Fourteen-Day Extension of Time To File Comments and Reply Comments, 4005-4007 [2016-01316]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Proposed Rules asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS § 300.323 Spills of national significance. (a) A discharge may be classified as a SONS by the Administrator of EPA for discharges occurring in the inland zone and by the Commandant of the USCG for discharges occurring in the coastal zone. * * * * * Note to § 300.323: The EPA Administrator and USCG Commandant maintain the authority to designate an incident as a SONS under the NCP. This authority is separate from other federal authorities that may be exercised by other federal officials and other federal departments and agencies under the NRF. ■ 19. Amend § 300.405 by revising paragraphs (d) and (f)(3) to read as follows: § 300.405 Discovery or notification. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 12:22 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 (d) The NRC will generally need information that will help to characterize the release. This will include, but not be limited to: Location of the release; type(s) of material(s) released; an estimate of the quantity of material released; possible source and cause of the release; and date and time of the release. Reporting under paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section shall not be delayed due to incomplete notification information. * * * * * (f) * * * (3) If radioactive substances are present in a release, the RERT should be notified for evaluation and assistance through the EPA Headquarters Emergency Operations Center, EPA representative on the RRT, or on-duty EPA RERT Team Commander in the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, consistent with § 300.145(f). * * * * * ■ 20. Amend § 300.415 by revising paragraph (f) to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 § 300.415 Removal action. * * * * * (f) Where necessary to protect public health or welfare, the lead agency may request that EPA conduct a temporary relocation or that state/local officials conduct an evacuation. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–00663 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 20 [WT Docket No. 15–285; DA 16–26] Fourteen-Day Extension of Time To File Comments and Reply Comments Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JAP1.SGM 25JAP1 EP25JA16.063</GPH> 18. Amend § 300.323 by revising paragraph (a) and adding a note to the end of § 300.323 to read as follows: ■ 4005 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 4006 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Proposed Rules (Commission) finds that a limited extension in this proceeding would be beneficial to the development of a complete record on the issues, and it grants a fourteen-day extension of time for comments filed in response to the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in, regarding Hearing Aid Compatibility Benchmarks. DATES: Interested parties may file comments on the NPRM on or before January 28, 2016, and reply comments on or before February 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by WT Docket No. 15–285; FCC 15–155, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Federal Communications Commission’s Web site: http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although the Commission continues to experience delays in receiving U.S. Postal Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. • People with Disabilities: Contact the Commission to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: fcc504@fcc.gov or phone: 202–418–0530 or TTY: 202–418– 0432. For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. In addition to filing comments with the Secretary, a copy of any comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act information collection modifications proposed in the NPRM should be submitted to the Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via email to Nicholas_A._ Fraser@omb.eop.gov or via fax at 202– 395–5167. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Michael Rowan, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418–1883, email Michael.Rowan@fcc.gov, or Eli Johnson, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (202) 418–1395, email Eli.Johnson@ fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document in WT Docket No. 15–285, VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:22 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 DA 16–26, released on January 11, 2016. The full text of the document is available for public inspection and copying during business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. It also may be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554. Additionally, the complete item is available on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.fcc.gov. Synopsis 1. On November 20, 2015, the Commission released the NPRM in WT Docket No. 15–285, FCC 15–155, regarding Hearing Aid Compatibility Benchmarks. The NPRM provided that comments are due on January 14, 2016, and that reply comments are due on January 29, 2016. On January 8, 2016, the Law Firm of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP and the Rural Wireless Association, Inc. filed a Joint Request for Extension of Time to File Comments seeking to extend the comment deadline based on the proximity of the January 15, 2016 deadline for submitting annual hearing aid compatibility reports for the 2015 reporting period. 2. The Commissions notes that extensions of time are not routinely granted, and states that such extensions may be warranted when, among other things, the additional time will serve the public interest. The Commission finds that providing a limited extension in this proceeding would be beneficial to the development of a complete record on the issues and that an extension of time therefore serves the public interest. The Commission extends the deadline for filing comments to January 28, 2016 and the deadline for filing reply comments to February 12, 2016. 3. The Commission takes this action pursuant to authority found in section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), and sections 0.131, 0.331, and 1.46 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 0.131, 0.331, and 1.46. Procedural Matters Ex Parte Rules—Permit-But-Disclose 4. The proceeding that the NPRM in WT Docket No. 15–285, FCC 15–155, initiates shall be treated as a ‘‘permitbut-disclose’’ proceeding in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Comment Filing Procedures 5. Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply comments on the NPRM on or before the dates indicated on the first page of this document. All filings related to the NPRM should refer to WT Docket No. 15–285. Comments may be filed using: (1) The Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the Federal Government’s eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (May 1, 1998). • Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. • Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in E:\FR\FM\25JAP1.SGM 25JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Proposed Rules the caption of this proceeding, filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number. 6. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. • All hand-delivered or messengerdelivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St. SW., Room TW–A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before entering the building. • Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. • U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington DC 20554. 7. People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202– 418–0432 (tty). Federal Communications Commission. Peter Trachtenberg, Deputy Chief, Competition and Infrastructure Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. [FR Doc. 2016–01316 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 577 [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0001] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS RIN 2127–AL66 Update Means of Providing Notification; Improving Efficacy of Recalls National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:22 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP– 21) authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to amend, by regulation, the means of notification required under the Safety Act, to be in a manner other than, or in addition to, first-class mail. Furthermore, Section 24104 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) expounds on the need to update the means of notification by requiring the Agency to include notification by electronic means in addition to first class mail notification, within 270 days of its enactment. MAP– 21 also authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to improve the efficacy of recalls by requiring manufacturers to send additional notifications of defects or noncompliance if a second notification by the manufacturer does not result in an adequate number of motor vehicles or replacement equipment being returned for remedy. NHTSA seeks public comment on the means, in addition to first class mail, of providing notification to owners, purchasers, and dealers, by a manufacturer of a motor vehicle or replacement equipment, that the vehicle or equipment contains a defect related to motor vehicle safety or does not comply with an applicable motor vehicle safety standard. As a result of this ANPRM, the Agency anticipates receiving information that will aid the Agency in developing a rule implementing the notification requirements under MAP–21 and the FAST Act. The Agency anticipates that comments and information received will aid in updating the Agency’s regulations. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before March 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Facsimile: (202) 493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, please mention the docket number of this document. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 4007 You may also call the Docket at (202) 366–9322. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. 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 under the Public Participation heading in the Supplementary Information section below for more information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For substantive issues: Jennifer Timian, Office of Defects Investigation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at (202) 366–4000. For legal issues: Justine Casselle, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at (202) 366– 2992. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary II. Notification Requirements Before and After MAP–21 A. Means of Notification B. Additional Notifications III. Public Participation A. Means and Methods of Notification B. General Owner Knowledge and Behavior/Availability of Information to Owners C. Privacy Act IV. Rulemaking Analyses and Notices V. Submission of Comments I. Executive Summary The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) authorizes the Agency to amend, through rulemaking, the means of providing notification to owners, purchasers, and dealers, by a manufacturer of a motor vehicle or replacement equipment, that the vehicle or equipment contains a defect related to motor vehicle safety or does not comply with an applicable federal motor vehicle safety standard. MAP–21 also authorizes NHTSA to improve recall effectiveness by requiring manufacturers to send additional notifications of defects or noncompliance if a second notification by the manufacturer does not result in an adequate number of motor vehicles or replacement equipment being returned for remedy. Finally, MAP–21 authorizes NHTSA to permit ‘‘public notice’’ in addition to individualized notification. More recently, Section 24104 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) requires the Agency to amend the means of notification to owners by including electronic notification in addition to first class mail notification. E:\FR\FM\25JAP1.SGM 25JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 15 (Monday, January 25, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 4005-4007]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01316]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 20

[WT Docket No. 15-285; DA 16-26]


 Fourteen-Day Extension of Time To File Comments and Reply 
Comments

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission

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(Commission) finds that a limited extension in this proceeding would be 
beneficial to the development of a complete record on the issues, and 
it grants a fourteen-day extension of time for comments filed in 
response to the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in, 
regarding Hearing Aid Compatibility Benchmarks.

DATES: Interested parties may file comments on the NPRM on or before 
January 28, 2016, and reply comments on or before February 12, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by WT Docket No. 15-285; 
FCC 15-155, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Federal Communications Commission's Web site: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, 
by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. 
Postal Service mail (although the Commission continues to experience 
delays in receiving U.S. Postal Service mail). All filings must be 
addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, 
Federal Communications Commission.
     People with Disabilities: Contact the Commission to 
request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign 
language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: fcc504@fcc.gov or phone: 
202-418-0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.
    For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional 
information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.
    In addition to filing comments with the Secretary, a copy of any 
comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act information collection 
modifications proposed in the NPRM should be submitted to the 
Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office 
of Management and Budget, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov 
or via fax at 202-395-5167.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact 
Michael Rowan, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418-1883, 
email Michael.Rowan@fcc.gov, or Eli Johnson, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau (202) 418-1395, email Eli.Johnson@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's 
document in WT Docket No. 15-285, DA 16-26, released on January 11, 
2016. The full text of the document is available for public inspection 
and copying during business hours in the FCC Reference Information 
Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 
20554. It also may be purchased from the Commission's duplicating 
contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, 
Washington, DC 20554. Additionally, the complete item is available on 
the Commission's Web site at http://www.fcc.gov.

Synopsis

    1. On November 20, 2015, the Commission released the NPRM in WT 
Docket No. 15-285, FCC 15-155, regarding Hearing Aid Compatibility 
Benchmarks. The NPRM provided that comments are due on January 14, 
2016, and that reply comments are due on January 29, 2016. On January 
8, 2016, the Law Firm of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & 
Prendergast, LLP and the Rural Wireless Association, Inc. filed a Joint 
Request for Extension of Time to File Comments seeking to extend the 
comment deadline based on the proximity of the January 15, 2016 
deadline for submitting annual hearing aid compatibility reports for 
the 2015 reporting period.
    2. The Commissions notes that extensions of time are not routinely 
granted, and states that such extensions may be warranted when, among 
other things, the additional time will serve the public interest. The 
Commission finds that providing a limited extension in this proceeding 
would be beneficial to the development of a complete record on the 
issues and that an extension of time therefore serves the public 
interest. The Commission extends the deadline for filing comments to 
January 28, 2016 and the deadline for filing reply comments to February 
12, 2016.
    3. The Commission takes this action pursuant to authority found in 
section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 
154(i), and sections 0.131, 0.331, and 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 
47 CFR 0.131, 0.331, and 1.46.

Procedural Matters

Ex Parte Rules--Permit-But-Disclose

    4. The proceeding that the NPRM in WT Docket No. 15-285, FCC 15-
155, initiates shall be treated as a ``permit-but-disclose'' proceeding 
in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules. Persons making ex 
parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a 
memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days 
after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the 
Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex parte presentations 
are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list 
all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at 
which the ex parte presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data 
presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the 
presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data 
or arguments already reflected in the presenter's written comments, 
memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide 
citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, 
memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or 
paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of 
summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to 
Commission staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex 
parte presentations and must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b). 
In proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has 
made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte 
presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations, 
and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic 
comment filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed 
in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). 
Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the 
Commission's ex parte rules.

Comment Filing Procedures

    5. Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 
47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply 
comments on the NPRM on or before the dates indicated on the first page 
of this document. All filings related to the NPRM should refer to WT 
Docket No. 15-285. Comments may be filed using: (1) The Commission's 
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the Federal Government's 
eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. See Electronic 
Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (May 1, 
1998).
     Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically 
using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.
     Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must 
file an original and one copy of each filing. If more than one docket 
or rulemaking number appears in

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the caption of this proceeding, filers must submit two additional 
copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
    6. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial 
overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service 
mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, 
Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
     All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings 
for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 
445 12th St. SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours 
are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together 
with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be 
disposed of before entering the building.
     Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service 
Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton 
Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
     U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority 
mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington DC 20554.
    7. People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible 
formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic 
files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (tty).

Federal Communications Commission.
Peter Trachtenberg,
Deputy Chief, Competition and Infrastructure Policy Division, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2016-01316 Filed 1-22-16; 8:45 am]
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