California High-Speed Rail Authority-Construction Exemption-in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties, Cal, 48295 [2014-19431]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 158 / Friday, August 15, 2014 / Notices motor vehicle safety for the following reasons: This condition is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety for the following reasons: 1. Manual operation of the turn signal is unaffected. The driver can manually cancel the turn signal in the rare event the self-cancelling feature does not work. 2. If the turn signal does not selfcancel, the driver is alerted to the fact that the turn signal remains on through multiple means: a. The turn signal telltale continues to flash; b. The audible turn signal indicator persists as long as the turn signal is active; c. The redundant turn signals (mounted on the outer edge of both outboard mirrors) that are visible to the driver continue to flash as long as the turn signal is active; d. After traveling 3⁄4 of a mile with the turn signal active, a Driver Information Center message, ‘‘TURN SIGNAL ON,’’ is displayed indicating a turn signal has been left on; and e. The DIC message is accompanied by a single chime to alert the driver to the DIC message indicating the turn signal is still active. 3. GM records as of the week of 13 May 2013 indicate the condition declares itself early and is nearly always repaired within the first few months of service. a. GM does not have a specific labor code for the subject condition. Through a search of all possibly related labor codes, GM found nineteen repairs that might possibly be associated with subject condition. Even conservatively including all nineteen repairs as related to the subject condition, the resulting warranty rate is projected very low at 1.8 IPTV in 36 Month in Service. b. Of the nineteen repairs, five were repaired prior to customer delivery and nine were repaired in the first 2 months in service. 4. NHTSA has previously granted petitions for inconsequential that are similar to the subject noncompliance. GM has additionally informed NHTSA that it has corrected the noncompliance so that all future production vehicles will comply with FMVSS No. 108. In summation, GM believes that the described noncompliance of the subject vehicles is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition, to exempt from providing recall notification of noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118 and remedying the recall noncompliance as VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Aug 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 48295 required by 49 U.S.C. 30120 should be granted. ACTION: NHTSA’s Decision The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for the California HighSpeed Rail Authority (Authority) to construct an approximately 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, California (the Line). The Line would be the second section of the statewide California HighSpeed Train System. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions and the condition that the Authority build the route designated as environmentally preferable. DATES: The exemption will be effective on August 27, 2014; petitions to reopen must be filed by September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35724 (Sub-No. 1), must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each filing in this proceeding must be served on the Authority’s representative: Linda J. Morgan, Nossaman LLP, 1666 K Street NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman, (202) 245–0386. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: 1–800–877–8339]. Copies of written filings will be available for viewing and self-copying at the Board’s Public Docket Room, Room 131, and will be posted to the Board’s Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Notice of construction exemption. SUMMARY: NHTSA’s Analysis: We have concluded that the vehicle, in addition to the required telltales, will alert the driver through multiple and persistent means when the turn signal is still active, and that the driver will be able to cancel the turn signal by using a manually operated control. NHTSA’s Decision: In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that GM has met its burden of persuasion that the FMVSS No. 108 noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, GM’s petition is hereby granted and GM is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, this decision only applies to the subject noncompliant vehicles that GM no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, the granting of this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after GM notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8). Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–19303 Filed 8–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P Decided: August 11, 2014. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Miller, and Commissioner Begeman. Vice Chairman Miller concurred with a separate expression and Commissioner Begeman dissented with a separate expression. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–19431 Filed 8–14–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35724 (Sub-No. 1)] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY California High-Speed Rail Authority— Construction Exemption—in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties, Cal Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. PO 00000 Frm 00184 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 August 12, 2014. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 158 (Friday, August 15, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-19431]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35724 (Sub-No. 1)]


California High-Speed Rail Authority--Construction Exemption--in 
Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties, Cal

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of construction exemption.

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SUMMARY: The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from 
the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for the California 
High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) to construct an approximately 
114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, 
California (the Line). The Line would be the second section of the 
statewide California High-Speed Train System. This exemption is subject 
to environmental mitigation conditions and the condition that the 
Authority build the route designated as environmentally preferable.

DATES: The exemption will be effective on August 27, 2014; petitions to 
reopen must be filed by September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to 
Docket No. FD 35724 (Sub-No. 1), must be filed with the Surface 
Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In 
addition, one copy of each filing in this proceeding must be served on 
the Authority's representative: Linda J. Morgan, Nossaman LLP, 1666 K 
Street NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman, (202) 245-0386. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: 1-800-877-8339].
    Copies of written filings will be available for viewing and self-
copying at the Board's Public Docket Room, Room 131, and will be posted 
to the Board's Web site.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web 
site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: August 11, 2014.

    By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Miller, and 
Commissioner Begeman. Vice Chairman Miller concurred with a separate 
expression and Commissioner Begeman dissented with a separate 
expression.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-19431 Filed 8-14-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P