Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements, 48726 [E7-16724]

Download as PDF 48726 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). On August 16, 2007, the FAA determined that the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC submitted by Panama City/Bay County International Airport Authority was substantially complete within the requirements of § 158.25 of Part 158. The FAA will approve or disapprove the application, in whole or in part, no later than November 14, 2007. The following is a brief overview of the application. Proposed charge effective date: December 1, 2007. Proposed charge expiration date: March 1, 2038. Level of the proposed PFC: $4.50. Total estimated PFC revenue: $41,968,640. Brief description of proposed project(s): Relocate Panama City/Bay County International Airport: Site Development, Primary Runway Paving, Paving/Lighting/Navaids Installation, Terminal Construction, Utilities Installation and Facilities Construction. Class or classes of air carriers which the public agency has requested not be required to collect PFCs: None. Any person may inspect the application in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and at the FAA regional Airports office located at: 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park GA, 30337. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents germane to the application in person at the Panama City/Bay County International Airport Authority. Issued in Orlando, FL on August 17, 2007. W. Dean Stringer, Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 07–4152 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28660] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. This information collection concerns the requirement that motor carriers maintain a record of all accidents in which their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are involved. The collection is necessary for FMCSA to assess the effectiveness of the safety management controls of motor carriers. On April 23, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was received. DATES: Please send your comments by September 24, 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. Tom Yager, Chief, Driver & Carrier Operations Division, Office of Bus & Truck Standards and Development (MC–PSD): Telephone: 202–366–4009; e-mail MCPSD@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2126–0009. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved collection. Respondents: Motor Carriers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 106,800 motor carriers. Estimated Time per Response: 18 minutes. Expiration Date: September 30, 2007. Frequency of Response: Once per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 32,040 hours. 106,800 motor carriers recording an accident × 18 minutes per response/60 minutes in an hour. Background Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 390.15, requires interstate motor carriers to maintain an ‘‘accident register’’ consisting of a list of ‘‘accidents’’ (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) that involve their CMVs and occur in interstate or intrastate commerce. The register may be electronic. The information for each accident must include, at a minimum, the following elements: Date of accident; city or town in which or most near where the accident occurred and PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the State in which the accident occurred; driver name; number of injuries; number of fatalities; and whether hazardous materials, other than fuel spilled from the fuel tanks of motor vehicles involved in the accident, were released. In addition, the register must contain copies of all accident reports required by State or other governmental entities or insurers. A motor carrier must maintain the required information in the accident register for three years after the date of the accident. The FMCSA uses this data to analyze the safety performance of motor carriers and drivers of CMVs. This information supports the DOT strategic goal of safety. Information concerning crashes strengthens FMCSA’s ability to assess motor carrier safety performance and to assist motor carriers in preventing crashes and reducing crash severity. The FMCSA uses this data to target motor carriers with the weakest safety records. Response to Comment: On April 23, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the proposed renewal of this ICR. One comment was received from the American Trucking Association (ATA). In that comment, the ATA asked the Agency to reconsider its calculations to account for the fact that the States historically under-report their accidents to FMCSA. For this ICR, FMCSA did not use the accident data reported by the States to FMCSA. The Agency employed two databases compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because they produced the most accurate and reliable data for calculating the paperwork burden of this ICR. 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: August 17, 2007. Terry Shelton, Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–16724 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 164 (Friday, August 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28660]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved 
Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice and 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. This information collection concerns the requirement that 
motor carriers maintain a record of all accidents in which their 
commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are involved. The collection is 
necessary for FMCSA to assess the effectiveness of the safety 
management controls of motor carriers. On April 23, 2007, FMCSA 
published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment 
period on the ICR. One comment was received.

DATES: Please send your comments by September 24, 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. Tom Yager, Chief, Driver & Carrier 
Operations Division, Office of Bus & Truck Standards and Development 
(MC-PSD): Telephone: 202-366-4009; e-mail MCPSD@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0009.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved collection.
    Respondents: Motor Carriers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 106,800 motor carriers.
    Estimated Time per Response: 18 minutes.
    Expiration Date: September 30, 2007.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 32,040 hours. 106,800 motor carriers 
recording an accident x 18 minutes per response/60 minutes in an hour.

Background

    Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 390.15, 
requires interstate motor carriers to maintain an ``accident register'' 
consisting of a list of ``accidents'' (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) that 
involve their CMVs and occur in interstate or intrastate commerce. The 
register may be electronic. The information for each accident must 
include, at a minimum, the following elements: Date of accident; city 
or town in which or most near where the accident occurred and the State 
in which the accident occurred; driver name; number of injuries; number 
of fatalities; and whether hazardous materials, other than fuel spilled 
from the fuel tanks of motor vehicles involved in the accident, were 
released. In addition, the register must contain copies of all accident 
reports required by State or other governmental entities or insurers. A 
motor carrier must maintain the required information in the accident 
register for three years after the date of the accident.
    The FMCSA uses this data to analyze the safety performance of motor 
carriers and drivers of CMVs. This information supports the DOT 
strategic goal of safety. Information concerning crashes strengthens 
FMCSA's ability to assess motor carrier safety performance and to 
assist motor carriers in preventing crashes and reducing crash 
severity. The FMCSA uses this data to target motor carriers with the 
weakest safety records.
    Response to Comment: On April 23, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal 
Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the proposed 
renewal of this ICR. One comment was received from the American 
Trucking Association (ATA). In that comment, the ATA asked the Agency 
to reconsider its calculations to account for the fact that the States 
historically under-report their accidents to FMCSA. For this ICR, FMCSA 
did not use the accident data reported by the States to FMCSA. The 
Agency employed two databases compiled by the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration because they produced the most accurate and 
reliable data for calculating the paperwork burden of this ICR.
    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: August 17, 2007.
Terry Shelton,
Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology.
 [FR Doc. E7-16724 Filed 8-23-07; 8:45 am]
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