United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)-Transportation-Dangerous Goods Working Group, 17569-17570 [2012-7193]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2012 / Notices comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards. The closing date for comments on the petition is April 25, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above and be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. 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Specifically, the petitioner claims that 2005 Ifor Williams LM85G trailers, as originally manufactured, are equipped with DOT-compliant tires, as required by Standard No. 119 New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles other than Passenger Cars. The petitioner contends that the nonconforming 2005 Ifor Williams LM85G trailers are capable of being readily altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated: Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: PO 00000 Frm 00168 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17569 Installation of conforming reflex reflectors, tail lamps, license plate lamps, rear side marker lamps, front side marker lamps, intermediate side markers lamps, rear identification lamps, and front and rear clearance lamps, as necessary to achieve compliance with the standard. Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other than Passenger Cars: installation of a tire information placard, and inspection of all vehicles and replacement of any nonconforming rims with ones that meet the standard. In addition, the petitioner states that a vehicle identification number plate or label must be installed to meet the requirements of 49 CFR part 565 if the vehicle is not already so equipped. All comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be considered, and will be available for examination in the docket at the above addresses both before and after that date. To the extent possible, comments filed after the closing date will also be considered. Notice of final action on the petition will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Issued on: March 9, 2012. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2012–7099 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2012–0058; Notice No. 12–4] United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)— Transportation—Dangerous Goods Working Group Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of request for stakeholder input. AGENCY: This notice is a request for comments and suggestions relative to the draft work plan of the Transportation—Dangerous Goods Working Group, of the United StatesCanada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 17570 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2012 / Notices Comments must be received by April 25, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments: It is requested that comments be submitted via email to rcc@trade.gov as well as by any one of the following methods (please identify comments by the docket number PHMSA–2012–0058): • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, Routing Symbol M–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice at the beginning of the comment. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, including any personal information provided. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78), which may also be found at https:// www.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov or DOT’s Docket Operations Office (see ADDRESSES). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Shane Kelley or Mr. Vincent Babich, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–0656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper created the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) on February 4, 2011. After private sector consultations and bilateral negotiations, the RCC released the Joint Action Plan on Regulatory Cooperation on December 7, 2011. The Joint Action Plan is a practical first step to increased tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:32 Mar 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 regulatory cooperation between the United States and Canada. In order to address the dangerous goods (hazardous materials) transportation opportunities identified in the Joint Action Plan, the Transportation—Dangerous Goods Working Group led by senior officials of regulatory agencies from both countries has developed a work plan with concrete objectives, deliverables and milestones for tangible progress within the RCC’s two-year mandate. When available, the work plan will be posted at https://www.trade.gov/rcc/. The purpose of this request is to invite all interested stakeholders to provide comments relative to the plan and the RCC. The draft work plan has also been posted and is available for viewing under this docket number. All stakeholders including those who may not have participated in the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) stakeholder engagement session on January 31, 2012 in Washington, DC are welcome to submit additional comments. Comments that were submitted prior to the publication date of this notice will be posted to this docket and do not need to be resubmitted. PHMSA is particularly soliciting comments and suggestions in the following areas: • The development of ongoing cooperation frameworks and alignment mechanisms in the work plan. • Technical input relevant to issues identified in the work plan or otherwise in relation to the transportation of hazardous materials between the U.S. and Canada. • Your preferred method and frequency of stakeholder engagement for the working group. • Overall United States-Canada regulatory cooperation and the RCC process with respect to the transportation of hazardous materials. Additional information concerning the RCC and the Joint Action Plan is available at https://www.trade.gov/rcc/. Issued in Washington, DC on March 13, 2012. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2012–7193 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2011–87 PO 00000 Notice; correction. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 58 (Monday, March 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17569-17570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7193]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0058; Notice No. 12-4]


United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)--
Transportation--Dangerous Goods Working Group

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of request for stakeholder input.

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SUMMARY: This notice is a request for comments and suggestions relative 
to the draft work plan of the Transportation--Dangerous Goods Working 
Group, of the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council 
(RCC). Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders.

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DATES: Comments must be received by April 25, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments: It is requested that comments be submitted via 
email to rcc@trade.gov as well as by any one of the following methods 
(please identify comments by the docket number PHMSA-2012-0058):
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Routing 
Symbol M-30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12-140 on the 
ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this notice at the beginning of the comment. Note 
that all comments received will be posted without change to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal, including any personal information provided.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any 
written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by 
the name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the 
document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor 
union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in 
the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; 
Pages 19477-78), which may also be found at https://www.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov or DOT's Docket 
Operations Office (see ADDRESSES).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Shane Kelley or Mr. Vincent 
Babich, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of 
Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366-0656.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: President Barack Obama and Prime Minister 
Stephen Harper created the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council 
(RCC) on February 4, 2011. After private sector consultations and 
bilateral negotiations, the RCC released the Joint Action Plan on 
Regulatory Cooperation on December 7, 2011. The Joint Action Plan is a 
practical first step to increased regulatory cooperation between the 
United States and Canada.
    In order to address the dangerous goods (hazardous materials) 
transportation opportunities identified in the Joint Action Plan, the 
Transportation--Dangerous Goods Working Group led by senior officials 
of regulatory agencies from both countries has developed a work plan 
with concrete objectives, deliverables and milestones for tangible 
progress within the RCC's two-year mandate. When available, the work 
plan will be posted at https://www.trade.gov/rcc/.
    The purpose of this request is to invite all interested 
stakeholders to provide comments relative to the plan and the RCC. The 
draft work plan has also been posted and is available for viewing under 
this docket number. All stakeholders including those who may not have 
participated in the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council 
(RCC) stakeholder engagement session on January 31, 2012 in Washington, 
DC are welcome to submit additional comments. Comments that were 
submitted prior to the publication date of this notice will be posted 
to this docket and do not need to be resubmitted.
    PHMSA is particularly soliciting comments and suggestions in the 
following areas:
     The development of ongoing cooperation frameworks and 
alignment mechanisms in the work plan.
     Technical input relevant to issues identified in the work 
plan or otherwise in relation to the transportation of hazardous 
materials between the U.S. and Canada.
     Your preferred method and frequency of stakeholder 
engagement for the working group.
     Overall United States-Canada regulatory cooperation and 
the RCC process with respect to the transportation of hazardous 
materials.

Additional information concerning the RCC and the Joint Action Plan is 
available at https://www.trade.gov/rcc/.

    Issued in Washington, DC on March 13, 2012.
Magdy El-Sibaie,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 2012-7193 Filed 3-23-12; 8:45 am]
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