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Notice of Public Meeting: Automated Vehicle Policy Summit

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Notice of Public Meeting: Automated Vehicle Policy Summit

Finch Fulton
U.S. Department of Transportation
12 February 2018

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 29 (Monday, February 12, 2018)]
[Pages 6089-6090]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02738]



Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0017]

Notice of Public Meeting: Automated Vehicle Policy Summit

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OST), U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: OST is announcing a public meeting to seek input regarding 
Automated Vehicles (AV) 3.0. This document will provide a framework for 
automation in the surface transportation system and describe DOT's 
multimodal approach to the safe rollout of AVs. The objectives of the 
public meeting are to: (1) Get feedback on the draft AV 3.0 Framework; 
and (2) identify priority Federal and non-Federal activities that can 
accelerate the safe rollout of AVs. The public meeting will be an open 
listening session to provide as great an opportunity for comment as 
possible. All comments provided during the meeting will be oral, and 
all written comments and presentations should be submitted to the 
docket for consideration.

DATES: OST will hold the public meeting on March 1, 2018, in 
Washington, DC. The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. and continue until 
4:00 p.m. EST. Check-in will begin at 12:00 p.m. Attendees should 
arrive early enough to go through security by 12:50 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. DOT Headquarters 
building located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 
(Green Line Metro station at Navy Yard) on the [Ground Floor Atrium]. 
This facility is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The 
meeting will also be Webcast live; a link to the Webcast will be made 
available through the registration process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the public 
meeting, please contact us at automation@dot.gov or Sujeesh Kurup (202-
366-9953) or Kevin Gay (202-493-0259).

    Registration is necessary for all attendees. Attendees should 
register at: www.transportation.gov/av by February 23, 2018. Please 
provide your name, email address, and affiliation. Also, indicate if 
you wish to offer oral remarks, and whether you require accommodations 
such as a sign language interpreter. In person attendance will be 
limited, so advance registration is required. In-person participants 
will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis up to the maximum 
capacity of the event. For those unable to attend in person, there will 
also be the option to register for the Webcast of the event through the 
same registration site.
    Although attendees will be given the opportunity to offer oral 
remarks during the Question and Answer portion of the meeting, there 
will not be time for attendees to make audio-visual presentations. 
Also, OST may not be able to accommodate all attendees who wish to make 
oral remarks; therefore, OST encourages submission of written comments 
to the docket. OST will conduct the public meeting informally, and 
technical rules of evidence will not apply. OST will arrange for a 
written transcript of the meeting and keep the official record open for 
30 days after the meeting to allow submission of supplemental 
information. You may make arrangements to receive copies of the 
transcripts directly with the court reporter, and the transcript will 
also be posted in the docket when it becomes available.
    In addition to the afternoon public meeting, the Department is 
hosting, in the morning, several stakeholder breakout sessions on 
various topics related to automation. The Department anticipates 
providing a brief summary of those sessions at the public meeting, 
followed later by a written report, which will be made publicly 
available, including being placed in the docket. Should it be necessary 
to cancel the meeting due to inclement weather or other emergency, OST 
will take all available measures to notify registered participants 
    Written Comments: Written statements and supporting information 
submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same 
weight as oral comments and supporting information presented at the 
public meeting. Please submit all written comments no later than March 
9, 2018, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 

[[Page 6090]]

     Mail: Docket Management Facility: DOT, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 
     Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 202-366-1767.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. Note that all comments received will be posted without 
change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided. Please see the Privacy Act discussion below.
    Docket: For access to the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov 
to find Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0017 at any time or to 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 
20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
Holidays. Telephone: 202-366-9826.
    Privacy Act: 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.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78), or you may visit 
    Confidential Information: Any submissions containing Confidential 
Information must be delivered to OST in the following manner:
     Submitted in a sealed envelope marked ``confidential 
treatment requested'';
     Accompanied by an index listing the document(s) or 
information that the submitter would like the Departments to withhold. 
The index should include information such as numbers used to identify 
the relevant document(s) or information, document title and 
description, and relevant pages numbers and/or section numbers within a 
document; and
     Submitted with a statement explaining the submitter's 
grounds for objecting to disclosure of the information to the public.
    OST also requests that submitters of Confidential Information 
include a non-confidential version (either redacted or summarized) of 
those confidential submissions in the public docket. In the event that 
the submitter cannot provide a non-confidential version of its 
submission, OST requests that the submitter post a notice in the docket 
stating that it has provided OST with Confidential Information. Should 
a submitter fail to docket either a non-confidential version of its 
submission or to post a notice that Confidential Information has been 
provided, we will note the receipt of the submission on the docket, 
with the submitter's organization or name (to the degree permitted by 
law) and the date of submission.


    On September 12, 2017, DOT released Automated Driving Systems (ADS) 
2.0: A Vision for Safety and requested public comment. ADS 2.0, which 
includes Voluntary Guidance for ADS and Technical Assistance to States, 
aims to support industry, government officials, safety advocates, and 
the public. ADS 2.0 responds to public comments, advances a voluntary 
guidance framework, and assures industry, the States, and the public 
that the Department will remain a leader in innovation and safety. The 
full Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety can be found at 
www.transportation.gov/av. DOT plans to release a third iteration of 
the guidance, AV 3.0, in 2018, which responds to feedback provided on 
2.0 and provides a framework for automation in the surface 
transportation system.

Meeting Agenda

    This public meeting is being held during the Automated Vehicles 3.0 
open comment period and provides an opportunity for individuals and 
stakeholders to express feedback on that draft framework. Input 
received at the public meeting may be used to make any necessary 
clarifications to the draft AV 3.0 Framework, or a future version of 
the automated vehicle guidance. As appropriate, OST will post 
clarification information on www.transportation.gov/av. The draft 
meeting agenda is as follows:

12:30-1:30 p.m. Arrival/Check-In
1:30-2:00 p.m. Keynote Addresses
2:00-2:10 p.m. Overview of AV 3.0
2:10-2:30 p.m. Expert Stakeholder Panel
2:30-3:00 p.m. Multimodal Executive Panel
3:00-3:30 p.m. Audience Question and Answer
3:30-4:00 p.m. Report Outs from Stakeholder Sessions
4:00-4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:15 p.m. Adjourn

    Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated by 49 U.S.C. 
1.25a on:

    Dated: February 5, 2018.
Finch Fulton,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-02738 Filed 2-9-18; 8:45 am]

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