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Download as PDF 65920 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 5, 2008 / Notices requirements on the basis of nonavailability. In this instance, however, FTA is proceeding with an abundance of caution, given the unique circumstances by which a prospective FTA grantee issued a request for proposals without the inclusion of the traditional Buy America clause, intending to fully underwrite the contract using exclusively local funding. Therefore, in order to understand completely the facts surrounding the RTC’s request, FTA seeks comment from all interested parties regarding the RTC’s justifications. A full copy of the RTC’s petition has been placed in docket number FTA–2008–0048, along with a letter written by ISE Corporation supporting the RTC’s request. Please submit comments by November 12, 2008. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Issued this 29th day of October 2008. Severn E.S. Miller, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. E8–26423 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 16, 2008, and comments were due on September 15, 2008. No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 5, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean McKeever, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–5737; or e-mail: jean.mckeever@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Maritime Administration (MARAD). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Nov 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 Title: Application for Capital Construction Fund and Exhibits. OMB Control Number: 2133–0027. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: U.S. citizens who own or lease one or more eligible vessels and who have a program to provide for the acquisition, construction or reconstruction of a qualified vessel. Forms: None. Abstract: This information collection consists of an application for a Capital Construction Fund (CCF) agreement under 46 U.S.C. 53501, et seq., and annual submissions of appropriate schedules and exhibits. The Capital Construction Fund is a tax-deferred ship construction fund that was created to assist owners and operators of U.S.-flag vessels in accumulating the large amount of capital necessary for the modernization and expansion of the U.S. merchant marine. The program encourages construction, reconstruction, or acquisition of vessels through the deferment of Federal income taxes on certain deposits of money or other property placed into a CCF. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 2,865 hours. Addressee: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention MARAD Desk Officer. Comments are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; 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 best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.66.) Issued in Washington, DC, on October 30, 2008. Murray Bloom, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E8–26427 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2008– 0166] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– XX–XX] by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–5527. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this proposed collection of information. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. 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 E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 5, 2008 / Notices review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mike Pyne, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W43–457 NVS–123, Washington, DC20590. Mr. Pyne’s telephone number is (202) 366– 4171. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5CFR 1320.8(d), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collections of information: Title: 49 CFR 571.403, Platform lift systems for motor vehicles and 49 CFR 571.404, Platform lift installations in motor vehicles. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Nov 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 OMB Control Number: 2127–0621. Form Number: None. Affected Public: Platform lift manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers/alterers that install platform lifts in new motor vehicles before first vehicle sale. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date Abstract: FMVSS No. 403, Platform lift systems for motor vehicle, establishes minimum performance standards for platform lifts designed for installation on motor vehicles. Its purpose is to prevent injuries and fatalities to passengers and bystanders during the operation of platform lifts that assist persons with limited mobility in entering and leaving a vehicle. FMVSS No. 404, Platform lift installations in motor vehicles, places specific requirements on vehicle manufacturers or alterers who install platform lifts in new vehicles. Under these regulations, lift manufacturers must certify that their lifts meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 403 and must declare the certification on the owner’s manual insert, the installation instructions and the lift operating instruction label. Certification of compliance with FMVSS No. 404 is on the certification label already required of vehicle manufacturers and alterers under 49 CFR Part 567. Therefore, lift manufacturers must produce and insert that is placed in the vehicle owner’s manual, installation instructions and one or two labels that are placed near the controls of the lift. The requirements and our estimates of burden and cost to the lift manufacturers are given below. There is no burden to the general public. Estimated Annual Burden: • Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce an insert for the vehicle owner’s manual stating the lift’s platform operating volume, maintenance schedule, and instructions regarding the lift operating procedures: —10 manufacturers × 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year. • Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce lift installation instructions identifying the vehicles on which the lift is designed to be installed: —10 manufacturers × 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year • Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce two labels for operating and backup lift operation: —10 manufacturers × 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year • Estimated cost to lift manufacturers to produce: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65921 —Label for operating instructions— 27,398 lifts × $0.13 per label = $3,561.74 —Label for backup operations—27,398 lifts × $0.13 per label = $3,561.74 —Owner’s manual insert—27, 398 lifts × $0.04 per page × 1 page = $1,095.92. —Installation instructions—27,398 lifts × $0.04 per page × 1 page = $1,095.92. Note: Although lift installation instructions are considerably more than one page, lift manufacturers already provide lift installation instructions in the normal course of business and one additional page should be adequate to allow the inclusion of FMVSS specific information. Total estimated annual cost = $9,315.32. Total estimated hour burden per year = 144 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. 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; 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. Issued: October 30, 2008. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E8–26421 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35184; STB Finance Docket No. 35185] East Central Regional Railroad Authority—Acquisition Exemption— Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation; State of South Dakota by and Through Its South Dakota Railroad Authority and Its Department of Transportation—Acquisition Exemption—East Central Regional Railroad Authority East Central Regional Railroad Authority (ECRRA), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire approximately 15.33 miles of rail line from Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E) with DM&E retaining subleasehold rights to E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2008-0166]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit 
public comment on proposed collections of information, including 
extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
    This document describes one collection of information for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-
XX-XX] by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1-800-647-
5527.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this proposed collection of information. Note that 
all comments received will be posted without change to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 
Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    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

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review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register 
published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://
DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. or the street 
address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for 
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mike Pyne, 
Office of Crash Avoidance Standards at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
W43-457 NVS-123, Washington, DC20590. Mr. Pyne's telephone number is 
(202) 366-4171.
    Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring 
to its OMB Control Number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register 
providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of 
the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of 
information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must 
be included in such a document. Under OMB's regulation (at 5CFR 
1320.8(d), an agency must ask for public comment on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public 
comments on the following proposed collections of information:
    Title: 49 CFR 571.403, Platform lift systems for motor vehicles and 
49 CFR 571.404, Platform lift installations in motor vehicles.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0621.
    Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Platform lift manufacturers and vehicle 
manufacturers/alterers that install platform lifts in new motor 
vehicles before first vehicle sale.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval 
date
    Abstract: FMVSS No. 403, Platform lift systems for motor vehicle, 
establishes minimum performance standards for platform lifts designed 
for installation on motor vehicles. Its purpose is to prevent injuries 
and fatalities to passengers and bystanders during the operation of 
platform lifts that assist persons with limited mobility in entering 
and leaving a vehicle. FMVSS No. 404, Platform lift installations in 
motor vehicles, places specific requirements on vehicle manufacturers 
or alterers who install platform lifts in new vehicles. Under these 
regulations, lift manufacturers must certify that their lifts meet the 
requirements of FMVSS No. 403 and must declare the certification on the 
owner's manual insert, the installation instructions and the lift 
operating instruction label. Certification of compliance with FMVSS No. 
404 is on the certification label already required of vehicle 
manufacturers and alterers under 49 CFR Part 567. Therefore, lift 
manufacturers must produce and insert that is placed in the vehicle 
owner's manual, installation instructions and one or two labels that 
are placed near the controls of the lift. The requirements and our 
estimates of burden and cost to the lift manufacturers are given below. 
There is no burden to the general public.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
     Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce an 
insert for the vehicle owner's manual stating the lift's platform 
operating volume, maintenance schedule, and instructions regarding the 
lift operating procedures:
--10 manufacturers x 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year.
     Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce lift 
installation instructions identifying the vehicles on which the lift is 
designed to be installed:
--10 manufacturers x 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year
     Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce two 
labels for operating and backup lift operation:
--10 manufacturers x 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year
     Estimated cost to lift manufacturers to produce:
--Label for operating instructions--27,398 lifts x $0.13 per label = 
$3,561.74
--Label for backup operations--27,398 lifts x $0.13 per label = 
$3,561.74
--Owner's manual insert--27, 398 lifts x $0.04 per page x 1 page = 
$1,095.92.
--Installation instructions--27,398 lifts x $0.04 per page x 1 page = 
$1,095.92.

    Note: Although lift installation instructions are considerably 
more than one page, lift manufacturers already provide lift 
installation instructions in the normal course of business and one 
additional page should be adequate to allow the inclusion of FMVSS 
specific information.

    Total estimated annual cost = $9,315.32.
    Total estimated hour burden per year = 144 hours.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    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; 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.

    Issued: October 30, 2008.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
 [FR Doc. E8-26421 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]
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