Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 72747-72750 [2011-30391]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices Segment (MOS) of the full 10.5-mile I– 225 LRT corridor. Final agency actions: no use of Section 4(f) resources; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; projectlevel air quality conformity; and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), dated September 2011. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment, dated July 2011. 2. Project name and location: Union Pacific North Line Bridge Project, Chicago, IL. Project sponsor: Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Rail Corporation (Metra). Project description: The project involves replacement of eleven 100-year railroad bridges located between Grace Street and Balmoral Avenue on the north side of Chicago. These bridges will be replaced and some existing railroad tracks will be relocated within the existing right-of-way. Final agency actions: Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; project-level air quality conformity, and Documented Categorical Exclusion. Supporting documentation: Documented Categorical Exclusion, dated September 2011. 3. Project name and location: Birmingham Intermodal Transfer Facility, Phase II, Birmingham, AL. Project sponsor: City of Birmingham. Project description: The project is to construct a new facility housing Amtrak and Greyhound stations and MAX (Metro Area Express, BirminghamJefferson County Transit Authority) public transportation offices in conjunction with the expanded MAX bus facility as an integrated, multimodal transportation center. Final agency actions: Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; project-level air quality conformity; and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), dated September 2011. Supporting documentation: Supplemental Environmental Assessment, September 2011. 4. Project name and location: South Sacramento Corridor Light Rail Project Phase 2 Extension Project Modifications, City of Sacramento, CA. Project sponsor: Sacramento Regional Transit District. Project description: The project extends light rail transit service approximately 4.3 miles south from the South Sacramento Corridor Light Rail Project Phase 1 terminus at Meadowview Road to Cosumnes River College. This finding is on modifications to the previously approved project resulting from refinements to the project’s design. Final agency actions: Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; projectlevel air quality conformity; and a Finding of No Significant Impact VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 (FONSI), dated October 2011. Supporting documentation: Final Environmental Assessment, dated September 2011. 5. Project name and location: Second Avenue Subway, New York, NY. Project sponsor: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Project description: The Second Avenue Subway project is the phased construction of a new 8.5-mile subway line under Second Avenue in Manhattan from 125th Street to Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan. It includes 16 new stations that will be accessible by persons with disabilities. FTA has agreed to partially fund the first phase of the project, which will run between 105th Street and 62nd Street and will connect to the existing F Line at 63rd Street. Various changes to Phase 1 of the project as well as final design of certain elements of Phase 1 of the project have been evaluated in a number of technical memoranda. Final agency actions: FTA determination that neither a supplemental environmental impact statement nor a supplemental environmental assessment is necessary. Supporting documentation: Technical Memorandum No. 9, assessing the design of one of two ancillary facilities related to the 96th Street Station, dated October 2011. 6. Project name and location: East Link Light Rail Transit Project, King County, WA. Project sponsor: Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit). Project description: The project extends the current light rail system an additional 18 miles from Downtown Seattle to Mercer Island and Bellevue along Interstate 90 (I–90), and then through Bellevue to Overlake and Redmond in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The project includes 12 stations, four park-and-ride lots, and supporting facilities. The project also includes storage tracks and facilities located just north of the Hospital Station to allow for overnight storage of vehicles and daily startup operations. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; regional and project-level air quality conformity; and Record of Decision, dated November 2011. Supporting documentation: East Link Final Environmental Impact Statement, dated July 2011. Issued on: November 21, 2011. Lucy Garliauskas, Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment, Washington, DC. [FR Doc. 2011–30366 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72747 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0154] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 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 a collection of information on nine Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and two regulations, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain description, instructions and safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner’s manual. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document 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, Rm. 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. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. You may call the Docket Management Facility at (202) 366–9826. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72748 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mr. Lou Molino, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43–311, NVS–112, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Lou Molino’s telephone number is (202) 366–1740. 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 proposed collections of information: (1) Title: Consolidated Vehicle Owner’s Manual Requirements for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment. OMB Control Number: 2127–0541. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals, households, business, other for-profit, not-for-profit, farms, Federal Government and state, local or Tribal government. Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30111 authorizes the issuance of Federal motor vehicle VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 safety standards (FMVSS) and regulations. The agency, in prescribing a FMVSS or regulation, considers available relevant motor vehicle safety data, and consults with other agencies, as it deems appropriate. Further, the statute mandates that in issuing any FMVSS or regulation, the agency considers whether the standard or regulation 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 a standard will contribute to carrying out the purpose of the Act. The Secretary is authorized to invoke such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out these requirements. Using this authority, the agency issued the following FMVSS and regulations, specifying that certain safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment appear in the vehicle owner’s manual to aid the agency in achieving many of its safety goals: FMVSS No. 108, ‘‘Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment,’’ FMVSS No. 110, ‘‘Tire selection and rims,’’ FMVSS No. 138, ‘‘Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems,’’ FMVSS No. 202, ‘‘Head restraints,’’ FMVSS No. 205, ‘‘Glazing materials,’’ FMVSS No. 208, ‘‘Occupant crash protection,’’ FMVSS No. 210, ‘‘Seat belt assembly anchorages,’’ FMVSS No. 226, ‘‘Ejection mitigation,’’ FMVSS No. 213, ‘‘Child restraint systems,’’ Part 575 Section 103, ‘‘Camper loading,’’ and Part 575 Section 105, ‘‘Utility vehicles.’’ This notice requests comments on the information collections of these FMVSS and regulations. Description of the need for the information and proposed use of the information: In order to ensure that manufacturers are complying with the FMVSS and regulations, NHTSA requires a number of information collections in FMVSS No. 108, 110, 138, 202, 205, 208, 210, 213 and 226, and Part 575 Sections 103 and 105. FMVSS No. 108, ‘‘Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.’’ This standard requires that certain lamps and reflective devices with certain performance levels be installed on motor vehicles to assure that the roadway is properly illuminated, that vehicles can be readily seen, and the signals can be transmitted to other drivers sharing the road, during day, night and inclement weather. Since the specific manner in which headlamp aim is to be performed is not regulated (only the performance of the device is), aiming devices manufactured or installed by different vehicle and headlamp manufacturers may work in PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 significantly different ways. As a consequence, to assure that headlamps can be correctly aimed, instructions for proper use must be part of the vehicle as a label, or optionally, in the vehicle owner’s manual. FMVSS No. 110, ‘‘Tire selection and rims.’’ This standard specifies requirements for tire selection to prevent tire overloading. The vehicle’s normal load and maximum load on the tire shall not be greater than applicable specified limits. The standard requires a permanently affixed vehicle placard specifying vehicle capacity weight, designated seating capacity, manufacturer recommended cold tire inflation pressure and manufacturer’s recommended tire size. The standard further specifies rim construction requirements, load limits of nonpneumatic spare tires, and labeling requirements for non-pneumatic spare tires, including a required placard. Owner’s manual information is required for ‘‘Use of Spare Tire.’’ FMVSS No. 110 requires additional owner’s manual information on the revised vehicle placard and tire information label, on revised tire labeling, and on tire safety and load limits and terminology. FMVSS No. 138, ‘‘Tire pressure monitoring systems.’’ This standard specifies requirements for a tire pressure monitoring system to warn the driver of an under-inflated tire condition. Its purpose is to reduce the likelihood of a vehicle crash resulting from tire failure due to operation in an under-inflated condition. The standard requires the Owner’s Manual to include specific information on the low pressure warning telltale and the malfunction indicator telltale. FMVSS No. 202, ‘‘Head restraints.’’ This standard specifies requirements for head restraints. The standard, which seeks to reduce whiplash injuries in rear collisions, currently requires head restraints for front outboard designated seating positions in passenger cars and in light multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. In a final rule published on December 14, 2004 (69 FR 74880), the standard requires that vehicle manufacturers include information in owner’s manuals for vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2008. The owner’s manual must clearly identify which seats are equipped with head restraints. If the head restraints are removable, the owner’s manual must provide instructions on how to remove the head restraint by a deliberate action distinct from any act necessary for adjustment, and how to reinstall head restraints. The owner’s manual must warn that all head restraints must be reinstalled to E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices properly protect vehicle occupants. Finally, the owner’s manual must describe, in an easily understandable format, the adjustment of the head restraints and/or seat back to achieve appropriate head restraint position relative to the occupant’s head. FMVSS No. 205, ‘‘Glazing materials.’’ This standard specifies requirement for all glazing material used in windshields, windows, and interior partitions of motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce the likelihood of lacerations and to minimize the possibility of occupants penetrating the windshield in a crash. More detailed information regarding the care and maintenance of such glazing items, as the glass-plastic windshield, is required to be placed in the vehicle owner’s manual. FMVSS No. 208, ‘‘Occupant crash protection.’’ This standard specifies requirements for both active and passive occupant crash protection systems for passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and small buses. Certain safety features, such as air bags, or the care and maintenance of air bag systems, are required to be explained to the owner by means of the owner’s manual. For example, the owner’s manual must describe the vehicle’s air bag system and provide precautionary information about the proper positioning of the occupants, including children. The owner’s manual must also warn that no objects, such as shotguns carried in police cars, should be placed over or near the air bag covers. FMVSS No. 210, ‘‘Seat belt assembly anchorages.’’ This standard specifies requirements for seat belt assembly anchorages to ensure effective occupant restraint and to reduce the likelihood of failure in a crash. The standard requires that manufacturers place the following information in the vehicle owner’s manual: a. An explanation that child restraints are designed to be secured by means of the vehicle’s seat belts, and, b. A statement alerting vehicle owners that children are always safer in the rear seat. FMVSS No. 213, ‘‘Child restraint systems.’’ This standard specifies requirements for child restraint systems and requires that manufacturers provide consumers with detailed information relating to child safety in air bag equipped vehicles. The vehicle owner’s manual must include information about the operation and do’s and don’ts of built-in child seats. FMVSS No. 226, ‘‘Ejection mitigation.’’ This standard establishes vehicle requirements intended to reduce the partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 rollover crashes. The standard applies to vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 4,536 kg or less. Written information must be provided with every vehicle describing any ejection mitigation countermeasure that deploys in the event of a rollover and a discussion of the readiness indicator specifying a list of the elements of the system being monitored by the indicator, a discussion of the purpose and location of the telltale, and instructions to the consumer on the steps to take if the telltale is illuminated. Part 575 Section 103, ‘‘Camper loading.’’ This regulation requires manufacturers of slide-in campers to affix to each camper a label that contains information relating to identification and proper loading of the camper and to provide more detailed loading information in the owner’s manual. This regulation also requires manufacturers of trucks that would accommodate slide-in campers to specify the cargo weight ratings and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity for the cargo weight rating should be located. Part 575 Section 105, ‘‘Vehicle rollover.’’ This regulation requires manufacturers of utility vehicles to alert utility vehicle drivers of the higher possibility of rollover compared to other vehicle types and to advise them of steps that can be taken to reduce the possibility of rollover and/or to reduce the likelihood of injury in a rollover. A statement is provided in the regulation, which manufacturers shall include in its entirety or equivalent form, in the Owner’s Manual. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,724 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. 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. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collections of information are 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 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72749 information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Public Participation How do I prepare and submit comments? Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket number of this document in your comments. Your comments must not be more than 15 pages long.1 We established this limit to encourage you to write your primary comments in a concise fashion. However, you may attach necessary additional documents to your comments. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. If you are submitting comments electronically as a PDF (Adobe) file, we ask that the documents submitted be scanned using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) process, thus allowing the agency to search and copy certain portions of your submissions.2 Please note that pursuant to the Data Quality Act, in order for substantive data to be relied upon and used by the agency, it must meet the information quality standards set forth in the OMB and DOT Data Quality Act guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to consult the guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB’s guidelines may be accessed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/fedreg/reproducible.html. DOT’s guidelines may be accessed at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/ DataQualityGuidelines.pdf. How can I be sure that my comments were received? If you submit your comments by mail and wish Docket Management to notify you upon its receipt of your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, Docket Management will return the postcard by mail. How do I submit confidential business information? If you wish to submit any information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information, to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, at the address given 1 See 49 CFR 553.21. character recognition (OCR) is the process of converting an image of text, such as a scanned paper document or electronic fax file, into computer-editable text. 2 Optical E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 72750 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. When you send a comment containing information claimed to be confidential business information, you should include a cover letter setting forth the information specified in our confidential business information regulation.3 In addition, you should submit a copy, from which you have deleted the claimed confidential business information, to the Docket by one of the methods set forth above. Will the agency consider late comments? We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above under DATES. To the extent possible, we will also consider comments received after that date. How can I read the comments submitted by other people? You may read the materials placed in the docket for this document (e.g., the comments submitted in response to this document by other interested persons) at any time by going to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. You may also read the materials at the Docket Management Facility by going to the street address given above under ADDRESSES. The Docket Management Facility is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: November 18, 2011. Lori K. Summers, Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2011–30391 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0151] Meeting Notice—Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Meeting notice. wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: NHTSA announces a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) to be held in the Washington, DC area. SUMMARY: 3 See 49 CFR 512. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 19, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Health Affairs at 1120 Vermont Avenue NW., 4th Floor Conference Room, Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Dawson, Director, Office of Emergency Medical Services, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI–140, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone number (202) 366–9966; Email Drew.Dawson@dot.gov. Required Registration Information: This meeting will be open to the public, however pre-registration is required to comply with security procedures. Picture I.D. must be provided to enter the DHS Building and it is suggested that visitors arrive 20–30 minutes early in order to facilitate entry. Members of the public wishing to attend must provide their name, affiliation, phone number, and email address to Noah Smith by email at Noah.Smith@dot.gov or by telephone at (202) 366–5030 no later than December 15, 2011, or they will not be allowed into the building. Please be aware that visitors to DHS are subject to search and must pass through a magnetometer. Weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden in the building unless authorized through the performance of the official duties of your employment (i.e. law enforcement officer). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 10202 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA– LU), Public Law 109–59, provides that the FICEMS consist of several officials from Federal agencies as well as a State emergency medical services director appointed by the Secretary of Transportation. SAFETEA–LU directs the Administrator of NHTSA, in cooperation with the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of the Preparedness Division, Directorate of Emergency Preparedness and Response of the Department of Homeland Security, to provide administrative support to the Interagency Committee, including scheduling meetings, setting agendas, keeping minutes and records, and producing reports. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This meeting of the FICEMS will focus on addressing the requirements of SAFETEA–LU and the opportunities for collaboration among the key Federal agencies involved in emergency medical services. The tentative agenda currently includes: • Discussion of Response to Recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board. Æ Update on Helicopter Emergency Medical Services recommendations. Æ Final response to the Mexican Hat, Utah Motorcoach Crash recommendations. • Reports and updates from Technical Working Group committees. • A discussion of FICEMS strategic planning initiatives. • Reports, updates, and recommendations from FICEMS members. • A public comment period. There will not be a call-in number provided for this FICEMS meeting, however minutes of the meeting will be available to the public online at http://www.ems.gov. Issued on: November 18, 2011. Jeffrey P. Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2011–30309 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2011– 0156] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on an extension of a currently approved collection. 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 which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2011-0154]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the 
requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 
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 a collection of information on nine Federal 
motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and two regulations, for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains 
to requirements that specify certain description, instructions and 
safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must 
appear in the vehicle owner's manual.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in 
the heading of this document 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, Rm. 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. Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    You may call the Docket Management Facility at (202) 366-9826.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the 
docket number of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for

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collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mr. Lou 
Molino, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43-311, NVS-112, 
Washington, DC 20590.
    Mr. Lou Molino's telephone number is (202) 366-1740. 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 proposed collections of information:
    (1) Title: Consolidated Vehicle Owner's Manual Requirements for 
Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0541.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the 
approval date.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, households, business, other for-
profit, not-for-profit, farms, Federal Government and state, local or 
Tribal government.
    Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30111 authorizes the issuance of Federal motor 
vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) and regulations. The agency, in 
prescribing a FMVSS or regulation, considers available relevant motor 
vehicle safety data, and consults with other agencies, as it deems 
appropriate. Further, the statute mandates that in issuing any FMVSS or 
regulation, the agency considers whether the standard or regulation 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 a standard will contribute to carrying 
out the purpose of the Act. The Secretary is authorized to invoke such 
rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out these 
requirements. Using this authority, the agency issued the following 
FMVSS and regulations, specifying that certain safety precautions 
regarding items of motor vehicle equipment appear in the vehicle 
owner's manual to aid the agency in achieving many of its safety goals: 
FMVSS No. 108, ``Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment,'' 
FMVSS No. 110, ``Tire selection and rims,'' FMVSS No. 138, ``Tire 
Pressure Monitoring Systems,'' FMVSS No. 202, ``Head restraints,'' 
FMVSS No. 205, ``Glazing materials,'' FMVSS No. 208, ``Occupant crash 
protection,'' FMVSS No. 210, ``Seat belt assembly anchorages,'' FMVSS 
No. 226, ``Ejection mitigation,'' FMVSS No. 213, ``Child restraint 
systems,'' Part 575 Section 103, ``Camper loading,'' and Part 575 
Section 105, ``Utility vehicles.'' This notice requests comments on the 
information collections of these FMVSS and regulations.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use of the 
information: In order to ensure that manufacturers are complying with 
the FMVSS and regulations, NHTSA requires a number of information 
collections in FMVSS No. 108, 110, 138, 202, 205, 208, 210, 213 and 
226, and Part 575 Sections 103 and 105.
    FMVSS No. 108, ``Lamps, reflective devices, and associated 
equipment.'' This standard requires that certain lamps and reflective 
devices with certain performance levels be installed on motor vehicles 
to assure that the roadway is properly illuminated, that vehicles can 
be readily seen, and the signals can be transmitted to other drivers 
sharing the road, during day, night and inclement weather. Since the 
specific manner in which headlamp aim is to be performed is not 
regulated (only the performance of the device is), aiming devices 
manufactured or installed by different vehicle and headlamp 
manufacturers may work in significantly different ways. As a 
consequence, to assure that headlamps can be correctly aimed, 
instructions for proper use must be part of the vehicle as a label, or 
optionally, in the vehicle owner's manual.
    FMVSS No. 110, ``Tire selection and rims.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for tire selection to prevent tire overloading. The 
vehicle's normal load and maximum load on the tire shall not be greater 
than applicable specified limits. The standard requires a permanently 
affixed vehicle placard specifying vehicle capacity weight, designated 
seating capacity, manufacturer recommended cold tire inflation pressure 
and manufacturer's recommended tire size. The standard further 
specifies rim construction requirements, load limits of non-pneumatic 
spare tires, and labeling requirements for non-pneumatic spare tires, 
including a required placard. Owner's manual information is required 
for ``Use of Spare Tire.'' FMVSS No. 110 requires additional owner's 
manual information on the revised vehicle placard and tire information 
label, on revised tire labeling, and on tire safety and load limits and 
terminology.
    FMVSS No. 138, ``Tire pressure monitoring systems.'' This standard 
specifies requirements for a tire pressure monitoring system to warn 
the driver of an under-inflated tire condition. Its purpose is to 
reduce the likelihood of a vehicle crash resulting from tire failure 
due to operation in an under-inflated condition. The standard requires 
the Owner's Manual to include specific information on the low pressure 
warning telltale and the malfunction indicator telltale.
    FMVSS No. 202, ``Head restraints.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for head restraints. The standard, which seeks to reduce 
whiplash injuries in rear collisions, currently requires head 
restraints for front outboard designated seating positions in passenger 
cars and in light multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. In 
a final rule published on December 14, 2004 (69 FR 74880), the standard 
requires that vehicle manufacturers include information in owner's 
manuals for vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2008. The 
owner's manual must clearly identify which seats are equipped with head 
restraints. If the head restraints are removable, the owner's manual 
must provide instructions on how to remove the head restraint by a 
deliberate action distinct from any act necessary for adjustment, and 
how to reinstall head restraints. The owner's manual must warn that all 
head restraints must be reinstalled to

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properly protect vehicle occupants. Finally, the owner's manual must 
describe, in an easily understandable format, the adjustment of the 
head restraints and/or seat back to achieve appropriate head restraint 
position relative to the occupant's head.
    FMVSS No. 205, ``Glazing materials.'' This standard specifies 
requirement for all glazing material used in windshields, windows, and 
interior partitions of motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce the 
likelihood of lacerations and to minimize the possibility of occupants 
penetrating the windshield in a crash. More detailed information 
regarding the care and maintenance of such glazing items, as the glass-
plastic windshield, is required to be placed in the vehicle owner's 
manual.
    FMVSS No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection.'' This standard 
specifies requirements for both active and passive occupant crash 
protection systems for passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, 
trucks and small buses. Certain safety features, such as air bags, or 
the care and maintenance of air bag systems, are required to be 
explained to the owner by means of the owner's manual. For example, the 
owner's manual must describe the vehicle's air bag system and provide 
precautionary information about the proper positioning of the 
occupants, including children. The owner's manual must also warn that 
no objects, such as shotguns carried in police cars, should be placed 
over or near the air bag covers.
    FMVSS No. 210, ``Seat belt assembly anchorages.'' This standard 
specifies requirements for seat belt assembly anchorages to ensure 
effective occupant restraint and to reduce the likelihood of failure in 
a crash. The standard requires that manufacturers place the following 
information in the vehicle owner's manual: a. An explanation that child 
restraints are designed to be secured by means of the vehicle's seat 
belts, and, b. A statement alerting vehicle owners that children are 
always safer in the rear seat.
    FMVSS No. 213, ``Child restraint systems.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for child restraint systems and requires that 
manufacturers provide consumers with detailed information relating to 
child safety in air bag equipped vehicles. The vehicle owner's manual 
must include information about the operation and do's and don'ts of 
built-in child seats.
    FMVSS No. 226, ``Ejection mitigation.'' This standard establishes 
vehicle requirements intended to reduce the partial and complete 
ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, 
particularly rollover crashes. The standard applies to vehicles with a 
gross vehicle weight rating of 4,536 kg or less. Written information 
must be provided with every vehicle describing any ejection mitigation 
countermeasure that deploys in the event of a rollover and a discussion 
of the readiness indicator specifying a list of the elements of the 
system being monitored by the indicator, a discussion of the purpose 
and location of the telltale, and instructions to the consumer on the 
steps to take if the telltale is illuminated.
    Part 575 Section 103, ``Camper loading.'' This regulation requires 
manufacturers of slide-in campers to affix to each camper a label that 
contains information relating to identification and proper loading of 
the camper and to provide more detailed loading information in the 
owner's manual. This regulation also requires manufacturers of trucks 
that would accommodate slide-in campers to specify the cargo weight 
ratings and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity 
for the cargo weight rating should be located.
    Part 575 Section 105, ``Vehicle rollover.'' This regulation 
requires manufacturers of utility vehicles to alert utility vehicle 
drivers of the higher possibility of rollover compared to other vehicle 
types and to advise them of steps that can be taken to reduce the 
possibility of rollover and/or to reduce the likelihood of injury in a 
rollover. A statement is provided in the regulation, which 
manufacturers shall include in its entirety or equivalent form, in the 
Owner's Manual.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,724 hours.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22.
    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.
    Comments are invited on:
    Whether the proposed collections of information are 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.

Public Participation

How do I prepare and submit comments?

    Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your 
comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket 
number of this document in your comments. Your comments must not be 
more than 15 pages long.\1\ We established this limit to encourage you 
to write your primary comments in a concise fashion. However, you may 
attach necessary additional documents to your comments. There is no 
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substantive data to be relied upon and used by the agency, it must meet 
the information quality standards set forth in the OMB and DOT Data 
Quality Act guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to consult the 
guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB's guidelines may be accessed 
at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg/reproducible.html. DOT's 
guidelines may be accessed at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit/DataQualityGuidelines.pdf.

How can I be sure that my comments were received?

    If you submit your comments by mail and wish Docket Management to 
notify you upon its receipt of your comments, enclose a self-addressed, 
stamped postcard in the envelope containing your comments. Upon 
receiving your comments, Docket Management will return the postcard by 
mail.

How do I submit confidential business information?

    If you wish to submit any information under a claim of 
confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete 
submission, including the information you claim to be confidential 
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containing information claimed to be confidential business information, 
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    In addition, you should submit a copy, from which you have deleted 
the claimed confidential business information, to the Docket by one of 
the methods set forth above.

Will the agency consider late comments?

    We will consider all comments received before the close of business 
on the comment closing date indicated above under DATES. To the extent 
possible, we will also consider comments received after that date.

How can I read the comments submitted by other people?

    You may read the materials placed in the docket for this document 
(e.g., the comments submitted in response to this document by other 
interested persons) at any time by going to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. You may also 
read the materials at the Docket Management Facility by going to the 
street address given above under ADDRESSES. The Docket Management 
Facility is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.50.

    Issued on: November 18, 2011.
Lori K. Summers,
Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2011-30391 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]
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