Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 71122-71123 [2011-29361]

Download as PDF 71122 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Notices the docket. Interested parties may access these materials by visiting the docket site at http://www.regulations.gov, docket number FTA–2011–0064. Before deciding whether to grant CCD’s request, FTA seeks comment from all interested parties. FTA requests that commenters describe the manufacturing process for structural glass and identify the processes that can and cannot be performed in the United States. Please submit comments by November 23, 2011. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Issued this 8th day of November, 2011. Dorval R. Carter, Jr., Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–29525 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0162] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed 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 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before January 17, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also submit comments electronically at http://www. regulations.gov. All comments should refer to the Docket No. NHTSA–2011– 0162. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Cicchino, Ph.D., Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), National Highway Traffic VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Nov 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W46–491, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Cicchino’s phone number is (202) 366–2752 and her email address is jessica.cicchino@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulations (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Instrumented On-Road Study of Motorcycle Riders. Type of Request: New information collection request. OMB Clearance Number: None. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information: In this study, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be conducting on-road instrumented vehicle data collection with a total of 160 motorcycle riders to examine motorcycle riders’ behaviors as they typically ride. Volunteers will be recruited to have their motorcycles outfitted for one year with instrumentation such as cameras, GPS, and accelerometers that will capture data on normal riding behavior whenever their motorcycles are ridden. PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Before participating in the on-road portion of the study, participating motorcycle riders will be asked to complete intake questionnaires that will ask about their demographics, riding history, self-reported behavior, and perceptions. After completing the onroad study, participants will be asked to complete a short debriefing interview that will focus on their experiences riding with the instrumentation in the past year. If a participant is involved in a motorcycle crash during the study, he or she may be asked additional questions about the circumstances surrounding the crash. This subjective data will be combined with the objective data from the instrumentation on actual riding behavior to help NHTSA develop a better understanding of if a rider’s demographic characteristics, riding history, selfreported behavior, and perceptions are linked to his or her behavior on the road. Need and Use of Information: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established to reduce the mounting number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs. Motorcycle fatalities have increased over the past decade at an alarming rate. In 2009, 4,462 motorcycle riders were killed in the US. This marks the first time the number of motorcycle fatalities has decreased after steadily increasing over 11 years; however, even with this decline, the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2009 was nearly double that from a decade earlier. Motorcycles made up 3% of the registered vehicles in the US in 2009 but motorcyclists accounted for 13% of the total traffic fatalities. Knowledge of both how riders successfully avoid crashes and of behaviors that correlate with and contribute to crash risk is crucial to developing effective countermeasures to reduce motorcycle crashes and fatalities. Data describing actual events are difficult to collect. Riders and law enforcement officers are not always aware of what caused a crash after the fact. It is even more difficult to identify behavioral factors associated with safe riding, and the actions of riders during evasive maneuvers that did not result in a police-reportable crash. Studies using instrumented vehicles to collect data on the real-world driving of passenger car and truck drivers have provided unprecedented information describing E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Notices actual events occurring for drivers as they negotiate the roadway system. The goal of this study is to collect similar data from motorcycle operators using instrumented motorcycles. Participating riders’ responses to a series of questionnaires on their demographics, riding history, selfreported behavior, and perceptions will augment the data collected from their instrumented motorcycles. Information collected from questionnaires will allow NHTSA to investigate if these rider characteristics are related to safe and unsafe on-motorcycle riding behavior. A debriefing interview will collect additional subjective information on the rider’s experiences riding with the instrumentation over the prior year. In support of its mission, NHTSA will use the information from the questionnaires and interviews, in conjunction with the naturalistic data collected from the instrumented motorcycles, to decrease 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 motorcycle crashes. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): Participation in the study will be voluntary. Each of the 160 participants in the on-road instrumented motorcycle portion of the study will be asked to complete intake questionnaires, capturing demographic characteristics, riding history, selfreported behavior, and perceptions, during his or her instrumentation session and to complete a debriefing interview as the instrumentation is being removed from his or her motorcycle one year later. If a participant in the study is involved in a crash while riding the instrumented motorcycle, he or she may be asked to participate in one additional interview on the circumstances surrounding the crash. Based on the number of crashes that occurred per mile driven in a prior instrumented car study and the number of motorcycle injury crashes per mile ridden in 2009, NHTSA estimates that 20 motorcycle crashes may occur during this study. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information: The intake questionnaires are estimated to take 75 minutes to complete, and the debriefing interview is estimated to last 15 minutes. Intake questionnaires will be completed during the time when the respondent’s motorcycle is being instrumented, and the debriefing interview will be VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Nov 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 completed while the instrumentation is being removed from the respondent’s motorcycle after the one-year period of on-road data collection. This results in an estimated burden of 200 hours of burden for the intake questionnaires (160 respondents × 75 minutes), and 40 hours of burden for the debriefing interviews (160 respondents × 15 minutes). A rider involved in a crash on his or her instrumented motorcycle during the on-road data collection period may be asked to participate in an additional interview regarding the circumstances that surrounded the crash. This interview would take approximately 60 minutes, and NHTSA estimates that 20 motorcycle crashes may occur during this study. Thus, the estimated burden for post-crash interviews is 20 hours (20 respondents × 60 minutes). The total estimated information collection burden for this project is 260 hours over one year: 200 hours for the intake questionnaires, 40 hours for the debriefing interviews, and 20 hours for possible post-crash interviews. The respondents will not incur any recordkeeping burden or record-keeping cost from the information collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Jeffrey Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2011–29361 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0126] Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on August 22, 2011 [FR Doc. 2010–22008]. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71123 Comments must be submitted on or before December 16, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: KilJae Hong, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W52–232, NPO–520, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Hong’s telephone number is (202) 493–0524 and email address is kiljae.hong@dot.gov. DATES: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, NHTSA conducted a qualitative phase of Consumer Research which included Focus Groups. Based upon the qualitative phase research results, NHTSA developed the materials for Phase 2 of the Consumer Research plan. This notice announces that the ICR for Phase 2 consumer research, abstracted below, has been forwarded to OMB requesting review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This is a request for new collection. Title: 49 CFR 575—Consumer Information Regulations (sections 103 and 105) Quantitative Research. OMB Number: Not Assigned. Type of Request: New collection. Abstract: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), enacted in December 2007, included a requirement that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) develop a consumer information and education campaign to improve consumer understanding of automobile performance with regard to fuel economy, Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions and other pollutant emissions; of automobile use of alternative fuels; and of thermal management technologies used on automobiles to save fuel. A critical step in developing the consumer information program is to conduct proper market research to understand consumers’ knowledge surrounding these issues, evaluate potential consumer-facing messages in terms of clarity and understand the communications channels in which these messages should be present. The research will allow NHTSA to refine messaging to enhance comprehension and usefulness and will guide the development of an effective communications plan. NHTSA proposes a multi-phased research project to gather the data and apply analyses and results from the project to develop the consumer information program and education campaign. Affected Public: Passenger vehicle consumers. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 500 hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2011-0162]


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 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, 
Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of 
information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously 
approved collections.
    This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for 
which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
You may also submit comments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should refer to the Docket No. NHTSA-
2011-0162.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Cicchino, Ph.D., Contracting 
Officer's Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety 
Research (NTI-131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W46-491, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Cicchino's 
phone number is (202) 366-2752 and her email address is 
jessica.cicchino@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register 
providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of 
the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of 
information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must 
be included in such a document. Under OMB's regulations (at 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on 
the following proposed collection of information:
    Title: Instrumented On-Road Study of Motorcycle Riders.
    Type of Request: New information collection request.
    OMB Clearance Number: None.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of 
approval.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: In this study, the 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be 
conducting on-road instrumented vehicle data collection with a total of 
160 motorcycle riders to examine motorcycle riders' behaviors as they 
typically ride. Volunteers will be recruited to have their motorcycles 
outfitted for one year with instrumentation such as cameras, GPS, and 
accelerometers that will capture data on normal riding behavior 
whenever their motorcycles are ridden.
    Before participating in the on-road portion of the study, 
participating motorcycle riders will be asked to complete intake 
questionnaires that will ask about their demographics, riding history, 
self-reported behavior, and perceptions. After completing the on-road 
study, participants will be asked to complete a short debriefing 
interview that will focus on their experiences riding with the 
instrumentation in the past year. If a participant is involved in a 
motorcycle crash during the study, he or she may be asked additional 
questions about the circumstances surrounding the crash. This 
subjective data will be combined with the objective data from the 
instrumentation on actual riding behavior to help NHTSA develop a 
better understanding of if a rider's demographic characteristics, 
riding history, self-reported behavior, and perceptions are linked to 
his or her behavior on the road.
    Need and Use of Information: The National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration (NHTSA) was established to reduce the mounting number of 
deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle 
crashes on the Nation's highways. As part of this statutory mandate, 
NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the 
development of motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs.
    Motorcycle fatalities have increased over the past decade at an 
alarming rate. In 2009, 4,462 motorcycle riders were killed in the US. 
This marks the first time the number of motorcycle fatalities has 
decreased after steadily increasing over 11 years; however, even with 
this decline, the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2009 was nearly 
double that from a decade earlier. Motorcycles made up 3% of the 
registered vehicles in the US in 2009 but motorcyclists accounted for 
13% of the total traffic fatalities.
    Knowledge of both how riders successfully avoid crashes and of 
behaviors that correlate with and contribute to crash risk is crucial 
to developing effective countermeasures to reduce motorcycle crashes 
and fatalities. Data describing actual events are difficult to collect. 
Riders and law enforcement officers are not always aware of what caused 
a crash after the fact. It is even more difficult to identify 
behavioral factors associated with safe riding, and the actions of 
riders during evasive maneuvers that did not result in a police-
reportable crash. Studies using instrumented vehicles to collect data 
on the real-world driving of passenger car and truck drivers have 
provided unprecedented information describing

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actual events occurring for drivers as they negotiate the roadway 
system. The goal of this study is to collect similar data from 
motorcycle operators using instrumented motorcycles.
    Participating riders' responses to a series of questionnaires on 
their demographics, riding history, self-reported behavior, and 
perceptions will augment the data collected from their instrumented 
motorcycles. Information collected from questionnaires will allow NHTSA 
to investigate if these rider characteristics are related to safe and 
unsafe on-motorcycle riding behavior. A debriefing interview will 
collect additional subjective information on the rider's experiences 
riding with the instrumentation over the prior year. In support of its 
mission, NHTSA will use the information from the questionnaires and 
interviews, in conjunction with the naturalistic data collected from 
the instrumented motorcycles, to decrease 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 motorcycle crashes.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): 
Participation in the study will be voluntary. Each of the 160 
participants in the on-road instrumented motorcycle portion of the 
study will be asked to complete intake questionnaires, capturing 
demographic characteristics, riding history, self-reported behavior, 
and perceptions, during his or her instrumentation session and to 
complete a debriefing interview as the instrumentation is being removed 
from his or her motorcycle one year later.
    If a participant in the study is involved in a crash while riding 
the instrumented motorcycle, he or she may be asked to participate in 
one additional interview on the circumstances surrounding the crash. 
Based on the number of crashes that occurred per mile driven in a prior 
instrumented car study and the number of motorcycle injury crashes per 
mile ridden in 2009, NHTSA estimates that 20 motorcycle crashes may 
occur during this study.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information: The intake questionnaires 
are estimated to take 75 minutes to complete, and the debriefing 
interview is estimated to last 15 minutes. Intake questionnaires will 
be completed during the time when the respondent's motorcycle is being 
instrumented, and the debriefing interview will be completed while the 
instrumentation is being removed from the respondent's motorcycle after 
the one-year period of on-road data collection. This results in an 
estimated burden of 200 hours of burden for the intake questionnaires 
(160 respondents x 75 minutes), and 40 hours of burden for the 
debriefing interviews (160 respondents x 15 minutes).
    A rider involved in a crash on his or her instrumented motorcycle 
during the on-road data collection period may be asked to participate 
in an additional interview regarding the circumstances that surrounded 
the crash. This interview would take approximately 60 minutes, and 
NHTSA estimates that 20 motorcycle crashes may occur during this study. 
Thus, the estimated burden for post-crash interviews is 20 hours (20 
respondents x 60 minutes).
    The total estimated information collection burden for this project 
is 260 hours over one year: 200 hours for the intake questionnaires, 40 
hours for the debriefing interviews, and 20 hours for possible post-
crash interviews. The respondents will not incur any record-keeping 
burden or record-keeping cost from the information collection.

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

Jeffrey Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-29361 Filed 11-15-11; 8:45 am]
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