Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 35270-35271 [2011-14993]

Download as PDF 35270 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2011– 0025] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on a reinstatement of a previously approved collection of information. AGENCY: 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 one collection of information for parts 541, 565, and 567 for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– 2011–0025] 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • You may call the Docket at (202) 366–9324. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. Please identify the proposed collection of information for which a comment is provided, by referencing its OMB clearance number. It is requested, but not required, that two copies of the comment be provided. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 see the Public Participation heading of the Supplementary Information section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 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). Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the street address listed above. The Internet access to the docket will be at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Ms. Deborah Mazyck, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Room W43–443, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Mazyck’s telephone number is (202) 366–4139 and e-mail address is Deborah.Mazyck@dot.gov. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. 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: (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; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 request for reinstatement of a previously approved collection of information: Title: Consolidated Labeling Requirements for 49 CFR 541, 565 and 567. OMB Control Number: 2127–0510. Form Number: None. Affected Public: Vehicle manufacturers. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date. Abstract: For parts 541, 565 and 567. Part 541 The Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act was amended by the Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102– 519). The enacted Theft Act requires specified parts of high-theft vehicle to be marked with vehicle identification numbers. In a final rule published on April 6, 2004, the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard was extended to include all passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or less, and to light duty trucks with major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of multipurpose passenger vehicles. Each major component part must be either labeled or affixed with the VIN and its replacement component part must be marked with the DOT symbol, the letter (R) and the manufacturers’ logo. The final rule became effective September 1, 2006. Due to expansion of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (part 541), all passenger cars, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or less, and light duty trucks with major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of multipurpose passenger vehicles, are required to be parts marked. NHTSA estimates the vehicle manufacturers will incur a total cost burden of $122,138,000 million. Parts 565 and 567 NHTSA’s statute at 15 U.S.C. 1392, 1397, 1401, 1407, and 1412 of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 authorizes the issuance of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) and the E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2011 / Notices collection of data which support their implementation. The agency, in prescribing an FMVSS, is to consider available relevant motor vehicle safety data and to consult with other agencies as it deems appropriate. Further, the Act mandates, that in issuing any FMVSS, the agency should consider whether the standard is reasonable, practicable and appropriate for the particular type of motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed, and whether such standards will contribute to carrying out the purpose of the Act. The Secretary is authorized to revoke such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out this subchapter. Using this authority, the agency issued the initial FMVSS No. 115, Vehicle Identification Number, specifying requirements for vehicle identification numbers to aid the agency in achieving many of its safety goals. The standard was amended in August 1978 by extending its applicability to additional classes of motor vehicles and by specifying the use of a 30-year, 17character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for worldwide use. The standard was amended in May 1983 by deleting portions of FMVSS No. 115 and reissuing those portions as a general agency regulation, part 565. Subsequently, the standard was amended again in June 1996 transferring the text of the FMVSS No. 115 to part 565, without making any substantive changes to the VIN requirements as a result of the proposed consolidation. The provision of the part 565 (amended) regulation requires vehicle manufacturers to assign a unique VIN to each new vehicle and to inform NHTSA of the code used in forming the VIN. These regulations apply to all vehicles: Passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, incomplete vehicles, and motorcycles. NHTSA has amended to part 565 to revise certain sections in order to extend the existing VIN system for another thirty years, and to ensure a sufficient supply of unique available VINs and manufacturer identifiers for that time period (72 FR 56027, October 2, 2007). The agency required information to be provided in a slightly different way (e.g., vehicle make being transferred from the first to the second section of the VIN), the scope of the overall reporting requirement of part 565 will not change. Part 567 specifies the content and location of, and other requirements for, the certification label or tag to be affixed to motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. Specifically, the VIN is required to appear on the certification label. Additionally, this certificate will VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 provide the consumer with information to assist him or her in determining which of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards are applicable to the vehicle or equipment, and its date of manufacturer. NHTSA estimates a cost burden of $13,348,000 for this requirement. Estimated Annual Burden: The overall total estimated annual hour burden for this collection is 798,047. The overall total estimated cost burden for this collection is $122,138,000 million. Number of Respondents: The total number of respondents for this collection (part 541, 565 and part 567) is 1,104. 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 10, 2011. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2011–14993 Filed 6–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0058; Notice 1] Toyota Motor Corporation, Inc., on Behalf of Toyota Corporation, and Toyota Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Toyota Motor North America, Inc., on behalf of Toyota Motor Corporation,1 and Toyota Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.2 (collectively referred to as as ‘‘Toyota’’) has determined that certain model year 2011 Toyota Sienna passenger cars manufactured between January 3, 2011 and February 11, 2011, do not fully comply with paragraph S9.5(a)(3) of Federal Motor Vehicle 1 Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese corporation that manufactures and imports motor vehicles. 2 Toyota Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc., is an Indiana corporation that manufactures motor vehicles. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35271 Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 225, Child restraint anchorage systems. Toyota has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (dated March 17, 2011). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) (see implementing rule at 49 CFR part 556), Toyota has petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of Toyota’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. Affected are approximately 9,122 model year 2011 Toyota Sienna passenger cars that were manufactured between January 3, 2011 and February 11, 2011. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, these provisions only apply to the 9,122 3 model year 2011 Toyota Sienna passenger cars that Toyota no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. Paragraph S9.5 of FMVSS No. 225 requires in pertinent part: S9.5 Marking and conspicuity of the lower anchorages. Each vehicle shall comply with S9.5(a) or (b). (a) Above each bar installed pursuant to S4, the vehicle shall be permanently marked with a circle * * * (1) That is not less than 13 mm in diameter; (2) That is either solid or open, with or without words, symbols or pictograms, provided that if words, symbols or pictograms are used, their meaning is explained to the consumer in writing, such as in the vehicle’s owners manual; and (3) That is located such that its center is on each seat back between 50 and 100 mm 3 Toyota’s petition, which was filed under 49 CFR Part 556, requests an agency decision to exempt Toyota as a vehicle manufacturer from the notification and recall responsibilities of 49 CFR Part 573 for 9,122 of the affected vehicles. However, the agency cannot relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Toyota notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Those vehicles must be brought into conformance, exported, or destroyed. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2011-0025]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on a reinstatement of a previously 
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 one collection of information for parts 
541, 565, and 567 for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-
2011-0025] 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: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     You may call the Docket at (202) 366-9324.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the 
docket number of this document. Please identify the proposed collection 
of information for which a comment is provided, by referencing its OMB 
clearance number. It is requested, but not required, that two copies of 
the comment be provided.
    Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public 
Participation heading of the Supplementary Information section of this 
document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. 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).
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the street address listed above. The Internet 
access to the docket will be at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for 
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Ms. Deborah 
Mazyck, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Room W43-
443, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Mazyck's telephone number is (202) 366-
4139 and e-mail address is Deborah.Mazyck@dot.gov. Please identify the 
relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control 
Number.

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:
    (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;
    (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 for public 
comments on the following request for reinstatement of a previously 
approved collection of information:
    Title: Consolidated Labeling Requirements for 49 CFR 541, 565 and 
567.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0510.
    Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Vehicle manufacturers.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the 
approval date.
    Abstract: For parts 541, 565 and 567.

Part 541

    The Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act was amended by 
the Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-519). The enacted Theft Act 
requires specified parts of high-theft vehicle to be marked with 
vehicle identification numbers. In a final rule published on April 6, 
2004, the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard was extended 
to include all passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles with 
a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or less, and to light 
duty trucks with major parts that are interchangeable with a majority 
of the covered major parts of multipurpose passenger vehicles. Each 
major component part must be either labeled or affixed with the VIN and 
its replacement component part must be marked with the DOT symbol, the 
letter (R) and the manufacturers' logo. The final rule became effective 
September 1, 2006. Due to expansion of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft 
Prevention Standard (part 541), all passenger cars, and multipurpose 
passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds 
or less, and light duty trucks with major parts that are 
interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of 
multipurpose passenger vehicles, are required to be parts marked.
    NHTSA estimates the vehicle manufacturers will incur a total cost 
burden of $122,138,000 million.

Parts 565 and 567

    NHTSA's statute at 15 U.S.C. 1392, 1397, 1401, 1407, and 1412 of 
the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 authorizes 
the issuance of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) and the

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collection of data which support their implementation. The agency, in 
prescribing an FMVSS, is to consider available relevant motor vehicle 
safety data and to consult with other agencies as it deems appropriate. 
Further, the Act mandates, that in issuing any FMVSS, the agency should 
consider whether the standard is reasonable, practicable and 
appropriate for the particular type of motor vehicle or item of motor 
vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed, and whether such 
standards will contribute to carrying out the purpose of the Act. The 
Secretary is authorized to revoke such rules and regulations as deemed 
necessary to carry out this subchapter. Using this authority, the 
agency issued the initial FMVSS No. 115, Vehicle Identification Number, 
specifying requirements for vehicle identification numbers to aid the 
agency in achieving many of its safety goals.
    The standard was amended in August 1978 by extending its 
applicability to additional classes of motor vehicles and by specifying 
the use of a 30-year, 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 
for worldwide use. The standard was amended in May 1983 by deleting 
portions of FMVSS No. 115 and reissuing those portions as a general 
agency regulation, part 565. Subsequently, the standard was amended 
again in June 1996 transferring the text of the FMVSS No. 115 to part 
565, without making any substantive changes to the VIN requirements as 
a result of the proposed consolidation. The provision of the part 565 
(amended) regulation requires vehicle manufacturers to assign a unique 
VIN to each new vehicle and to inform NHTSA of the code used in forming 
the VIN. These regulations apply to all vehicles: Passenger cars, 
multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, incomplete 
vehicles, and motorcycles.
    NHTSA has amended to part 565 to revise certain sections in order 
to extend the existing VIN system for another thirty years, and to 
ensure a sufficient supply of unique available VINs and manufacturer 
identifiers for that time period (72 FR 56027, October 2, 2007). The 
agency required information to be provided in a slightly different way 
(e.g., vehicle make being transferred from the first to the second 
section of the VIN), the scope of the overall reporting requirement of 
part 565 will not change.
    Part 567 specifies the content and location of, and other 
requirements for, the certification label or tag to be affixed to motor 
vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. Specifically, the VIN is required 
to appear on the certification label. Additionally, this certificate 
will provide the consumer with information to assist him or her in 
determining which of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards are 
applicable to the vehicle or equipment, and its date of manufacturer.
    NHTSA estimates a cost burden of $13,348,000 for this requirement.
    Estimated Annual Burden: The overall total estimated annual hour 
burden for this collection is 798,047. The overall total estimated cost 
burden for this collection is $122,138,000 million.
    Number of Respondents: The total number of respondents for this 
collection (part 541, 565 and part 567) is 1,104.
    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 10, 2011.
Christopher J. Bonanti,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2011-14993 Filed 6-15-11; 8:45 am]
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