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Federal Register / Vol. 62, No.

43 / Wednesday, March 5, 1997 / Notices 10111

over these years. Further, Capacity can would cause substantial economic limited to space available. With the
achieve compliance with Standard No. hardship to a manufacturer that has approval of the Chair, members of the
121 after some delay, but presents tried in good faith to comply with the public may present oral statements at
arguments why it may not be in the standard. It is further found that a the meeting. Noncommittee members
public interest to do so. temporary exemption is in the public wishing to present oral statements,
NHTSA has great flexibility in its interest and consistent with the obtain information, or who plan to
interpretation of the phrase ‘‘substantial objectives of traffic safety. Accordingly, access the building to attend the
economic hardship.’’ Ordinarily it may Capacity of Texas, Inc., is hereby meeting should also contact Ms. Bush.
consider cumulative net losses a per se granted NHTSA Temporary Exemption Members of the public may present a
demonstration of hardship, but it No. 96–1 from paragraph S5.1.6 of 49 written statement to the Council at any
specifically invites applicants to submit CFR 571.121 Motor Vehicle Safety time.
‘‘[a] discussion of any other hardships Standard No. 121 ‘‘Air Brake Systems’’ Persons with a disability requiring
(e.g., loss of market) that the petitioner expiring June 1, 1997. special services, such as an interpreter
desires the agency to consider.’’ (49 CFR for the hearing impaired, should contact
(49 U.S.C. 30113; delegation of authority at
555.7(a)(1)(D)(vi)). In this situation, 49 CFR 1.50.)
Ms. Bush (202) 366–6946 at least seven
Capacity will not have a problem if it days prior to the meeting.
Issued on: February 28, 1997.
accelerates its manufacturing schedule Issued in Washington, DC, on February 28,
Ricardo Martinez,
to complete the order before the 1997.
effective date of the new provisions of Administrator.
Robert A. Knisely,
Standard No. 121. But this can be [FR Doc. 97–5427 Filed 3–4–97; 8:45 am]
Executive Director, Advisory Council on
achieved only at the cost of hiring and BILLING CODE 4910–59–P
Transportation Statistics.
training additional manufacturing [FR Doc. 97–5428 Filed 3–4–97; 8:45 am]
personnel, and requiring its work force BILLING CODE 4910–FE–P
to work exclusively and overtime on Bureau of Transportation Statistics
filling the order of the Postal Service to
Advisory Council on Transportation
the detriment of other customers whose
orders will then be delayed. These costs
cannot be recovered under Capacity’s AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Fiscal Service
fixed cost contract with the Postal Statistics, DOT.
Service. NHTSA also notes that the [Dept. Circ. 570, 1996 Rev., Supp. No. 9]
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
quality of the vehicles may suffer when
SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(A)(2) Surety Companies Acceptable on
vehicles are rushed to completion by a
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act Federal Bonds; Redland Insurance
newly-trained work force. All these are
(Pub. L. 72–363; 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice Company
hardship factors that NHTSA deems
relevant to its determination. is hereby given of a meeting of the A certificate of Authority as an
The facts also indicate that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics acceptable surety on Federal Bonds is
Administrator’s findings that a (BTS) Advisory Council on hereby issued to the following company
manufacturer has made a good faith Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to be under Sections 9304 to 9308, Title 31,
effort to conform and that an exemption held Friday, March 21, 1997, 10:00 to of the United States Code. Federal bond-
is in the public interest and consistent 4:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at approving officers should annotate their
with traffic safety objectives stem from the U.S. Department of Transportation, reference copies of the Treasury Circular
the following scenario. Capacity can 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC, in 570, 1996 Revision, on page 34304 to
achieve compliance no later than 3 conference room 9234 of the Nassif reflect this addition:
months after the effective date of the Building. Redland Insurance Company,
amendments to Standard No. 121. While The Advisory Council, called for BUSINESS ADDRESS: 222 South 15th
it is willing to defer completion of its under Section 6007 of Pub. L. 102–240, Street, Suite 600 North, Omaha, NE,
order until then, this is not acceptable Intermodal Surface Transportation 68102. PHONE: (402) 344–8800.
to its customer who has already taken Efficiency Act of 1991, December 18, UNDERWRITING LIMITATION b/:
delivery of the initial vehicles for which 1991, and chartered on June 19, 1995, $3,2240,000. SURETY LICENSES c/: AL,
it has contracted. Delayed delivery will was created to advise the Director of AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID,
not only deprive the Postal Service of BTS on transportation statistics and IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MN,
vehicles it needs, but also require it to analyses, including whether or not the MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC,
train drivers and maintenance personnel statistics and analysis disseminated by ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN,
in two differing procedures. NHTSA the Bureau are of high quality and are TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.
believes that this may complicate based upon the best available objective INCORPORATED IN: Iowa.
replacement parts inventories as well. information. Certificates of Authority expire on
All in all, this would appear to increase The agenda for this meeting will June 30 each year, unless revoked prior
the costs to the Postal Service which include a review of the last meeting, to that date. The Certificates are subject
will contribute to the on-going identification of substantive issues, to subsequent annual renewal as long as
economic pressure for increases in review of plans and schedule, other the companies remain qualified (31
postal rates. The effect on safety of items of interest, discussion and CFR, Part 223). A list of qualified
providing an exemption for 60 truck agreement of date(s) for subsequent companies is published annually as of
tractors which will spend only an meetings, and comments from the floor. July 1 in Treasury Department Circular
estimated 5% of their lives on the Since access to the DOT building is 570, with details as to underwriting
public roads would appear to be de controlled, all persons who plan to limitations, areas in which licensed to
minimis. attend the meeting must notify Ms. transact surety business and other
On the basis of the foregoing, it is Carolee Bush, Council Liaison, on (202) information.
hereby found for good cause shown, that 366–6946 prior to March 20. Attendance The Circular may be viewed and
compliance with Standard No. 121 is open to the interested public but downloaded through the Internet (http:/