Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 48335-48337 [E9-22738]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Notices the legal obligation of the U.S. member or participant and not the Authorized OFAC Officer. To clarify this point, the OFAC Letter has been updated to indicate that the Authorized OFAC Officer is signing on behalf of the U.S. member or participant. The Clearing Agencies believe that proposed rule changes are consistent with the requirements of Section 17A of the Act 7 and the rules and regulations thereunder because they will enhance the Clearing Agencies’ compliance with applicable laws thereby reducing risks and associated costs to the Clearing Agencies and their members and participants. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others As part of the process of amending the OFAC Letter, the Clearing Agencies solicited and received comments from representatives of the industry groups that submitted comments to SR–NSCC– 2009–03. The Clearing Agencies will notify the Commission of any additional written comments they receive. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule changes have become effective upon filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 8 and Rule 19b–4(f)(4) 9 thereunder because each of the proposed rule changes effects a change in an existing service of one of the Clearing Agencies that (i) does not adversely affect the safeguarding of securities or funds in the custody or control of the Clearing Agencies or for which it is responsible and (ii) does not significantly affect the respective rights of the clearing agencies or persons using the service. At any time within sixty days of the filing of such rule changes, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule changes if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. U.S.C. 78q–1. U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 9 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(4). VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:23 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 Electronic Comments For the Commission by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–22730 Filed 9–21–09; 8:45 am] • Use the Commission’s Internet BILLING CODE 8010–01–P comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml) or • Send an e-mail to ruleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION comments@sec.gov. Please include File No. SR–DTC–2009–14, SR–NSCC–2009– National Highway Traffic Safety 07, or SR–FICC–2009–09 on the subject Administration line. Paper Comments The Clearing Agencies believe that the proposed rule change will not have any impact or impose any burden on competition. 8 15 Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule changes are consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: should refer to File No. SR–DTC–2009– 14, SR–NSCC–2009–07, or SR–FICC– 2009–09 and should be submitted on or before October 13, 2009. [Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0059] B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition 7 15 IV. Solicitation of Comments 48335 • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–DTC–2009–14, SR–NSCC–2009–07, or SR–FICC–2009–09. At least one of these file numbers should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Section, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filings also will be available for inspection and copying at DTC’s, NSCC’s, and FICC’s principal offices and on DTC’s, NSCC’s, and FICC’s Web sites, respectively at <http://ficc.com/gov/gov.docs. jsp?NSquery=#rf>, <http://www.dtcc.com/ legal/rule_filings/nscc/2009.php>, and <http://www.dtc.org/impNtc/mor/ index.html>. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 November 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice number cited at the beginning of this notice, and be submitted to: Mr. Ken Katz, Fuel Economy Division, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, at (202) 366–0846, facsimile (202) 493–2290, electronic mail: ken.katz@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. 10 17 E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 22SEN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 48336 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Notices 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. • 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. Ken Katz at (202) 366–0846, facsimile (202) 493–2290, electronic mail: ken.katz@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 the OMB 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:23 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 (MYs) 2008–2020 in connection with NHTSA’s establishing of passenger car 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: 2127–0665. 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 any updates to previously submitted 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. The submission of product plan information by manufacturers to NHTSA is voluntary. NHTSA requests information for MYs 2008–2020 to supplement other information used by NHTSA in developing a realistic forecast of the MY 2012–2016 vehicle market, and in evaluating what technologies may feasibly be applied by manufacturers to achieve compliance with the MY 2012– 2016 standards. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 may help 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 and to consider how the agency should account for those schedules in its analysis for the final rule. 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 aid in assessing what CAFE standards should be established for model years 2012 through 2016 passenger cars and light trucks. 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 final rule. 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 Motors’ total sales (e.g., if a manufacturer produces 50 percent 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. E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 48337 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Notices Number of Affected Vehicle Manufacturers .................................................................................................................................... Annual Labor Hours for Each Manufacturer To Prepare and Submit Required Information ......................................................... 22 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 $36.02 per hour which is the median national wage for mechanical engineers.1 Thus, the estimated monetized annual cost is 16,000 hours × $36.02 per hour = $576,320. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Julie Abraham, Director, International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs. [FR Doc. E9–22738 Filed 9–17–09; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Forty-Ninth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS–B) AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS–B) meeting. The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance– Broadcast (ADS–B). DATES: The meeting will be held October 5–9, 2009, at 8 a.m. on October 9th and 9 a.m. on the other days. ADDRESSES: RTCA Conference Rooms at 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (1) RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 The national median hourly rate for mechanical engineers, May 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $36.02. See http://www.bls.gov/ oes/2008/may/oes_nat.htm#b17–0000 (last accessed August 26, 2009). VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:23 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS–B) meeting. The agenda will include: Specific Working Group Sessions Monday, October 5, 2009 • RTCA—All Day, WG–3—1090 MHz MOPS, MacIntosh-NBAA Room & Hilton-ATA Room. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 • RTCA—All Day, WG–1—ATSA SURF 1A, Colson Board Room. • RTCA—All Day, WG–3—1090 MHz MOPS, MacIntosh-NBAA Room & Hilton-ATA Room. Wednesday, October 7, 2009 • RTCA—All Day, WG–1—ATSA SURF 1A, Colson Board Room. • RTCA—All Day, Joint WG–3/WG–5, 1090 MHz MOPS and UAT MOPS, MacIntosh-NBAA Room & HiltonATA Room. Thursday, October 8, 2009 • RTCA—All Day, WG–1—ATSA SURF 1A, Colson Board Room. • RTCA—All Day, Joint WG–3/WG–5, 1090 MHz MOPS and UAT MOPS, MacIntosh-NBAA Room & HiltonATA Room. Friday, October 9, 2009 Plenary Session/Joint RTCA SC–186/ EUROCAE WG–51. RTCA—Washington, DC—MacIntoshNBAA Room & Hilton-ATA Room and EUROCAE. Starting at 8 a.m. at RTCA and 2 p.m. in Europe. (WebEx and Phone Bridge information to be provided). • Opening Plenary (Chairman’s Introductory Remarks, Review of Meeting Agenda). • Review/Approval of the Forty-Eighth Meeting Summary, RTCA Paper No. 171–09/SC186–283. • Consider for Approval—Revised Document—DO–260A—Minimum Operational Performance Standards for 1090 MHz Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance– Broadcast (ADS–B) and Traffic Information Services–Broadcast (TIS– B), RTCA Paper No. 188–09/SC186– 284. Consolidated FRAC Comments— RTCA Paper No. 189–09/SC–186–285. • FAA Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) Program—Status. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Review of EUROCAE WG–51 Activities. • Date, Place and Time of Next Meeting. • Working Group Reports. • WG–1—Operations and Implementation. • WG–2—TIS–B MASPS. • WG–3—1090 MHz MOPS. • WG–4—Application Technical Requirements. • WG–5—UAT MOPS. • RFG—Requirements Focus Group. • Consider for Approval—Revised Document—DO–282A—Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast, RTCA Paper No. 190–09/SC–286. Consolidated FRAC Comments—RTCA Paper No. 191–09/SC186–287. • ADS–B ITP Coordination with SC– 214 for Data Link Requirements by December 2009. • RFG Interval Management (IM) Application—Discussion—Possible Fast Tracking. • New Business. • Other Business. • Review Action Items/Work Programs. • Adjourn Plenary. Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2009. Francisco Estrada C., RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E9–22841 Filed 9–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2009–41] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 182 (Tuesday, September 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48335-48337]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0059]


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 November 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice number cited at the 
beginning of this notice, and be submitted to: Mr. Ken Katz, Fuel 
Economy Division, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and 
Consumer Programs, at (202) 366-0846, facsimile (202) 493-2290, 
electronic mail: ken.katz@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.

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    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.
     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. 
Ken Katz at (202) 366-0846, facsimile (202) 493-2290, electronic mail: 
ken.katz@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 the OMB 
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 (MYs) 2008-2020 in connection with NHTSA's establishing of 
passenger car 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: 2127-0665.
    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 any updates to previously submitted 
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. The 
submission of product plan information by manufacturers to NHTSA is 
voluntary.
    NHTSA requests information for MYs 2008-2020 to supplement other 
information used by NHTSA in developing a realistic forecast of the MY 
2012-2016 vehicle market, and in evaluating what technologies may 
feasibly be applied by manufacturers to achieve compliance with the MY 
2012-2016 standards. 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 may 
help 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 and to consider how the agency should account for 
those schedules in its analysis for the final rule. 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 aid in assessing 
what CAFE standards should be established for model years 2012 through 
2016 passenger cars and light trucks.
    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 final rule.
    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 Motors' total sales (e.g., if a manufacturer produces 50 
percent 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.

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Number of Affected Vehicle Manufacturers..............                22
Annual Labor Hours for Each Manufacturer To Prepare            Variable.
 and Submit Required Information......................
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    Total Annual Information Collection Burden........     16,000 hours.
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    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 $36.02 per hour which is the 
median national wage for mechanical engineers.\1\ Thus, the estimated 
monetized annual cost is 16,000 hours x $36.02 per hour = $576,320.
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    \1\ The national median hourly rate for mechanical engineers, 
May 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $36.02. 
See http://www.bls.gov/oes/2008/may/oes_nat.htm#b17-0000 (last 
accessed August 26, 2009).

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

Julie Abraham,
Director, International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-22738 Filed 9-17-09; 11:15 am]
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