2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, 64051-64052 [2012-25641]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 202 / Thursday, October 18, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Issued on: September 18, 2012. William A. Bronrott, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–25678 Filed 10–17–12; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:06 Oct 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Need for Correction National Highway Traffic Safety Administration As published, the final regulations inadvertently misprinted one of the values for ‘‘VMTu,’’ which represents lifetime vehicle miles traveled for the model year and compliance category in which a traded or transferred credit is used for compliance in 49 CFR part 536. The value printed for passenger cars in model year 2011 was ‘‘152,922,’’ when the value intended to be printed, consistent with prior rulemakings, is ‘‘150,922.’’ To correct the mistake, NHTSA is replacing the value in the table to alleviate any confusion. 49 CFR Part 536 [NHTSA–2010–0131; EPA–HQ–OAR–2010– 0799; FRL–9706–5] RIN 2127–AK79; RIN 2060–AQ54 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Correcting amendment. List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 536 This document contains corrections to the final rule regulation which was published in the Federal Register of Monday, October 15, 2012 (77 FR 62624). The final rule established fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), 49 U.S.C. 32901 et seq. DATES: Effective Date: This correcting amendment is effective on December 14, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Yoon, Office of Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–2992. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Accordingly, 49 CFR part 536 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments: AGENCY: SUMMARY: Background NHTSA and EPA published in the Federal Register of October 15, 2012, final rules to establish coordinated standards to improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for vehicles manufactured for sale in the United States in model years 2017 and beyond. The final rules, consistent with President Obama’s directive to the agencies on May 21, 2010, respond to the country’s critical need to reduce oil consumption and address global climate change. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Fuel economy, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. PART 536—TRANSFER AND TRADING OF FUEL ECONOMY CREDITS 1. The authority citation for part 536 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 32903, delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. ■ 2. Revise § 536.4(c) to read as follows: § 536.4 Credits. * * * * * (c) Adjustment factor. When traded or transferred and used, fuel economy credits are adjusted to ensure fuel oil savings is preserved. For traded credits, the user (or buyer) must multiply the calculated adjustment factor by the number of its shortfall credits it plans to offset in order to determine the number of equivalent credits to acquire from the earner (or seller). For transferred credits, the user of credits must multiply the calculated adjustment factor by the number of its shortfall credits it plans to offset in order to determine the number of equivalent credits to transfer from the compliance category holding the available credits. The adjustment factor is calculated according to the following formula: E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 ER18OC12.016</GPH> registration, if the registered entity failed to show good cause why its registration should not be suspended. Second, the Agency Official may enter an order directing the registered entity to come into compliance, if the Agency Official determines that corrective action is more appropriate than suspension. The compliance order informs the carrier or broker that willful failure to comply may result in suspension or revocation of registration. Third, the Agency Official may determine that suspension is not appropriate and enter an order terminating the proceeding. This mirrors the procedure the Agency follows when taking action under 49 U.S.C. 13905 to suspend, amend or revoke operating authority registration generally, for non-HHG motor carriers as well as HHG carriers. See 77 FR 46147, 46149 (Aug. 2, 2012). In determining whether to initiate a registration suspension for hostage load violations FMCSA generally considers a motor carrier’s six-year compliance history. The six-year period is consistent with FMCSA’s penalty assessment policies regarding ‘‘history of prior offenses’’ under 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(D) and ‘‘pattern of violations’’ warranting assessment of maximum civil penalties under section 222 of MCSIA, see 69 FR 77828 (Dec. 28, 2004) and 74 FR 14184 (Mar. 30, 2009), and its determinations under 49 U.S.C. 13902 and 13905 on willingness and ability to comply with applicable regulations. See 77 FR 46147, 46144– 46149 (Aug. 2, 2012). Accordingly, FMCSA may suspend the registration of a carrier or broker found holding a shipment hostage for a first time for no less than 12 months pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 14915. If a carrier or broker commits a second hostage load violation within 6 years of the first violation, FMCSA may suspend its registration for 24 months. If a carrier or broker commits a third violation within 6 years of the first violation, FMCSA may suspend its registration for 36 months. 64051 64052 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 202 / Thursday, October 18, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Where: A = Adjustment factor applied to traded and transferred credits. VMTe = Lifetime vehicle miles traveled as provided in the following table for the model year and compliance category in which the credit was earned; VMTu = Lifetime vehicle miles traveled as provided in the following table for the model year and compliance category in which the credit is used for compliance; Lifetime vehicle miles traveled (VMT) Model year 2011 Passenger Cars ............................................................... Light Trucks ..................................................................... MPGse = Required fuel economy standard for the originating (earning) manufacturer, compliance category, and model year in which the credit was earned; MPGae = Actual fuel economy for the originating manufacturer, compliance category, and model year in which the credit was earned; 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 150,922 172,552 177,238 208,471 177,366 208,537 178,652 209,974 180,497 212,040 182,134 213,954 MPGsu = Required fuel economy standard for the user (buying) manufacturer, compliance category, and model year in which the credit is used for compliance; and MPGau = Actual fuel economy for the user manufacturer, compliance category, and 2017–2025 195,264 225,865 model year in which the credit is used for compliance. Daniel C. Smith, Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 202 (Thursday, October 18, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 64051-64052]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 536

[NHTSA-2010-0131; EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0799; FRL-9706-5]
RIN 2127-AK79; RIN 2060-AQ54


2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas 
Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

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

ACTION: Correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY:  This document contains corrections to the final rule 
regulation which was published in the Federal Register of Monday, 
October 15, 2012 (77 FR 62624). The final rule established fuel economy 
standards for light-duty vehicles under the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended by the Energy Independence and 
Security Act (EISA), 49 U.S.C. 32901 et seq.

DATES: Effective Date: This correcting amendment is effective on 
December 14, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Rebecca Yoon, 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 October 15, 
2012, final rules to establish coordinated standards to improve fuel 
economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for vehicles manufactured 
for sale in the United States in model years 2017 and beyond. The final 
rules, consistent with President Obama's directive to the agencies on 
May 21, 2010, respond to the country's critical need to reduce oil 
consumption and address global climate change.

Need for Correction

    As published, the final regulations inadvertently misprinted one of 
the values for ``VMTu,'' which represents lifetime vehicle 
miles traveled for the model year and compliance category in which a 
traded or transferred credit is used for compliance in 49 CFR part 536. 
The value printed for passenger cars in model year 2011 was 
``152,922,'' when the value intended to be printed, consistent with 
prior rulemakings, is ``150,922.'' To correct the mistake, NHTSA is 
replacing the value in the table to alleviate any confusion.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 536

    Fuel economy, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Accordingly, 49 CFR part 536 is corrected by making the following 
correcting amendments:

PART 536--TRANSFER AND TRADING OF FUEL ECONOMY CREDITS

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1. The authority citation for part 536 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 32903, delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.50.

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2. Revise Sec.  536.4(c) to read as follows:


Sec.  536.4  Credits.

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    (c) Adjustment factor. When traded or transferred and used, fuel 
economy credits are adjusted to ensure fuel oil savings is preserved. 
For traded credits, the user (or buyer) must multiply the calculated 
adjustment factor by the number of its shortfall credits it plans to 
offset in order to determine the number of equivalent credits to 
acquire from the earner (or seller). For transferred credits, the user 
of credits must multiply the calculated adjustment factor by the number 
of its shortfall credits it plans to offset in order to determine the 
number of equivalent credits to transfer from the compliance category 
holding the available credits. The adjustment factor is calculated 
according to the following formula:
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Where:

A = Adjustment factor applied to traded and transferred credits.
VMTe = Lifetime vehicle miles traveled as provided in the 
following table for the model year and compliance category in which 
the credit was earned;
VMTu = Lifetime vehicle miles traveled as provided in the 
following table for the model year and compliance category in which 
the credit is used for compliance;

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                                                       Lifetime vehicle miles traveled (VMT)
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                                      2011       2012       2013       2014       2015       2016     2017-2025
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Passenger Cars...................    150,922    177,238    177,366    178,652    180,497    182,134      195,264
Light Trucks.....................    172,552    208,471    208,537    209,974    212,040    213,954      225,865
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MPGse = Required fuel economy standard for the 
originating (earning) manufacturer, compliance category, and model 
year in which the credit was earned;
MPGae = Actual fuel economy for the originating 
manufacturer, compliance category, and model year in which the 
credit was earned;
MPGsu = Required fuel economy standard for the user 
(buying) manufacturer, compliance category, and model year in which 
the credit is used for compliance; and
MPGau = Actual fuel economy for the user manufacturer, 
compliance category, and model year in which the credit is used for 
compliance.

Daniel C. Smith,
Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2012-25641 Filed 10-17-12; 8:45 a.m.]
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