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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 7, 2007 / Notices (14 CFR part 21, § 21.17(b)) with nine passenger seats or less. Material in the policy is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation. DATES: Policy statement PS–ACE100– 2007–002 was issued by the Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, on October 15, 2007. Discussion of Comments The comment period for the proposed policy closed on August 29, 2007. No comments were received, and the policy is being adopted as proposed. How To Obtain Copies: A paper copy of policy statement PS–ACE100–2007– 002 may be obtained by writing to us at the Small Airplane Directorate, ACE– 111; Federal Aviation Administration, Room 301; 901 Locust; Kansas City, Missouri 64106. The policy statement is available on the Internet at https://www.faa.gov/ regulations_policies/policy_guidance/. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on October 15, 2007. David R. Showers, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–21826 Filed 11–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–0004] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for information. pwalker on PROD1PC71 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 and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ‘‘Motor Carrier Identification Report,’’ which is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the agency’s activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those activities, and for statistical purposes. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before January 7, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Nov 06, 2007 Jkt 214001 You may submit comments bearing the Department of Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA Docket Number FMCSA–2007–0004 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Group Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: 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. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below: Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to https:// www.regulations.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 acknowledgement that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or post card or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78; Apr. 11, 2000). This information is also available at https:// Docketinfo.dot.gov. ADDRESSES: Ms. Arlene D. Thompson, Information Systems Specialist, Office of Information Technology, Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62895 Washington, DC 20590. Telephone Number: (202) 366–2094; e-mail Address: Arlene.thompson@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Title 49 U.S.C. 504(b)(2) provides the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) with authority to require carriers, lessors, associations, or classes of them to file annual, periodic, and special reports containing answers to questions asked by the Secretary. The Secretary may also prescribe the form of records required to be prepared or compiled and the time period during which records must be preserved (See §§ 504(b)(1) and (d)). The FMCSA will use this data to administer its safety programs by establishing a database of entities that are subject to its regulations. This database necessitates that these entities notify the FMCSA of their existence. For example, under 49 CFR 390.19(a), FMCSA requires all motor carriers beginning operations to file a Form MCS–150 entitled, ‘‘Motor Carrier Identification Report.’’ This report is filed by all motor carriers conducting operations in interstate or international commerce within 90 days after beginning operations. It asks the respondent to provide the name of the business entity that owns and controls the motor carrier operation, address and telephone of principal place of business, assigned identification number(s), type of operation, types of cargo usually transported, number of vehicles owned, term leased and trip leased, driver information, and certification statement signed by an individual authorized to sign documents on behalf of the business entity. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002 (DOT Appropriations Act) (Pub. L. 107– 87, 115 Stat. 833 (December 18, 2001) directed the agency to issue an interim final rule (IFR) to ensure that new entrant motor carriers are knowledgeable about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and standards. The IFR was published on May 13, 2002 (67 FR 31983). The Form MCS–150A associated with this rule is entitled, ‘‘Safety Certification for Application for U.S. DOT Number,’’ and is used to help ensure that new entrants are knowledgeable about the Federal motor carrier safety regulations and standards before being granted registration authority to operate in interstate commerce (Intrastate carriers are not considered new entrants since they do not operate in interstate E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 62896 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 7, 2007 / Notices commerce; and thus do not need to complete or file the Form MCS–150A.). Under the Form MCS–150A, as required by 49 CFR 385.305, the new entrant must certify that it has a system(s) in place to ensure compliance with applicable requirements covering driver qualifications, hours-of-service, controlled substance and alcohol testing, vehicle condition, accident monitoring and hazardous materials (HM) transportation. The certification reminds the new entrant of its statutory and regulatory responsibilities, which if neglected or violated, may subject the applicant to civil penalties and lead to the revocation of the new entrant registration. On June 30, 2004, the agency issued another final rule entitled, ‘‘Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits,’’ (69 FR 39350) which required all HM carriers (both interstate and intrastate) to complete and file the Form MCS– 150B entitled, ‘‘Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report and HM Permit Application,’’ to obtain a safety permit to transport hazardous materials. The safety program under 49 CFR 390.19(a) also requires all HM permitted carriers to complete Form MCS–150B in place of the current Form MCS–150 to ‘‘renew’’ both their permit and their DOT numbers according to the DOT number renewal schedule. Accordingly, FMCSA seeks to revise this currently-approved information collection to update the records and forms associated with its safety programs identified above; and to identify the regulated entities currently engaged in these activities. Title: Motor Carrier Identification Report. OMB Control Number: 2126–0013. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 472,470. Estimated Time per Response: To complete Form MCS–150—20 minutes; and for Form MCS–150A—9 minutes. To complete Form MCS–150B (HM Permit Application)—6 minutes for interstate carriers that have already completed the Form MCS–150; and for intrastate carriers that have never completed a Form MCS–150—they will need about 16 minutes to complete the permit renewal. Expiration Date: January 31, 2008. Frequency of Response: One-time for Form MCS–150; biennially for MCS– 150A; and MCS–150B. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Nov 06, 2007 Jkt 214001 Estimated Total Annual Burden: 119,270 hours [108,825 hours for Form MCS–150 + 10,305 hours for Form MCS–150A + 140 hours for Form MCS– 150B = 119,270 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 or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued on: November 1, 2007. Terry Shelton, Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–21880 Filed 11–6–07; 8:45 am] Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.regulations.gov. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statutes also allow the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The Notice was published on September 13, 2007. The comment period ended on October 15, 2007. Discussion of Comments BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Conclusion Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these commercial motor vehicle drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its evaluation of the 25 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal vision exemptions for Linda L. Billings, John A. Chizmar, Ronald D. Danberry, Weldon R. Evans, Richard L. Gagnebin, Orasio Garcia, Leslie W. Good, Chester L. Gray, James P. Guth, Rayford R. Harper, Britt D. Hazelwood, Joseph V. Johns, Robert C. Leathers, Michael S. Maki, Mark D. Page, Kenneth A. Reddick, Leonard Rice, Jr., Juan M. Rosas, Richard C. Simms, James T. Sullivan, Thomas J. Sweeny, Jr., Steven C. Thomas, Edward A. Vanderhei, Larry J. Waldner, and Kevin L. Wickard. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. [Docket Nos. FMCSA–98–4334, FMCSA–99– 5578, FMCSA–00–7363, FMCSA–00–7918, FMCSA–01–9258, FMCSA–01–9561, FMCSA–03–14504, FMCSA–03–15268, FMCSA–05–20027, FMCSA–05–21254] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 25 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions by these drivers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical Qualifications Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on October 31, 2007. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. 07–5546 Filed 11–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 7, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-21880]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-0004]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report

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

ACTION: Notice and 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 and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to 
revise an ICR entitled, ``Motor Carrier Identification Report,'' which 
is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the 
agency's activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those 
activities, and for statistical purposes.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before January 7, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Department of 
Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA 
Docket Number FMCSA-2007-0004 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Group Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: 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.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.

    Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number 
for this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without 
change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below:
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to https://www.regulations.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 acknowledgement that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or post 
card or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
on-line.
    Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78; Apr. 11, 2000). This 
information is also available at https://Docketinfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Arlene D. Thompson, Information 
Systems Specialist, Office of Information Technology, Operations 
Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Telephone Number: (202) 366-2094; e-mail Address: 
Arlene.thompson@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Title 49 U.S.C. 504(b)(2) provides the Secretary of 
Transportation (Secretary) with authority to require carriers, lessors, 
associations, or classes of them to file annual, periodic, and special 
reports containing answers to questions asked by the Secretary. The 
Secretary may also prescribe the form of records required to be 
prepared or compiled and the time period during which records must be 
preserved (See Sec. Sec.  504(b)(1) and (d)). The FMCSA will use this 
data to administer its safety programs by establishing a database of 
entities that are subject to its regulations. This database 
necessitates that these entities notify the FMCSA of their existence. 
For example, under 49 CFR 390.19(a), FMCSA requires all motor carriers 
beginning operations to file a Form MCS-150 entitled, ``Motor Carrier 
Identification Report.'' This report is filed by all motor carriers 
conducting operations in interstate or international commerce within 90 
days after beginning operations. It asks the respondent to provide the 
name of the business entity that owns and controls the motor carrier 
operation, address and telephone of principal place of business, 
assigned identification number(s), type of operation, types of cargo 
usually transported, number of vehicles owned, term leased and trip 
leased, driver information, and certification statement signed by an 
individual authorized to sign documents on behalf of the business 
entity.
    The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002 (DOT Appropriations Act) (Pub. 
L. 107-87, 115 Stat. 833 (December 18, 2001) directed the agency to 
issue an interim final rule (IFR) to ensure that new entrant motor 
carriers are knowledgeable about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs) and standards. The IFR was published on May 13, 
2002 (67 FR 31983). The Form MCS-150A associated with this rule is 
entitled, ``Safety Certification for Application for U.S. DOT Number,'' 
and is used to help ensure that new entrants are knowledgeable about 
the Federal motor carrier safety regulations and standards before being 
granted registration authority to operate in interstate commerce 
(Intrastate carriers are not considered new entrants since they do not 
operate in interstate

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commerce; and thus do not need to complete or file the Form MCS-150A.). 
Under the Form MCS-150A, as required by 49 CFR 385.305, the new entrant 
must certify that it has a system(s) in place to ensure compliance with 
applicable requirements covering driver qualifications, hours-of-
service, controlled substance and alcohol testing, vehicle condition, 
accident monitoring and hazardous materials (HM) transportation. The 
certification reminds the new entrant of its statutory and regulatory 
responsibilities, which if neglected or violated, may subject the 
applicant to civil penalties and lead to the revocation of the new 
entrant registration.
    On June 30, 2004, the agency issued another final rule entitled, 
``Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: Hazardous Materials Safety 
Permits,'' (69 FR 39350) which required all HM carriers (both 
interstate and intrastate) to complete and file the Form MCS-150B 
entitled, ``Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report and HM Permit 
Application,'' to obtain a safety permit to transport hazardous 
materials. The safety program under 49 CFR 390.19(a) also requires all 
HM permitted carriers to complete Form MCS-150B in place of the current 
Form MCS-150 to ``renew'' both their permit and their DOT numbers 
according to the DOT number renewal schedule.
    Accordingly, FMCSA seeks to revise this currently-approved 
information collection to update the records and forms associated with 
its safety programs identified above; and to identify the regulated 
entities currently engaged in these activities.
    Title: Motor Carrier Identification Report.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0013.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 472,470.
    Estimated Time per Response: To complete Form MCS-150--20 minutes; 
and for Form MCS-150A--9 minutes. To complete Form MCS-150B (HM Permit 
Application)--6 minutes for interstate carriers that have already 
completed the Form MCS-150; and for intrastate carriers that have never 
completed a Form MCS-150--they will need about 16 minutes to complete 
the permit renewal.
    Expiration Date: January 31, 2008.
    Frequency of Response: One-time for Form MCS-150; biennially for 
MCS-150A; and MCS-150B.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 119,270 hours [108,825 hours for 
Form MCS-150 + 10,305 hours for Form MCS-150A + 140 hours for Form MCS-
150B = 119,270 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 or include your 
comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.

    Issued on: November 1, 2007.
Terry Shelton,
Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E7-21880 Filed 11-6-07; 8:45 am]
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