Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety; Listening Session, 49472-49473 [2017-23198]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 49472 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 25, 2017 / Notices related to roadway and interchange ramp embankment fill slopes and the need to eliminate fragmented residual parcels. Additionally, in an email dated July 28, 2017, the FHWA, Ohio Division, upon review of the project’s Interchange Modification Study, notified ODOT that the project’s preferred alternative constituted the creation of a new interchange, not a modification of the existing US 36/SR 37 interchange. FHWA also determined that the preferred alternative is a partial interchange as a direct connection from I–71 southbound to Sunbury Parkway is not provided. As part of the required documentation to obtain FHWA approval of the interchange study, ODOT was required by FHWA to consider a full interchange that provided all movements, even though it would not be constructed. ODOT reconsidered the above changes and compared them to the findings in the EA. ODOT conducted additional studies as needed and summarized the coordination and findings in an Addendum to the EA, September 20, 2017 Based upon ODOT’s review and consideration of the analysis and evaluation contained in the EA and the Addendum to the EA for this project, and after careful consideration of all social, economic, and environmental factors, including input from the state/ federal agencies, ODOT has determined that the changes contained within this document do not rise to the level of significance and therefore do not required the recirculation of the EA nor the creation of a supplemental EA document. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA), the Addendum to the EA, and the Finding on No Significant Impact (FONSI), approved on October 16, 2017. 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This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: (1) Council on Environmental Quality regulations; (2) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); (3) Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21); (4) Department of Transportation Act of 1966; VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:06 Oct 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 (5) Federal Aid Highway Act of 1970; (6) Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; (7) Noise Control Act of 1970; (8) 23 CFR part 772 FHWA Noise Standards, Policies and Procedures; (9) Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f); (10) Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987; (11) Endangered Species Act of 1973; (12) Migratory Bird Treaty Act; (13) National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended; (14) Historic Sites Act of 1935; and, (15) Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal Programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) Issued On: October 19, 2017. Laura S. Leffler, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Columbus, Ohio. [FR Doc. 2017–23202 Filed 10–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0082] Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety; Listening Session National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NHTSA is announcing a public meeting to seek input regarding the recently released Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety. In this document, NHTSA provides Voluntary Guidance to support the automotive industry and other key stakeholders as they consider and design best practices for the testing and deployment of Automated Driving Systems (ADSs), Best Practices for Legislatures, as well as a framework for States to develop procedures and considerations for the safe operation of ADSs on public roadways. The objective of the public meeting is to identify if further clarification is necessary to support voluntary implementation of the new Voluntary Guidance. The public meeting will be an open listening session style to provide as great an opportunity for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment as possible. All comments will be oral and any presentations should be submitted to the docket for consideration. NHTSA will hold the public meeting on November 6, 2017, in Washington, DC. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 12 a.m., local time. Check-in (through security) will begin at 8 a.m. Attendees should arrive early enough to enable them to go through security by 8:50 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DOT headquarters building located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 (Green Line Metro station at Navy Yard) on the [Ground Floor Atrium]. This facility is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The meeting will also be webcast live, and a link to the actual webcast will be available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the public meeting, please contact us at av_info_ nhtsa@dot.gov or Debbie Sweet at 202– 366–7179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Registration is necessary for all attendees. Attendees should register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/ 1FAIpQLSfyIZcOtsNUO3gU8adVWWs VVYjXFqhAkSyOviIh90DbZn51Cg/ viewform?usp=sf_link by November 1, 2017. Please provide your name, email address, and affiliation. Also indicate if you wish to offer technical remarks (speaking would be limited to 5 minutes per agenda topic) and please indicate whether you require accommodations such as a sign language interpreter. Space is limited, so advanced registration is highly encouraged. Although attendees will be given the opportunity to offer technical remarks, there will not be time for attendees to make audio-visual presentations during the meeting. Note: We may not be able to accommodate all attendees who wish to make oral remarks. Should it be necessary to cancel the meeting due to inclement weather or other emergency, NHTSA will take all available measures to notify registered participants. NHTSA will conduct the public meeting informally, and technical rules of evidence will not apply. We will arrange for a written transcript of the meeting and keep the official record open for 30 days after the meeting to allow submission of supplemental information. You may make arrangements for copies of the transcripts directly with the court reporter, and the transcript will also be posted in the docket when it becomes available. DATES: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 25, 2017 / Notices Written Comments: Written statements and supporting information submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as oral comments and supporting information presented at the public meeting. Please submit all written comments no later than November 14, 2017, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: DOT, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 202–366–1767. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number. 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 discussion below. Docket: For access to the docket go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Telephone: 202–366–9826. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78), or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov/ privacy.html. Confidential Business Information: If you wish to submit any information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, at the address given under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, you should submit two copies, from which you have deleted the claimed confidential business information, to Docket Management at the address given above. When you send a comment containing information claimed to be confidential VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:06 Oct 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 49473 business information, you should submit a cover letter setting forth the information specified in our confidential business information regulation (49 CFR part 512). DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Background Traffic Records Program Assessment Advisory; Public Comment On September 12, 2017, DOT released Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety and requested public comment. NHTSA has issued 2.0 as the next step on the path forward for the safe testing and deployment of ADSs. Together, the Voluntary Guidance for ADS and Technical Assistance to States serve to support industry, Government officials, safety advocates, and the public. By replacing the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, 2.0 responds to public comments, continues the voluntary guidance framework, and assures industry, the States, and the public that the Agency will remain a leader in innovation and safety. The full Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety can be found at www.nhtsatransportation.gov/av. Meeting and Draft Agenda This public meeting is being held during the open comment period and provides an opportunity for individuals and stakeholders to express feedback regarding both Section 1: Voluntary Guidance for Automated Driving Systems and Section 2: Technical Assistance to States. Input received at the public meeting will be used to make any necessary clarifications to 2.0, in support of its voluntary implementation. As appropriate, NHTSA will post clarification information on the NHTSA Web site in the Frequently Asked Questions section. The meeting agenda follows: 8–9 a.m.—Arrival/Check-In 9–10:30 a.m.—Section 1: Voluntary Guidance for ADSs 10:30–10:45 a.m.—Break 10:45–12 a.m.—Section 2: Technical Assistance to States 12 a.m.—Adjourn Issued in Washington, DC under authority delegated by 49 CFR 1.95. Nathaniel Beuse, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research. [FR Doc. 2017–23198 Filed 10–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0081] National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is in the process of reviewing the Traffic Records Program Assessment Advisory, DOT HS 811 644, (Advisory) and requests comments to determine if updates or improvements are appropriate. States need timely, accurate, complete, and uniform traffic records to identify and prioritize traffic safety issues and to choose appropriate safety countermeasures and evaluate their effectiveness. The Advisory provides information on the contents, capabilities, and data quality attributes of an effective traffic records system, and includes assessment questions that qualified independent assessors use to evaluate the capabilities of a State’s traffic records systems. Based on the input received in response to this notice, and NHTSA’s experience in applying the previous Advisory to conduct assessments in the past, we anticipate issuing a revised Advisory by June 2018. DATES: Written comments may be submitted to this agency and must be received no later than December 26, 2017. SUMMARY: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID number NHTSA–2017–0081 by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 202–366–2746. Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30 U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery or Courier: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should identify the Docket number of this notice. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49472-49473]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23198]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0082]


Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety; Listening 
Session

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NHTSA is announcing a public meeting to seek input regarding 
the recently released Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for 
Safety. In this document, NHTSA provides Voluntary Guidance to support 
the automotive industry and other key stakeholders as they consider and 
design best practices for the testing and deployment of Automated 
Driving Systems (ADSs), Best Practices for Legislatures, as well as a 
framework for States to develop procedures and considerations for the 
safe operation of ADSs on public roadways.
    The objective of the public meeting is to identify if further 
clarification is necessary to support voluntary implementation of the 
new Voluntary Guidance. The public meeting will be an open listening 
session style to provide as great an opportunity for comment as 
possible. All comments will be oral and any presentations should be 
submitted to the docket for consideration.

DATES: NHTSA will hold the public meeting on November 6, 2017, in 
Washington, DC. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 12 
a.m., local time. Check-in (through security) will begin at 8 a.m. 
Attendees should arrive early enough to enable them to go through 
security by 8:50 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DOT headquarters building 
located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 (Green Line 
Metro station at Navy Yard) on the [Ground Floor Atrium]. This facility 
is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The meeting will also 
be webcast live, and a link to the actual webcast will be available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the public 
meeting, please contact us at [email protected] or Debbie Sweet at 
202-366-7179.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Registration is necessary for all attendees. Attendees should 
register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyIZcOtsNUO3gU8adVWWsVVYjXFqhAkSyOviIh90DbZn51Cg/viewform?usp=sf_link by November 1, 2017. Please provide your name, 
email address, and affiliation. Also indicate if you wish to offer 
technical remarks (speaking would be limited to 5 minutes per agenda 
topic) and please indicate whether you require accommodations such as a 
sign language interpreter. Space is limited, so advanced registration 
is highly encouraged.
    Although attendees will be given the opportunity to offer technical 
remarks, there will not be time for attendees to make audio-visual 
presentations during the meeting. Note: We may not be able to 
accommodate all attendees who wish to make oral remarks. Should it be 
necessary to cancel the meeting due to inclement weather or other 
emergency, NHTSA will take all available measures to notify registered 
participants.
    NHTSA will conduct the public meeting informally, and technical 
rules of evidence will not apply. We will arrange for a written 
transcript of the meeting and keep the official record open for 30 days 
after the meeting to allow submission of supplemental information. You 
may make arrangements for copies of the transcripts directly with the 
court reporter, and the transcript will also be posted in the docket 
when it becomes available.

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    Written Comments: Written statements and supporting information 
submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same 
weight as oral comments and supporting information presented at the 
public meeting. Please submit all written comments no later than 
November 14, 2017, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: DOT, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 
20590.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 202-366-1767.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. 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 discussion below.
    Docket: For access to the docket go to http://www.regulations.gov 
at any time or to 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Telephone: 202-366-
9826.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000, (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78), or you may 
visit http://www.regulations.gov/privacy.html.
    Confidential Business Information: If you wish to submit any 
information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three 
copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim 
to be confidential business information to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, at 
the address given under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, 
you should submit two copies, from which you have deleted the claimed 
confidential business information, to Docket Management at the address 
given above. When you send a comment containing information claimed to 
be confidential business information, you should submit a cover letter 
setting forth the information specified in our confidential business 
information regulation (49 CFR part 512).

Background

    On September 12, 2017, DOT released Automated Driving Systems 2.0: 
A Vision for Safety and requested public comment. NHTSA has issued 2.0 
as the next step on the path forward for the safe testing and 
deployment of ADSs. Together, the Voluntary Guidance for ADS and 
Technical Assistance to States serve to support industry, Government 
officials, safety advocates, and the public. By replacing the Federal 
Automated Vehicles Policy, 2.0 responds to public comments, continues 
the voluntary guidance framework, and assures industry, the States, and 
the public that the Agency will remain a leader in innovation and 
safety. The full Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety can 
be found at www.nhtsatransportation.gov/av.

Meeting and Draft Agenda

    This public meeting is being held during the open comment period 
and provides an opportunity for individuals and stakeholders to express 
feedback regarding both Section 1: Voluntary Guidance for Automated 
Driving Systems and Section 2: Technical Assistance to States. Input 
received at the public meeting will be used to make any necessary 
clarifications to 2.0, in support of its voluntary implementation. As 
appropriate, NHTSA will post clarification information on the NHTSA Web 
site in the Frequently Asked Questions section. The meeting agenda 
follows:

8-9 a.m.--Arrival/Check-In
9-10:30 a.m.--Section 1: Voluntary Guidance for ADSs
10:30-10:45 a.m.--Break
10:45-12 a.m.--Section 2: Technical Assistance to States
12 a.m.--Adjourn

    Issued in Washington, DC under authority delegated by 49 CFR 
1.95.
Nathaniel Beuse,
Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research.
[FR Doc. 2017-23198 Filed 10-24-17; 8:45 am]
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