Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, 72749-72750 [2013-28875]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices terminals, and other forms of wireless communications to convey emergency and need-to-know information. The new rule establishes safe, uniform procedures covering the use of radio and other wireless communications within the railroad industry. Form Number: N/A. Total Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 337,717 hours. Title: Safety Integration Plans. Type of Request: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Surface Transportation Board (STB), working in conjunction with each other, have issued joint final rules establishing procedures for the development and implementation of safety integration plans (‘‘SIPs’’ or ‘‘plans’’) by a Class I railroad proposing to engage in certain specified merger, consolidation, or acquisition of control transactions with another Class I railroad, or a Class II railroad with which it proposes to amalgamate operations. The scope of the transactions covered under the two rules is the same. FRA uses the information collected, notably the required SIPs, to maintain and promote a safe rail environment by ensuring that affected railroads (Class Is and some Class IIs) address critical safety issues unique to the amalgamation of large, complex railroad operations. Form Number(s): N/A. Total Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 528 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oirasubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: 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. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2013. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28856 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. 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 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on August 13, 2013 (78 FR 49324). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NVS–223), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building—4th Floor-Room W43– 481, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Title: Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards. OMB Number: 2127–0002. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested OMB to extend that agency’s approval of the information collection that is incident to NHTSA’s administration of the regulations at 49 CFR parts 591, 592, and 593 that govern the importation of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. The information collection includes declarations that are filed (on the HS– 7 Declaration form) with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon the importation of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment that is subject to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72749 Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft prevention standards administered by NHTSA. The information collection also includes the Department of Transportation (DOT) conformance bond that is furnished to CBP (on form HS–474) for each motor vehicle offered for importation that does not conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). The bond ensures that such vehicles are brought into conformity with those standards within 120 days from the date of entry or are exported from, or abandoned to, the United States. The information collection also includes paperwork that must be submitted to NHTSA and in some instances retained by registered importers (RIs) of motor vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS. These items include information that a person or business entity must submit to NHTSA to be registered as an RI and to retain that status. The paperwork also includes the statement of conformity that an RI must submit to NHTSA following the completion of conformance modifications on an imported nonconforming vehicle to obtain release of the DOT conformance bond furnished for the vehicle at the time of entry. Also included is the petition that an RI or manufacturer may submit to NHTSA for the agency to decide that a vehicle that was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS is capable of being modified to conform to those standards and is therefore eligible for importation under 49 U.S.C. 30141. The information collection also includes applications that are filed with NHTSA for permission to import nonconforming vehicles for purposes of research, investigations, demonstrations, training, competitive racing events, and show or display, as well as applications requesting the agency to recognize vehicles manufactured for racing purposes as being qualified to be imported as vehicles that were not primarily manufactured for use on public roads, precluding the need for those vehicles to comply with the FMVSS. This information collection is necessary to ensure that motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft prevention standards are lawfully imported into the United States and that RIs and applicants for RI status are capable of meeting their obligations under the statutes and regulations governing the importation of nonconforming vehicles. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 72750 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals and commercial entities that import motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment subject to the FMVSS and vehicles that are not primarily manufactured for use on public roads, as well as applicants for RI status and existing RIs. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 61,882 hours; $2,415,873. ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. 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. A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Issued on November 23, 2013. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–28875 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket Number NHTSA–2013–0129] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on a proposed collection of information. 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 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– 2013–0129] 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 and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. Alternately, you may visit in person the Docket Management Facility at the street address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NVS–223), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building—4th Floor-Room W43– 481, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Sachs’ telephone number is (202) 366–3151. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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: 49 CFR part 566 Manufacturer Identification. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2127–0043. Affected Public: New manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2017. Form Number: None. Abstract: If a motor vehicle or item of replacement motor vehicle equipment contains a defect related to motor vehicle safety or fails to comply with an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard, the manufacturer is required under 49 U.S.C. 30118 to furnish notification of the defect or noncompliance to the Secretary of Transportation, as well as to owners, purchasers, and dealers of the motor vehicle or replacement equipment, and to remedy the defect or noncompliance without charge to the owner. To ensure that manufacturers are meeting these and other responsibilities under the statutes and regulations administered by NHTSA, the agency issued 49 CFR part 566, Manufacturer Identification. The E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-28875]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collections and their expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on August 13, 2013 (78 FR 49324).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 2, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance (NVS-223), National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, West Building--4th Floor-Room W43-481, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
    Title: Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to the Federal 
Motor Vehicle Safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards.
    OMB Number: 2127-0002.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA) has requested OMB to extend that agency's approval of the 
information collection that is incident to NHTSA's administration of 
the regulations at 49 CFR parts 591, 592, and 593 that govern the 
importation of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. The 
information collection includes declarations that are filed (on the HS-
7 Declaration form) with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon 
the importation of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment that is 
subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft 
prevention standards administered by NHTSA. The information collection 
also includes the Department of Transportation (DOT) conformance bond 
that is furnished to CBP (on form HS-474) for each motor vehicle 
offered for importation that does not conform to all applicable Federal 
motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). The bond ensures that such 
vehicles are brought into conformity with those standards within 120 
days from the date of entry or are exported from, or abandoned to, the 
United States. The information collection also includes paperwork that 
must be submitted to NHTSA and in some instances retained by registered 
importers (RIs) of motor vehicles that were not originally manufactured 
to comply with all applicable FMVSS. These items include information 
that a person or business entity must submit to NHTSA to be registered 
as an RI and to retain that status. The paperwork also includes the 
statement of conformity that an RI must submit to NHTSA following the 
completion of conformance modifications on an imported nonconforming 
vehicle to obtain release of the DOT conformance bond furnished for the 
vehicle at the time of entry. Also included is the petition that an RI 
or manufacturer may submit to NHTSA for the agency to decide that a 
vehicle that was not originally manufactured to comply with all 
applicable FMVSS is capable of being modified to conform to those 
standards and is therefore eligible for importation under 49 U.S.C. 
30141. The information collection also includes applications that are 
filed with NHTSA for permission to import nonconforming vehicles for 
purposes of research, investigations, demonstrations, training, 
competitive racing events, and show or display, as well as applications 
requesting the agency to recognize vehicles manufactured for racing 
purposes as being qualified to be imported as vehicles that were not 
primarily manufactured for use on public roads, precluding the need for 
those vehicles to comply with the FMVSS. This information collection is 
necessary to ensure that motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment 
subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft 
prevention standards are lawfully imported into the United States and 
that RIs and applicants for RI status are capable of meeting their 
obligations under the statutes and regulations governing the 
importation of nonconforming vehicles.

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    Affected Public: Individuals and commercial entities that import 
motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment subject to the FMVSS and 
vehicles that are not primarily manufactured for use on public roads, 
as well as applicants for RI status and existing RIs.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 61,882 hours; $2,415,873.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.
    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.
    A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 
days of publication.

    Issued on November 23, 2013.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-28875 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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