Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Production Plan Reports, 35110-35111 [2012-14213]

Download as PDF 35110 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2012 / Notices this order demonstrates the individual’s unfitness for safety-sensitive service may be removed from safety-sensitive service on the railroad under 49 U.S.C. 20111. If appropriate, FRA may pursue criminal penalties under 49 U.S.C. 522(a) and 49 U.S.C. 21311(a), as well as 18 U.S.C. 1001, for the knowing and willful falsification of a report required by this order. FRA may, through the Attorney General, also seek injunctive relief to enforce this order. 49 U.S.C. 20112. Effective Date and Notice to Affected Persons This Emergency Order shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. C.S.T. on June 7, 2012, and apply to all operations of trains or vehicles on or after that time. Notice of this Emergency Order will be provided by publishing it in the Federal Register. Copies of this Emergency Order will be sent by mail or email prior to publication to the Gulf, Colorado & San Saba Railway and the American Railroads Corporation. Review Opportunity for formal review of this Emergency Order will be provided in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 20104(b) and section 554 of title 5 of the United States Code. Administrative procedures governing such review are found at 49 CFR part 211. See 49 CFR 211.47, 211.71, 211.73, 211.75, and 211.77. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2012. Joseph C. Szabo, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–14239 Filed 6–7–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0071] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Production Plan Reports National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a renewal of an information collection. The collection involves vehicle manufacturers submitting updated future product plans, as well as production data srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jun 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 through the recent past, including data about engines and transmissions for model year (MY) 2012 through MY 2025 passenger cars and light trucks and the assumptions underlying those plans. The information to be collected will be used to assist NHTSA with the setting of future fuel economy standards for light duty vehicles. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. NHTSA– 2012–0071] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1 (202) 493–2251 • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth R. Katz, Fuel Economy Division, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NVS–132, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Phone: (202) 366–4936. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2127–0655. Title: 49 CFR Parts 531 and 533 Passenger Car Average Fuel Economy Standards—Model Years 2016–2025; Light Truck Average Fuel Economy Standards—Model Years 2016–2025; Production Plan Data. Type of Review: Extension of existing collection. Background: In this collection of information, NHTSA is requesting updated future product plans from vehicle manufacturers, as well as production data through the recent past, including data about engines and transmissions for model year MY 2012 through MY 2025 passenger cars and light trucks and the assumptions underlying those plans. NHTSA requests information for MYs 2012–2025 to aid NHTSA in developing a realistic forecast of the MY 2016–2025 vehicle market. Information regarding earlier model years may help the agency to better account for cumulative effects such as volume-and time-based reductions in costs, and also may help to reveal product mix and technology application trends during model years PO 00000 Frm 00178 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for which the agency is currently receiving actual corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) compliance data. Information regarding later model years helps the agency gain a better understanding of how manufacturers’ plans through MY 2025 relate to their longer-term expectations regarding Energy Independence and Security Act requirements, market trends, and prospects for more advanced technologies. NHTSA will also consider information from model years before and after MYs 2016–2025 when reviewing manufacturers’ planned schedules for redesigning and freshening their products, in order to examine how manufacturers anticipate tying technology introduction to product design schedules. In addition, the agency is requesting information regarding manufacturers’ estimates of the future vehicle population, and fuel economy improvements and incremental costs attributed to this notice. Respondents: Automobile manufacturers. Estimated Number of Respondents: Thirty. Estimated Number of Responses: Thirty. Estimated Total Annual Burden: Reports are requested from each of the thirty automotive manufacturers. For each manufacturer who supplies product plan reports, NHTSA has made available a product plan template, which can be found at: http://www. nhtsa.gov/Laws+&+Regulations/CAFE++Fuel+Economy/Current+and+past+ product+plan+requests. NHTSA currently has a clearance for 16,000 hours, based on reports being received from 22 manufacturers. Including reports from eight additional manufacturers, most of which produce approximately 500 vehicles per year, results in an additional reporting burden of 500 hours. Adding that burden to the existing burden of 16,000, results in a total reporting burden of 16,500 hours. The information requested in the templates may change from request to request as new fuel economy technologies are implemented, which may increase the amount of information requested, and as older technologies are phased out, which may decrease the amount of information requested. Therefore, the time needed to complete the templates may vary for each product plan request. Although the reporting burden may not be precisely 16,500 hours for each specific product plan request, NHTSA believes that, based on prior experience, that this E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2012 / Notices burden is representative and accurate for the purposes of this clearance. Estimated Frequency: Manufacturer product plans are requested each time that NHTSA initiates a rulemaking for light-duty fuel economy standards. These standards may be issued for a one to five year time frame, thus manufacturers would be expected to provide these reports every one to five years. Recent NHTSA rulemakings have typically ranged between three and five years. NHTSA generally requests products plans prior to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking and prior to the issuance of a final rule. Since the gap between the two rules generally is less than a year, manufacturers would be expected to provide two reports for each rulemaking cycle. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Issued on: June 6, 2012. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2012–14213 Filed 6–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2012– 0069] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jun 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– 2012–0069] 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. Telephone: 1–800–647–5527. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this proposed collection of information. 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) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. 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 Timothy M. Pickrell, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W55–204, NVS– 421,Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Pickrell’s telephone number is (202) 366–2903. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. PO 00000 Frm 00179 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35111 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 5CFR 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: Title: The National Survey on the Use of Booster Seats. OMB Control Number: 2127–0644. Affected Public: Motorists in passenger vehicles at gas stations, fast food restaurants, and other types of sites frequented by children during the time in which the survey is conducted. Form Number: NHTSA Form 1010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract The National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats is being conducted to respond to the Section 14(i) of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act of 2000. The act directs the Department of Transportation to reduce the deaths and injuries among children in the 4 to 8 year old age group that are caused by failure to use a booster seat by 25%. Conducting the National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats provides the Department with invaluable information on who is and is not using booster seats, helping the Department better direct its outreach programs to ensure that children are E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0071]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Production Plan Reports

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments 
about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval for a renewal of an information collection. The 
collection involves vehicle manufacturers submitting updated future 
product plans, as well as production data through the recent past, 
including data about engines and transmissions for model year (MY) 2012 
through MY 2025 passenger cars and light trucks and the assumptions 
underlying those plans.
    The information to be collected will be used to assist NHTSA with 
the setting of future fuel economy standards for light duty vehicles. 
We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. NHTSA-
2012-0071] through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1 (202) 493-2251
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth R. Katz, Fuel Economy 
Division, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer 
Programs, NVS-132, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590. Phone: (202) 366-4936.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0655.
    Title: 49 CFR Parts 531 and 533 Passenger Car Average Fuel Economy 
Standards--Model Years 2016-2025; Light Truck Average Fuel Economy 
Standards--Model Years 2016-2025; Production Plan Data.
    Type of Review: Extension of existing collection.
    Background: In this collection of information, NHTSA is requesting 
updated future product plans from vehicle manufacturers, as well as 
production data through the recent past, including data about engines 
and transmissions for model year MY 2012 through MY 2025 passenger cars 
and light trucks and the assumptions underlying those plans.
    NHTSA requests information for MYs 2012-2025 to aid NHTSA in 
developing a realistic forecast of the MY 2016-2025 vehicle market. 
Information regarding earlier model years may help the agency to better 
account for cumulative effects such as volume-and time-based reductions 
in costs, and also may help to reveal product mix and technology 
application trends during model years for which the agency is currently 
receiving actual corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) compliance data. 
Information regarding later model years helps the agency gain a better 
understanding of how manufacturers' plans through MY 2025 relate to 
their longer-term expectations regarding Energy Independence and 
Security Act requirements, market trends, and prospects for more 
advanced technologies.
    NHTSA will also consider information from model years before and 
after MYs 2016-2025 when reviewing manufacturers' planned schedules for 
redesigning and freshening their products, in order to examine how 
manufacturers anticipate tying technology introduction to product 
design schedules. In addition, the agency is requesting information 
regarding manufacturers' estimates of the future vehicle population, 
and fuel economy improvements and incremental costs attributed to this 
notice.
    Respondents: Automobile manufacturers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Thirty.
    Estimated Number of Responses: Thirty.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: Reports are requested from each of 
the thirty automotive manufacturers. For each manufacturer who supplies 
product plan reports, NHTSA has made available a product plan template, 
which can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Laws+&+Regulations/CAFE+-
+Fuel+Economy/Current+and+past+product+plan+requests. NHTSA currently 
has a clearance for 16,000 hours, based on reports being received from 
22 manufacturers. Including reports from eight additional 
manufacturers, most of which produce approximately 500 vehicles per 
year, results in an additional reporting burden of 500 hours. Adding 
that burden to the existing burden of 16,000, results in a total 
reporting burden of 16,500 hours. The information requested in the 
templates may change from request to request as new fuel economy 
technologies are implemented, which may increase the amount of 
information requested, and as older technologies are phased out, which 
may decrease the amount of information requested. Therefore, the time 
needed to complete the templates may vary for each product plan 
request. Although the reporting burden may not be precisely 16,500 
hours for each specific product plan request, NHTSA believes that, 
based on prior experience, that this

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burden is representative and accurate for the purposes of this 
clearance.
    Estimated Frequency: Manufacturer product plans are requested each 
time that NHTSA initiates a rulemaking for light-duty fuel economy 
standards. These standards may be issued for a one to five year time 
frame, thus manufacturers would be expected to provide these reports 
every one to five years. Recent NHTSA rulemakings have typically ranged 
between three and five years. NHTSA generally requests products plans 
prior to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking and prior to the 
issuance of a final rule. Since the gap between the two rules generally 
is less than a year, manufacturers would be expected to provide two 
reports for each rulemaking cycle.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the Department's 
performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the 
Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 
without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency 
will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48.

    Issued on: June 6, 2012.
Christopher J. Bonanti,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-14213 Filed 6-11-12; 8:45 am]
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