Availability of Supporting Materials, 35194 [E8-14008]

Download as PDF 35194 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices Discussion The proposed Hawaii Air Tour Common Procedures Manual supports the operational guidance for all commercial air tour operators authorized to conduct operations below 1,500′ above the ground level (AGL) within the state of Hawaii. Authorized part 91 and part 135 operators will be required to comply with the requirements and limitations set forth in this manual when it is adopted. Prior to conducting commercial air tour operations below 1,500′ AGL, pilots must receive operator specific training as outlined in the common procedures manual for part 91 and 135 air tour operators in the State of Hawaii. The common procedures manual covers a variety of training requirements and operational requirements, including air tour operations below 1,500′ AGL, recurrent flight training, visibility restrictions, map legend and definitions, radio communications procedures, Weather Enhanced Safety Areas (WESA), site specific and enroute operations. It also includes detailed maps and photos, and over water specific procedures for every island in the state of Hawaii. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 17, 2008. Gary Davis, Air Transportation Division, Acting Manager of AFS–200. [FR Doc. E8–14014 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration revised guidance concerning ‘‘Treatment of the Value of Preventing Fatalities and Injuries in Preparing Economic Analyses.’’ Based on an improved understanding of relevant academic research literature, the revised guidance provides that the best present estimate of the economic value of preventing a human fatality is $5.8 million. In an advisory memorandum issued concurrently with the revised guidance to Secretarial Officers and Modal Administrators, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Tyler Duval and General Counsel D.J. Gribbin instructed that the newly adjusted $5.8 million human life value should be used, effective immediately, for analyses performed by the Department. In addition, the memorandum announced that the Department will, for the first time, require supplementary analyses at values for a statistical life higher and lower than the $5.8 million adjusted value—specifically, assumptions of $3.2 million and $8.4 million for the value associated with each life saved. Consistent with the revised Departmental guidance, FMCSA has reassessed the regulatory analyses in open rulemaking dockets to take account of the adjusted human life value. The revised guidance raising the economic value of preventing a human fatality and the accompanying policy memorandum may be found on the DOT Web site at: http://ostpxweb.ost.dot.gov/ policy/reports/080205.htm. Issued on: June 12, 2008. John H. Hill, Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–14008 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Availability of Supporting Materials Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Availability of supporting materials. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUMMARY: This notice advises the public of the availability on the Department of Transportation (Department) Web site of revised guidance and an accompanying advisory policy memorandum concerning the value of a statistical life used by Departmental analysts when assessing the benefits of preventing fatalities. Consistent with the revised guidance and Departmental policy, the adjusted value of a statistical life will be assessed in conducting economic analyses and identifying the benefits of FMCSA regulatory initiatives in all open rulemaking dockets. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 5, 2008, the Department issued [Docket ID FMCSA–2008–0106] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 68 individuals for exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 without meeting the Federal vision standard. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 21, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2008–0106 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket ID for this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476). This information is also available at http://Docketsinfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 120 (Friday, June 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-14008]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


Availability of Supporting Materials

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

ACTION: Availability of supporting materials.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public of the availability on the 
Department of Transportation (Department) Web site of revised guidance 
and an accompanying advisory policy memorandum concerning the value of 
a statistical life used by Departmental analysts when assessing the 
benefits of preventing fatalities. Consistent with the revised guidance 
and Departmental policy, the adjusted value of a statistical life will 
be assessed in conducting economic analyses and identifying the 
benefits of FMCSA regulatory initiatives in all open rulemaking 
dockets.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 5, 2008, the Department issued 
revised guidance concerning ``Treatment of the Value of Preventing 
Fatalities and Injuries in Preparing Economic Analyses.'' Based on an 
improved understanding of relevant academic research literature, the 
revised guidance provides that the best present estimate of the 
economic value of preventing a human fatality is $5.8 million. In an 
advisory memorandum issued concurrently with the revised guidance to 
Secretarial Officers and Modal Administrators, Assistant Secretary for 
Transportation Policy Tyler Duval and General Counsel D.J. Gribbin 
instructed that the newly adjusted $5.8 million human life value should 
be used, effective immediately, for analyses performed by the 
Department. In addition, the memorandum announced that the Department 
will, for the first time, require supplementary analyses at values for 
a statistical life higher and lower than the $5.8 million adjusted 
value--specifically, assumptions of $3.2 million and $8.4 million for 
the value associated with each life saved.
    Consistent with the revised Departmental guidance, FMCSA has 
reassessed the regulatory analyses in open rulemaking dockets to take 
account of the adjusted human life value. The revised guidance raising 
the economic value of preventing a human fatality and the accompanying 
policy memorandum may be found on the DOT Web site at: http://
ostpxweb.ost.dot.gov/policy/reports/080205.htm.

    Issued on: June 12, 2008.
John H. Hill,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. E8-14008 Filed 6-19-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P