[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 232 (Wednesday, December 3, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28381]



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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 1422

[CPSC Docket No. CPSC-2009-0087]


Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs); Notice of Opportunity 
for Oral Presentation of Comments

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission

ACTION: Notice of opportunity for oral presentation of comments.

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SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) 
announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to 
present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the 
Commission issued proposing a standard to reduce the risk of injury 
associated with recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). Any oral 
comments will be part of the rulemaking record.

DATES: The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., January 7, 2015, at the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission National Product Testing and 
Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850. Requests to 
make oral presentations and the written text of any oral presentations 
must be received by the Office of the Secretary not later than 5 p.m. 
Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research 
Place, Rockville, MD 20850. Requests to make oral presentations, and 
texts of oral presentations, should be captioned: ``ROVs NPR; Oral 
Presentation'' and submitted by email to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov, or mailed or 
delivered to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, not later than 
5 p.m. EST on December 30, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the purpose or 
subject matter of this meeting, contact Caroleene Paul, Project 
Manager, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850; telephone (301) 987-
2225; cpaul@cpsc.gov. For information about the procedure to make an 
oral presentation, contact Rockelle Hammond, Office of the Secretary, 
Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 
MD 20814; telephone (301) 504-7923.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined 
preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury and 
death associated with ROVs. On November 19, 2014, the Commission issued 
an NPR to address the risk of injury posed by ROVs. (79 FR 68964). The 
NPR proposes a rule that includes:
    (1) Lateral stability and vehicle handling requirements that 
specify a minimum level of rollover resistance for ROVs and require 
that ROVs exhibit sublimit understeer characteristics;
    (2) lateral stability information requirements in the form of a 
hangtag; and
    (3) occupant retention requirements that would limit the maximum 
speed of an ROV to no more than 15 miles per hour (mph), unless the 
seat belts of both the driver and front passengers, if any, are 
fastened, and would require ROVs to have a passive means, such as a 
barrier or structure, to limit further the ejection of a belted 
occupant in the event of a rollover.
    These requirements would be issued under the Consumer Product 
Safety Act (CPSA). The NPR and staff's briefing package are available 
on the Commission's Web site at: http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/FOIA/Commission-Briefing-Packages/2014/.

B. The Public Meeting

    The CPSA requires that the Commission provide an opportunity for 
the ``oral presentation of data, views, or arguments,'' in addition to 
written comments, when the Commission develops a consumer product 
safety standard under section 9 of the CPSA. 15 U.S.C. 2058(d)(2). 
Thus, the Commission is providing this forum for oral presentations 
concerning the proposed ROV standard. See the information under the 
headings DATES and ADDRESSES at the beginning of this notice for 
information on making requests to give oral presentations at the 
meeting and submission of written text in advance. Those who wish to 
make oral presentations must comply with the procedures described in 
this notice.
    Participants should limit their presentations to approximately 10 
minutes, exclusive of any periods of questioning by the Commissioners. 
To prevent duplicative presentations, groups will be directed to 
designate a spokesperson. The Commission reserves the right to adjust 
meeting procedures as may be necessary, including the right to limit 
the time further for any presentation and impose restrictions to avoid 
excessive duplication of presentations.

    Dated: November 26, 2014.
Alberta E. Mills,
Acting Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-28381 Filed 12-2-14; 8:45 am]
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