[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 3 (Monday, January 6, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 631-632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31507]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0132]


Public Meeting of the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council 
(RCC) Motor Vehicles Working Group

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

ACTION: Announcement of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) was 
created on February 4, 2011. After private sector consultations and 
bilateral negotiations, the RCC released the Joint Action Plan on 
Regulatory Cooperation on December 7, 2011. The Joint Action Plan is a 
practical first step to increased regulatory cooperation between the 
United States and Canada. In order to

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implement the initiatives identified in the Joint Action Plan, 
bilateral working groups led by senior officials from regulatory 
agencies have developed work plans with concrete objectives, 
deliverables and milestones for tangible progress within the RCC's two-
year mandate. This notice announces a public meeting of the RCC Motor 
Vehicles Working Group.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on January 14, 2014. The meeting 
will start at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m., local time, or 
until all registered speakers have been heard.

ADDRESSES: The January 14, 2014 public meeting will be held at the 
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building, 11th Floor, 477 Michigan Avenue, 
Detroit, Michigan 48226. The meeting site is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to attend the public 
meeting, please contact Lashawn Keeve, NHTSA Office of Rulemaking, by 
email at lashawn.keeve@dot.gov, by telephone at (202) 366-1740, or by 
fax at (202) 366-5930. Please contact Ms. Keeve at least ten days 
before the meeting date of January 14, 2014. Please provide the 
following information: name, affiliation, address, email address, and 
telephone number. For other questions regarding the RCC Motor Vehicles 
Working Group, in the United States, you may contact Mr. Ezana 
Wondimneh, Chief of the NHTSA International Harmonization Division, by 
email at ezana.wondimneh@dot.gov, by telephone at (202) 366-0846, or by 
fax at (202) 366-5930. In Canada you may contact Mr. Merz Rustom, 
Director, Motor Vehicle Standards, Research and Development at 
Transport Canada, by email at merz.rustom@tc.gc.ca, by telephone at 
(613) 998-2268, or by fax at (613) 990-2913.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation 
Council (RCC) was created on February 4, 2011. After private sector 
consultations and bilateral negotiations, the RCC released the Joint 
Action Plan on Regulatory Cooperation on December 7, 2011. For more 
information on the Joint Action Plan on Regulatory Cooperation, see 
http://www.trade.gov/rcc/rcc-summary.asp. The Joint Action Plan is a 
practical first step to increased regulatory cooperation between the 
United States and Canada. In order to implement the initiatives 
identified in the Joint Action Plan, bilateral working groups led by 
senior officials from regulatory agencies have developed work plans 
with concrete objectives, deliverables and milestones for tangible 
progress within the RCC's two-year mandate.
    The January 14, 2014 public meeting is being held pursuant to the 
RCC Motor Vehicles Working Group Work Plan. For more information on the 
Work Plans, see http://www.trade.gov/rcc/documents/Existing-Motor-Vehicle-Safety-Standards.pdf, or http://www.trade.gov/rcc/ for future 
Work Plans.
    Public Meeting Procedures. The public meeting provides a forum for 
the public to speak about topics within the mandate of the RCC Motor 
Vehicles Working Group. In order to comply with the occupancy limits of 
the meeting space, attendance is limited to 100 persons, and 
preregistration is required. For space reasons, it is asked that you 
consider limiting your company's or association's delegation to 3-5 
persons. If you would like to attend the public meeting as a speaker or 
as an observer, please contact the person identified under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT at least ten days before the hearing. Depending on 
the available space, registration for persons attending the public 
hearing as observers may be accepted after that date.
    For planning purposes, each speaker should anticipate speaking for 
approximately ten minutes, although we may need to shorten that time if 
a large number of people wish to make presentations. Once we learn how 
many people have registered to speak at the meeting, we will allocate 
an appropriate amount of time to each participant, allowing time for 
necessary breaks. In addition, we will reserve a block of time for 
anyone else in the audience who wishes to give an oral presentation.
    We request that you bring three copies of your statement or other 
material to the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, 
we prefer that speakers not use any audio-visual aids or computer 
slideshows; however, if you plan to use such aids, you must provide 
those materials in advance of the meeting and notify the contact person 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.
    NHTSA and Transport Canada will conduct the meeting informally. 
Presenters wishing to provide supplementary information should submit 
it to the contact person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
above.
    For security purposes, government-issued photo identification is 
required to enter the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building. Non-U.S. 
citizens may be required to show passports. To allow sufficient time to 
clear security and enter the building, NHTSA recommends that 
participants arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the event, 
and that luggage, laptop computers, and personal effects be kept to a 
minimum.

David Hines,
Director, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards.
[FR Doc. 2013-31507 Filed 1-3-14; 8:45 am]
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