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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES that it intends to end Roaster production within less than 50 days of the grant of this exemption than to any prior statements regarding its production plans made in the context of prior submissions to the agency.4 Based on the foregoing, we believe that any impact on safety from granting the petition would be negligible and that Tesla has satisfied the eligibility criteria for an exemption for the development or field evaluation of a low-emission motor vehicle. The Advocates raise other issues in their comments that the agency need not address in detail. Specifically, the Advocates argue that Tesla had ample time to develop an FMVSS No. 126compliant ESC system because the final rule mandating ESC systems was published in the same year that Roadster production first began. The Advocates also state that the cost of including an ESC system is small relative to the cost of the Roadster.5 The Advocates further argue that the loss of income from sales of Roadsters that Tesla did not intend to produce cannot be considered an economic hardship. Each of these comments relate to requirements for economic hardship petitions. Because the agency has determined that Tesla’s exemption is justified under a different basis, the agency need not address these three issues specifically in this notice. We also find that this exemption would be consistent with the public interest and the objectives of the Safety Act. NHTSA has traditionally found that the public interest is served by affording consumers a wider variety of motor vehicles, by encouraging the development of fuel-efficient and alternative-energy vehicles, and providing additional employment opportunities. We believe that all three of these public interest considerations would be served by granting Tesla’s petition. We note that the denial of this request would remove one of the few electric vehicles that is currently being sold in the U.S. market and that granting this petition would afford U.S. consumers the continued choice of this all-electric vehicle. As explained above, granting this petition will ease the development of the Model S as well as other electric 4 Furthermore, the effect of Tesla expressing different production plans in its submissions related to this petition than in its submissions on the advanced air bag petition are better addressed in the context of the agency’s response to the advanced air bag petition because Tesla sought a longer exemption from the advanced air bag requirements. 5 The agency does take note, however, that the cost of implementing design modifications to the Roadster to accommodate ESC would not be trivial. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 vehicles, while conversely denial of the petition could compromise Tesla’s ability to move forward with the Model S. We believe that granting this petition will have a positive impact on U.S. employment in the automotive industry, and that denial of the petition could directly impact the jobs of current Tesla employees supporting the Roadster. Additionally, we believe that the requested exemption will have a limited impact on general motor vehicle safety because of the small number of vehicles that can be produced under this exemption. Finally, it is critical to the agency’s decision that Tesla is requesting a very short exemption period and intends to sell only vehicles that comply with all applicable FMVSS after the exemption period. We note that, as explained below, prospective purchasers will be notified that the vehicle is exempted from the ESC requirements of Standard No. 126. Under § 555.9(b), a manufacturer of an exempted vehicle must affix securely to the windshield or side window of each exempted vehicle a label containing a statement that the vehicle conforms to all applicable FMVSSs in effect on the date of manufacture ‘‘except for Standard Nos. [listing the standards by number and title for which an exemption has been granted] exempted pursuant to NHTSA Exemption No. ll.’’ This label notifies prospective purchasers about the exemption and its subject. Under § 555.9(c), this information must also be included on the vehicle’s certification label.6 In consideration of the foregoing, we conclude that granting the requested exemption from FMVSS No. 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems, would facilitate the field evaluation or development of a low-emission vehicle, and would not unreasonably lower the safety or impact protection level of that vehicle. We further conclude that granting this exemption would be in the public interest and consistent with the objectives of the Safety Act. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 30113(b)(3)(B)(iii), Tesla is granted NHTSA Temporary Exemption No. EX 11–03 from FMVSS No. 126. The exemption is for the Roadster model and shall remain effective from the date on which notice of this decision is published in the Federal Register for a period of 40 days, as indicated in the DATES section of this document. 6 Tesla’s label would be required to list both its exemption from FMVSS No. 126 and its exemption from the advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208, which has been extended in a separate decision that is published in today’s Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60127 Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30113; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. and 501.8) Issued on: September 22, 2011. David L. Strickland, Administrator. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 22, 2011.
    The Department of the Treasury will submit the following public 
information collection requirements to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or 
after the date of publication of this notice. A copy of the submissions 
may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer 
listed. Comments regarding these information collections should be 
addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury PRA Clearance 
Officer, Department of the Treasury, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Suite 11010, Washington, DC 20220.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 27, 
2011 to be assured consideration.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    OMB Number: 1545-0863.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Title: LR-218-78 (Final) Product Liability Losses and Accumulations 
for Product Liability Losses.
    Abstract: Generally, a taxpayer who sustains a product liability 
loss must carry the loss back 10 years. However, a taxpayer may elect 
to have such loss treated as a regular net operating loss under section 
172. If desired, such election is made by attaching a statement to the 
tax return. This statement will enable the IRS to monitor compliance 
with the statutory requirements.
    Respondents: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,500.

    OMB Number: 1545-1647.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Revenue Procedure 2001-21 Debt Roll-Ups.
    Abstract: This revenue procedure provides for an election that will 
facilitate the consolidation of two or more outstanding debt 
instruments into a single debt instrument. Under the

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election, taxpayers can treat certain exchanges of debt instruments as 
realization events for federal income tax purposes even though the 
exchanges do not result in significant modifications under 1.1001-33 of 
the Income Tax Regulations.
    Respondents: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 75.

    OMB Number: 1545-1650.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Title: REG-208156-91 (Final) Accounting for Long-Term Contracts.
    Abstract: The information collected is required to notify the 
Commissioner of a taxpayer's decision to sever or aggregate one or more 
long-term contracts under the regulations. The statement is needed so 
the Commissioner can determine whether the taxpayer properly severed or 
aggregated its contract(s). The regulations affect any taxpayer that 
manufactures or constructs property under long-term contracts.
    Respondents: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 12,500.

    OMB Number: 1545-1945.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Title: TD 9328 (Final) Safe Harbor for Valuation Under Section 475.
    Abstract: This document sets forth an elective safe harbor that 
permits dealers in securities and dealers in commodities to elect to 
use the values of positions reported on certain financial statements as 
the fair market values of those positions for purposes of section 475 
of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). This safe harbor is intended to 
reduce the compliance burden on taxpayers and to improve the 
administrability of the valuation requirement of section 475 for the 
IRS.
    Respondents: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 49,232.

    OMB Number: 1545-2118.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Form 13562, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) General 
Registration Information Form; Form 13929, Health Coverage Tax Credit 
(HCTC) Paper Check Request.
    Forms: 13562 and 13929.
    Abstract: These forms are used to help manage the HCTC program. 
Health plan administrators will use these forms to submit requests of; 
changes to their account information, waivers from the Federal 
requirement that mandates all payments to be made via Electronic Funds 
Transfer (EFT), and to provide the required registration information 
into the HCTC program.
    Respondents: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 875.

    Bureau Clearance Officer: Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue 
Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224; (202) 
927-4374.
    OMB Reviewer: Shagufta Ahmed, Office of Management and Budget, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-
7873.

Dawn D. Wolfgang,
Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.
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