Invitation for Public Comment on Mitigation Options for Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 49, 14658-14659 [2010-6814]

Download as PDF 14658 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 58 / Friday, March 26, 2010 / Notices convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lane L. Savoie Mr. Savoie, 57, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘We feel Mr. Savoie has sufficient vision to operate or drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Savoie reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 500,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 2.5 million miles. He holds a Class D chauffeur’s license from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Richard G. Schumacher Mr. Schumacher, 64, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Schumacher has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Schumacher reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 19 years, accumulating 2.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Scott E. Tussey Mr. Tussey, 49, has had ocular histoplasmosis in his right eye since 2003. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-motion vision and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion he has sufficient vision to perform commercial driving tasks.’’ Mr. Tussey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 630,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Todd V. Welch Mr. Welch, 47, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-motion vision and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Mar 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 Welch reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 200,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 80,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. The Agency will consider all comments received before the close of business April 26, 2010. Comments will be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The Agency will file comments received after the comment closing date in the public docket, and will consider them to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should monitor the public docket for new material. Issued on: March 22, 2010. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–6741 Filed 3–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research and Innovative Technology Administration Invitation for Public Comment on Mitigation Options for Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 49 AGENCY: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice, request for public comments. SUMMARY: The U.S. Government is providing notice that it is actively considering several mitigation options prior to changing the health status of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite IIR–20M (satellite vehicle number 49—SVN 49) from unhealthy to healthy. The potential mitigations are each designed to reduce the impact of the unique nature of the SVN 49 signal to a portion of the user segment. The mitigations are described in an Appendix posted in the public docket. The mitigations are intended only for PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 use with the SVN 49 satellite and will not be implemented for any other GPS satellite. Responses from this public comment period will be considered during the final decision to choose which mitigation(s) to implement. After successful implementation of the selected mitigation(s), U.S. Government leaders will determine the conditions necessary to set SVN 49 healthy. It is anticipated this timeline will occur over the next one to three years. Please review the posted Appendix and submit concerns or adverse impacts that may affect your user equipment to the Docket. Two teleconferences will be hosted by the U.S. Air Force GPS Wing to discuss the mitigation options. These will be held on March 26, 2010 and April 30, 2010 at 4 PM EDT. The teleconference number is 1–800–366–7242 passcode: 6530000#. Please note that if you want a specific comment made during either telephone conference included in the docket, you must submit a public comment to the docket as outlined below. DATES: Comment Period: Written comments should be submitted by May 28, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by RITA Docket ID Number RITA 2010–0002 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: Identify docket number, RITA 2010–0002, at the beginning of your comments. To receive confirmation that DOT received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard containing the Docket number. All comments received by DOT will be posted at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments/questions will be posted electronically without change or edits, including any personal information provided. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments/ questions filed in our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment or question (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 58 / Friday, March 26, 2010 / Notices association, corporation, business entity, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Confidential Business Information: If you wish to submit any information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information, to the address given below under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, you should submit a copy from which you have deleted the claimed confidential business information to the docket. When you send a comment containing information identified as confidential business information, you should include a cover letter setting forth the reasons you believe the information qualifies as ‘‘confidential business information’’. (49 CFR 7.17) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Karen Van Dyke, DOT/RITA, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590, 202–366–3180, karen.vandyke@dot.gov or Lt. Col. James Lake, 310–653–3613, svn49.information@losangeles.af.mil. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Background The GPS satellite SVN 49 has a unique signal that may result in degraded performance for some GPS user equipment. This satellite currently operates with the navigational message set in an unhealthy state to prevent any adverse impact to users. To minimize the adverse impacts, several mitigations are under consideration. Each mitigation is intended for a specific user group and can be used with or without the other mitigations. All mitigations are intended for use with SVN 49 only and no changes will be made regarding other GPS satellites. The mitigations are briefly described as: • Set SVN 49 healthy with current 152m Antenna Phase Center (APC) and associated clock offsets. • Set SVN 49 healthy with factory default APC and clock offset. • Users switch to multipath-resistant receivers to minimize adverse impact from SVN 49 signal. • Modify receiver software to use look-up table corrections to account for unique SVN 49 signal. • Increase SVN 49 User Range Accuracy (URA) minimum value to 3 by changing bits in the GPS data message that allow user equipment to de-weight or exclude SVN–49 signals. 15:23 Mar 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 Issued in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2010. Robert L. Bertini, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–6814 Filed 3–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–HY–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Public Debt SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 • Remove data modulation from L2 P(Y)-code to mitigate impact to high precision users. • Change L2C PRN code to a ‘‘unique sequence’’ to prevent L2C users from including SVN 49 in their solutions. • Change SVN–49 from PRN–01 to PRN–32 to prevent updates to WAGE users. • Use spare health code so future users could use SVN 49 despite unhealthy setting. More information is presented in the Appendix posted in the public docket. Implementation of each mitigation is contingent upon several factors including cost, number of users impacted, schedule, and the needs of the U.S. Government. If you would like to submit a public comment concerning these proposed actions, please follow the instructions listed above. Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Regulations Governing Payments by the Automated Clearing House method on Account of United States Securities. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 22, 2010, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of the Public Debt, Judi Owens, 200 Third Street, A4–A, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or judi.owens@bpd.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Judi Owens, PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14659 Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, A4–A, Parkersburg, WV 26106– 1328, (304) 480–8150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations Governing Payments by the Automated Clearing House Method on Account of United States Securities. OMB Number: 1535–0094. Abstract: The regulations authorize payment to investors in United States securities by the Automated Clearing House (ACH Method). Current Actions: None. Type of Review: Extension. Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses or other for-profit, and state or local governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: March 22, 2010. Judi Owens, Manager, Information Management Branch. [FR Doc. 2010–6703 Filed 3–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–39–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Research and Innovative Technology Administration


Invitation for Public Comment on Mitigation Options for Global 
Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 49

AGENCY: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice, request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Government is providing notice that it is actively 
considering several mitigation options prior to changing the health 
status of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite IIR-20M (satellite 
vehicle number 49--SVN 49) from unhealthy to healthy. The potential 
mitigations are each designed to reduce the impact of the unique nature 
of the SVN 49 signal to a portion of the user segment. The mitigations 
are described in an Appendix posted in the public docket. The 
mitigations are intended only for use with the SVN 49 satellite and 
will not be implemented for any other GPS satellite. Responses from 
this public comment period will be considered during the final decision 
to choose which mitigation(s) to implement.
    After successful implementation of the selected mitigation(s), U.S. 
Government leaders will determine the conditions necessary to set SVN 
49 healthy. It is anticipated this timeline will occur over the next 
one to three years. Please review the posted Appendix and submit 
concerns or adverse impacts that may affect your user equipment to the 
Docket.
    Two teleconferences will be hosted by the U.S. Air Force GPS Wing 
to discuss the mitigation options. These will be held on March 26, 2010 
and April 30, 2010 at 4 PM EDT. The teleconference number is 1-800-366-
7242 passcode: 6530000. Please note that if you want a 
specific comment made during either telephone conference included in 
the docket, you must submit a public comment to the docket as outlined 
below.

DATES: Comment Period: Written comments should be submitted by May 28, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by RITA Docket ID Number 
RITA 2010-0002 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: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Identify docket number, RITA 2010-0002, at the 
beginning of your comments. To receive confirmation that DOT received 
your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard containing the 
Docket number.
    All comments received by DOT will be posted at http://www.regulations.gov.
    All comments/questions will be posted electronically without change 
or edits, including any personal information provided.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments/questions filed in our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment or question (or signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an

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association, corporation, business entity, labor union, etc.). You may 
review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register 
published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    Confidential Business Information: If you wish to submit any 
information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three 
copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim 
to be confidential business information, to the address given below 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, you should submit a 
copy from which you have deleted the claimed confidential business 
information to the docket. When you send a comment containing 
information identified as confidential business information, you should 
include a cover letter setting forth the reasons you believe the 
information qualifies as ``confidential business information''. (49 CFR 
7.17)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Karen Van Dyke, DOT/RITA, 1200 New 
Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590, 202-366-3180, 
karen.vandyke@dot.gov or Lt. Col. James Lake, 310-653-3613, 
svn49.information@losangeles.af.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The GPS satellite SVN 49 has a unique signal that may result in 
degraded performance for some GPS user equipment. This satellite 
currently operates with the navigational message set in an unhealthy 
state to prevent any adverse impact to users. To minimize the adverse 
impacts, several mitigations are under consideration. Each mitigation 
is intended for a specific user group and can be used with or without 
the other mitigations. All mitigations are intended for use with SVN 49 
only and no changes will be made regarding other GPS satellites. The 
mitigations are briefly described as:
     Set SVN 49 healthy with current 152m Antenna Phase Center 
(APC) and associated clock offsets.
     Set SVN 49 healthy with factory default APC and clock 
offset.
     Users switch to multipath-resistant receivers to minimize 
adverse impact from SVN 49 signal.
     Modify receiver software to use look-up table corrections 
to account for unique SVN 49 signal.
     Increase SVN 49 User Range Accuracy (URA) minimum value to 
3 by changing bits in the GPS data message that allow user equipment to 
de-weight or exclude SVN-49 signals.
     Remove data modulation from L2 P(Y)-code to mitigate 
impact to high precision users.
     Change L2C PRN code to a ``unique sequence'' to prevent 
L2C users from including SVN 49 in their solutions.
     Change SVN-49 from PRN-01 to PRN-32 to prevent updates to 
WAGE users.
     Use spare health code so future users could use SVN 49 
despite unhealthy setting.
    More information is presented in the Appendix posted in the public 
docket. Implementation of each mitigation is contingent upon several 
factors including cost, number of users impacted, schedule, and the 
needs of the U.S. Government. If you would like to submit a public 
comment concerning these proposed actions, please follow the 
instructions listed above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2010.
Robert L. Bertini,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-6814 Filed 3-25-10; 8:45 am]
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