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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 20 / Monday, February 2, 2009 / Notices effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. Submit comments on or before March 4, 2009. DATES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2009–0008. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. 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E9–2100 Filed 1–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. 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 November 5, 2008 [73 FR 65920]. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 4, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Pyne at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS–123), 202–366–4171, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W43–457, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: 49 CFR 571.403, Platform lift systems for motor vehicles and 49 CFR 571.404, Platform lift installations in motor vehicles. OMB Number: 2127–0621. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5889 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 an 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. Affected Public: Business or other-forprofit organizations. Estimated Total Annual Burden: There is no burden to the general public. 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; 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: January 27, 2009. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–2104 Filed 1–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 5890 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 20 / Monday, February 2, 2009 / Notices 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 November 3, 2008 (73 FR 65444). This document describes a collection of information on eight Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and one regulation, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner’s manual. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 4, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Summers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS–112), (202) 366–4917, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W43–314, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: Consolidated Vehicle Owner’s Manual Requirements for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment. OMB Number: 2127–0541. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: In order to ensure that manufacturers are complying with the FMVSS and regulations, NHTSA requires a number of information collections in FMVSS Nos. 108, 110, 138, 202, 205, 208, 210, and 213, and Part 575 Sections 103 and 105. FMVSS No.108, ‘‘Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.’’ This standard requires that certain lamps and reflective devices with certain performance levels be installed on motor vehicles to assure that the roadway is properly illuminated, that vehicles can be readily seen, and the signals can be transmitted to other drivers sharing the road, during day, night and inclement weather. Since the specific manner in which headlamp aim is to be performed is not regulated (only the performance of the device is), aiming devices manufactured or installed by different vehicle and headlamp manufacturers may work in significantly different ways. As a consequence, to assure that headlamps can be correctly aimed, instructions for proper use must be part of the vehicle as a label, or optionally, in the vehicle owner’s manual. FMVSS No. 110, ‘‘Tire selection and rims.’’ This standard specifies requirements for tire selection to VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:03 Jan 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 prevent tire overloading. The vehicle’s normal load and maximum load on the tire shall not be greater than applicable specified limits. The standard requires a permanently affixed vehicle placard specifying vehicle capacity weight, designated seating capacity, manufacturer recommended cold tire inflation pressure, and manufacturer’s recommended tire size. The standard further specifies rim construction requirements, load limits of nonpneumatic spare tires, and labeling requirements for non-pneumatic spare tires, including a required placard. Owner’s manual information is required for ‘‘Use of Spare Tire.’’ FMVSS No. 110 will require additional owner’s manual information on the revised vehicle placard and tire information label, on revised tire labeling, and on tire safety and load limits and terminology. FMVSS No. 138, ‘‘Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.’’ This standard specifies requirements for a tire pressure monitoring system to warn the driver of an under-inflated tire condition. Its purpose is to reduce the likelihood of a vehicle crash resulting from tire failure due to operation in an under-inflated condition. The standard requires the Owner’s Manual to include specific information on the low pressure warning telltale and the malfunction indicator telltale. In a final rule published April 8, 2005, most vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 4,536 kg or less (e.g., excluding motorcycles) were required to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system by September 1, 2008 and include related safety information in the Owner’s Manual. FMVSS No. 202, ‘‘Head restraints.’’ This standard specifies requirements for head restraints. The standard, which seeks to reduce whiplash injuries in rear collisions, currently requires head restraints for front outboard designated seating positions in passenger cars and in light multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. In a final rule published on December 14, 2004 (69 FR 74880), the standard requires that vehicle manufacturers include information in owner’s manuals for vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2008. The owner’s manual must clearly identify which seats are equipped with head restraints. If the head restraints are removable, the owner’s manual must provide instructions on how to remove the head restraint by a deliberate action distinct from any act necessary for adjustment, and how to reinstall head restraints. The owner’s manual must warn that all head restraints must be reinstalled to properly protect vehicle occupants. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Finally, the owner’s manual must describe, in an easily understandable format, the adjustment of the head restraints and/or seat back to achieve appropriate head restraint position relative to the occupant’s head. FMVSS No. 205, ‘‘Glazing materials.’’ This standard specifies requirements for all glazing material used in windshields, windows, and interior partitions of motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce the likelihood of lacerations and to minimize the possibility of occupants penetrating the windshield in a crash. More detailed information regarding the care and maintenance of such glazing items, as the glass-plastic windshield, is required to be placed in the vehicle owner’s manual. FMVSS No. 208, ‘‘Occupant crash protection.’’ This standard specifies requirements for both active and passive occupant crash protection systems for passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and small buses. Certain safety features, such as air bags, or the care and maintenance of air bag systems, are required to be explained to the owner by means of the owner’s manual. For example, the owner’s manual must describe the vehicle’s air bag system and provide precautionary information about the proper positioning of the occupants, including children. The owner’s manual must also warn that no objects, such as shotguns carried in police cars, should be placed over or near the air bag covers. FMVSS No. 210, ‘‘Seat belt assembly anchorages.’’ This standard specifies requirements for seat belt assembly anchorages to ensure effective occupant restraint and to reduce the likelihood of failure in a crash. The standard requires that manufacturers place the following information in the vehicle owner’s manual: a. An explanation that child restraints are designed to be secured by means of the vehicle’s seat belts, and, b. A statement alerting vehicle owners that children are always safer in the rear seat. FMVSS No. 213, ‘‘Child restraint systems.’’ This standard specifies requirements for child restraint systems and requires that manufacturers provide consumers with detailed information relating to child safety in air bagequipped vehicles. The vehicle owner’s manual must include information about the operation and do’s and don’ts of built-in child seats. Part 575 Section 103, ‘‘Camper loading.’’ This standard requires that manufacturers of slide-in campers designed to fit into the cargo bed of pickup trucks affix a label to each camper that contains information E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 20 / Monday, February 2, 2009 / Notices relating to certification, identification and proper loading, and to provide more detailed loading information in the owner’s manual of the truck. Part 575 Section 105, ‘‘Utility vehicles.’’ This regulation requires manufacturers of utility vehicles to alert drivers that the particular handling and maneuvering characteristics of utility vehicles require special driving practices when these vehicles are operated on paved roads. For example, the vehicle owner’s manual is required to contain a discussion of vehicle design features that cause this type of vehicle to be more likely to roll over, and to include a discussion of driving practices that can reduce the risk of roll over. A statement is provided in the regulation that manufacturers shall include, in its entirety or equivalent form, in the vehicle owner’s manual. Affected Public: Individuals, households, business, other for-profit, not-for-profit, farms, Federal Government and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,051 hours. 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; 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. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: January 26, 2009. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–2110 Filed 1–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:03 Jan 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mitsubishi Motors AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Grant of petition for exemption. SUMMARY: This document grants in full the Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America (Mitsubishi) petition for exemption of the Mitsubishi Outlander vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541). Mitsubishi requested confidential treatment for some of the information and attachments it submitted in support of its petition. The agency will address Mitsubishi’s request for confidential treatment by separate letter. DATES: The exemption granted by this notice is effective beginning with the 2011 model year. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carlita Ballard, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Ballard’s phone number is (202) 366–0846. Her fax number is (202) 493– 2990. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a petition dated September 26, 2008, Mitsubishi requested exemption from the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR Part 541) for the Mitsubishi Outlander vehicle line beginning with MY 2011. The petition requested an exemption from parts-marking pursuant to 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard, based on the installation of an antitheft device as standard equipment for the entire vehicle line. Under § 543.5(a), a manufacturer may petition NHTSA to grant an exemption for one vehicle line per model year. In its petition, Mitsubishi provided a detailed description and diagram of the identity, design, and location of the components of the antitheft device for the Outlander vehicle line. Mitsubishi will install a passive, transponderbased, electronic engine immobilizer PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5891 device as standard equipment on its Outlander vehicle line beginning with MY 2011. Features of the antitheft device will include an electronic key, electronic control unit (ECU), and a passive immobilizer. Mitsubishi will also incorporate an alarm system as standard equipment on all trimline vehicles. Mitsubishi’s submission is considered a complete petition as required by 49 CFR 543.7, in that it meets the general requirements contained in 543.5 and the specific content requirements of 543.6. Mitsubishi further explained that entry models for the Outlander vehicle line will be equipped with an immobilizer that functions via a Wireless Control Module (WCM). Mitsubishi stated that this is a keyless entry system in which the transponder is located in a traditional key that must be inserted into the key cylinder in order to activate the ignition. All other models of the Outlander vehicle line are equipped with an immobilizer that functions via a Keyless Operation System (KOS), which utilizes a keyless system that allows the driver to push a knob in the steering lock unit to activate the ignition (instead of using a traditional key in the key cylinder) as long as the transponder is located in close proximity to the driver inside the vehicle. Mitsubishi stated that the construction and performance of the immobilizer will be the same in all models whether the vehicle has a WCM or KOS entry system. Mitsubishi further stated that the only difference between the two keyless entry systems is the ‘‘key’’ and the method used to transmit the information from the key to the immobilizer. Specifically, once the ignition switch is turned to the ‘‘on’’ position, the transceiver module reads the specific ignition key code for the vehicle and transmits an encrypted message containing the key code to the electronic control unit (ECU). The immobilizer receives the key code signal transmitted from either type of key (WCM or KOS) and verifies that the key code signal is correct. The immobilizer then sends a separate encrypted start-code signal to the engine ECU to allow the driver to start the vehicle. The power train only will function if the key code matches the unique identification key code previously programmed into the ECU. If the codes do not match, the power train engine and fuel system will be disabled. In addressing the specific content requirements of 543.6, Mitsubishi provided information on the reliability and durability of its proposed device. To ensure reliability and durability of the device, Mitsubishi conducted tests E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping 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

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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 November 3, 2008 (73 FR 65444).
    This document describes a collection of information on eight 
Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and one regulation, for 
which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection 
pertains to requirements that specify certain safety precautions 
regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle 
owner's manual.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 4, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Summers, the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS-112), (202) 
366-4917, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W43-314, Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Title: Consolidated Vehicle Owner's Manual Requirements for Motor 
Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment.
    OMB Number: 2127-0541.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: In order to ensure that manufacturers are complying with 
the FMVSS and regulations, NHTSA requires a number of information 
collections in FMVSS Nos. 108, 110, 138, 202, 205, 208, 210, and 213, 
and Part 575 Sections 103 and 105.
    FMVSS No.108, ``Lamps, reflective devices, and associated 
equipment.'' This standard requires that certain lamps and reflective 
devices with certain performance levels be installed on motor vehicles 
to assure that the roadway is properly illuminated, that vehicles can 
be readily seen, and the signals can be transmitted to other drivers 
sharing the road, during day, night and inclement weather. Since the 
specific manner in which headlamp aim is to be performed is not 
regulated (only the performance of the device is), aiming devices 
manufactured or installed by different vehicle and headlamp 
manufacturers may work in significantly different ways. As a 
consequence, to assure that headlamps can be correctly aimed, 
instructions for proper use must be part of the vehicle as a label, or 
optionally, in the vehicle owner's manual.
    FMVSS No. 110, ``Tire selection and rims.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for tire selection to prevent tire overloading. The 
vehicle's normal load and maximum load on the tire shall not be greater 
than applicable specified limits. The standard requires a permanently 
affixed vehicle placard specifying vehicle capacity weight, designated 
seating capacity, manufacturer recommended cold tire inflation 
pressure, and manufacturer's recommended tire size. The standard 
further specifies rim construction requirements, load limits of 
nonpneumatic spare tires, and labeling requirements for non-pneumatic 
spare tires, including a required placard. Owner's manual information 
is required for ``Use of Spare Tire.'' FMVSS No. 110 will require 
additional owner's manual information on the revised vehicle placard 
and tire information label, on revised tire labeling, and on tire 
safety and load limits and terminology.
    FMVSS No. 138, ``Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.'' This standard 
specifies requirements for a tire pressure monitoring system to warn 
the driver of an under-inflated tire condition. Its purpose is to 
reduce the likelihood of a vehicle crash resulting from tire failure 
due to operation in an under-inflated condition. The standard requires 
the Owner's Manual to include specific information on the low pressure 
warning telltale and the malfunction indicator telltale. In a final 
rule published April 8, 2005, most vehicles with a gross vehicle weight 
rating of 4,536 kg or less (e.g., excluding motorcycles) were required 
to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system by September 1, 
2008 and include related safety information in the Owner's Manual.
    FMVSS No. 202, ``Head restraints.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for head restraints. The standard, which seeks to reduce 
whiplash injuries in rear collisions, currently requires head 
restraints for front outboard designated seating positions in passenger 
cars and in light multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. In 
a final rule published on December 14, 2004 (69 FR 74880), the standard 
requires that vehicle manufacturers include information in owner's 
manuals for vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2008. The 
owner's manual must clearly identify which seats are equipped with head 
restraints. If the head restraints are removable, the owner's manual 
must provide instructions on how to remove the head restraint by a 
deliberate action distinct from any act necessary for adjustment, and 
how to reinstall head restraints. The owner's manual must warn that all 
head restraints must be reinstalled to properly protect vehicle 
occupants. Finally, the owner's manual must describe, in an easily 
understandable format, the adjustment of the head restraints and/or 
seat back to achieve appropriate head restraint position relative to 
the occupant's head.
    FMVSS No. 205, ``Glazing materials.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for all glazing material used in windshields, windows, and 
interior partitions of motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce the 
likelihood of lacerations and to minimize the possibility of occupants 
penetrating the windshield in a crash. More detailed information 
regarding the care and maintenance of such glazing items, as the glass-
plastic windshield, is required to be placed in the vehicle owner's 
manual.
    FMVSS No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection.'' This standard 
specifies requirements for both active and passive occupant crash 
protection systems for passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, 
trucks and small buses. Certain safety features, such as air bags, or 
the care and maintenance of air bag systems, are required to be 
explained to the owner by means of the owner's manual. For example, the 
owner's manual must describe the vehicle's air bag system and provide 
precautionary information about the proper positioning of the 
occupants, including children. The owner's manual must also warn that 
no objects, such as shotguns carried in police cars, should be placed 
over or near the air bag covers.
    FMVSS No. 210, ``Seat belt assembly anchorages.'' This standard 
specifies requirements for seat belt assembly anchorages to ensure 
effective occupant restraint and to reduce the likelihood of failure in 
a crash. The standard requires that manufacturers place the following 
information in the vehicle owner's manual:
    a. An explanation that child restraints are designed to be secured 
by means of the vehicle's seat belts, and,
    b. A statement alerting vehicle owners that children are always 
safer in the rear seat.
    FMVSS No. 213, ``Child restraint systems.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for child restraint systems and requires that 
manufacturers provide consumers with detailed information relating to 
child safety in air bag-equipped vehicles. The vehicle owner's manual 
must include information about the operation and do's and don'ts of 
built-in child seats.
    Part 575 Section 103, ``Camper loading.'' This standard requires 
that manufacturers of slide-in campers designed to fit into the cargo 
bed of pickup trucks affix a label to each camper that contains 
information

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relating to certification, identification and proper loading, and to 
provide more detailed loading information in the owner's manual of the 
truck.
    Part 575 Section 105, ``Utility vehicles.'' This regulation 
requires manufacturers of utility vehicles to alert drivers that the 
particular handling and maneuvering characteristics of utility vehicles 
require special driving practices when these vehicles are operated on 
paved roads. For example, the vehicle owner's manual is required to 
contain a discussion of vehicle design features that cause this type of 
vehicle to be more likely to roll over, and to include a discussion of 
driving practices that can reduce the risk of roll over. A statement is 
provided in the regulation that manufacturers shall include, in its 
entirety or equivalent form, in the vehicle owner's manual.
    Affected Public: Individuals, households, business, other for-
profit, not-for-profit, farms, Federal Government and State, Local or 
Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,051 hours.
    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; 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.

     Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.50.

    Issued on: January 26, 2009.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
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