Public Hearing To Determine Whether Fiat Chrysler Has Reasonably Met Its Obligations To Remedy Recalled Vehicles and To Notify NHTSA, Owners, and Purchasers of Recalls, 29790-29791 [2015-12386]

Download as PDF 29790 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 99 / Friday, May 22, 2015 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on May 19th 2015. Mohannad Dawoud, Management Analyst, NextGen, Program Oversight and Administration, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–12517 Filed 5–19–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Cargo Cranes with minimum capacity of 92.5 US tons for Cleveland-Cuyahoga Ports Authority in the State of Ohio. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is May 26, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) 366–1562, or via email at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Jomar Maldonado, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1373, or via email at Jomar.Maldonado@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http:// www.archives.gov and the Government Publishing Office’s database at: http:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The FHWA’s Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not sufficiently available. This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for use of non- VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 domestic Cargo Cranes with minimum capacity of 92.5 US tons for ClevelandCuyahoga Ports Authority in the State of Ohio. In accordance with Division K, section 122 of the ‘‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015’’ (Pub. L. 113–235), the FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for non-domestic Cargo Cranes (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ construction/contracts/ waivers.cfm?id=105) on March 11. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. During the 15-day comment period, FHWA conducted additional review to locate potential domestic manufacturers of Cargo Cranes that meet the project specifications. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of the Cargo Cranes that meet the specifications for Cleveland-Cuyahoga Ports Authority. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–244, 122 Stat. 1572), FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a waiver of Buy America requirements is appropriate. The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted to the FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the Ohio waiver page noted above. (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410) Issued on: May 8, 2015. Gregory G. Nadeau, Acting Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–12456 Filed 5–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2015–0047] Public Hearing To Determine Whether Fiat Chrysler Has Reasonably Met Its Obligations To Remedy Recalled Vehicles and To Notify NHTSA, Owners, and Purchasers of Recalls National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. AGENCY: NHTSA will hold a public hearing on whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (Fiat Chrysler) has reasonably met its obligations to remedy SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00189 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recalled vehicles and to notify NHTSA, owners, and purchasers of recalls. DATES: The public hearing will be held beginning at 10 a.m. ET on July 2, 2015, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. If you wish to attend or speak at the hearing, you must register in advance no later than June 30, 2015 (and June 26, 2015, for non-U.S. citizens), by following the instructions in the Procedural Matters section of this notice. NHTSA will consider late registrants to the extent time and space allows, but cannot ensure that late registrants will be able to attend or speak at the hearing. To ensure that NHTSA has an opportunity to consider comments, NHTSA must receive written comments by June 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document 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, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. You may call the Docket office at 202– 366–9324. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For registration to attend or speak at the public hearing: Carla Bridges, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: 202–366–2992) (Fax: 202–366–3820). For hearing procedures: Justine Casselle, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: 202–366–2992) (Fax: 202–366–3820). Information regarding recalls is available on NHTSA’s Web site: http:// www.safercar.gov. To find recalls by NHTSA Recall Number: (1) In the dropdown menu in the lower right-hand corner for ‘‘Shortcut search for a recall,’’ E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 99 / Friday, May 22, 2015 / Notices select ‘‘by Campaign ID Number’’; (2) click ‘‘Go’’; (3) select the box for ‘‘Recalls’’; (3) enter the recall number; and (4) click ‘‘GO.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA has substantial concerns about the significant safety hazards posed to consumers in connection with Fiat Chrysler’s administration and execution of its recalls. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(e) and 30120(e), and 49 CFR 557.6(d) and 557.7, NHTSA has decided to hold a public hearing on whether Fiat Chrysler has reasonably met its obligations under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, as amended (Safety Act), to remedy recalled vehicles and to provide notifications regarding its recalls. The public hearing may address recalls including NHTSA Recall Nos. 13V–038, 13V–252, 13V–527, 13V–528, 13V–529, 14V–373, 14V–391, 14V–438, 14V–567, 14V–634, 14V–749, 14V–795, 14V–796, 14V–817, 15V–041, 15V–046, 15V–090, 15V–114, 15V–115, and 15V– 178. The recall campaigns are to address the following: 1. Loosening of the rear axle pinion nut causing loss of vehicle control (13V–038); 2. Rear fuel tank structure’s risk of failure (13V–252); 3. Failure of the left tie rod assembly resulting in loss of steering control (13V–527); 4. Failure of the left tie rod assembly resulting in loss of steering control (13V–528); 5. Failure of the left tie rod assembly resulting in loss of steering control (13V–529); 6. Inadvertent ignition switch movement turning off the engine (14V– 373); 7. Vanity lamp wiring shortages resulting in fire (14V–391); 8. Inadvertent ignition switch movement turning off the engine (14V– 438); 9. Inadvertent ignition switch movement turning off the engine (14V– 567); 10. Sudden failure of the alternator (14V–634); 11. Inoperative instrument cluster causing vehicle failure (14V–749); 12. Broken springs in the clutch ignition interlock switch (14V–795); 13. Loosening of the rear axle pinion nut causing loss of vehicle control (14V–796); 14. Potential air bag inflator rupture with metal fragments causing serious injury (14V–817); 15. Unintended air bag deployment during vehicle operation (15V–041); 16. Unintended air bag deployment during vehicle operation (15V–046); VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 17. Contaminated, dislodged or broken parking pawl or park rod (15V– 090); 18. Fuel leak near an ignition source (15V–114); 19. Fuel pump relay causing a vehicle to stall without warning (15V–115); and, 20. Driver and passenger side door latch failure (15V–178). Based on information presented at the public hearing and other available information, NHTSA may issue an order that could include a finding that Fiat Chrysler failed to carry out its recall requirements under the Safety Act and requiring Fiat Chrysler to take specific actions to comply with the law. Any interested person may make written and/or oral presentations of information, views, and arguments on whether Fiat Chrysler has reasonably met the remedy and/or notification requirements. There will be no crossexamination of witnesses. 49 CFR 557.7. NHTSA will consider the views of participants in deciding whether Fiat Chrysler has reasonably met the notification and/or remedy requirements under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120, and in developing the terms of an order (if any) requiring Fiat Chrysler to take specified action as the remedy for the recalls and/or take other action. 49 U.S.C. 30118(e), 30120(e); 49 CFR 557.8. Procedural Matters: Interested persons may participate in these proceedings through written and/or oral presentations. Persons wishing to attend must notify Carla Bridges, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: 202–366–2992) (Fax: 202–366–3820), before the close of business on June 30, 2015 (and June 26, 2015, for non-U.S. citizens). Each person wishing to attend must provide his or her name and country of citizenship. Non-U.S. citizens must also provide date of birth, title or position, and passport or diplomatic ID number, along with expiration date. Each person wishing to make an oral presentation must also specify the amount of time that the presentation is expected to last, his or her organizational affiliation, phone number, and email address. NHTSA will prepare a schedule of presentations. Depending upon the number of persons who wish to make oral presentations and the anticipated length of those presentations, NHTSA may limit the length of oral presentations. For security purposes, photo identification is required to enter the U.S. Department of Transportation building. To allow sufficient time to PO 00000 Frm 00190 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29791 clear security and enter the building, NHTSA recommends that hearing participants arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the public hearing. The hearing will be held at a site accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who require accommodations, such as sign language interpreters, should contact Ms. Justine Casselle using the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above no later than June 24, 2015. A transcript of the proceedings will be placed in the docket for this notice at a later date. Persons who wish to file written comments should submit them so that they are received by NHTSA no later than June 23, 2015. Instructions on how to submit written comments to the docket is located under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118(e), 30120(e); 49 CFR 557.6(d), 557.7; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95(a) and 501.2(a)(1). Dated: May 18, 2015. Mark R. Rosekind, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–12386 Filed 5–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Notice of Intent To Open a Coordinated Remedy Program Proceeding for the Replacement of Certain Takata Air Bag Inflators National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to open a coordinated remedy program proceeding for the replacement of certain Takata air bag inflators pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30120(c)(3) and other authority. AGENCY: In order to organize and prioritize vehicle manufacturer’s recall and remedy programs to address defective Takata frontal air bag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (‘‘NHTSA’’) is providing notice of NHTSA’s intent to open proceedings pursuant to its authority under 49 U.S.C. 30120(c)(3) and other authority. NHTSA is considering implementing these remedy programs for all manufacturers and suppliers involved in the recalls of defective Takata air bag inflators. This notice explains NHTSA’s authority to open such a proceeding and describes some of the issues that the agency would consider, and information the agency SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2015-0047]


Public Hearing To Determine Whether Fiat Chrysler Has Reasonably 
Met Its Obligations To Remedy Recalled Vehicles and To Notify NHTSA, 
Owners, and Purchasers of Recalls

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: NHTSA will hold a public hearing on whether Fiat Chrysler 
Automobiles US LLC (Fiat Chrysler) has reasonably met its obligations 
to remedy recalled vehicles and to notify NHTSA, owners, and purchasers 
of recalls.

DATES: The public hearing will be held beginning at 10 a.m. ET on July 
2, 2015, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. If you wish to attend or speak at the 
hearing, you must register in advance no later than June 30, 2015 (and 
June 26, 2015, for non-U.S. citizens), by following the instructions in 
the Procedural Matters section of this notice. NHTSA will consider late 
registrants to the extent time and space allows, but cannot ensure that 
late registrants will be able to attend or speak at the hearing. To 
ensure that NHTSA has an opportunity to consider comments, NHTSA must 
receive written comments by June 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in 
the heading of this document 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, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the 
docket number of this document.
    You may call the Docket office at 202-366-9324.
    Note that all comments received will be posted without change to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For registration to attend or speak at 
the public hearing: Carla Bridges, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 
(Telephone: 202-366-2992) (Fax: 202-366-3820). For hearing procedures: 
Justine Casselle, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 
(Telephone: 202-366-2992) (Fax: 202-366-3820). Information regarding 
recalls is available on NHTSA's Web site: http://www.safercar.gov. To 
find recalls by NHTSA Recall Number: (1) In the drop-down menu in the 
lower right-hand corner for ``Shortcut search for a recall,''

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select ``by Campaign ID Number''; (2) click ``Go''; (3) select the box 
for ``Recalls''; (3) enter the recall number; and (4) click ``GO.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA has substantial concerns about the 
significant safety hazards posed to consumers in connection with Fiat 
Chrysler's administration and execution of its recalls. Pursuant to 49 
U.S.C. 30118(e) and 30120(e), and 49 CFR 557.6(d) and 557.7, NHTSA has 
decided to hold a public hearing on whether Fiat Chrysler has 
reasonably met its obligations under the National Traffic and Motor 
Vehicle Safety Act, as amended (Safety Act), to remedy recalled 
vehicles and to provide notifications regarding its recalls.
    The public hearing may address recalls including NHTSA Recall Nos. 
13V-038, 13V-252, 13V-527, 13V-528, 13V-529, 14V-373, 14V-391, 14V-438, 
14V-567, 14V-634, 14V-749, 14V-795, 14V-796, 14V-817, 15V-041, 15V-046, 
15V-090, 15V-114, 15V-115, and 15V-178. The recall campaigns are to 
address the following:
    1. Loosening of the rear axle pinion nut causing loss of vehicle 
control (13V-038);
    2. Rear fuel tank structure's risk of failure (13V-252);
    3. Failure of the left tie rod assembly resulting in loss of 
steering control (13V-527);
    4. Failure of the left tie rod assembly resulting in loss of 
steering control (13V-528);
    5. Failure of the left tie rod assembly resulting in loss of 
steering control (13V-529);
    6. Inadvertent ignition switch movement turning off the engine 
(14V-373);
    7. Vanity lamp wiring shortages resulting in fire (14V-391);
    8. Inadvertent ignition switch movement turning off the engine 
(14V-438);
    9. Inadvertent ignition switch movement turning off the engine 
(14V-567);
    10. Sudden failure of the alternator (14V-634);
    11. Inoperative instrument cluster causing vehicle failure (14V-
749);
    12. Broken springs in the clutch ignition interlock switch (14V-
795);
    13. Loosening of the rear axle pinion nut causing loss of vehicle 
control (14V-796);
    14. Potential air bag inflator rupture with metal fragments causing 
serious injury (14V-817);
    15. Unintended air bag deployment during vehicle operation (15V-
041);
    16. Unintended air bag deployment during vehicle operation (15V-
046);
    17. Contaminated, dislodged or broken parking pawl or park rod 
(15V-090);
    18. Fuel leak near an ignition source (15V-114);
    19. Fuel pump relay causing a vehicle to stall without warning 
(15V-115); and,
    20. Driver and passenger side door latch failure (15V-178).

Based on information presented at the public hearing and other 
available information, NHTSA may issue an order that could include a 
finding that Fiat Chrysler failed to carry out its recall requirements 
under the Safety Act and requiring Fiat Chrysler to take specific 
actions to comply with the law.
    Any interested person may make written and/or oral presentations of 
information, views, and arguments on whether Fiat Chrysler has 
reasonably met the remedy and/or notification requirements. There will 
be no cross-examination of witnesses. 49 CFR 557.7.
    NHTSA will consider the views of participants in deciding whether 
Fiat Chrysler has reasonably met the notification and/or remedy 
requirements under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120, and in developing the 
terms of an order (if any) requiring Fiat Chrysler to take specified 
action as the remedy for the recalls and/or take other action. 49 
U.S.C. 30118(e), 30120(e); 49 CFR 557.8.
    Procedural Matters: Interested persons may participate in these 
proceedings through written and/or oral presentations. Persons wishing 
to attend must notify Carla Bridges, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 
(Telephone: 202-366-2992) (Fax: 202-366-3820), before the close of 
business on June 30, 2015 (and June 26, 2015, for non-U.S. citizens). 
Each person wishing to attend must provide his or her name and country 
of citizenship. Non-U.S. citizens must also provide date of birth, 
title or position, and passport or diplomatic ID number, along with 
expiration date. Each person wishing to make an oral presentation must 
also specify the amount of time that the presentation is expected to 
last, his or her organizational affiliation, phone number, and email 
address. NHTSA will prepare a schedule of presentations. Depending upon 
the number of persons who wish to make oral presentations and the 
anticipated length of those presentations, NHTSA may limit the length 
of oral presentations.
    For security purposes, photo identification is required to enter 
the U.S. Department of Transportation building. To allow sufficient 
time to clear security and enter the building, NHTSA recommends that 
hearing participants arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the 
public hearing.
    The hearing will be held at a site accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. Individuals who require accommodations, such as sign 
language interpreters, should contact Ms. Justine Casselle using the 
contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
above no later than June 24, 2015. A transcript of the proceedings will 
be placed in the docket for this notice at a later date.
    Persons who wish to file written comments should submit them so 
that they are received by NHTSA no later than June 23, 2015. 
Instructions on how to submit written comments to the docket is located 
under the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 30118(e), 30120(e); 49 CFR 557.6(d), 
557.7; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95(a) and 501.2(a)(1).

    Dated: May 18, 2015.
Mark R. Rosekind,
Administrator.
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