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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.


Notice of NHTSA Rulemaking Status Meeting.


This notice announces a public meeting at which NHTSA will answer questions from the public and the automobile industry regarding the agency's vehicle regulatory program.


The Agency's regular, quarterly public meeting relating to its vehicle regulatory program will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2000, beginning at 9:45 a.m. and ending at approximately 12:00 p.m. at the Best Western Gateway International Hotel in Romulus, Michigan, telephone number 734-728-2800. Questions relating to the vehicle regulatory program must be submitted in writing with a diskette (WordPerfect) by Tuesday, November 14, 2000, to the address shown below or by e-mail. If sufficient time is available, questions received after November 14, may be answered at the meeting. The individual, group or company submitting a questions(s) does not have to be present for the questions(s) to be answered. A consolidated list of the questions submitted by November 14, 2000 and the issues to be discussed, will be posted on NHTSA's web site ( by Monday, December 11, 2000, and also will be available at the meeting. The agency will hold a second public meeting on December 14, devoted exclusively to a presentation of research and development programs. This meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. This meeting is described more fully in a separate announcement.


Questions for the December 14, NHTSA Rulemaking Status Meeting, relating to the agency's vehicle regulatory program, should be submitted to Delia Lopez, NPS-01, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Room 5401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, Fax Number 202-366-4329, e-mail The meeting will be held at the Best Western Gateway International Hotel, Romulus, Michigan 48174, telephone number 734-728-2800.

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Delia Lopez, (202) 366-1810.

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NHTSA holds a regular, quarterly meeting to answer questions from the public and the regulated industries regarding the agency's vehicle regulatory program. Questions on aspects of the agency's research and development activities that relate directly to ongoing regulatory actions should be submitted, as in the past, to the agency's Safety Performance Standards Office. The purpose of this meeting is to focus on those phases of NHTSA activities which are technical, interpretative or procedural in nature. Transcripts of these meetings will be available for public inspection in the DOT Docket in Washington, DC, within four weeks after the meeting. Copies of the transcript will then be available at ten cents a page, (length has varied from 80 to 150 pages) upon request to DOT Docket, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. The DOT Docket is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The transcript may also be accessed electronically at, at docket NHTSA-99-5087. Questions to be answered at the quarterly meeting should be organized by categories to help us process the questions into an agenda form more efficiently. Sample format:

I. Rulemaking

A. Crash avoidance

B. Crashworthiness

C. Other Rulemakings

II. Consumer Information

III. Miscellaneous

NHTSA will provide auxiliary aids to participants as necessary. Any person desiring assistance of “auxiliary aids” (e.g., sign-language interpreter, telecommunications devices for deaf persons (TDDs), readers, taped texts, brailled materials, or large print materials and/or a magnifying device), please contact Delia Lopez on (202) 366-1810, by COB Monday, December 11, 2000. Start Printed Page 63676


We are in the process of reviewing NHTSA's quarterly meetings. Please take a moment and fill out the survey posted on NHTSA's web site ( Our goal is to ensure that these meetings best serve the needs of the interested public. The preliminary results and your suggestions will be discussed at the December 14, 2000 quarterly meeting.

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Issued: October 17, 2000.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Safety Performance Standards.

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[FR Doc. 00-27300 Filed 10-23-00; 8:45 am]