Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 31910-31912 [2012-13070]

Download as PDF 31910 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2012–0029] Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on March 19, 2012, 77 FR 16115. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before June 29, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Pyne, Office of Rulemaking (NVS–123), Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–4171. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 49 CFR 571.403, Platform lift systems for motor vehicles and 49 CFR 571.404, Platform lift installations in motor vehicles. OMB Control Number: 2127–0621. Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved information collection. DATES: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Abstract FMVSS No. 403, Platform lift systems for motor vehicles, establishes minimum performance standards for platform lifts designed for installation on motor vehicles. Its purpose is to prevent injuries and fatalities to passengers and bystanders during the operation of platform lifts that assist wheelchair users and other persons with limited mobility in entering and leaving a vehicle. FMVSS No. 404, Platform lift installations in motor vehicles, places specific requirements on vehicle manufacturers or alterers who install platform lifts in new vehicles. Under these regulations, lift manufacturers must certify that their lifts meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 403 and must declare the certification on the owner’s manual insert, the installation instructions and the lift operating VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 May 29, 2012 Jkt 226001 instruction label. Certification of compliance with FMVSS No. 404 is on the certification label already required of vehicle manufacturers and alterers under 49 CFR part 567. Therefore, lift manufacturers must produce an insert that is placed in the vehicle owner’s manual, installation instructions and one or two labels that are placed near the controls of the lift. The requirements and our estimates of burden and cost to the lift manufacturers are given below. There is no burden to the general public. Respondents: Platform lift manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers/alterers that install platform lifts in new motor vehicles before first vehicle sale. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Total Annual Burden Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce an insert for the vehicle owner’s manual stating the lift’s platform operating volume, maintenance schedule, and instructions regarding the lift operating procedures: —10 manufacturers × 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year. Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce lift installation instructions identifying the vehicles on which the lift is designed to be installed: —10 manufacturers × 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year. Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce two labels for operating and backup lift operation: —10 manufacturers × 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year. Estimated burden to lift manufacturers to produce two labels for operating and backup lift operation: —10 manufacturers × 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hrs. per year. Estimated cost to lift manufacturers to produce: —Label for operating instructions— 27,398 lifts × $0.13 per label = $3,561.74. —Label for backup operations—27,398 lifts × $0.13 per label = $3,561.74. —Owner’s manual insert—27,398 lifts × $0.04 per page × 1 page = $1,095.92. —Installation instructions—27,398 lifts × $0.04 per page × 1 page = $1,095.92. Note: Although lift installation instructions are considerably more than one page, lift manufacturers already provide lift installation instructions in the normal course of business and one additional page should be adequate to allow the inclusion of FMVSS specific information. Total estimated annual cost = $9,315.32. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total estimated hour burden per year = 144 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: May 24, 2012. Nathaniel Beuse, Director, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards. [FR Doc. 2012–13068 Filed 5–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0022] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on a proposed collection of information. AGENCY: This notice solicits public comments on the requirements for the collection of information on a safety standard. 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 with respect to the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2012 / Notices phase-in of the upgraded requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 216, ‘‘Roof crush resistance,’’ for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by the DOT Docket ID Number above) 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., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. You may call the Docket at (202) 366–9324. Please identify the proposed collection of information for which a comment is provided, by referencing its OMB clearance number. It is requested, but not required, that two copies of the comment be provided. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mr. Louis N. Molino, U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Room W43– 311, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Molino’s telephone number is (202) 366–1740 and fax number is (202) 493–2990. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 May 29, 2012 Jkt 226001 Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before a proposed collection of information is submitted to OMB for approval, Federal agencies 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 collection of information: Title: Roof Crush Resistance Phase-in Reporting Requirements—Part 585. OMB Control Number: 2127–NEW. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date. Type of Request: New collection of information. Affected Public: Businesses. Summary of the Collection of Information: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31911 The Secretary is authorized to invoke such rules and regulations, as deemed necessary to carry out these requirements. Using this authority, on May 12, 2009, the agency published a final rule (74 FR 22348) upgrading the requirements of FMVSS No. 216, ‘‘Roof crush resistance.’’ The final rule contained a collection of information because of the proposed phase-in reporting requirements. The collection of information requires manufacturers of passenger cars and of trucks, buses and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 2,722 kilograms (6,000 pounds) or less, to annually submit a report, and maintain records related to the report, concerning the number of such vehicles that meet the upgraded test requirements of FMVSS No. 216 during the three year phase-in of those requirements. The purpose of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements is to assist the agency in determining whether a manufacturer of vehicles has complied with the requirements during the phase-in period. This notice requests comments on the phase-in reporting requirements of FMVSS No. 216. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): NHTSA estimates that there are 21 manufacturers of passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 2,722 kilograms (6,000 pounds) or less. During the phase-in reporting period, this information collection requires a simple written report on the respondent’s annual vehicle production and the percent of that production meeting the new two-sided quasi-static test requirements of FMVSS No. 216. There is no burden to the general public. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information: NHTSA estimates that the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden resulting from the collection of information is 1,260 hours and estimates that the total annual cost burden, in U.S. dollars, will be $44,100. No additional resources will be expended by vehicle manufacturers to gather annual production information because they already compile this data for their own use. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 31912 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2012 / Notices 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. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: May 24, 2012. Nathaniel Beuse, Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2012–13070 Filed 5–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning arbitrage restrictions on tax-exempt bonds. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 30, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of regulations should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622–6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Arbitrage Restrictions on TaxExempt Bonds. OMB Number: 1545–1347. Regulation Project Numbers: FI–36– 92; FI–7–94. Abstract: Section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code requires issuers of tax- srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 May 29, 2012 Jkt 226001 exempt bonds to rebate certain arbitrage profits earned on nonpurpose investments acquired with the bond proceeds. Under FI–36–92, issuers are required to file a Form 8038–T and remit the rebate. Issuers are also required to keep records of certain interest rate hedges so that the hedges are taken into account in determining arbitrage profits. Under FI–7–94, the scope of interest rate hedging transactions covered by the arbitrage regulations was broadened by requiring that hedges entered into prior to the sale date of the bonds are covered as well. Current Actions: There is no change to these existing regulations. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,100. Estimated Time per Respondent: 14 hr., 34 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,050. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Approved: May 22, 2012. Allan Hopkins, Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2012–12988 Filed 5–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 712 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 712, Life Insurance Statement. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 30, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Allan Hopkins at (202) 622–6665, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224 or through the Internet at Allan.M. Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Life Insurance Statement. OMB Number: 1545–0022. Form Number: 712. Abstract: Form 712 provides taxpayers and the IRS with information to determine if insurance on the decedent’s life is includible in the gross estate and to determine the value of the policy for estate and gift tax purposes. The tax is based on the value of the life insurance policy. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to Form 712 at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 60,000. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0022]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

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

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SUMMARY: This notice solicits public comments on the requirements for 
the collection of information on a safety standard. 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 with respect to 
the

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phase-in of the upgraded requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety 
Standard No. 216, ``Roof crush resistance,'' for which NHTSA intends to 
seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by the DOT Docket ID 
Number above) 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., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.

Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the 
docket number of this document. You may call the Docket at (202) 366-
9324. Please identify the proposed collection of information for which 
a comment is provided, by referencing its OMB clearance number. It is 
requested, but not required, that two copies of the comment be 
provided.
    Note that all comments received will be posted without change to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the street 
address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for 
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mr. Louis 
N. Molino, U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Room W43-311, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Molino's telephone 
number is (202) 366-1740 and fax number is (202) 493-2990.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before a proposed collection of information is submitted to OMB for 
approval, Federal agencies 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 collection of information:
    Title: Roof Crush Resistance Phase-in Reporting Requirements--Part 
585.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-NEW.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the 
approval date.
    Type of Request: New collection of information.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: 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, on May 12, 2009, the agency published a final rule (74 FR 
22348) upgrading the requirements of FMVSS No. 216, ``Roof crush 
resistance.'' The final rule contained a collection of information 
because of the proposed phase-in reporting requirements. The collection 
of information requires manufacturers of passenger cars and of trucks, 
buses and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight 
rating (GVWR) of 2,722 kilograms (6,000 pounds) or less, to annually 
submit a report, and maintain records related to the report, concerning 
the number of such vehicles that meet the upgraded test requirements of 
FMVSS No. 216 during the three year phase-in of those requirements. The 
purpose of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements is to assist 
the agency in determining whether a manufacturer of vehicles has 
complied with the requirements during the phase-in period.
    This notice requests comments on the phase-in reporting 
requirements of FMVSS No. 216.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): 
NHTSA estimates that there are 21 manufacturers of passenger cars, 
multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 2,722 
kilograms (6,000 pounds) or less. During the phase-in reporting period, 
this information collection requires a simple written report on the 
respondent's annual vehicle production and the percent of that 
production meeting the new two-sided quasi-static test requirements of 
FMVSS No. 216. There is no burden to the general public.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information: NHTSA estimates that the 
total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden resulting from the 
collection of information is 1,260 hours and estimates that the total 
annual cost burden, in U.S. dollars, will be $44,100. No additional 
resources will be expended by vehicle manufacturers to gather annual 
production information because they already compile this data for their 
own use.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of

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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.

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

    Issued on: May 24, 2012.
Nathaniel Beuse,
Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
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