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remedy without charge. Pursuant to 49 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION online instructions for submitting
CFR Part 577, defect and comments.
noncompliance notification for National Highway Traffic Safety You may call Docket Management at
equipment items, including child Administration (202) 366–9324 and visit the Docket
restraint systems (CRS), must be sent by from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
[Docket No. NHTSA–2005–20132]
first class mail to the most recent Friday.
purchaser known to the manufacturer. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
To increase the likelihood that CRS Standards; Lives Saved by the Federal Charles Kahane, Chief, Evaluation
manufacturers will be aware of the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Division, NPO–131, National Center for
identity of purchasers, NHTSA adopted Their Costs; Technical Reports Statistics and Analysis, National
S5.8 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Room 5208, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Standard No. 213, to require Safety Administration (NHTSA),
manufacturers to include a postage-paid Washington, DC 20590. Telephone:
Department of Transportation. (202) 366–2560. Fax: (202) 366–2559. E-
form with each CRS so the purchaser
ACTION: Request for comments on mail: ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov.
can register with the manufacturer. In For information about NHTSA’s
technical reports.
addition to the registration form evaluations of the effectiveness of
supplied by the manufacturer, NHTSA SUMMARY: This notice announces existing regulations and programs: Visit
has implemented a CRS registration NHTSA’s publication of three technical the NHTSA Web site at http://
system to assist those individuals who reports estimating how many lives have www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/regrev/
have either lost the registration form been saved by vehicle safety evaluate.
that came with the CRS or purchased a technologies meeting the Federal Motor
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA
previously owned CRS. In the absence Vehicle Safety Standards, and their
began to evaluate the effectiveness of its
of a registration system, many owners of costs. The reports’ titles are: Lives Saved
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
child passenger safety seats would not by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
(FMVSS) in 1975. By October 2004,
be notified of safety defects and Standards and Other Vehicle Safety
NHTSA had evaluated the effectiveness
noncompliance issues, and would not Technologies, 1960–2002, Passenger
of virtually all the life-saving
have the defects and noncompliance Cars and Light Trucks; Cost and Weight
technologies introduced in passenger
issues remedied, because the Added by the Federal Motor Vehicle
cars or in light trucks (including pickup
manufacturer would not be aware of Safety Standards for Model Years 1968–
trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans)
their identities. 2001 in Passenger Cars and Light
from about 1960 up through the later
Trucks; and Cost Per Life Saved by the
Affected Public: Individuals and 1990’s. A statistical model estimates the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Households. number of lives saved from 1960 to 2002
DATES: Comments must be received no by the combination of these life-saving
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 567 later than May 27, 2005. technologies. Fatality Analysis
hours. ADDRESSES: Report: The entire reports Reporting System (FARS) data for 1975–
ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 are available on the Internet for viewing 2002 document the actual crash
days, to the Office of Information and on line in PDF format, and their fatalities in vehicles that, especially in
Regulatory Affairs, Office of summaries in HTML format at http:// recent years, include many safety
Management and Budget, 725–17th www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/regrev/ technologies. Using NHTSA’s published
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, evaluate. You may also obtain copies of effectiveness estimates, the model
Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. the reports free of charge by sending a estimates how many people would have
self-addressed mailing label to Charles died if the vehicles had not been
Comments are invited on: Whether
Kahane (NPO–131), National Highway equipped with any of the safety
the proposed collection of information Traffic Safety Administration, 400 technologies. In addition to equipment
is necessary for the proper performance Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC meeting specific FMVSS, the model
of the functions of the Department, 20590. tallies lives saved by installations in
including whether the information will Comments: You may submit advance of the FMVSS, back to 1960,
have practical utility; the accuracy of comments (identified by DOT DMS and by non-compulsory improvements,
the Department’s estimate of the burden Docket Number NHTSA–2005–20132) such as the redesign of mid and lower
of the proposed information collection; by any of the following methods: instrument panels. FARS data have been
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and • Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. available since 1975, but an extension of
clarity of the information to be Follow the instructions for submitting the model allows estimates of lives
collected; and ways to minimize the comments on the DOT electronic docket saved in 1960–1974.
burden of the collection of information site. Vehicle safety technologies saved an
on respondents, including the use of • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. estimated 328,551 lives from 1960
automated collection techniques or • Mail: Docket Management Facility; through 2002. The annual number of
other forms of information technology. U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 lives saved grew quite steadily from 115
Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, in 1960, when a small number of people
Issued on: January 19, 2005.
Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– used lap belts, to 24,561 in 2002, when
Kenneth N. Weinstein, 001. most cars and light trucks were
Associate Administrator for Enforcement. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on equipped with numerous modern safety
[FR Doc. 05–1466 Filed 1–26–05; 8:45 am] the plaza level of the Nassif Building, technologies and belt use on the road
BILLING CODE 4910–59–P 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, achieved 75 percent.
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday NHTSA likewise began to evaluate the
through Friday, except Federal holidays. cost of the FMVSS in 1975. Detailed
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to engineering ‘‘teardown’’ analyses for
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the representative samples of vehicles

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estimate how much specific FMVSS add submit them electronically, fax them, or comments that Docket Management
to the weight and the retail price of a use the Federal eRulemaking Portal. The receives after that date.
vehicle. This process is also known as mailing address is U.S. Department of Please note that even after the
‘‘reverse engineering.’’ By July 2004, Transportation Docket Management, comment closing date, we will continue
NHTSA had evaluated virtually all the Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., to file relevant information in the
cost- and weight-adding technologies Washington, DC 20590. If you submit Docket as it becomes available. Further,
introduced by 2001 in passenger cars or your comments electronically, log onto some people may submit late comments.
in light trucks in response to the the Dockets Management System Web Accordingly, we recommend that you
FMVSS. The agency estimated the cost site at http://dms.dot.gov and click on periodically check the Docket for new
and weight added by all the FMVSS, ‘‘Help’’ to obtain instructions. The fax material.
and by each individual FMVSS, to number is 1–202–493–2251. To use the How Can I Read the Comments
model year 2001 passenger cars and Federal eRulemaking Portal, go to Submitted by Other People?
light trucks, and also in all earlier model http://www.regulations.gov and follow
years, back to 1968. NHTSA estimates the online instructions for submitting You may read the comments by
that the FMVSS added an average of comments. visiting Docket Management in person
$839 (in 2002 dollars) and 125 pounds We also request, but do not require at Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street,
to the average passenger car in model you to send a copy to Charles Kahane, SW., Washington, DC from 10 a.m. to 5
year 2001. Approximately four percent Evaluation Division, NPO–131, National p.m., Monday through Friday.
of the cost and four percent of the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, You may also see the comments on
weight of an average new passenger car Room 5208, 400 Seventh Street, SW., the Internet by taking the following
could be attributed to the FMVSS. An Washington, DC 20590 (alternatively, steps:
average of $711 (in 2002 dollars) and 86 A. Go to the Docket Management
fax to (202) 366–2559 or e-mail to
pounds was added to the average light System (DMS) Web page of the
ckahane@nhtsa.dot.gov). He can check
truck in model year 2001. Department of Transportation (http://
if your comments have been received at
Approximately three percent of the cost dms.dot.gov).
the Docket and he can expedite their B. On that page, click on ‘‘Simple
and two percent of the weight of an review by NHTSA.
average new truck could be attributed to Search.’’
the FMVSS. How Can I Be Sure That My Comments C. On the next page (http://
NHTSA has evaluated both the life- Were Received? dms.dot.gov/search/
saving benefits and the consumer cost searchFormSimple.cfm/) type in the
If you wish Docket Management to five-digit Docket number shown at the
for a substantial ‘‘core’’ group of safety notify you upon its receipt of your
technologies for passenger cars and light beginning of this Notice (20132). Click
comments, enclose a self-addressed, on ‘‘Search.’’
trucks. In 2002, these technologies stamped postcard in the envelope
added an estimated $11,353,000,000 (in D. On the next page, which contains
containing your comments. Upon Docket summary information for the
2002 dollars) to the cost of new cars and receiving your comments, Docket
light trucks of that model year. They Docket you selected, click on the
Management will return the postcard by desired comments. You may also
saved an estimated 20,851 lives in the mail.
cars and light trucks on the road during download the comments.
that calendar year. That amounts to How Do I Submit Confidential Business Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30111, 30168;
$544,482 per life saved in 2002. Information? delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and
501.8.
How Can I Influence NHTSA’s If you wish to submit any information
Thinking on This Subject? under a claim of confidentiality, send Joseph S. Carra,
three copies of your complete Associate Administrator for the National
NHTSA welcomes public review of Center for Statistics and Analysis.
submission, including the information
the technical report and invites
you claim to be confidential business [FR Doc. 05–1467 Filed 1–26–05; 8:45 am]
reviewers to submit comments about the
information, to the Chief Counsel, NCC– BILLING CODE 4910–59–P
data and the statistical methods used in
01, National Highway Traffic Safety
the analyses. NHTSA will submit to the
Administration, Room 5219, 400
Docket a response to the comments and, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC
if appropriate, additional analyses that
20590. Include a cover letter supplying
supplement or revise the technical Research and Special Programs
the information specified in our
report. Administration
confidential business information
How Do I Prepare and Submit regulation (49 CFR part 512). [Docket No. RSPA–04–18975; Notice No.
Comments? In addition, send two copies from 04–009]
Your comments must be written and which you have deleted the claimed
in English. To ensure that your confidential business information to Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Marking
comments are correctly filed in the Docket Management, Room PL–401, 400 of Compressed Gas Cylinders
Docket, please include the Docket Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC AGENCY: Research and Special Programs
number of this document (NHTSA– 20590, or submit them electronically. Administration (RSPA), DOT.
2005–20132) in your comments. Will the Agency Consider Late ACTION: Safety advisory notice.
Your primary comments must not be Comments?
more than 15 pages long (49 CFR SUMMARY: This is to notify the public
553.21). However, you may attach In our response, we will consider all that RSPA has determined that a
additional documents to your primary comments that Docket Management number of DOT specification
comments. There is no limit on the receives before the close of business on compressed gas cylinders seized by the
length of the attachments. the comment closing date indicated State of Maine, Department of
Please send two paper copies of your above under DATES. To the extent Environmental Protection (MDEP), may
comments to Docket Management, possible, we will also consider have been marked as requalified in

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