Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Test Procedures; Reopening of Comment Period, 13684-13685 [2021-04933]

Download as PDF 13684 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 10, 2021 / Proposed Rules proposed or final rules, to withdraw rules pending publication with OFR, and to consider postponing for 60 days from the date of the memorandum, the effective date of rules already published in the Federal Register. The purpose of the memorandum is to implement the President’s plan to manage the Federal regulatory process at the outset of the Administration by providing the opportunity for the President’s new designees or appointees to review all new and pending rules. Because OFR published the HIPAA NPRM prior to the effective withdrawal of rules provided for in the memorandum, the HIPAA NPRM remains publicly available in the Federal Register and open for public comment. However, due to the proximity in time between the publication of the HIPAA NPRM and the Regulatory Freeze Memorandum, the public may need clarification that the HIPAA NPRM is available for public comment and additional time to review the proposals and submit comments. Therefore, to maximize the opportunity for the public to provide meaningful input to inform policy development, the Department is extending the comment period to May 6, 2021. Norris Cochran, Acting Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2021–05021 Filed 3–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4153–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 [MB Docket No. 21–9; RM–11872; DA 21– 40; FRS 17397] Television Broadcasting Services Tulsa, Oklahoma Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by KTUL Licensee, LLC, (Licensee), licensee of KTUL, channel 10, Tulsa, Oklahoma, requesting the substitution of channel 14 for channel 10 at Tulsa in the DTV Table of Allotments. The Licensee states that the Commission has recognized that VHF channels have certain propagation characteristics which may cause reception issues for some viewers, and also that reception of VHF signals require larger antennas that are generally not well suited to the mobile SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Mar 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 applications expected under flexible use, relative to UHF channels. KTUL has received numerous complaints from viewers unable to receive the Station’s over-the-air signal, despite being able to receive signals from other stations. Licensee further states that with respect to operations on channel 14 and nearby land mobile services, it has determined that it can install the appropriate mask filter and antenna needed to avoid interference to land mobile operations. In addition, operation on channel 14 will not result in any predicted loss of service and would result in a substantial increase in signal receivability for KTUL viewers. DATES: Comments must be filed on or before April 9, 2021 and reply comments on or before April 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve counsel for petitioner as follows: Paul A. Cicelski, Esq., Lerman Senter PLLC, 2001 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Bernstein, Media Bureau, at (202) 418–1647; or Joyce Bernstein, Media Bureau, at Joyce.Bernstein@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket No. 21–9; RM–11872; DA 21–40, adopted January 12, 2021, and released January 12, 2021. The full text of this document is available for download at https:// www.fcc.gov/edocs. To request materials in accessible formats (Braille, large print, computer diskettes, or audio recordings), please send an email to FCC504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Government Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (VOICE), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). This document does not contain information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any proposed information collection burden ‘‘for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,’’ pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601– 612, do not apply to this proceeding. Members of the public should note that all ex parte contacts are prohibited from the time a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is issued to the time the matter is no longer subject to Commission consideration or court review, see 47 CFR 1.1208. There are, PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 however, exceptions to this prohibition, which can be found in Section 1.1204(a) of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.1204(a). See Sections 1.415 and 1.420 of the Commission’s rules for information regarding the proper filing procedures for comments, 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420. List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73 Television. Federal Communications Commission. Thomas Horan, Chief of Staff, Media Bureau. Proposed Rule For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR part 73 as follows: PART 73—Radio Broadcast Service 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336, and 339. § 73.622 [Amended] 2. Amend § 73.622(i), the PostTransition Table of DTV Allotments under Oklahoma, by removing channel 10 and adding channel 14 at Tulsa. ■ [FR Doc. 2021–01491 Filed 3–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 571 [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0109] RIN 2127–AM04 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Test Procedures; Reopening of Comment Period National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Reopening of comment period. AGENCY: In response to a request from the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators), NHTSA is announcing a reopening of the comment period on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) published December 10, 2020. The ANPRM requests public comment on whether any test procedure for any Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) may be a candidate for replacement, repeal, or modification, for reasons other than for considerations SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRP1.SGM 10MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 10, 2021 / Proposed Rules relevant only to automated driving systems (ADS). The comment period for the ANPRM was originally scheduled to end on February 8, 2021. It will now be reopened and will end on April 9, 2021. DATES: The comment period for the ANPRM published on December 10, 2020 at 85 FR 79456 is reopened and extended to April 9, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments must be submitted by one 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, Rm. 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. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9322 before coming. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you must include the docket number identified in the heading of this document. 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) 366–9322. 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. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9322 before coming. We will VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Mar 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 inform its decisionmaking 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 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 (65 FR 19477–78). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical issues, you may contact Ms. Mary Versailles, Office of Rulemaking, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; mary.versailles@dot.gov. For legal issues, you may contact Ms. Callie Roach, Attorney-Advisor, Vehicle Rulemaking and Harmonization, Office of Chief Counsel, (202) 597–1312, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; callie.roach@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 10, 2020, NHTSA published an ANPRM to obtain public comments on whether any test procedure for any FMVSS may be a candidate for replacement, repeal, or modification, for reasons other than for considerations relevant only to automated driving systems (ADS) (85 FR 79456). The ANPRM provided examples of test procedures found in FMVSS Nos. 103, 104, 105/135, 121, and 126 to facilitate responses and asked commenters to consider whether the agency should PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 13685 make changes to these test procedures or to any other test procedure. The ANPRM also asked commenters to provide research, evidence, and data to support why such change may be necessary. The ANPRM stated that the closing date for comments was February 8, 2021. NHTSA received on January 14, 2021 a petition from Auto Innovators for a 30day extension of the comment period. The request states that additional time is necessary to permit Auto Innovators to conduct a comprehensive review of the extensive number of regulations and FMVSS that contain detailed test procedures, including standards that reference industry standards. Auto Innovators also notes that its efforts to organize group meeting have been hampered by working inefficiencies induced by COVID meeting restrictions. The request can be found in the docket for the ANPRM identified in the heading of this document. In accordance with NHTSA’s rulemaking procedures in 49 CFR part 553, subpart B, the agency is granting this request to reopen and extend the comment period. We have determined that the requestors have shown good cause for an extension, and that the extension is consistent with the public interest (49 CFR 553.19). A 30-day reopening and extension appropriately balances NHTSA’s interest in providing the public with sufficient time to comment on the notice with its interest in proceeding with this rulemaking in a timely manner. Accordingly, NHTSA is reopening and extending the comment period to the date shown in the DATES section of this document. Issued in Washington, DC pursuant to authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Raymond R. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 10, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13684-13685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04933]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. NHTSA-2020-0109]
RIN 2127-AM04


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Test Procedures; 
Reopening of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In response to a request from the Alliance for Automotive 
Innovation (Auto Innovators), NHTSA is announcing a reopening of the 
comment period on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) 
published December 10, 2020. The ANPRM requests public comment on 
whether any test procedure for any Federal Motor Vehicle Safety 
Standard (FMVSS) may be a candidate for replacement, repeal, or 
modification, for reasons other than for considerations

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relevant only to automated driving systems (ADS). The comment period 
for the ANPRM was originally scheduled to end on February 8, 2021. It 
will now be reopened and will end on April 9, 2021.

DATES: The comment period for the ANPRM published on December 10, 2020 
at 85 FR 79456 is reopened and extended to April 9, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be submitted by one 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, Rm. 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. To be sure 
someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366-9322 before coming.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you must include the 
docket number identified in the heading of this document.
    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) 366-9322. 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. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 
366-9322 before coming. 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 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 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 (65 FR 19477-78).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical issues, you may contact 
Ms. Mary Versailles, Office of Rulemaking, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590; [email protected]. For legal issues, you 
may contact Ms. Callie Roach, Attorney-Advisor, Vehicle Rulemaking and 
Harmonization, Office of Chief Counsel, (202) 597-1312, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 10, 2020, NHTSA published an 
ANPRM to obtain public comments on whether any test procedure for any 
FMVSS may be a candidate for replacement, repeal, or modification, for 
reasons other than for considerations relevant only to automated 
driving systems (ADS) (85 FR 79456). The ANPRM provided examples of 
test procedures found in FMVSS Nos. 103, 104, 105/135, 121, and 126 to 
facilitate responses and asked commenters to consider whether the 
agency should make changes to these test procedures or to any other 
test procedure. The ANPRM also asked commenters to provide research, 
evidence, and data to support why such change may be necessary. The 
ANPRM stated that the closing date for comments was February 8, 2021.
    NHTSA received on January 14, 2021 a petition from Auto Innovators 
for a 30-day extension of the comment period. The request states that 
additional time is necessary to permit Auto Innovators to conduct a 
comprehensive review of the extensive number of regulations and FMVSS 
that contain detailed test procedures, including standards that 
reference industry standards. Auto Innovators also notes that its 
efforts to organize group meeting have been hampered by working 
inefficiencies induced by COVID meeting restrictions. The request can 
be found in the docket for the ANPRM identified in the heading of this 
document.
    In accordance with NHTSA's rulemaking procedures in 49 CFR part 
553, subpart B, the agency is granting this request to reopen and 
extend the comment period. We have determined that the requestors have 
shown good cause for an extension, and that the extension is consistent 
with the public interest (49 CFR 553.19). A 30-day reopening and 
extension appropriately balances NHTSA's interest in providing the 
public with sufficient time to comment on the notice with its interest 
in proceeding with this rulemaking in a timely manner. Accordingly, 
NHTSA is reopening and extending the comment period to the date shown 
in the DATES section of this document.

    Issued in Washington, DC pursuant to authority delegated in 49 
CFR 1.95 and 501.8.
Raymond R. Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2021-04933 Filed 3-9-21; 8:45 am]
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