Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety, 69586-69589 [2012-28103]

Download as PDF 69586 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Proposed Rules Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Web site http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/ index.html. To submit a question, select Help Center, followed by Contact Us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 98 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Greenhouse gases, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Worldwide Web (WWW) In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of today’s notice will also be available through the WWW. Following signature, a copy of this action will be posted on the EPA’s greenhouse gas reporting rule Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/ index.html. Dated: November 13, 2012. Sarah Dunham, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Additional Information on Submitting Comments To expedite review of your comments by Agency staff, you are encouraged to send a separate copy of your comments, in addition to the copy you submit to the official docket, to Carole Cook, U.S. EPA, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division, Mail Code 6207–J, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (202) 343–9263, email address: GHGReportingRule@epa.gov. Background on Today’s Action In this action, the EPA is providing notice that it is extending the comment period on the proposed rule titled ‘‘Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Proposed Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Subpart I’’ which was published on October 16, 2012. The previous deadline for submitting public comment on that rule was December 17, 2012. The EPA is extending that deadline to January 16, 2013. This extension will provide the general public additional time for participation and comments. In addition, the EPA is notifying the public that additional documentation related to this proposed rule was entered into the docket on November 8, 2012 and is available for public review. This documentation summarizes a call between the Semiconductor Industry Association and the EPA held on October 24, 2012 and provides additional information in response to questions raised on that call, including additional information regarding the calculation of the ‘‘Tier 2a’’ emission factors that appear in Tables I–11 and I– 12 of the proposed rule and regarding the identification of an error in those calculations. The two new documents added to the docket to provide this information are ‘‘EPA SIA Call Summary from October 24 2012’’ and ‘‘Tier 2a NF3 and C2F6 Emission Factor Calculations’’. The EPA encourages the public to review these documents when considering comments on this proposed rule. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:36 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 [FR Doc. 2012–28220 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P September 5, 2012, and at 77 FR 54511, September 5, 2012, and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e) of the Commission’s rules. See also 47 CFR 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules. Number of Petitions Filed: 1. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2012–28110 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 101 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [WT Docket No. 10–153; Report 2964] National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding 49 CFR Part 571 Federal Communication Commission. ACTION: Petition for reconsideration. [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0155] AGENCY: In this document, a Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) has been filed in the Commission’s rulemaking proceeding by Michael Mulcay, Chairman of Wireless Strategies, Inc., on the behalf of Wireless Strategies. DATES: Oppositions to the Petition must be file on or before December 5, 2012. Replies to an opposition must be filed on or before December 17, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit oppositions to the Petition or replies to an opposition to Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Schauble, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 202–418–0797. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of Commission’s document, Report No. 2964, released October 22, 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 101 of the Commission’s Rules to Facilitate the Use of Microwave for Wireless Backhaul and Other Uses and to Provide Additional Flexibility to Broadcast Auxiliary Services and Operational Fixed Microwave Licenses, Petition for Reconsideration of Wireless Strategies, Inc., published at 77 FR 54421, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of regulatory review; request for comments. AGENCY: NHTSA seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small entities. As required by Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We also request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment. SUMMARY: You should submit comments early enough to ensure that Docket Management receives them not later than January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket ID Number NHTSA–2012–0155] 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., 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\20NOP1.SGM 20NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Proposed Rules 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information see the Comments heading of the Supplementary Information section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www. regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, 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 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketsInfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Kavalauskas, Office of Regulatory Analysis, Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 (telephone 202–366–2584, fax 202–366– 3189). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act A. Background and Purpose Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96–354), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), requires agencies to conduct periodic reviews of final rules that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small business entities. The purpose of the reviews is to determine whether such rules should be continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded, consistent with the objectives of applicable statutes, to minimize any significant economic impact of the rules on a substantial number of such small entities. B. Review Schedule The Department of Transportation (DOT) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda on November 22, 1999, listing in Appendix D (64 FR 64684) those regulations that each operating administration will review under section 610 during the next 12 months. Appendix D contained DOT’s 10-year review plan for all of its existing regulations. On November 24, 2008, NHTSA published in the Federal Register (73 FR 71401) a revised 10-year review plan for its existing regulations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, ‘‘we’’) has divided its rules into 10 groups by subject area. Each group will be reviewed once every 10 years, undergoing a two-stage process—an Analysis Year and a Review Year. For purposes of these reviews, a year will coincide with the fall-to-fall publication schedule of the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. The newly revised 10-year plan will assess years 9 and 10 of the old plan in years 1 and 2 of the new plan. 69587 Year 1 (2008) began in the fall of 2008 and will end in the fall of 2009; Year 2 (2009) will begin in the fall of 2009 and will end in the fall of 2010; and so on. During the Analysis Year, we will request public comment on and analyze each of the rules in a given year’s group to determine whether any rule has a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities and, thus, requires review in accordance with section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. In each fall’s Regulatory Agenda, we will publish the results of the analyses we completed during the previous year. For rules that have subparts, or other discrete sections of rules that do have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, we will announce that we will be conducting a formal section 610 review during the following 12 months. The section 610 review will determine whether a specific rule should be revised or revoked to lessen its impact on small entities. We will consider: (1) The continued need for the rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received from the public; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other federal rules or with state or local government rules; and (5) the length of time since the rule has been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule. At the end of the Review Year, we will publish the results of our review. The following table shows the 10-year analysis and review schedule: NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SECTION 610 REVIEWS Year Regulations to be reviewed 1 ................................ 2 ................................ 3 ................................ 4 ................................ 5 ................................ 6 ................................ 7 ................................ 8 ................................ 9 ................................ 10 .............................. 49 23 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR 571.223 through 571.500, and parts 575 and 579 ............................................. parts 1200 and 1300 ........................................................................................... parts 501 through 526 and 571.213 ................................................................... 571.131, 571.217, 571.220, 571.221, and 571.222 ........................................... 571.101 through 571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 and 571.139 ......................... parts 529 through 578, except parts 571 and 575 ............................................. 571.111 through 571.129 and parts 580 through 588 ....................................... 571.201 through 571.212 .................................................................................... 571.214 through 571.219, except 571.217 ......................................................... parts 591 through 595 and new parts and subparts .......................................... C. Regulations Under Analysis During Year 5, we will continue to conduct a preliminary assessment of the wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Analysis year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 following: 49 CFR 571.101 through 571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 and 571.139. Section Title 571.101 571.102 571.103 571.104 ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:36 Nov 19, 2012 Controls and displays. Transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect. Windshield defrosting and defogging systems. Windshield wiping and washing systems. Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20NOP1.SGM 20NOP1 Review year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 69588 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Proposed Rules Section 571.105 571.106 571.107 571.108 571.109 571.110 Title ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... 571.135 ........................................... 571.138 ........................................... 571.139 ........................................... Hydraulic and electric brake systems. Brake hoses. [Reserved] Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. New pneumatic and certain specialty tires. Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less. Light vehicle brake systems. Tire pressure monitoring systems. New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles. We are seeking comments on whether any requirements in 49 CFR 571.101 through 571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 and 571.139 have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. ‘‘Small entities’’ include small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations under 50,000. Business entities are generally defined as small businesses by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, for the purposes of receiving Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance. Size standards established by SBA in 13 CFR 121.201 are expressed either in number of employees or annual receipts in millions of dollars, unless otherwise specified. The number of employees or annual receipts indicates the maximum allowed for a concern and its affiliates to be considered small. If your business or organization is a small entity and if any of the requirements in 49 CFR 571.101 through 571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 and 571.139 have a significant economic impact on your business or organization, please submit a comment to explain how and to what degree these rules affect you, the extent of the economic impact on your business or organization, and why you believe the economic impact is significant. If the agency determines that there is a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, it will ask for comment in a subsequent notice during the Review Year on how these impacts could be reduced without reducing safety. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with II. Plain Language A. Background and Purpose Executive Order 12866 and the President’s memorandum of June 1, 1998, require each agency to write all rules in plain language. Application of the principles of plain language includes consideration of the following questions: • Have we organized the material to suit the public’s needs? VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:36 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 • Are the requirements in the rule clearly stated? • Does the rule contain technical language or jargon that is not clear? • Would a different format (grouping and order of sections, use of headings, paragraphing) make the rule easier to understand? • Would more (but shorter) sections be better? • Could we improve clarity by adding tables, lists, or diagrams? • What else could we do to make the rule easier to understand? If you have any responses to these questions, please include them in your comments on this document. B. Review Schedule In conjunction with our section 610 reviews, we will be performing plain language reviews over a ten-year period on a schedule consistent with the section 610 review schedule. We will review 49 CFR 571.101 through 571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 and 571.139 to determine if these regulations can be reorganized and/or rewritten to make them easier to read, understand, and use. We encourage interested persons to submit draft regulatory language that clearly and simply communicates regulatory requirements, and other recommendations, such as for putting information in tables that may make the regulations easier to use. Comments How do I prepare and submit comments? Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket number of this document in your comments. Your comments must not be more than 15 pages long. (49 CFR 553.21.) We established this limit to encourage you to write your primary comments in a concise fashion. However, you may attach necessary additional documents to your comments. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Please submit two copies of your comments, including the attachments, to Docket Management at the address given above under ADDRESSES. Please note that pursuant to the Data Quality Act, in order for substantive data to be relied upon and used by the agency, it must meet the information quality standards set forth in the OMB and DOT Data Quality Act guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to consult the guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB’s guidelines may be accessed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/fedreg/reproducible.html. DOT’s guidelines may be accessed at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/ DataQualityGuidelines.pdf. How can I be sure that my comments were received? If you wish Docket Management to notify you upon its receipt of your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, Docket Management will return the postcard by mail. How do I submit confidential business information? If you wish to submit any information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information, to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. In addition, you should submit two copies, from which you have deleted the claimed confidential business information, to Docket Management at the address given above under ADDRESSES. When you send a comment containing information claimed to be confidential business information, you should include a cover letter setting forth the information specified in our confidential business information regulation. (49 CFR part 512.) E:\FR\FM\20NOP1.SGM 20NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Proposed Rules Will the agency consider late comments? We will consider all comments that Docket Management receives before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above under DATES. To the extent possible, we will also consider comments that Docket Management receives after that date. How can I read the comments submitted by other people? wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the address given above under ADDRESSES. The hours of the Docket are indicated above in the same location. You may also see the comments on the Internet. To read the comments on the Internet, take the following steps: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:36 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 (1) Go to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http:// regulations.gov. (2) FDMS provides two basic methods of searching to retrieve dockets and docket materials that are available in the system: (a) ‘‘Quick Search’’ to search using a full-text search engine, or (b) ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ which displays various indexed fields such as the docket name, docket identification number, phase of the action, initiating office, date of issuance, document title, document identification number, type of document, Federal Register reference, CFR citation, etc. Each data field in the advanced search may be searched independently or in combination with other fields, as desired. Each search yields a simultaneous display of all available information found in FDMS PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 69589 that is relevant to the requested subject or topic. (3) You may download the comments. However, since the comments are imaged documents, instead of word processing documents, the ‘‘pdf’’ versions of the documents are word searchable. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new material. Terry Shelton, Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2012–28103 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\20NOP1.SGM 20NOP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0155]


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of 
Motor Vehicle Safety

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

ACTION: Notice of regulatory review; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NHTSA seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations 
on small entities. As required by Section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
We also request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to 
read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that 
specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, 
trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment.

DATES: You should submit comments early enough to ensure that Docket 
Management receives them not later than January 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
NHTSA-2012-0155] 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., 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

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9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information see the Comments heading of the Supplementary 
Information section of this document. Note that all comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, 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 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Kavalauskas, Office of 
Regulatory Analysis, Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 
(telephone 202-366-2584, fax 202-366-3189).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act

A. Background and Purpose

    Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-
354), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness 
Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), requires agencies to conduct periodic 
reviews of final rules that have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small business entities. The purpose of the 
reviews is to determine whether such rules should be continued without 
change, or should be amended or rescinded, consistent with the 
objectives of applicable statutes, to minimize any significant economic 
impact of the rules on a substantial number of such small entities.

B. Review Schedule

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) published its Semiannual 
Regulatory Agenda on November 22, 1999, listing in Appendix D (64 FR 
64684) those regulations that each operating administration will review 
under section 610 during the next 12 months. Appendix D contained DOT's 
10-year review plan for all of its existing regulations. On November 
24, 2008, NHTSA published in the Federal Register (73 FR 71401) a 
revised 10-year review plan for its existing regulations.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, ``we'') 
has divided its rules into 10 groups by subject area. Each group will 
be reviewed once every 10 years, undergoing a two-stage process--an 
Analysis Year and a Review Year. For purposes of these reviews, a year 
will coincide with the fall-to-fall publication schedule of the 
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. The newly revised 10-year plan will 
assess years 9 and 10 of the old plan in years 1 and 2 of the new plan. 
Year 1 (2008) began in the fall of 2008 and will end in the fall of 
2009; Year 2 (2009) will begin in the fall of 2009 and will end in the 
fall of 2010; and so on.
    During the Analysis Year, we will request public comment on and 
analyze each of the rules in a given year's group to determine whether 
any rule has a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities and, thus, requires review in accordance with section 610 of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act. In each fall's Regulatory Agenda, we 
will publish the results of the analyses we completed during the 
previous year. For rules that have subparts, or other discrete sections 
of rules that do have a significant impact on a substantial number of 
small entities, we will announce that we will be conducting a formal 
section 610 review during the following 12 months.
    The section 610 review will determine whether a specific rule 
should be revised or revoked to lessen its impact on small entities. We 
will consider: (1) The continued need for the rule; (2) the nature of 
complaints or comments received from the public; (3) the complexity of 
the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates, or 
conflicts with other federal rules or with state or local government 
rules; and (5) the length of time since the rule has been evaluated or 
the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors 
have changed in the area affected by the rule. At the end of the Review 
Year, we will publish the results of our review. The following table 
shows the 10-year analysis and review schedule:

                       National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Section 610 Reviews
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                    Year                          Regulations to be reviewed       Analysis year    Review year
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1..........................................  49 CFR 571.223 through 571.500, and            2008            2009
                                              parts 575 and 579.
2..........................................  23 CFR parts 1200 and 1300.........            2009            2010
3..........................................  49 CFR parts 501 through 526 and               2010            2011
                                              571.213.
4..........................................  49 CFR 571.131, 571.217, 571.220,              2011            2012
                                              571.221, and 571.222.
5..........................................  49 CFR 571.101 through 571.110, and            2012            2013
                                              571.135, 571.138 and 571.139.
6..........................................  49 CFR parts 529 through 578,                  2013            2014
                                              except parts 571 and 575.
7..........................................  49 CFR 571.111 through 571.129 and             2014            2015
                                              parts 580 through 588.
8..........................................  49 CFR 571.201 through 571.212.....            2015            2016
9..........................................  49 CFR 571.214 through 571.219,                2016            2017
                                              except 571.217.
10.........................................  49 CFR parts 591 through 595 and               2017            2018
                                              new parts and subparts.
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C. Regulations Under Analysis

    During Year 5, we will continue to conduct a preliminary assessment 
of the following: 49 CFR 571.101 through 571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 
and 571.139.

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              Section                               Title
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571.101...........................  Controls and displays.
571.102...........................  Transmission shift position
                                     sequence, starter interlock, and
                                     transmission braking effect.
571.103...........................  Windshield defrosting and defogging
                                     systems.
571.104...........................  Windshield wiping and washing
                                     systems.

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571.105...........................  Hydraulic and electric brake
                                     systems.
571.106...........................  Brake hoses.
571.107...........................  [Reserved]
571.108...........................  Lamps, reflective devices, and
                                     associated equipment.
571.109...........................  New pneumatic and certain specialty
                                     tires.
571.110...........................  Tire selection and rims and motor
                                     home/recreation vehicle trailer
                                     load carrying capacity information
                                     for motor vehicles with a GVWR of
                                     4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or
                                     less.
571.135...........................  Light vehicle brake systems.
571.138...........................  Tire pressure monitoring systems.
571.139...........................  New pneumatic radial tires for light
                                     vehicles.
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    We are seeking comments on whether any requirements in 49 CFR 
571.101 through 571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 and 571.139 have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
``Small entities'' include small businesses, not-for-profit 
organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not 
dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with 
populations under 50,000. Business entities are generally defined as 
small businesses by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, for 
the purposes of receiving Small Business Administration (SBA) 
assistance. Size standards established by SBA in 13 CFR 121.201 are 
expressed either in number of employees or annual receipts in millions 
of dollars, unless otherwise specified. The number of employees or 
annual receipts indicates the maximum allowed for a concern and its 
affiliates to be considered small. If your business or organization is 
a small entity and if any of the requirements in 49 CFR 571.101 through 
571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 and 571.139 have a significant economic 
impact on your business or organization, please submit a comment to 
explain how and to what degree these rules affect you, the extent of 
the economic impact on your business or organization, and why you 
believe the economic impact is significant.
    If the agency determines that there is a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities, it will ask for 
comment in a subsequent notice during the Review Year on how these 
impacts could be reduced without reducing safety.

II. Plain Language

A. Background and Purpose

    Executive Order 12866 and the President's memorandum of June 1, 
1998, require each agency to write all rules in plain language. 
Application of the principles of plain language includes consideration 
of the following questions:
     Have we organized the material to suit the public's needs?
     Are the requirements in the rule clearly stated?
     Does the rule contain technical language or jargon that is 
not clear?
     Would a different format (grouping and order of sections, 
use of headings, paragraphing) make the rule easier to understand?
     Would more (but shorter) sections be better?
     Could we improve clarity by adding tables, lists, or 
diagrams?
     What else could we do to make the rule easier to 
understand?
    If you have any responses to these questions, please include them 
in your comments on this document.

B. Review Schedule

    In conjunction with our section 610 reviews, we will be performing 
plain language reviews over a ten-year period on a schedule consistent 
with the section 610 review schedule. We will review 49 CFR 571.101 
through 571.110, and 571.135, 571.138 and 571.139 to determine if these 
regulations can be reorganized and/or rewritten to make them easier to 
read, understand, and use. We encourage interested persons to submit 
draft regulatory language that clearly and simply communicates 
regulatory requirements, and other recommendations, such as for putting 
information in tables that may make the regulations easier to use.

Comments

How do I prepare and submit comments?

    Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your 
comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket 
number of this document in your comments.
    Your comments must not be more than 15 pages long. (49 CFR 553.21.) 
We established this limit to encourage you to write your primary 
comments in a concise fashion. However, you may attach necessary 
additional documents to your comments. There is no limit on the length 
of the attachments.
    Please submit two copies of your comments, including the 
attachments, to Docket Management at the address given above under 
ADDRESSES.
    Please note that pursuant to the Data Quality Act, in order for 
substantive data to be relied upon and used by the agency, it must meet 
the information quality standards set forth in the OMB and DOT Data 
Quality Act guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to consult the 
guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB's guidelines may be accessed 
at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg/reproducible.html. DOT's 
guidelines may be accessed at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit/DataQualityGuidelines.pdf.

How can I be sure that my comments were received?

    If you wish Docket Management to notify you upon its receipt of 
your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the 
envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, Docket 
Management will return the postcard by mail.

How do I submit confidential business information?

    If you wish to submit any information under a claim of 
confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete 
submission, including the information you claim to be confidential 
business information, to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. In 
addition, you should submit two copies, from which you have deleted the 
claimed confidential business information, to Docket Management at the 
address given above under ADDRESSES. When you send a comment containing 
information claimed to be confidential business information, you should 
include a cover letter setting forth the information specified in our 
confidential business information regulation. (49 CFR part 512.)

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Will the agency consider late comments?

    We will consider all comments that Docket Management receives 
before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated 
above under DATES. To the extent possible, we will also consider 
comments that Docket Management receives after that date.

How can I read the comments submitted by other people?

    You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the 
address given above under ADDRESSES. The hours of the Docket are 
indicated above in the same location.
    You may also see the comments on the Internet. To read the comments 
on the Internet, take the following steps:
    (1) Go to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://regulations.gov.
    (2) FDMS provides two basic methods of searching to retrieve 
dockets and docket materials that are available in the system: (a) 
``Quick Search'' to search using a full-text search engine, or (b) 
``Advanced Search,'' which displays various indexed fields such as the 
docket name, docket identification number, phase of the action, 
initiating office, date of issuance, document title, document 
identification number, type of document, Federal Register reference, 
CFR citation, etc. Each data field in the advanced search may be 
searched independently or in combination with other fields, as desired. 
Each search yields a simultaneous display of all available information 
found in FDMS that is relevant to the requested subject or topic.
    (3) You may download the comments. However, since the comments are 
imaged documents, instead of word processing documents, the ``pdf'' 
versions of the documents are word searchable.
    Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will 
continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes 
available. Further, some people may submit late comments. Accordingly, 
we recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new material.

Terry Shelton,
Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and 
Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2012-28103 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]
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