Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, 65971 [2011-27502]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Federal Communications Commission. Blaise A. Scinto, Chief, Broadband Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. 49 CFR Parts 523 and 535 heavy-duty vehicles. It was not intended to replace the definition of ‘‘base tire’’ for light-duty vehicles, as its current location would suggest. To correct the mistake, NHTSA is moving the definition to its original intended location in 49 CFR part 535, and adding the words ‘‘for heavy-duty vehicles’’ to alleviate any confusion. The previous definition for ‘‘base tire’’ for light duty vehicles will be restored, and the words ‘‘for passenger automobiles, light trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles’’ will be added. [NHTSA 2010–0079; EPA–HQ–OAR–2010– 0162; FRL–9455–1] List of Subjects in 49 CFR Parts 523 and 535 [FR Doc. 2011–27585 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration RIN 2127–AK74 Fuel efficiency. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles PART 523—VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Correcting amendments. AGENCY: 1. The authority citation for part 523 continues to read as follows: ■ This document contains corrections to the final rule regulations (49 CFR parts 523 and 535), which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, September 15, 2011 (76 FR 57106). The regulations established fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles, as prescribed under the Energy Independence and Security Act (49 U.S.C. 32902(k)(2)). DATES: Effective Date: November 14, 2011. SUMMARY: Lily Smith, Office of Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–2992. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NHTSA and EPA published in the Federal Register of September 15, 2011, final 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 heavy-duty vehicles. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES Authority: 49 U.S.C. 32901, delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. 2. In § 523.2, revise the definition of ‘‘Base tire’’ to read as follows: ■ § 523.2 Definitions. * * * * * Base tire for passenger automobiles, light trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles means the tire specified as standard equipment by a manufacturer on each vehicle configuration of a model type. * * * * * PART 535—MEDIUM- AND HEAVYDUTY VEHICLE FUEL EFFICIENCY PROGRAM 3. The authority citation for part 535 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 32902; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Background Need for Correction As published, the final regulations inadvertently inserted a new definition for ‘‘base tire’’ in 49 CFR part 523 instead of 49 CFR part 535. The new definition was intended to be applied to VerDate Mar<15>2010 Accordingly, 49 CFR parts 523 and 535 are corrected by making the following correcting amendments: 15:13 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 4. In § 535.4, add a definition of ‘‘Base tire’’ to read as follows: ■ § 535.4 Definitions. * * * * * Base tire for heavy-duty vehicles means the tire specified as standard equipment by a manufacturer on each subconfiguration of a model type. Issued: October 18, 2011. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation. [FR Doc. 2011–27502 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65971 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 0907301205–0289–02] RIN 0648–XA767 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustment to the Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A Sub-Annual Catch Limit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment. AGENCY: NMFS adjusts the 2011 Fishing Year sub-annual catch limit for Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A due to an under-harvest in the New Brunswick weir fishery. This action complies with the 2010–2012 specifications and management measures for the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. DATES: Effective November 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Feldman, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–675–2179, Fax 978–281– 9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic herring fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of the overfishing limit, acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limit (ACL), optimum yield (OY), domestic harvest and processing, U.S. at-sea processing, border transfer and sub-ACLs for each management area. The 2011 Domestic Annual Harvest is 91,200 metric tons (mt); the 2011 sub-ACL allocated to Area 1A is 26,546 mt and 0 mt of the sub-ACL is set aside for research (75 FR 48874, August 12, 2010). Due to the variability of Canadian catch in the New Brunswick weir fishery, a portion of the buffer between ABC and OY (the buffer to account for Canadian catch) is allocated to Area 1A, provided New Brunswick weir landings are lower than the amount specified in the buffer. The NMFS Regional Administrator is required to monitor the fishery landings in the New Brunswick weir fishery each year. If the New Brunswick weir fishery landings through October 15 are less than 9,000 mt, then 3,000 mt of the weir fishery allocation is added to the Area 1A sub-ACL in November of the same SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 206 (Tuesday, October 25, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-27502]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 523 and 535

[NHTSA 2010-0079; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0162; FRL-9455-1]
RIN 2127-AK74


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

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

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final rule 
regulations (49 CFR parts 523 and 535), which were published in the 
Federal Register of Thursday, September 15, 2011 (76 FR 57106). The 
regulations established fuel efficiency standards for medium- and 
heavy-duty engines and vehicles, as prescribed under the Energy 
Independence and Security Act (49 U.S.C. 32902(k)(2)).

DATES: Effective Date: November 14, 2011.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    NHTSA and EPA published in the Federal Register of September 15, 
2011, final 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 heavy-duty vehicles.

Need for Correction

    As published, the final regulations inadvertently inserted a new 
definition for ``base tire'' in 49 CFR part 523 instead of 49 CFR part 
535. The new definition was intended to be applied to heavy-duty 
vehicles. It was not intended to replace the definition of ``base 
tire'' for light-duty vehicles, as its current location would suggest. 
To correct the mistake, NHTSA is moving the definition to its original 
intended location in 49 CFR part 535, and adding the words ``for heavy-
duty vehicles'' to alleviate any confusion. The previous definition for 
``base tire'' for light duty vehicles will be restored, and the words 
``for passenger automobiles, light trucks and medium-duty passenger 
vehicles'' will be added.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Parts 523 and 535

    Fuel efficiency.

    Accordingly, 49 CFR parts 523 and 535 are corrected by making the 
following correcting amendments:

PART 523--VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION

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1. The authority citation for part 523 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 32901, delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.50.

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2. In Sec.  523.2, revise the definition of ``Base tire'' to read as 
follows:


Sec.  523.2  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Base tire for passenger automobiles, light trucks and medium-duty 
passenger vehicles means the tire specified as standard equipment by a 
manufacturer on each vehicle configuration of a model type.
* * * * *

PART 535--MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE FUEL EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

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3. The authority citation for part 535 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 32902; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.50.

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4. In Sec.  535.4, add a definition of ``Base tire'' to read as 
follows:


Sec.  535.4  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Base tire for heavy-duty vehicles means the tire specified as 
standard equipment by a manufacturer on each subconfiguration of a 
model type.

    Issued: October 18, 2011.
Christopher J. Bonanti,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2011-27502 Filed 10-24-11; 8:45 am]
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