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Public Hearing Locations for the Proposed Fuel Economy Labels

Joseph S. Carra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
September 28, 2010

[Federal Register: September 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 187)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 59673-59674]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



40 CFR Parts 85, 86, and 600


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 575

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0865; FRL-9208-1; NHTSA-2010-0087]
RIN 2060-AQ09; RIN 2127-AK73

Public Hearing Locations for the Proposed Fuel Economy Labels

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearings.


SUMMARY: EPA and NHTSA are announcing the location addresses for the 
public hearings to be held for ``Revisions and Additions to Motor 
Vehicle Fuel Economy Label,'' published in the Federal Register on 
September 23, 2010. The goal of a revised label will be to provide 
consumers with simple, straightforward comparisons across all vehicles 
types, including electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric 
vehicles (PHEV), and conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles. NHTSA 
and EPA are proposing these changes in compliance with the Energy 
Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, which imposes several new 
labeling requirements. Also, the agencies believe that the current 
labels can be improved to help consumers make more informed vehicle 
purchase decisions and to address the entrance of advanced technology 
vehicles into the U.S. market. The new labels are proposed to be 
displayed on new vehicles beginning with the 2012 model year.

DATES: NHTSA and EPA will jointly hold two public hearings on the 
following dates: Thursday, October 14, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, and 
Thursday, October 21, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. The hearing 
sessions will be from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. local 
time and continue until everyone has had a chance to speak. Note that 
the times have changed from those indicated in the proposed rule.

ADDRESSES: NHTSA and EPA will jointly hold two public hearings at the 
following locations: Wyndham Hotel, 633 North St. Clair St., Chicago, 
Illinois 60611 on Thursday, October 14, 2010; and Sheraton Los Angeles 
Downtown Hotel, 711 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, California 90017 on 
Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 
48105; telephone number: 734-214-4850; fax number: 734-214-4816; e-mail 
address: audette.lucie@epa.gov, or Assessment and Standards Division 
Hotline; telephone number (734) 214-4636; e-mail address: 
asdinfo@epa.gov. NHTSA: Gregory Powell, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Telephone: (202) 366-5206; Fax: (202) 493-2990; e-mail address: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the public hearings is to 
obtain public testimony or comment on the Agency's proposed revisions 
and additions to the motor vehicle fuel economy label.\1\ If you would 
like to present testimony at the public hearings, we ask that you 
notify the EPA and NHTSA contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT at least ten days before the hearing. Once EPA and 
NHTSA learn how many people have registered to speak at the public 
hearing, we will allocate an appropriate amount of time to each 
participant, allowing time for necessary breaks throughout the hearing. 
For planning purposes, each speaker should anticipate speaking for 
approximately ten minutes, although we may need to adjust the time for 
each speaker if there is a large turnout. We suggest that you bring 
copies of your statement or other material for the EPA and NHTSA panels 
and the audience. It would also be helpful if you send us a copy of 
your statement or other materials before the hearing. To accommodate as 
many speakers as possible, we prefer that speakers not use 
technological aids (e.g., audio-visuals, computer slideshows). However, 
if you

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plan to do so, you must notify the contact persons in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section above. You also must make arrangements to 
provide your presentation or any other aids to NHTSA and EPA in advance 
of the hearing in order to facilitate set-up. In addition, we will 
reserve a block of time for anyone else in the audience who wants to 
give testimony.

    \1\ FR-9197-3; EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0865; NHTSA-2010-0087.

    The hearing will be held at a site accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. Individuals who require accommodations such as sign 
language interpreters should contact the persons listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above no later than ten days before 
the date of the hearing.
    NHTSA and EPA will conduct the hearing informally, and technical 
rules of evidence will not apply. We will arrange for a written 
transcript of the hearing and keep the official record of the hearing 
open for 30 days to allow you to submit supplementary information. You 
may make arrangements for copies of the transcript directly with the 
court reporter.

    Dated: September 24, 2010.
Lori Stewart,
Acting Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, 
Environmental Protection Agency.
    Dated: September 23, 2010.
Joseph S. Carra,
Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Rulemaking, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2010-24409 Filed 9-27-10; 8:45 am]

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