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Download as PDF Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 62972 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices Furthermore, BMW mentioned that their owner’s manual contains tire information and that vehicle owners can contact BMW Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist, and BMW Customer Relations for additional assistance. For the vehicles where the FMVSS No. 110 required vehicle placard lists information for an 18 inch tire, including tire size and recommended inflation pressure, when a 19 inch tire was originally installed on the vehicle, a different analysis needs to be considered. FMVSS No. 110 requires that the original tires installed on a vehicle and the tires listed on the vehicle placard be the same size, and that the tires at the manufacturer recommended inflation pressure be appropriate for the designed vehicle maximum load conditions. If a customer were to look at the vehicle placard to determine recommended inflation pressure values they would see values intended for the 18 inch tire and not the 19 inch tire. If that customer did not notice that their vehicle had 19 inch wheels installed they may use the 18 inch tire inflation values which are less than required for the 19 inch tires. If this were the case, calculations show that the 19 inch tire load carrying capacities at the 18 inch tire delineated pressures (with tire load capacity reduced/divided by a 1.1 reduction factor as required in FMVSS No. 110 for passenger car tires used on multipurpose passenger vehicles) is appropriate for the front and rear specified GAWR’s in all affected vehicle models except for the ‘‘worst case’’ model with the heaviest GAWR which is the axle rating assigned by BMW to the X5xDrive35i 7-seater rear axle. For a 19 inch tire at an 18 inch recommended inflation pressure of 33 PSI and 41 PSI front and rear axles respectively, a front tire load rating is 810 kg, then, with a 10% reduction factor results in a value of 736 kg or a total of 1,472 kg front axle load carrying capacity. This value exceeds all four front GAWR values provided by BMW for the four models of vehicles with the largest axle rating value of 1334 kg. At 41 psi, the per tire load rating equates to 950 kg, then with a 10% reduction factor becomes 864 kg per tire or 1727 kg rear axle load carrying capacity. The 1727 kg value is larger than rear axle GAWR values provided by BMW on three models, but not on the fourth model, the 7-seat X5 vehicle which has a rear GAWR of 1742 kg. For this model at full load capacity, the tires technically, are undersized for the rear axle by 15 kg (1742kg–1727 kg) or approximately 33 pounds divided by VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 the two tires resulting in approximately 15 pounds per tire. In follow-up discussions with BMW, they indicated that only five of the 68 non-compliant vehicles are the 7-seat model, and agreed that for those five vehicles new corrected FMVSS No. 110 vehicle placard labels will be sent to the owners. On 08/16/2016, BMW confirmed that the respective five owners were contacted and new vehicle placards were mailed out. NHTSA’s Decision: Considering the above analysis, the fact that BMW stated they have no reports of accidents or injuries due to this noncompliance, and that BMW is providing corrected replacement labels to the five owners of the 7-seat model X5 which has tire overload potential, NHTSA finds that BMW has met its burden of persuasion that the subject FMVSS No. 110 rim and tire size labeling noncompliances on the subject vehicles are inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, BMW’s petition is hereby granted and BMW is consequently exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a free 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 vehicles that BMW 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 BMW 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, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–21978 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0064, Notice No. 2016–8] Hazardous Materials: International Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (SSR–6); Draft Revision Available for Comment Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; document availability and request for comments. AGENCY: PHMSA seeks public comment on a draft revision of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) ‘‘Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material’’ (SSR–6), which is scheduled for publication in 2018. PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will submit comments jointly to the IAEA regarding the draft document. PHMSA thereby requests public input to assist in U.S. comment development. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 28, 2016. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so; however, we are only able to assure consideration for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Dockets Management System; U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Operations, M–30, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: To U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Operations, M–30, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: Include the agency name and docket number PHMSA–2016–0064 for this notice at the beginning of your comment. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. If sent by mail, comments must be submitted in duplicate. Persons wishing to receive confirmation of receipt of their comments must include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: You may view the public docket through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the Docket Operations office at the above address (see ADDRESSES). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Boyle, Engineering and Research Division, (202) 366–4545, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The IAEA works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure, and peaceful nuclear technologies. The IAEA established and further maintains ‘‘Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material’’ (SSR–6), which is an international standard promoting the safe and secure transportation of radioactive material. The IAEA periodically reviews and, as deemed appropriate, revises ‘‘Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material’’ to reflect new information and accumulated experience. The DOT is the U.S. competent authority before the IAEA for radioactive material transportation matters. The NRC provides technical support to the DOT in this regard, particularly pertaining to Type B and fissile transportation packages. The IAEA has released, for a 120-day Member State review, a draft revision of SSR–6 intended for publication in 2018. To assure opportunity for public involvement in the international regulatory development process, PHMSA requests input from the public on the proposed revisions to SSR–6 and solicits comment only on the changes made between the published 2012 edition and the draft 2018 edition. The public docket for this notice contains a redline/strikeout version of the 2018 draft showing the changes from the 2012 version. Any comments made should refer to the relevant paragraph number in the draft 2018 edition and, when appropriate, include proposed VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 alternative text. Please note that to date, PHMSA has harmonized the U.S. domestic hazardous materials regulations in 49 CFR with the 2009 edition of the IAEA regulations, as revised in 2014 [Docket No. PHMSA– 2009–0063 (HM–250)]. The NRC is currently developing a rulemaking to harmonize with the 2012 edition of SSR–6. PHMSA may also develop a subsequent rulemaking to harmonize with the 2012 edition of SSR–6, but we are not currently considering adoption of the 2018 amendments. However, both the NRC and DOT will consider subsequent domestic compatibility rulemakings after IAEA’s final publication of the 2018 revised SSR–6. II. Public Participation The ADDRESSES section of this notice specifies methods and instructions for submitting comments. Comments must be submitted in writing (Microsoft Word file is the preferred format for electronic submissions) and should include the following: • Name; • Address; • Relevant paragraph number in the document being reviewed; and • When appropriate, proposed alternative text. Commenters may also provide contact information, such as a telephone number and/or email address. PHMSA and the NRC will review the comments received and, based in part on the information received, will develop comments on the revised draft of SSR–6 to be submitted to the IAEA. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2016. William S. Schoonover, Acting Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21960 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. App. I), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC). The meeting will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, September 30, 2016 via conference call at the SLSDC’s Policy Headquarters, 55 PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62973 M Street SE., Suite 930, Washington, DC 20003. The agenda for this meeting will be as follows: Opening Remarks; Consideration of Minutes of Past Meeting; Quarterly Report; Old and New Business; Closing Discussion; Adjournment. Attendance at the meeting is open to the interested public but limited to the space available. With the approval of the Administrator, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing further information should contact, not later than Friday, September 23, 2016, Charles Wipperfurth, Deputy Chief of Staff, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; 202–366–0091. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the Advisory Board at any time. Issued at Washington, DC, on September 7, 2016. Carrie Lavigne, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–21915 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–61–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Real Estate Lending and Appraisals Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Real Estate Lending and Appraisals.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be received by October 13, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0064, Notice No. 2016-8]


Hazardous Materials: International Regulations for the Safe 
Transport of Radioactive Material (SSR-6); Draft Revision Available for 
Comment

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
DOT.

ACTION: Notice; document availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA seeks public comment on a draft revision of the 
International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) ``Regulations for the Safe 
Transport of Radioactive Material'' (SSR-6), which is scheduled for 
publication in 2018. PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) will submit comments jointly to the IAEA regarding the draft 
document. PHMSA thereby requests public input to assist in U.S. comment 
development.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 28, 2016. 
Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical 
to do so; however, we are only able to assure consideration for 
comments received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Dockets Management System; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Dockets Operations, M-30, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Dockets Operations, M-30, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Include the agency name and docket number PHMSA-2016-
0064 for this notice at the beginning of your comment. Note that all 
comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. If 
sent by mail, comments must be submitted in duplicate. Persons wishing 
to receive confirmation of receipt of their comments must include a 
self-addressed stamped postcard.

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    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any 
written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by 
the name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the 
document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor 
union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement at 
http://www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Docket: You may view the public docket through the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the Docket Operations office 
at the above address (see ADDRESSES).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Boyle, Engineering and 
Research Division, (202) 366-4545, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The IAEA works with its Member States and multiple partners 
worldwide to promote safe, secure, and peaceful nuclear technologies. 
The IAEA established and further maintains ``Regulations for the Safe 
Transport of Radioactive Material'' (SSR-6), which is an international 
standard promoting the safe and secure transportation of radioactive 
material. The IAEA periodically reviews and, as deemed appropriate, 
revises ``Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material'' 
to reflect new information and accumulated experience. The DOT is the 
U.S. competent authority before the IAEA for radioactive material 
transportation matters. The NRC provides technical support to the DOT 
in this regard, particularly pertaining to Type B and fissile 
transportation packages.
    The IAEA has released, for a 120-day Member State review, a draft 
revision of SSR-6 intended for publication in 2018. To assure 
opportunity for public involvement in the international regulatory 
development process, PHMSA requests input from the public on the 
proposed revisions to SSR-6 and solicits comment only on the changes 
made between the published 2012 edition and the draft 2018 edition. The 
public docket for this notice contains a redline/strikeout version of 
the 2018 draft showing the changes from the 2012 version.
    Any comments made should refer to the relevant paragraph number in 
the draft 2018 edition and, when appropriate, include proposed 
alternative text. Please note that to date, PHMSA has harmonized the 
U.S. domestic hazardous materials regulations in 49 CFR with the 2009 
edition of the IAEA regulations, as revised in 2014 [Docket No. PHMSA-
2009-0063 (HM-250)]. The NRC is currently developing a rulemaking to 
harmonize with the 2012 edition of SSR-6. PHMSA may also develop a 
subsequent rulemaking to harmonize with the 2012 edition of SSR-6, but 
we are not currently considering adoption of the 2018 amendments. 
However, both the NRC and DOT will consider subsequent domestic 
compatibility rulemakings after IAEA's final publication of the 2018 
revised SSR-6.

II. Public Participation

    The ADDRESSES section of this notice specifies methods and 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Comments must be submitted in writing (Microsoft Word file is the 
preferred format for electronic submissions) and should include the 
following:
     Name;
     Address;
     Relevant paragraph number in the document being reviewed; 
and
     When appropriate, proposed alternative text.
    Commenters may also provide contact information, such as a 
telephone number and/or email address.
    PHMSA and the NRC will review the comments received and, based in 
part on the information received, will develop comments on the revised 
draft of SSR-6 to be submitted to the IAEA.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2016.
William S. Schoonover,
Acting Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline 
and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-21960 Filed 9-12-16; 8:45 am]
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