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Retooling Recalls Workshop

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Retooling Recalls Workshop

Mark R. Rosekind
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
April 10, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 69 (Friday, April 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 19399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08257]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Retooling Recalls Workshop

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Announcement of public workshop.

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SUMMARY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is 
announcing a workshop that will be held in Washington, DC on April 28, 
2015 to discuss options to improve vehicle safety recall completion 
rates. The workshop will include brief NHTSA presentations outlining 
recent agency activities aimed at improving recall completion rates as 
well as recent examples of steps vehicle manufacturers have taken. 
Information on the date, time, location, and framework for this public 
event is included in this notice. Attendance requires prior 
registration; there will be no registration at the door. There are no 
fees to register or to attend this event.

DATES: The workshop will be held on April 28, 2015, at the location 
indicated in the ADDRESSES section below. The workshop will start at 
9:00 a.m. and is scheduled to continue until 5:00 p.m., local time. If 
you would like to register to attend the workshop, please contact the 
person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than 
April 21, 2015. Registrations may be accepted after that date, space 
permitting.

ADDRESSES: The April 28, 2015 workshop will be held in the Media Center 
of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to attend the 
workshop, please contact Heather Laca by the date specified under DATES 
section above, at: Telephone (202) 366-2775; email address: 
heather.laca@dot.gov. Please provide her with the following 
information: Name, title, affiliation, address, email address, and 
telephone number, and indicate whether you require accommodations such 
as a sign language interpreter or translator. If you are not a U.S. 
citizen, also provide your country of citizenship, date of birth, title 
or position, and passport or diplomatic ID number, along with 
expiration date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA is hosting a public workshop to 
discuss options to improve vehicle safety recall completion rates.
    NHTSA marked a record year in 2014, with the highest number of 
vehicle recalls in more than three decades. Last year alone, there were 
803 vehicle recalls involving 63.9 million vehicles, including two of 
the largest vehicle recalls in history.
    The sessions will focus on public education of the recall process; 
customer and dealership outreach; parts production challenges and 
recall repair rates. The input gathered by the working groups will be 
used to identify best practices and new approaches for improving the 
recall process.
    Workshop Procedures. NHTSA will conduct the workshop informally. 
Thus, technical rules of evidence will not apply. The workshop will 
include brief presentations and panel discussions with representatives 
from NHTSA, automobile manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers. There 
will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions of NHTSA and of 
the panelists.
    To attend this workshop, please register with NHTSA by the date 
specified under the DATES section above by sending the required 
information to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section. Registration is necessary for security and space limitation 
reasons. After registration, NHTSA will send attendees follow-up 
information regarding workshop day logistics (i.e., directions to the 
building, parking accommodations, etc.).
    For security purposes, photo identification is required to enter 
the Department of Transportation building. To allow sufficient time to 
clear security and enter the building, NHTSA recommends that workshop 
participants arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the event.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118-30120; 49 U.S.C. 30181-30182; 49 CFR 
573 and 577.

    Dated: April 3, 2015.
Mark R. Rosekind,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2015-08257 Filed 4-9-15; 8:45 am]
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