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Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Model Year 2022-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

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Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Model Year 2022-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

Raymond R. Posten
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
30 August 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 30, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 41306]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18366]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0069]


Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Notice of 
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Model Year 
2022-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

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

ACTION: Notice of extension.

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SUMMARY: NHTSA is extending the public comment period for the Notice of 
Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 
Model Year 2022-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards to 
Monday, September 25, 2017. The NOI was published in the Federal 
Register on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The public comment period for the 
NOI was originally scheduled to end on Friday, August 25, 2017.

DATES: To ensure that NHTSA has an opportunity to fully consider 
scoping comments, scoping comments should be received on or before 
Monday, September 25, 2017. NHTSA will consider comments received after 
that date to the extent the rulemaking schedule allows.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in 
the heading of this document by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern 
time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you must include the 
docket number identified in the heading of this notice. Note that all 
comments received, including any personal information provided, will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. Please see the 
``Privacy Act'' heading below.
    You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202-366-9324.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the street 
address listed above. We will continue to file relevant information in 
the Docket as it becomes available.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. Anyone is able to search the 
electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the 
name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, 
if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.).
    Confidential Business Information: If you wish to submit any 
information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three 
copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim 
to be confidential business information, to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, 
at the address given below under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. When 
you send a comment containing confidential business information, you 
should include a cover letter setting forth the information specified 
in NHTSA's confidential business information regulation. See 49 CFR 
part 512. In addition, you should submit a copy from which you have 
deleted the claimed confidential business information to the Docket by 
one of the methods set forth above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical issues, contact Ken 
Katz, Fuel Economy Division, Office of International Policy, Fuel 
Economy, and Consumer Programs, telephone: 202-366-4936, email: 
Ken.Katz@dot.gov; for legal issues, contact Russell Krupen, Legislation 
& General Law Division, Office of the Chief Counsel, telephone: 202-
366-1834, email: Russell.Krupen@dot.gov, at the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590. Requests to be placed on the project mailing list may be sent 
to either individual by mail or email.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, NHTSA published 
in the Federal Register a document titled ``Notice of Intent to Prepare 
an Environmental Impact Statement for Model Year 2022-2025 Corporate 
Average Fuel Economy Standards.'' 82 FR 34740. The public comment 
period for the NOI was scheduled to end on Friday, August 25, 2017.
    On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, NHTSA received a request for a 30-day 
extension of the public comment period from the Sierra Club, the Center 
for Biological Diversity, Environment America, the Safe Climate 
Campaign, and the Environment Law & Policy Center. NHTSA has reviewed 
the request and is extending the public comment period for the NOI by 
31 days to Monday, September 25, 2017. NHTSA will consider comments 
received after that date to the extent the rulemaking schedule allows.

    Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 
parts 1.81 and 1.95.
Raymond R. Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2017-18366 Filed 8-25-17; 11:15 am]
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