Gm520 Week 2 Assignment

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Week 2 Assignment – GM520 1. State the administrative agency which controls the regulation. Explain why this agency and your proposed regulation interests you (briefly). Will this proposed regulation affect you or the business in which you are working? If so, how? Submit a copy of the proposed regulation along with your responses to these five questions. The proposed regulation can be submitted as either a separate Word document (.doc) or Adobe file (.pdf). This means you will submit two attachments to the Week 2 Dropbox: (1) a Word doc with the questions and your answers and (2) a copy of the proposed regulation you used for this assignment. (10 points) This is a proposed rule by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although this proposed regulation does not affect me personally, it will affect the general population with an increase in noise pollution. I chose this topic because I currently live in Boston, and I believe that noise pollution is a significant issue. 2. Describe the proposal/change. (10 points) This proposal would set a minimum level of noise that hybrid vehicles must produce when in operation. 3. Write the public comment which you would submit to this proposal. If the proposed regulation deadline has already passed, write the comment you would have submitted. Explain briefly what you wish to accomplish with your comment. (10 points) I understand that a safety concern exists for pedestrians when hybrid vehicles make very little or no sound; however, our streets are already very noisy. I believe that passing this legislation would not lessen the number of accidents with pedestrians, but continue an escalating level of noise. Motorcycles are purposefully very loud in the interest of safety, because riders want other vehicles to be aware of them. We must start to reverse this trend. In addition, studies show that noises from

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