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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.


From the last notice, the date and location has changed for the NHTSA Rulemaking Status Meeting. The Agency's regular public meeting relating to its vehicle regulatory program will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2003, beginning at 9:45 a.m. and ending at approximately 12 p.m. at the Hilton Crystal City Ronald Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. Questions relating to the vehicle regulatory program must be submitted in writing with a diskette (Microsoft Word) by Wednesday, July 2, 2003, to the address shown below or by e-mail. If sufficient time is available, questions received after July 2 may be answered at the meeting. The individual, group or company submitting a question(s) does not have to be present for the question(s) to be answered. A consolidated list of the questions submitted by July 31, 2003, and the issues to be discussed will be posted on NHTSA's web site ( by Monday, July 28, 2003, and also will be available at the meeting. The agency will hold a second public meeting on July 31, devoted exclusively to a presentation of research and development programs. This meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. This meeting is described more fully in a separate announcement. The next NHTSA Public Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 20, 2003, at the Best Western Gateway International Hotel, Romulus, Michigan 48174.


Questions for the July 31, NHTSA Rulemaking Status Meeting, relating to the agency's vehicle regulatory program, should be submitted to Delia Lopez, NVS-100, 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 Hilton Crystal City, Ronald Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. The telephone number is 703-418-6800. A shuttle runs to and from Ronald Reagan National Airport every 15 minutes, and the hotel is about two blocks from the rail/subway.

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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 Rulemaking 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 a.m. to 5 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 Start Printed Page 32169by 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. Harmonization

IV. 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, July 28, 2003.

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Issued: May 21, 2003.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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[FR Doc. 03-13283 Filed 5-28-03; 8:45 am]