Public Hearing on Proposed Rule for Heavy Vehicle Electronic Stability Control Systems, 39206-39207 [2012-16174]

Download as PDF 39206 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 127 / Monday, July 2, 2012 / Proposed Rules pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 as any oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearings. Written comments must be postmarked by the last day of the comment period, August 31, 2012, as specified in the proposed rule. The two public hearings will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Sacramento, California. The public hearings will begin each day at 9 a.m. (local time) and continue into the evening until 9 p.m. (local time). The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all speakers that arrive and register before 9 p.m. The EPA is scheduling lunch breaks from 12:30 until 2 p.m. and dinner breaks from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you would like to present oral testimony at the hearings, please notify Mr. Alan Rush (6301A), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; email rush.alan@epa.gov (preferred method for registering), (202) 564–1658. He will arrange a general time slot for you to speak. The EPA will make every effort to follow the schedule as closely as possible on the day of the hearings. Oral testimony will be limited to five (5) minutes for each commenter to address either or both proposals. We will not be providing equipment for commenters to show overhead slides or make computerized slide presentations unless we receive special requests in advance. Commenters should notify Mr. Rush if they will need specific equipment. Commenters should also notify Mr. Rush if they need specific translation services for non-English speaking commenters. The EPA encourages commenters to provide written versions of their oral testimonies either electronically on computer disk or CD–ROM or in paper copy. The hearing schedules, including lists of speakers, will be posted on EPA’s Web pages for the proposals at: http:// www.epa.gov/air/particlepollution/ actions.html prior to the hearings. Verbatim transcripts of the hearings and written statements will be included in the rulemaking docket. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The EPA has established the official public docket for the ‘‘National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter’’ under Docket Number EPA– HQ–OAR–2007–0492. The EPA has also developed a Web site for the proposed rule at the address given above. Please refer to the proposed rule, which is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2012, for VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Jun 29, 2012 Jkt 226001 detailed information on accessing information related to this proposal. Dated: June 22, 2012. Mary E. Henigin, Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2012–16124 Filed 6–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P [FR Doc. 2012–16045 Filed 6–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 47 CFR Part 15 49 CFR Part 571 [ET Docket Nos. 03–104 and 04–37; Report No. 2955] [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0065] Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Petition for reconsideration. AGENCY: In this document, Petitions for Reconsideration (Petition) have been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding by AARL, The National Association for Amateur Radio requesting that the Commission reconsider and modify the Second Report and Order governing unlicensed Broadband over Power Line (BPL) rules. DATES: Oppositions to the Petition must be filed on or before July 17, 2012. Replies to an opposition must be filed on or before July 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anh Wride, (202) 418–0577 or via email at Anh.Wride@fcc.gov. SUMMARY: This is a summary of Commission’s document, Report No. 2955, released June 21, 2012. The full text of this document is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1– 800–378–3160). The Commission will not send a copy of this Notice pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because this Notice does not have an impact on any rules of particular applicability. Subject: Amendment of Part 15 Regarding New Requirements and Measurement Guidelines for Access Broadband over Power Line Systems and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). See 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 1.4(b)(1)). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Public Hearing on Proposed Rule for Heavy Vehicle Electronic Stability Control Systems National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Announcement of public hearing. AGENCY: On May 23, 2012, NHTSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to require the installation of electronic stability control (ESC) systems on truck tractors and large buses. NHTSA is announcing a public hearing to provide an opportunity for the public to present oral testimony regarding the proposal. The oral testimony provided at the public hearing will be transcribed and placed in the docket for this rulemaking. DATES: NHTSA will hold a public hearing on July 24, 2012, at the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, DC. The hearing will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m., local time. If necessary to accommodate a large number of presenters, the hearing may continue beyond 2 p.m. as determined by the presiding official at the hearing. If you would like to present oral testimony at the public hearing, or attend the public hearing as an observer, please contact the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least ten days before the hearing. Depending on the available space, registration for persons attending the public hearing as observers may be accepted after that date. ADDRESSES: The July 24, 2012 public hearing will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Media Center— Room W11–130, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.1 SUMMARY: 1 For electronic mapping and navigation, use the local area zip code of 20003. E:\FR\FM\02JYP1.SGM 02JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 127 / Monday, July 2, 2012 / Proposed Rules The hearing site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to present oral testimony at the public hearing, please contact Christopher Morris, Office of Rulemaking, by email at christopher. morris@dot.gov, telephone at (202) 493– 2218, or fax at (202) 366–5930. Please contact Mr. Morris at least ten days before the hearing date of July 24, 2012. Please provide the following information: Name, affiliation, address, email address and telephone number; indicate whether you are a U.S. citizen; and indicate if you require accommodations such as a sign language interpreter or translator. For technical issues regarding the agency’s NPRM, you may contact Jeffrey Woods, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards, by telephone at (202) 366–6206, or fax at (202) 366–7002. For legal issues, you may contact David Jasinski, Office of the Chief Counsel, by telephone at (202) 366–2992, or fax at (202) 366–3820. You may send mail to both of these officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may learn more about the NPRM by searching the public docket (NHTSA– 2012–0065) at www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 23, 2012, the agency published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a new standard, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 136, Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles (77 FR 30766). The standard would require truck tractors, and certain large buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 11,793 kilograms (26,000 pounds), to be equipped with an electronic stability control (ESC) system that meets the equipment and performance requirements of the proposed standard. Heavy vehicle ESC systems use engine torque control and computer-controlled braking of individual wheels to assist the driver in maintaining control of the vehicle in situations in which the vehicle is becoming roll unstable (such as excessive speed in a curve) or is experiencing a loss of control (the vehicle deviates from the driver’s intended path due to oversteer or understeer). The five major topics that are discussed in the NPRM include: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Jun 29, 2012 Jkt 226001 • The size of the safety problem related to truck tractor and large bus ESC systems • How electronic stability control systems work to prevent rollover and loss of control • The research and testing that were separately conducted by NHTSA and the industry to evaluate the potential safety benefits of ESC and to develop dynamic vehicle test maneuvers to evaluate ESC performance • The specifics of the agency’s proposal, including ESC equipment and performance criteria, vehicle compliance testing requirements, and the implementation schedule • The benefits and costs of the proposal, as described in the NPRM and in the agency’s Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis that is included in the docket. Public Hearing Procedures. The public hearing provides a forum for the public to present oral testimony regarding the agency’s proposal for heavy vehicle ESC. For planning purposes, each speaker should anticipate speaking for approximately ten minutes, although we may need to shorten that time if there is a large number of people wishing to make presentations. Once we learn how many people have registered to speak at the hearing, we will allocate an appropriate amount of time to each participant, allowing time for necessary breaks. In addition, we will reserve a block of time for anyone else in the audience who wishes to give an oral presentation. We request that you bring three copies of your statement or other material to the hearing for the NHTSA panel. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, we prefer that speakers who are using audio-visual aids or computer slideshows either provide those materials in advance of the meeting or make other arrangements to facilitate set-up, by notifying the contact person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. NHTSA will conduct the hearing informally. Thus, technical rules of evidence will not apply. We will arrange for a written transcript of the hearing, and you may make arrangements to receive a copy of the transcript directly from the court reporter at the hearing. Presenters wishing to provide supplementary PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 39207 information should submit it to the address given above for written comments by the August 21, 2012 deadline for those comments. There will be a panel of agency officials who may ask clarifying questions during the oral presentations, but the panel will not respond to the presentations at that time. Written statements and supporting information submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. For security purposes, governmentissued photo identification is required to enter the Department of Transportation building. Non-U.S. citizens will be required to show passports. To allow sufficient time to clear security and enter the building, NHTSA recommends that hearing participants arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the event. Written Comments: As announced in the NPRM, to be assured of consideration your written comments on the proposal must be received by August 21, 2012. You may submit comments on the agency’s proposal to Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0065, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations M–30, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations M–30, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Note that all comments will be posted without change to http://www. regulations.gov. Please ensure that your comments include the docket number in the subject line or heading. Issued: June 26, 2012. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2012–16174 Filed 6–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\02JYP1.SGM 02JYP1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-16174]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0065]


Public Hearing on Proposed Rule for Heavy Vehicle Electronic 
Stability Control Systems

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

ACTION: Announcement of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: On May 23, 2012, NHTSA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) to require the installation of electronic stability 
control (ESC) systems on truck tractors and large buses. NHTSA is 
announcing a public hearing to provide an opportunity for the public to 
present oral testimony regarding the proposal. The oral testimony 
provided at the public hearing will be transcribed and placed in the 
docket for this rulemaking.

DATES: NHTSA will hold a public hearing on July 24, 2012, at the U.S. 
Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, DC. 
The hearing will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m., local 
time. If necessary to accommodate a large number of presenters, the 
hearing may continue beyond 2 p.m. as determined by the presiding 
official at the hearing. If you would like to present oral testimony at 
the public hearing, or attend the public hearing as an observer, please 
contact the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at 
least ten days before the hearing. Depending on the available space, 
registration for persons attending the public hearing as observers may 
be accepted after that date.

ADDRESSES: The July 24, 2012 public hearing will be held at the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Media 
Center--Room W11-130, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590.\1\

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The hearing site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
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    \1\ For electronic mapping and navigation, use the local area 
zip code of 20003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to present oral 
testimony at the public hearing, please contact Christopher Morris, 
Office of Rulemaking, by email at christopher.morris@dot.gov, telephone 
at (202) 493-2218, or fax at (202) 366-5930. Please contact Mr. Morris 
at least ten days before the hearing date of July 24, 2012. Please 
provide the following information: Name, affiliation, address, email 
address and telephone number; indicate whether you are a U.S. citizen; 
and indicate if you require accommodations such as a sign language 
interpreter or translator. For technical issues regarding the agency's 
NPRM, you may contact Jeffrey Woods, Office of Crash Avoidance 
Standards, by telephone at (202) 366-6206, or fax at (202) 366-7002. 
For legal issues, you may contact David Jasinski, Office of the Chief 
Counsel, by telephone at (202) 366-2992, or fax at (202) 366-3820. You 
may send mail to both of these officials at the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590. You may learn more about the NPRM by searching the public 
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docket (NHTSA-2012-0065) at www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 23, 2012, the agency published a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a new standard, Federal 
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 136, Electronic Stability Control 
Systems for Heavy Vehicles (77 FR 30766). The standard would require 
truck tractors, and certain large buses with a gross vehicle weight 
rating of greater than 11,793 kilograms (26,000 pounds), to be equipped 
with an electronic stability control (ESC) system that meets the 
equipment and performance requirements of the proposed standard. Heavy 
vehicle ESC systems use engine torque control and computer-controlled 
braking of individual wheels to assist the driver in maintaining 
control of the vehicle in situations in which the vehicle is becoming 
roll unstable (such as excessive speed in a curve) or is experiencing a 
loss of control (the vehicle deviates from the driver's intended path 
due to oversteer or understeer).
    The five major topics that are discussed in the NPRM include:
     The size of the safety problem related to truck tractor 
and large bus ESC systems
     How electronic stability control systems work to prevent 
rollover and loss of control
     The research and testing that were separately conducted by 
NHTSA and the industry to evaluate the potential safety benefits of ESC 
and to develop dynamic vehicle test maneuvers to evaluate ESC 
performance
     The specifics of the agency's proposal, including ESC 
equipment and performance criteria, vehicle compliance testing 
requirements, and the implementation schedule
     The benefits and costs of the proposal, as described in 
the NPRM and in the agency's Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis 
that is included in the docket.
    Public Hearing Procedures. The public hearing provides a forum for 
the public to present oral testimony regarding the agency's proposal 
for heavy vehicle ESC. For planning purposes, each speaker should 
anticipate speaking for approximately ten minutes, although we may need 
to shorten that time if there is a large number of people wishing to 
make presentations. Once we learn how many people have registered to 
speak at the hearing, we will allocate an appropriate amount of time to 
each participant, allowing time for necessary breaks. In addition, we 
will reserve a block of time for anyone else in the audience who wishes 
to give an oral presentation.
    We request that you bring three copies of your statement or other 
material to the hearing for the NHTSA panel. To accommodate as many 
speakers as possible, we prefer that speakers who are using audio-
visual aids or computer slideshows either provide those materials in 
advance of the meeting or make other arrangements to facilitate set-up, 
by notifying the contact person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section above.
    NHTSA will conduct the hearing informally. Thus, technical rules of 
evidence will not apply. We will arrange for a written transcript of 
the hearing, and you may make arrangements to receive a copy of the 
transcript directly from the court reporter at the hearing. Presenters 
wishing to provide supplementary information should submit it to the 
address given above for written comments by the August 21, 2012 
deadline for those comments. There will be a panel of agency officials 
who may ask clarifying questions during the oral presentations, but the 
panel will not respond to the presentations at that time. Written 
statements and supporting information submitted during the comment 
period will be considered with the same weight as oral comments and 
supporting information presented at the public hearing.
    For security purposes, government-issued photo identification is 
required to enter the Department of Transportation building. Non-U.S. 
citizens will be required to show passports. To allow sufficient time 
to clear security and enter the building, NHTSA recommends that hearing 
participants arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the event.
    Written Comments: As announced in the NPRM, to be assured of 
consideration your written comments on the proposal must be received by 
August 21, 2012. You may submit comments on the agency's proposal to 
Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0065, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations M-30, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Docket Operations M-30, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Note that all comments will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. Please ensure that your comments include the 
docket number in the subject line or heading.

    Issued: June 26, 2012.
Christopher J. Bonanti,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-16174 Filed 6-29-12; 8:45 am]
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