Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 3134-3135 [E9-946]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 3134 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 33106 and 49 CFR 543.7 (b), the agency grants a petition for exemption from the partsmarking requirements of part 541, either in whole or in part, if it determines that, based upon substantial evidence, the standard equipment antitheft device is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of part 541. The agency finds that GM has provided adequate reasons for its belief that the antitheft device for the GMC small crossover vehicle line is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the partsmarking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541). This conclusion is based on the information GM provided about its device. For the foregoing reasons, the agency hereby grants in full GM’s petition for exemption for the GMC small crossover vehicle line from the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541. The agency notes that 49 CFR part 541, Appendix A–1, identifies those lines that are exempted from the Theft Prevention Standard for a given model year. 49 CFR part 543.7(f) contains publication requirements incident to the disposition of all part 543 petitions. Advanced listing, including the release of future product nameplates, the beginning model year for which the petition is granted and a general description of the antitheft device is necessary in order to notify law enforcement agencies of new vehicle lines exempted from the parts marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. If GM decides not to use the exemption for this line, it should formally notify the agency. If such a decision is made, the line must be fully marked according to the requirements under 49 CFR Parts 541.5 and 541.6 (marking of major component parts and replacement parts). NHTSA notes that if GM wishes in the future to modify the device on which this exemption is based, the company may have to submit a petition to modify the exemption. Part 543.7(d) states that a part 543 exemption applies only to vehicles that belong to a line exempted under this part and equipped with the antitheft device on which the line’s exemption is based. Further, part 543.9(c)(2) provides for the submission of petitions ‘‘to modify an exemption to permit the use of an antitheft device similar to but differing from the one specified in that exemption.’’ The agency wishes to minimize the administrative burden that part VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:14 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 543.9(c)(2) could place on exempted vehicle manufacturers and itself. The agency did not intend in drafting part 543 to require the submission of a modification petition for every change to the components or design of an antitheft device. The significance of many such changes could be de minimis. Therefore, NHTSA suggests that if the manufacturer contemplates making any changes, the effects of which might be characterized as de minimis, it should consult the agency before preparing and submitting a petition to modify. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: January 12, 2009. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–947 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2008– 0215] 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. 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 March 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice numbers cited at the beginning of this notice and be submitted to Docket Management, Room W12–140, Ground level, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590 by any of the following methods. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery/Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–5527. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. 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 review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// Docket Info.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the street address listed above. The internet access to the docket will be at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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 Rosalind Proctor, NHTSA 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., West Building, Room W43–302, NVS–131, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor’s telephone number is (202) 366–0846. 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 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices 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 collection of information for which the agency is seeking approval from OMB: Title: 49 CFR 575—Consumer Information Regulations (sections 103 and 105). OMB Control Number: 2127–0049. Form Number: None. Affected Public: Motor vehicle manufacturers of light trucks and utility vehicles. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Abstract: NHTSA must ensure that motor vehicle manufacturers comply with 49 CFR Part 575, Consumer Information Regulation part 575.103 Truck-camper loading and Part 575.105 Utility Vehicles. Part 575.103, requires that manufacturers of light trucks that are capable of accommodating slide-in campers provide information on the cargo weight rating and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity for the cargo weight rating should be located. Part 575.105, requires that manufacturers of utility vehicles affix a sticker in a prominent location alerting drivers that the particular handling and maneuvering characteristics of utility vehicles require special driving practices when these vehicles are operated. Estimated Annual Burden: 300 hours. Number of Respondents: 15. Based on prior years’ manufacturer submissions, the agency estimates that 15 responses will be submitted annually. Currently 12 light truck manufacturers comply with 49 CFR part 575. These manufacturers file one response annually and submit an additional response when they VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 introduce a new model. Changes are rarely filed with the agency, but we estimate that three manufacturers will alter their information because of model changes. The light truck manufacturers gather only pre-existing data for the purposes of this regulation. Based on previous years’ manufacturer information, the agency estimates that light truck manufacturers use a total of 20 hours to gather and arrange the data in its proper format (9 hours), to distribute the information to its dealerships and attach labels to light trucks that are capable of accomodating slide-in campers (4 hours), and to print the labels and utility vehicle information in the owner’s manual or a separate document included with the owner’s manual (7 hours). The estimated annual burden hour is 300 hours. This number reflects the total responses (15) times the total hours (20). Prior years’ manufacturer information indicates that it takes an average of $35.00 per hour for professional and clerical staff to gather data, distribute and print material. Therefore, the agency estimates that the cost associated with the burden hours is $10,500 ($35.00 per hour × 300 burden hours). 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 on: January 12, 2009. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–946 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35210] Nicholas B. Temple, Eric Temple, Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc, Central Washington Railroad Company and Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC—Corporate Family Transaction Exemption Pursuant to an assignment and assumption agreement, Nicholas B. Temple and Eric Temple (collectively, PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3135 the Temples), Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc. (CBRW), Central Washington Railroad Company (CWA), and Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC (PVJR) have filed a verified notice of exemption for a transaction within a corporate family. The Temples are noncarrier individuals. CBRW and CWA are Class III rail carriers. PVJR is a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of CBRW. In Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Clark County, WA, STB Finance Docket No. 34472 (STB served Mar.11, 2004), CBRW was authorized to acquire by lease and to operate 14 miles of rail line owned by Clark County, WA, extending between milepost 0.0 at Vancouver Junction, WA, and milepost 14.1 at Battle Ground, WA. In Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Clark County, WA, STB Finance Docket No. 34661 (STB served Mar. 3, 2005), CBRW was also authorized to acquire by lease and to operate an additional 19 miles of rail line owned by Clark County, WA, extending between milepost 14.1 at Battle Ground, WA, and milepost 33.1 at or near Chelatchie, WA. In Central Washington Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption—The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34640 (STB served Jan. 21, 2005), CWA was authorized to lease from The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and to operate 41.57 miles of rail line extending between specified points in the State of Washington. CWA was also assigned certain trackage rights by BNSF as part of that transaction. The Temples control both CBRW and CWA. See Nicholas B. Temple and Eric Temple— Control Exemption—Central Washington Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34641 (STB served Jan. 21, 2005). As part of a corporate restructuring, CBRW will assign all of its interests in the 33-mile Clark County line to PVJR. Applicants state that, upon completion of the transaction, PVJR will assume the common carrier obligation regarding the Clark County line. The transaction is expected to be consummated on or after January 30, 2009 (30 days after the exemption was filed). Applicants state that the intracorporate restructuring will reflect that the Clark County line is geographically and operationally distinct from the remainder of CBRW’s rail system and that it will insulate each of CBRW and PVJR from the financial, legal and operational risks of the other. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2008-0215]


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 March 17, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice numbers cited at 
the beginning of this notice and be submitted to Docket Management, 
Room W12-140, Ground level, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 
20590 by any of the following methods.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the 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.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 am 
and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Telephone: 1-
800-647-5527.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public 
Participation heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
document. 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 review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://Docket 
Info.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the street address listed above. The internet 
access to the docket will be at http://www.regulations.gov. 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 Rosalind 
Proctor, NHTSA 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., West Building, Room W43-302, 
NVS-131, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor's telephone number is (202) 
366-0846. 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 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)), an

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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 collection of information for which 
the agency is seeking approval from OMB:
    Title: 49 CFR 575--Consumer Information Regulations (sections 103 
and 105).
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0049.
    Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Motor vehicle manufacturers of light trucks and 
utility vehicles.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval 
date.
    Abstract: NHTSA must ensure that motor vehicle manufacturers comply 
with 49 CFR Part 575, Consumer Information Regulation part 575.103 
Truck-camper loading and Part 575.105 Utility Vehicles. Part 575.103, 
requires that manufacturers of light trucks that are capable of 
accommodating slide-in campers provide information on the cargo weight 
rating and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity 
for the cargo weight rating should be located. Part 575.105, requires 
that manufacturers of utility vehicles affix a sticker in a prominent 
location alerting drivers that the particular handling and maneuvering 
characteristics of utility vehicles require special driving practices 
when these vehicles are operated.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 300 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 15.
    Based on prior years' manufacturer submissions, the agency 
estimates that 15 responses will be submitted annually. Currently 12 
light truck manufacturers comply with 49 CFR part 575. These 
manufacturers file one response annually and submit an additional 
response when they introduce a new model. Changes are rarely filed with 
the agency, but we estimate that three manufacturers will alter their 
information because of model changes. The light truck manufacturers 
gather only pre-existing data for the purposes of this regulation. 
Based on previous years' manufacturer information, the agency estimates 
that light truck manufacturers use a total of 20 hours to gather and 
arrange the data in its proper format (9 hours), to distribute the 
information to its dealerships and attach labels to light trucks that 
are capable of accomodating slide-in campers (4 hours), and to print 
the labels and utility vehicle information in the owner's manual or a 
separate document included with the owner's manual (7 hours). The 
estimated annual burden hour is 300 hours. This number reflects the 
total responses (15) times the total hours (20). Prior years' 
manufacturer information indicates that it takes an average of $35.00 
per hour for professional and clerical staff to gather data, distribute 
and print material. Therefore, the agency estimates that the cost 
associated with the burden hours is $10,500 ($35.00 per hour x 300 
burden hours).
    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 on: January 12, 2009.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
 [FR Doc. E9-946 Filed 1-15-09; 8:45 am]
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