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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 1, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on February 13, 2008 [73 FR 8399]. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Markus Price at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS–121), 202–366–0098. 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W43–472, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: Compliance Labeling of Retroreflective Materials Heavy Trailer Conspicuity. OMB Number: 2127–0569. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ‘‘Lamps Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment,’’ specifies requirements for vehicle lighting for the purposes of reducing traffic accidents and their tragic results by providing adequate roadway illumination, improved vehicle conspicuity, appropriate information transmission through signal lamps, in both day, night, and other conditions of reduced visibility. For certifications and identification purposes, the Standard requires the permanent marking of the letters DOT–C2, DOT–C3, or DOT–C4 at least 3mm high at regular intervals on retroreflective sheeting material having adequate performance to provide effective trailer conspicuity. The manufacturers of new tractors and trailers are required to certify that their products are equipped with retroreflective material complying with the requirements of the standard. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Mar 31, 2008 Jkt 214001 Administration (FMCSA) enforces this and other standards through roadside inspections of trucks. There is no practical field test for the performance requirements, and labeling is the only objectives way of distinguishing trailer conspicuity grade material from lower performance material. Without labeling, FMCSA will not be able to enforce the performance requirements of the standard and the compliance testing of new tractors and trailers will be complicated. Labeling is also important to small trailer manufactures because it may help them to certify compliance. Because wider stripes or material of lower brightness also can provide the minimum safety performance, the marking system serves the additional role of identifying the minimum stripe width required for retroreflective brightness of the particular material. Since the differences between the brightness grades of suitable retroreflective conspicuity material is not obvious from inspection, the marking system is necessary for tractor and trailer manufacturers and repair shops to assure compliance and for FMCSA to inspect tractors and trailers in use. Permanent labeling is used to identify retroreflective material having the minimum properties required for effective conspicuity of trailers at night. The information enables the FMCSA to make compliance inspections, and it aids tractor and trailer owners and repairs shops in choosing the correct repair materials for damaged tractors and trailers. It also aids smaller trailer manufacturers in certifying compliance of their products. The FMCSA will not be able to determine whether trailers are properly equipped during roadside inspections without labeling. The use of cheaper and more common reflective materials, which are ineffective for the application, would be expected in repairs without the labeling requirement. Affected Public: Business or other-forprofit organizations. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1. ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17415 ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Issued: March 26, 2008. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E8–6627 Filed 3–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on February 12, 2008 [73 FR 8103]. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hardie at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS–121), 202– 366–6987, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W43–458, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: Replaceable Light Source Information Collection, 49 CFR Part 564. OMB Number: 2127–0563. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other-forprofit organizations Abstract: The information to be collected is in response to 49 CFR Part 564, ‘‘Replaceable Light Source Information.’’ Manufacturers of modified or original equipment light E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 17416 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 1, 2008 / Notices sources desiring to use newly designed replaceable light sources in headlamps are required to submit manufacturing specifications (dimensional, electrical specification, and marking/designation information) to the agency. After a short agency review to assure completeness, the information is placed in the Part 564—Replacable Light Source Information Docket. The Part 564 Docket is a public docket available for use by any manufacturer who desires to manufacture headlamp light sources for highway motor vehicles. In Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment, Part 564 submissions are referenced as being the source of information regarding the performance and interchangeability information for legal headlamp light sources, whether original equipment or replacement equipment. Thus, the submitted information about headlamp light sources becomes the basis for certification of compliance with FMVSS No. 108. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 28. Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collected; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Issued: March 26, 2008. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E8–6629 Filed 3–31–08; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–59–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Mar 31, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–325 (Sub–No. 4X)] Florida Midland Railroad Company, Inc.—Abandonment Exemption—in Sumter County, FL Florida Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (FMID),1 has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 4.0-mile line of railroad between milepost ST–762.10 in Wildwood and milepost ST–766.10 (the end of the track) near Orange Home, known as the Wildwood Branch, in Sumter County, FL.2 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 34785. FMID has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line to be rerouted; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on May 1, 2008, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do 1 FMID is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinsly Railroad Company, a noncarrier holding company. 2 In STB Docket No. AB–325 (Sub–No. 2X), Florida Midland Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Sumter and Lake Counties, FL, FMID had filed a petition for exemption for abandonment of a line of railroad that included the Wildwood Branch. In a decision served on February 23, 2001, the Board granted the exemption, but FMID chose not to consummate the abandonment, and the authorization expired. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),4 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by April 11, 2008.5 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 21, 2008,6 with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to FMID’s representative: Michael J. Barron, Jr., Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606– 2832. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. FMID has filed a combined environmental and historic report addressing the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by April 4, 2008. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), FMID shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If 3 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 5 FMID notes in its verified notice of exemption that it is committed to consummating the abandonment as part of a settlement agreement with adjoining land owners. 6 FMID states that it does not own the realty underlying the Wildwood Branch and that it believes that the public use condition would be unavailable based on Board precedent, citing Florida Central Railroad Company, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Seminole County, FL, Docket No. AB–319X (ICC served Dec. 20, 1989). E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 1, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17415-17416]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-6629]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collections and their expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on February 12, 2008 [73 FR 8103].

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hardie at the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS-121), 202-366-
6987, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W43-458, Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Title: Replaceable Light Source Information Collection, 49 CFR Part 
564.
    OMB Number: 2127-0563.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other-for-profit organizations
    Abstract: The information to be collected is in response to 49 CFR 
Part 564, ``Replaceable Light Source Information.'' Manufacturers of 
modified or original equipment light

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sources desiring to use newly designed replaceable light sources in 
headlamps are required to submit manufacturing specifications 
(dimensional, electrical specification, and marking/designation 
information) to the agency. After a short agency review to assure 
completeness, the information is placed in the Part 564--Replacable 
Light Source Information Docket. The Part 564 Docket is a public docket 
available for use by any manufacturer who desires to manufacture 
headlamp light sources for highway motor vehicles. In Federal Motor 
Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices and 
associated equipment, Part 564 submissions are referenced as being the 
source of information regarding the performance and interchangeability 
information for legal headlamp light sources, whether original 
equipment or replacement equipment. Thus, the submitted information 
about headlamp light sources becomes the basis for certification of 
compliance with FMVSS No. 108.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 28.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. 
Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collected; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication.

    Issued: March 26, 2008.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E8-6629 Filed 3-31-08; 8:45 am]
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