Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment, 78503-78504 [2013-30854]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on September 5, 2013 (FR/ Vol. 78, No. 172/pp. 54727–54729). DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on or before January 27, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristie Johnson at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), W46–198, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Johnson’s phone number is 202–366– 2755 and her email address is kristie.johnson@dot.gov ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: 202–395–5806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title—Evaluation of a New Child Pedestrian Curriculum. Type of Review—Regular. OMB Clearance Number—None. Form Number—NHTSA Forms 1215, 1216, and 1217. Respondents—All K–5 students in two test schools and two comparison schools will be surveyed. The project will conduct a survey of parents or other student caregivers for both the test and comparison schools. Only one caregiver per student will complete the survey. An Internet-based survey of all instructors and administrators at the test and comparison schools is included. Estimated Number of Respondents— 2,000 students; 2,000 caregivers; 200 instructors and school staff. Estimated Time per Response—5 minutes per student survey; 5 minutes per caregiver survey; 5 minutes per instructor/staff survey. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours—516.67 hours (total for the study). Frequency of Collection—Student surveys will take place twice; once before curriculum implementation and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 once after implementation is complete. Caregiver and instructor/staff surveys will take place once—after curriculum implementation. Abstract—Schools and broader communities around the country have been working to foster a generation of healthy, active children. Children and adults alike are being encouraged to walk as a way to get some of the physical activity we all need. Schools have taken up the challenge to help equip students with the skills they need to be safe pedestrians throughout their lifetimes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed a new Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum to teach and encourage safe pedestrian behaviors for students at the elementary school level (grades K–5). The overall goal of the curriculum is to aid elementary age school children in developing age appropriate traffic safety knowledge and practical pedestrian safety skills. The curriculum is organized into five lessons that target key areas of pedestrian safety and are designed to meet national learning standards. The participating schools are located in the State of North Carolina because North Carolina included the NHTSA curriculum as part of its Let’s Go NC pedestrian and bicycle safety school curriculum. The study has two objectives: (1) to evaluate how implementation of the curriculum is achieved by schools, instructors, and caregivers as a means of developing best practice guidance; and (2) to assess the effectiveness of the curriculum in instilling correct knowledge and behaviors in young pedestrians. To achieve these objectives, the study is conducting in-person oral surveys of students, a paper-and-pencil self-report survey of the students’ caregivers, and an Internet-based survey of instructors and other staff at two schools implementing the curriculum and two similar comparison schools in the same school district that are not implementing the curriculum. The study will also collect behavioral observations of students to determine if behaviors have changed relative to the implementation of the curriculum. No personal information will be collected that would allow any respondent to be identified. Comments Are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department of Transportation, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00179 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78503 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 of this notice. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) Issued on: December 20, 2013. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2013–30860 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on September 5, 2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 172/pp. 54729–54730). DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on or before January 27, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristie Johnson at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), W46–198, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Johnson’s phone number is 202–366– 2755 and her email address is kristie.johnson@dot.gov. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 78504 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: 202–395–5806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title—NHTSA Distracted Driving Survey Project. Type of Request—Regular. OMB Clearance Number—2127–0665. Form Number—NHTSA Form 1082. Respondents—Telephone interviews will be administered to a national sample of people 16 and older who have access to a residential landline and/or a personal cell phone. Estimated Number of Respondents— 30 pretest respondents, 6,000 survey respondents, and 200 non-response bias respondents, for up to 2 administrations of the survey for a total of 12,460 respondents. Estimated Time per Response—20 minutes per pretest and main survey interviews. 10 minutes per nonresponse interview. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours—2,043 hours × 2 administrations (4,086 hours total). Frequency of Collection—The survey will be administered in 2014 and possibly again in 2016. Abstract—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect information from a national random sample of 6,000 (12,000 total for both administrations) members of the general public age 16 and older. The sample will be stratified by NHTSA region, age, and gender. The National Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behaviors (NSDDAB) will ask about (a) attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions related to driving distractions and electronic device use while driving, and (b) the effectiveness of high visibility enforcement demonstration programs to increase public awareness of the dangers of, and legislation related to, distracted and unsafe driving behaviors. The national survey will be preceded by a pretest administered to 30 respondents. Interview length will average 20 minutes. This approval will be for the third and fourth administrations of the NSDDAB. Participation by respondents will be voluntary and anonymous. Cell phone and non-response bias respondents will have the option to receive a small monetary incentive. The personally identifiable information (name and mailing address) used for respondent payment will be held separately from the respondents’ survey responses so that no connection can be VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 made between the two. All results will be reported in the aggregate. The telephone interviewers will use computer-assisted telephone interviewing to reduce interview length and minimize recording errors. A Spanish-language translation and bilingual interviewers will be used to minimize language barriers to participation. NHTSA will use the findings from this proposed information collection to build upon and add to the existing knowledge on distracted driving and to help track behavior and attitude changes that can be used to tailor distraction program efforts and to assist States, localities, and communities in developing and refining distracted driving programs. Comments are Invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department of Transportation, 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 of this notice. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Issued on: December 20, 2013. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2013–30854 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0122] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00180 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes the collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number NHTSA–2013–0122 using any of the following methods: Electronic submissions: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 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 all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kathy Sifrit, Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–132), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W46–472, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Sifrit’s phone number is (202) 366–0868 and her email address is kathy.sifrit@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must 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 regulations (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 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments 
on the following information collection was published on September 5, 
2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 172/pp. 54729-54730).

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
or before January 27, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristie Johnson at the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety 
Research (NTI-131), W46-198, Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Johnson's phone number is 
202-366-2755 and her email address is kristie.johnson@dot.gov.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and

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Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk 
Officer for Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, or by email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or 
fax: 202-395-5806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title--NHTSA Distracted Driving Survey Project.
    Type of Request--Regular.
    OMB Clearance Number--2127-0665.
    Form Number--NHTSA Form 1082.
    Respondents--Telephone interviews will be administered to a 
national sample of people 16 and older who have access to a residential 
landline and/or a personal cell phone.
    Estimated Number of Respondents--30 pretest respondents, 6,000 
survey respondents, and 200 non-response bias respondents, for up to 2 
administrations of the survey for a total of 12,460 respondents.
    Estimated Time per Response--20 minutes per pretest and main survey 
interviews. 10 minutes per non-response interview.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours--2,043 hours x 2 
administrations (4,086 hours total).
    Frequency of Collection--The survey will be administered in 2014 
and possibly again in 2016.
    Abstract--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA) proposes to collect information from a national random sample 
of 6,000 (12,000 total for both administrations) members of the general 
public age 16 and older. The sample will be stratified by NHTSA region, 
age, and gender. The National Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes 
and Behaviors (NSDDAB) will ask about (a) attitudes, behaviors, and 
perceptions related to driving distractions and electronic device use 
while driving, and (b) the effectiveness of high visibility enforcement 
demonstration programs to increase public awareness of the dangers of, 
and legislation related to, distracted and unsafe driving behaviors. 
The national survey will be preceded by a pretest administered to 30 
respondents. Interview length will average 20 minutes. This approval 
will be for the third and fourth administrations of the NSDDAB. 
Participation by respondents will be voluntary and anonymous. Cell 
phone and non-response bias respondents will have the option to receive 
a small monetary incentive. The personally identifiable information 
(name and mailing address) used for respondent payment will be held 
separately from the respondents' survey responses so that no connection 
can be made between the two. All results will be reported in the 
aggregate.
    The telephone interviewers will use computer-assisted telephone 
interviewing to reduce interview length and minimize recording errors. 
A Spanish-language translation and bilingual interviewers will be used 
to minimize language barriers to participation. NHTSA will use the 
findings from this proposed information collection to build upon and 
add to the existing knowledge on distracted driving and to help track 
behavior and attitude changes that can be used to tailor distraction 
program efforts and to assist States, localities, and communities in 
developing and refining distracted driving programs.
    Comments are Invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department of Transportation, 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 of this 
notice.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Issued on: December 20, 2013.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2013-30854 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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