Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting, 79559-79560 [2016-27277]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2016 / Notices 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. The petition, supporting materials, and all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. All documents submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview: Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and their implementing regulations at 49 CFR part 556, MBUSA submitted a petition for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of MBUSA’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgement concerning the merits of the petition. II. Vehicles Involved: Affected are 2,917 of the following MY 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class multipurpose passenger vehicles manufactured between December 1, 2015, and February 5, 2016: • GL 350 Bluetec 4Matic SUV (155 vehicles). • GL 450 4Matic SUV (2,482 vehicles). • GL 550 4Matic SUV (280 vehicles). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 10, 2016 Jkt 241001 III. Noncompliance: MBUSA explains that the noncompliance is due to a labeling error. The subject vehicles are equipped with a spare tire, size T155/ 80 R19 114M; however, the tire information placard affixed to the vehicles’ B-pillar incorrectly identifies the spare tire size as T165/90 R19 119M. The placard therefore does not comply with requirements specified in paragraph S4.3(d) of FMVSS No. 110. IV. Rule Text: Paragraph S4.3 of FMVSS No. 110 states, in pertinent part: S4.3 Placard. Each vehicle, except for a trailer or incomplete vehicle shall show the information specified in S4.3 (a) through (g), and may show, at the manufacturer’s option, the information specified in S4.3 (h) through (i), on a placard permanently affixed to the driver’s side B-pillar. In each vehicle without a driver’s side B-pillar and two doors on the driver’s side of the vehicle opening in the opposite directions, the placard shall be affixed on the forward edge of the rear side door . . . (d) Tire size designation, indicated by the headings ‘‘size’’ or ‘‘original tire size’’ or ‘‘original size,’’ and ‘‘spare tire’’ or ‘‘spare,’’ for the tires installed at the time of the first purchase for purposes other than resale. For full size spare tires, the statement ‘‘see above’’ may, at the manufacturer’s option replace the tire size designation. If no spare tire is provided, the word ‘‘none’’ must replace the tire size designation; . . . V. Summary of MBUSA’s Petition: MBUSA described the subject noncompliance and stated its belief that the noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. In support of its petition, MBUSA stated the following: (a) Both tire sizes can be used on the vehicle. The spare tire with the size of T165/ 90 R19 119M (the size stated on the B-pillar label) is equipped on older models produced before November 2015. The purpose of FMVSS No. 110 is to ‘‘prevent tire overloading,’’ see 40 CFR 571. S1, and no overloading will result from the incorrect label because either tire size (the one stated on the label or the one actually on the vehicle) can be used. (b) The tire pressure is the same for both spare tire sizes. When checking the tire pressure for the spare tire, the customer will find the correct tire pressure values on the label. Again, no overloading will result from the incorrect label because the correct tire pressure values are provided. (c) Information regarding the correct spare tire is available to the vehicle owner. The vehicles are equipped with an Operator’s Manual which describes both spare tire sizes. Also, if a tire needs to be replaced on the spare wheel, the dealer Electronic Parts Catalogue (EPC) correctly specifies the proper tire part number. Additionally, further assistance regarding the correct spare tire can be provided by the customer assistance center. (d) The presumption that the issue described above will have an inconsequential PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79559 impact on safety is supported by field data: MBUSA is not aware of any customer complaints, accidents, or injuries alleged to have occurred as a result of this tire label discrepancy in the United States. MBUSA concluded by expressing the belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted. 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, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that MBUSA no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on 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 MBUSA 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. 2016–27274 Filed 11–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting ITS Joint Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) will hold a meeting on December 7, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) in the Doubletree Crystal City Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The ITSPAC, established under Section 5305 of Public Law 109–59, Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 79560 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, August 10, 2005, and reestablished under Section 6007 of Public Law 114–94, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, December 4, 2015, was created to advise the Secretary of Transportation on all matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of intelligent transportation systems. Through its sponsor, the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO), the ITSPAC makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding ITS Program needs, objectives, plans, approaches, content, and progress. The following is a summary of the meeting tentative agenda: (1) Welcome, (2) Discussion of Potential Advice Memorandum Topics, (3) Summary and Adjourn. The meeting will be open to the public, but limited space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public who wish to present oral statements at the meeting must submit a request to ITSPAC@ dot.gov, not later than November 28, 2016. Questions about the agenda or written comments may be submitted by U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, ITS Joint Program Office, Attention: Stephen Glasscock, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., HOIT, Washington, DC 20590 or faxed to (202) 493–2027. The ITS JPO requests that written comments be submitted not later than November 28, 2016. Notice of this conference is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the General Services Administration regulations (41 CFR part 102–3) covering management of Federal advisory committees. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 10, 2016 Jkt 241001 Issued in Washington, DC, on the 8th day of November 2016. Stephen Glasscock, Designated Federal Officer, ITS Joint Program Office. [FR Doc. 2016–27277 Filed 11–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0011] Agency Information Collection: Activity: Under OMB Review (Application for Reinstatement— Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months and Application for Reinstatement— Non Medical Comparative Health Statement) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Control No. 2900–0011’’ in any correspondence. 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The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published Thursday, September 1, 2016, 81, FR 60413. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,125 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 22.5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–27260 Filed 11–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 219 (Monday, November 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79559-79560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27277]


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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; 
Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: ITS Joint Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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    The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory 
Committee (ITSPAC) will hold a meeting on December 7, 2016, from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) in the Doubletree Crystal City Hotel, 300 Army 
Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.
    The ITSPAC, established under Section 5305 of Public Law 109-59, 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient

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Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, August 10, 2005, and re-
established under Section 6007 of Public Law 114-94, Fixing America's 
Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, December 4, 2015, was created to 
advise the Secretary of Transportation on all matters relating to the 
study, development, and implementation of intelligent transportation 
systems. Through its sponsor, the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO), the 
ITSPAC makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding ITS Program 
needs, objectives, plans, approaches, content, and progress.
    The following is a summary of the meeting tentative agenda: (1) 
Welcome, (2) Discussion of Potential Advice Memorandum Topics, (3) 
Summary and Adjourn.
    The meeting will be open to the public, but limited space will be 
available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public 
who wish to present oral statements at the meeting must submit a 
request to ITSPAC@dot.gov, not later than November 28, 2016.
    Questions about the agenda or written comments may be submitted by 
U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, ITS Joint Program 
Office, Attention: Stephen Glasscock, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., HOIT, 
Washington, DC 20590 or faxed to (202) 493-2027. The ITS JPO requests 
that written comments be submitted not later than November 28, 2016.
    Notice of this conference is provided in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act and the General Services Administration 
regulations (41 CFR part 102-3) covering management of Federal advisory 
committees.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on the 8th day of November 2016.
Stephen Glasscock,
Designated Federal Officer, ITS Joint Program Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-27277 Filed 11-10-16; 8:45 am]
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