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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2010 / Notices the buses do not run on holidays or weekends; that the schedule reflects passengers’ commuting schedule; that the bus stops at multiple work places in Harrisburg; that the route is 90 miles; and daily passengers can buy a 20-ride or monthly ticket at reduced prices. Response FMCSA acknowledges that all of these characteristics could be associated with an intrastate commuter bus operation. Although such factors, either individually or collectively, could speak to the frequency or regularity of use of a passenger transportation service, they are not dispositive of commuter service. In fact, Fullington’s route has other characteristics that support our conclusion that it is not a commuter bus operation. For example, Fullington offers through-ticketing and has demonstrated through traffic studies that passengers actually use the route in interstate transportation. Furthermore, Fullington operates this route several times a day at times other than peak commuting times. Many of the commenters who support a finding of commuter bus operations acknowledge that these non-peak runs exist and that they serve interstate passengers, including Pennsylvania State University students. Comments Commenters supporting a finding that Fullington’s State College—Lewiston— Harrisburg route is not a commuter bus operation noted that even though the route is used by commuters, it terminates at the Harrisburg Transportation Center, a multi-modal center where passengers can transfer to other bus and rail operators. They further state that the fact that commuters use the early morning and afternoon runs does not make the entire federally-authorized route a commuter bus operation. Response FMCSA agrees that these characteristics support its conclusion that Fullington is not operating the route in question as an intrastate commuter bus operation. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Preemption Comment One commenter argued that Fullington was obligated to have ‘‘closed out’’ its State operating authority prior to obtaining Federal operating authority. Response We disagree with this comment. The Agency is unaware of any provision of law requiring a carrier to surrender or VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Jan 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 ‘‘close out’’ its State operating authority prior to obtaining and using Federal operating authority. Dated: January 19, 2010. Anne S. Ferro, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–1645 Filed 1–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2010– 0010] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on extension of a currently approved collection of information. AGENCY: 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 an existing collection of information for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106, for which NHTSA intends to seek renewed OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 29, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket number cited at the beginning of this notice, and may be submitted 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., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the docket number for this document. Please identify the collection of information for which a comment is PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4447 provided by referencing the OMB Control Number, 2127–0052. 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 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketsInfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Woods, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W43–467, NVS–122, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Woods’ telephone number is (202) 366–6206. 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: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 collection of information: Title: Brake Hose Manufacturers Identification, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 4448 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2010 / Notices OMB Control Number: 2127–0052. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30101 et seq., as amended (‘‘the Safety Act’’), authorizes NHTSA to issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The Safety Act mandates that in issuing any Federal motor vehicle safety standards, the agency is to consider whether the standard is reasonable and appropriate for the particular type of motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed. Using this authority, FMVSS No. 106, Brake Hoses, was issued. This standard specifies labeling and performance requirements which apply to all manufacturers of brake hoses and brake hose end fittings, and to those who assemble brake hoses. Prior to assembling or selling brake hoses, these entities must register their identification marks with NHTSA to comply with the labeling requirements of this standard. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the agency must obtain OMB approval to continue collecting labeling information. Currently, there are 1,944 manufacturers of brake hoses and end fittings, and brake hose assemblers, registered with NHTSA. However, only approximately 20 respondents annually request to have their symbol added to or removed from the NHTSA database. To comply with this standard, each brake hose manufacturer or assembler must contact NHTSA and state that they want to be added to or removed from the NHTSA database of registered brake hose manufacturers. This action is usually initiated by the manufacturer with a brief written request via U.S. mail, facsimile, an e-mail message, or a telephone call. Currently, a majority of the requests are received via U.S. mail and the follow-up paperwork is conducted via facsimile, U.S. mail, or electronic mail. The estimated cost for complying with this regulation is $100 per hour. Therefore, the total annual cost is estimated to be $3,000 (time burden of 30 hours × $100 cost per hour). Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Annual Burden: 30 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:51 Jan 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 22, 2010. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2010–1588 Filed 1–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2010–0007] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel INFINITE ZEST. SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2010– 0007 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse 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. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Submit comments on or before February 26, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2010–0007. 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. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W21–203, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–5979. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel INFINIT ZEST is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘This is a 50’ catamaran with 4 cabins and luxury accommodations. We intend to operate as a term charter vessel for groups up to 12 guests for (approx) week-long charters to the islands off the east coast of Puerto Rico, as well as occasional trips to the Virgin Islands, originating from Puerto Rico. We would like to also provide daysails with captain for tourists to the nearby islands, up to 12 guests.’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Puerto Rico’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). Dated: January 21, 2010. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Christine Gurland, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–1590 Filed 1–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2010-0010]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on extension of a currently approved 
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 an existing collection of information for Federal 
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106, for which NHTSA intends 
to seek renewed OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket number cited at the 
beginning of this notice, and may be submitted 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., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 
Telephone: 1-800-647-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the docket number for 
this document. Please identify the collection of information for which 
a comment is provided by referencing the OMB Control Number, 2127-0052. 
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 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Woods, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue, SE., Room W43-467, NVS-122, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Woods' 
telephone number is (202) 366-6206.

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:
    (1) 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;
    (2) 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;
    (3) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (4) 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 collection of information:
    Title: Brake Hose Manufacturers Identification, Federal Motor 
Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106.

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    OMB Control Number: 2127-0052.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30101 et seq., as amended (``the Safety Act''), 
authorizes NHTSA to issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 
(FMVSS). The Safety Act mandates that in issuing any Federal motor 
vehicle safety standards, the agency is to consider whether the 
standard is reasonable and appropriate for the particular type of motor 
vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed. 
Using this authority, FMVSS No. 106, Brake Hoses, was issued. This 
standard specifies labeling and performance requirements which apply to 
all manufacturers of brake hoses and brake hose end fittings, and to 
those who assemble brake hoses. Prior to assembling or selling brake 
hoses, these entities must register their identification marks with 
NHTSA to comply with the labeling requirements of this standard. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the agency must obtain OMB 
approval to continue collecting labeling information.
    Currently, there are 1,944 manufacturers of brake hoses and end 
fittings, and brake hose assemblers, registered with NHTSA. However, 
only approximately 20 respondents annually request to have their symbol 
added to or removed from the NHTSA database. To comply with this 
standard, each brake hose manufacturer or assembler must contact NHTSA 
and state that they want to be added to or removed from the NHTSA 
database of registered brake hose manufacturers. This action is usually 
initiated by the manufacturer with a brief written request via U.S. 
mail, facsimile, an e-mail message, or a telephone call. Currently, a 
majority of the requests are received via U.S. mail and the follow-up 
paperwork is conducted via facsimile, U.S. mail, or electronic mail. 
The estimated cost for complying with this regulation is $100 per hour. 
Therefore, the total annual cost is estimated to be $3,000 (time burden 
of 30 hours x $100 cost per hour).
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 30 hours.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    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 22, 2010.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2010-1588 Filed 1-26-10; 8:45 am]
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