initial 
annual fees to be assessed against carriers, leasing companies, 
brokers, and freight forwarders under the UCR Agreement.
    Section 14504a(d) stipulates that the Unified Carrier Registration 
Plan Board of Directors must consist of representatives from the 
following groups:
    U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department): One individual, 
either the FMCSA Deputy Administrator or such other Presidential 
appointee from the Department, must represent the Department.
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: One director must be 
selected from each of the FMCSA service areas (as defined by FMCSA on 
January 1, 2005) from among the chief administrative officers of the 
State agencies responsible for administering the UCR Agreement.
    State Agencies: The five directors selected to represent State 
agencies must be from among the professional staffs of State agencies 
responsible for overseeing the administration of the UCR Agreement and 
must be nominated by the National Conference of State Transportation 
Specialists (NCSTS), a non-profit organization founded in 1959 and 
consisting of State agencies involved in transportation safety, 
insurance and consumer protection.
    Motor Carrier Industry: Five directors must represent the motor 
carrier industry.

Board of Directors

    Today's publication serves as public notice of the reappointment of 
the State representatives of the UCRA Board of Directors. The five 
members reappointed to the Board are as follows:
    Avelino A. Gutierrez, Staff Counsel for the New Mexico Public 
Regulation Commission (NMPRC). Mr. Gutierrez has been with the NMPRC 
for over 15 years and his main area of expertise has been in the 
transportation field. From June 2003 to June 2004, Mr. Gutierrez served 
as President of the NCSTS.
    Barbara Hague, Special Projects Coordinator within the Missouri 
Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Services (MODOT). Ms. Hague 
has 35 years of experience in State transportation regulation 
supervising the operating authority application, licensing, insurance, 
and tariff requirements for intrastate and interstate carriers, and has 
implemented

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a paperless office system for operating authority transactions with 
MODOT.
    Dave Lazarides, Director of Processing and Information in the 
Transportation Bureau of the Illinois Commerce Commission and program 
manager of the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Network 
(CVISN) for the State of Illinois. Mr. Lazarides played a major role in 
the design of the SSRS software which has been adopted by 25 other 
States. He also serves as a consultant to States regarding electronic 
commerce initiatives and serves as chairman of the Electronic Commerce 
Committee for the NCSTS.
    William Leonard, Director of the Freight Compliance and Safety 
Bureau, New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT). Mr. Leonard's 
office is responsible for both New York's Motor Carrier Safety 
Assistance Program and SSRS. The NYDOT is also responsible for the 
issuance of operating authority to for-hire intrastate motor carriers 
in the State of New York.
    Terry Willert, Chief of the Colorado Public Utility Commission 
(COPUC) Transportation section. Mr. Willert currently serves as the 
NCSTS Treasurer and the Chair of its Strategic Planning Committee. He 
has been with the COPUC Transportation Section for 22 years as an 
investigator and as Chief. COPUC is responsible for administering the 
SSRS, permitting, insurance tracking, and safety of for-hire motor 
carriers in Colorado.
    Today's notice also serves as public notice of the replacement of 
Mr. Anthony D. Portanova, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department 
of Motor Vehicles, who retired from his State position on December 31, 
2006 and is therefore no longer eligible for UCR Board membership. Mr. 
Portanova occupied the position from FMCSA's Eastern Service Center. 
Mr. Charles ``Buddy'' Covert, Director, Transportation Administration 
Division, Public Service Commission of West Virginia will serve as his 
replacement.

Board Member Term Limits

    The five State representatives who are listed in this notice as 
members of the Board nominated by the NCSTS will serve a term of three 
years, expiring on May 31, 2010.
    Mr. Charles ``Buddy'' Covert will complete the remainder of Mr. 
Portanova's initial 2-year appointment which began on June 1, 2006, 
expiring on May 31, 2008.

    Issued on: July 10, 2007.
William A. Quade,
Acting Associate Administrator for Enforcement and Program Delivery.
[FR Doc. E7-13946 Filed 7-18-07; 8:45 am]
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