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Download as PDF 72670 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES and final assembly for non-ADAaccessible minivans. FTA Response: With regard to a manufacturer’s willingness to document its compliance with the audit requirements, because today’s Notice waives the domestic content requirement, recipients will not be obligated to document or audit a covered vehicle’s domestic components. However, a recipient still must confirm a vehicle’s compliance with the other requirements of 49 CFR part 663, including conformity to the original bid specifications, and compliance with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). F. Comments on FTA’s Question Whether Manufacturers Would Consider Submitting to a Pre-Award and PostDelivery Audit Process That Was Conducted by FTA on Each New Model Year, as Opposed To Requiring Audits for Each Individual Procurement Commenters were supportive of the concept of annual audits of vehicle models, rather than requiring audits for each individual procurement. Six commenters provided input on FTA’s pre-award and post-delivery audit process question. None of the commenters were minivan manufacturers and commenters noted that while they could not speak on behalf of automakers, they supported any policy that would promote more entrants, more competition, and more options in the procurement of minivans for vanpool purposes. FTA Response: FTA believes this proposal has merit and will take this recommendation into consideration in a future action that FTA may take to address pre-award and post-delivery audits for minivan procurements. Until that time, however, recipients procuring vans with FTA financial assistance must still conduct pre-award and postdelivery audits, consistent with the statutory requirement at 49 U.S.C. 5323(m) and FTA’s implementing regulation at 49 CFR part 663. Given the circumstances warranting this waiver, the audits will not need to document the domestic content of the vehicle for compliance, but will still need to confirm the place of final assembly. The audit will need to document that the vehicle conforms to the requirements outlined in the bid specifications, and complies with the FMVSS. Conclusion Although no minivans are presently available in the domestic market that meet both the final assembly and domestic content requirements, FTA has identified four non-ADA-accessible VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 vehicles that may be suitable for vanpool use that meet FTA’s Buy America final assembly requirement. Therefore, FTA is providing a Buy America waiver of the domestic content requirement for non-ADA-accessible minivans and vans; final assembly in the U.S. is still required. This waiver is limited to contracts entered into on or before September 30, 2019 or until a fully-compliant domestic source becomes available whichever is earlier. Additionally, FTA is granting Pace a one-time non-availability waiver of both domestic content and final assembly requirements for the purchase of up to 188 Dodge Caravan minivans for its vanpool program, as set forth in Pace’s original request for a waiver. Pace originally sought a waiver for the procurement of minivans for its vanpool program in April 2014, after the solicitation resulted in no bidders that certified compliance with Buy America. FTA requested that Pace re-advertise its procurement for minivans (IFB 412654), which Pace did in October 2014. The October 2014 solicitation also resulted in no bidders who could certify to both Buy America requirements. Pace has an immediate need for replacement vehicles for its vanpool program, and acquisition of these vehicles has been delayed due to the Buy America waiver review process. Therefore, FTA also is granting Pace a limited waiver of Buy America for the purchase up to 188 Dodge Caravan minivans for its vanpool program pursuant to IFB 412654. No. FAA–2016–9288] by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5121(d). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Leary, Standards and Rulemaking Division, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, telephone: (202) 366–8553. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional Information Additional information pertinent to the Order is available through the Office of the Federal Register Web site (https:// www.federalregister.gov/publicinspection/current). Additional information pertinent to the traveling public is available through the DOT Safe Travel Web site (see http://phmsa.dot.gov/safetravel/ batteries) and through the FAA Pack Safe Web site (see http://www.faa.gov/ Go/PackSafe). For additional information on returning your device to the manufacturer, please call 1–800– SAMSUNG or 1–800–726–7864. For additional information on the recall please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2016. Marie Therese Dominguez, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–25362 Filed 10–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Ellen Partridge, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–25370 Filed 10–19–16; 8:45 am] Office of the Secretary BILLING CODE P [Docket No.: DOT–OST–2016–0203] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket Number PHMSA–2016–0110; Notice No. 2016–21] Hazardous Materials: Damaged, Defective, Recalled Lithium Cells or Batteries or Portable Electronic Devices AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Withdrawal of Safety Advisory Notice No. 2016–18. SUMMARY: Safety Advisory Notice 2016– 18 is withdrawn effective at noon (ET) on October 15, 2016. At that time, it will be superseded by an Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order [Order PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of establishment of the Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) and solicitation of nominations for membership. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and in accordance with Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102–3.65, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the ACAT will be established for a 2-year period. It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation to foster the safe deployment of advanced automated and connected vehicle technologies to E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices achieve national goals while also understanding the long term societal and ethical impacts that these technological advancements may impose. Within that context, the objective of this committee is to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on cross-modal matters relating to the development and deployment of automated vehicles and assess the state of Departmental research, policy and regulatory support within this framework. The committee may convene and determine topics and is assembled around subject areas related to transportation aspects including the safety, mobility, environmental sustainability, maintaining state of good repair, human impact, data use and cybersecurity. The ACAT shall undertake information gathering activities, develop technical advice, and present recommendations to the Secretary to further inform this policy, including— but not limited to—aviation automated navigation systems technologies, unmanned aircraft systems, automated and connected road and transit vehicle technologies, enhanced freight movement technologies, railroad automated technologies, and advanced technology deployment in surface transportation environments. In particular, the ACAT will perform these activities as they may relate to emerging or ‘‘not-yet-conceived’’ innovations to ensure DOT is prepared when disruptive technologies emerge and can better manage long term evolution of training and education, regulation, and safety oversight. The ACAT shall consider these topics and areas of application as they alleviate or exacerbate challenges to disabled and disadvantaged populations. Additionally, the establishment of the ACAT is necessary for the Department to carry out its mission and in the public interest. The Committee will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act. This notice also requests nominations for members of the Committee to ensure a wide range of member candidates and a balanced committee. The Under Secretary for Transportation may also make nominations to the Secretary to ensure balance on the committee. DATES: The deadline for nominations for Committee members must be received on or before November 4, 2016. ADDRESSES: All nomination materials should be emailed to automation@ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 dot.gov or faxed to the attention of John Augustine at (202) 366–0263, or mailed to John Augustine, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary Office of Policy, Room W84–306, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Any person needing accessibility accommodations should contact John Augustine at (202) 366– 0353. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Augustine, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of Policy, Room W84–306, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; phone (202) 366–0353; email: automation@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Transportation is hereby soliciting nominations for members of the ACAT. The Secretary of Transportation will appoint at least 15 Committee members. Members will be selected with a view toward achieving varied perspectives on automated transportation, including but not limited to (1) modes of transportation; (2) regional representation; (3) relevant policy areas such as safety, labor, and environment; (4) businesses developing automation technologies; and (5) government bodies. Committee members may serve for a term of 2 years or less and may be reappointed for successive terms, with no more than 2 successive terms. The Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee will be appointed by the Secretary from among the selected members, and the Committee is expected to meet approximately two times per year or as necessary. Subcommittees may be formed to address specific automationrelated issues. Some Committee members may be appointed as special Government employees and will be subject to certain ethical restrictions, and such members will be required to submit certain information in connection with the appointment process. Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Qualified individuals can self-nominate or be nominated by any individual or organization. To be considered for the ACAT, nominators should submit the following information: (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the individual requesting consideration; (2) A letter of support from a company, union, trade association, academic or non-profit organization on letterhead containing a brief description why the nominee should be considered for membership; PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72671 (3) Short biography of nominee including professional and academic credentials; (4) An affirmative statement that the nominee meets all Committee eligibility requirements. Please do not send company, trade association, or organization brochures or any other information. Materials submitted should total two pages or less. Should more information be needed, DOT staff will contact the nominee, obtain information from the nominee’s past affiliations, or obtain information from publicly available sources, such as the Internet. Nominations may be emailed to automation@dot.gov or faxed to the attention of John Augustine at (202) 366–0263, or mailed to John Augustine, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary Office of Policy, Room W84–306, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Nominations must be received before November 4, 2016. Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified by return email and by a letter of appointment. A selection team comprising representatives from several DOT offices will review the nomination packages. The selection team will make recommendations regarding membership to the Secretary of Transportation based on criteria including (1) professional or academic expertise, experience, and knowledge; (2) stakeholder representation; (3) availability and willingness to serve; and (4) skills working in committees and advisory panels. The Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy will submit a list of recommended candidates to the Secretary of Transportation for review and selection of Committee members. Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that recommendations to the Secretary take into account the needs of the diverse groups served by DOT, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Please note, however, that federally registered lobbyists and individuals already serving on another Federal advisory committee are ineligible for nomination. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 72672 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2016. Blair C. Anderson, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–25392 Filed 10–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. SUMMARY: 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 on the renewal of its information collection titled ‘‘Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions.’’ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0250, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465–4326 or by electronic mail to prainfo@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and submit to a security screening in VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 order to inspect and photocopy comments. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. Title: Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions. OMB Control No.: 1557–0250. Type of Review: Regular. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Total Annual Burden: 22,418 hours. Description: Background The OCC’s retail forex rule (12 CFR part 48) allows national banks and Federal savings associations to offer retail foreign exchange transactions to its customers. In order to engage in these transactions, institutions must comply with various reporting, disclosure, and recordkeeping requirements included in that rule. Reporting Requirements The reporting requirements in § 48.4 state that, prior to initiating a retail forex business, a national bank or Federal savings association must PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provide the OCC with prior notice and obtain a written supervisory noobjection letter. In order to obtain a supervisory no-objection letter, a national bank or Federal savings association must have written policies, procedures, and risk measurement and management systems and controls in place to ensure that retail forex transactions are conducted in a safe and sound manner. The national bank or Federal savings association also must provide other information required by the OCC, such as documentation of customer due diligence, new product approvals, and haircuts applied to noncash margins. Disclosure Requirements Under § 48.5, a national bank or Federal savings association must promptly provide the customer with a statement reflecting the financial result of the transactions and the name of the introducing broker to the account. The customer must provide specific written instructions on how the offsetting transaction should be applied. Section 48.6 requires that a national bank or Federal savings association furnish a retail forex customer with a written disclosure before opening an account through which the customer will engage in retail forex transactions. It further requires a national bank or Federal savings association to secure an acknowledgment from the customer that the disclosure was received and understood. Finally, the section requires the disclosure by a national bank or Federal savings association of its fees and other charges and its profitable accounts ratio. Section 48.10 requires a national bank or Federal savings association to issue monthly statements to each retail forex customer and to send confirmation statements following transactions. Section 48.13(c) prohibits a national bank or Federal savings association engaging in retail forex transactions from knowingly handling the account of any related person of another retail forex counterparty unless it receives proper written authorization, promptly prepares a written record of the order, and transmits to the counterparty copies all statements and written records. Section 48.13(d) prohibits a related person of a national bank or Federal savings association engaging in forex transactions from having an account with another retail forex counterparty unless it receives proper written authorization and copies of all statements and written records for such accounts are transmitted to the counterparty. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 203 (Thursday, October 20, 2016)]
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[Pages 72670-72672]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No.: DOT-OST-2016-0203]


Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation 
(DOT).

ACTION: Notice of establishment of the Advisory Committee on Automation 
in Transportation (ACAT) and solicitation of nominations for 
membership.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), and in accordance with Title 41, Code of Federal 
Regulations, Section 102-3.65, and following consultation with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, 
notice is hereby given that the ACAT will be established for a 2-year 
period.
    It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation to foster 
the safe deployment of advanced automated and connected vehicle 
technologies to

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achieve national goals while also understanding the long term societal 
and ethical impacts that these technological advancements may impose. 
Within that context, the objective of this committee is to provide 
information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of 
Transportation on cross-modal matters relating to the development and 
deployment of automated vehicles and assess the state of Departmental 
research, policy and regulatory support within this framework. The 
committee may convene and determine topics and is assembled around 
subject areas related to transportation aspects including the safety, 
mobility, environmental sustainability, maintaining state of good 
repair, human impact, data use and cybersecurity.
    The ACAT shall undertake information gathering activities, develop 
technical advice, and present recommendations to the Secretary to 
further inform this policy, including--but not limited to--aviation 
automated navigation systems technologies, unmanned aircraft systems, 
automated and connected road and transit vehicle technologies, enhanced 
freight movement technologies, railroad automated technologies, and 
advanced technology deployment in surface transportation environments. 
In particular, the ACAT will perform these activities as they may 
relate to emerging or ``not-yet-conceived'' innovations to ensure DOT 
is prepared when disruptive technologies emerge and can better manage 
long term evolution of training and education, regulation, and safety 
oversight. The ACAT shall consider these topics and areas of 
application as they alleviate or exacerbate challenges to disabled and 
disadvantaged populations.
    Additionally, the establishment of the ACAT is necessary for the 
Department to carry out its mission and in the public interest. The 
Committee will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act and the rules and regulations issued in 
implementation of that Act.
    This notice also requests nominations for members of the Committee 
to ensure a wide range of member candidates and a balanced committee. 
The Under Secretary for Transportation may also make nominations to the 
Secretary to ensure balance on the committee.

DATES: The deadline for nominations for Committee members must be 
received on or before November 4, 2016.

ADDRESSES: All nomination materials should be emailed to 
automation@dot.gov or faxed to the attention of John Augustine at (202) 
366-0263, or mailed to John Augustine, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Office of the Secretary Office of Policy, Room W84-306, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Any person needing 
accessibility accommodations should contact John Augustine at (202) 
366-0353.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Augustine, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of Policy, Room W84-
306, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; phone (202) 366-
0353; email: automation@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Transportation is hereby 
soliciting nominations for members of the ACAT. The Secretary of 
Transportation will appoint at least 15 Committee members. Members will 
be selected with a view toward achieving varied perspectives on 
automated transportation, including but not limited to (1) modes of 
transportation; (2) regional representation; (3) relevant policy areas 
such as safety, labor, and environment; (4) businesses developing 
automation technologies; and (5) government bodies. Committee members 
may serve for a term of 2 years or less and may be reappointed for 
successive terms, with no more than 2 successive terms. The Chair and 
Vice Chair of the Committee will be appointed by the Secretary from 
among the selected members, and the Committee is expected to meet 
approximately two times per year or as necessary. Subcommittees may be 
formed to address specific automation-related issues. Some Committee 
members may be appointed as special Government employees and will be 
subject to certain ethical restrictions, and such members will be 
required to submit certain information in connection with the 
appointment process.
    Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Qualified 
individuals can self-nominate or be nominated by any individual or 
organization. To be considered for the ACAT, nominators should submit 
the following information:
    (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, 
fax, and email address) of the individual requesting consideration;
    (2) A letter of support from a company, union, trade association, 
academic or non-profit organization on letterhead containing a brief 
description why the nominee should be considered for membership;
    (3) Short biography of nominee including professional and academic 
credentials;
    (4) An affirmative statement that the nominee meets all Committee 
eligibility requirements. Please do not send company, trade 
association, or organization brochures or any other information. 
Materials submitted should total two pages or less. Should more 
information be needed, DOT staff will contact the nominee, obtain 
information from the nominee's past affiliations, or obtain information 
from publicly available sources, such as the Internet.
    Nominations may be emailed to automation@dot.gov or faxed to the 
attention of John Augustine at (202) 366-0263, or mailed to John 
Augustine, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary 
Office of Policy, Room W84-306, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590. Nominations must be received before November 4, 2016. 
Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified by 
return email and by a letter of appointment.
    A selection team comprising representatives from several DOT 
offices will review the nomination packages. The selection team will 
make recommendations regarding membership to the Secretary of 
Transportation based on criteria including (1) professional or academic 
expertise, experience, and knowledge; (2) stakeholder representation; 
(3) availability and willingness to serve; and (4) skills working in 
committees and advisory panels. The Under Secretary of Transportation 
for Policy will submit a list of recommended candidates to the 
Secretary of Transportation for review and selection of Committee 
members.
    Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, 
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical 
handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that 
recommendations to the Secretary take into account the needs of the 
diverse groups served by DOT, membership shall include, to the extent 
practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Please note, however, 
that federally registered lobbyists and individuals already serving on 
another Federal advisory committee are ineligible for nomination.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2016.
Blair C. Anderson,
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-25392 Filed 10-19-16; 8:45 am]
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