[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 226 (Friday, November 23, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 59353]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-25532]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 555, 571, and 591

[Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0092]
RIN 2127-AL99


Pilot Program for Collaborative Research on Motor Vehicles With 
High or Full Driving Automation; Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM); extension of 
comment period.

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SUMMARY: In response to a request from the public, NHTSA is announcing 
a two-week extension of the comment period on the ANPRM on a Pilot 
Program for Collaborative Research on Motor Vehicles with High or Full 
Driving Automation. The comment period for the ANPRM was originally 
scheduled to end on November 26, 2018. It will now end on December 10, 
2018.

DATES: The comment period for the ANPRM published on October 10, 2018 
at 83 FR 50872 is extended. Written comments on the ANPRM must be 
received on or before December 10, 2018 in order to be considered 
timely.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be submitted by one 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, they 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 decision-making 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 can 
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.).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For research and pilot program issues: 
Dee Williams, Office of Vehicle Safety Research, 202-366-8537, 
[email protected], National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    For legal issues: Stephen Wood, Assistant Chief Counsel, Vehicle 
Rulemaking and Harmonization, Office of Chief Counsel, 202-366-2992, 
[email protected], at the same address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 10, 2018, NHTSA published an 
ANPRM to obtain public comments on the factors and structure that are 
appropriate for the Agency to consider in designing a national pilot 
program that will enable the Agency to facilitate, monitor and learn 
from the testing and development of the emerging advanced vehicle 
safety technologies and to assure the safety of those activities. The 
ANPRM stated that the closing date for comments is November 26, 2018.
    On November 16, 2018, NHTSA received a request from the Uber 
Technologies, Inc. for a two-week extension of the comment period. The 
request can be found in the docket for the ANPRM listed above under 
ADDRESSES. NHTSA has considered this request and believes that a 14-day 
extension beyond the original due date is desirable to provide 
additional time for the public to comment on the complex and novel 
questions in the ANPRM. This is to notify the public that NHTSA is 
extending the comment period on the ANPRM, and allowing it to remain 
open until December 10, 2018.

    Issued in Washington, DC, pursuant to authority delegated in 49 
CFR 1.81 and 1.95.
Heidi Renate King,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2018-25532 Filed 11-19-18; 4:15 pm]
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