[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 243 (Tuesday, December 19, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 75898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21579]



Federal Highway Administration

23 CFR Part 630

[FHWA Docket No. FHWA-2006-25203]
RIN 2125-AF10

Temporary Traffic Control Devices

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The FHWA is extending the comment period for a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments, which was 
published on November 1, 2006, at 71 FR 64173. The original comment 
period is set to close on January 2, 2007. The extension is based on 
concern expressed by the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control 
Devices (NCUTCD) that the January 2 closing date does not provide 
sufficient time for discussion of the issues in committee and a 
subsequent comprehensive response to the docket. The FHWA recognizes 
that others interested in commenting may have similar time constraints 
and agree that the comment period should be extended. Therefore, the 
closing date for comments is changed to February 16, 2007, which will 
provide the NCUTCD and others interested in commenting additional time 
to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 16, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, or submit electronically at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit or fax comments to (202) 493-2251. Alternatively, 
comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should include the docket number that 
appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be 
available for examination at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring 
notification of receipt of comments must include a self-addressed, 
stamped postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after 
submitting comments electronically. 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.). 
Persons making comments 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 may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

Transportation Operations, (202) 366-8043; or Mr. Raymond W. Cuprill, 
Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-0791, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.


Electronic Access and Filing

    You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Document 
Management System (DMS) at: http://dmses.dot.gov/submit. The DMS is 
available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission 
and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section 
of the Web site.
    An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded from the 
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and the Government Printing Office's Web page at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.


    On November 1, 2006, the FHWA published in the Federal Register an 
NPRM that proposes to supplement its regulation governing work zone 
safety and mobility in highway and street work zones. The NPRM proposes 
to include conditions for the appropriate use of, and expenditure of 
funds for, uniformed law enforcement officers, positive protective 
measures between workers and motorized traffic, and installation and 
maintenance of temporary traffic control devices during construction, 
utility, and maintenance operations. The proposed changes are intended 
to decrease the likelihood of fatalities and injuries to workers who 
are exposed to motorized traffic (vehicles using the highways for the 
purposes of travel) while working on Federal-aid highway projects.
    The original comment period for the NPRM closes on January 2, 2007. 
The NCUTCD has expressed concern that this closing date does not 
provide sufficient time to review and discuss the proposed changes; and 
then, develop and submit complete responses to the docket. To allow 
time for this organization and others to submit comprehensive comments, 
the closing date is changed from January 2, 2007, to February 16, 2007.

    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 109(c) and 112; Sec. 1110 of Pub. L. 109-
59; 23 CFR 1.32; and 49 CFR 1.48(b).

    Issued on: December 12, 2006.
J. Richard Capka,
Federal Highway Administrator.
[FR Doc. E6-21579 Filed 12-18-06; 8:45 am]