Notice of Request for Comments on Renewing Approval of an Information Collection: OMB Control No. 2126-0015 (Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders), 10018 [05-3953]

Download as PDF 10018 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 39 / Tuesday, March 1, 2005 / Notices program. The statistics are needed to complement information available for the federally administered programs and to more fully explain the impact of the public income support programs on the needy, aged, blind, and disabled. In addition, the expenditure data are used to monitor State compliance with the mandatory pass-along provision. States use our publications, which are prepared from data submitted on this statistical report, for administrative purposes to compare their expenditures and caseloads with those of other States, to determine the feasibility of program change, and to keep abreast of program developments in other States. Federal personnel request data about Stateadministered supplementation programs to compare various State programs, to examine the relationship of State supplementation expenditures and caseloads to federally financed programs such as Medicaid, and to determine the effect of changes in SSI and other Federal programs on State supplementation programs. In addition, Federal and State personnel have used data obtained from this report in developing legislative proposals and budget estimates. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 31. Frequency of Response: 4. Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 124 hours. Dated: February 23, 2005. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 05–3892 Filed 2–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA 2004–19348] Notice of Request for Comments on Renewing Approval of an Information Collection: OMB Control No. 2126– 0015 (Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described in this notice is being sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This VerDate jul<14>2003 14:21 Feb 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 information collection allows registered motor carriers, property brokers and freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements. On September 14, 2004, the agency published a Federal Register notice announcing a 60-day comment period on this information collection (69 FR 55490). We are required to send ICRs to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Please submit comments by March 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: DOT Desk Officer. We particularly request your comments on whether the collection of information is necessary for the FMCSA to meet its goal of reducing truck crashes, including: Whether the information is useful to this goal; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB wants to receive comments within 30 days of publication of this notice in order to act on the ICR quickly. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Keenan (202–385–2400), Commercial Enforcement (MC–ECC), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., e.s.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders. OMB Control Number: 2126–0015. Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is authorized to register for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902; freight forwarders under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; and property brokers under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may conduct transportation services only if they are registered pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13901. The Secretary has delegated authority pertaining to these registration requirements to the FMCSA. Registered motor carriers (including private carriers) and freight forwarders must designate: (1) An agent upon PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 whom service of notices in proceedings before the Secretary may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303); and (2) for every State in which they operate and traverse in the United States during such operations, agents upon whom process issued by a court may be served in actions brought against the registered transportation entity (49 U.S.C. 13304). Every broker shall make a designation for each State in which its offices are located or in which contracts are written. Regulations governing the designation of process agents are found at 49 CFR part 366. This designation is filed with the FMCSA on Form BOC–3, ‘‘Designation of Agent for Service of Process.’’ Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers. Average Burden Per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,000 hours (30,000 filings × 10 minutes/60 minutes = 5,000 hours). Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; 49 U.S.C. 13303, 13304, 13901, 13902, 13903 and 13904; and 49 CFR 1.73 and 366. Issued on: February 24, 2005. Annette M. Sandberg, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–3953 Filed 2–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 3)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company 1 AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Partial revocation of exemption. SUMMARY: The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the modified trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 2) 2 to permit the 1 Effective January 20, 2005, The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company has changed its name to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF). 2 On December 17, 2004, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) concurrently filed a verified notice of exemption under the Board’s class exemption procedures at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). The notice covered the agreement by BNSF to grant additional local trackage rights to UP over a BNSF line of railroad between BNSF milepost 113.0 and BNSF milepost 117.0 near Endicott, NE, a distance of approximately 4.0 miles. UP submits that the trackage rights are only temporary rights, but, because they are ‘‘local’’ rather than ‘‘overhead’’ rights, they do not qualify for the Board’s class exemption for temporary trackage rights at 49 CFR E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA 2004-19348]


Notice of Request for Comments on Renewing Approval of an 
Information Collection: OMB Control No. 2126-0015 (Designation of 
Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders)

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces that the Information Collection Request 
(ICR) described in this notice is being sent to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information 
collection allows registered motor carriers, property brokers and 
freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements. On 
September 14, 2004, the agency published a Federal Register notice 
announcing a 60-day comment period on this information collection (69 
FR 55490). We are required to send ICRs to OMB under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act.

DATES: Please submit comments by March 31, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: DOT Desk Officer. We particularly 
request your comments on whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the FMCSA to meet its goal of reducing truck crashes, 
including: Whether the information is useful to this goal; the accuracy 
of the estimate of the burden of the information collection; ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; 
and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. OMB wants to receive comments 
within 30 days of publication of this notice in order to act on the ICR 
quickly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Keenan (202-385-2400), 
Commercial Enforcement (MC-ECC), Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 
e.s.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight 
Forwarders.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0015.
    Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is 
authorized to register for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities 
under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902; freight forwarders under the 
provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; and property brokers under the 
provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may conduct transportation 
services only if they are registered pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13901. The 
Secretary has delegated authority pertaining to these registration 
requirements to the FMCSA.
    Registered motor carriers (including private carriers) and freight 
forwarders must designate: (1) An agent upon whom service of notices in 
proceedings before the Secretary may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303); and (2) 
for every State in which they operate and traverse in the United States 
during such operations, agents upon whom process issued by a court may 
be served in actions brought against the registered transportation 
entity (49 U.S.C. 13304). Every broker shall make a designation for 
each State in which its offices are located or in which contracts are 
written. Regulations governing the designation of process agents are 
found at 49 CFR part 366. This designation is filed with the FMCSA on 
Form BOC-3, ``Designation of Agent for Service of Process.''
    Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers.
    Average Burden Per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,000 hours (30,000 filings x 10 
minutes/60 minutes = 5,000 hours).

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; 49 U.S.C. 13303, 13304, 13901, 13902, 13903 
and 13904; and 49 CFR 1.73 and 366.

    Issued on: February 24, 2005.
Annette M. Sandberg,
Administrator.
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