Notice of Request for Information (RFI): Revision of an Information Collection: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (Formerly Hazardous Materials Permit), 39878-39879 [E7-14032]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 39878 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 139 / Friday, July 20, 2007 / Notices involvement. On March 23, 2007 FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. Two comments were received regarding the utility of the survey. These comments will be considered during the information collection activities for the study. DATES: Please send your comments by August 20, 2007. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: DOT/FMCSA Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Albert Alvarez, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Research and Analysis (MC–RRR), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 385–2387; e-mail: albert.alvarez@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Risk Factor Study. OMB Control Number: 2126–XXXX. Type of Request: New information collection. Respondents: Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and motor carriers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700 [(600 CMV drivers completing telephone interviews and paper/online questionnaires + 72 of the 600 CMV drivers completing in-person interviews, psychological and perceptual testing, and medical examinations) + 100 motor carriers providing driver records = 700]. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated average burden per response is 20 minutes for telephone interviews; 30 minutes for paper/online questionnaires; 4 hours for in-person interviews, including psychological and perceptual testing, and medical examinations; and 30 minutes for motor carriers to locate and deliver respondents’ driving records to researchers. Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new information collection. Frequency of Response: This information collection will be a single, nonrecurring event. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,124 hours [100 participating carriers × 2 hours to provide information to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:19 Jul 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 researchers + 100 non-response carriers × 30 minutes/60 minutes + 600 nonresponse CMV drivers × 5 minutes/60 minutes + 600 CMV driver telephone interviews × 20 minutes/60 minutes + 600 CMV driver paper/online questionnaires × 30 minutes/60 minutes + 72 in-person interviews, psychological and perceptual testing, and medical examinations × 4 hours + 20 carriers locating and delivering 72 drivers’ driving records × 30 minutes per driver/ 60 minutes = 1,124 hours]. Background: The purpose of this study is to identify, verify, quantify, and prioritize commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver risk factors. Primarily, these factors are personal, such as demographic characteristics, medical conditions, personality traits, and performance capabilities. Risk factors may also include work environmental conditions, such as carrier operations type, and compensation methods. The study will identify risk factors by linking the characteristics of individual drivers with their driving histories, especially the presence or absence of crashes or inspection violations. Definitions: Driver risk factors are personal factors such as demographic characteristics, medical conditions, personality traits, and performance capabilities. Risk factors may also include work environmental conditions, such as carrier operations type, and compensation method. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FMCSA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued on: July 11, 2007. D. Marlene Thomas, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. E7–14029 Filed 7–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–27500] Notice of Request for Information (RFI): Revision of an Information Collection: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (Formerly Hazardous Materials Permit) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA invites comments on its plan to request OMB approval to revise an existing information collection entitled ‘‘Hazardous Materials (HM) Safety Permits’’, OMB Control Number 2126– 0030. FMCSA requires companies holding permits to develop a communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of the shipment. A record of the communications may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company that contains the time of the call and location of the shipment. These records must be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company’s principal place of business or readily available to employees at the company’s principal place of business. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before September 18, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by any of the following methods. Please identify your comments by the FMCSA Docket Number FMCSA– 2007–27500. • Web site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow instructions for submitting comments to the Docket. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Docket: For access to the Docket Management System (DMS) to read E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 139 / Friday, July 20, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES background documents or comments received, go to https://dms.dot.gov at any time or to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is available electronically 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want notification of receipt of your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope, or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: 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.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit https://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James O. Simmons, Hazardous Materials Division, phone (202) 366–6121; FAX (202) 366–3921; or e-mail james.simmons@dot.gov; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is responsible for implementing regulations to issue safety permits for transporting certain hazardous materials in accordance with 49 U.S.C. Section 5101 et seq. The HM Safety Permit regulations (49 CFR Part 385) require carriers to complete a ‘‘Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report and HM Safety Permit Application’’—form number MCS–150B (See Attachment D). The HM Safety Permit regulations also require carriers to have a security program. As part of the HM Safety Permit regulations, carriers are required to develop and maintain route plans so that law enforcement officials can verify the correct location of the HM shipment. FMCSA requires companies holding permits to develop a communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of the shipment. This information collection covers the records of the communications that contains the time of the call and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:19 Jul 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 location of the shipment. The records may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company. These records must be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company’s principal place of business or readily available to employees at the company’s principal place of business. Title: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (formerly Hazardous Materials Permit). OMB Control Number: 2126–0030. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: 2,515 motor carriers of property (Forms MCS–150B) . Frequency: On occasion. The changes will occur at the time of renewal, update or change of information. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 5 minutes. The communication between motor carriers and their drivers must take place at least two times per day and it is estimated that it will take 5 minutes to maintain a daily communication record for each driver. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 130,780 hours. 52 annual hours per carrier [5 minutes/60 minutes per trip × 1,570,391 estimated annual trips for carriers/2,515 carriers = 52 hours]. 130,780 total annual burden hours [52 annual hours per carrier × 2,515 carriers = 130,780 hours]. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FMCSA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued On: July 11, 2007. D. Marlene Thomas, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. E7–14032 Filed 7–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–27897] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39879 Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 64 individuals for exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard. Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Department of Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2007–27897 using any of the following methods: • Web Site: https://dmses.dot.gov/ submit. 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https://dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// dms.dot.gov at any time or Room W12– 140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the DATES: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 139 (Friday, July 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39878-39879]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-14032]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-27500]


Notice of Request for Information (RFI): Revision of an 
Information Collection: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (Formerly 
Hazardous Materials Permit)

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA invites comments on 
its plan to request OMB approval to revise an existing information 
collection entitled ``Hazardous Materials (HM) Safety Permits'', OMB 
Control Number 2126-0030. FMCSA requires companies holding permits to 
develop a communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of 
the shipment. A record of the communications may be kept by either the 
driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company that contains 
the time of the call and location of the shipment. These records must 
be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months 
at the company's principal place of business or readily available to 
employees at the company's principal place of business.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before September 18, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by any of the following 
methods. Please identify your comments by the FMCSA Docket Number 
FMCSA-2007-27500.
     Web site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow instructions for 
submitting comments to the Docket.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Docket: For access to the Docket Management System (DMS) to read

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background documents or comments received, go to https://dms.dot.gov at 
any time or to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is 
available electronically 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you 
want notification of receipt of your comments, please include a self-
addressed, stamped envelope, or postcard or print the acknowledgement 
page that appears after submitting comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: 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.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit https://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James O. Simmons, Hazardous 
Materials Division, phone (202) 366-6121; FAX (202) 366-3921; or e-mail 
james.simmons@dot.gov; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
DOT, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours 
are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
Holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is responsible for 
implementing regulations to issue safety permits for transporting 
certain hazardous materials in accordance with 49 U.S.C. Section 5101 
et seq. The HM Safety Permit regulations (49 CFR Part 385) require 
carriers to complete a ``Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report 
and HM Safety Permit Application''--form number MCS-150B (See 
Attachment D). The HM Safety Permit regulations also require carriers 
to have a security program. As part of the HM Safety Permit 
regulations, carriers are required to develop and maintain route plans 
so that law enforcement officials can verify the correct location of 
the HM shipment. FMCSA requires companies holding permits to develop a 
communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of the 
shipment. This information collection covers the records of the 
communications that contains the time of the call and location of the 
shipment. The records may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded 
in the log book) or the company. These records must be kept, either 
physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company's 
principal place of business or readily available to employees at the 
company's principal place of business.
    Title: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (formerly Hazardous 
Materials Permit).
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0030.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: 2,515 motor carriers of property (Forms MCS-150B) .
    Frequency: On occasion. The changes will occur at the time of 
renewal, update or change of information.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 5 minutes. The communication 
between motor carriers and their drivers must take place at least two 
times per day and it is estimated that it will take 5 minutes to 
maintain a daily communication record for each driver.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 130,780 hours. 52 annual hours 
per carrier [5 minutes/60 minutes per trip x 1,570,391 estimated annual 
trips for carriers/2,515 carriers = 52 hours]. 130,780 total annual 
burden hours [52 annual hours per carrier x 2,515 carriers = 130,780 
hours].
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the FMCSA's performance; (2) the accuracy 
of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and
    (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or 
include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

    Issued On: July 11, 2007.
D. Marlene Thomas,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
 [FR Doc. E7-14032 Filed 7-19-07; 8:45 am]
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