Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Inspection, Repair and Maintenance, 74560-74562 [E8-28945]

Download as PDF 74560 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 236 / Monday, December 8, 2008 / Notices invited public comments about FAA’s intention to request OMB to approve a current information collection. The information collection is required for compliance with the final rule that codifies special flight rules for certain operations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Reason for Withdrawal We are withdrawing the notice because, while the information collection requirement has been approved, approval and publication of the final rule is still pending. Therefore, the FAA withdraws the notice entitled, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Request From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules,’’ published on page 73688 in the Federal Register of December 3, 2008. If the final rule is adopted, we will republish the notice at that time. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 3, 2008. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. E8–29007 Filed 12–3–08; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2008–0158] Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program; Caltrans Audit Report AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comment. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Dec 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ruth Rentch, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, (202) 366–2034, Ruth.Rentch@dot.gov, or Mr. Michael Harkins, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4928, Michael.Harkins@dot.gov, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Section 6005 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) established the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program, codified at 23 U.S.C. 327. Section 327(g) of Title 23, United States Code mandates semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the Pilot Program. This notice announces and solicits comments on the second audit report for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 7, 2009. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to Docket Management SUMMARY: Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. You may also submit comments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or fax comments to (202) 493–2251. All comments should include the docket number that appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard or you may print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments electronically. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments in any one of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, or labor union). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketsInfo.dot.gov. An electronic copy of this notice may be downloaded from the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at http:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s Web site at http:// www.access.gpo.gov. Background Section 6005 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (codified at 23 U.S.C. 327) established a pilot program to allow up to five States to assume the Secretary of Transportation’s responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, or other actions under any Federal environmental law pertaining to the review or approval of highway projects. In order to be selected for the pilot PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 program, a State must submit an application to the Secretary. On June 29, 2007, Caltrans and FHWA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the assignments to and assumptions of responsibility to Caltrans. Under the MOU, Caltrans assumed the majority of FHWA’s responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act, as well as the FHWA’s responsibilities under other Federal environmental laws for most highway projects in California. Section 327(g) of Title 23, United States Code, requires the Secretary to conduct semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation, and annual audits during each subsequent year of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the Pilot Program. The results of each audit must be presented in the form of an audit report and be made available for public comment. This notice announces the availability of the second audit report for Caltrans and solicits public comment on same. Authority: Section 6005 of Pub. L. 109–59; 23 U.S.C. 315 and 327; 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: December 1, 2008. Thomas J. Madison, Jr., Federal Highway Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–29021 Filed 12–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0343] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection: Inspection, Repair and Maintenance AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 on this submission. The information collection concerns records of inspection, repair, and maintenance of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The FMCSA requests approval to revise and renew an ICR entitled, ‘‘Inspection, Repair and Maintenance.’’ FMCSA collects this information to ensure that motor carriers have adequate E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 236 / Monday, December 8, 2008 / Notices documentation of their systematic inspection, repair, and maintenance programs necessary to reduce the likelihood of CMV crashes. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before February 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2008–0343 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://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 Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington DC 20590–0001 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 http://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 http:// 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 20590– 0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS 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 your comments 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 19476). This information is also available at http://docketsinfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah M. Freund, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Dec 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Telephone: 202–366–5370. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is authorized under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 31502 to prescribe requirements for the qualifications and maximum hours-ofservice of employees, and safety and equipment standards for motor carriers that operate CMVs in interstate commerce. Under 49 U.S.C. 31136, the Secretary also has authority to prescribe regulations to ensure that CMVs are maintained, equipped, loaded and operated safely; and, under 49 U.S.C. 31143 to establish standards for annual or more frequent inspections of CMVs under the provisions of U.S.C. 31142. The Secretary’s authority to establish improved standards or methods to ensure brakes and brake systems of CMVs are inspected by appropriate employees and maintained properly is provided under 49 U.S.C. 31137(b). Motor carriers must maintain, or require maintenance of, records documenting the inspection, repair and maintenance activities performed on their owned and leased vehicles. There are no prescribed forms. Electronic recordkeeping is allowed (see § 390.31(d)) of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Documents requiring a signature must be capable of replication (i.e., photocopy, facsimile, etc.) in such form that will provide an opportunity for signature verification upon demand. Also, if electronic recordkeeping is used, all of the relevant data on the original documents must be included in the electronic transmission for the records to be valid. The motor carrier industry has never questioned the need to keep CMV maintenance records. In fact, most motor carriers would keep some records without any regulatory requirements to do so. Records of inspection, repair, and maintenance; roadside inspection reports; driver vehicle inspection reports; the documentation of periodic inspections; the evidence of the qualifications of individuals performing periodic inspections; and the evidence of brake inspectors’ qualifications contain the minimum amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier has established a system of inspection, repair, and maintenance for its equipment which meets the standards in part 396. FMCSA and its representatives use these records to verify motor carriers’ compliance with the inspection, repair, and maintenance standards in part 396. PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74561 This ICR supports the Department of Transportation’s strategic goal of safety. The ICR also ensures that motor carriers have adequate records to document the inspection, repair, and maintenance of their CMVs, and to ensure that adequate measures are taken to keep their CMVs in safe and proper operating condition at all times. Compliance with the inspection, repair, and maintenance regulations helps to reduce the likelihood of accidents attributable, in whole or in part, to the mechanical condition of the CMV. The Agency does not intend to revise the contents of this information collection, the frequency of information collection, or how it uses the information. This renewal would update the estimated annual burden and associated costs to reflect changes in the number of drivers and motor carrier entities subject to the part 396 records requirements since the current information collection was approved. If the recordkeeping were required to be completed less frequently, it would greatly hinder the ability of FMCSA and State officials and representatives to ascertain that CMVs are satisfactorily maintained. The timely documentation of CMV inspection, repair, and maintenance enables FMCSA and State officials to evaluate the present state of a motor carrier’s CMV maintenance program and to check the current level of regulatory compliance at any point in a carrier’s maintenance schedule or program. The FMCSA has identified duplicative periodic inspection standards. Periodic inspection programs of 23 States, the District of Columbia, the Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, 10 Canadian Provinces, and one Canadian Territory were identified as comparable to, or as effective as, the Federal periodic inspection requirements. The FMCSA does not require Federal periodic inspections and the related recordkeeping for motor carriers that comply with these equivalent periodic inspection programs. In addition, CMVs passing certain roadside inspections are considered to have met the requirements of a periodic inspection; thus, there are no periodic inspection or recordkeeping requirements for these CMVs in most cases. The FMCSA is not aware of any other duplicative standards or recordkeeping requirements that apply to motor carriers. The FMCSA does not publish this collection of information for statistical use. Title: Inspection, Repair and Maintenance. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 74562 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 236 / Monday, December 8, 2008 / Notices OMB Control Number: 2126–0003. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 732,038. Estimated Time per Response: Varies according to the requirements for specific records. Expiration Date: April 30, 2009. Frequency of Response: Varies according to requirements for specific records. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 66,267,505 hours [3,991,851 hours for inspection, repair, and maintenance + 59,094,379 hours for driver inspection + 590,933 hours for certification of corrective action + 2,265,280 hours for review of driver inspection reports + 251,629 hours for disposition of roadside inspection reports + 34,798 hours for periodic inspections + 18,301 hours for records of inspector qualifications + 20,334 hours for records of brake inspector qualifications = 66,267,505]. 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 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: December 2, 2008. Terry Shelton, Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E8–28945 Filed 12–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of denials. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its denial of 112 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Dec 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director Medical Programs, 202–366–4001, U.S. Department of Transportation, FMCSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal vision standard for a renewable two-year period if it finds ‘‘such an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such an exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption are set out in 49 CFR part 381. Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 112 individual exemption requests on their merits and made a determination that these applicants do not satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of the Federal exemption program. Each applicant has, prior to this notice, received a letter of final disposition on his/her exemption request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial and constitute final Agency action. The list published today summarizes the Agency’s recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denials. The following 13 applicants lacked sufficient driving experience during the three-year period prior to the date of their application: Cehic, Muhamed Emerson, Mark S. Englis, James C. Evans, Ronald P. Fiddler, Eddie W. Mears, Allan Moon, Robert F. Odom, Roy Rugg, Thomas I. Seyfried, Jr., William J. Smith, Jr., Fornum J. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sooy, Donna A. Vanlier, James A. The following 12 applicants did not have any experience operating a CMV. Bomholt, Scott P. Bradshaw, Owen D. Fanton, Arthur Garcia, Adrian Kayvani, Ali A. McEntee, Robert O. Phinney, Michael S. Romo, Manuel Shoebridge, Nicholas R. Solis, Rafael P. Watson, Jeffrey K. Youngblood, Justin P. The following 19 applicants did not have 3 years of experience driving a CMV on public highways with the vision deficiency. Bennett, Gerlad W. Buderus, Dusty L. Doolin, Roger B. Frasier, Jason A. Garcia, Francisco J. Irving, Johnny L. Jamal, Azizi A. Kalenbaugh, Matthew C. Klaska, Andrew C. Larrow, Todd P. Lawhorn, Larry D. Long, Tina Y. Luterbach, Douglas D. Miller, James C. Morales, David O. Phillips, William E. Richards, Jr., Joel Rusin, Adam A. Wilson, Jr., Thomas C. The following 7 applicants did not have 3 years of recent experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency. Coffield, James J. Czyz, Jean E. Karow, Kevin G. Klatt, Michael A. Mieszala, Mark D. Pena, Gonzalo Snyder, Jr., Raymond L. The following 21 applicants did not have sufficient driving experience over the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions. Bothwell, Robert L. Covert, LyDale M. Dosher, Jacob F. Dugger, William W. Greene, James P. Gunn, Aubrey D. Haman, Darin E. Hillsman, Archie C. Jackson, Donald E. Lachney, Shelton R. Marks, Michael D. Martell, Yandy H. Mast, Jennifer E. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2008-0343]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection: Inspection, Repair and 
Maintenance

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 its 
review and approval and invites public comment on this submission. The 
information collection concerns records of inspection, repair, and 
maintenance of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The FMCSA requests 
approval to revise and renew an ICR entitled, ``Inspection, Repair and 
Maintenance.'' FMCSA collects this information to ensure that motor 
carriers have adequate

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documentation of their systematic inspection, repair, and maintenance 
programs necessary to reduce the likelihood of CMV crashes.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before February 6, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2008-0343 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
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 Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington DC 20590-0001 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 http://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 http://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 20590-0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS 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 your comments 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 19476). This information is also 
available at http://docketsinfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah M. Freund, Vehicle and 
Roadside Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone: 202-366-5370.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is 
authorized under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 31502 to prescribe 
requirements for the qualifications and maximum hours-of-service of 
employees, and safety and equipment standards for motor carriers that 
operate CMVs in interstate commerce. Under 49 U.S.C. 31136, the 
Secretary also has authority to prescribe regulations to ensure that 
CMVs are maintained, equipped, loaded and operated safely; and, under 
49 U.S.C. 31143 to establish standards for annual or more frequent 
inspections of CMVs under the provisions of U.S.C. 31142. The 
Secretary's authority to establish improved standards or methods to 
ensure brakes and brake systems of CMVs are inspected by appropriate 
employees and maintained properly is provided under 49 U.S.C. 31137(b).
    Motor carriers must maintain, or require maintenance of, records 
documenting the inspection, repair and maintenance activities performed 
on their owned and leased vehicles. There are no prescribed forms. 
Electronic recordkeeping is allowed (see Sec.  390.31(d)) of title 49, 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Documents requiring a signature must 
be capable of replication (i.e., photocopy, facsimile, etc.) in such 
form that will provide an opportunity for signature verification upon 
demand. Also, if electronic recordkeeping is used, all of the relevant 
data on the original documents must be included in the electronic 
transmission for the records to be valid.
    The motor carrier industry has never questioned the need to keep 
CMV maintenance records. In fact, most motor carriers would keep some 
records without any regulatory requirements to do so. Records of 
inspection, repair, and maintenance; roadside inspection reports; 
driver vehicle inspection reports; the documentation of periodic 
inspections; the evidence of the qualifications of individuals 
performing periodic inspections; and the evidence of brake inspectors' 
qualifications contain the minimum amount of information necessary to 
document that a motor carrier has established a system of inspection, 
repair, and maintenance for its equipment which meets the standards in 
part 396.
    FMCSA and its representatives use these records to verify motor 
carriers' compliance with the inspection, repair, and maintenance 
standards in part 396. This ICR supports the Department of 
Transportation's strategic goal of safety. The ICR also ensures that 
motor carriers have adequate records to document the inspection, 
repair, and maintenance of their CMVs, and to ensure that adequate 
measures are taken to keep their CMVs in safe and proper operating 
condition at all times. Compliance with the inspection, repair, and 
maintenance regulations helps to reduce the likelihood of accidents 
attributable, in whole or in part, to the mechanical condition of the 
CMV.
    The Agency does not intend to revise the contents of this 
information collection, the frequency of information collection, or how 
it uses the information. This renewal would update the estimated annual 
burden and associated costs to reflect changes in the number of drivers 
and motor carrier entities subject to the part 396 records requirements 
since the current information collection was approved.
    If the recordkeeping were required to be completed less frequently, 
it would greatly hinder the ability of FMCSA and State officials and 
representatives to ascertain that CMVs are satisfactorily maintained. 
The timely documentation of CMV inspection, repair, and maintenance 
enables FMCSA and State officials to evaluate the present state of a 
motor carrier's CMV maintenance program and to check the current level 
of regulatory compliance at any point in a carrier's maintenance 
schedule or program.
    The FMCSA has identified duplicative periodic inspection standards. 
Periodic inspection programs of 23 States, the District of Columbia, 
the Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 
one Canadian Territory were identified as comparable to, or as 
effective as, the Federal periodic inspection requirements. The FMCSA 
does not require Federal periodic inspections and the related 
recordkeeping for motor carriers that comply with these equivalent 
periodic inspection programs. In addition, CMVs passing certain 
roadside inspections are considered to have met the requirements of a 
periodic inspection; thus, there are no periodic inspection or 
recordkeeping requirements for these CMVs in most cases. The FMCSA is 
not aware of any other duplicative standards or recordkeeping 
requirements that apply to motor carriers.
    The FMCSA does not publish this collection of information for 
statistical use.
    Title: Inspection, Repair and Maintenance.

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    OMB Control Number: 2126-0003.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 732,038.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies according to the requirements 
for specific records.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2009.
    Frequency of Response: Varies according to requirements for 
specific records.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 66,267,505 hours [3,991,851 hours 
for inspection, repair, and maintenance + 59,094,379 hours for driver 
inspection + 590,933 hours for certification of corrective action + 
2,265,280 hours for review of driver inspection reports + 251,629 hours 
for disposition of roadside inspection reports + 34,798 hours for 
periodic inspections + 18,301 hours for records of inspector 
qualifications + 20,334 hours for records of brake inspector 
qualifications = 66,267,505].
    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 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: December 2, 2008.
Terry Shelton,
Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-28945 Filed 12-5-08; 8:45 am]
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