Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection, 74269-74270 [2012-30148]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways that the estimated annual burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued on: December 3, 2012. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2012–30143 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0313] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ‘‘Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection.’’ The information collected will be used to help regulate motor carriers transporting household goods (HHG) for individual shippers. DATES: Please send your comments by January 14, 2013. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2011–0313. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Office of the Secretary, srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 and sent via electronic mail to http:// www.regulations.gov or faxed to (202) 395–7245, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brodie Mack, Commercial Enforcement Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–8045; email brodie.mack@dot.gov. Title: Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection. OMB Control Number: 2126–0025. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: 6,000 household goods movers. Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to display assigned U.S. DOT number in created advertisement to 12.5 minutes to distribute consumer publication. Expiration Date: December 31, 2013. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,524,500 hours [Informational documents provided to prospective shippers at 43,500 hours + Written Cost estimates for prospective shippers at 4,620,000 hours + Service orders, bills of lading at 805,300 hours + In-transit service notifications at 22,600 hours + Complaint and inquiry records including establishing records system at 32,700 hours + Household Goods— Consumer Complaint Form MCSA–2P at 400 hours = 5,524,500]. Background: The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA) (Pub. L. 106–159, 113 Stat. 1749, December 9, 1999) authorized the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to regulate household goods carriers engaged in interstate operations for individual shippers. In earlier legislation, Congress abolished the former Interstate Commerce Commission and transferred the Commission’s jurisdiction over household goods transportation to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) (ICC Termination Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–88). Prior to FMCSA’s establishment, the Secretary delegated this household goods jurisdiction to the Federal Highway Administration, FMCSA’s predecessor organization within DOT. Sections 4202 through 4216 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74269 Aug. 10, 2005) (SAFETEA–LU) amended various provisions of existing law regarding household goods transportation. It specifically addressed: definitions (section 4202); payment of rates (section 4203); registration requirements for household goods motor carriers (section 4204); carrier operations (section 4205); enforcement of regulations (section 4206); liability of carriers under receipts and bills of lading (section 4207); arbitration requirements (section 4208); civil penalties for brokers and unauthorized transportation (section 4209); penalties for holding goods hostage (section 4210); consumer handbook (section 4211); release of broker information (section 4212); working group for Federal-State relations (section 4213); consumer complaint information (section 4214); review of liability of carriers (section 4215); and application of State laws (section 4216). The FMCSA regulations that set forth Federal requirements for movers that provide interstate transportation of household goods are found in 49 CFR part 375, ‘‘Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection Regulation.’’ On July 16, 2012, FMCSA published a Direct Final Rule (DFR) entitled, ‘‘Transportation of Household Goods in Interstate Commerce; Consumer Protection Regulations: Household Goods Motor Carrier Record Retention Requirements,’’ in the Federal Register (77 FR 41699). The rule amends the regulations governing the period during which HHG motor carriers must retain documentation of an individual shipper’s waiver of receipt of printed copies of consumer protection materials. This change harmonizes the retention period with other document retention requirements applicable to HHG motor carriers. FMCSA also amended the regulations to clarify that a HHG motor carrier is not required to retain waiver documentation from any individual shippers for whom the carrier does not actually provide services. The Agency did not receive any comments in response to the DFR. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The Agency will summarize or include your comments in E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 74270 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued on: December 7, 2012. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–30148 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0379] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The information collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers and property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to operate on public highways. SUMMARY: We must receive your comments on or before February 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2012–0379 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 see the Public Participation heading below. 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. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. 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 for the Federal Docket Management System published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http:// edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8794.pdf. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tura Gatling and Gerald Folsom, Ph.D., Office of Registration and Safety Information, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2405/2412; email tura.gatling@dot.gov and gerald.folsom@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for implementing regulations which establish minimal levels of financial responsibility for: (1) For-hire motor carriers of property to cover public liability, property damage and environment restoration, and (2) for-hire motor carriers of passengers to cover public liability and property damage. The Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Public Liability (Forms MCS–90/90B) and the Motor PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS–82/82B) contain the minimum amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the minimum levels of financial responsibility as set forth in applicable regulations (motor carriers of property— 49 CFR 387.9; and motor carrier of passengers—49 CFR 387.33). FMCSA and the public can verify that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the required minimum levels of financial responsibility, by use of the information enclosed within these documents. Title: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carrier of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property. OMB Control Number: 2126–0008. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Insurance and surety companies of motor carriers of property (Forms MCS–90 and MCS–82) and motor carriers of passengers (Forms MCS–90B and MCS–82B). Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,074. Estimated Time per Response: The FMCSA estimates it takes two minutes to complete the Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurances for Public Liability or three minutes for the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond; and one minute to place either document on board the vehicle (foreigndomiciled motor carriers only) [49 CFR 387.7(f)]. These endorsements are maintained at the motor carrier’s principal place of business [49 CFR 387.7 (iii) (d)]. Expiration Date: March 31, 2013. Frequency of Response: Upon creation, change or replacement of an insurance policy or surety bond. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,480 hours [(3,874 annual burden hours for Form MCS–90B, Form MCS– 90, Form MCS–82B and Form MCS–82) + (606 annual burden hours for placing legible copies of the carrier’s Insurance Endorsements or Surety Bonds in the cabs of all vehicles operated in the United States) = 4,480]. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 240 (Thursday, December 13, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30148]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0313]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Transportation of 
Household Goods; Consumer Protection

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request 
(ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
its review and approval. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR 
entitled, ``Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection.'' 
The information collected will be used to help regulate motor carriers 
transporting household goods (HHG) for individual shippers.

DATES: Please send your comments by January 14, 2013. OMB must receive 
your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR.

ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2011-0313. Interested persons are 
invited to submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention 
of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Office of the 
Secretary, and sent via electronic mail to http://www.regulations.gov 
or faxed to (202) 395-7245, or mailed to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, 
Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brodie Mack, Commercial 
Enforcement Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West 
Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Telephone: 202-366-8045; email brodie.mack@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0025.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: 6,000 household goods movers.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to display 
assigned U.S. DOT number in created advertisement to 12.5 minutes to 
distribute consumer publication.
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2013.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,524,500 hours [Informational 
documents provided to prospective shippers at 43,500 hours + Written 
Cost estimates for prospective shippers at 4,620,000 hours + Service 
orders, bills of lading at 805,300 hours + In-transit service 
notifications at 22,600 hours + Complaint and inquiry records including 
establishing records system at 32,700 hours + Household Goods--Consumer 
Complaint Form MCSA-2P at 400 hours = 5,524,500].
    Background: The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 
(MCSIA) (Pub. L. 106-159, 113 Stat. 1749, December 9, 1999) authorized 
the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to regulate household goods 
carriers engaged in interstate operations for individual shippers. In 
earlier legislation, Congress abolished the former Interstate Commerce 
Commission and transferred the Commission's jurisdiction over household 
goods transportation to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 
(ICC Termination Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-88). Prior to FMCSA's 
establishment, the Secretary delegated this household goods 
jurisdiction to the Federal Highway Administration, FMCSA's predecessor 
organization within DOT.
    Sections 4202 through 4216 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (Pub. L. 109-
59, 119 Stat. 1144, Aug. 10, 2005) (SAFETEA-LU) amended various 
provisions of existing law regarding household goods transportation. It 
specifically addressed: definitions (section 4202); payment of rates 
(section 4203); registration requirements for household goods motor 
carriers (section 4204); carrier operations (section 4205); enforcement 
of regulations (section 4206); liability of carriers under receipts and 
bills of lading (section 4207); arbitration requirements (section 
4208); civil penalties for brokers and unauthorized transportation 
(section 4209); penalties for holding goods hostage (section 4210); 
consumer handbook (section 4211); release of broker information 
(section 4212); working group for Federal-State relations (section 
4213); consumer complaint information (section 4214); review of 
liability of carriers (section 4215); and application of State laws 
(section 4216). The FMCSA regulations that set forth Federal 
requirements for movers that provide interstate transportation of 
household goods are found in 49 CFR part 375, ``Transportation of 
Household Goods; Consumer Protection Regulation.'' On July 16, 2012, 
FMCSA published a Direct Final Rule (DFR) entitled, ``Transportation of 
Household Goods in Interstate Commerce; Consumer Protection 
Regulations: Household Goods Motor Carrier Record Retention 
Requirements,'' in the Federal Register (77 FR 41699). The rule amends 
the regulations governing the period during which HHG motor carriers 
must retain documentation of an individual shipper's waiver of receipt 
of printed copies of consumer protection materials. This change 
harmonizes the retention period with other document retention 
requirements applicable to HHG motor carriers. FMCSA also amended the 
regulations to clarify that a HHG motor carrier is not required to 
retain waiver documentation from any individual shippers for whom the 
carrier does not actually provide services. The Agency did not receive 
any comments in response to the DFR.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA's functions; (2) 
the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the 
quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The Agency will summarize or include your 
comments in

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the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

    Issued on: December 7, 2012.
Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-30148 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]
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