Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting, 57377 [E7-19806]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 9, 2007 / Notices the agency has already granted exemptions. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 33106 and 49 CFR 543.7(b), the agency grants a petition for an exemption from the parts-marking requirements of part 541 either in whole or in part, if it determines that, based upon substantial evidence, the standard equipment antitheft device is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of part 541. The agency finds that FUSA has provided adequate reasons for its belief that the antitheft device will reduce and deter theft. This conclusion is based on the information FUSA 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 FUSA’s petition for exemption for the vehicle line from the parts-marking 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 FUSA decides not to use the exemption for this line, it must formally notify the agency, and, thereafter, the line must be fully marked as required by 49 CFR 541.5 and 541.6 (marking of major component parts and replacement parts). NHTSA notes that if FUSA wishes in the future to modify the device on which this exemption is based, the company may have to submit a petition to modify the exemption. Section 543.7(d) states that a Part 543 exemption applies only to vehicles that belong to a line exempted under this part and equipped with the anti-theft device on which the line’s exemption is based. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Oct 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 Further, § 543.9(c)(2) provides for the submission of petitions ‘‘to modify an exemption to permit the use of an antitheft device similar to but differing from the one specified in that exemption.’’ The agency wishes to minimize the administrative burden that § 543.9(c)(2) could place on exempted vehicle manufacturers and itself. The agency did not intend Part 543 to require the submission of a modification petition for every change to the components or design of an antitheft device. The significance of many such changes could be de minimis. Therefore, NHTSA suggests that if the manufacturer contemplates making any changes the effects of which might be characterized as de minimis, it should consult the agency before preparing and submitting a petition to modify. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: October 2, 2007. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E7–19754 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 670 (Sub-No. 1)] Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: 57377 the Board, in Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, STB Ex Parte No. 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and guidance to the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, and other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to begin discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted pursuant to RETAC’s charter and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board’s Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121. Decided: October 3, 2007. By the Board, Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–19806 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Surface Transportation Board, DOT. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2). DATES: The meeting will be held on October 24, 2007, beginning at 10 a.m., E.D.T. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the 1st floor hearing room at the Surface Transportation Board’s headquarters at Patriot’s Plaza, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman (202) 245–0202. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 26, 2007. The Department of the Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 8, 2007 to be assured of consideration. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–1352. Type of Review: Extension. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 670 (Sub-No. 1)]


Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy 
Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to section 10(a)(2) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 
U.S.C., App. 2).

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 24, 2007, beginning at 10 
a.m., E.D.T.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the 1st floor hearing room at 
the Surface Transportation Board's headquarters at Patriot's Plaza, 395 
E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman (202) 245-0202. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by 
the Board, in Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory 
Committee, STB Ex Parte No. 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and 
guidance to the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of 
emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy 
resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, 
and other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to begin discussions 
regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, 
infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination 
among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources.
    The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted 
pursuant to RETAC's charter and Board procedures. Further 
communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board's 
Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121.

    Decided: October 3, 2007.

    By the Board, Vernon A. Williams, Secretary.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-19806 Filed 10-5-07; 8:45 am]
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