Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems; Extension of Comment Period, 8647-8648 [2018-04063]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 40 / Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / Proposed Rules 8647 TABLE TO § 7.70(f)(4)(i) Allowed on paved GMP roads in the recreation area, including in the Orange Cliffs Special Management Unit Type of motor vehicle Conventional motor vehicle ............. Street-legal ATV .............................. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS OHV ................................................. Allowed on unpaved GMP roads in the recreation area outside the Orange Cliffs Special Management Unit Allowed on paved and unpaved GMP roads in the Orange Cliffs Special Management Unit Yes ............................................... Yes (except for the Lees Ferry Developed Area). No ................................................. Yes ............................................... Yes. .............................................. Yes. No (except for Poison Spring Loop). No (except for Poison Spring Loop). (ii) Operating a prohibited vehicle on a GMP road is prohibited. (5) Motor vehicle and operator requirements. (i) Motor vehicles must have a functioning muffler system. Operating a motor vehicle that emits more than 96 decibels of sound (using the SAE J1287 test standard) is prohibited. Creating or sustaining unreasonable noise considering the nature and purpose of the actor’s conduct, impact on park users, location, and other factors which would govern the conduct of a reasonably prudent person is prohibited during quiet hours. (ii) All motor vehicles operating in Lone Rock Beach Play Area must be equipped with a solid red or orange safety flag that is a minimum of six by 12 inches in size and that is attached to the vehicle so that the safety flag is at least eight feet above the surface of the level ground, or attached to the protective headgear of a person operating a motorcycle so that the safety flag is at least 18 inches above the top of the person’s head. Operating a motor vehicle without a safety flag at Lone Rock Beach Play Area is prohibited. (iii) Operating a motor vehicle in excess of 15 mph (unless otherwise posted) at the following off-road motor vehicle areas—Lone Rock Beach, Blue Notch, Bullfrog North and South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Dirty Devil, Farley Canyon, Hite Boat Ramp, Neskahi, Nokai Canyon, Paiute Canyon, Paiute Farms, Red Canyon, Stanton Creek, and White Canyon—is prohibited. (iv) Operating a motor vehicle in excess of 25 mph (unless otherwise posted) on off-road motor vehicle routes in Ferry Swale, Middle Moody Canyon Trailhead, East Gypsum Canyon Overlook, Imperial Valley, and Gunsight Springs Trailhead is prohibited. (v) Operating a motor vehicle within a designated off-road motor vehicle area during posted quiet hours with the exception of entering and exiting the area is prohibited. (vi) Operating a generator or audio device, such as a radio, deck or compact disc player, within a designated off-road VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Feb 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 Yes ............................................... motor vehicle area during posted quiet hours is prohibited. During the hours of permitted operation, generators must be adequately muffled and not create excessive noise as defined in 36 CFR 2.12(a)(1). (vii) Operating a motor vehicle within a posted ‘‘vehicle-free’’ zone is prohibited. (6) Superintendent’s authority. (i) The superintendent may close or reopen designated areas or routes to motor vehicle use, or impose conditions or restrictions on the use of off-road motor vehicles after taking into consideration public health and safety, natural and cultural resource protection, lake levels, and other management activities and objectives. (ii) The superintendent will provide public notice of all such actions through one or more of the methods listed in § 1.7 of this chapter. (iii) Violating any such closure, condition, or restriction is prohibited. (iv) The superintendent may suspend or revoke an existing permit, and may deny future applications for an off-road motor vehicle permit based upon violations of any such closure, condition, or restriction. Jason Larrabee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2018–04030 Filed 2–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 571 [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0009] Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems; Extension of Comment Period National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for comment; extension of comment period. AGENCY: In response to a request, NHTSA is extending the comment period on the Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems Request for Comment (RFC) to March 20, 2018. The RFC was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018. The comment period for the RFC was originally scheduled to end on March 5, 2018. DATES: The comment period for the request for comment published January 18, 2018, at 83 FR 2607, is extended. Written comments must be received on or before March 20, 2018 in order to be considered timely. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket number above and be submitted by one of the following methods: D Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. D Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. D Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. D Fax: 202–493–2251. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEP1.SGM 28FEP1 8648 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 40 / Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / Proposed Rules sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Regardless of how you submit your comments, you must include the docket number identified in the heading of this notice. Note that all comments received, including any personal information provided, will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. Please see the ‘‘Privacy Act’’ heading below. You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202–366–9324. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. We will continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its decision-making process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http:// www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. Anyone can 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.). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For research issues, Ellen Lee, Human Injury Research Division, Office of Vehicle Safety Research, telephone: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Feb 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 202–366–1435, email: Ellen.Lee@ dot.gov; For rulemaking issues, David Hines, Director, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards, telephone 202–366–1810, email David.Hines@dot.gov; For legal issues, Stephen Wood, Assistant Chief Counsel, Vehicle Rulemaking and Harmonization, Office of Chief Counsel, 202–366–2992, email Steve.Wood@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 18, 2018, NHTSA published a request for comment (RFC) (83 FR 2607) to identify regulatory barriers in the existing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to the testing, compliance certification, and compliance verification of motor vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADSs) and certain unconventional interior designs. The RFC solicited public comments and stated that the closing date for comment is on March 5, 2018. On February 8, 2018, NHTSA received a request for a 15-day extension of the comment period from the Association of Global Automakers, Inc. and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. That request can be found in the docket for the RFC listed above under ADDRESSES. NHTSA has considered this request and believes that a 15-day extension beyond the original due date is acceptable to provide additional time for the public to comment on the RFC. This is to notify the public that NHTSA is extending the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 comment period on the RFC, and allowing it to run until March 20, 2018. NHTSA also notes that, on February 13, 2018, it published a notice of a public meeting on regulatory barriers to be held at the Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, DC on March 6, 2018, from 10 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., EST (83 FR 6148). NHTSA is holding this public meeting to present to the public a summary of the RFC and activities underway at NHTSA and across the industry to identify and remove barriers that might impede safe deployment of ADSs. The combination of the comment period extension and the public meeting will provide the public with even greater opportunities to learn about efforts to address regulatory barriers and to provide meaningful input through oral remarks or written comment. NHTSA will consider all comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date, and will also consider comments received after that date to the extent practicable. Instructions for submitting comments are described in the Public Participation section of the RFC (83 FR 2607, January 18, 2018). Issued in Washington, DC, on February 21, 2018 pursuant to authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.81 and 1.95. Heidi R. King, Deputy Administrator. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 40 (Wednesday, February 28, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 8647-8648]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04063]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0009]


Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving 
Systems; Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Request for comment; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In response to a request, NHTSA is extending the comment 
period on the Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated 
Driving Systems Request for Comment (RFC) to March 20, 2018. The RFC 
was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018. The comment 
period for the RFC was originally scheduled to end on March 5, 2018.

DATES: The comment period for the request for comment published January 
18, 2018, at 83 FR 2607, is extended. Written comments must be received 
on or before March 20, 2018 in order to be considered timely.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket number above and be 
submitted by one of the following methods:
    [ssquf] Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    [ssquf] Mail: Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
    [ssquf] Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern 
time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    [ssquf] Fax: 202-493-2251.

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    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you must include the 
docket number identified in the heading of this notice.
    Note that all comments received, including any personal information 
provided, will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Please see the ``Privacy Act'' heading below.
    You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202-366-9324.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the street 
address listed above. We will continue to file relevant information in 
the Docket as it becomes available.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its decision-making process. 
DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal 
information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as 
described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can 
be reviewed at https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. Anyone can 
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.).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For research issues, Ellen Lee, Human 
Injury Research Division, Office of Vehicle Safety Research, telephone: 
202-366-1435, email: [email protected];
    For rulemaking issues, David Hines, Director, Office of Crash 
Avoidance Standards, telephone 202-366-1810, email [email protected];
    For legal issues, Stephen Wood, Assistant Chief Counsel, Vehicle 
Rulemaking and Harmonization, Office of Chief Counsel, 202-366-2992, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 18, 2018, NHTSA published a 
request for comment (RFC) (83 FR 2607) to identify regulatory barriers 
in the existing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to the 
testing, compliance certification, and compliance verification of motor 
vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADSs) and certain 
unconventional interior designs. The RFC solicited public comments and 
stated that the closing date for comment is on March 5, 2018.
    On February 8, 2018, NHTSA received a request for a 15-day 
extension of the comment period from the Association of Global 
Automakers, Inc. and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. That 
request can be found in the docket for the RFC listed above under 
ADDRESSES. NHTSA has considered this request and believes that a 15-day 
extension beyond the original due date is acceptable to provide 
additional time for the public to comment on the RFC. This is to notify 
the public that NHTSA is extending the comment period on the RFC, and 
allowing it to run until March 20, 2018.
    NHTSA also notes that, on February 13, 2018, it published a notice 
of a public meeting on regulatory barriers to be held at the Department 
of Transportation headquarters in Washington, DC on March 6, 2018, from 
10 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., EST (83 FR 6148). NHTSA is holding this 
public meeting to present to the public a summary of the RFC and 
activities underway at NHTSA and across the industry to identify and 
remove barriers that might impede safe deployment of ADSs. The 
combination of the comment period extension and the public meeting will 
provide the public with even greater opportunities to learn about 
efforts to address regulatory barriers and to provide meaningful input 
through oral remarks or written comment.
    NHTSA will consider all comments received before the close of 
business on the comment closing date, and will also consider comments 
received after that date to the extent practicable. Instructions for 
submitting comments are described in the Public Participation section 
of the RFC (83 FR 2607, January 18, 2018).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 21, 2018 pursuant to 
authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.81 and 1.95.
Heidi R. King,
Deputy Administrator.
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