Regulatory Guidance for Recording of Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Fires; Correction, 44792 [E7-15599]

Download as PDF 44792 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 153 / Thursday, August 9, 2007 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold’’ to read as follows: PART 222—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 222 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2461, note; 49 U.S.C. 20103, 20107, 20153, 21301, 21304; 49 CFR 1.49. 2. Appendix D to Part 222 is amended by revising paragraphs (b) through (e) in the section titled ‘‘RISK INDEX’’ to read as follows: I Appendix D to Part 222—Determining Risk Levels * * * * * * * * Risk Index * * * * * * * 3. Appendix D to Part 222 is amended by revising the section titled, jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES I 1 The data used to make these exclusions is contained in blocks 18—Position of Car Unit in Train; 19—Circumstance: Rail Equipment Struck/ Struck by Highway User; 28—Number of Locomotive Units; and 29—Number of Cars on the current FRA Form 6180–57 Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Accident/Incident Report. 17:01 Aug 08, 2007 * * * * * Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold The Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold is simply an average of the risk indexes for all of the gated public crossings nationwide where train horns are routinely sounded. This value will be recalculated annually and published in a notice in the Federal Register. For the most recent value of the Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold, please visit FRA’s public Web site at http:// www.fra.dot.gov. * (b) The average number of fatalities observed in fatal collisions and the average number of injuries in collisions involving injuries are calculated by FRA as described in paragraphs (c) through (e). (c) FRA will match the highway-rail incident files for the past five years against a data file containing the list of grade crossings where the train horn was not routinely sounded over that five-year period to identify two types of collisions involving trains and motor vehicles: (1) Those that occurred at crossings where the train horn was not routinely sounded during the period, and (2) those that occurred at crossings equipped with automatic gates where the train horn was routinely sounded. Certain records will be excluded, including records pertaining to incidents where the driver was not in the motor vehicle or where the motor vehicle struck the train beyond the fourth locomotive or rail car that entered the crossing. FRA believes that sounding the train horn would not be very effective at preventing such incidents.1 (d) Collisions in the group containing the gated crossings nationwide where horns were routinely sounded will then be identified as fatal, injury only or no casualty. Collisions will be identified as fatal if one or more deaths occurred, regardless of whether injuries were also sustained. Collisions will be identified as injury only when injuries, but no fatalities, resulted. (e) The collisions (incidents) will be summarized by year for the five-year period preceding the year in which the risk index is being updated. The fatality rate for each year will be calculated by dividing the number of fatalities by the number of fatal incidents. The injury rate will be calculated by dividing the number of injuries in injury only incidents by the number of injury only incidents. FRA will publish updated fatality and injury rates on an annual basis in the Federal Register. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Appendix D to Part 222—Determining Risk Levels Jkt 211001 * * * * 4. Appendix D to Part 222 is amended by revising the section titled, ‘‘Crossing Corridor Risk Index’’ to read as follows: I Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FMCSA published on July 24, 2007 (72 FR 40250), a document announcing regulatory guidance concerning its definition of ‘‘accident.’’ In that document, FMCSA provided an incorrect telephone number for the agency contact person under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The correct telephone number should read (202) 366–4325. Issued on: August 3, 2007. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–15599 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Appendix D to Part 222—Determining Risk Levels * * * * DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE * Crossing Corridor Risk Index The Crossing Corridor Risk Index is the average of the risk indexes of all the public crossings in a defined rail corridor. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC on August 2, 2007. Clifford C. Eby, Federal Railroad Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 07–3871 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 390 Regulatory Guidance for Recording of Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Fires; Correction Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Regulatory Guidance; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FMCSA published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2007, a document announcing regulatory guidance concerning its definition of ‘‘accident.’’ This notice corrects that document by providing the correct telephone number for the agency contact. DATES: The regulatory guidance was effective on July 24, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah M. Freund, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, (202) 366–4325, Federal PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 070213033–7033–01] RIN 0648–XB89 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Processor Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher processor vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for trawl catcher processors in the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 6, 2007, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hogan, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management E:\FR\FM\09AUR1.SGM 09AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 153 (Thursday, August 9, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 44792]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-15599]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 390


Regulatory Guidance for Recording of Commercial Motor Vehicle 
Accidents Involving Fires; Correction

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

ACTION: Regulatory Guidance; correction.

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2007, 
a document announcing regulatory guidance concerning its definition of 
``accident.'' This notice corrects that document by providing the 
correct telephone number for the agency contact.

DATES: The regulatory guidance was effective on July 24, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah M. Freund, Vehicle and 
Roadside Operations Division, Office of Bus and Truck Standards and 
Operations, (202) 366-4325, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FMCSA published on July 24, 2007 (72 FR 
40250), a document announcing regulatory guidance concerning its 
definition of ``accident.'' In that document, FMCSA provided an 
incorrect telephone number for the agency contact person under the 
heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The correct telephone number 
should read (202) 366-4325.

    Issued on: August 3, 2007.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
 [FR Doc. E7-15599 Filed 8-8-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P