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Download as PDF 40648 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 132 / Monday, July 11, 2011 / Proposed Rules erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 commenters addressed the full-fuelcycle analysis of energy consumption. (AGA, 5; EEI, 4–5, 7). DOE received comments on unnecessarily complicated regulations, reporting requirements, or regulatory processes other than the certification reporting requirements discussed previously. Three commenters suggested DOE streamline and simplify its various reporting requirements. (COGR, 3; Honeywell FM&T, 4; MIT, 2). Early Retrospective Review Results Although DOE’s implementation of Executive Order 13563 has only just begun, as a result of public input and its own internal analysis, DOE has already accomplished or proposed a number of significant changes in retrospective review of specific regulations: 1. In response to industry concerns that a new energy-efficiency rule would cost as much as $500 million to implement and would significantly interrupt industry research and development efforts, DOE has proposed an 18-month extension of that rule. 2. DOE has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking considering the use alternative efficiency determination methods (AEDMs), such as computer modeling, to reduce testing burden and eliminate many millions of dollars of testing costs. This effort is particularly significant as industry has suggested that testing under the current rule could take several years to complete and undermine their research and development efforts. 3. DOE has issued a proposed rule to amend its existing NEPA regulations. The changes, proposed primarily for the categorical exclusions provisions, are intended to better align DOE’s categorical exclusions with current activities and recent experiences, and to update the provisions with respect to current technologies and regulatory requirements. DOE believes the changes made by this rulemaking could save the taxpayers as much as $100 million over ten years and provide greater transparency to the public as to the NEPA standards that DOE employs in analyzing particular technologies. 4. DOE is undertaking a series of initiatives to reduce paperwork burdens on recipients of financial assistance. DOE expects these initiatives to result in more than a 90% reduction—a reduction of over 270,000 hours—in the paperwork burden imposed on recipients of DOE’s financial assistance. 5. DOE has sought public input on the potential uses of computer simulations to further reduce testing costs and burdens relating to efficiency certifications. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Jul 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 6. After receiving public comment on a draft interpretive rule, DOE issued enforcement guidance to explain how DOE intends to enforce existing water conservation standards for showerheads. DOE also provided an enforcement grace period of two years to allow such manufacturers to sell any remaining non-compliant products. DOE changed course in order to enforce the existing standards in a manner that avoids needless economic dislocation that some industry representatives estimated at $400 million. 7. DOE has issued a proposed rule to standardize procedures for the submission and protection of trade secrets and privileged or confidential commercial or financial information. 8. DOE is considering revisions to its regulation concerning sales from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, to streamline the process for periodic review and publication of the standard contract provisions. 9. DOE has published a test procedure for fluorescent lamp ballasts that reduces testing burdens by adopting a metric suggested by public comment. The revised procedure is anticipated to reduce testing time, and therefore laboratory testing costs, by 50 percent. Request for Further Public Input DOE seeks input on its preliminary retrospective review plan, which sets forth its intended process for regulatory review pursuant to Executive Order 13563. The preliminary plan and comments received to date are available at https://www.gc.energy.gov/1705.htm. DOE welcomes further comments submitted by August 1, 2011. See the ADDRESSES section for further information on how to submit comments. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011. Sean A. Lev, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–17012 Filed 7–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 139 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0247; Notice No. 11– 01] RIN 2120–AJ70 Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports; Reopening of Comment Period Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); Reopening of comment period. AGENCY: This action reopens the comment period for an NPRM that was published on February 1, 2011. In that document, the FAA proposed several safety enhancements for airports. Recently, regulations.gov had a software upgrade which resulted in documents previously submitted to the docket that were not accessible as a result of the upgrade. This action reopens the comment period to allow the public additional time to review the initial regulatory evaluation. DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on February 1, 2011 (76 FR 5510) and reopened (76 FR 20570) April 13, 2011, is reopened again until July 26, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA– 2010–0247 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JYP1.SGM 11JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 132 / Monday, July 11, 2011 / Proposed Rules individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at https://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Langert, AAS–300, Office of Airports Safety and Standards, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–493–4529; e-mail Kenneth.langert@faa.gov. See the ‘‘Additional Information’’ section for information on how to comment on this proposal and how the FAA will handle comments received. The ‘‘Additional Information’’ section also contains related information about the docket, privacy, and the handling of proprietary or confidential business information. In addition, there is information on obtaining copies of related rulemaking documents. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 1, 2011, the FAA issued Notice No. 11–01, entitled ‘‘Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports’’ (76 FR 5510). The comment period closed on April 4, 2011. On April 13, 2011, the FAA reopened the comment period for 30 days to allow additional opportunity to comment on the NPRM (76 FR 20570). The comment period then closed on May 13, 2011. During the comment period, several commenters stated the FAA’s economic evaluation for this proposed rule was not available for review and comment. That document was placed in the docket and the comment period was again reopened to allow additional time to comment on the NPRM (76 FR 32106). On June 11, 2011, the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS.gov) version 3.5 was released and implemented. Shortly thereafter, we realized the new release had resulted in several (but not all) documents previously submitted to the docket were not accessible. Unfortunately, the regulatory evaluation for this rulemaking was one of those documents. That document is now VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Jul 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 accessible. The FAA believes additional time should be allowed to comment on the regulatory document commensurate with the amount of time the document was not accessible. Reopening of Comment Period In accordance with § 11.47(c) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, the FAA has determined that re-opening of the comment period is consistent with the public interest, and that good cause exists for taking this action. Absent unusual circumstances, the FAA does not anticipate any further extension of the comment period for this rulemaking. Accordingly, the comment period for Notice No. 11–1 is reopened until July 26, 2011. Additional Information A. Comments Invited The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency also invites comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the proposals in this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this proposal, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. The agency may change this proposal in light of the comments it receives. Proprietary or Confidential Business Information: Do not file proprietary or confidential business information in the docket. Such information must be sent or delivered directly to the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document, and marked as proprietary or confidential. If submitting information on a disk or CD ROM, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM, and identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is proprietary or confidential. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 40649 Under 14 CFR 11.35(b), if the FAA is aware of proprietary information filed with a comment, the agency does not place it in the docket. It is held in a separate file to which the public does not have access, and the FAA places a note in the docket that it has received it. If the FAA receives a request to examine or copy this information, it treats it as any other request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). The FAA processes such a request under Department of Transportation procedures found in 49 CFR part 7. B. Availability of Rulemaking Documents An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the Internet by— 1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (https://www.regulations.gov); 2. Visiting the FAA’s Regulations and Policies web page at https:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or 3. Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at https:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/. Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM–1, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–9680. Commenters must identify the docket or notice number of this rulemaking. All documents the FAA considered in developing this proposed rule, including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item (1) above. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 1, 2011. Dennis R. Pratte, Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2011–17293 Filed 7–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 30 CFR Part 914 [SATS No. IN–160–FOR; Docket ID: OSM– 2011–0008] Indiana Regulatory Program Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period on proposed amendment. AGENCY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JYP1.SGM 11JYP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 139

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0247; Notice No. 11-01]
RIN 2120-AJ70


Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports; 
Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); Reopening of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: This action reopens the comment period for an NPRM that was 
published on February 1, 2011. In that document, the FAA proposed 
several safety enhancements for airports. Recently, regulations.gov had 
a software upgrade which resulted in documents previously submitted to 
the docket that were not accessible as a result of the upgrade. This 
action reopens the comment period to allow the public additional time 
to review the initial regulatory evaluation.

DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on February 1, 2011 
(76 FR 5510) and reopened (76 FR 20570) April 13, 2011, is reopened 
again until July 26, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA-2010-
0247 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without 
change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the 
docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all 
comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the

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individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an 
association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477-19478), as well as at https://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the 
West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, 
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Langert, AAS-300, Office of 
Airports Safety and Standards, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-
493-4529; e-mail Kenneth.langert@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: See the ``Additional Information'' section 
for information on how to comment on this proposal and how the FAA will 
handle comments received. The ``Additional Information'' section also 
contains related information about the docket, privacy, and the 
handling of proprietary or confidential business information. In 
addition, there is information on obtaining copies of related 
rulemaking documents.

Background

    On February 1, 2011, the FAA issued Notice No. 11-01, entitled 
``Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports'' (76 FR 
5510). The comment period closed on April 4, 2011. On April 13, 2011, 
the FAA reopened the comment period for 30 days to allow additional 
opportunity to comment on the NPRM (76 FR 20570). The comment period 
then closed on May 13, 2011.
    During the comment period, several commenters stated the FAA's 
economic evaluation for this proposed rule was not available for review 
and comment. That document was placed in the docket and the comment 
period was again reopened to allow additional time to comment on the 
NPRM (76 FR 32106).
    On June 11, 2011, the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS.gov) 
version 3.5 was released and implemented. Shortly thereafter, we 
realized the new release had resulted in several (but not all) 
documents previously submitted to the docket were not accessible. 
Unfortunately, the regulatory evaluation for this rulemaking was one of 
those documents. That document is now accessible. The FAA believes 
additional time should be allowed to comment on the regulatory document 
commensurate with the amount of time the document was not accessible.

Reopening of Comment Period

    In accordance with Sec.  11.47(c) of title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations, the FAA has determined that re-opening of the comment 
period is consistent with the public interest, and that good cause 
exists for taking this action. Absent unusual circumstances, the FAA 
does not anticipate any further extension of the comment period for 
this rulemaking.
    Accordingly, the comment period for Notice No. 11-1 is reopened 
until July 26, 2011.

Additional Information

A. Comments Invited

    The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this 
rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency 
also invites comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, 
or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the proposals in 
this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion 
of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and 
include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain 
duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written 
comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should 
submit only one time.
    The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well 
as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this 
proposal, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before 
the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed 
after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without 
incurring expense or delay. The agency may change this proposal in 
light of the comments it receives.
    Proprietary or Confidential Business Information: Do not file 
proprietary or confidential business information in the docket. Such 
information must be sent or delivered directly to the person identified 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document, and 
marked as proprietary or confidential. If submitting information on a 
disk or CD ROM, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM, and identify 
electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that 
is proprietary or confidential.
    Under 14 CFR 11.35(b), if the FAA is aware of proprietary 
information filed with a comment, the agency does not place it in the 
docket. It is held in a separate file to which the public does not have 
access, and the FAA places a note in the docket that it has received 
it. If the FAA receives a request to examine or copy this information, 
it treats it as any other request under the Freedom of Information Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552). The FAA processes such a request under Department of 
Transportation procedures found in 49 CFR part 7.

B. Availability of Rulemaking Documents

    An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the 
Internet by--
    1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (https://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visiting the FAA's Regulations and Policies web page at https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or
    3. Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at https://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9680. 
Commenters must identify the docket or notice number of this 
rulemaking.
    All documents the FAA considered in developing this proposed rule, 
including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from 
the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item 
(1) above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 1, 2011.
Dennis R. Pratte,
Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
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