Notice of Public Meeting; Tire Fuel Efficiency, 11806-11808 [2010-5177]

Download as PDF 11806 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 48 / Friday, March 12, 2010 / Proposed Rules PART 29—AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT 1. The authority citation for part 29 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701– 44702, 44704. 2. Revise § 29.571 to read as follows: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS § 29.571 Fatigue Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure. (a) A fatigue tolerance evaluation of each principal structural element (PSE) must be performed, and appropriate inspections and retirement time or approved equivalent means must be established to avoid catastrophic failure during the operational life of the rotorcraft. The fatigue tolerance evaluation must consider the effects of both fatigue and the damage determined in paragraph (e)(4) of this section. Parts to be evaluated include PSEs of the rotors, rotor drive systems between the engines and rotor hubs, controls, fuselage, fixed and movable control surfaces, engine and transmission mountings, landing gear, and their related primary attachments. (b) For the purposes of this section, the term— Catastrophic failure means an event that could prevent continued safe flight and landing. Principal Structural Element (PSE) means a structural element that contributes significantly to the carriage of flight or ground loads, and the fatigue failure of that structural element could result in catastrophic failure of the aircraft. (c) The methodology used to establish compliance with this section must be submitted and approved by the Administrator. (d) Considering all rotorcraft structure, structural elements, and assemblies, each PSE must be identified. (e) Each fatigue tolerance evaluation required by this section must include: (1) In-flight measurements to determine the fatigue loads or stresses for the PSEs identified in paragraph (d) of this section in all critical conditions throughout the range of design limitations required in § 29.309 (including altitude effects), except that maneuvering load factors need not exceed the maximum values expected in operations. (2) The loading spectra as severe as those expected in operations based on loads or stresses determined under paragraph (e)(1) of this section, including external load operations, if applicable, and other high frequency power-cycle operations. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:33 Mar 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 (3) Takeoff, landing, and taxi loads when evaluating the landing gear and other affected PSEs. (4) For each PSE identified in paragraph (d) of this section, a threat assessment which includes a determination of the probable locations, types, and sizes of damage, taking into account fatigue, environmental effects, intrinsic and discrete flaws, or accidental damage that may occur during manufacture or operation. (5) A determination of the fatigue tolerance characteristics for the PSE with the damage identified in paragraph (e)(4) of this section that supports the inspection and retirement times, or other approved equivalent means. (6) Analyses supported by test evidence and, if available, service experience. (f) A residual strength determination is required to establish the allowable damage size. In determining inspection intervals based on damage growth, the residual strength evaluation must show that the remaining structure, after damage growth, is able to withstand design limit loads without failure within its operational life. (g) The effect of damage on stiffness, dynamic behavior, loads, and functional performance must be considered. (h) Based on the requirements of this section, inspections and retirement times or approved equivalent means must be established to avoid catastrophic failure. The inspections and retirement times or approved equivalent means must be included in the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness required by Section 29.1529 and Section A29.4 of Appendix A of this part. (i) If inspections for any of the damage types identified in paragraph (e)(4) of this section cannot be established within the limitations of geometry, inspectability, or good design practice, then supplemental procedures, in conjunction with the PSE retirement time, must be established to minimize the risk of occurrence of these types of damage that could result in a catastrophic failure during the operational life of the rotorcraft. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2010. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Director, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2010–5486 Filed 3–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 575 [Docket No. NHTSA–2010–0018] Notice of Public Meeting; Tire Fuel Efficiency AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: On June 22, 2009, NHTSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing a new consumer information program for replacement tires (74 FR 29542). The new consumer information program responded to a requirement in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which directed NHTSA to develop a national tire fuel efficiency rating system and consumer education program for replacement tires. The program would inform consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety and durability. Prior to the NPRM, NHTSA conducted focus group studies in which it presented several labels using different graphics and scales to relay the ratings proposed in the NPRM. After the NPRM was issued, NHTSA conducted an internet survey to further explore what influences consumers’ tire purchasing decisions and how best to convey the information in this new program to consumers. To further refine the consumer education portion of this new program, NHTSA intends to conduct further consumer research. NHTSA invites interested parties to submit written comments and participate in a public meeting on the research plan using the instructions set forth in this notice. As described in the Procedural Matters section of this notice, each speaker should anticipate speaking for approximately ten minutes, although we may need to adjust the time for each speaker if there is a large turnout. To facilitate discussion, NHTSA has placed documents concerning early research, and the draft research plan for the future in the docket. NHTSA will consider the public comments received in developing a research plan to aid in the development of consumer information requirements and NHTSA’s consumer education plan regarding tire fuel efficiency. DATES: Public Meeting: The public meeting will be held on Friday, March E:\FR\FM\12MRP1.SGM 12MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 48 / Friday, March 12, 2010 / Proposed Rules srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS 26, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. NHTSA recommends that all persons attending the meeting arrive at least 45 minutes early in order to facilitate entry into the Department. If you wish to attend or speak at the meeting, you must register in advance no later than Monday, March 22, 2010, by following the instructions in the Procedural Matters section of this notice. NHTSA will consider late registrants to the extent time and space allows, but NHTSA cannot ensure that late registrants will be able to speak at the meeting. Comments: NHTSA must receive written comments by Friday, April 2, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Versailles, Telephone: 1–202– 366–2057, Office of International Vehicle, Fuel Economy and Consumer Standards, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. E-mail: mary.versailles@dot.gov. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. You may call the Docket at 1–800– 647–5527. Note that all comments received, including any personal information, will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 22, 2009, NHTSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing a new consumer information program for replacement tires (74 FR 29542). The new consumer information program responded to a requirement in the Energy Independence and Security Act VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:33 Mar 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 of 2007 (EISA),1 which directed NHTSA to develop a national tire fuel efficiency rating system and consumer education program for replacement tires. The program would inform consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety and durability. Prior to the NPRM, NHTSA conducted focus group studies in which it presented several labels using different graphics and scales to relay the ratings proposed in the NPRM. After the NPRM was issued, NHTSA conducted an internet survey to further explore what influences consumers’ tire purchasing decisions and how best to convey the information in this new program to consumers. To further refine the consumer education portion of this new program, NHTSA intends to conduct further consumer research. NHTSA invites interested parties to submit written comments and participate in a public meeting on the research plan using the instructions set forth in this notice. To facilitate discussion, NHTSA has placed documents concerning early research, and the draft research plan for the future in the docket. NHTSA will consider the public comments received in developing a research plan to aid in the development of consumer information requirements and NHTSA’s consumer education plan regarding tire fuel efficiency. NHTSA would like to emphasize that the only topic of discussion at this public meeting is NHTSA’s research plans for consumer education. Comments on other aspects of the proposed regulation should be presented to NHTSA as described in the NPRM and not via this forum. Procedural Matters: The meeting will be open to the public with advanced registration for seating on a spaceavailable basis. Individuals wishing to register to assure a seat in the public seating area should provide their name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address to Ms. Mary Versailles using the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section at the beginning of this notice no later than Monday March 22, 2010. Should it be necessary to cancel the meeting due to an emergency or some other reason, NHTSA will take all available means to notify registered participants by e-mail or telephone. The meeting will be held at a site accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who require accommodations such as sign language interpreters should contact Ms. Mary 1 Public Law 110–140, 121 Stat. 1492 (Dec. 18, 2007). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 11807 Versailles using the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above no later than Monday March 22, 2010. Any written materials NHTSA presents at the meeting will be available electronically on the day of the meeting to accommodate the needs of the visually impaired. Because this meeting is solely to develop a research plan, a transcript of the meeting will not be created. Therefore, NHTSA recommends that speakers also submit materials to the docket for the record. How long will I have to speak at the public meeting? Once NHTSA learns how many people have registered to speak at the public meeting, NHTSA will allocate an appropriate amount of time to each participant, allowing time for lunch and necessary breaks throughout the day. For planning purposes, each speaker should anticipate speaking for approximately ten minutes, although we may need to adjust the time for each speaker if there is a large turnout. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, NHTSA prefers that speakers not use technological aids (e.g., audiovisuals, computer slideshows). However, if you plan to do so, you must let Ms. Mary Versailles know by Monday, March 22, 2010, using the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. You also must make arrangements to provide your presentation or any other aids to NHTSA in advance of the meeting in order to facilitate set-up. During the week of March 22nd, NHTSA will post information on its Web site (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov) indicating the amount of time allocated for each speaker and each speaker’s approximate order on the agenda for the meeting. How do I prepare and submit written comments? It is not necessary to attend or to speak at the public meeting to be able to comment on the issues. NHTSA invites the submission of written comments, which the agency will consider in preparing its research plan. Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket number at the beginning of this notice in your comments. Your primary comments may not exceed 15 pages.2 However, you may attach supporting documents to your primary comments. There is no limit to the length of the attachments. E:\FR\FM\12MRP1.SGM 12MRP1 11808 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 48 / Friday, March 12, 2010 / Proposed Rules Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register at 65 FR 19477, April 11, 2000, or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov. If you wish Docket Management to notify you upon its receipt of your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, Docket Management will return the postcard by mail. How do I submit confidential business information? If you wish to submit any information under a claim of confidentiality, send three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information, to the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Include a cover letter supplying the information specified in our confidential business information regulation (49 CFR part 512). In addition, send two copies from which you have deleted the claimed confidential business information to Docket Management, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, or submit them electronically, in the manner described at the beginning of this notice. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS Will the agency consider late comments? NHTSA will consider all comments that Docket Management receives before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above under DATES. To the extent the research schedule allows, NHTSA will try to consider comments that Docket Management receives after that date, but we cannot ensure that we will be able to do so.3 Please note that even after the comment closing date we will continue to file relevant information in the docket as it becomes available. Further, some commenters may submit late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically check the docket for new material. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:33 Mar 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 Issued: March 5, 2010. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2010–5177 Filed 3–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 16 RIN 1018-AV68 [FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015] [94140-1342-0000-N3] Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing the Boa Constrictor, Four Python Species, and Four Anaconda Species as Injurious Reptiles AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of draft environmental assessment and draft economic analysis. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposes to amend its regulations to add Indian python (Python molurus, including Burmese python Python molurus bivittatus), reticulated python (Broghammerus reticulatus or Python reticulatus), Northern African python (Python sebae), Southern African python (Python natalensis), boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus), DeSchauensee’s anaconda (Eunectes deschauenseei), green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), and Beni anaconda (Eunectes beniensis) to the list of injurious reptiles. This listing would prohibit the importation of any live animal, gamete, viable egg, or hybrid of these nine constrictor snakes into the United States, except as specifically authorized. The best available information indicates that this action is necessary to protect the interests of humans, wildlife, and wildlife resources from the purposeful or accidental introduction and subsequent establishment of these large constrictor snake populations into ecosystems of the United States. If the proposed rule is made final, live snakes, gametes, or hybrids of the nine species or their viable eggs could be imported only by permit for scientific, medical, educational, or zoological purposes, or without a permit by Federal agencies solely for their own use. The proposed rule, if made final, would also prohibit any interstate transportation of live snakes, gametes, viable eggs, or hybrids of the nine species currently held in the United States. If the proposed rule is PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 made final, interstate transportation could be authorized for scientific, medical, educational, or zoological purposes. DATES: We will consider comments we receive on or before May 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments to Docket No. FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203. We will not accept e-mail or faxes. We will post all comments on http:// www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Public Comments section below for more information). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559; telephone 772-562-3909 ext. 256. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800877-8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Previous Federal Action On June 23, 2006, the Service received a petition from the South Florida Water Management District (District) requesting that Burmese pythons be considered for inclusion in the injurious wildlife regulations under the Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42). The District is concerned about the number of Burmese pythons found in Florida, particularly in Everglades National Park and on the District’s widespread property in South Florida. The Service published a notice of inquiry in the Federal Register (73 FR 5784; January 31, 2008) soliciting available biological, economic, and other information and data on the Python, Boa, and Eunectes genera for possible addition to the list of injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act and provided a 90–day public comment period. The Service received 1,528 comments during the public comment period that closed April 30, 2008. We reviewed all comments received for substantive issues and information regarding the injurious nature of species in the Python, Boa, and Eunectes genera. Of the 1,528 comments, 115 E:\FR\FM\12MRP1.SGM 12MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 48 (Friday, March 12, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 11806-11808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5177]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 575

[Docket No. NHTSA-2010-0018]


Notice of Public Meeting; Tire Fuel Efficiency

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: On June 22, 2009, NHTSA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) proposing a new consumer information program for 
replacement tires (74 FR 29542). The new consumer information program 
responded to a requirement in the Energy Independence and Security Act 
of 2007 (EISA), which directed NHTSA to develop a national tire fuel 
efficiency rating system and consumer education program for replacement 
tires. The program would inform consumers about the effect of tires on 
fuel efficiency, safety and durability.
    Prior to the NPRM, NHTSA conducted focus group studies in which it 
presented several labels using different graphics and scales to relay 
the ratings proposed in the NPRM. After the NPRM was issued, NHTSA 
conducted an internet survey to further explore what influences 
consumers' tire purchasing decisions and how best to convey the 
information in this new program to consumers.
    To further refine the consumer education portion of this new 
program, NHTSA intends to conduct further consumer research. NHTSA 
invites interested parties to submit written comments and participate 
in a public meeting on the research plan using the instructions set 
forth in this notice. As described in the Procedural Matters section of 
this notice, each speaker should anticipate speaking for approximately 
ten minutes, although we may need to adjust the time for each speaker 
if there is a large turnout. To facilitate discussion, NHTSA has placed 
documents concerning early research, and the draft research plan for 
the future in the docket. NHTSA will consider the public comments 
received in developing a research plan to aid in the development of 
consumer information requirements and NHTSA's consumer education plan 
regarding tire fuel efficiency.

DATES: Public Meeting: The public meeting will be held on Friday, March

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26, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Department of Transportation, 
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. NHTSA recommends that 
all persons attending the meeting arrive at least 45 minutes early in 
order to facilitate entry into the Department. If you wish to attend or 
speak at the meeting, you must register in advance no later than 
Monday, March 22, 2010, by following the instructions in the Procedural 
Matters section of this notice. NHTSA will consider late registrants to 
the extent time and space allows, but NHTSA cannot ensure that late 
registrants will be able to speak at the meeting.
    Comments: NHTSA must receive written comments by Friday, April 2, 
2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Versailles, Telephone: 1-202-
366-2057, Office of International Vehicle, Fuel Economy and Consumer 
Standards, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. E-mail: 
mary.versailles@dot.gov.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in 
the heading of this document by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern 
time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the 
docket number of this document.
    You may call the Docket at 1-800-647-5527.
    Note that all comments received, including any personal 
information, will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 22, 2009, NHTSA published a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing a new consumer information 
program for replacement tires (74 FR 29542). The new consumer 
information program responded to a requirement in the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA),\1\ which directed NHTSA 
to develop a national tire fuel efficiency rating system and consumer 
education program for replacement tires. The program would inform 
consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety and 
durability.
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    \1\ Public Law 110-140, 121 Stat. 1492 (Dec. 18, 2007).
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    Prior to the NPRM, NHTSA conducted focus group studies in which it 
presented several labels using different graphics and scales to relay 
the ratings proposed in the NPRM. After the NPRM was issued, NHTSA 
conducted an internet survey to further explore what influences 
consumers' tire purchasing decisions and how best to convey the 
information in this new program to consumers.
    To further refine the consumer education portion of this new 
program, NHTSA intends to conduct further consumer research. NHTSA 
invites interested parties to submit written comments and participate 
in a public meeting on the research plan using the instructions set 
forth in this notice. To facilitate discussion, NHTSA has placed 
documents concerning early research, and the draft research plan for 
the future in the docket. NHTSA will consider the public comments 
received in developing a research plan to aid in the development of 
consumer information requirements and NHTSA's consumer education plan 
regarding tire fuel efficiency.
    NHTSA would like to emphasize that the only topic of discussion at 
this public meeting is NHTSA's research plans for consumer education. 
Comments on other aspects of the proposed regulation should be 
presented to NHTSA as described in the NPRM and not via this forum.
    Procedural Matters: The meeting will be open to the public with 
advanced registration for seating on a space-available basis. 
Individuals wishing to register to assure a seat in the public seating 
area should provide their name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail 
address to Ms. Mary Versailles using the contact information in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section at the beginning of this notice no 
later than Monday March 22, 2010. Should it be necessary to cancel the 
meeting due to an emergency or some other reason, NHTSA will take all 
available means to notify registered participants by e-mail or 
telephone.
    The meeting will be held at a site accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. Individuals who require accommodations such as sign 
language interpreters should contact Ms. Mary Versailles using the 
contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
above no later than Monday March 22, 2010. Any written materials NHTSA 
presents at the meeting will be available electronically on the day of 
the meeting to accommodate the needs of the visually impaired. Because 
this meeting is solely to develop a research plan, a transcript of the 
meeting will not be created. Therefore, NHTSA recommends that speakers 
also submit materials to the docket for the record.

How long will I have to speak at the public meeting?

    Once NHTSA learns how many people have registered to speak at the 
public meeting, NHTSA will allocate an appropriate amount of time to 
each participant, allowing time for lunch and necessary breaks 
throughout the day. For planning purposes, each speaker should 
anticipate speaking for approximately ten minutes, although we may need 
to adjust the time for each speaker if there is a large turnout. To 
accommodate as many speakers as possible, NHTSA prefers that speakers 
not use technological aids (e.g., audio-visuals, computer slideshows). 
However, if you plan to do so, you must let Ms. Mary Versailles know by 
Monday, March 22, 2010, using the contact information in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. You also must make 
arrangements to provide your presentation or any other aids to NHTSA in 
advance of the meeting in order to facilitate set-up. During the week 
of March 22nd, NHTSA will post information on its Web site (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov) indicating the amount of time allocated for each 
speaker and each speaker's approximate order on the agenda for the 
meeting.

How do I prepare and submit written comments?

    It is not necessary to attend or to speak at the public meeting to 
be able to comment on the issues. NHTSA invites the submission of 
written comments, which the agency will consider in preparing its 
research plan. Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure 
that your comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include 
the docket number at the beginning of this notice in your comments.
    Your primary comments may not exceed 15 pages.\2\ However, you may 
attach supporting documents to your primary comments. There is no limit 
to the length of the attachments.

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    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register at 65 FR 19477, 
April 11, 2000, or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov.
    If you wish Docket Management to notify you upon its receipt of 
your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the 
envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, Docket 
Management will return the postcard by mail.

How do I submit confidential business information?

    If you wish to submit any information under a claim of 
confidentiality, send three copies of your complete submission, 
including the information you claim to be confidential business 
information, to the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Include a cover letter supplying the information specified in our 
confidential business information regulation (49 CFR part 512).
    In addition, send two copies from which you have deleted the 
claimed confidential business information to Docket Management, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 
20590, or submit them electronically, in the manner described at the 
beginning of this notice.

Will the agency consider late comments?

    NHTSA will consider all comments that Docket Management receives 
before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated 
above under DATES. To the extent the research schedule allows, NHTSA 
will try to consider comments that Docket Management receives after 
that date, but we cannot ensure that we will be able to do so.\3\
    Please note that even after the comment closing date we will 
continue to file relevant information in the docket as it becomes 
available. Further, some commenters may submit late comments. 
Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically check the docket for 
new material.

    Issued: March 5, 2010.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
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