Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 16280-16281 [2018-07132]

Download as PDF 16280 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 73 / Monday, April 16, 2018 / Proposed Rules specific dates for the gas dispensing rule’s effective and compliance dates, as well as specifying the counties subject to the reporting requirement under the cross-referenced rule are approvable under section 110(l) because they merely clarify the application of the rule and are consistent with the CAA and EPA’s regulations. III. Incorporation by Reference In this rule, EPA is proposing to include in a final EPA rule regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, EPA is proposing to incorporate by reference the TDEC Regulation section 1200–03– 18–.24 entitled ‘‘Gasoline Dispensing Facilities-Stage I and II Vapor Recovery’’ effective August 31, 2017. EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials generally available through www.regulations.gov and at the EPA Region 4 office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information). IV. Proposed Action EPA is proposing to approve Tennessee’s November 11, 2017, SIP revision consisting of minor revisions to the gasoline dispensing regulations to add clarifying language, effective and compliance dates and to specify counties subject to reporting requirements under the cross-referenced rule. The revision changes TDEC Regulation 1200–03–18–.24, Gasoline Dispensing Facilities-Stage I and II Vapor Recovery, to provide greater clarity as to the application of the rule and the start and finish dates, as well as specifying which counties are subject to reporting requirements. EPA is proposing this approval because the Agency has made the preliminary determination that the revision is consistent with the CAA and with EPA’s regulations. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable Federal regulations. See 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. This action merely proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this proposed action: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:47 Apr 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011); • Is not an Executive Order 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 2, 2017) regulatory action because SIP approvals are exempted under Executive Order 12866. • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • Is not subject to requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), nor will it impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: April 2, 2018. Onis ‘‘Trey’’ Glenn, III, Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. 2018–07748 Filed 4–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 571 [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0036] RIN 2127–AL05 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notification of availability of technical reports. AGENCY: This notification announces the availability of documents supplementing NHTSA’s March 2015 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 210, ‘‘Seat belt assembly anchorages.’’ The SNPRM proposed an alternative test procedure that would maintain the current FMVSS No. 210 body blocks and specify zones for the placement of the blocks at preload. The agency has conducted additional research since the publication of the SNPRM. This notification announces the docketing and availability of this research. SUMMARY: The documents referenced in this notification will be available in the docket as of April 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • 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. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. DATES: E:\FR\FM\16APP1.SGM 16APP1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 73 / Monday, April 16, 2018 / Proposed Rules Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should state the docket number of this document. You may call the Docket at 202–366– 9826. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of the Supplementary Information section of this document. 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. 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 notice published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carla Rush, Office of Crashworthiness Standards, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone 202–366–4583, fax 202–493– 2739). Mr. John Piazza, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone 202–366–2992, fax 202–366– 3820). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 30, 2012, the agency published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (77 FR 19155) that proposed to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 210, ‘‘Seat belt assembly anchorages,’’ to replace the current pelvic body block and the upper torso body block with a new Force Application Device (FAD). The rationale provided for the proposal included the FAD’s ease of use, that it is representative of the human form, and that it provides a consistent test configuration and load path to the seat belt assembly anchorages without affecting the stringency of the compliance test. The agency received a number of comments on the NPRM that raised issues concerning the feasibility of the FAD proposal. In light of those comments, NHTSA published a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) on March 2, 2015 (80 FR 11148). The SNPRM proposed, as an alternative to the FAD proposed in VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 the NPRM, to maintain the current FMVSS No. 210 body blocks and specify ‘‘zones’’ for the preload placement of the body blocks. In the SNPRM, the agency noted that it had initiated research to aid in the development of the zones bounding the initial placement for the current body blocks. This research has now been completed. The agency is docketing a variety of research reports. This research falls into three categories. The first category is additional research tests on passenger vehicles in order to evaluate the performance of the FAD in comparison to the body blocks in the same vehicle. The second category is research and testing performed to establish practical, repeatable, and validated zones for initial positioning (at preload) of the current FMVSS No. 210 body blocks (‘‘Development of Positioning Zones for FMVSS No. 210 Body Blocks’’). The third category is testing of the proposed FAD on buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) (Report Nos. 207/210–MGA–2013–001 and 207/210– MGA–2013–002). The objective of this testing was to determine whether the proposed FAD affects the stringency of FMVSS No. 210 compliance tests on heavy duty vehicle seats and to assess how the FAD performs in these tests. How do I prepare and submit comments? Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your comments are correctly filed in the docket, please include the docket number of this document in your comments. Your comments must not be more than 15 pages long. (49 CFR 553.21). We established this limit to encourage you to write your primary comments in a concise fashion. However, you may attach necessary additional documents to your comments. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. Comments may also be submitted to the docket electronically by logging into http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Please note that pursuant to the Data Quality Act, in order for substantive data to be relied upon and used by the agency, it must meet the information quality standards set forth in the OMB and DOT Data Quality Act guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to consult the guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB’s guidelines may be accessed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/fedreg/reproducible.html. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 16281 How can I be sure that my comments were received? If you wish DOT’s Docket Management Facility to notify you upon its receipt of your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, the Docket Management Facility will return the postcard by mail. How do I submit 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 above 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 under ADDRESSES. When you send a comment containing information claimed to be confidential business information, you should include a cover letter setting forth the information specified in our confidential business information regulation. (49 CFR part 512.) How can I read the comments submitted by other people? You may read the comments at DOT’s Docket Management Facility at the address given above under ADDRESSES. The hours of the facility are indicated above in the same location. You may also see the comments on the internet. To read the comments on the internet, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. Authority: delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Raymond R. Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2018–07132 Filed 4–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\16APP1.SGM 16APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 73 (Monday, April 16, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 16280-16281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-07132]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0036]
RIN 2127-AL05


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seat Belt Assembly 
Anchorages

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

ACTION: Notification of availability of technical reports.

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SUMMARY: This notification announces the availability of documents 
supplementing NHTSA's March 2015 Supplemental Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (SNPRM) to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 
(FMVSS) No. 210, ``Seat belt assembly anchorages.'' The SNPRM proposed 
an alternative test procedure that would maintain the current FMVSS No. 
210 body blocks and specify zones for the placement of the blocks at 
preload. The agency has conducted additional research since the 
publication of the SNPRM. This notification announces the docketing and 
availability of this research.

DATES: The documents referenced in this notification will be available 
in the docket as of April 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in 
the heading of this document by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     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.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.

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    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should state the 
docket number of this document.
    You may call the Docket at 202-366-9826.
    Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public 
Participation heading of the Supplementary Information section of this 
document. 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.
    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 notice published 
on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carla Rush, Office of 
Crashworthiness Standards, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 
(telephone 202-366-4583, fax 202-493-2739).
    Mr. John Piazza, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, 
DC 20590 (telephone 202-366-2992, fax 202-366-3820).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    On March 30, 2012, the agency published in the Federal Register a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (77 FR 19155) that proposed to 
amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 210, ``Seat 
belt assembly anchorages,'' to replace the current pelvic body block 
and the upper torso body block with a new Force Application Device 
(FAD). The rationale provided for the proposal included the FAD's ease 
of use, that it is representative of the human form, and that it 
provides a consistent test configuration and load path to the seat belt 
assembly anchorages without affecting the stringency of the compliance 
test.
    The agency received a number of comments on the NPRM that raised 
issues concerning the feasibility of the FAD proposal. In light of 
those comments, NHTSA published a Supplemental Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (SNPRM) on March 2, 2015 (80 FR 11148). The SNPRM proposed, 
as an alternative to the FAD proposed in the NPRM, to maintain the 
current FMVSS No. 210 body blocks and specify ``zones'' for the preload 
placement of the body blocks. In the SNPRM, the agency noted that it 
had initiated research to aid in the development of the zones bounding 
the initial placement for the current body blocks. This research has 
now been completed.
    The agency is docketing a variety of research reports. This 
research falls into three categories. The first category is additional 
research tests on passenger vehicles in order to evaluate the 
performance of the FAD in comparison to the body blocks in the same 
vehicle. The second category is research and testing performed to 
establish practical, repeatable, and validated zones for initial 
positioning (at preload) of the current FMVSS No. 210 body blocks 
(``Development of Positioning Zones for FMVSS No. 210 Body Blocks''). 
The third category is testing of the proposed FAD on buses with a gross 
vehicle weight rating of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) 
(Report Nos. 207/210-MGA-2013-001 and 207/210-MGA-2013-002). The 
objective of this testing was to determine whether the proposed FAD 
affects the stringency of FMVSS No. 210 compliance tests on heavy duty 
vehicle seats and to assess how the FAD performs in these tests.

How do I prepare and submit comments?

    Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your 
comments are correctly filed in the docket, please include the docket 
number of this document in your comments.
    Your comments must not be more than 15 pages long. (49 CFR 553.21). 
We established this limit to encourage you to write your primary 
comments in a concise fashion. However, you may attach necessary 
additional documents to your comments. There is no limit on the length 
of the attachments.
    Comments may also be submitted to the docket electronically by 
logging into http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions 
for submitting comments.
    Please note that pursuant to the Data Quality Act, in order for 
substantive data to be relied upon and used by the agency, it must meet 
the information quality standards set forth in the OMB and DOT Data 
Quality Act guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to consult the 
guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB's guidelines may be accessed 
at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg/reproducible.html.

How can I be sure that my comments were received?

    If you wish DOT's Docket Management Facility to notify you upon its 
receipt of your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in 
the envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, 
the Docket Management Facility will return the postcard by mail.

How do I submit 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 
above 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 
under ADDRESSES. When you send a comment containing information claimed 
to be confidential business information, you should include a cover 
letter setting forth the information specified in our confidential 
business information regulation. (49 CFR part 512.)

How can I read the comments submitted by other people?

    You may read the comments at DOT's Docket Management Facility at 
the address given above under ADDRESSES. The hours of the facility are 
indicated above in the same location. You may also see the comments on 
the internet. To read the comments on the internet, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets.

    Authority: delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8.

Raymond R. Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2018-07132 Filed 4-13-18; 8:45 am]
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