Request for Comments on a Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Automotive Fuel Economy Reports, 55898 [2012-22322]

Download as PDF 55898 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0059] Request for Comments on a Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Automotive Fuel Economy Reports Notice and request for comments. ACTION: 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 May 18, 2012 (77 FR 29751). No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 11, 2012. 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: Title: 49 CFR Part 537, Automotive Fuel Economy Reports. OMB Control Number: 2127–0019. Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Abstract: 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 32907(a) requires a manufacturer to submit reports to the Secretary of Transportation on whether a manufacturer will comply with an applicable average fuel economy standard under 49 U.S.C. 32902 of this title for the model year for which the report is made, the actions a manufacturer has taken or intends to take to comply with the standard, and other information the Secretary requires by regulation. Under 49 CFR Part 537, NHTSA also requires manufacturers to provide data on vehicle footprint so that the agency can determine a manufacturer’s required fuel economy level and its compliance with that level. The information collected provides the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with advance indication whether automotive manufacturers expect to comply with srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:10 Sep 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 the applicable average fuel economy standards; furnishes NHTSA with the necessary information to prepare its annual update on the Automotive Fuel Economy Program; aids NHTSA in responding to general requests concerning automotive fuel economy; and supplies NHTSA with detailed and current technical and economic information that will be used to evaluate possible future average fuel economy standards. Affected Public: Automobile manufacturers. Number of Respondents: Thirty. Number of Responses: Fifty-four; some manufacturers have multiple fleets and 49 CFR Part 537 requires a separate report for each fleet. Total Annual Burden Hours: Thirty automotive manufacturers must comply with 49 CFR 537. For each current model year, each manufacturer is required to submit semi-annual reports: a pre-model year report and a midmodel year report. The pre-model year report must be submitted during the month of December, and the mid-model year report must be submitted during the month of July. The total number of responses submitted by automotive manufacturers is 54. We currently have a clearance for 2,339 hours based on reports being received from 22 manufacturers. Including the 8 additional manufacturers results in an additional reporting burden of 850 hours. Adding that burden to the existing burden of 2,339 hours results in a total of 3,189 hours. Frequency of Collection: A pre-model report and a mid-model report are required to be submitted by manufacturers once per model year for each applicable fleet (domestic passenger car, imported passenger car, light trucks). ADDRESSES: Please 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 PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: September 5, 2012. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2012–22322 Filed 9–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 338X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Beaufort County, NC Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F–Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 0.76 miles of rail line between milepost WL 25.94 (at the line’s crossing of Highway 306) and milepost WL 26.70, in Aurora, Beaufort County, NC. 1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 27806. NSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. 1 NSR states that it does not own the right-of-way (ROW) underlying the line. It seeks this abandonment at the behest of the ROW owner, PCS Phosphate, which wants to use the land for its own industrial purposes. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0059]


Request for Comments on a Renewal of a Previously Approved 
Information Collection: Automotive Fuel Economy Reports

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 May 
18, 2012 (77 FR 29751). No comments were received.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 11, 2012.

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: 
    Title: 49 CFR Part 537, Automotive Fuel Economy Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0019.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 32907(a) requires a 
manufacturer to submit reports to the Secretary of Transportation on 
whether a manufacturer will comply with an applicable average fuel 
economy standard under 49 U.S.C. 32902 of this title for the model year 
for which the report is made, the actions a manufacturer has taken or 
intends to take to comply with the standard, and other information the 
Secretary requires by regulation. Under 49 CFR Part 537, NHTSA also 
requires manufacturers to provide data on vehicle footprint so that the 
agency can determine a manufacturer's required fuel economy level and 
its compliance with that level. The information collected provides the 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with advance 
indication whether automotive manufacturers expect to comply with the 
applicable average fuel economy standards; furnishes NHTSA with the 
necessary information to prepare its annual update on the Automotive 
Fuel Economy Program; aids NHTSA in responding to general requests 
concerning automotive fuel economy; and supplies NHTSA with detailed 
and current technical and economic information that will be used to 
evaluate possible future average fuel economy standards.
    Affected Public: Automobile manufacturers.
    Number of Respondents: Thirty.
    Number of Responses: Fifty-four; some manufacturers have multiple 
fleets and 49 CFR Part 537 requires a separate report for each fleet.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: Thirty automotive manufacturers must 
comply with 49 CFR 537. For each current model year, each manufacturer 
is required to submit semi-annual reports: a pre-model year report and 
a mid-model year report. The pre-model year report must be submitted 
during the month of December, and the mid-model year report must be 
submitted during the month of July. The total number of responses 
submitted by automotive manufacturers is 54. We currently have a 
clearance for 2,339 hours based on reports being received from 22 
manufacturers. Including the 8 additional manufacturers results in an 
additional reporting burden of 850 hours. Adding that burden to the 
existing burden of 2,339 hours results in a total of 3,189 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: A pre-model report and a mid-model report 
are required to be submitted by manufacturers once per model year for 
each applicable fleet (domestic passenger car, imported passenger car, 
light trucks).

ADDRESSES: Please 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: September 5, 2012.
Christopher J. Bonanti,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-22322 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]
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