[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 102 (Wednesday, May 28, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 30507-30508]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12162]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

23 CFR Part 490

[FHWA Docket No. FHWA-2013-0020]
RIN 2125-AF49


National Performance Management Measures; Highway Safety 
Improvement Program

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is extending the comment period for a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments, which was 
published on March 11, 2014, at 79 FR 13846. The original comment 
period is set to close on June 9, 2014. The extension is based the 
FHWA's desire to allow interested parties sufficient time to review and 
provide comprehensive comments on this NPRM and the related FHWA/FTA 
Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan 
Transportation Planning NPRM (FHWA RIN 2125-AF52; FTA RIN 2132-AB10). 
Therefore, the closing date for comments is changed to June 30, 2014, 
which will provide those interested in commenting additional time to 
discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590, or submit electronically at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should include the docket number that

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appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be 
available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those 
desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a self-
addressed, stamped postcard or may print the acknowledgment page that 
appears after submitting comments electronically. 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 (Volume 
65, Number 70, Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Francine Shaw Whitson, Office of 
Infrastructure, (202) 366-8028, or Anne Christenson, Office of Chief 
Counsel, (202) 366-1356, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:00 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Electronic Access and Filing

    You may submit or access all comments received by the DOT online 
through: http://www.regulations.gov. Electronic submission and 
retrieval help and guidelines are available on the Web site. It is 
available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Please follow the 
instructions. An electronic copy of this document may also be 
downloaded from the Federal Register's home page at: http://www.federalregister.gov.

Background

    On March 11, 2014, the FHWA published in the Federal Register a 
NPRM proposing to establish measures for State departments of 
transportation (State DOT) to use to carry out the Highway Safety 
Improvement Program (HSIP) and to assess serious injuries and 
fatalities per vehicle mile traveled, and the number of serious 
injuries and fatalities. The HSIP is a core Federal-aid highway program 
with the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in fatalities and 
serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned public 
roads and roads on tribal lands. (23 U.S.C. 148(b)).
    This NPRM also proposes the following: the definitions that will be 
applicable to the new 23 CFR 490; the process to be used by State DOTs 
and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to establish safety-
related performance targets that reflect the measures proposed in this 
rulemaking; a methodology to be used to assess State DOTs compliance 
with the target achievement provision specified under 23 U.S.C. 148(i); 
and the process State DOTs must follow to report on progress towards 
the achievement of safety-related performance targets.
    The original comment period for the NPRM closes on June 9, 2014. 
The FHWA believes that this closing date may not provide sufficient 
time to review and provide comprehensive comments on the National 
Performance Management Measures; Highway Safety Improvement Program 
NPRM, considering all related rulemaking activities including the 
related FHWA/FTA Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; 
Metropolitan Transportation Planning NPRM (FHWA RIN 2125-AF52; FTA RIN 
2132-AB10). To allow the public to submit comprehensive comments, the 
closing date is changed from June 9, 2014, to June 30, 2014.

    Authority:  23 U.S.C. 134, 135, 148(i) and 150; 49 CFR 1.85.

    Issued on: May 21, 2014.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-12162 Filed 5-27-14; 8:45 am]
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