Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits, 74221-74222 [2013-29425]

Download as PDF maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Notices speed, reliability, and accessibility of the movement of people or freight; and Æ Improve transportation safety, including reducing transportation accidents, and serious injuries and fatalities; and Æ Can be supported by an acceptable degree of non-Federal financial commitments. Respondents: The target groups of respondents are eligible applicants for the PRNS program, this includes: (A) A State department of transportation or a group of State departments of transportation; (B) A tribal government or consortium of tribal governments; (C) A transit agency; or (D) A multi-State or multijurisdictional group of the agencies described in (A) through (C) above. The target groups identified in the MAP–21 are ‘‘State departments of transportation’’ (SDOTs). The FHWA interprets SDOTs to be the minimum target group of respondents and believes it is necessary to survey all eligible applicants groups, in order to compile the comprehensive list of projects required by the law. Estimate: State Departments of Transportation = 52 Transit Agencies = 50 Tribal Governments = 10 Multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups = 10 Burden hours: 80 hours/State Department of Transportation = 4160 hours 40 hours/Transit Agency = 2000 hours 10 hours/Tribal Government = 100 20 hours/Multi-state or multijurisdictional groups = 200 Total burden hours = 6460 (as allocated above). Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average reporting burden per response is 80 hours per State Department of Transportation, 40 hours per large transit agency, 10 hours per tribal government and 20 hours per Multistate or multi-jurisdictional groups. The estimated average burden for SDOTs is greater than other respondents, this is in part because the FHWA expects that SDOTs, in developing their PNRS project lists, will gather input from project developers, such metropolitan planning organizations, seaports, railroads, economic development organizations, and entities which have responsibility for planning and/or implementing transportation infrastructure projects. Estimated Total Annual Burden: This information collection is a one-time requirement. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: December 4, 2013. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29427 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0349] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits FMCSA, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend an ICR entitled, ‘‘Hazardous Materials Safety Permits.’’ This ICR requires companies holding permits to develop communications plans that allow for the periodic tracking of the shipments. A record of the communications that includes the time of the call and location of the shipment may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company. These records must be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company’s principal place of business or readily available to the employees at the company’s principal place of business. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before February 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2013–0349 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– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74221 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, 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 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. Paul Bomgardner, Hazardous Materials Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–493–0027; email paul.bomgardner@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is responsible for implementing regulations to issue safety permits for transporting certain HM in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 5101 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 74222 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Notices et seq. The Hazardous Materials (HM) Safety Permit regulations (49 CFR part 385, Subpart E) require carriers to complete a ‘‘Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report and HM Permit Application’’ (Form MCS–150B). The HM Safety Permit regulations also require carriers to have a security program. As part of the HM Safety Permit regulations, carriers are required to develop and maintain route plans so that law enforcement officials can verify the correct location of the HM shipment. The FMCSA requires companies holding permits to develop a communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of the shipment. This information covers the record of communications that includes the time of the call and location of the shipment. The records may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company. These records must be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company’s principal place of business or be readily available to employees at the company’s principal place of business. Title: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits. OMB Control Number: 2126–0030. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Motor carriers subject to the Hazardous Materials Safety Permit requirements in 49 CFR part 385, Subpart E. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,382. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. The communication between motor carriers and their drivers must take place at least two times per day. It is estimated that it will take 5 minutes to maintain a daily communication record for each driver. Expiration Date: May 31, 2014 Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 967,000 hours [11.6 million trips × 5 minutes/60 minutes per record = 966,666.66 rounded to 967,000]. 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 the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: November 19, 2013. G. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29425 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0451] Hours of Service of Drivers: Oregon Trucking Associations; Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that the Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA) has applied for a limited exemption from the 30-minute rest-break requirement of the Agency’s hours-ofservice regulations [49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii)]. It seeks the exemption for motor carriers and their commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who transport timber from Oregon forestlands during periods in which fire safety restrictions limit their hours of operation. FMCSA requests public comment on the application for exemption. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 9, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System Number FMCSA– 2013–0451 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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, 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. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can get 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. Submitting Comments: You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number ‘‘FMCSA– 2013–0451’’ and click the SEARCH button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. Viewing Comments and Documents: To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice, go to www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number ‘‘FMCSA–2013–0451’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to the proposed rulemaking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 202–366–4325. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0349]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Hazardous Materials 
Safety Permits

AGENCY: 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. The FMCSA requests 
approval to revise and extend an ICR entitled, ``Hazardous Materials 
Safety Permits.'' This ICR requires companies holding permits to 
develop communications plans that allow for the periodic tracking of 
the shipments. A record of the communications that includes the time of 
the call and location of the shipment may be kept by either the driver 
(e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company. These records must be 
kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at 
the company's principal place of business or readily available to the 
employees at the company's principal place of business.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before February 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2013-0349 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, 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. Paul Bomgardner, Hazardous 
Materials Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-493-0027; email 
paul.bomgardner@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is 
responsible for implementing regulations to issue safety permits for 
transporting certain HM in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 5101

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et seq. The Hazardous Materials (HM) Safety Permit regulations (49 CFR 
part 385, Subpart E) require carriers to complete a ``Combined Motor 
Carrier Identification Report and HM Permit Application'' (Form MCS-
150B). The HM Safety Permit regulations also require carriers to have a 
security program. As part of the HM Safety Permit regulations, carriers 
are required to develop and maintain route plans so that law 
enforcement officials can verify the correct location of the HM 
shipment. The FMCSA requires companies holding permits to develop a 
communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of the 
shipment. This information covers the record of communications that 
includes the time of the call and location of the shipment. The records 
may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or 
the company. These records must be kept, either physically or 
electronically, for at least six months at the company's principal 
place of business or be readily available to employees at the company's 
principal place of business.
    Title: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0030.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers subject to the Hazardous Materials 
Safety Permit requirements in 49 CFR part 385, Subpart E.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,382.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. The communication between 
motor carriers and their drivers must take place at least two times per 
day. It is estimated that it will take 5 minutes to maintain a daily 
communication record for each driver.
    Expiration Date: May 31, 2014
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 967,000 hours [11.6 million trips x 
5 minutes/60 minutes per record = 966,666.66 rounded to 967,000].
    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 the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.

    Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: November 19, 2013.
G. Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology 
and Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-29425 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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