Notice of Final Action Under Paperwork Reduction Act, 68262 [2011-28464]

Download as PDF 68262 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES is significantly lower than the median. The Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle line was granted an exemption from the parts-marking requirements beginning with MY 2004. Chrysler further stated that NHTSA’s theft data for the Jeep Grand Cherokee indicates that the inclusion of a standard immobilizer system resulted in a 52 percent net average reduction in vehicle thefts. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 33106 and 49 CFR part 543.7(b), the agency grants a petition for exemption from the partsmarking requirements of part 541, either in whole or in part, if it determines that, based upon substantial evidence, the standard equipment antitheft device is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of part 541. The agency finds that Chrysler has provided adequate reasons for its belief that the antitheft device for the vehicle line is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541). This conclusion is based on the information Chrysler provided about its device. The agency concludes that the device will provide four of the five types of performance listed in 49 CFR Part 543.6(a)(3): promoting activation; preventing defeat or circumvention of the device by unauthorized persons; preventing operation of the vehicle by unauthorized entrants; and ensuring the reliability and durability of the device. For the foregoing reasons, the agency hereby grants in full Chrysler’s petition for exemption for the vehicle line from the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541, beginning with the 2013 model year vehicles. The agency notes that 49 CFR part 541, Appendix A–1, identifies those lines that are exempted from the Theft Prevention Standard for a given model year. 49 CFR part 543.7(f) contains publication requirements incident to the disposition of all part VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Nov 02, 2011 Jkt 226001 543 petitions. Advanced listing, including the release of future product nameplates, the beginning model year for which the petition is granted and a general description of the antitheft device is necessary in order to notify law enforcement agencies of new vehicle lines exempted from the parts marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. If Chrysler decides not to use the exemption for this vehicle line, it must formally notify the agency. If such a decision is made, the vehicle line must be fully marked as required by 49 CFR parts 541.5 and 541.6 (marking of major component parts and replacement parts). NHTSA notes that if Chrysler wishes in the future to modify the device on which this exemption is based, the company may have to submit a petition to modify the exemption. 49 CFR part 543.7(d) states that a part 543 exemption applies only to vehicles that belong to a line exempted under this part and equipped with the anti-theft device on which the line’s exemption is based. Further, 49 CFR part 543.9(c)(2) provides for the submission of petitions ‘‘to modify an exemption to permit the use of an antitheft device similar to but differing from the one specified in that exemption.’’ The agency wishes to minimize the administrative burden that 49 CFR part 543.9(c)(2) could place on exempted vehicle manufacturers and itself. The agency did not intend in drafting Part 543 to require the submission of a modification petition for every change to the components or design of an antitheft device. The significance of many such changes could be de minimis. Therefore, NHTSA suggests that if the manufacturer contemplates making any changes, the effects of which might be characterized as de minimis, it should consult the agency before preparing and submitting a petition to modify. PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: October 27, 2011. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2011–28541 Filed 11–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Notice of Final Action Under Paperwork Reduction Act AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. OMB Extension of Approval of Information Collection. ACTION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320.10, the Surface Transportation Board has obtained an extension of OMB’s approval for the information collection, required under 49 CFR 1114.30(d), 1121.3(d), 1150.33(h), 1150.43(h), and 1180.4(g)(4), of certain agreements that contains rail interchange commitments (OMB Control Number 2140–0016). Unless renewed, OMB approval expires on August 31, 2014. The display of a currently valid OMB control number for this collection is required by law. Under the PRA and 5 CFR 1320.8, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUMMARY: Dated: October 28, 2011. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–28464 Filed 11–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 213 (Thursday, November 3, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Notice of Final Action Under Paperwork Reduction Act

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: OMB Extension of Approval of Information Collection.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq. (PRA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 
CFR 1320.10, the Surface Transportation Board has obtained an extension 
of OMB's approval for the information collection, required under 49 CFR 
1114.30(d), 1121.3(d), 1150.33(h), 1150.43(h), and 1180.4(g)(4), of 
certain agreements that contains rail interchange commitments (OMB 
Control Number 2140-0016).
    Unless renewed, OMB approval expires on August 31, 2014. The 
display of a currently valid OMB control number for this collection is 
required by law. Under the PRA and 5 CFR 1320.8, an agency may not 
conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a 
collection of information unless the collection displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

    Dated: October 28, 2011.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-28464 Filed 11-2-11; 8:45 am]
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