Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, 81952-81957 [2010-32726]

Download as PDF 81952 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) Statement This Federal Register Notice does not refer to or impose any information collection subject to the PRA. Dated: November 9, 2010. L. Renee Orr, Acting Associate Director for Offshore Energy and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2010–32674 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office 37 CFR Part 201 [Docket No. RM 2010–5] Gap in Termination Provisions Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of inquiry: Extension of comment period AGENCY: The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is extending the time in which comments can be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend its regulations governing notices of termination of certain grants of transfers and licenses of copyright under section 203 of the Copyright Act of 1976. 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[FR Doc. 2010–32864 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 85, 86, 1036, 1037, 1065, 1066, and 1068 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 523, 534, and 535 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2010–0162; FRL–9219–4; NHTSA 2010–0079] RIN 2060–AP61; RIN 2127–AK74 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway AGENCIES: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Proposed rules; correction. NHTSA and EPA published in the Federal Register of November 30, 2010, proposed rules to establish a comprehensive Heavy-Duty National Program that will increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for on-road heavy-duty vehicles, responding to the President’s directive on May 21, 2010, to take coordinated steps to produce a new generation of clean vehicles. That document inadvertently contained some incorrect fuel consumption values in NHTSA-specific tables in the preamble that resulted from using an incorrect conversion factor for determining CO2 emissions to equivalent fuel consumption for gasoline fuel. That document also contained some rounding errors in NHTSA-specific tables in the preamble. This document corrects the rounding errors by adopting a uniform rounding approach for all fuel consumption equivalents for those NHTSA-specific tables and makes the appropriate corrections to the conversions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Yoon, Office of Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–2992. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA and EPA published in the Federal Register of November 30, 2010, proposed rules to establish a comprehensive Heavy-Duty National Program that will increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for on-road heavy-duty vehicles, responding to the President’s directive on May 21, 2010, to take coordinated steps to produce a new generation of clean vehicles. That document inadvertently contained some incorrect fuel consumption values in NHTSA-specific tables in the preamble that resulted from using an incorrect conversion factor for determining CO2 emissions to equivalent fuel consumption for gasoline fuel. The correct values that should have been used in the document are a factor of 1,018 grams of CO2 per gallon of diesel for conversion of diesel fuel, and a factor of 8,887 grams of CO2 per gallon of gasoline for gasoline. That document also contained some rounding errors in NHTSA-specific tables in the preamble. This document corrects the rounding errors by adopting a uniform rounding approach for all fuel consumption equivalents and makes the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEP1.SGM 29DEP1 81953 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules appropriate corrections to the conversions. These changes are made to several NHTSA-specific tables and in several places in the NHTSA-specific text of the preamble. The proposed regulatory text for both NHTSA and EPA is not affected. In FR Doc. 2010–28120, appearing on page 74152 in the Federal Register of Tuesday, November 30, 2010, the following corrections are made: 1. On page 74176, correct Table II–1 and accompanying footnote 39 by revising them to read as follows: TABLE II–1—HEAVY-DUTY COMBINATION TRACTOR EMISSIONS AND FUEL CONSUMPTION STANDARDS Day cab Class 7 Sleeper cab Class 8 Class 8 2014 Model Year CO2 Grams per Ton-Mile Low Roof ...................................................................................................................................... Mid Roof ...................................................................................................................................... High Roof ..................................................................................................................................... 104 104 118 79 79 87 65 70 73 10.2 10.2 11.6 7.8 7.8 8.5 6.4 6.9 7.2 103 103 116 78 78 86 64 69 71 10.1 10.1 11.4 7.7 7.7 8.4 6.3 6.8 7.0 2014–2016 Model Year Gallons of Fuel per 1,000 Ton-Mile 39 Low Roof ...................................................................................................................................... Mid Roof ...................................................................................................................................... High Roof ..................................................................................................................................... 2017 Model Year CO2 Grams per Ton-Mile Low Roof ...................................................................................................................................... Mid Roof ...................................................................................................................................... High Roof ..................................................................................................................................... 2017 Model Year Gallons of Fuel per 1,000 Ton-Mile Low Roof ...................................................................................................................................... Mid Roof ...................................................................................................................................... High Roof ..................................................................................................................................... 2. On page 74194, correct Tables II– 7 and II–8 by revising them to read as follows: TABLE II–2—COEFFICIENTS FOR PROPOSED HD PICKUP AND VAN TARGET STANDARDS 74 Model year a Diesel Vehicles: 2014 .......................................................................................................................... 2015 .......................................................................................................................... 2016 .......................................................................................................................... 2017 .......................................................................................................................... 2018 and later .......................................................................................................... Gasoline Vehicles: 2014 .......................................................................................................................... 2015 .......................................................................................................................... 2016 .......................................................................................................................... 2017 .......................................................................................................................... 2018 and later .......................................................................................................... b c d 0.0478 0.0474 0.0460 0.0445 0.0416 368 366 354 343 320 0.000470 0.000466 0.000452 0.000437 0.000409 3.61 3.60 3.48 3.37 3.14 0.0482 0.0479 0.0469 0.0460 0.0440 371 369 362 354 339 0.000542 0.000539 0.000528 0.000518 0.000495 4.17 4.15 4.07 3.98 3.81 TABLE II–3—COEFFICIENTS PROPOSED FOR NHTSA’S FIRST ALTERNATIVE AND EPA’S ALTERNATIVE HD PICKUP AND VAN TARGET STANDARDS srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS Model year a Diesel Vehicles: 2014 a ........................................................................................................................ 2015 a ........................................................................................................................ 2016–2018 ................................................................................................................ 2019 and later .......................................................................................................... Gasoline Vehicles: 2014 a ........................................................................................................................ 2015 a ........................................................................................................................ 39 Manufacturers may voluntarily opt-in to the NHTSA fuel consumption program in 2014 or 2015. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Dec 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 c d 0.0478 0.0474 0.0440 0.0416 368 366 339 320 0.000470 0.000466 0.000432 0.000409 3.61 3.60 3.33 3.14 0.0482 0.0479 371 369 0.000542 0.000539 4.17 4.15 If a manufacturer opts-in, the program becomes mandatory. See Section I.B.5 for more information PO 00000 b about NHTSA’s voluntary opt-in program for MYs 2014 and 2015. E:\FR\FM\29DEP1.SGM 29DEP1 81954 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules TABLE II–3—COEFFICIENTS PROPOSED FOR NHTSA’S FIRST ALTERNATIVE AND EPA’S ALTERNATIVE HD PICKUP AND VAN TARGET STANDARDS—Continued Model year a 2016–2018 ................................................................................................................ 2019 and later .......................................................................................................... b 0.0456 0.0440 c 352 339 d 0.000513 0.000495 3.96 3.81 3. On page 74202, correct Table II–11 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE II–4—PROPOSED VOCATIONAL DIESEL ENGINE STANDARDS OVER THE HEAVY-DUTY FTP CYCLE Light heavy-duty diesel Model year Standard 2014–2016 .................... Medium heavy-duty diesel Heavy heavy-duty diesel 600 5.89 576 5.66 600 5.89 576 5.66 567 5.57 555 5.45 CO2 Standard (g/bhp-hr) .............................................................................. Voluntary Fuel Consumption Standard (gallon/100 bhp-hr) ........................ CO2 Standard (g/bhp-hr) .............................................................................. Fuel Consumption (gallon/100 bhp-hr) ........................................................ 2017 and Later .............. hr (7.43 gal/100 bhp-hr) in 2010 based on non-GHG certification data provided to EPA by the manufacturers.’’ 5. On page 74202, in the third column, correct the first sentence of the second complete paragraph by revising it to read as follows: ‘‘NHTSA is 4. On page 74202, in the third column, correct the first sentence of the first complete paragraph by revising it to read as follows: ‘‘The baseline 2010 model year CO2 performance of these heavy-duty gasoline engines over the Heavy-duty FTP cycle is 660 g CO2/bhp- proposing a 7.06 gallon/100 bhp-hr standard for fuel consumption while EPA is proposing a 627 g CO2/bhp-hr standard tested over the Heavy-duty FTP, effective in the 2016 model year.’’ 6. On page 74220, correct Table III–2 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE III–5—CLASS 7 AND 8 TRACTOR BASELINE CO2 EMISSIONS AND FUEL CONSUMPTION Class 7 Class 8 Day cab Low/mid roof CO2 (grams CO2/tonmile) ............ Fuel Consumption (gal/ 1,000 tonmile) ............ Day cab High roof 111 Low/mid roof 130 10.9 Sleeper cab High roof 84 12.8 Low roof 96 8.3 Mid roof 76 9.4 High roof 81 7.5 89 8.0 8.6 7. On page 74225, correct Table III–6 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE III–6—PROPOSED 2014 AND 2017 MODEL YEAR TRACTOR REDUCTIONS Class 7 Class 8 Day cab Low/mid roof Day cab High roof Low/mid roof Sleeper cab High roof Low roof Mid roof High roof srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS 2014 Model Year 2014 MY Voluntary Fuel Consumption Standard (gallon/1,000 ton-mile) ...... 10.2 74 The NHTSA proposal provides voluntary standards for model years 2014 and 2015. Target VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Dec 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 11.6 7.8 8.5 6.4 line functions for 2016–2018 are for the second NHTSA alternative described in Section II.C(d)(ii). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\29DEP1.SGM 29DEP1 6.9 7.2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules 81955 TABLE III–6—PROPOSED 2014 AND 2017 MODEL YEAR TRACTOR REDUCTIONS—Continued Class 7 Class 8 Day cab Low/mid roof 2014 MY CO2 Standard (grams CO2/ ton-mile) ...... Percent Reduction ........ Day cab High roof Low/mid roof Sleeper cab High roof Low roof Mid roof High roof 104 118 79 87 65 70 73 6% 9% 6% 9% 15% 14% 18% 2017 Model Year 2017 MY Fuel Consumption Standard (gallon/1,000 ton-mile) ...... 2017 MY CO2 Standard (grams CO2/ ton-mile) ...... Percent Reduction ........ 10.1 11.4 7.7 8.4 6.3 6.8 7.0 103 116 78 86 64 69 71 7% 11% 7% 10% 16% 15% 20% 8. On page 74244, correct Table III–12 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE III–7—BASELINE VOCATIONAL VEHICLE PERFORMANCE Vocational vehicle Light heavy-duty Fuel Consumption Baseline (gallon/1,000 ton-mile) ................................................. CO2 Baseline (grams CO2/ton-mile) .......................................................................... Medium heavy-duty 37.5 382 22.3 227 Heavy heavy-duty 11.3 115 9. On page 74245, correct Table III–14 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE III–8—PROPOSED VOCATIONAL VEHICLE STANDARDS AND PERCENT REDUCTIONS Vocational vehicle Light heavy-duty srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS 2016 MY Fuel Consumption Standard (gallon/1,000 ton-mile) ................................. 2017 MY Fuel Consumption Standard (gallon/1,000 ton-mile) ................................. 2014 MY CO2 Standard (grams CO2/ton-mile) ......................................................... 2017 MY CO2 Standard (grams CO2/ton-mile) ......................................................... Percent Reduction from 2010 baseline in 2014 MY ................................................. Percent Reduction from 2010 baseline in 2017 MY ................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Dec 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Medium heavy-duty 35.2 33.8 358 344 6% 10% E:\FR\FM\29DEP1.SGM 20.8 20.0 212 204 7% 10% 29DEP1 Heavy heavy-duty 10.7 10.5 109 107 5% 7% 81956 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules 10. On page 74245, in the third column, correct the second sentence of the third paragraph by revising it to read as follows: ‘‘The agencies are projecting a 100% application rate of this technology package to the heavy-duty gasoline engines, which results in a CO2 standard of 627 g/bhp-hr and a fuel consumption standard of 7.06 gallon/ 100 bhp-hr.’’ 11. On page 74440, correct Table 1 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE 1—EQUATION COEFFICIENTS FOR VEHICLE CONFIGURATION TARGET STANDARDS Model year c c 3.33 3.14 12. On page 74442, correct Table 2 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE 2—VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE EQUATION COEFFICIENTS FOR VEHICLE FUEL CONSUMPTION STAND- d Spark-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Model Years 2016 and Later 2016 through 2018 .............. 2019 and later .. 3.96 3.81 Alternative 2—Phased-in Target Standards Compression-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Model Years 2016 and Later 2016 .................. 2017 .................. 2018 and later .. ARDS Model year 0.000513 0.000495 0.000452 0.000437 0.000409 3.48 3.37 3.14 Spark-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Model Years 2016 and Later Compression-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Model Years 2016 and Later 0.000432 0.000409 Model year 2016 .................. 2017 .................. 2018 and later .. d Alternative 1—Fixed Target Standards 2016 through 2018 .............. 2019 and later .. TABLE 1—EQUATION COEFFICIENTS FOR VEHICLE CONFIGURATION TARGET STANDARDS—Continued 0.000528 0.000518 0.000495 4.07 3.98 3.81 c d Compression-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Voluntary Compliance in Model Years 2013 Through 2015 2013 and 14 ..... 2015 .................. 0.000470 0.000466 3.61 3.60 Spark-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Voluntary Compliance in Model Years 2013 Through 2015 2013 and 14 ..... 2015 .................. 0.000542 0.000539 4.17 4.15 13. On page 74444, correct Table 4 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE 4—TRUCK TRACTOR FUEL CONSUMPTION STANDARDS Day cab Sleeper cab Regulatory subcategories Class 7 Class 8 Class 8 Fuel Consumption Standards (gallons per 1000 ton-miles) Effective for Model Years 2017 and Later Low Roof .................................................................................................................................................. Mid Roof .................................................................................................................................................. High Roof ................................................................................................................................................. 10.1 10.1 11.4 7.7 7.7 8.4 6.3 6.8 7.0 7.8 7.8 8.5 6.4 6.9 7.2 Fuel Consumption Standards (gallons per 1000 ton-miles) Effective for Model Years 2013 to 2016 Low Roof .................................................................................................................................................. Mid Roof .................................................................................................................................................. High Roof ................................................................................................................................................. 10.2 10.2 11.6 14. On page 74445, correct Table 5 by revising it to read as follows: TABLE 5—HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE STANDARDS Fuel Consumption Standards (gallons per 100 bhp-hr) Light heavy-duty compression-ignition engine Truck Application ...... Effective Model Years Fuel Consumption Standard. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory subcategory Medium heavy-duty compression-ignition engine Vocational ........... Vocational ........... 5.66 ..................... 5.66 ..................... Tractor ................ 2017 and later 4.78 ..................... Heavy heavy-duty compression-ignition engine Vocational ........... Tractor ................ 5.45 ..................... 4.52 ..................... Spark-ignition engines All. 2016 and later. 7.06. Fuel Consumption Standards for Voluntary Compliance (gallons per 100 bhp-hr) Regulatory subcategory Light heavy-duty diesel engine Truck Application ...... Effective Model Years Vocational ........... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Dec 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 Medium heavy-duty diesel engine Vocational ........... PO 00000 Frm 00015 Heavy heavy-duty diesel engine Tractor ................ Vocational ........... 2013 through 2016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\29DEP1.SGM Tractor ................ 29DEP1 Spark-ignition engine All. 2013 through 2015. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules 81957 TABLE 5—HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE STANDARDS—Continued Regulatory subcategory Voluntary Fuel Consumption Standard. 5.89 ..................... 5.89 ..................... Issued: December 20, 2010. Joseph S. Carra, Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation. Issued: December 20, 2010. Margo Tsirigotis Oge, Director, Office of Transportation Air Quality, Environmental Protection Agency. [FR Doc. 2010–32726 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket ID FEMA–2010–0003; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1166] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Dec 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 4.93 ..................... 5.57 ..................... Comments are to be submitted on or before March 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community is available for inspection at the community’s map repository. The respective addresses are listed in the table below. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B–1166, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4064, or (e-mail) luis.rodriguez1@dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4064, or (e-mail) luis.rodriguez1@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes to make determinations of BFEs and modified BFEs for each community listed below, in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed BFEs and modified BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These proposed elevations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and also are used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 4.67 ..................... 7.06. made final, and for the contents in those buildings. Comments on any aspect of the Flood Insurance Study and FIRM, other than the proposed BFEs, will be considered. A letter acknowledging receipt of any comments will not be sent. National Environmental Policy Act. This proposed rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, Environmental Consideration. An environmental impact assessment has not been prepared. Regulatory Flexibility Act. As flood elevation determinations are not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required. Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, as amended. Executive Order 13132, Federalism. This proposed rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This proposed rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988. List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67 Administrative practice and procedure, Flood insurance, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 67—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 376. § 67.4 [Amended] 2. The tables published under the authority of § 67.4 are proposed to be amended as follows: E:\FR\FM\29DEP1.SGM 29DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 29, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 81952-81957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32726]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 85, 86, 1036, 1037, 1065, 1066, and 1068

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 523, 534, and 535

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0162; FRL-9219-4; NHTSA 2010-0079]
RIN 2060-AP61; RIN 2127-AK74


Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards 
for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles

AGENCIES: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation 
(DOT).

ACTION: Proposed rules; correction.

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SUMMARY: NHTSA and EPA published in the Federal Register of November 
30, 2010, proposed rules to establish a comprehensive Heavy-Duty 
National Program that will increase fuel efficiency and reduce 
greenhouse gas emissions for on-road heavy-duty vehicles, responding to 
the President's directive on May 21, 2010, to take coordinated steps to 
produce a new generation of clean vehicles. That document inadvertently 
contained some incorrect fuel consumption values in NHTSA-specific 
tables in the preamble that resulted from using an incorrect conversion 
factor for determining CO2 emissions to equivalent fuel 
consumption for gasoline fuel. That document also contained some 
rounding errors in NHTSA-specific tables in the preamble. This document 
corrects the rounding errors by adopting a uniform rounding approach 
for all fuel consumption equivalents for those NHTSA-specific tables 
and makes the appropriate corrections to the conversions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Yoon, Office of Chief Counsel, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-2992.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA and EPA published in the Federal 
Register of November 30, 2010, proposed rules to establish a 
comprehensive Heavy-Duty National Program that will increase fuel 
efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for on-road heavy-duty 
vehicles, responding to the President's directive on May 21, 2010, to 
take coordinated steps to produce a new generation of clean vehicles. 
That document inadvertently contained some incorrect fuel consumption 
values in NHTSA-specific tables in the preamble that resulted from 
using an incorrect conversion factor for determining CO2 
emissions to equivalent fuel consumption for gasoline fuel. The correct 
values that should have been used in the document are a factor of 1,018 
grams of CO2 per gallon of diesel for conversion of diesel 
fuel, and a factor of 8,887 grams of CO2 per gallon of 
gasoline for gasoline.
    That document also contained some rounding errors in NHTSA-specific 
tables in the preamble. This document corrects the rounding errors by 
adopting a uniform rounding approach for all fuel consumption 
equivalents and makes the

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appropriate corrections to the conversions. These changes are made to 
several NHTSA-specific tables and in several places in the NHTSA-
specific text of the preamble. The proposed regulatory text for both 
NHTSA and EPA is not affected.
    In FR Doc. 2010-28120, appearing on page 74152 in the Federal 
Register of Tuesday, November 30, 2010, the following corrections are 
made:
    1. On page 74176, correct Table II-1 and accompanying footnote 39 
by revising them to read as follows:

               Table II-1--Heavy-Duty Combination Tractor Emissions and Fuel Consumption Standards
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                                                                              Day cab               Sleeper cab
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                                                                      Class 7         Class 8         Class 8
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                                     2014 Model Year CO2 Grams per Ton-Mile
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Low Roof........................................................             104              79              65
Mid Roof........................................................             104              79              70
High Roof.......................................................             118              87              73
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                          2014-2016 Model Year Gallons of Fuel per 1,000 Ton-Mile \39\
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Low Roof........................................................            10.2             7.8             6.4
Mid Roof........................................................            10.2             7.8             6.9
High Roof.......................................................            11.6             8.5             7.2
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                                     2017 Model Year CO2 Grams per Ton-Mile
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Low Roof........................................................             103              78              64
Mid Roof........................................................             103              78              69
High Roof.......................................................             116              86              71
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                               2017 Model Year Gallons of Fuel per 1,000 Ton-Mile
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Low Roof........................................................            10.1             7.7             6.3
Mid Roof........................................................            10.1             7.7             6.8
High Roof.......................................................            11.4             8.4             7.0
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    2. On page 74194,  correct Tables II-7 and II-8 by revising them to 
read as follows:
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    \39\ Manufacturers may voluntarily opt-in to the NHTSA fuel 
consumption program in 2014 or 2015. If a manufacturer opts-in, the 
program becomes mandatory. See Section I.B.5 for more information 
about NHTSA's voluntary opt-in program for MYs 2014 and 2015.

                  Table II-2--Coefficients for Proposed HD Pickup and Van Target Standards \74\
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                         Model year                                a            b            c            d
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Diesel Vehicles:
    2014....................................................       0.0478          368     0.000470         3.61
    2015....................................................       0.0474          366     0.000466         3.60
    2016....................................................       0.0460          354     0.000452         3.48
    2017....................................................       0.0445          343     0.000437         3.37
    2018 and later..........................................       0.0416          320     0.000409         3.14
Gasoline Vehicles:
    2014....................................................       0.0482          371     0.000542         4.17
    2015....................................................       0.0479          369     0.000539         4.15
    2016....................................................       0.0469          362     0.000528         4.07
    2017....................................................       0.0460          354     0.000518         3.98
    2018 and later..........................................       0.0440          339     0.000495         3.81
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 Table II-3--Coefficients Proposed for NHTSA's First Alternative and EPA's Alternative HD Pickup and Van Target
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                         Model year                                a            b            c            d
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Diesel Vehicles:
    2014 \a\................................................       0.0478          368     0.000470         3.61
    2015 \a\................................................       0.0474          366     0.000466         3.60
    2016-2018...............................................       0.0440          339     0.000432         3.33
    2019 and later..........................................       0.0416          320     0.000409         3.14
Gasoline Vehicles:
    2014 \a\................................................       0.0482          371     0.000542         4.17
    2015 \a\................................................       0.0479          369     0.000539         4.15

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    2016-2018...............................................       0.0456          352     0.000513         3.96
    2019 and later..........................................       0.0440          339     0.000495         3.81
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    3. On page 74202, correct Table II-11 by revising it to read as 
follows:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \74\ The NHTSA proposal provides voluntary standards for model 
years 2014 and 2015. Target line functions for 2016-2018 are for the 
second NHTSA alternative described in Section II.C(d)(ii).

              Table II-4--Proposed Vocational Diesel Engine Standards Over the Heavy-Duty FTP Cycle
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                           Medium
                Model year                             Standard            Light heavy-  heavy-duty  Heavy heavy-
                                                                           duty diesel     diesel    duty diesel
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2014-2016.................................  CO2 Standard (g/bhp-hr)......          600          600          567
                                            Voluntary Fuel Consumption            5.89         5.89         5.57
                                             Standard (gallon/100 bhp-hr).
2017 and Later............................  CO2 Standard (g/bhp-hr)......          576          576          555
                                            Fuel Consumption (gallon/100          5.66         5.66         5.45
                                             bhp-hr).
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    4. On page 74202, in the third column, correct the first sentence 
of the first complete paragraph by revising it to read as follows: 
``The baseline 2010 model year CO2 performance of these 
heavy-duty gasoline engines over the Heavy-duty FTP cycle is 660 g 
CO2/bhp-hr (7.43 gal/100 bhp-hr) in 2010 based on non-GHG 
certification data provided to EPA by the manufacturers.''
    5. On page 74202, in the third column, correct the first sentence 
of the second complete paragraph by revising it to read as follows: 
``NHTSA is proposing a 7.06 gallon/100 bhp-hr standard for fuel 
consumption while EPA is proposing a 627 g CO2/bhp-hr 
standard tested over the Heavy-duty FTP, effective in the 2016 model 
year.''
    6. On page 74220, correct Table III-2 by revising it to read as 
follows:

                                     Table III-5--Class 7 and 8 Tractor Baseline CO2 Emissions and Fuel Consumption
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                                                Class 7                                                    Class 8
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Day cab                           Day cab                                 Sleeper cab
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Low/mid roof      High roof       Low/mid roof      High roof         Low roof         Mid roof        High roof
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CO2 (grams CO2/ton-mile).........            111              130               84               96               76               81               89
Fuel Consumption (gal/1,000 ton-              10.9             12.8              8.3              9.4              7.5              8.0              8.6
 mile)...........................
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7. On page 74225, correct Table III-6 by revising it to read as 
follows:


                                            Table III-6--Proposed 2014 and 2017 Model Year Tractor Reductions
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Class 7                                                    Class 8
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Day cab                           Day cab                                 Sleeper cab
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Low/mid roof      High roof       Low/mid roof      High roof         Low roof         Mid roof        High roof
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     2014 Model Year
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2014 MY Voluntary Fuel                        10.2             11.6              7.8              8.5              6.4              6.9              7.2
 Consumption Standard (gallon/
 1,000 ton-mile).................

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2014 MY CO2 Standard (grams CO2/             104              118               79               87               65               70               73
 ton-mile).......................
Percent Reduction................             6%               9%               6%               9%              15%              14%              18%
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                                                                     2017 Model Year
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2017 MY Fuel Consumption Standard             10.1             11.4              7.7              8.4              6.3              6.8              7.0
 (gallon/1,000 ton-mile).........
2017 MY CO2 Standard (grams CO2/             103              116               78               86               64               69               71
 ton-mile).......................
Percent Reduction................             7%              11%               7%              10%              16%              15%              20%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8. On page 74244, correct Table III-12 by revising it to read as 
follows:

                              Table III-7--Baseline Vocational Vehicle Performance
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                                                                            Vocational vehicle
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Light heavy-duty  Medium heavy-duty   Heavy heavy-duty
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fuel Consumption Baseline (gallon/1,000 ton-mile)......               37.5               22.3               11.3
CO2 Baseline (grams CO2/ton-mile)......................              382                227                115
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9. On page 74245, correct Table III-14 by revising it to read as 
follows:

                    Table III-8--Proposed Vocational Vehicle Standards and Percent Reductions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            Vocational vehicle
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Light heavy-duty  Medium heavy-duty   Heavy heavy-duty
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2016 MY Fuel Consumption Standard (gallon/1,000 ton-                  35.2               20.8               10.7
 mile).................................................
2017 MY Fuel Consumption Standard (gallon/1,000 ton-                  33.8               20.0               10.5
 mile).................................................
2014 MY CO2 Standard (grams CO2/ton-mile)..............              358                212                109
2017 MY CO2 Standard (grams CO2/ton-mile)..............              344                204                107
Percent Reduction from 2010 baseline in 2014 MY........               6%                 7%                 5%
Percent Reduction from 2010 baseline in 2017 MY........              10%                10%                 7%
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    10. On page 74245, in the third column, correct the second sentence 
of the third paragraph by revising it to read as follows: ``The 
agencies are projecting a 100% application rate of this technology 
package to the heavy-duty gasoline engines, which results in a 
CO2 standard of 627 g/bhp-hr and a fuel consumption standard 
of 7.06 gallon/100 bhp-hr.''
    11. On page 74440, correct Table 1 by revising it to read as 
follows:

     Table 1--Equation Coefficients for Vehicle Configuration Target
                                Standards
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Model year                         c            d
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Alternative 1--Fixed Target Standards
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Compression-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Model Years 2016 and Later
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2016 through 2018.............................     0.000432         3.33
2019 and later................................     0.000409         3.14
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Spark-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Model Years 2016 and Later
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2016 through 2018.............................     0.000513         3.96
2019 and later................................     0.000495         3.81
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Alternative 2--Phased-in Target Standards Compression-Ignition Vehicle
               Coefficients for Model Years 2016 and Later
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2016..........................................     0.000452         3.48
2017..........................................     0.000437         3.37
2018 and later................................     0.000409         3.14
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Spark-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Model Years 2016 and Later
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2016..........................................     0.000528         4.07
2017..........................................     0.000518         3.98
2018 and later................................     0.000495         3.81
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    12. On page 74442, correct Table 2 by revising it to read as 
follows:

  Table 2--Voluntary Compliance Equation Coefficients for Vehicle Fuel
                          Consumption Standards
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Model year                         c            d
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Compression-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Voluntary Compliance in
                      Model Years 2013 Through 2015
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2013 and 14...................................     0.000470         3.61
2015..........................................     0.000466         3.60
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Spark-Ignition Vehicle Coefficients for Voluntary Compliance in Model
                         Years 2013 Through 2015
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2013 and 14...................................     0.000542         4.17
2015..........................................     0.000539         4.15
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    13. On page 74444, correct Table 4 by revising it to read as 
follows:

            Table 4--Truck Tractor Fuel Consumption Standards
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            Day cab          Sleeper cab
     Regulatory subcategories     --------------------------------------
                                     Class 7      Class 8      Class 8
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Fuel Consumption Standards (gallons per 1000 ton-miles) Effective for
                       Model Years 2017 and Later
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Low Roof.........................         10.1          7.7          6.3
Mid Roof.........................         10.1          7.7          6.8
High Roof........................         11.4          8.4          7.0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Fuel Consumption Standards (gallons per 1000 ton-miles) Effective for
                        Model Years 2013 to 2016
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Low Roof.........................         10.2          7.8          6.4
Mid Roof.........................         10.2          7.8          6.9
High Roof........................         11.6          8.5          7.2
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    14. On page 74445, correct Table 5 by revising it to read as 
follows:

                                                          Table 5--Heavy-Duty Engine Standards
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                                                   Fuel Consumption Standards (gallons per 100 bhp-hr)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Regulatory subcategory            Light heavy-duty    Medium heavy-duty compression-ignition
                                   compression-                        engine
                                   ignition engine.
                                   Heavy heavy-duty compression-ignition  Spark-ignition....
                                                   engine                 engines...........
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Truck Application...............  Vocational........  Vocational........  Tractor...........  Vocational........  Tractor...........  All.
Effective Model Years...........                                            2017 and later                                            2016 and later.
Fuel Consumption Standard.......  5.66..............  5.66..............  4.78..............  5.45..............  4.52..............  7.06.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Fuel Consumption Standards for Voluntary Compliance (gallons per 100 bhp-hr)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Regulatory subcategory            Light heavy-duty        Medium heavy-duty diesel engine
                                   diesel engine.
                                      Heavy heavy-duty diesel engine      Spark-ignition....
                                                                          engine............
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Truck Application...............  Vocational........  Vocational........  Tractor...........  Vocational........  Tractor...........  All.
Effective Model Years...........                                           2013 through 2016                                          2013 through 2015.

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Voluntary Fuel Consumption        5.89..............  5.89..............  4.93..............  5.57..............  4.67..............  7.06.
 Standard.
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    Issued: December 20, 2010.
Joseph S. Carra,
Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, Department of Transportation.
    Issued: December 20, 2010.
Margo Tsirigotis Oge,
Director, Office of Transportation Air Quality, Environmental 
Protection Agency.
[FR Doc. 2010-32726 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-P