Request for Comments on a New Information Collection, 79073-79074 [2013-30987]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices Registration All in-person attendees, whether or not they are planning to provide their views to the participants, must register with Mickalyn Valentine, Office of the Executive Director, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–3907; mickalyn.valentine@ dot.gov no later than January 8, 2014. You may locate the symposium registration form and agenda via a link from MARAD’s Web site at http:// www.marad@dot.gov. Any person wishing to present an oral statement via telephone, or any person who would like to listen to the meeting over a listen-only telephone line must also register with Ms. Valentine by January 8, 2014. Call-in and listen-only telephone numbers will be distributed to registered participants on January 10, 2014. 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Privacy Act Statement Anyone is able to search all comments entered 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 19476, 04/11/2011) or at http:// www.dot.gov/privacy.html. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 610; E.O., 13563, 76 FR 3821, Jan. 21 2011; E.O. 12866, 58 FR51735, Oct. 4, 1993. * * * Dated: December 23, 2013. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–31095 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2013–0089] Request for Comments on a New Information Collection National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: NHTSA Desk Officer. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 79074 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices For additional information or access to background documents, contact James Bean, Office of Data Acquisitions (NVS– 410), Room W53–489, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Bean’s telephone number is (202) 366– 2837. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In compliance with these requirements, this notice announces that the following information collection request has been forwarded to OMB. A Federal Register Notice soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on September 6, 2013 (Volume 78, Number 173; Pages 54954– 55). The agency received no comments in response to the Federal Register Notice. Title: National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) Law Enforcement Information. OMB Control Number: Not assigned. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Abstract: This collection of information is part of NHTSA’s efforts to upgrade its crash data systems. NHTSA’s National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) collects crash data on a nationally representative sample of police-reported traffic crashes and related injuries. NASS data are used by government, industry, and academia in the U.S. and around the world to make informed highway safety decisions. Recognizing the importance as well as the limitations of the current NASS system, NHTSA is undertaking a modernization effort to upgrade its data systems by improving the information technology (IT) infrastructure, updating the data collected, and reexamining the NASS sample sites and sample size. The current data system samples crashes through a clustered sample of law enforcement agencies that were selected decades ago. Using updated population and other auxiliary information, NHTSA has identified a new set of probabilistically selected geographic locations around the country that are expected to provide a more accurate traffic safety picture, more precise estimates, and greater insight into new and emerging data needs. This collection of information will assist NHTSA with the next step in updating the NASS sample design, which is to select a fresh sample of law enforcement agencies within these primary sampling units (PSUs). This tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 requires compiling basic crash count data from every law enforcement agency that responds to motor vehicle crashes in the PSUs. This data would be used to construct a measure of size in order to make informed and efficient choices in the probabilistic selection of the second stage sample units, the law enforcement agencies. Affected Public: Law Enforcement Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,450 Law Enforcement Agencies. Estimated Number of Responses: We estimate that 90 percent of the Law Enforcement Agencies will respond so approximately 1,305 responses. Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The annual burden is estimated to be 2,900 hours. Frequency of Collection: This is a onetime collection. 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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.95. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 23, 2013. Terry T. Shelton, Associate Administrator, National Center for Statistics and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2013–30987 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0130] Technical Report Evaluating Seat Belt Pretensioners and Load Limiters National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for comments on technical report. AGENCY: This notice announces NHTSA’s publication of a technical report evaluating the effectiveness of pretensioners and load limiters for seat belts in the front seats of passenger cars SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00265 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and LTVs. The report’s title is: Effectiveness of Pretensioners and Load Limiters for Enhancing Fatality Reduction by Seat Belts. DATES: Comments must be received no later than April 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Report: The technical report is available on the Internet for viewing in PDF format at http://wwwnrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811835.pdf. You may obtain a copy of the report free of charge by sending a self-addressed mailing label to Charles J. Kahane (NVS–431), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Room W53–312, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments: You may submit comments [identified by Docket Number NHTSA–2013–0130] by any of the following methods: • Internet: To submit comments electronically, go to the U.S. Government regulations Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: Written comments may be faxed to 202–493–2251. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: If you plan to submit written comments by hand or courier, please do so at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays • You may call Docket Management at 1–800–647–5527. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information see the Comments heading of the Supplementary Information section of this document. 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 in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, NVS–431, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Room W53–312, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–2560. Email: chuck.kahane@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pretensioners and load limiters are E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79073-79074]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30987]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. DOT-NHTSA-2013-0089]


Request for Comments on a New Information Collection

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 is being forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: NHTSA Desk Officer.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access 
to background documents, contact James Bean, Office of Data 
Acquisitions (NVS-410), Room W53-489, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Bean's telephone number is (202) 366-2837.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Before a Federal agency can collect certain 
information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB). In compliance with these requirements, 
this notice announces that the following information collection request 
has been forwarded to OMB. A Federal Register Notice soliciting 
comments on the following information collection was published on 
September 6, 2013 (Volume 78, Number 173; Pages 54954-55). The agency 
received no comments in response to the Federal Register Notice.
    Title: National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) Law Enforcement 
Information.
    OMB Control Number: Not assigned.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Abstract: This collection of information is part of NHTSA's efforts 
to upgrade its crash data systems. NHTSA's National Automotive Sampling 
System (NASS) collects crash data on a nationally representative sample 
of police-reported traffic crashes and related injuries. NASS data are 
used by government, industry, and academia in the U.S. and around the 
world to make informed highway safety decisions.
    Recognizing the importance as well as the limitations of the 
current NASS system, NHTSA is undertaking a modernization effort to 
upgrade its data systems by improving the information technology (IT) 
infrastructure, updating the data collected, and reexamining the NASS 
sample sites and sample size.
    The current data system samples crashes through a clustered sample 
of law enforcement agencies that were selected decades ago. Using 
updated population and other auxiliary information, NHTSA has 
identified a new set of probabilistically selected geographic locations 
around the country that are expected to provide a more accurate traffic 
safety picture, more precise estimates, and greater insight into new 
and emerging data needs.
    This collection of information will assist NHTSA with the next step 
in updating the NASS sample design, which is to select a fresh sample 
of law enforcement agencies within these primary sampling units (PSUs). 
This requires compiling basic crash count data from every law 
enforcement agency that responds to motor vehicle crashes in the PSUs. 
This data would be used to construct a measure of size in order to make 
informed and efficient choices in the probabilistic selection of the 
second stage sample units, the law enforcement agencies.
    Affected Public: Law Enforcement Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,450 Law Enforcement Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Responses: We estimate that 90 percent of the 
Law Enforcement Agencies will respond so approximately 1,305 responses.
    Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The annual burden is 
estimated to be 2,900 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: This is a one-time collection.
    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.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.95.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 23, 2013.
Terry T. Shelton,
Associate Administrator, National Center for Statistics and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2013-30987 Filed 12-26-13; 8:45 am]
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