National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),Department of Transportation (DOT).
This document amends NHTSA's regulation specifying the order of succession to Administrator, and also clarifies that officials must be encumbered in their position on a permanent basis to be in the line of succession.
This rule is effective November 3, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
You may contact Stanley Feldman at 202-366-9511.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This final rule, which amends NHTSA's regulation specifying the order of succession to the Administrator and clarifies that officials must be encumbered in their position on a permanent basis to be in the line of succession, has no substantive effect. Notice and the opportunity for comment are therefore not required under the Administrative Procedure Act, and the amendment is effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. In addition, this amendment is not subject to Executive Order 12866, the Department of Transportation's regulatory policies and procedures, or the provisions for Congressional review of final rules in Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 501End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 501—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Section 501.4 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) The following officials, in the order indicated, shall act in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3346-3349 as Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the case of the absence or disability or in the case of a vacancy in the office of the Administrator, until a successor is appointed:
(1) Deputy Administrator;
(2) Chief Counsel;
(3) Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety;
(4) Senior Associate Administrator for Traffic Injury Control; and
(5) Senior Associate Administrator for Policy and Operations.
(b) In order to qualify for the line of succession, officials must be encumbered in their position on a permanent basis.
Issued on October 29, 2004.
Jeffrey W. Runge,
[FR Doc. 04-24525 Filed 11-2-04; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-P