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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, April 19, 2001, beginning at 9:45 a.m. and ending at approximately 12:00 p.m. at the Best Western Gateway Start Printed Page 13625International Hotel in Romulus, Michigan. Questions relating to the vehicle regulatory program must be submitted in writing with a diskette (Wordperfect) by Friday, March 23, 2001, to the address shown below or by e-mail. If sufficient time is available, questions received after March 23, 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 March 23, 2001, and the issues to be discussed, will be posted on NHTSA's web site ( by Monday, April 16, 2001, and also will be available at the meeting. The agency will not hold a second research and development public meeting on April 19.


Questions for the April 19, 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, 9191 Wickham Road, Romulus, Michigan. The telephone number for the Best Western Gateway International Hotel is 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, April 16, 2001.

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Issued: February 28, 2001.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Safety Performance Standards.

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[FR Doc. 01-5293 Filed 3-5-01; 8:45 am]