Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals , 34348-34349 [E7-11999]


[Federal Register: June 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 119)]
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2007-28104]

Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on a previously approved collection
of information.


SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit
public comment on proposed collections of information, including
extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
    This document describes one collection of information for which
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-
2007-28104] by any of the following methods:
     Web Site: Follow the instructions for

submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401,
Washington, DC 20590-001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
 Follow the online instructions for submitting

    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and
docket number for this proposed collection of information. Note that
all comments received will be posted without change to
 including any personal information provided.

    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or
comments received, go to at any time or to Room PL-

401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except Federal Holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Ms. Deborah
Mazyck, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5320, Washington, DC
20590. Ms. Mazyck's telephone number is (202 366-4139). Please identify
the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB
for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register
providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of
the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of
information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must
be included in such a document. Under OMB's regulation (at 5CFR
1320.8(d), an agency must ask for public comment on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected;
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated,
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic
submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public
comments on the following previously approved collection of
    Title: 49 CFR Part 583--Automobile Parts Content Labeling.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0573.
    Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Vehicle manufacturers.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval
    Abstract: Part 583 establishes requirements for the disclosure of
information relating to the countries of origin of the equipment of new
passenger motor vehicles. This information will be used by NHTSA to
determine whether manufacturers are complying with the American
Automobile Labeling Act (49 U.S.C. 32304). The American Automobile
Labeling Act requires all new passenger motor vehicles (including
passenger cars, certain small buses, all light trucks and multipurpose
passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds
or less), to bear labels providing information about domestic and
foreign content of their equipment. With the affixed label on the new
passenger motor vehicles, it serves as an aid to potential purchasers
in the selection of new passenger motor vehicles by providing them with
information about the value of the U.S./Canadian and foreign parts of
each vehicle, the countries of origin of the engine and transmission,
and the site of the vehicle's final assembly.
    NHTSA anticipates approximately 20 vehicle manufacturers will be
affected by these reporting requirements. NHTSA does not believe that
any of these 20 manufacturers are a small business (i.e., one that
employs less than 500 persons) since each manufacturer employs more
than 500 persons. Manufacturers of new passenger motor vehicles,
including passenger cars, certain small buses, and light trucks with a
gross vehicle weight rating of

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8,500 pounds or less, must file a report annually.
    NHTSA estimates that the vehicle manufacturers will incur a total
annual reporting and cost burden of 6,066 hours and $4,700,000. The
amount includes annual burden hours incurred by multi-stage
manufacturers and motor vehicle equipment suppliers.

    Issued on: June 14, 2007.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E7-11999 Filed 6-20-07; 8:45 am]

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