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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 41 / Thursday, March 1, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES with a very limited number serving in an individual capacity as subject matter experts. These members, known as special government employees or SGEs, are subject to conflict of interest rules and will have to complete a financial disclosure report. III. Request for Nominations USTR is soliciting nominations for membership on the IGPAC. To apply for membership, an applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria: 1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. 2. The applicant cannot be a full-time employee of a U.S. governmental entity. 3. The applicant cannot be registered with the U.S. Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. 4. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. 5. 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USTR will consider applicants who meet the eligibility criteria based on the following factors: Ability to represent the sponsoring executive or legislative branch of a state, county, or municipal government; knowledge of and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 experience in trade matters relevant to the work of the IGPAC and USTR; and fostering balanced in terms of points of view and geography. Gregory Walters, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2018–04169 Filed 2–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F8–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0016] Public Meeting Regarding NHTSA’s Research Portfolio National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NHTSA is announcing a public meeting where the agency’s Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices will present information on activities related to priority research programs in vehicle and behavioral safety, including a focused overview session on NHTSA’s research in Automated Driving Systems (ADSs). Representatives from multiple research offices will present the research program area activities, nearterm expected deliverables, and accept questions from the audience at the end. DATES: NHTSA will hold the public meeting on March 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Check-in (through security) will begin at 7:30 a.m. Attendees should arrive early enough to enable them to go through security by 8:30 a.m. The public docket will remain open until April 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: The public 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) in the [West Building Atrium]. This facility is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The meeting will also be webcast live, and a link to the webcast will be made available to registrants prior to the event. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the public meeting, please contact Lisa Floyd at 202–366–4697, by email at Lisa.Floyd@ dot.gov, or by U.S. Mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8919 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Registration is necessary for all attendees. Attendees should register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ NHTSAPUBLICMEETING by March 9, 2018. Please provide name, affiliation, email, and indicate whether you will be attending in person and whether you require special accommodations. Space is limited, so advanced registration is highly encouraged. NHTSA DOT is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, please contact Lisa Floyd at 202–366– 4697, or via email at Lisa.Floyd@ dot.gov, with your request by close of business March 9, 2018. Should it be necessary to cancel or reschedule 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 to obtain copies of the transcript directly with the court reporter, and the transcript will also be posted in the docket when it becomes available. Written Comments: Written comments on the presented information can be submitted during the 30-day comment period. Please submit all written comments no later than April 2, 2018 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001, 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. E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 8920 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 41 / Thursday, March 1, 2018 / Notices 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 can search the electronic form for comments published in the docket 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 https:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. 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 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 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: Each year, NHTSA executes a broad array of research programs in support of agency priorities. The agency’s research portfolio covers program areas pertaining to vehicle safety, including safety countermeasures implemented through the vehicle, components, operation and use, among others, and behavioral safety, which includes safety countermeasures that pertain to the behavior and actions of the driver, occupant, and other road users. The public meeting is intended to provide public outreach regarding the priority research activities at NHTSA for both vehicle and behavioral safety, including expected near-term deliverables. One of the key priority program areas for NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Research is Automated Driving Systems; thus, the public meeting will allocate dedicated time to discuss research in this program area. For each of the areas of discussion at this public meeting, NHTSA will briefly discuss the work underway and allow VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 time to answer questions from participants. The agency invites comments on the information presented regarding research priorities, research goals, and additional research gaps/needs the public may believe NHTSA should be addressing. Slides presented at the public meeting will be posted to the docket subsequently. The webcast will also be made available for off-line viewing after the public meeting. Draft Agenda Friday, March 16, 2018 7:30 a.m.–8:45 p.m. Arrival/Check-In 8:45 a.m.–9 a.m. Housekeeping 9 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Overview 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Public Meeting Session—Crash Avoidance and Electronic Systems Safety Research 10:45 a.m.–11 a.m. Break 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Public Meeting Session—Biomechanics and Crashworthiness 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch Break 1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Automated Driving Systems Research 2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Break 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Behavioral Safety Research Closing Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated by 49 CFR 1.95. Nathaniel Beuse, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research. [FR Doc. 2018–04122 Filed 2–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0025] Drugged Driving Call to Action Meeting National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NHTSA is announcing a public meeting as part of the Agency’s initiative to combat drug-impaired driving on U.S. roads. NHTSA is holding this public meeting to facilitate a national dialogue on best practices, lessons learned, and to develop a callto-action with short-, mid-, and longterm plans to address drug-impaired driving in the U.S. NHTSA is bringing together key stakeholders—including safety partners; state and local officials; data and policy experts; law enforcement and criminal justice SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 professionals; toxicologists; drug recognition experts; and others—to join the DOT in setting a course of action and taking measurable steps to address drug-impaired driving. Registration information for this event will be available at www.nhtsa.gov on March 1, 2018. Attendance at the meeting is limited because of space limitations of the DOT Conference Center; however, the meeting will be available for live public viewing on the NHTSA website (www.nhtsa.gov). DATES: The meeting will be held on March 15, 2018, in Washington, DC. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 4:00 p.m., EST. Check-in (through security) will begin at 8:30 a.m. Attendees should arrive early enough to enable them to go through security by no later than 8:50 a.m. to allow sufficient time to enter the building. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Atrium of the West Building of the U.S. Department of Transportation, located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (Green Line Metro Station at Navy Yard). 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 on www.NHTSA.gov. NHTSA is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. Accessibility requests should be submitted to Caroline Cash at Caroline.Cash@dot.gov or 202–366–9712 by close of business on March 2, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caroline Cash at caroline.cash@dot.gov or 202–366–9712. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is against the law in all 50 States. Early data and anecdotal reports indicate that drug-impaired driving is on the rise, potentially responsible for thousands of driving-related fatalities. As a result, NHTSA and its partners are prioritizing the elimination of drug-impaired driving to ensure U.S. roads, communities, and families are safe. The event is open to the public. The invited speakers include representatives with backgrounds in traffic and highway safety, public health, and representatives from diverse organizations including state government, and other Federal Agencies. Written statements may be submitted to the public docket. NHTSA will use this meeting to launch a call to action to develop plans to combat the growing problem of drug impaired driving. Saving lives by preventing traffic deaths is NHTSA’s top priority. Please go to the NHTSA E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 41 (Thursday, March 1, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8919-8920]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04122]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0016]


Public Meeting Regarding NHTSA's Research Portfolio

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 where the agency's 
Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices will 
present information on activities related to priority research programs 
in vehicle and behavioral safety, including a focused overview session 
on NHTSA's research in Automated Driving Systems (ADSs). 
Representatives from multiple research offices will present the 
research program area activities, near-term expected deliverables, and 
accept questions from the audience at the end.

DATES: NHTSA will hold the public meeting on March 16, 2018 from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Check-in (through security) 
will begin at 7:30 a.m. Attendees should arrive early enough to enable 
them to go through security by 8:30 a.m. The public docket will remain 
open until April 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The public 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) in the [West Building Atrium]. 
This facility is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The 
meeting will also be webcast live, and a link to the webcast will be 
made available to registrants prior to the event.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the public 
meeting, please contact Lisa Floyd at 202-366-4697, by email at 
[email protected], or by U.S. Mail at U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Registration is necessary for all attendees. 
Attendees should register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHTSAPUBLICMEETING by March 9, 2018. Please provide name, affiliation, 
email, and indicate whether you will be attending in person and whether 
you require special accommodations. Space is limited, so advanced 
registration is highly encouraged.
    NHTSA DOT is committed to providing equal access to this meeting 
for all participants. If you need an accommodation because of a 
disability, please contact Lisa Floyd at 202-366-4697, or via email at 
[email protected], with your request by close of business March 9, 
2018. Should it be necessary to cancel or reschedule 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 to obtain copies of the transcript directly with 
the court reporter, and the transcript will also be posted in the 
docket when it becomes available.
    Written Comments: Written comments on the presented information can 
be submitted during the 30-day comment period. Please submit all 
written comments no later than April 2, 2018 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: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001, 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.

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    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 can search the electronic form for comments 
published in the docket 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 
https://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice.
    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 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 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: Each year, NHTSA executes a broad array of research 
programs in support of agency priorities. The agency's research 
portfolio covers program areas pertaining to vehicle safety, including 
safety countermeasures implemented through the vehicle, components, 
operation and use, among others, and behavioral safety, which includes 
safety countermeasures that pertain to the behavior and actions of the 
driver, occupant, and other road users.
    The public meeting is intended to provide public outreach regarding 
the priority research activities at NHTSA for both vehicle and 
behavioral safety, including expected near-term deliverables. One of 
the key priority program areas for NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Research is 
Automated Driving Systems; thus, the public meeting will allocate 
dedicated time to discuss research in this program area.
    For each of the areas of discussion at this public meeting, NHTSA 
will briefly discuss the work underway and allow time to answer 
questions from participants.
    The agency invites comments on the information presented regarding 
research priorities, research goals, and additional research gaps/needs 
the public may believe NHTSA should be addressing. Slides presented at 
the public meeting will be posted to the docket subsequently. The 
webcast will also be made available for off-line viewing after the 
public meeting.

Draft Agenda

Friday, March 16, 2018

7:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Arrival/Check-In
8:45 a.m.-9 a.m. Housekeeping
9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Overview
9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Public Meeting Session--Crash Avoidance and 
Electronic Systems Safety Research
10:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Break
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Public Meeting Session--Biomechanics and 
Crashworthiness
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Automated Driving Systems Research
2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Behavioral Safety Research
Closing

    Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated by 49 CFR 
1.95.
Nathaniel Beuse,
Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research.
[FR Doc. 2018-04122 Filed 2-28-18; 8:45 am]
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