Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 10123-10125 [E9-4936]

Download as PDF dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 44 / Monday, March 9, 2009 / Notices 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 Johanna Lowrie, U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Room W43– 410, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Lowrie’s telephone number is (202) 366–5269. 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 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. in submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collections of information: Title: Vehicle Information for the General Public. OMB Control Number: 2127—0629. Affected Public: Manufacturers that sell motor vehicles under 10,000 lbs. in the United States. Abstract: NHTSA’s mission is to save lives, prevent injury, and reduce motor VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 vehicle crashes. Providing consumer information on vehicle safety is an important means of improving vehicle safety through market forces. NHTSA provides consumers with vehicle safety information such as front and side crash results, rollover propensity, and the availability of a wide array of safety features provided on each vehicle model. NHTSA also uses this safety feature information when responding to public inquiries and analyzing rulemaking petitions which ask the agency to mandate certain safety features. The agency has attempted to coordinate and reduce the reporting burden associated with this information collection. Another information collection obtains data related to motor vehicle compliance with the agency’s Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Although the consumer information collection data is distinct and unique from the compliance data, respondents to both collections are the same. Consequently, the consumer information collection is closely coordinated with the compliance collection to enable responders to assemble the data most efficiently. The burden is further made easier by sending out electronic files to the respondents in which the data is entered and electronically returned to the agency. The consumer information collected is used on the agency’s http:// www.safercar.gov Web site, in the ‘‘Buying a Safer Car’’ and ‘‘Buying a Safer Car for Child Passengers’’ brochures, in other consumer publications, as well as for internal agency analyses and responses to consumer inquiries. Estimated Annual Burden: 924 hours. Number of Respondents: 21. 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. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10123 Issued on: March 3, 2009. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–4852 Filed 3–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0046] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for public comment. 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, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a request for emergency clearance for a collection of information associated with product plan information to assist the agency in establishing corporate average fuel economy standards for model years 2012 through 2016 passenger cars and light trucks. The establishment of those standards is required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, Public Law 110–140. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 8, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice number cited at the beginning of this notice, and be submitted to: Mr. Peter Feather, Fuel Economy Division Chief, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, at (202) 366–0846, facsimile (202) 493–2290, electronic mail: peter.feather@dot.gov. For legal issues, call Ms. Dorothy Nakama, Office of the Chief Counsel at (202) 366–2992. It is requested, but not required, that 2 copies of the comment be provided. Commenters may also, but are not required to, submit their comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 10124 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 44 / Monday, March 9, 2009 / Notices • Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202–366–9826. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of the request for collection that is the subject of this notice may be obtained from Mr. Peter Feather at (202) 366–0846, facsimile (202) 493–2290, electronic mail: peter.feather@dot.gov or Ms. Dorothy Nakama at (202) 366–2992. The mailing address for both officials is: NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before a proposed collection of information is submitted to OMB for approval, Federal agencies 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 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; and (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 this notice, we are soliciting public comment on the following collection of information of manufacturers’ VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 production plan data for model years 2008–2020 in connection with NHTSA’s establishing of passenger car CAFE standards for model years 2012–2016 and light truck CAFE standards for model years 2012–2016. We are asking OMB for processing through emergency procedures established at 5 CFR Section 1320.13, and have asked OMB to approve or disapprove this collection within a week. Title: 49 CFR Parts 531 and 533 Passenger Car Average Fuel Economy Standards—Model Years 2008–2020; Light Truck Average Fuel Economy Standards—Model Years 2008–2020; Production Plan Data. OMB Control Number: None assigned. Form Number: There are no standard forms associated with this collection of information. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Ninety days from approval date. Type of Request: Emergency clearance. Summary of the Collection of Information: In this collection of information, NHTSA is requesting updated future product plans from vehicle manufacturers, as well as production data through the recent past, including data about engines and transmissions for model year (MY) 2008 through MY 2020 passenger cars and light trucks and the assumptions underlying those plans. NHTSA requests information for MYs 2008–2020 to aid NHTSA in developing a realistic forecast of the MY 2012–2016 vehicle market. Information regarding earlier model years may help the agency to better account for cumulative effects such as volume- and time-based reductions in costs, and also may help to reveal product mix and technology application trends during model years for which the agency is currently receiving actual corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) compliance data. Information regarding later model years helps the agency gain a better understanding of how manufacturers’ plans through MY 2016 relate to their longer-term expectations regarding Energy Independence and Security Act requirements, market trends, and prospects for more advanced technologies. NHTSA will also consider information from model years before and after MYs 2012–2016 when reviewing manufacturers’ planned schedules for redesigning and freshening their products, in order to examine how manufacturers anticipate tying technology introduction to product design schedules. In addition, the agency is requesting information PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regarding manufacturers’ estimates of the future vehicle population, and fuel economy improvements and incremental costs attributed to this notice. Description of the Need for the Information and the Proposed Use of the Information: NHTSA needs the information described above to assess what CAFE standards should be established for model years 2012 through 2016 passenger cars and light trucks. Without this information, NHTSA will not be able to set CAFE standards for passenger cars and light trucks at the maximum feasible level for each model year no later than 18 months before the start of the model year regulated. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): It is estimated that this collection affects approximately 22 motor vehicle manufacturers. The information that is the subject of this collection of information is collected once, for the notice of proposed rulemaking. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information: The estimated burden is as follows: It is estimated that this collection affects approximately 22 vehicle manufacturers. One major manufacturer (General Motors) estimated their burden to be approximately 4,300 hours. The burden to other manufacturers was estimated using sales weights relative to General Motor’s total sales (e.g., if a manufacturer produces 50% as many vehicles as General Motors, their burden is estimated to be 4,300*0.5 = 2150 hours). Therefore the burden to each manufacturer depends on the number of vehicles that manufacturer produces. The total estimated burden is 16,000 hours annually. Number of affected vehicle manufacturers—22 Manufacturers. Annual Labor Hours for Each Manufacturer to Prepare and Submit Required Information—Variable. Total Annual Information Collection Burden—16,000 Hours. The monetized cost associated with this information collection is determined by multiplying the total labor hours by an appropriate labor rate. For this information collection, we believe vehicle manufacturers will use mechanical engineers to prepare and submit the data. Therefore, we are applying a labor rate of $34.76 per hour which is the median national wage for mechanical engineers. The national E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 44 / Monday, March 9, 2009 / Notices median hourly rate for mechanical engineers, May 2007, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; http:// www.bls.gov/oes/2007/may/ oes_nat.htm#b00–0000. Thus, the estimated monetized annual cost is 16,000 hours × $34.76 per hour = $556,160. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: March 3, 2009. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–4936 Filed 3–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2009–0049] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal pipeline safety laws, PHMSA is publishing this notice of a special permit request we have received from a hazardous liquid pipeline operator, seeking relief from compliance with certain tank inspection requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comments on this request, including comments on any environmental impacts. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will evaluate the request and determine whether to grant or deny a special permit. DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by April 8, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web Site: http:// www.Regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.Regulations.gov. Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to http:// 10125 www.Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. There is a privacy statement published on http:// www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Kay McIver by telephone at (202) 366–0113; or, e-mail at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Steve Nanney by telephone at (713) 272–2855; or, e-mail at steve.nanney@dot.gov. PHMSA has filed in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) this request for special permit we have received from a pipeline operator seeking relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations along with technical analysis provided by the requester. The request has been assigned a separate docket number in the FDMS. We invite interested persons to participate by reviewing this special permit request at http:// www.Regulations.gov, and by submitting written comments, data or other views. Please include any comments on environmental impacts granting the special permit may have. Before acting on this special permit request, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. We will consider comments received after this date if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA will consider any comments we receive in making our decision to grant or deny a request. PHMSA has received the following special permit request: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Docket No. Requester Regulation(s) Nature of special permit PHMSA–2009–0043 ............ Plains Pipeline, L.P. .......... 49 CFR 195.432 (d) .......... To authorize Plains Pipeline, L.P., an 18 months extension of the requirement to perform API 653 out of service (OOS) inspections on (33) thirty-three above ground storage tanks. Total BBL of 3,197,180 barrels. These tanks are located in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. The completion of inspection service is due by May 3, 2009. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Issued in Washington, DC on February 27, 2009. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. E9–5011 Filed 3–6–09; 8:45 am] Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation BILLING CODE 4910–60–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. App. I), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (SLSDC), to be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, April 23, 2009, via conference call at the Corporation’s Administration Headquarters, Suite W32–300, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. The agenda for this meeting will be as follows: Opening Remarks; Consideration of Minutes of Past Meeting; Quarterly Report; Old and New Business; Closing Discussion; Adjournment. Attendance at the meeting is open to the interested public but limited to the E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0046]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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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, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed 
collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of 
previously approved collections. This document describes a request for 
emergency clearance for a collection of information associated with 
product plan information to assist the agency in establishing corporate 
average fuel economy standards for model years 2012 through 2016 
passenger cars and light trucks. The establishment of those standards 
is required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended by 
the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, Public Law 
110-140.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice number cited at the 
beginning of this notice, and be submitted to: Mr. Peter Feather, Fuel 
Economy Division Chief, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy 
and Consumer Programs, at (202) 366-0846, facsimile (202) 493-2290, 
electronic mail: peter.feather@dot.gov. For legal issues, call Ms. 
Dorothy Nakama, Office of the Chief Counsel at (202) 366-2992.
    It is requested, but not required, that 2 copies of the comment be 
provided.
    Commenters may also, but are not required to, submit their comments 
to the docket number identified in the heading of this document by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.

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     Mail: Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202-366-9826.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the 
docket number of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of the request for 
collection that is the subject of this notice may be obtained from Mr. 
Peter Feather at (202) 366-0846, facsimile (202) 493-2290, electronic 
mail: peter.feather@dot.gov or Ms. Dorothy Nakama at (202) 366-2992.
    The mailing address for both officials is: NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey 
Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before a proposed collection of information is submitted to OMB for 
approval, Federal agencies 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 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; and
    (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 this notice, we are soliciting public comment on the following 
collection of information of manufacturers' production plan data for 
model years 2008-2020 in connection with NHTSA's establishing of 
passenger car CAFE standards for model years 2012-2016 and light truck 
CAFE standards for model years 2012-2016. We are asking OMB for 
processing through emergency procedures established at 5 CFR Section 
1320.13, and have asked OMB to approve or disapprove this collection 
within a week.
    Title: 49 CFR Parts 531 and 533 Passenger Car Average Fuel Economy 
Standards--Model Years 2008-2020; Light Truck Average Fuel Economy 
Standards--Model Years 2008-2020; Production Plan Data.
    OMB Control Number: None assigned.
    Form Number: There are no standard forms associated with this 
collection of information.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Ninety days from approval 
date.
    Type of Request: Emergency clearance.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: In this collection of 
information, NHTSA is requesting updated future product plans from 
vehicle manufacturers, as well as production data through the recent 
past, including data about engines and transmissions for model year 
(MY) 2008 through MY 2020 passenger cars and light trucks and the 
assumptions underlying those plans.
    NHTSA requests information for MYs 2008-2020 to aid NHTSA in 
developing a realistic forecast of the MY 2012-2016 vehicle market. 
Information regarding earlier model years may help the agency to better 
account for cumulative effects such as volume- and time-based 
reductions in costs, and also may help to reveal product mix and 
technology application trends during model years for which the agency 
is currently receiving actual corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) 
compliance data. Information regarding later model years helps the 
agency gain a better understanding of how manufacturers' plans through 
MY 2016 relate to their longer-term expectations regarding Energy 
Independence and Security Act requirements, market trends, and 
prospects for more advanced technologies.
    NHTSA will also consider information from model years before and 
after MYs 2012-2016 when reviewing manufacturers' planned schedules for 
redesigning and freshening their products, in order to examine how 
manufacturers anticipate tying technology introduction to product 
design schedules. In addition, the agency is requesting information 
regarding manufacturers' estimates of the future vehicle population, 
and fuel economy improvements and incremental costs attributed to this 
notice.
    Description of the Need for the Information and the Proposed Use of 
the Information:
    NHTSA needs the information described above to assess what CAFE 
standards should be established for model years 2012 through 2016 
passenger cars and light trucks. Without this information, NHTSA will 
not be able to set CAFE standards for passenger cars and light trucks 
at the maximum feasible level for each model year no later than 18 
months before the start of the model year regulated.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information):
    It is estimated that this collection affects approximately 22 motor 
vehicle manufacturers. The information that is the subject of this 
collection of information is collected once, for the notice of proposed 
rulemaking.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information: The estimated burden is 
as follows:
    It is estimated that this collection affects approximately 22 
vehicle manufacturers. One major manufacturer (General Motors) 
estimated their burden to be approximately 4,300 hours. The burden to 
other manufacturers was estimated using sales weights relative to 
General Motor's total sales (e.g., if a manufacturer produces 50% as 
many vehicles as General Motors, their burden is estimated to be 
4,300*0.5 = 2150 hours). Therefore the burden to each manufacturer 
depends on the number of vehicles that manufacturer produces. The total 
estimated burden is 16,000 hours annually.

Number of affected vehicle manufacturers--22 Manufacturers.
Annual Labor Hours for Each Manufacturer to Prepare and Submit Required 
Information--Variable.
Total Annual Information Collection Burden--16,000 Hours.

    The monetized cost associated with this information collection is 
determined by multiplying the total labor hours by an appropriate labor 
rate. For this information collection, we believe vehicle manufacturers 
will use mechanical engineers to prepare and submit the data. 
Therefore, we are applying a labor rate of $34.76 per hour which is the 
median national wage for mechanical engineers. The national

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median hourly rate for mechanical engineers, May 2007, according to the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics; http://www.bls.gov/oes/2007/may/oes_
nat.htm#b00-0000.
    Thus, the estimated monetized annual cost is 16,000 hours x $34.76 
per hour = $556,160.

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

    Issued on: March 3, 2009.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E9-4936 Filed 3-6-09; 8:45 am]
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