Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles, 54711-54712 [E7-19016]

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[FR Doc. 07–4726 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28416] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for information. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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. The ICR is titled, ‘‘Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs).’’ This ICR is necessary because the training certificate serves as proof that a driver has successfully completed the training required before he or she may operate an LCV on the Nation’s highways. The hiring motor carrier is required to maintain a copy of the training certificate in the LCV driver’s qualification file. The document is subject to review by Federal or State enforcement officials. On June 28, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Sep 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 period on the ICR. One comment was received. DATES: Please send your comments by October 26, 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: Robert F. Schultz, Jr., Transportation Specialist, FMCSA, Telephone: 202– 366–2718; e-mail: buz.schultz@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles. OMB Control Number: 2126–0026. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Drivers who have completed the required LCV training and driver instructors responsible for conducting the required LCV training. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 drivers who complete the required LCV training each year; 6 driver instructors who must document their qualifications to train new LCV drivers. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes for LCV drivers; 10 to 15 minutes for various LCV instructors. Expiration Date: September 30, 2007. Frequency of Response: Annual. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 203 hours. The FMCSA estimates that 10 minutes would be needed for newly certified LCV drivers to fulfill the information collection requirement, resulting in an annual information collection burden of 200 hours [1,200 LCV drivers × 10 minutes/60 minutes = 200 hours]. The estimated annual burden associated with instructor certification would be 3 burden hours [(2 classroom instructors × 10 minutes = 20 minutes) + (4 skills instructors × 15 minutes = 60 minutes) + (6 new instructors × 15 minutes administrative burden per instructor certification = 90 minutes) = 170 minutes/60 minutes = 3 burden hours]. Background: Section 4007(b) of the Motor Carrier Act of 1991 (Title IV of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Public Law 102–240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2152; 49 U.S.C. 31307) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish Federal minimum training requirements for drivers of LCVs. The responsibility for implementing the statutory requirement was subsequently delegated to FMCSA (49 CFR 1.73). On March 30, 2004, the PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54711 FMCSA, in a final rule entitled, ‘‘Minimum Training Requirements for Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Operators and LCV Driver-Instructor Requirements,’’ adopted implementing regulations for minimum training requirements for the operators of LCVs (69 FR 16722). The 2004 final rule created an information collection burden concerning the certification of new, current and non-grandfathered LCV drivers, as well as the certification of LCV driver-instructors. The implementing regulations define an LCV as any combination of a truck-tractor and two or more semi-trailers or trailers, which operate on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (as defined in 23 CFR 470.107) with a gross vehicle weight greater than 80,000 pounds (49 CFR 380.105). The purpose of this rule is to enhance the safety of LCV operations on our nation’s highways. Drivers are required to present the training certificate to prospective employers to prove they are certified to drive LCVs. Motor carriers must not allow drivers to operate LCVs without ensuring the drivers have been properly trained in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR part 380. Motor carriers must maintain a copy of the LCV training certification form in the driver qualification file (49 CFR 380.401(b)). Motor carriers must be able to show Federal or State enforcement officials that drivers responsible for operating such LCVs are certified to do so, based on the training certificate in the driver qualification file. On June 28, 2007 (72 FR 35537), FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was received. The commenter was a truck driver who pointed out that the skills of a truck driver are best learned by experience, not formal training. He also pointed out that the motor carrier is required to check the safety history of a new employee, and that such an analysis will be more helpful in evaluating the skill level of a driver than a certificate certifying participation in the requisite training. The commenter did not discuss the information collection aspects of the LCV rules. 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 performance of FMCSA’s functions; (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 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 54712 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 26, 2007 / Notices burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued on: September 21, 2007. Mary Powers-King, Acting Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–19016 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28618] Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Household Goods Consumer Information Program Assessment Study Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 its review and approval and invites public comment. This proposed ICR will be used to collect information on recent interstate household goods shippers’ (consumers) awareness of the Household Goods (HHG) Consumer Information Program messages and activities. This information collection will establish a baseline assessment of the Program’s activities and aid FMCSA in developing future Household Goods education and outreach initiatives by surveying and examining consumer awareness of the ‘‘Protect Your Move’’ campaign and other HHG messages. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by any of the following methods. Please identify your comments by the FMCSA Docket Number FMCSA– 2007–28618. • 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Sep 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 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 online. 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. Brian Ronk, Office of Outreach and Development, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–1072, or e-mail brian.ronk@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The purpose of this study is to quantify and assess consumer awareness of the Household Goods (HHG) Consumer Information Program. The study will determine the interstate moving public’s recognition or knowledge of the Program’s activities or messages, such as the ‘‘Protect Your Move’’ campaign. The data will be collected through a telephone survey. Results of the study will not be published, but used for internal research purposes by FMCSA in developing future HHG campaign materials, identifying target audiences, and determining distribution strategies to provide better consumer information to the public. It will also serve as a baseline for future program evaluations or assessments. A follow-up telephone survey will be conducted two years after the initial data collection and compared against the results from the baseline assessment. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Household Goods Consumer Information Program Assessment Study. OMB Control Number: 2126-xxxx. Type of Request: New collection. Respondents: Public/consumers who have moved household goods from one State to a different State throughout the U.S. (Interstate Household Goods Shippers). Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated average burden per response is 15 minutes. Expiration Date: N/A. Frequency of Response: This information collection will occur twice within the effective period of the OMB clearance; once in the current year and once again two years following the initial data collection. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 375 [1,500 respondents × 15 minutes/60 minutes per response = 375]. Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including but not limited to: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance for this information collection. Issued on: September 21, 2007. Terry Shelton, Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–19017 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. TIME AND DATE: November 1, 2007, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. PLACE: This meeting will take place telephonically. Any interested person may call Mr. Avelino Gutierrez at (505) 827–4565 to receive the toll free number and pass code needed to participate in this meeting by telephone. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28416]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved 
Information Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer 
Combination Vehicles

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

ACTION: Notice; request for information.

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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. The ICR is titled, ``Training Certification for Drivers 
of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs).'' This ICR is necessary because 
the training certificate serves as proof that a driver has successfully 
completed the training required before he or she may operate an LCV on 
the Nation's highways. The hiring motor carrier is required to maintain 
a copy of the training certificate in the LCV driver's qualification 
file. The document is subject to review by Federal or State enforcement 
officials. On June 28, 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 October 26, 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: Robert F. Schultz, Jr., Transportation 
Specialist, FMCSA, Telephone: 202-366-2718; e-mail: 
buz.schultz@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination 
Vehicles.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0026.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Drivers who have completed the required LCV training 
and driver instructors responsible for conducting the required LCV 
training.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 drivers who complete the 
required LCV training each year; 6 driver instructors who must document 
their qualifications to train new LCV drivers.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes for LCV drivers; 10 to 15 
minutes for various LCV instructors.
    Expiration Date: September 30, 2007.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 203 hours. The FMCSA estimates that 
10 minutes would be needed for newly certified LCV drivers to fulfill 
the information collection requirement, resulting in an annual 
information collection burden of 200 hours [1,200 LCV drivers x 10 
minutes/60 minutes = 200 hours]. The estimated annual burden associated 
with instructor certification would be 3 burden hours [(2 classroom 
instructors x 10 minutes = 20 minutes) + (4 skills instructors x 15 
minutes = 60 minutes) + (6 new instructors x 15 minutes administrative 
burden per instructor certification = 90 minutes) = 170 minutes/60 
minutes = 3 burden hours].
    Background: Section 4007(b) of the Motor Carrier Act of 1991 (Title 
IV of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 
(ISTEA), Public Law 102-240, 105 Stat. 1914, 2152; 49 U.S.C. 31307) 
required the Secretary of Transportation to establish Federal minimum 
training requirements for drivers of LCVs. The responsibility for 
implementing the statutory requirement was subsequently delegated to 
FMCSA (49 CFR 1.73). On March 30, 2004, the FMCSA, in a final rule 
entitled, ``Minimum Training Requirements for Longer Combination 
Vehicle (LCV) Operators and LCV Driver-Instructor Requirements,'' 
adopted implementing regulations for minimum training requirements for 
the operators of LCVs (69 FR 16722).
    The 2004 final rule created an information collection burden 
concerning the certification of new, current and non-grandfathered LCV 
drivers, as well as the certification of LCV driver-instructors. The 
implementing regulations define an LCV as any combination of a truck-
tractor and two or more semi-trailers or trailers, which operate on the 
National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (as defined in 23 
CFR 470.107) with a gross vehicle weight greater than 80,000 pounds (49 
CFR 380.105). The purpose of this rule is to enhance the safety of LCV 
operations on our nation's highways.
    Drivers are required to present the training certificate to 
prospective employers to prove they are certified to drive LCVs. Motor 
carriers must not allow drivers to operate LCVs without ensuring the 
drivers have been properly trained in accordance with the requirements 
of 49 CFR part 380. Motor carriers must maintain a copy of the LCV 
training certification form in the driver qualification file (49 CFR 
380.401(b)). Motor carriers must be able to show Federal or State 
enforcement officials that drivers responsible for operating such LCVs 
are certified to do so, based on the training certificate in the driver 
qualification file.
    On June 28, 2007 (72 FR 35537), FMCSA published a Federal Register 
notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was 
received. The commenter was a truck driver who pointed out that the 
skills of a truck driver are best learned by experience, not formal 
training. He also pointed out that the motor carrier is required to 
check the safety history of a new employee, and that such an analysis 
will be more helpful in evaluating the skill level of a driver than a 
certificate certifying participation in the requisite training. The 
commenter did not discuss the information collection aspects of the LCV 
rules.
    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 performance of FMCSA's functions; (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

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burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected 
information.

    Issued on: September 21, 2007.
Mary Powers-King,
Acting Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E7-19016 Filed 9-25-07; 8:45 am]
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