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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices from Korea (Rep. of) to Canada, Caribbean Mexico, Central America, South America (Memo 0509). Intended effective date: 1 April 2010. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2010– 0069. Date Filed: March 19, 2010. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: TC31 North & Central Pacific, Special Passenger Amending Resolution from Korea (Rep. of) to USA (Memo 0515). Intended effective date: 1 April 2010. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 2010–7179 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2010–0037] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. Docket No. NHTSA–2010–0037. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randolph Atkins, Ph.D., Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., W46–500, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Atkins’ phone number is 202–366–5597 and his e-mail address is randolph.atkins@dot.gov. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must 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 regulations (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 compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Motivations for Speeding. Type of Request: New information collection request—focus group followup with participants from an earlier onroad instrumented vehicle study. OMB Clearance Number: N/A. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: September 3, 2011. Summary of the Collection of Information: In Phase 1 of this study, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted onroad instrumented vehicle data collection in Seattle, WA and College Station, TX with a total of 167 participants to examine driving speed patterns with the goals of understanding motivations for speeding. Based on speeding patterns in the data from the instrumented vehicle phase of this study, NHTSA plans to follow-up with these same subjects in focus groups in Phase 2 of the research to develop a better understanding of speeding and speeders, to develop a more accurate taxonomy of high/low speed driver subgroups and to gain a better SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16227 understanding of the motives—as well as attitudes and habits—of these subgroups, and explore attitudes and behavioral influences pertinent to various countermeasures (e.g., points reduction courses, speed awareness courses, engineering countermeasures, and automated enforcement) and the acceptance and potential effectiveness of the countermeasures. The focus groups will include: general discussions of speed choices and speeding behaviors and the factors that influence them, discussions of beliefs and attitudes toward speeding, reactions to and discussions about specific driving scenarios, and individual/group responses to various speeding countermeasures. The focus groups are expected to provide data relevant to descriptions of key motivations, attitudes, normative commitment to law, driving habits relevant to speeding and speeding countermeasures; descriptions of countermeasures with the greatest likely benefits; implementation issues and concerns associated with the countermeasures; and key advantages and disadvantages associated with various countermeasures. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of l970 (23 U.S.C. 101) to carry out a Congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. Speeding is one of the primary factors leading to vehicle crashes. In 2008, 31% of all fatal crashes were speeding-related. The estimated economic cost to society for speedingrelated crashes is $40.4 billion per year. Driving at higher speeds reduces the ability of drivers to avoid obstacles or react to sudden changes in the roadway environment and increases crash severity. The pervasiveness of speeding behavior is reflected in a recent national survey that showed that approximately 75% of all drivers reported speeding in the past month. Since most drivers often do not see speeding as risky or dangerous behavior, it is imperative that NHTSA gain a better understanding of the motivations for speeding behaviors in order to develop and refine effective interventions and countermeasures. These focus groups, directly linked to the driving speed patterns of drivers in Phase 1 of the study, will provide important new information on the reasons drivers choose to drive at certain speeds and what E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 16228 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices countermeasures would be most effective in reducing their speeding behaviors. In support of its mission, NHTSA will use the findings from these focus group sessions to improve current programs, interventions and countermeasures for speeding on our Nation’s highways in order to achieve the greatest benefit in decreasing crashes and resulting injuries and fatalities, and provide informational support to States, localities, and law enforcement agencies that will aid them in their efforts to reduce traffic crashes. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)—A subset of the participants who participated in the Phase 1 on-road study will be asked to participate in focus groups. Individual focus group sessions will be based on specific demographic or behavioral characteristics of the Phase 1 participants, with the constraint that the group composition should not be counterproductive to facilitating frank and open discussions of the key topics (i.e., combining young males and females in the same group is not an effective approach). The selection strategy will involve three focus groups at each location, (1) younger male chronic speeders, (2) younger female chronic speeders, and (3) older male and female situational and chronic speeders. These focus groups are expected to take place in the July/ August 2010 timeframe. Session participation would be voluntary and compensated with a $75 honorarium. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information—NHTSA will conduct six focus group sessions, three in Seattle, WA and three in College Station TX. Each focus group will consist of 8–12 participants and last approximately 80 minutes. Participants will be recruited by e-mail or telephone based on their driving behaviors in Phase 1 of the study and their demographic characteristics. Therefore, the total estimated annual burden is between 64 and 96 hours, depending on the number of participants (range 8—12) in each group. The respondents would not incur any reporting cost from the information collection. The respondents also would not incur any record keeping burden or record keeping cost from the information collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 Issued on: March 25, 2010. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–7130 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2010–0005–N–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking reapproval of the following information collection activities that were previously approved by OMB under Emergency Clearance Procedures. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than June 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB control number 2130–0587.’’ Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or via e-mail to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kimberly.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number and the title of the information collection in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, RRS–21, PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD– 20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60 days’ notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval of such activities by OMB. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding (i) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)(I)–(iv); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(I)–(iv). FRA believes that soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information mandated by Federal regulations. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure that it organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of the information collection activities that FRA will submit for renewed clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2010-0037]


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, 
Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of 
information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously 
approved collections.
    This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for 
which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 
20590. Docket No. NHTSA-2010-0037.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randolph Atkins, Ph.D., Contracting 
Officer's Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety 
Research (NTI-131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., W46-500, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Atkins' 
phone number is 202-366-5597 and his e-mail address is 
randolph.atkins@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must 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 regulations (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 compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on 
the following proposed collection of information:
    Title: Motivations for Speeding.
    Type of Request: New information collection request--focus group 
follow-up with participants from an earlier on-road instrumented 
vehicle study.
    OMB Clearance Number: N/A.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: September 3, 2011.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: In Phase 1 of this study, 
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted 
on-road instrumented vehicle data collection in Seattle, WA and College 
Station, TX with a total of 167 participants to examine driving speed 
patterns with the goals of understanding motivations for speeding. 
Based on speeding patterns in the data from the instrumented vehicle 
phase of this study, NHTSA plans to follow-up with these same subjects 
in focus groups in Phase 2 of the research to develop a better 
understanding of speeding and speeders, to develop a more accurate 
taxonomy of high/low speed driver subgroups and to gain a better 
understanding of the motives--as well as attitudes and habits--of these 
subgroups, and explore attitudes and behavioral influences pertinent to 
various countermeasures (e.g., points reduction courses, speed 
awareness courses, engineering countermeasures, and automated 
enforcement) and the acceptance and potential effectiveness of the 
countermeasures. The focus groups will include: general discussions of 
speed choices and speeding behaviors and the factors that influence 
them, discussions of beliefs and attitudes toward speeding, reactions 
to and discussions about specific driving scenarios, and individual/
group responses to various speeding countermeasures. The focus groups 
are expected to provide data relevant to descriptions of key 
motivations, attitudes, normative commitment to law, driving habits 
relevant to speeding and speeding countermeasures; descriptions of 
countermeasures with the greatest likely benefits; implementation 
issues and concerns associated with the countermeasures; and key 
advantages and disadvantages associated with various countermeasures.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
was established by the Highway Safety Act of l970 (23 U.S.C. 101) to 
carry out a Congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of 
deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle 
crashes on the Nation's highways. Speeding is one of the primary 
factors leading to vehicle crashes. In 2008, 31% of all fatal crashes 
were speeding-related. The estimated economic cost to society for 
speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion per year. Driving at higher 
speeds reduces the ability of drivers to avoid obstacles or react to 
sudden changes in the roadway environment and increases crash severity. 
The pervasiveness of speeding behavior is reflected in a recent 
national survey that showed that approximately 75% of all drivers 
reported speeding in the past month. Since most drivers often do not 
see speeding as risky or dangerous behavior, it is imperative that 
NHTSA gain a better understanding of the motivations for speeding 
behaviors in order to develop and refine effective interventions and 
countermeasures. These focus groups, directly linked to the driving 
speed patterns of drivers in Phase 1 of the study, will provide 
important new information on the reasons drivers choose to drive at 
certain speeds and what

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countermeasures would be most effective in reducing their speeding 
behaviors. In support of its mission, NHTSA will use the findings from 
these focus group sessions to improve current programs, interventions 
and countermeasures for speeding on our Nation's highways in order to 
achieve the greatest benefit in decreasing crashes and resulting 
injuries and fatalities, and provide informational support to States, 
localities, and law enforcement agencies that will aid them in their 
efforts to reduce traffic crashes.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)--A 
subset of the participants who participated in the Phase 1 on-road 
study will be asked to participate in focus groups. Individual focus 
group sessions will be based on specific demographic or behavioral 
characteristics of the Phase 1 participants, with the constraint that 
the group composition should not be counterproductive to facilitating 
frank and open discussions of the key topics (i.e., combining young 
males and females in the same group is not an effective approach). The 
selection strategy will involve three focus groups at each location, 
(1) younger male chronic speeders, (2) younger female chronic speeders, 
and (3) older male and female situational and chronic speeders. These 
focus groups are expected to take place in the July/August 2010 
timeframe. Session participation would be voluntary and compensated 
with a $75 honorarium.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information--NHTSA will conduct six 
focus group sessions, three in Seattle, WA and three in College Station 
TX. Each focus group will consist of 8-12 participants and last 
approximately 80 minutes. Participants will be recruited by e-mail or 
telephone based on their driving behaviors in Phase 1 of the study and 
their demographic characteristics. Therefore, the total estimated 
annual burden is between 64 and 96 hours, depending on the number of 
participants (range 8--12) in each group. The respondents would not 
incur any reporting cost from the information collection. The 
respondents also would not incur any record keeping burden or record 
keeping cost from the information collection.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Issued on: March 25, 2010.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
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