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21492 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

79 / Tuesday, April 26, 2005 / Notices

quadrants of the District of Columbia. sustainable development in waterfront Reports.’’ Notice of receipt of a petition
The South Capitol Street Corridor neighborhoods. The development of the was published, with a 30-day comment
extends from Martin Luther King, Jr. South Capitol Street Corridor is an period, on March 2, 2005, in the Federal
Avenue to the U.S. Capitol in important early step in the reinvestment Register (70 FR 10164). NHTSA
Washington, DC along South Capitol and reclamation process. There is also a received no comments.
Street. Proposed improvements, need to support the development of new Affected are a total of approximately
including improvements to the mixed-use development and 42,524 incomplete motor home chassis
Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, employment in the corridor that benefits built between July 2000 and December
would be made between Suitland existing residents, providing 31, 2004. S3.1.4.1 of FMVSS No. 102
Parkway at Martin Luther King, Jr. transportation support for a variety of requires that
Avenue and Independence Avenue, and new housing and economic If the transmission shift lever sequence
New Jersey Avenue between M Street, development activities. Development in includes a park position, identification of
SE., and Independence Avenue. the Southeast Federal Center and shift lever positions * * * shall be displayed
The purpose of the South Capitol Washington Navy Yard, as well as in view of the driver whenever any of the
Street project is to create a new gateway. construction of the proposed ballpark following conditions exist: (a) The ignition is
This gateway will consist of a balanced, and on Buzzard Point, will be adding in a position where the transmission can be
sustainable, multimodal transportation shifted. (b) The transmission is not in park.
large numbers of jobs and creating new
network that knits neighborhoods residential neighborhoods. Early traffic Workhorse described its
together and facilitates the movement of estimates project the addition of 3,250 noncompliance as follows:
commuters with minimal impact on the vehicles and 7,800 pedestrians during In these vehicles when the ignition key is
surrounding neighborhoods. The South ballpark events. The corridor could in the ‘‘OFF’’ position, the selected gear
Capitol Street Corridor, as defined in the enhance the vitality and safety of the position is not displayed. ‘‘OFF’’ is a position
AWI Framework Plan, is intended to District’s roads and neighborhoods not displayed, but located between lock and
provide better access to waterfront areas around them, by creating places and run. The gear selector lever can be moved
east and west of the river, including while the ignition switch is in ‘‘OFF.’’
destinations for pedestrians and
Poplar Point and Buzzard Point, and bicycles. Workhorse believes that this
better serve historic Anacostia, and near noncompliance is inconsequential to
southeast and southwest neighborhoods. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Program Number 20.205 Highway Planning
motor vehicle safety and that no
The future Anacostia Waterfront will and Construction. The regulations and corrective action is warranted.
include a cleaner river, sustainable implementing Executive Order 12372 Workhorse stated that:
waterfront neighborhoods, new and regarding intergovernmental consultation on [T]he vehicles will be in compliance with
revitalized waterfront parks, and vibrant Federal programs and activities apply to this FMVSS No. 102 during normal ignition
cultural attractions. The creation of new program) activation and vehicle operation. Workhorse
transit stops and pedestrian facilities Authority 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48. believes that the purpose of the rule is to
where none exist, due to physical provide the driver with transmission position
barriers along South Capitol Street and Issued on: April 21, 2005. information for the vehicle conditions where
Suitland Parkway, will create new Gary L. Henderson, such information can reduce the likelihood
opportunities for movement throughout Division Administrator, District of Columbia of shifting errors. This occurs primarily when
the corridor. Without improvements to Division, Federal Highway Administration. the engine is running, and Workhorse’s
PRNDL is always visible when the engine is
facilitate the efficient traffic flow of all [FR Doc. 05–8330 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am]
modes, the level and duration of BILLING CODE 4910–22–P Should the shift lever be in any position
congestion will continue to deteriorate other than park or neutral, the ignition will
throughout the corridor. not start. * * * Should the Workhorse
The project includes the proposed DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION vehicle be in neutral at the time the ignition
redevelopment of South Capitol Street is turned to start, the display will
per, the National Capital Planning National Highway Traffic Safety immediately come on and be visible to the
Commission’s 1997 plan, Extending the Administration driver.
Legacy, Planning America’s Capital for There are a number of safeguards to
[Docket No. NHTSA 2005–20274; Notice 2] preclude the driver from leaving the vehicle
the 21st Century. The plan includes
with the vehicle in a position other than in
South Capitol Street as a civic gateway Workhorse Custom Chassis, Grant of the park position. First, if the driver should
to central Washington providing a mix Petition for Decision of attempt to remove the key, the driver will
of shopping, housing, and offices. It also Inconsequential Noncompliance discover that the vehicle is not in park
proposes replacing the Frederick because the key may not be removed. * * *
Douglass Memorial Bridge with a new Workhorse Custom Chassis If the driver were to attempt to leave the
six-lane span that would accommodate (Workhorse) has determined that certain vehicle without removing the key, the
pedestrians and bicycles. The 2003 incomplete motor home chassis it audible warning required by FMVSS No. 114
South Capitol Gateway and Corridor produced in 2000 through 2004 do not would immediately sound reminding the
comply with S3.1.4.1 of 49 CFR driver that the key is still in the vehicle.
Improvement Study, completed under
congressional direction, expressed the 571.102, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Workhorse stated that this situation is
challenges and opportunities for this Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, substantially the same as for two
corridor including disinvestments, ‘‘Transmission shift lever sequence, petitions which NHTSA granted, one
traffic functionality, local access, and starter interlock, and transmission from General Motors (58 FR 33296, June
the general need to restore this corridor braking effect.’’ Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 16, 1993) and the second from Nissan
to its original intent as a grand gateway 30118(d) and 30120(h), Workhorse has Motors (64 FR 38701, June 19, 1999).
to the nation’s capital. petitioned for a determination that this Workhorse said, ‘‘In both of those cases,
The Anacostia Waterfront Initiative noncompliance is inconsequential to the PRNDL display would not be
(AWI) seeks to restore the river’s water motor vehicle safety and has filed an illuminated if the transmission was left
quality, reclaim the waterfront as a appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR in a position other than ‘park’ when the
magnet of activity, and stimulate part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance ignition key was turned to ‘OFF.’ ’’

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Workhorse stated that it has no Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
customer complaints or accident reports No. 119, ‘‘New pneumatic tires for
related to the noncompliance. vehicles other than passenger cars.’’ Public Meeting of the President’s
NHTSA agrees with Workhorse that Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
the noncompliance is inconsequential to 30120(h), Hankook has petitioned for a
motor vehicle safety. As the agency determination that this noncompliance AGENCY: Department of the Treasury.
noted in proposing the current version is inconsequential to motor vehicle ACTION: Notice of meeting.
of the standard (49 FR 32409, August safety and has filed an appropriate
25, 1988), the purpose of the display report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, SUMMARY: This notice advises all
requirement is to ‘‘provide the driver ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance Reports.’’ interested persons of a public meeting of
with transmission position information Notice of receipt of a petition was the President’s Advisory Panel on
for the vehicle conditions where such published, with a 30-day comment Federal Tax Reform.
information can reduce the likelihood of period, on March 9, 2005, in the Federal
shifting errors.’’ In all but the rarest DATES: The meeting will be held on
Register (70 FR 11728). NHTSA Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May
circumstances, the primary function of received no comments.
the transmission display is to inform the 12, 2005, in the Washington, DC area
driver of gear selection and relative A total of approximately 41,716 tires and will begin at 9:30 a.m. on both days.
position of the gears while the engine is are involved, which were produced ADDRESSES: The venue has not been
running. In this case, the selected gear during the period April 1, 2003 through identified to date. Venue information
position and PRNDL display are always December 20, 2004. S6.5(d) of FMVSS will be posted on the Panel’s Web site
visible when the engine is running. No. 119 requires that the maximum load at http://www.taxreformpanel.gov as
Therefore, as Workhorse stated, the rating and corresponding inflation soon as it is available.
vehicles will be in compliance with pressure of the tires be marked on the
tire in both English and metric units. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The
FMVSS No. 102 during normal ignition Panel staff at (202) 927–2TAX (927–
activation and vehicle operation. The noncompliant tires do not have the
metric markings. 2829) (not a toll-free call) or e-mail
Workhorse is correct that the two info@taxreformpanel.gov (please do not
petitions it cited, from Nissan and Hankook believes that the send comments to this box). Additional
General Motors, were granted by noncompliance is inconsequential to information is available at http://
NHTSA based on this rationale. The motor vehicle safety and that no www.taxreformpanel.gov.
Workhorse vehicles at issue here corrective action is warranted. Hankook
comply with all other requirements of states that the noncompliance does not SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose:
FMVSS No. 102. Workhorse has relate to motor vehicle safety, and that The May 11–12 meeting is the eighth
corrected the problem. the problem has been corrected either meeting of the Advisory Panel. At this
In consideration of the foregoing, by discontinuation or change of the meeting, the Panel will consider specific
NHTSA has decided that the petitioner mold of the affected tires. proposals for reform of the tax code.
has met its burden of persuasion that NHTSA agrees that the Comments: Interested parties are
the noncompliance described is noncompliance is inconsequential to invited to attend the meeting; however,
inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. safety. The correct English unit no public comments will be heard at the
Accordingly, Workhorse’s petition is information required by FMVSS No. 119 meeting. Any written comments with
granted and the petitioner is exempted is provided and therefore is likely to respect to this meeting may be mailed
from the obligation of providing to The President’s Advisory Panel on
achieve the safety purpose of the
notification of, and a remedy for, the Federal Tax Reform, 1440 New York
requirement. NHTSA granted a petition
noncompliance. Avenue, NW., Suite 2100, Washington,
for a similar noncompliance by
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; Bridgestone/Firestone North American DC 20220. All written comments will be
delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and Tire, LLC in 2004 (69 FR 75106, made available to the public.
501.8. Records: Records are being kept of
December 15, 2004). Hankook has
Issued on: April 20, 2005. corrected the problem. Advisory Panel proceedings and will be
Ronald L. Medford, In consideration of the foregoing, available at the Internal Revenue
Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle NHTSA has decided that the petitioner Service’s FOIA Reading Room at 1111
Safety. has met its burden of persuasion that Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 1621,
[FR Doc. 05–8264 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am] the noncompliance described is Washington, DC 20024. The Reading
BILLING CODE 4910–59–P inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Room is open to the public from 9 a.m.
Accordingly, Hankook’s petition is to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
granted and the petitioner is exempted except holidays. The public entrance to
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION from the obligation of providing the reading room is on Pennsylvania
notification of, and a remedy for, the Avenue between 10th and 12th Streets.
National Highway Traffic Safety The phone number is (202) 622–5164
Administration noncompliance.
(not a toll-free number). Advisory Panel
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; documents, including meeting
[Docket No. NHTSA 2005–20428; Notice 2]
delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and announcements, agendas, and minutes,
Hankook Tire America Corp., Grant of 501.8. will also be available on http://
Petition for Decision of Issued on: April 20, 2005. www.taxreformpanel.gov.
Inconsequential Noncompliance Ronald L. Medford, Dated: April 22, 2005.
Hankook Tire America Corp. Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Mark S. Kaizen,
(Hankook) has determined that certain Safety. Designated Federal Officer.
tires it produced in 2003 and 2004 do [FR Doc. 05–8265 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 05–8389 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am]
not comply with S6.5(d) of Federal BILLING CODE 4910–59–P BILLING CODE 4810–25–P

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