Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 38173-38175 [2010-16036]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 126 / Thursday, July 1, 2010 / Notices All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2010– 0098) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the document, 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) or at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy.html. Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements 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 an existing regulation for the aftermarket modification of vehicles to accommodate people with disabilities, for which NHTSA intends to seek renewed OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 30, 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. e.t., 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, 2127–0635. 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. AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Gayle Dalrymple, NHTSA, 1200 New Issued in Washington, DC, on June 25, 2010. Michael J. Logue, Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Compliance and Program Implementation. [FR Doc. 2010–16053 Filed 6–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Request for public comment on extension of a currently approved collection of information. [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2010– 0086] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jun 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38173 Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W45–333, NVS–123, Washington, DC 20590. Mrs. Dalrymple’s telephone number is (202) 366–5559. 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: Exemption for the Make Inoperative Prohibition. OMB Control Number: 2127–0635. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Abstract: On February 27, 2001 NHTSA published a final rule (66 FR 12638) to facilitate the modification of motor vehicles so that persons with disabilities can drive or ride in them as passengers. In that final rule, the agency issued a limited exemption from a statutory provision that prohibits specified types of commercial entities from either removing safety equipment or features installed on motor vehicles pursuant to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards or altering the equipment or features so as to adversely affect their performance. The exemption E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 38174 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 126 / Thursday, July 1, 2010 / Notices is limited in that it allows repair businesses to modify only certain types of Federally-required safety equipment and features, under specified circumstances. The regulation is found at 49 CFR Part 595 Subpart C—‘‘Vehicle Modifications to Accommodate People with Disabilities’’. This final rule included two new ‘‘collections of information,’’ as that term is defined in 5 CFR Part 1320 ‘‘Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public’’: Modifier identification and a document to be provided to the owner of the modified vehicle stating the exemptions used for that vehicle and any reduction in load carrying capacity of the vehicle of more than 100 kg (220 lbs). Modifiers who take advantage of the exemption created by this rule are required to furnish NHTSA with a written document providing the modifier’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the modifier is availing itself of the exemption. The rule requires: ‘‘S595.6 Modifier Identification. (a) Any motor vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7 shall furnish the information specified in paragraphs (a)(1) through (3) of this section to: Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. (1) Full individual, partnership, or corporate name of the motor vehicle repair business. (2) Residence address of the motor vehicle repair business and State of incorporation if applicable. (3) A statement that the motor vehicle repair business modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7. (b) Each motor vehicle repair business required to submit information under paragraph (a) of this section shall submit the information not later than August 27, 2001. After that date, each motor vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7 shall submit the information required under paragraph (a) not later than 30 days after it first modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 passenger in, the motor vehicle. Each motor vehicle repair business who has submitted required information shall keep its entry current, accurate and compete by submitting revised information not later than 30 days after the relevant changes in the business occur.’’ This requirement is a one-time submission unless changes are made to the business as described in paragraph (b). NHTSA estimates that there are currently 471 businesses making modifications to motor vehicles to accommodate persons with disabilities. Of those 471, we estimate 85 percent will need to use the exemptions provided by 49 CFR 595.7 (400 businesses). The initial registration of modifiers wishing to use the exemptions occurred in 2001. Now, we assume that five percent of the 400 businesses currently modifying vehicles will need to change their information or new registrants will elect to use the exemptions. We estimate registrations from 20 businesses each year of: 20 businesses × 10 minutes/business = 3.33 hours. We estimate the material cost associated with each submission to be 54 cents per responding business, or $10.80 nationwide annually. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by a person to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instruction; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. We seek comment on: 1. Is our estimate of 471 businesses engaged in vehicle modification to accommodate people with disabilities correct? 2. Are we correct in assuming that a maximum of 85 percent of those 471 businesses, or 400 businesses, will need to use the exemptions provided by 49 CFR 595.7? 3. Are our estimates of the burden hours and material cost of compliance with 49 CFR 595.6 reasonable? Modifiers who avail themselves of the exemptions in 49 CFR 595.7 are required to keep a record, for each applicable vehicle, listing which standards, or portions thereof, no longer PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comply with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards and to provide a copy to the owner of the vehicle modified (see 49 CFR 595.7 (b) and (e) as published in the final rule). We estimate that: 1. There are approximately 2,700 vehicles modified for persons with disabilities per year by 471 businesses; 2. If 85 percent of the 471 businesses use the exemptions provided by 49 CFR 595.7, those 400 businesses will modify 2300 vehicles annually; and 3. The burden for producing the record required by 49 CFR 595.7 in accordance with paragraph (e) for those vehicles will be 767 hours per year nationwide. In the final rule we anticipated that the least costly way for a repair business to comply with this portion of the new rule would be to annotate the vehicle modification invoice as to the exemption, if any, involved with each item on the invoice. The cost of preparing the invoice is not a portion of our burden calculation, as that preparation would be done in the normal course of business. The time needed to annotate the invoice, we estimate, is 20 minutes. Therefore, the burden hours for a full year are calculated as: 2300 vehicles × 20 minutes/vehicle = 766.7 hours. This burden includes the calculation required by 49 CFR 595.7(e)5, but not the gathering of the information required for the calculation. That information would be gathered in the normal course of the vehicle modification. The only extra burden required by the rule is the calculation of the reduction in loading carrying capacity and conveying this information to the vehicle owner. Again we are assuming that annotation on the invoice is the least burdensome way to accomplish this customer notification. There will be no additional material cost associated with compliance with this requirement since no additional materials need be used above those used to prepare the invoice in the normal course of business. We are assuming it is normal and customary in the course of vehicle modification business to prepare an invoice, to provide a copy of the invoice to the vehicle owner, and to keep a copy of the invoice for five years after the vehicle is delivered to the owner in finished form. We seek comment on whether our assumptions about the following are reasonable: 1. The document required by 49 CFR 595.7(b) and specified in paragraph (e) will need to be prepared for E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 126 / Thursday, July 1, 2010 / Notices approximately 2300 vehicles modified nationwide per year, 2. Annotation of each vehicle modification invoice as to which exemptions were used will take an average of 20 minutes, and 3. It is normal in the course of vehicle modification business to prepare an invoice, to provide a copy of the invoice to the vehicle owner, and to keep a copy of the invoice for five years after the vehicle is delivered to the owner in finished form. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Annual Burden: 770 hours, and $10.80. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. 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: June 25, 2010. Nathaniel M. Beuse, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards, Director. [FR Doc. 2010–16036 Filed 6–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning an VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 extension of OMB approval of the information collection titled, ‘‘Real Estate Lending and Appraisals (12 CFR 34).’’ The OCC is also giving notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 2, 2010. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0190, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–5274, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 874–4700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. Additionally, please send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0190, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request additional information or a copy of the collection and supporting documentation submitted to OMB by contacting: Mary H. Gottlieb, (202) 874– 5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Real Estate Lending and Appraisals (12 CFR 34). OMB Control No.: 1557–0190. Type of Review: Extension, without revision, of a currently approved collection. Description: Twelve CFR Part 34 contains a number of reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Subpart B (Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARM)) and Subpart E (Other Real Estate Owned) contain reporting requirements. Subpart C (Appraisal Requirements) and Subpart D (Real Estate Lending Standards) contain recordkeeping requirements. Subpart B, § 34.22(a) requires that for ARM loans, the loan documentation must specify an index or combination of indices to which changes in the interest rate will be linked. Section 34.22(b) provides notice procedures to be used when a national bank seeks to use an index other than the one described in paragraph (a). PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38175 Subpart C, § 34.44 provides minimum standards for the performance of real estate appraisals, including the requirement that appraisals be written and contain sufficient information and analysis to support the institution’s decision to engage in the transaction. Subpart D, § 34.62(a) requires each national bank to adopt and maintain written policies that establish appropriate limits and standards for extensions of credit that are secured by liens on or interests in real estate, or that are made for the purpose of financing permanent improvements to real estate. Section 34.62(b)(iii) requires real estate lending policies to be reviewed and approved by the bank’s board of directors at least annually. Subpart E, § 34.83(b) provides that national banks must maintain documentation adequate to reflect their efforts to dispose of each parcel of OREO. Section 34.84 requires that after holding any real estate acquired for future bank expansion for one year, a national bank must state, by resolution or other official action, definite plans for the use of the property and make the resolution or other action available for inspection by bank examiners. Section 34.85(a)(2) requires banks to develop a prudent real estate collateral evaluation policy to monitor the value of each parcel of OREO in a manner consistent with prudent banking practice. Section 34.86(b) requires banks to notify the appropriate supervisory office at least 30 days before making advances under a development or improvement plan for OREO if the total investment in the property will exceed 10 percent of the bank’s capital and surplus. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,650. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,650. Estimated Annual Burden: 94,095 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: The OCC issued a 60-Day Federal Register notice on April 21, 2010. 75 FR 20883. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the information collection burden; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2010-0086]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

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 an 
existing regulation for the aftermarket modification of vehicles to 
accommodate people with disabilities, for which NHTSA intends to seek 
renewed OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 30, 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. 
e.t., 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, 
2127-0635. 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: Ms. Gayle Dalrymple, NHTSA, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W45-333, NVS-123, Washington, DC 20590. Mrs. 
Dalrymple's telephone number is (202) 366-5559.

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: Exemption for the Make Inoperative Prohibition.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0635.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Abstract: On February 27, 2001 NHTSA published a final rule (66 FR 
12638) to facilitate the modification of motor vehicles so that persons 
with disabilities can drive or ride in them as passengers. In that 
final rule, the agency issued a limited exemption from a statutory 
provision that prohibits specified types of commercial entities from 
either removing safety equipment or features installed on motor 
vehicles pursuant to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards or 
altering the equipment or features so as to adversely affect their 
performance. The exemption

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is limited in that it allows repair businesses to modify only certain 
types of Federally-required safety equipment and features, under 
specified circumstances. The regulation is found at 49 CFR Part 595 
Subpart C--``Vehicle Modifications to Accommodate People with 
Disabilities''.
    This final rule included two new ``collections of information,'' as 
that term is defined in 5 CFR Part 1320 ``Controlling Paperwork Burdens 
on the Public'': Modifier identification and a document to be provided 
to the owner of the modified vehicle stating the exemptions used for 
that vehicle and any reduction in load carrying capacity of the vehicle 
of more than 100 kg (220 lbs).
    Modifiers who take advantage of the exemption created by this rule 
are required to furnish NHTSA with a written document providing the 
modifier's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that 
the modifier is availing itself of the exemption. The rule requires:
    ``S595.6 Modifier Identification.
    (a) Any motor vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle 
to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger 
in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption 
provided in 49 CFR 595.7 shall furnish the information specified in 
paragraphs (a)(1) through (3) of this section to: Administrator, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20590.
    (1) Full individual, partnership, or corporate name of the motor 
vehicle repair business.
    (2) Residence address of the motor vehicle repair business and 
State of incorporation if applicable.
    (3) A statement that the motor vehicle repair business modifies a 
motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride 
as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the 
exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7.
    (b) Each motor vehicle repair business required to submit 
information under paragraph (a) of this section shall submit the 
information not later than August 27, 2001. After that date, each motor 
vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle to enable a 
person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the 
motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 
49 CFR 595.7 shall submit the information required under paragraph (a) 
not later than 30 days after it first modifies a motor vehicle to 
enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger 
in, the motor vehicle. Each motor vehicle repair business who has 
submitted required information shall keep its entry current, accurate 
and compete by submitting revised information not later than 30 days 
after the relevant changes in the business occur.''
    This requirement is a one-time submission unless changes are made 
to the business as described in paragraph (b). NHTSA estimates that 
there are currently 471 businesses making modifications to motor 
vehicles to accommodate persons with disabilities. Of those 471, we 
estimate 85 percent will need to use the exemptions provided by 49 CFR 
595.7 (400 businesses). The initial registration of modifiers wishing 
to use the exemptions occurred in 2001. Now, we assume that five 
percent of the 400 businesses currently modifying vehicles will need to 
change their information or new registrants will elect to use the 
exemptions. We estimate registrations from 20 businesses each year of: 
20 businesses x 10 minutes/business = 3.33 hours.
    We estimate the material cost associated with each submission to be 
54 cents per responding business, or $10.80 nationwide annually.
    Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by a person to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide 
information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed 
to review instruction; develop, acquire, install, and utilize 
technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information and 
disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to 
comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 
train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; 
and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    We seek comment on:
    1. Is our estimate of 471 businesses engaged in vehicle 
modification to accommodate people with disabilities correct?
    2. Are we correct in assuming that a maximum of 85 percent of those 
471 businesses, or 400 businesses, will need to use the exemptions 
provided by 49 CFR 595.7?
    3. Are our estimates of the burden hours and material cost of 
compliance with 49 CFR 595.6 reasonable?
    Modifiers who avail themselves of the exemptions in 49 CFR 595.7 
are required to keep a record, for each applicable vehicle, listing 
which standards, or portions thereof, no longer comply with the Federal 
motor vehicle safety standards and to provide a copy to the owner of 
the vehicle modified (see 49 CFR 595.7 (b) and (e) as published in the 
final rule).
    We estimate that:
    1. There are approximately 2,700 vehicles modified for persons with 
disabilities per year by 471 businesses;
    2. If 85 percent of the 471 businesses use the exemptions provided 
by 49 CFR 595.7, those 400 businesses will modify 2300 vehicles 
annually; and
    3. The burden for producing the record required by 49 CFR 595.7 in 
accordance with paragraph (e) for those vehicles will be 767 hours per 
year nationwide.
    In the final rule we anticipated that the least costly way for a 
repair business to comply with this portion of the new rule would be to 
annotate the vehicle modification invoice as to the exemption, if any, 
involved with each item on the invoice. The cost of preparing the 
invoice is not a portion of our burden calculation, as that preparation 
would be done in the normal course of business. The time needed to 
annotate the invoice, we estimate, is 20 minutes. Therefore, the burden 
hours for a full year are calculated as:

2300 vehicles x 20 minutes/vehicle = 766.7 hours.

    This burden includes the calculation required by 49 CFR 595.7(e)5, 
but not the gathering of the information required for the calculation. 
That information would be gathered in the normal course of the vehicle 
modification. The only extra burden required by the rule is the 
calculation of the reduction in loading carrying capacity and conveying 
this information to the vehicle owner. Again we are assuming that 
annotation on the invoice is the least burdensome way to accomplish 
this customer notification.
    There will be no additional material cost associated with 
compliance with this requirement since no additional materials need be 
used above those used to prepare the invoice in the normal course of 
business. We are assuming it is normal and customary in the course of 
vehicle modification business to prepare an invoice, to provide a copy 
of the invoice to the vehicle owner, and to keep a copy of the invoice 
for five years after the vehicle is delivered to the owner in finished 
form.
    We seek comment on whether our assumptions about the following are 
reasonable:
    1. The document required by 49 CFR 595.7(b) and specified in 
paragraph (e) will need to be prepared for

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approximately 2300 vehicles modified nationwide per year,
    2. Annotation of each vehicle modification invoice as to which 
exemptions were used will take an average of 20 minutes, and
    3. It is normal in the course of vehicle modification business to 
prepare an invoice, to provide a copy of the invoice to the vehicle 
owner, and to keep a copy of the invoice for five years after the 
vehicle is delivered to the owner in finished form.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 770 hours, and $10.80.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 400.
    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: June 25, 2010.
Nathaniel M. Beuse,
Office of Crash Avoidance Standards, Director.
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