Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2010-2013, 70670-70671 [2010-28717]

Download as PDF 70670 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 222 / Thursday, November 18, 2010 / Proposed Rules 67249, November 9, 2000), do not apply to this proposed rule. G. Executive Order 13045 This action is not subject to Executive Order 13045, entitled Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because this is not an economically significant regulatory action as defined by Executive Order 12866, and this action does not address environmental health or safety risks disproportionately affecting children. H. Executive Order 13211 This proposed rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001), because this action is not expected to affect energy supply, distribution, or use and because this action is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act In addition, since this action does not involve any technical standards, section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104–113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note), does not apply to this action. J. Executive Order 12898 This action does not entail special considerations of environmental justice related issues as delineated by Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 721 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: November 10, 2010. Wendy C. Hamnett, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS Therefore, it is proposed that 40 CFR part 721 be amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c). 2. Add § 721.10201 to subpart E to read as follows: § 721.10201 Cobalt lithium manganese nickel oxide. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Nov 17, 2010 Jkt 223001 (1) The chemical substance identified as cobalt lithium manganese nickel oxide (PMN P–04–269; CAS No. 182442–95–1) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. The requirements of this section do not apply to quantities of the PMN substance after it has been completely reacted (cured). (2) The significant new uses are: (i) Protection in the workplace. Requirements as specified in § 721.63 (a)(1), (a)(2)(i), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(5), (a)(6), (b) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), and (c). Respirators must provide a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) assigned protection factor (APF) of at least 150. The following NIOSH-approved respirators meet the requirements of § 721.63(a)(4): Supplied-air respirator operated in pressure demand or other positive pressure mode and equipped with a tight-fitting full facepiece. As an alternative to the respirator requirements listed here, a manufacturer, importer, or processor may choose to follow the New Chemical Exposure Limit (NCEL) provisions listed in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 5(e) consent order for this substance. The NCEL is 0.1 mg/m3 as an 8–hour time-weighted average. Persons who wish to pursue NCELs as an alternative to the § 721.63 respirator may request to do so under § 721.30. Persons whose § 721.30 requests to use the NCELs approach are approved by EPA will receive NCELs provisions comparable to those listed in the corresponding section 5(e) consent order. (ii) Hazard communication program. Requirements as specified in § 721.72 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (concentration set at 0.1 percent), (f), (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), (g)(1)(vii), (g)(1)(ix), (g)(2), (g)(3), (g)(4)(iii), and (g)(5). (iii) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90(a)(1), (b)(1), and (c)(1). (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph. (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in § 721.125 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (k) are applicable to manufacturers, importers, and processors of this substance. (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section. [FR Doc. 2010–29148 Filed 11–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 571 [Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0108] Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2010–2013 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability of updated plan. AGENCY: This document announces the availability of the Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2010–2013 (Priority Plan) in Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0108. This Priority Plan is an update to the Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2009–2011 (October 2009 Plan) that was announced in the November 9, 2009, version of the Federal Register (74 FR 57623). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joseph Carra, Director of Strategic Planning and Integration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Room W45–336, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–0361. E-mail: joseph.carra@dot.gov. SUMMARY: On November 9, 2009, NHTSA published a Final Notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 57623) announcing the availability of the October 2009 Plan. Today’s document announces the availability of the Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2010–2013. This plan is an internal management tool as well as a means to communicate to the public NHTSA’s highest priorities to meet the Nation’s motor vehicle safety challenges. Among them are programs and projects involving rollover crashes, children (both inside as well as just near vehicles), motorcoaches and fuel economy that must meet Congressional mandates or Secretarial commitments. Since these are expected to consume a significant portion of the agency’s rulemaking resources, they affect the schedules of the agency’s other priorities listed in this plan. This plan lists the programs and projects the agency anticipates working on even though there may not be a rulemaking planned to be issued by 2013, and in several cases, the agency doesn’t anticipate that the research will be done by the end of 2013. Thus, in some cases the next step would be an agency decision in 2013 or 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\18NOP1.SGM 18NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 222 / Thursday, November 18, 2010 / Proposed Rules jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS NHTSA is also currently in the process of developing a longer-term motor vehicle safety strategic plan that would encompass the period 2014 to 2020. That strategic plan will be announced in a separate Federal Register notice. For purposes of apprising the public on the status of progress relative to the efforts delineated in the October 2009 Plan, NHTSA has included in the current Priority Plan a section (Section V) that compares the October 2009 Plan to the current Priority Plan. In summary of that section, there were 56 projects in the October 2009 Plan and there are 56 projects in the current Priority Plan. Combining the two plans, there were 66 separate actions. Of the 56 projects in the October 2009 Plan, 25 were priority projects and 31 were other significant projects. Of the 56 projects in the current Priority Plan, there are 23 priority projects and 33 other significant projects. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Nov 17, 2010 Jkt 223001 Of the 25 priority projects in the October 2009 Plan, the schedule for one was moved forward, two were completed with final rules, one had a final rule issued but more work is continuing, seven project deadlines were met (typically issuing an NPRM), progress has been made on an additional 10 projects and they are still on schedule, and four projects are behind the original schedule. There are three new priority projects added for the current Priority Plan. Of the 31 ‘‘other significant projects’’ in the October 2009 Plan, one was moved forward, one was completed with a final rule, an agency decision was made on three projects, progress has been made on 11 projects and they are still on schedule, 12 are behind schedule, and three were dropped from the plan because the agency determined that they no longer reached a priority level of being an ‘‘other significant project’’. Seven new ‘‘other significant PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 70671 projects’’ were added for the current Priority Plan. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the plan, ‘‘Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2010–2013,’’ by downloading a copy of the document. To download a copy of the document, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions, or visit Docket Management Facility at U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 and reference Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0108. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30111, 30117, 30168; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Issued on: November 9, 2010. Ronald L. Medford, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–28717 Filed 11–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\18NOP1.SGM 18NOP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0108]


Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2010-
2013

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

ACTION: Notice of availability of updated plan.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the availability of the Final Vehicle 
Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2010-2013 (Priority Plan) 
in Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0108. This Priority Plan is an update to the 
Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2009-2011 
(October 2009 Plan) that was announced in the November 9, 2009, version 
of the Federal Register (74 FR 57623).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joseph Carra, Director of 
Strategic Planning and Integration, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, Room W45-336, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, 
DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-0361. E-mail: joseph.carra@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 9, 2009, NHTSA published a Final 
Notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 57623) announcing the 
availability of the October 2009 Plan. Today's document announces the 
availability of the Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research 
Priority Plan 2010-2013.
    This plan is an internal management tool as well as a means to 
communicate to the public NHTSA's highest priorities to meet the 
Nation's motor vehicle safety challenges. Among them are programs and 
projects involving rollover crashes, children (both inside as well as 
just near vehicles), motorcoaches and fuel economy that must meet 
Congressional mandates or Secretarial commitments. Since these are 
expected to consume a significant portion of the agency's rulemaking 
resources, they affect the schedules of the agency's other priorities 
listed in this plan. This plan lists the programs and projects the 
agency anticipates working on even though there may not be a rulemaking 
planned to be issued by 2013, and in several cases, the agency doesn't 
anticipate that the research will be done by the end of 2013. Thus, in 
some cases the next step would be an agency decision in 2013 or 2014.

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NHTSA is also currently in the process of developing a longer-term 
motor vehicle safety strategic plan that would encompass the period 
2014 to 2020. That strategic plan will be announced in a separate 
Federal Register notice.
    For purposes of apprising the public on the status of progress 
relative to the efforts delineated in the October 2009 Plan, NHTSA has 
included in the current Priority Plan a section (Section V) that 
compares the October 2009 Plan to the current Priority Plan.
    In summary of that section, there were 56 projects in the October 
2009 Plan and there are 56 projects in the current Priority Plan. 
Combining the two plans, there were 66 separate actions. Of the 56 
projects in the October 2009 Plan, 25 were priority projects and 31 
were other significant projects. Of the 56 projects in the current 
Priority Plan, there are 23 priority projects and 33 other significant 
projects.
    Of the 25 priority projects in the October 2009 Plan, the schedule 
for one was moved forward, two were completed with final rules, one had 
a final rule issued but more work is continuing, seven project 
deadlines were met (typically issuing an NPRM), progress has been made 
on an additional 10 projects and they are still on schedule, and four 
projects are behind the original schedule. There are three new priority 
projects added for the current Priority Plan.
    Of the 31 ``other significant projects'' in the October 2009 Plan, 
one was moved forward, one was completed with a final rule, an agency 
decision was made on three projects, progress has been made on 11 
projects and they are still on schedule, 12 are behind schedule, and 
three were dropped from the plan because the agency determined that 
they no longer reached a priority level of being an ``other significant 
project''. Seven new ``other significant projects'' were added for the 
current Priority Plan.
    Interested persons may obtain a copy of the plan, ``Final Vehicle 
Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2010-2013,'' by 
downloading a copy of the document. To download a copy of the document, 
go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions, or 
visit Docket Management Facility at U.S. Department of Transportation, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001 and reference Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0108.

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 30111, 30117, 30168; delegation of 
authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8.

    Issued on: November 9, 2010.
Ronald L. Medford,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-28717 Filed 11-17-10; 8:45 am]
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