Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers, 68136-68137 [2013-27115]

Download as PDF 68136 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices transportation needs in the corridor. Section 404 Permit may be required from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers under the Clean Water Act. In addition, Caltrans will coordinate with U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service under Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act and request and receive species lists, prepare the biological assessment, and conduct the formal consultation. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, Participating Agencies, local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. Public Scoping meetings will be held in the early part of 2014. The public outreach/ information program will continue throughout the environmental document phase for the proposed project. In addition, a public hearing will be held. 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[FR Doc. 2013–26948 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0348] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR titled ‘‘Practices of Household Brokers’’ to no longer include one-time costs previously incurred by brokers to come into compliance with 49 CFR part 371, and to update other wage related costs that have changed since the last approval. This ICR is necessary to support the requirements of subpart B of 49 CFR part 371 and FMCSA’s responsibility to ensure consumer protection in the transportation of household goods (HHG). We must receive your comments on or before January 13, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2013–0348 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. ET, 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, 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Mr. Brodie Mack, Commercial Enforcement and Investigations Division, Household Goods Team Leader, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Telephone: 202–366–8045; email brodie.mack@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: FMCSA, in response to Title IV, Subtitle B of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59) and a petition for rulemaking from the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), amended 49 CFR part 371, existing regulations for brokers, with a Final Rule titled, ‘‘Brokers of Household Goods Transportation by Motor Vehicles’’ (75 FR 72987), November 29, 2010, providing additional consumer protection responsibilities for brokers of HHG. Section 4212 of SAFETEA–LU directs the Secretary to require HHG brokers to provide individual shippers with the following information whenever a broker has contact with a shipper or potential shipper: 1. The broker’s USDOT number. 2. The FMCSA booklet titled ‘‘Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move.’’ 3. A list of all authorized motor carriers providing transportation of HHG used by the broker and a statement that the broker is not a motor carrier providing transportation of HHG. FMCSA, as the result of a rulemaking that took effect November 29, 2010, amended 49 CFR part 371 by adding subpart B, specific consumer protection requirements for HHG brokers. The E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices collection of information required by this rulemaking assist shippers in their business dealings with interstate HHG brokers. The information collected is used by prospective shippers to make informed decisions about contracts, services ordered, executed, and settled. The HHG broker is often the primary contact for individual shippers and in the best position to educate shippers and prepare them for a successful move. The information collected makes that possible. To combat deceptive business practices this helps enforcement personnel to better protect consumers by verifying that shippers are receiving information they are entitled to by regulation. HHG brokers are required to provide individual shippers the ‘‘Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move’’ booklet and the ‘‘Ready to Move’’ brochure. They have the option of providing paper copies or presenting the information through a link on their Internet Web site. The broker is required to document with signed receipts that the individual shipper was provided those materials. HHG brokers are also required to provide the list of HHG motor carriers for which it would arrange transportation to move a potential individual shipper’s HHG, and that broker’s identification information: 1. Assigned USDOT number; and 2. Address. Title: Practices of Household Goods Brokers. OMB Control Number: 2126–0048. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Brokers of Household Goods. Estimated Number of Respondents: 690. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes per day × 240 workdays for household goods broker transactions. Expiration Date: February 28, 2014. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 89,607 hours. 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 reference your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: November 1, 2013. G. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27115 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA– 1999–6480; FMCSA–2001–9561; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA– 2006–26066; FMCSA–2006–26653; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2011–0141] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 25 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. SUMMARY: This decision is effective October 30, 2013. Comments must be received on or before December 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA–1999–6480; FMCSA–2001– 9561; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA–2006–26653; FMCSA–2007– 27897; FMCSA–2011–0141], using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line 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., DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68137 Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption from the vision requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0348]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved 
Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers

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, 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. FMCSA requests approval 
to revise an ICR titled ``Practices of Household Brokers'' to no longer 
include one-time costs previously incurred by brokers to come into 
compliance with 49 CFR part 371, and to update other wage related costs 
that have changed since the last approval. This ICR is necessary to 
support the requirements of subpart B of 49 CFR part 371 and FMCSA's 
responsibility to ensure consumer protection in the transportation of 
household goods (HHG).

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before January 13, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2013-0348 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. ET, 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, 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/pdfE8-794.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 self-addressed, 
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: Mr. Brodie Mack, Commercial 
Enforcement and Investigations Division, Household Goods Team Leader, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone: 202-366-8045; email 
brodie.mack@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: FMCSA, in response to Title IV, Subtitle B of the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy 
for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 109-59) and a petition for rulemaking 
from the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), amended 49 CFR 
part 371, existing regulations for brokers, with a Final Rule titled, 
``Brokers of Household Goods Transportation by Motor Vehicles'' (75 FR 
72987), November 29, 2010, providing additional consumer protection 
responsibilities for brokers of HHG.
    Section 4212 of SAFETEA-LU directs the Secretary to require HHG 
brokers to provide individual shippers with the following information 
whenever a broker has contact with a shipper or potential shipper:
    1. The broker's USDOT number.
    2. The FMCSA booklet titled ``Your Rights and Responsibilities When 
You Move.''
    3. A list of all authorized motor carriers providing transportation 
of HHG used by the broker and a statement that the broker is not a 
motor carrier providing transportation of HHG.
    FMCSA, as the result of a rulemaking that took effect November 29, 
2010, amended 49 CFR part 371 by adding subpart B, specific consumer 
protection requirements for HHG brokers. The

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collection of information required by this rulemaking assist shippers 
in their business dealings with interstate HHG brokers. The information 
collected is used by prospective shippers to make informed decisions 
about contracts, services ordered, executed, and settled. The HHG 
broker is often the primary contact for individual shippers and in the 
best position to educate shippers and prepare them for a successful 
move. The information collected makes that possible. To combat 
deceptive business practices this helps enforcement personnel to better 
protect consumers by verifying that shippers are receiving information 
they are entitled to by regulation.
    HHG brokers are required to provide individual shippers the ``Your 
Rights and Responsibilities When You Move'' booklet and the ``Ready to 
Move'' brochure. They have the option of providing paper copies or 
presenting the information through a link on their Internet Web site. 
The broker is required to document with signed receipts that the 
individual shipper was provided those materials. HHG brokers are also 
required to provide the list of HHG motor carriers for which it would 
arrange transportation to move a potential individual shipper's HHG, 
and that broker's identification information:
    1. Assigned USDOT number; and
    2. Address.
    Title: Practices of Household Goods Brokers.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0048.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Brokers of Household Goods.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 690.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes per day x 240 workdays for 
household goods broker transactions.
    Expiration Date: February 28, 2014.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 89,607 hours.
    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 reference your comments in 
the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

    Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: November 
1, 2013.
G. Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology 
and Chief Information Officer.
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