Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders, 73061-73062 [07-6145]

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The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139 (I)(1). Issued on: December 18, 2007. Clarence W. Coleman, Operations Engineer, Raleigh, North Carolina. [FR Doc. E7–24923 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–0057] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and 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 requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ‘‘Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders,’’ which is used to provide registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before February 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA–2007–0057. • Web Site: Go to https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 73062 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2007 / Notices instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket site. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12–140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, 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 received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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). This information is also available at https://docketsinfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Loretta G. Bitner, Commercial Enforcement (MC–ECC), Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is authorized to register for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902; freight forwarders under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; and property brokers under provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may conduct transportation services only if they are registered pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13901. The Secretary has delegated authority pertaining to these registration requirements to the FMCSA. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Dec 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 Registered motor carriers (including private carriers) and freight forwarders must designate: (1) An agent on whom service of notices in proceedings before the Secretary may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303); and (2) for every State in which they operate and traverse in the United States during such operations, agents on whom process issued by a court may be served in actions brought against the registered transportation entity (49 U.S.C. 13304). Every broker shall make a designation for each State in which its offices are located or in which contracts are written. Regulations governing the designation of process agents are found at 49 CFR part 366. This designation is filed with the FMCSA on Form BOC–3, ‘‘Designation of Agent for Service of Process.’’ Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders. OMB Control Number: 2126–0015. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 89,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Expiration Date: April 30, 2008. Frequency of Response: Form BOC–3 must be filed by all for-hire motor carriers and freight forwarders when the transportation entity first registers with the FMCSA. All brokers shall file Form BOC–3 as necessary and make a designation for each State in which it has an office or in which contracts are written. Subsequent filings are made only if the motor carrier, broker or freight forwarder changes process agents. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 14,833 hours [89,000 Form BOC–3 filings per year × 10 minutes/60 minutes to complete form = 14,833 hours]. Public Comments Invited: We invite you to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including, but not limited to: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the FMCSA, including whether the information is practical and useful; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the information collected. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: December 12, 2007. Terry Shelton, Associate Administrator and Chief Information Officer, Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 07–6145 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA–2007–0030] Notice of Request for a New Information Collection AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection: Customer Satisfaction Survey for FTA’s Public Web site Contact Us Tool. DATES: Comments must be submitted before February 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: To ensure that your comments are not entered more than once into the docket, submit comments identified by the docket number by only one of the following methods: 1. Web site: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site. (Note: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) electronic docket is no longer accepting electronic comments.) All electronic submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic docket site at www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the directions below for mailed and hand-delivered comments. 2. Fax: 202–493–2251. 3. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. 4. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number for this notice at the beginning of your comments. Submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-0057]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved 
Information Collection: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers 
and Freight Forwarders

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 and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to 
revise an ICR entitled, ``Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, 
Brokers and Freight Forwarders,'' which is used to provide registered 
motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of 
meeting process agent requirements.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before February 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA-2007-0057.
     Web Site: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the

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instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket 
site.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12-140, Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12-140, DOT Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, 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 received, go to https://www.regulations.gov at any time or Room 
W12-140 on the ground level, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, 
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. 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). This information is also 
available at https://docketsinfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Loretta G. Bitner, Commercial 
Enforcement (MC-ECC), Department of Transportation, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, 
DC 20590. Telephone: 202-385-2400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation 
(Secretary) is authorized to register for-hire motor carriers of 
regulated commodities under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902; freight 
forwarders under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; and property 
brokers under provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may conduct 
transportation services only if they are registered pursuant to 49 
U.S.C. 13901. The Secretary has delegated authority pertaining to these 
registration requirements to the FMCSA.
    Registered motor carriers (including private carriers) and freight 
forwarders must designate: (1) An agent on whom service of notices in 
proceedings before the Secretary may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303); and (2) 
for every State in which they operate and traverse in the United States 
during such operations, agents on whom process issued by a court may be 
served in actions brought against the registered transportation entity 
(49 U.S.C. 13304). Every broker shall make a designation for each State 
in which its offices are located or in which contracts are written. 
Regulations governing the designation of process agents are found at 49 
CFR part 366. This designation is filed with the FMCSA on Form BOC-3, 
``Designation of Agent for Service of Process.''
    Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight 
Forwarders.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0015.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 89,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2008.
    Frequency of Response: Form BOC-3 must be filed by all for-hire 
motor carriers and freight forwarders when the transportation entity 
first registers with the FMCSA. All brokers shall file Form BOC-3 as 
necessary and make a designation for each State in which it has an 
office or in which contracts are written. Subsequent filings are made 
only if the motor carrier, broker or freight forwarder changes process 
agents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 14,833 hours [89,000 Form BOC-3 
filings per year x 10 minutes/60 minutes to complete form = 14,833 
hours].
    Public Comments Invited: We invite you to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including, but not limited to: (1) Whether 
the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance 
of the functions of the FMCSA, including whether the information is 
practical and useful; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected 
information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without 
reducing the quality of the information collected. The agency will 
summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance 
of this information collection.

    Issued on: December 12, 2007.
Terry Shelton,
Associate Administrator and Chief Information Officer, Office of 
Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 07-6145 Filed 12-21-07; 8:45 am]
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