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[FR Doc. 2011–30874 Filed 11–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–98–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 575 [Docket No. NHTSA 2010–0025] RIN 2127–AK51 PART 422—[AMENDED] New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling 1. The authority citation for part 422 continues to read as follows: AGENCY: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 40 U.S.C. 486(c). 2. Subpart 422.70 is added to read as follows: ■ Subpart 422.70—Labor Law Violations 422.7001 Contract clause. Insert the clause at 452.222–7001, Labor Law Violations, in solicitations and contracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracting officers shall report violations to the Office of Procurement and Property Management, Procurement Policy Division, within two working days following notification by the contractor. 452.222–7001 Labor Law Violations. As prescribed in 422.7001, insert the following clause: Labor Law Violations (August 2011) In accepting this contract award, the contractor certifies that it is in compliance with all applicable labor laws and that, to the best of its knowledge, its subcontractors of any tier, and suppliers, are also in compliance with all applicable labor laws. The Department of Agriculture will vigorously pursue corrective action against the contractor and/or any tier subcontractor (or supplier) in the event of a violation of labor law made in the provision of supplies and/or services under this or any other government contract. The contractor is responsible for promptly reporting to the contracting officer when formal allegations or formal findings of non-compliance of labor laws are determined. The Department of PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Correcting amendments. This document contains corrections to a final rule (49 CFR 575.302), which was published in the Federal Register of Friday, July 29, 2011 (76 FR 45453). The final rule amended NHTSA’s regulation on vehicle labeling of safety rating information to reflect the enhanced NCAP ratings program. DATES: Effective Date: January 3, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For non-legal issues, you may contact Ms. Jennifer N. Dang, Office of Crashworthiness Standards (Telephone: (202) 366–1740) (Fax: (202) 493–2739). For legal issues, you may call Mr. Edward Glancy, Office of the Chief Counsel (Telephone: (202) 366–2992) (Fax: (202) 366–3820). You may send mail to both of these officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background NHTSA published in the Federal Register of July 29, 2011 (76 FR 45453), a final rule revising the agency’s regulation on vehicle labeling of safety rating information. Need for Correction As published, the final regulation inadvertently contained several errors. E:\FR\FM\01DER1.SGM 01DER1 74724 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 231 / Thursday, December 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations In the first sentence of section 575.302(b), pickup trucks were incorrectly listed as an example of automobiles that are required by the Automobile Information Disclosure Act (AIDA) to have Monroney labels (price sticker labels). However, AIDA does not require Monroney labels for pickup trucks.1 That sentence also included a minor typographical error (the first use of the word ‘‘are’’ was extraneous). In section 575.302(e)(4)(iii), the regulatory text specifying certain language for the label incorrectly indicated that the word ‘‘only’’ is to be in italics, when it should have indicated that the word is to be capitalized. We note that the sample label shown in Figure 2 to section 575.302 correctly shows the word capitalized. Also, separate from the July 2011 final rule, we identified certain errors in the authority citation, which we are correcting. vehicles, station wagons, passenger vans, and sport utility vehicles). Model Year 2012 or later vehicles manufactured prior to January 31, 2012, at the manufacturer’s option, may be labeled according to the provisions of this § 575.302 provided the ratings placed on the safety rating label are derived from vehicle testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the enhanced NCAP testing and rating program. * * * * * (e) * * * (4) * * * (iii) The words ‘‘Based on the combined ratings of frontal, side and rollover’’ followed by the statement ‘‘Should ONLY be compared to other vehicles of similar size and weight’’ (on the following line) must be placed at the bottom of the overall vehicle score area and left justified. * * * * * List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 575 Consumer protection, Motor vehicle safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Tires. Accordingly, 49 CFR part 575 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments: Issued On: November 23, 2011. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. PART 575—CONSUMER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 1. The authority citation for part 575 is revised to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 32302, 32304A, 30111, 30115, 30117, 30123, 30166, 30168, and 32908, Pub. L. 104–414, 114 Stat. 1800, Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, Pub. L. 110– 140, 121 Stat. 1492, 15 U.S.C. 1232(g); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. 2. In § 575.302, revise paragraphs (b) and (e)(4)(iii) to read as follows: ■ § 575.302 Vehicle labeling of safety rating information (compliance required for model year 2012 and later vehicles manufactured on or after January 31, 2012). * * * * (b) Application. This section applies to automobiles with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less, manufactured on or after January 31, 2012 that have vehicle identification numbers that identify the vehicles to be model year 2012 or later and that are required by the Automobile Information Disclosure Act, 15 U.S.C. 1231–1233, to have price sticker labels (Monroney labels), (e.g., passenger emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * 1 NHTSA provided a discussion of this issue in the preamble to a final rule published in the Federal Register (71 FR 53572) on September 12, 2006. See also chapter VIII, Automobile Information Disclosure, Monograph, Consumer Protection Branch, Department of Justice, available at http:// www.justice.gov/civil/docs_forms/ CPB_Monograph.pdf. 17:21 Nov 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 BILLING CODE 4910–59–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 [FR Doc. 2011–30910 Filed 11–30–11; 8:45 am] 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 0808041037–1687–03] RIN 0648–AX05 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Amendment 11 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; effectiveness of collection-of-information requirements. AGENCY: NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of collection-of-information requirements in regulations implementing Amendment 11 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). 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The OMB approval of the collection-ofinformation requirements for §§ 648.4 and 648.7 (as it relates to mackerel permit holders) had not been received by the date the final rule was submitted to the Office of the Federal Register for publication. OMB approved the collection-of-information requirements in the rule on November 9, 2011. This final rule makes the collection-ofinformation requirements effective. Classification NMFS previously solicited public comments on Amendment 11, including this collection of information, through the rulemaking process. NMFS received no comments on the collection of information requirements. Thus, this action merely implements portions of Amendment 11 that were previously proposed and subjected to public comment, but that under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) required OMB approval in order to become effective. OMB has now approved the collection of information provisions. Because the public has already had an opportunity to comment on these provisions, an additional public comment period is unnecessary. The AA finds good cause to waive the 30-day delayed effective date required by 5 U.S.C. 553 and make this rule effective upon publication. While the requirement to have a limited access mackerel permit is delayed until March 1, 2012, it is important to begin now the underlying administrative process in order to maximize the number of permit applications that can be acted upon by this deadline. This final rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is required to respond to, and no person shall be E:\FR\FM\01DER1.SGM 01DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 575

[Docket No. NHTSA 2010-0025]
RIN 2127-AK51


New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling

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

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to a final rule (49 CFR 
575.302), which was published in the Federal Register of Friday, July 
29, 2011 (76 FR 45453). The final rule amended NHTSA's regulation on 
vehicle labeling of safety rating information to reflect the enhanced 
NCAP ratings program.

DATES: Effective Date: January 3, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For non-legal issues, you may contact 
Ms. Jennifer N. Dang, Office of Crashworthiness Standards (Telephone: 
(202) 366-1740) (Fax: (202) 493-2739). For legal issues, you may call 
Mr. Edward Glancy, Office of the Chief Counsel (Telephone: (202) 366-
2992) (Fax: (202) 366-3820). You may send mail to both of these 
officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    NHTSA published in the Federal Register of July 29, 2011 (76 FR 
45453), a final rule revising the agency's regulation on vehicle 
labeling of safety rating information.

Need for Correction

    As published, the final regulation inadvertently contained several 
errors.

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    In the first sentence of section 575.302(b), pickup trucks were 
incorrectly listed as an example of automobiles that are required by 
the Automobile Information Disclosure Act (AIDA) to have Monroney 
labels (price sticker labels). However, AIDA does not require Monroney 
labels for pickup trucks.\1\ That sentence also included a minor 
typographical error (the first use of the word ``are'' was extraneous).
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    \1\ NHTSA provided a discussion of this issue in the preamble to 
a final rule published in the Federal Register (71 FR 53572) on 
September 12, 2006. See also chapter VIII, Automobile Information 
Disclosure, Monograph, Consumer Protection Branch, Department of 
Justice, available at http://www.justice.gov/civil/docs_forms/CPB_Monograph.pdf.
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    In section 575.302(e)(4)(iii), the regulatory text specifying 
certain language for the label incorrectly indicated that the word 
``only'' is to be in italics, when it should have indicated that the 
word is to be capitalized. We note that the sample label shown in 
Figure 2 to section 575.302 correctly shows the word capitalized.
    Also, separate from the July 2011 final rule, we identified certain 
errors in the authority citation, which we are correcting.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 575

    Consumer protection, Motor vehicle safety, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Tires.

    Accordingly, 49 CFR part 575 is corrected by making the following 
correcting amendments:

PART 575--CONSUMER INFORMATION

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1. The authority citation for part 575 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 32302, 32304A, 30111, 30115, 30117, 30123, 
30166, 30168, and 32908, Pub. L. 104-414, 114 Stat. 1800, Pub. L. 
109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, Pub. L. 110-140, 121 Stat. 1492, 15 U.S.C. 
1232(g); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.


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2. In Sec.  575.302, revise paragraphs (b) and (e)(4)(iii) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  575.302  Vehicle labeling of safety rating information 
(compliance required for model year 2012 and later vehicles 
manufactured on or after January 31, 2012).

* * * * *
    (b) Application. This section applies to automobiles with a GVWR of 
10,000 pounds or less, manufactured on or after January 31, 2012 that 
have vehicle identification numbers that identify the vehicles to be 
model year 2012 or later and that are required by the Automobile 
Information Disclosure Act, 15 U.S.C. 1231-1233, to have price sticker 
labels (Monroney labels), (e.g., passenger vehicles, station wagons, 
passenger vans, and sport utility vehicles). Model Year 2012 or later 
vehicles manufactured prior to January 31, 2012, at the manufacturer's 
option, may be labeled according to the provisions of this Sec.  
575.302 provided the ratings placed on the safety rating label are 
derived from vehicle testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration under the enhanced NCAP testing and rating 
program.
* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (4) * * *
    (iii) The words ``Based on the combined ratings of frontal, side 
and rollover'' followed by the statement ``Should ONLY be compared to 
other vehicles of similar size and weight'' (on the following line) 
must be placed at the bottom of the overall vehicle score area and left 
justified.
* * * * *

    Issued On: November 23, 2011.
Christopher J. Bonanti,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
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