Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection: Motorcoach Passenger and Driver Survey: Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information, 64423-64424 [2011-26936]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • E-mail: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collections listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the information collection and supporting documents, to Nicholas Memos, PM/DDTC, SA–1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, 20522–0112, who may be reached via phone at (202) 663–2829, or via e-mail at memosni@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology. Abstract of proposed collections: The export, temporary import, and temporary export of defense articles, defense services and related technical data are licensed by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR parts 120–130) and Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act. Persons desiring to engage in the export or temporary import of defense articles, defense services, and related technical data must submit an application or written request to conduct the transaction to the Department to obtain a decision whether it is in the interests of U.S. foreign policy and national security to approve the transaction. Additionally, registered manufacturers and exporter must maintain records of defense trade activities for five years. Methodology: These forms/ information collections may be sent to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the following methods: electronically, mail, or personal delivery. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 Dated: September 29, 2011. Robert S. Kovac, Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State. 64423 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0279] [FR Doc. 2011–26943 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection: Motorcoach Passenger and Driver Survey: Motorcoach Safety and PreTrip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7649] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda’’ Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about November 17, 2011, until on or about February 20, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: October 12, 2011. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–26938 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for information. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency approval. FMCSA requests approval of this ICR by 30 days from the publication of this notice. The purpose of this information collection is to assess the current levels of voluntary compliance by motorcoach operators to provide pre-trip safety awareness and emergency preparedness information to passengers and to obtain passenger opinions of the implementation of the pre-trip program and any recommended improvements. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and FMCSA will use this data to further inform future policy and regulatory decisions, as well as other initiatives to improve motorcoach safety in the United States. DATES: Please send your comments by November 17, 2011. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2011–0297. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to http:// www.regulations.gov or faxed to (202) 395–7245, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dee Williams, Office of Policy, Plans, and Regulations, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation Division Chief, U.S. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 64424 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Telephone: (202) 493– 0192; E-mail Address: dee.williams@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Motorcoach Passenger and Driver Survey: Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information. OMB Control Number: 2126–XXXX. Type of Request: New information collection. Respondents: Motorcoach passengers and drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,050 respondents. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Form Numbers: Form MCSA–5868, Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information—To collect motorcoach passengers’ responses during five one-shot in-person survey events. Form MCSA–5869, Motorcoach Driver Survey: Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information— To collect motorcoach drivers’ responses during five one-shot inperson survey events. Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new information collection. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 175 hours [1,050 respondents × 10 minutes/ 60 minutes = 175 hours]. Background Due to several recent fatal motorcoach crashes, Congress, DOT, specifically FMCSA, and other Federal oversight agencies, including the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), are increasing their scrutiny over the motorcoach industry and the enforcement of and compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). NTSB issued a Safety Recommendation to DOT, H–99– 08, requiring motorcoach operators to provide passengers with pre-trip safety awareness information. This recommendation resulted from NTSB’s investigation of two motorcoach crashes from the late 1990s which revealed that passengers felt a general sense of panic not knowing what to do on a motorcoach in the case of an emergency. The intent of the recommendation is to empower passengers to take their personal safety into their own hands in the event of an imminent hazard or emergency situation. To address the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 recommendations issued by NTSB, FMCSA formed a work group that included representatives from the motorcoach industry, motorcoach manufacturers, insurance industry, safety consulting industry, trade associations, State agencies, and other Federal regulatory agencies. The work group decided to address the recommendation by having the motorcoach industry provide pre-trip safety briefings on a voluntary basis. FMCSA is concerned about the accuracy of self-reported data provided by motorcoach operators and requires third party validation of industry efforts to provide this information to passengers, as well as the effectiveness of the means by which the information is being provided. Currently, compliance is measured during FMCSA’s National Passenger Carrier Strike Forces. The data received from these Strike Forces has shown increased adoption levels, however this data is based solely on input from the motorcoach companies and not actual passengers. FMCSA would like to verify that voluntary compliance continues to increase, using different sources, and also collect information on the effectiveness of compliance. FMCSA intends to use this data to address passenger concerns and to provide NTSB and Congress with additional data on voluntary compliance levels. The goals and objectives of this survey are to assess the current levels of voluntary compliance by motorcoach operators and to obtain passenger opinions of the implementation of the pre-trip safety awareness and emergency preparedness information. This will help eliminate any self-reporting biases by the motorcoach companies; and determine whether the pre-trip safety information is being provided and if it is effective. The Form MCSA–5868 will be used to survey motorcoach passengers and the Form MCSA–5869 will be used to survey motorcoach drivers. The DOT and FMCSA will use this data to further inform future policy and regulatory decisions, as well as other initiatives to improve motorcoach safety in the United States. Public Comments Invited The Agency requests emergency processing of this information request. The information collection is essential to FMCSA’s safety mission: to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. Expedited review is necessary so FMCSA can use the results to further inform Departmental and Agency efforts currently underway to improve passenger safety. In light of recent fatal PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 crashes, FMCSA believes delay in collection of this information could result in harm to motorcoach passenger safety. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued on: October 12, 2011. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2011–26936 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, Azusa to Montclair in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, CA AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. Rescind Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (the Construction Authority) are issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed improvements in the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Transit Corridor from Azusa to Montclair is being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ray Tellis, Team Leader, Los Angeles Metropolitan Office, Federal Transit Administration, 888 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1850, Los Angeles, CA 90017, phone (213) 202–3950, e-mail ray.tellis@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FTA, in cooperation with the Construction Authority, published a NOI in the Federal Register on December 27, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 247) to prepare an EIS for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Azusa to Montclair Project per 23 U.S.C. 139. The Build Alternative is a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system that would begin at the current SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0279]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Approval of a 
New Information Collection: Motorcoach Passenger and Driver Survey: 
Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency 
Preparedness Information

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for information.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below 
will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
emergency approval. FMCSA requests approval of this ICR by 30 days from 
the publication of this notice. The purpose of this information 
collection is to assess the current levels of voluntary compliance by 
motorcoach operators to provide pre-trip safety awareness and emergency 
preparedness information to passengers and to obtain passenger opinions 
of the implementation of the pre-trip program and any recommended 
improvements. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and FMCSA will use 
this data to further inform future policy and regulatory decisions, as 
well as other initiatives to improve motorcoach safety in the United 
States.

DATES: Please send your comments by November 17, 2011.

ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2011-0297. Interested persons are 
invited to submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention 
of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to http://www.regulations.gov or faxed to (202) 395-7245, or mailed to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dee Williams, Office of Policy, Plans, 
and Regulations, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation Division 
Chief, U.S.

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Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone: (202) 493-0192; E-mail Address: 
dee.williams@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Motorcoach Passenger and Driver Survey: Motorcoach Safety 
and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-XXXX.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Respondents: Motorcoach passengers and drivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,050 respondents.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Form Numbers: Form MCSA-5868, Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Pre-Trip 
Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information--To collect 
motorcoach passengers' responses during five one-shot in-person survey 
events.
    Form MCSA-5869, Motorcoach Driver Survey: Pre-Trip Safety Awareness 
and Emergency Preparedness Information--To collect motorcoach drivers' 
responses during five one-shot in-person survey events.
    Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new information collection.
    Frequency of Response: One-time.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 175 hours [1,050 respondents x 10 
minutes/60 minutes = 175 hours].

Background

    Due to several recent fatal motorcoach crashes, Congress, DOT, 
specifically FMCSA, and other Federal oversight agencies, including the 
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), are increasing their 
scrutiny over the motorcoach industry and the enforcement of and 
compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). 
NTSB issued a Safety Recommendation to DOT, H-99-08, requiring 
motorcoach operators to provide passengers with pre-trip safety 
awareness information. This recommendation resulted from NTSB's 
investigation of two motorcoach crashes from the late 1990s which 
revealed that passengers felt a general sense of panic not knowing what 
to do on a motorcoach in the case of an emergency. The intent of the 
recommendation is to empower passengers to take their personal safety 
into their own hands in the event of an imminent hazard or emergency 
situation. To address the recommendations issued by NTSB, FMCSA formed 
a work group that included representatives from the motorcoach 
industry, motorcoach manufacturers, insurance industry, safety 
consulting industry, trade associations, State agencies, and other 
Federal regulatory agencies. The work group decided to address the 
recommendation by having the motorcoach industry provide pre-trip 
safety briefings on a voluntary basis.
    FMCSA is concerned about the accuracy of self-reported data 
provided by motorcoach operators and requires third party validation of 
industry efforts to provide this information to passengers, as well as 
the effectiveness of the means by which the information is being 
provided. Currently, compliance is measured during FMCSA's National 
Passenger Carrier Strike Forces. The data received from these Strike 
Forces has shown increased adoption levels, however this data is based 
solely on input from the motorcoach companies and not actual 
passengers. FMCSA would like to verify that voluntary compliance 
continues to increase, using different sources, and also collect 
information on the effectiveness of compliance. FMCSA intends to use 
this data to address passenger concerns and to provide NTSB and 
Congress with additional data on voluntary compliance levels.
    The goals and objectives of this survey are to assess the current 
levels of voluntary compliance by motorcoach operators and to obtain 
passenger opinions of the implementation of the pre-trip safety 
awareness and emergency preparedness information. This will help 
eliminate any self-reporting biases by the motorcoach companies; and 
determine whether the pre-trip safety information is being provided and 
if it is effective. The Form MCSA-5868 will be used to survey 
motorcoach passengers and the Form MCSA-5869 will be used to survey 
motorcoach drivers. The DOT and FMCSA will use this data to further 
inform future policy and regulatory decisions, as well as other 
initiatives to improve motorcoach safety in the United States.

Public Comments Invited

    The Agency requests emergency processing of this information 
request. The information collection is essential to FMCSA's safety 
mission: to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large 
trucks and buses. Expedited review is necessary so FMCSA can use the 
results to further inform Departmental and Agency efforts currently 
underway to improve passenger safety. In light of recent fatal crashes, 
FMCSA believes delay in collection of this information could result in 
harm to motorcoach passenger safety. You are asked to comment on any 
aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the 
proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA's 
functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA 
to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected 
information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without 
reducing the quality of the collected information.

    Issued on: October 12, 2011.
Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-26936 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]
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