Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting, 54370 [2013-21380]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 54370 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2013 / Notices noncompliance. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the Federal Docket Management System Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/ . Then follow the online search instructions to locate docket number ‘‘NHTSA–2012–0107.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on this decision, contact Mr. Abraham Diaz, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), telephone (202)366–5310, facsimile (202) 366–7002. Tires Involved: Affected are approximately 1,692 Goodyear Wrangler AT/S, size LT 275/65R18 brand tires manufactured between April 8, 2012, and May 12, 2012 at its plant in Gadsden, Alabama. Summary of Goodyear’s Analyses: Goodyear’s original analysis contended that there was a noncompliance with 49 CFR 571.139 paragraph S5.5(c)&(d) because the subject tires were labeled ‘‘LR–E/Max Load 3415 lbs Max Pressure 80 psi’’ instead of Goodyear’s intended label ‘‘LR–C/Max Load 2535 lbs Max Pressure 50 psi.’’ Goodyear also asserted that the perceived noncompliance was inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety for the following reasons: 1. The subject tires meet or exceed all applicable FMVSS performance standards for a tire labeled as either load range ‘‘E’’ or ‘‘C’’. 2. All other markings related to tire service (load capacity, corresponding inflation pressure, etc…) are also correct for the mislabeled tires. 3. The subject tires are identical to the intended LR–C tire with the exception of the sidewall labeling, and therefore, do not present a safety concern. Goodyear has additionally informed NHTSA that it has corrected future production and that all other tire labeling information is correct. In the comment that Goodyear posted to the petition docket, it contends that after further research that it now believes that a noncompliance does not exist. In summation, Goodyear now states that its original determination that there is a noncompliance in the subject tires as described in the subject petition was in error and that its petition, to exempt it from providing recall notification of noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118 and remedying the recall noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120 was unnecessary. NHTSA Decision: Inconsequential noncompliance petitions filed under 49 CFR Part 556 are valid only in situations where there is a noncompliance with a VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:57 Aug 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS.) In its comment to the petition docket Goodyear explained that it now believes that the described condition is not a noncompliance. Based on Goodyear’s description of the subject tire labeling issue NHTSA has determined that, while Goodyear may not have labeled the tires as it originally intended, the tire sidewall labeling issue described in the subject petition is not a noncompliance with FMVSS No. 139 because the tire as labeled conforms to all applicable labeling and performance requirements of FMVSS No. 139. Therefore, this petition is moot and no further action on the petition is warranted. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at CFR 1.95 and 501.8) Issued on: August 27, 2013. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–21307 Filed 8–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 1)] Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting. ACTION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a)(2). DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., E.D.T. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board’s headquarters at 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael H. Higgins (202) 245–0284; Michael.Higgins@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by the Board, in Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, Docket No. EP 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 guidance to the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, and other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. Potential agenda items for this meeting include introduction of new members; a performance measures review; discussion of domestic oil production and transportation; industry segment reports by RETAC members; a presentation on the U.S. Energy Information Agency’s annual energy outlook; and a roundtable discussion. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2; Federal Advisory Committee Management regulations, 41 CFR part 102–3; RETAC’s charter, and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board’s Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Written Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments to RETAC at any time. Comments should be addressed to RETAC, c/o Michael Higgins, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001 or Michael.Higgins@ stb.dot.gov. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121. Decided: August 28, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–21380 Filed 8–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Secretary List of Countries Requiring Cooperation With an International Boycott In accordance with section 999(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Department of the Treasury is publishing a current list of countries which require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 1)]


Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy 
Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a)(2).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 
9:00 a.m., E.D.T.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first 
floor of the Board's headquarters at 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael H. Higgins (202) 245-0284; 
Michael.Higgins@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is 
available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: 
(800) 877-8339].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by 
the Board, in Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory 
Committee, Docket No. EP 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and 
guidance to the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of 
emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy 
resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, 
and other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to continue 
discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity 
constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective 
coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. 
Potential agenda items for this meeting include introduction of new 
members; a performance measures review; discussion of domestic oil 
production and transportation; industry segment reports by RETAC 
members; a presentation on the U.S. Energy Information Agency's annual 
energy outlook; and a roundtable discussion.
    The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2; 
Federal Advisory Committee Management regulations, 41 CFR part 102-3; 
RETAC's charter, and Board procedures. Further communications about 
this meeting may be announced through the Board's Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.
    Written Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments 
to RETAC at any time. Comments should be addressed to RETAC, c/o 
Michael Higgins, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20423-0001 or Michael.Higgins@stb.dot.gov.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121.

    Decided: August 28, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-21380 Filed 8-30-13; 8:45 am]
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