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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 87 / Thursday, May 6, 2010 / Notices Ongoing environmental cooperation work includes: Participation in regional workshops to combat illegal trade in environmentally sensitive goods, technical exchanges on water systems and water pollution management, participation in regional initiatives on sustainable management and trade in sustainably managed resources, promotion of energy efficiency projects and partnerships, cooperating through the Pacific Ports Initiative and combining efforts under the Sustainable Cities Program. The listed activities and additional cooperative activities were outlined in previous Environmental Cooperation Action Plans and discussed during previous Biennial Review meetings. Additional information can be found on the website listed above. 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[FR Doc. 2010–10724 Filed 5–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2010–0049] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 May 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 1995, 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 one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2010. Direct all written comments to U.S. Department of Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Docket No. NHTSA–2010–0049 ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Maria Vegega, Chief, Behavioral Research Division, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W44–302, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Vegega’s phone number is 202–366–2668 and her e-mail address is Maria.Vegega@dot.gov. 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: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25033 Focus Group Review of Advanced Alcohol Detection Technology Type of Request—New information collection requirement. OMB Clearance Number—None. Form Number—This collection of information uses no standard forms. Requested Expiration Date of Approval—September 30, 2013. Summary of the Collection of Information—NHTSA proposes to conduct a total of 24 focus groups in two stages. The first set of focus groups (12 focus groups) will obtain information on public perceptions and attitudes concerning in-vehicle alcohol detection technology designed to prevent alcohol-impaired driving. Information from this phase of the project will be used to provide greater clarity to the technology under investigation. Then, a second set of 12 focus groups will be conducted to gauge driver reaction to technology prototypes, obtain input on alternative prototype features, and obtain guidance on strategies for introduction. Participation in the focus groups will be voluntary. Participants will be asked about current and future in-vehicle safety technologies for detecting alcohol. The focus groups will be audio taped using electronic equipment and augmented by handwritten notes taken during the discussions. No videotaping will occur. During the focus group discussion, participants will be identified solely by first name. Last names, telephone numbers, and any other personally identifiable information obtained during recruitment of the focus group participants will be separated from the collected information. Summarization and any reporting of the collected information will use generic categories rather than first names to further preserve anonymity of participants. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce healthcare and other economic costs associated with motor vehicle crashes. In 2008, almost 12,000 people died in vehicle crashes due to alcohol-impaired driving. In a continuing effort to reduce the adverse consequences of alcoholimpaired driving, NHTSA in conjunction with the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety is undertaking research and development to explore the feasibility of, and public policy challenges associated with, use of in-vehicle alcohol detection technology. E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 25034 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 87 / Thursday, May 6, 2010 / Notices The agency believes that use of vehiclebased, alcohol detection technologies could help to significantly reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries by preventing drivers from driving while impaired by alcohol. As technology development progresses and decisions are being made about how to integrate such devices into the vehicle, NHTSA needs a better understanding of public preferences with respect to in-vehicle alcohol detection devices. Optimization of technology will depend on the extent to which public attitudes are taken into account during the development process. Thus NHTSA seeks input from drivers to: • Gauge public perceptions of advanced in-vehicle alcohol detection technology; • Guide the technology design; and • Guide a strategy for introduction of this technology. NHTSA believes that focus groups with licensed drivers are the appropriate method for obtaining information to address the above topics. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)—Under this proposed effort, the Contractor will conduct a total of 24 focus groups in two stages. A set of three focus group meetings will be held in each of eight locations across the country; four sets of focus groups will occur in each phase of the research. NHTSA will select the locations to obtain responses in various regions of the country and to represent different State approaches to managing drunk driving. As indicated above, all participants will be licensed drivers. In each location, one focus group will be conducted with non-drinkers, one focus group will be conducted with social drinkers, and one focus group will be conducted with heavy episodic drinkers. The average number of participants will be eight per focus group, for a total of 192 focus group participants. Each participant will attend one focus group. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information—NHTSA estimates that the duration of each focus group will be one and one-half hours, or a total of 288 hours for the 192 focus group participants. The participants will not incur any reporting cost from the information collection. The participants also will not incur any record keeping burden or record keeping cost from the information collection. They will VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 May 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 receive a small stipend under standard procedures for focus groups. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–10625 Filed 5–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0192] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on February 24, 2010 (75 FR 8426–8472). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 7, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding this information collection request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; Attention: NHTSA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to OMB at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Roberts, PhD, Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–132), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., W46–495, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Roberts’ phone number is 202–366– 5594 and his e-mail address is Scott.Roberts@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Focus Groups for Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Programs and Activities. Type of Request: New generic information collection request. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2013. PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) anticipates the need to periodically conduct focus group sessions to define its efforts to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. Session participation would be voluntary and compensated with, on average, a $75 honorarium. Focus group topics will include: Strategic messaging (e.g., slogans or advertisement concepts concerning seat belt use, impaired driving, driver distraction or tire pressure monitoring), problem identification (e.g., discussions with high-risk groups on beliefs, attitudes, driving behaviors, or reactions to interventions and countermeasures), and resource development (e.g., testing materials designed to communicate essential information about traffic safety issues such as vehicle or equipment performance rating systems). The purpose of the generic clearance request is to obtain approval for NHTSA’s general approach to conducting focus group research. NHTSA will submit an individual Information Collection Request (ICR), detailing the specific nature and methodology of planned focus group sessions, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prior to any collection activity covered under this generic clearance. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was authorized by the Highway Safety Act of 1966 to carry out a Congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on our Nation’s highways. In support of this mission, NHTSA anticipates the occasional need to conduct focus group sessions in order to develop and define effective interventions and countermeasures. NHTSA will use the findings from focus group sessions to help focus current programs, interventions and countermeasures 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)—Each year NHTSA anticipates conducting 19 Focus Group Studies. Likely respondents are licensed drivers 18 years of age and older who have not participated in a previous focus group session. E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2010-0049]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping 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, 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 one collection of information for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Department of 
Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 
20590. Docket No. NHTSA-2010-0049

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Maria Vegega, Chief, Behavioral 
Research Division, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI-131), 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., W44-302, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Vegega's phone number is 202-
366-2668 and her e-mail address is Maria.Vegega@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:

Focus Group Review of Advanced Alcohol Detection Technology

    Type of Request--New information collection requirement.
    OMB Clearance Number--None.
    Form Number--This collection of information uses no standard forms.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval--September 30, 2013.
    Summary of the Collection of Information--NHTSA proposes to conduct 
a total of 24 focus groups in two stages. The first set of focus groups 
(12 focus groups) will obtain information on public perceptions and 
attitudes concerning in-vehicle alcohol detection technology designed 
to prevent alcohol-impaired driving. Information from this phase of the 
project will be used to provide greater clarity to the technology under 
investigation. Then, a second set of 12 focus groups will be conducted 
to gauge driver reaction to technology prototypes, obtain input on 
alternative prototype features, and obtain guidance on strategies for 
introduction. Participation in the focus groups will be voluntary. 
Participants will be asked about current and future in-vehicle safety 
technologies for detecting alcohol.
    The focus groups will be audio taped using electronic equipment and 
augmented by handwritten notes taken during the discussions. No 
videotaping will occur. During the focus group discussion, participants 
will be identified solely by first name. Last names, telephone numbers, 
and any other personally identifiable information obtained during 
recruitment of the focus group participants will be separated from the 
collected information. Summarization and any reporting of the collected 
information will use generic categories rather than first names to 
further preserve anonymity of participants.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 
(NHTSA's) mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce 
healthcare and other economic costs associated with motor vehicle 
crashes. In 2008, almost 12,000 people died in vehicle crashes due to 
alcohol-impaired driving. In a continuing effort to reduce the adverse 
consequences of alcohol-impaired driving, NHTSA in conjunction with the 
Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety is undertaking research and 
development to explore the feasibility of, and public policy challenges 
associated with, use of in-vehicle alcohol detection technology.

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The agency believes that use of vehicle-based, alcohol detection 
technologies could help to significantly reduce the number of alcohol-
impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries by preventing drivers 
from driving while impaired by alcohol.
    As technology development progresses and decisions are being made 
about how to integrate such devices into the vehicle, NHTSA needs a 
better understanding of public preferences with respect to in-vehicle 
alcohol detection devices. Optimization of technology will depend on 
the extent to which public attitudes are taken into account during the 
development process. Thus NHTSA seeks input from drivers to:
     Gauge public perceptions of advanced in-vehicle alcohol 
detection technology;
     Guide the technology design; and
     Guide a strategy for introduction of this technology.
    NHTSA believes that focus groups with licensed drivers are the 
appropriate method for obtaining information to address the above 
topics.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)--
Under this proposed effort, the Contractor will conduct a total of 24 
focus groups in two stages. A set of three focus group meetings will be 
held in each of eight locations across the country; four sets of focus 
groups will occur in each phase of the research. NHTSA will select the 
locations to obtain responses in various regions of the country and to 
represent different State approaches to managing drunk driving. As 
indicated above, all participants will be licensed drivers. In each 
location, one focus group will be conducted with non-drinkers, one 
focus group will be conducted with social drinkers, and one focus group 
will be conducted with heavy episodic drinkers. The average number of 
participants will be eight per focus group, for a total of 192 focus 
group participants. Each participant will attend one focus group.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information--NHTSA estimates that the 
duration of each focus group will be one and one-half hours, or a total 
of 288 hours for the 192 focus group participants. The participants 
will not incur any reporting cost from the information collection. The 
participants also will not incur any record keeping burden or record 
keeping cost from the information collection. They will receive a small 
stipend under standard procedures for focus groups.

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

Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
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