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Download as PDF 55534 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 16, 2014 / Notices by the same test participant during one or more drives. There is no limit to the number of testable tasks that may be evaluated by a test participant. The revised text of Subsection VI.E.12 appends the following sentences to the above section: However, it should be noted that including multiple tasks in a single session may lead to performance degradation due to test participant fatigue or confusion. Additionally, to ensure that the testing of each task reflects the demands of that task alone, all instructions, practice and testing for a single task should be completed before beginning a new task. 3. Clarification of Maximum Allowable Number of Eye Glances Longer Than 2.0 Seconds Subsequent to publication of the Phase 1 NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines, NHTSA became aware that the language used in Subsection VI.E.14.a, which describes the maximum number of eye glances longer than 2.0 seconds that may be observed for a conforming task during the driving simulator test procedure, was confusing to some readers. To improve the understandability of Subsection VI.E.14.a, that section has been revised as follows and an illustrative table has been added. Similar clarifying edits have also been made to Subsection VI.E.14.b, which describes the criteria for the mean duration of glances. The original text of Subsection VI.E.14.a and b. read: 14. Acceptance Criteria. A testable task should be locked out from performance by drivers while driving unless the following three criteria are all met: a. For at least 21 of the 24 test participants, no more than 15 percent (rounded up) of the total number of eye glances away from the forward road scene have durations of greater than 2.0 seconds while performing the testable task one time. b. For at least 21 of the 24 test participants, the mean duration of all eye glances away from the forward road scene is less than or equal to 2.0 seconds while performing the testable task one time. The text of Subsections VI.E.14.a and VI.E.14.b have been revised to read as follows: a. For at least 21 of the 24 test participants, no more than 15 percent (rounded up to the next whole number) of each participant’s total number of eye glances away from the forward road scene have durations of greater than 2.0 seconds while performing the testable task one time. TABLE 3—MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE NUMBER OF EYE GLANCES LONGER THAN 2.0 SECONDS Number of eye glances away from the forward road scene made by an individual test participant in performing a task 15% of the total number of eye glances away from the forward road scene Maximum number of allowable off-road eye glances longer than 2.0 seconds 0.15 0.30 0.45 0.60 0.75 0.90 1.05 1.20 1.35 1.50 1.65 1.80 1.95 >2.0 *0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 ............................................................................................................................................. 2 ............................................................................................................................................. 3 ............................................................................................................................................. 4 ............................................................................................................................................. 5 ............................................................................................................................................. 6 ............................................................................................................................................. 7 ............................................................................................................................................. 8 ............................................................................................................................................. 9 ............................................................................................................................................. 10 ........................................................................................................................................... 11 ........................................................................................................................................... 12 ........................................................................................................................................... 13 ........................................................................................................................................... 14 through 20 ........................................................................................................................ * Note: See Section VI.E.14.b. If a testable task takes a test participant exactly one glance to perform, that glance must be no longer than 2.0 seconds in order to have a mean duration that does not exceed 2.0 seconds for all eye glances. b. For at least 21 of the 24 test participants, the mean duration of each participant’s eye glances away from the forward road scene is less than or equal to 2.0 seconds while performing the testable task one time. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4. Typographical Error A typographical error was found in Section VI.G.4.b of the Phase 1 NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines. The phrase ‘‘How to drive the occlusion apparatus while not performing a testable task,’’ should read ‘‘Become familiar with the occlusion apparatus operation while not performing a testable task.’’ This change merely corrects the Guidelines language without substantively changing the content. 5. Inadvertent Omission The agency inadvertently neglected to include a recommendation regarding multiple testable task testing in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 Subsection VI.G., which relates to the occlusion test protocol. As discussed above, a recommendation regarding multiple task testing was included in the section related to driving simulator testing. In order to provide consistent recommendations for both test protocols, the agency has included a recommendation similar to the revised Subsection VI.E.12 in Subsection VI.G.18 that reads as follows: 18. Multiple Testable Task Testing. To improve testing efficiency, multiple (different) testable tasks may be performed by the same test participant during one or more sessions. There is no limit to the number of testable tasks that may be evaluated by a test participant. However, it should be noted that including multiple tasks in a single session may lead to performance degradation due to test participant fatigue or confusion. Additionally, to ensure that the testing of each task reflects the demands of that task alone, all instructions, practice and PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 testing for a single task should be completed before beginning a new task. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 10, 2014, under authority delegated by 49 CFR 1.95. Nathaniel Beuse, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research. [FR Doc. 2014–21991 Filed 9–15–14; 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: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM Surface Transportation Board. 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 16, 2014 / Notices 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, October 2, 2014, 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]. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by the Board, 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, industry segment reports by RETAC members, a presentation on the U.S. domestic energy outlook, a presentation on rail infrastructure and capacity demands going forward, 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 pt. 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: September 11, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. 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[Notices]
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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.

[[Page 55535]]


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 Sec.  10(a)(2).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 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].

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by 
the Board, 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, industry segment reports by 
RETAC members, a presentation on the U.S. domestic energy outlook, a 
presentation on rail infrastructure and capacity demands going forward, 
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 pt. 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: September 11, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-22028 Filed 9-15-14; 8:45 am]
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