Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles, 69592-69593 [E8-27477]

Download as PDF 69592 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 19, 2008 / Proposed Rules regulations for off-road vehicle (ORV) management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). The proposed agenda for the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth meetings of the Committee may contain the following items: Approval of Meeting Summary from Last Meeting, Subcommittee and Members’ Updates since Last Meeting, Alternatives Discussions, NEPA Update, and Public Comment. However, the Committee may modify its agenda during the course of its work. The meetings are open to the public. Interested persons may provide brief oral/written comments to the Committee during the public comment period of the meetings each day before the lunch break, and also from 5–5:30 p.m. on January 6 and January 21, or may file written comments with the Park Superintendent. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael B. Murray, Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, North Carolina 27954, (252) 473–2111, ext. 148. The Committee’s function is to assist directly in the development of special regulations for management ORVs at the Seashore. Executive Order 11644, as amended by Executive Order 11989, requires certain Federal agencies to publish regulations that provide for administrative designation of the specific areas and trails on which ORV use may be permitted. In response, the NPS published a general regulation at 36 CFR 4.10, which provides that each park that designates routes and areas for ORV use must do so by promulgating a special regulation specific to that park. It also provides that the designation of routes and areas shall comply with Executive Order 11644, and 36 CFR 1.5 regarding closures. Members of the Committee will negotiate to reach consensus on concepts and language to be used as the basis for a proposed special regulation, to be published by the NPS in the Federal Register, governing ORV use at the Seashore. The duties of the Committee are solely advisory. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS-1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 30, 2008. Michael B. Murray, Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore. [FR Doc. E8–27451 Filed 11–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:44 Nov 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD 36 CFR Part 1192 [Docket No. 2007–1] RIN 3014–AA38 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Availability of draft revisions to guidelines. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has placed in the docket and on its Web site for public review and comment a second draft of revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles. The second draft is being issued because the format has been significantly changed, provisions for over-the-road buses have been added, and changes have been made in response to comments on the first draft. The draft revisions cover only buses, over-theroad buses, and vans. Draft revisions to the guidelines for other modes will be issued later. Comments will be accepted on the second draft, and the Access Board will consider those comments prior to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to update the guidelines. DATES: Comments on the draft revisions to the guidelines must be received by January 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 2007–1 or RIN number 3014–AA38, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Agency Web Site: Follow the instructions for submitting comments on our electronic comment site http:// www.access-board.gov/ commentTV08.cfm. • E-mail: cannon@access-board.gov. Include docket number 2007–1 or RIN number 3014–AA38 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 272–0081. • Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Technical and Informational Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004–1111. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.access-board.gov/ commentListTV08.cfm, including any personal information provided. Comments will be available for inspection at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on regular business days. Comments submitted in accessible formats (Word, ASCII text, HTML) will be posted on the Access Board Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Cannon, Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington DC 20004–1111. Telephone number: (202) 272–0015 (voice); (202) 272–0082 (TTY). Electronic mail address: cannon@access-board.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1991, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) issued the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (36 CFR part 1192). The guidelines have not been updated since they were issued, except for modifications for over-the-road buses in 1994. The Access Board began the process of updating the guidelines by publishing a first draft of revisions to subparts A and B of 36 CFR part 1192 on April 11, 2007 (72 FR 18179, April 11, 2007). The first draft contained revisions to general provisions, buses, and vans. Changes were proposed to accommodate new technology and vehicles, and new system designs, particularly bus rapid transit. Over 80 comments were received on the first draft. Those comments were considered in developing the second draft. After issuing the guidelines in 1991, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued regulations for lifts on non-rail vehicles. The Access Board will coordinate its rulemaking with NHTSA to ensure consistency with those regulations. The Access Board is making the second draft of the revisions to the guidelines and supplemental information available for public review and comment prior to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to update the guidelines. Comments on the draft revisions will be considered by the Access Board in developing a notice of proposed rulemaking to update the guidelines, which will also be open for public comment. The draft revisions to the guidelines and supplementary information are available on the Access Board’s Web site (http://www.access- E:\FR\FM\19NOP1.SGM 19NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 19, 2008 / Proposed Rules board.gov/vguidedraft2.htm). Copies may also be obtained by contacting the Access Board at (202) 272–0080. Persons using a TTY should call (202) 272–0082. The documents are available in alternate formats upon request. Persons who want a copy in an alternate format should specify the type of format (cassette tape, Braille, large print, or ASCII disk). David M. Capozzi, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. E8–27477 Filed 11–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2008–0341; FRL–8741–9] Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the permitting of new or modified sources. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these procedures under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action. Any comments must arrive by December 19, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA–R09– OAR–2008–0341, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions. • E-mail: R9airpermits@epa.gov. • Mail or deliver: Gerardo Rios (Air3), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. www.regulations.gov is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, and EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy DATES: 69593 at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Yannayon, EPA Region IX, (415) 972–3534, yannayon.laura@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. Table of Contents I. The State’s Submittal A. What rules did the State submit? B. Are there other versions of the rules? C. What is the purpose of the submitted rules? II. EPA’s Evaluation and Action A. How is EPA evaluating the rules? B. Do the rules meet the evaluation criteria? C. EPA Recommendation to Further Improve a Rule D. Proposed Action and Public Comment III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. The State’s Submittal A. What rules did the State submit? Table 1 lists the rules addressed by this proposal with the dates that they were adopted by local air agency and submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). TABLE 1—SUBMITTED RULES Local agency Rule title ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... 26 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 VCAPCD ........... cprice-sewell on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS-1 VCAPCD VCAPCD VCAPCD VCAPCD VCAPCD VCAPCD Rule No. 26.6 New Source Review—General ........................ New Source Review—Definitions .................... New Source Review—Requirements .............. New Source Review—Exemptions .................. New Source Review—Emissions Banking ...... New Source Review—Essential Public Service Bank. New Source Review—Calculations ................. On July 21, 2006, the rule submittal of June 16, 2006 was found to meet the completeness criteria in 40 CFR part 51, appendix V, which must be met before formal EPA review. On July 23, 2007, the rule submittal of May 8, 2007 was found to meet the completeness criteria. B. Are there other versions of the rules? We approved a version of VCAPCD Rules 26 and 26.5 on December 7, 2000 (65 FR 76567). We approved a version VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:44 Nov 18, 2008 Amended or revised Jkt 217001 03/14/06, 11/14/06, 03/14/06, 03/14/06, 03/14/06, 03/14/06, Amended .......................................... Revised ............................................ Revised ............................................ Revised ............................................ Revised ............................................ Revised ............................................ 06/16/06 05/08/07 06/16/06 06/16/06 06/16/06 06/16/06 03/14/06, Revised ............................................ 06/16/06 of VCAPCD Rules 26.1, 26.2, 26.3, 26.4, and 26.6 on February 28, 2003 (68 FR 9561). We did not act on a version of VCAPCD Rule 26.1, revised on March 14, 2006 and submitted to us by CARB on June 16, 2006. While we can act on only the most recently submitted version, we have reviewed materials provided with the previous submittal. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Submitted C. What is the purpose of the submitted rules? The purposes of revisions relative to the SIP rule are as follows: • VCAPCD Rule 26: A reference to the new Rule 26.11 is added, along with the purposes of Rule 26.11, including (a) the process by which the APCO determines if Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) are surplus at the time of use and (b) the implementation of an annual E:\FR\FM\19NOP1.SGM 19NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 69592-69593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-27477]


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ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

36 CFR Part 1192

[Docket No. 2007-1]
RIN 3014-AA38


Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines 
for Transportation Vehicles

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Availability of draft revisions to guidelines.

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SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 
(Access Board) has placed in the docket and on its Web site for public 
review and comment a second draft of revisions to the Americans with 
Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation 
Vehicles. The second draft is being issued because the format has been 
significantly changed, provisions for over-the-road buses have been 
added, and changes have been made in response to comments on the first 
draft. The draft revisions cover only buses, over-the-road buses, and 
vans. Draft revisions to the guidelines for other modes will be issued 
later. Comments will be accepted on the second draft, and the Access 
Board will consider those comments prior to issuing a notice of 
proposed rulemaking to update the guidelines.

DATES: Comments on the draft revisions to the guidelines must be 
received by January 20, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 2007-1 
or RIN number 3014-AA38, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Agency Web Site: Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments on our electronic comment site http://www.access-board.gov/
commentTV08.cfm.
     E-mail: cannon@access-board.gov. Include docket number 
2007-1 or RIN number 3014-AA38 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 272-0081.
     Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Technical and 
Informational Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-
1111.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this 
rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to 
http://www.access-board.gov/commentListTV08.cfm, including any personal 
information provided. Comments will be available for inspection at the 
above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on regular business days. Comments 
submitted in accessible formats (Word, ASCII text, HTML) will be posted 
on the Access Board Web site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Cannon, Office of Technical and 
Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington DC 20004-
1111. Telephone number: (202) 272-0015 (voice); (202) 272-0082 (TTY). 
Electronic mail address: cannon@access-board.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1991, the Architectural and 
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) issued the 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for 
Transportation Vehicles (36 CFR part 1192). The guidelines have not 
been updated since they were issued, except for modifications for over-
the-road buses in 1994. The Access Board began the process of updating 
the guidelines by publishing a first draft of revisions to subparts A 
and B of 36 CFR part 1192 on April 11, 2007 (72 FR 18179, April 11, 
2007). The first draft contained revisions to general provisions, 
buses, and vans. Changes were proposed to accommodate new technology 
and vehicles, and new system designs, particularly bus rapid transit. 
Over 80 comments were received on the first draft. Those comments were 
considered in developing the second draft.
    After issuing the guidelines in 1991, the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued regulations for lifts on non-rail 
vehicles. The Access Board will coordinate its rulemaking with NHTSA to 
ensure consistency with those regulations.
    The Access Board is making the second draft of the revisions to the 
guidelines and supplemental information available for public review and 
comment prior to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to update the 
guidelines. Comments on the draft revisions will be considered by the 
Access Board in developing a notice of proposed rulemaking to update 
the guidelines, which will also be open for public comment. The draft 
revisions to the guidelines and supplementary information are available 
on the Access Board's Web site (http://www.access-

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board.gov/vguidedraft2.htm). Copies may also be obtained by contacting 
the Access Board at (202) 272-0080. Persons using a TTY should call 
(202) 272-0082. The documents are available in alternate formats upon 
request. Persons who want a copy in an alternate format should specify 
the type of format (cassette tape, Braille, large print, or ASCII 
disk).

David M. Capozzi,
Acting Executive Director.
[FR Doc. E8-27477 Filed 11-18-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8150-01-P