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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 public meeting relating to its vehicle regulatory program will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2001, beginning at 9:45 a.m. and ending at approximately 12:00 p.m. at the Best Western Gateway International Hotel, 9191 Wickham, Romulus, Michigan. Questions relating to the vehicle regulatory program must be submitted in writing with a diskette (Microsoft Word) by Monday, October 22, 2001, to the address shown below or by e-mail. If sufficient time is available, questions received after October 22, 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 October 22, 2001, and the issues to be discussed, will be posted on NHTSA's web site ( by Friday, November 9, 2001, and also will be available at the meeting. The agency will hold a second public meeting on November 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. The next NHTSA Public Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Best Western Gateway International Hotel, 9191 Wickham, Romulus, Michigan.


Questions for the November 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, 9191 Wickham, Romulus, Michigan. The telephone number for the Gateway International Hotel is 734-728-2800.

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Delia Lopez, (202) 366-1810.

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NHTSA holds regular public meetings 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. 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 public meeting should be organized by categories to help us process the Start Printed Page 44663questions 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 Friday, November 9, 2001.

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Issued: August 20, 2001.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Safety Performance Standards.

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[FR Doc. 01-21456 Filed 8-23-01; 8:45 am]