Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment, 82038-82039 [2011-33473]

Download as PDF 82038 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2011 / Notices Abstract: Part 241 requires, in the absence of a waiver, that all dispatching of railroad operations that occurs in the United States be performed in this country, with a minor exception. A railroad is allowed to conduct extraterritorial dispatching from Mexico or Canada in emergency situations, but only for the duration of the emergency. A railroad relying on the exception must provide written notification of its action to the FRA Regional Administrator of each FRA region in which the railroad operation occurs; such notification is not required before addressing the emergency situation. The information collected under this rule will be used as part of FRA’s oversight function to ensure that extraterritorial dispatchers comply with applicable safety regulations. Form Number(s): N/A. Total Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 8 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oirasubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 22, 2011. Michael Logue, Acting Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–33352 Filed 12–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Dec 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on June 13, 2011 (Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 113/pp. 34290– 34291). SUMMARY: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on or before January 30, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Block at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), W46–499, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Block’s phone number is (202) 366– 6401 and his email address is alan.block@dot.gov DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2127-New. Title: The National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors. Form No.: NHTSA Form 1148. Type of Review: Regular. Respondents: Telephone interviews will be administered to a national sample of people 16 and older who have access to a residential landline and/or a personal cell phone. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15 pre-test respondents and 9,000 survey respondents. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes per interview. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,005 hours. Frequency of Collection: The survey will be administered a single time. Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposes to collect information from the public to ascertain the scope and magnitude of bicycle and pedestrian activity and the public’s behavior and attitudes regarding bicycling and walking. A national telephone survey will be administered to 9,000 randomly selected respondents drawn from all 50 States and the District of Columbia. The national survey will be preceded by a pretest administered to 15 respondents. The survey will ask about the characteristics of bicycling and walking trips, conspicuity, community design for bicycling and walking, bicycle helmet use, and general opinions about bicycling and walking. Interview length will average 20 minutes. NHTSA will use the findings from this proposed collection of information to assist States, localities, and communities in developing and refining bicycling and walking safety programs. In conducting the proposed telephone interviews, the interviewers would use computer-assisted telephone interviewing to reduce interview length and minimize recording errors. No personally identifiable information will be collected during the telephone interviews. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: (202) 395–5806. Comments Are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department of Transportation, 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. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2011 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on December 23, 2011. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2011–33473 Filed 12–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0182; Notice 1] Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2000–2003 Kawasaki ZR750 Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that nonconforming 2000–2003 Kawasaki ZR750 motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above and be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Instructions: Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Dec 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). How to Read Comments submitted to the Docket: You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the address and times given above. You may also view the documents from the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number and title of this notice are shown at the heading of this document notice. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically search the Docket for new material. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202) 366–5308. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle originally manufactured for sale in the United States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same model year as the model of the motor vehicle to be compared, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS. Petitions for eligibility decisions may be submitted by either manufacturers or importers who have registered with NHTSA pursuant to 49 CFR Part 592. As specified in 49 CFR 593.7, NHTSA publishes notice in the Federal Register of each petition that it receives, and affords interested persons an PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 82039 opportunity to comment on the petition. At the close of the comment period, NHTSA decides, on the basis of the petition and any comments that it has received, whether the vehicle is eligible for importation. The agency then publishes this decision in the Federal Register. US SPECS, LLC (‘‘US SPECS’’), of Havre de Grace, Maryland (Registered Importer 03–321) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether non-U.S. certified 2000–2003 Kawasaki ZR750 motorcycles are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles that US SPECS believes are substantially similar are 2000–2003 Kawasaki ZR750 motorcycles that were manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner claims that it carefully compared non-U.S. certified 2000–2003 Kawasaki ZR750 motorcycles to their U.S. certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. US SPECS submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified 2000–2003 Kawasaki ZR750 motorcycles, as originally manufactured, conform to many FMVSS in the same manner as their U.S. certified counterparts, or are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards. Specifically, the petitioner claims that non-U.S. certified 2000–2003 Kawasaki ZR750 motorcycles are identical to their U.S. certified counterparts with respect to compliance with Standard Nos. 106 Brake Hoses, 116 Brake Fluid, 119 New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles other than Passenger Cars, and 122 Motorcycle Brake Systems. The petitioner further contends that the vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated below: Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Installation of the following U.S.certified components on vehicles not already so equipped: (a) Headlamp; (b) front and rear side-mounted reflex reflectors; (c) rear-mounted reflex reflector; and (d) rear turn signal lamps. Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Inspection of all vehicles, and installation of U.S.-model mirrors on vehicles that are not already so equipped. Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and Rims for Vehicles other than Passenger Cars: Installation of a tire information placard. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-33473]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment

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

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments 
on the following information collection was published on June 13, 2011 
(Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 113/pp. 34290-34291).

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
or before January 30, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Block at the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research 
(NTI-131), W46-499, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Block's phone number is (202) 
366-6401 and his email address is alan.block@dot.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 2127-New.
    Title: The National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes, 
Knowledge, and Behaviors.
    Form No.: NHTSA Form 1148.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Respondents: Telephone interviews will be administered to a 
national sample of people 16 and older who have access to a residential 
landline and/or a personal cell phone.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15 pre-test respondents and 9,000 
survey respondents.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes per interview.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,005 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: The survey will be administered a single 
time.
    Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA) proposes to collect information from the public to ascertain 
the scope and magnitude of bicycle and pedestrian activity and the 
public's behavior and attitudes regarding bicycling and walking. A 
national telephone survey will be administered to 9,000 randomly 
selected respondents drawn from all 50 States and the District of 
Columbia. The national survey will be preceded by a pretest 
administered to 15 respondents. The survey will ask about the 
characteristics of bicycling and walking trips, conspicuity, community 
design for bicycling and walking, bicycle helmet use, and general 
opinions about bicycling and walking. Interview length will average 20 
minutes. NHTSA will use the findings from this proposed collection of 
information to assist States, localities, and communities in developing 
and refining bicycling and walking safety programs.
    In conducting the proposed telephone interviews, the interviewers 
would use computer-assisted telephone interviewing to reduce interview 
length and minimize recording errors. No personally identifiable 
information will be collected during the telephone interviews.
ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by 
email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: (202) 395-5806.
    Comments Are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department of Transportation, 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. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this 
notice.

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


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 23, 2011.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-33473 Filed 12-28-11; 8:45 am]
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