Vehicle Identification Number Requirements; Technical Amendment, 67977-67978 [E9-30027]

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NHTSA published a final rule in the Federal Register of April 30, 2008, (73 FR 23367; NHTSA Docket 2008–0022) that amended 49 CFR Part 565, making certain changes in the 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) system so that there will be a sufficient number of unique manufacturer identifiers and VINs to use for at least another 30 years. A May 16, 2008, document corrected several typographical errors that appeared in the regulatory text of the April 30, 2008 final rule (73 FR 28370, Docket 20008– 0022). Today’s document corrects several additional errors, primarily incorrect references to sections of the CFR that have been renumbered. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 565 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. 67977 Motor vehicle safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA amends 49 CFR part 565 as follows: ■ 49 CFR Part 565 PART 565—VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) REQUIREMENTS [Docket No. NHTSA 2008–0022] RIN 2127–AK63 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NHTSA published in the Federal Register of April 30, 2008, a final rule making certain changes in the 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) system so that the system will remain viable for at least another 30 years. The effective date of that final rule was October 27, 2008. The agency published a correction document on May 16, 2008. Today’s document makes further correction of several typographic errors in the regulatory text adopted by the April 2008 final rule. DATES: Effective Date: December 22, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical and policy questions: Kenneth O. Hardie, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards, NHTSA, W43–458, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: 202–366–6987) (Fax: 202–366–7002). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 1. The authority citation for part 565 continues to read as follows: ■ Vehicle Identification Number Requirements; Technical Amendment Sfmt 4700 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322, 30111, 30115, 30117, 30141, 30146, 30166, and 30168; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Subpart B—VIN Requirements 2. Section 565.13 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) and (g) to read as follows: ■ § 565.13 General requirements. (a) Each vehicle manufactured in one stage shall have a VIN that is assigned by the manufacturer. Each vehicle manufactured in more than one stage shall have a VIN assigned by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer. Vehicle alterers, as specified in 49 CFR 567.7, shall utilize the VIN assigned by the original manufacturer of the vehicle. * * * * * (g) Each character in each VIN shall be one of the letters in the set: [ABCDEFGHJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ] or a numeral in the set: [0123456789] assigned according to the method given in § 565.15. * * * * * E:\FR\FM\22DER1.SGM 22DER1 67978 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Subpart C—Alternative VIN Requirements in Effect for Limited Period 3. Section 565.23 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) and (g) to read as follows: ■ § 565.23 General requirements. (a) Each vehicle manufactured in one stage shall have a VIN that is assigned by the manufacturer. Each vehicle manufactured in more than one stage shall have a VIN assigned by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer. Vehicle alterers, as specified in 49 CFR 567.7, shall utilize the VIN assigned by the original manufacturer of the vehicle. * * * * * (g) Each character in each VIN shall be one of the letters in the set: [ABCDEFGHJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ] or a numeral in the set: [0123456789] assigned according to the method given in § 565.25. * * * * * Issued: December 11, 2009. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–30027 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 0908191244–91427–02] RIN 0648–XR08 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2010 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications; Preliminary 2010 Quota Adjustments; 2010 Summer Flounder Quota for Delaware wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: NMFS issues final specifications for the 2010 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. This final rule specifies allowed harvest limits for both commercial and recreational fisheries, including commercial scup possession limits. This action prohibits Federally permitted commercial vessels from landing summer flounder in Delaware in 2010 due to continued quota VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:53 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 repayment from previous years’ overages. The actions of this final rule are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP), as well as to ensure compliance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The intent of this action is to establish harvest levels and other management measures to ensure that target fishing mortality rates (F) or exploitation rates, as specified for these species in the FMP, are not exceeded. In addition, this action implements measures that ensure continued rebuilding of these three stocks that are currently under rebuilding plans. DATES: Effective January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. ADDRESSES: Copies of the specifications document, including the Environmental Assessment (EA), Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), and other supporting documents used by the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committees and Scientific and Statistical Committee are available from Daniel Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Room 2115, Federal Building, 300 South New Street, Dover, DE 19901–6790. The specifications document is also accessible via the Internet at http:// www.nero.noaa.gov. The Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) consists of the IRFA, public comments and responses contained in this final rule, and the summary of impacts and alternatives contained in this final rule. Copies of the small entity compliance guide are available from Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, Northeast Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Ruccio, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281–9104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries are managed cooperatively under the provisions of the FMP developed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission), in consultation with the New England and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils. The management units specified in the FMP include summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in U.S. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the southern border of North Carolina (NC) northward to the U.S./Canada border, and scup (Stenotomus chrysops) and black sea bass (Centropristis striata) in U.S. waters of the Atlantic Ocean from 35° 13.3′ N. lat. (the latitude of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton, NC) northward to the U.S./Canada border. The Council prepared the FMP under the authority of the MagnusonStevenson Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Regulations implementing the FMP appear at 50 CFR part 648, subparts A (general provisions), G (summer flounder), H (scup), and I (black sea bass). General regulations governing U.S. fisheries also appear at 50 CFR part 600. States manage summer flounder within 3 nautical miles of their coasts, under the Commission’s plan for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. The Federal regulations govern vessels fishing in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), as well as vessels possessing a Federal fisheries permit, regardless of where they fish. The regulations outline the process for specifying the annual catch limits for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass commercial and recreational fisheries, as well as other management measures (e.g., mesh requirements, minimum fish sizes, gear restrictions, possession restrictions, and area restrictions) for these fisheries. The measures are intended to achieve the annual F targets set forth for each species in the FMP. Once the catch limits are established, they are divided into quotas based on formulas contained in the FMP. Detailed background information regarding the status of the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass stocks and the development of the 2010 specifications for these fisheries was provided in the proposed specifications (74 FR 57134; November 4, 2009). That information is not repeated here. NMFS will establish the 2010 recreational management measures (i.e., minimum fish size, possession limits, and fishing seasons) for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass by publishing proposed and final rules in the Federal Register at a later date, following receipt of the Council’s recommendations as specified in the FMP. Summer Flounder This final rule implements the specifications contained in the November 4, 2009, proposed rule: A summer flounder Total Allowable Landings (TAL) of 22.13 million lb (10,038 mt) for 2010, inclusive of 663,900 lb (301 mt) set aside for E:\FR\FM\22DER1.SGM 22DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 22, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67977-67978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30027]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 565

[Docket No. NHTSA 2008-0022]
RIN 2127-AK63


Vehicle Identification Number Requirements; Technical Amendment

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments.

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SUMMARY: NHTSA published in the Federal Register of April 30, 2008, a 
final rule making certain changes in the 17-character vehicle 
identification number (VIN) system so that the system will remain 
viable for at least another 30 years. The effective date of that final 
rule was October 27, 2008. The agency published a correction document 
on May 16, 2008. Today's document makes further correction of several 
typographic errors in the regulatory text adopted by the April 2008 
final rule.

DATES: Effective Date: December 22, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical and policy questions: 
Kenneth O. Hardie, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards, NHTSA, W43-458, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: 202-366-
6987) (Fax: 202-366-7002).
    For legal questions: Deirdre Fujita, Office of Chief Counsel, 
NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: 
202-366-2992) (Fax: 202-366-3820).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA published a final rule in the Federal 
Register of April 30, 2008, (73 FR 23367; NHTSA Docket 2008-0022) that 
amended 49 CFR Part 565, making certain changes in the 17-character 
vehicle identification number (VIN) system so that there will be a 
sufficient number of unique manufacturer identifiers and VINs to use 
for at least another 30 years. A May 16, 2008, document corrected 
several typographical errors that appeared in the regulatory text of 
the April 30, 2008 final rule (73 FR 28370, Docket 20008-0022). Today's 
document corrects several additional errors, primarily incorrect 
references to sections of the CFR that have been renumbered.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 565

    Motor vehicle safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

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In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA amends 49 CFR part 565 as 
follows:

PART 565--VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) REQUIREMENTS

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1. The authority citation for part 565 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 322, 30111, 30115, 30117, 30141, 30146, 
30166, and 30168; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.

Subpart B--VIN Requirements

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2. Section 565.13 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) and (g) to read 
as follows:


Sec.  565.13  General requirements.

    (a) Each vehicle manufactured in one stage shall have a VIN that is 
assigned by the manufacturer. Each vehicle manufactured in more than 
one stage shall have a VIN assigned by the incomplete vehicle 
manufacturer. Vehicle alterers, as specified in 49 CFR 567.7, shall 
utilize the VIN assigned by the original manufacturer of the vehicle.
* * * * *
    (g) Each character in each VIN shall be one of the letters in the 
set: [ABCDEFGHJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ] or a numeral in the set: [0123456789] 
assigned according to the method given in Sec.  565.15.
* * * * *

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Subpart C--Alternative VIN Requirements in Effect for Limited 
Period

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3. Section 565.23 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) and (g) to read 
as follows:


Sec.  565.23  General requirements.

    (a) Each vehicle manufactured in one stage shall have a VIN that is 
assigned by the manufacturer. Each vehicle manufactured in more than 
one stage shall have a VIN assigned by the incomplete vehicle 
manufacturer. Vehicle alterers, as specified in 49 CFR 567.7, shall 
utilize the VIN assigned by the original manufacturer of the vehicle.
* * * * *
    (g) Each character in each VIN shall be one of the letters in the 
set: [ABCDEFGHJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ] or a numeral in the set: [0123456789] 
assigned according to the method given in Sec.  565.25.
* * * * *

    Issued: December 11, 2009.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E9-30027 Filed 12-21-09; 8:45 am]
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