Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New Information Collection Request: Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information, 21994-21995 [2014-08872]

Download as PDF 21994 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Notices Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), FMCSA announces its plan to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its request to revise a currently-approved information collection request (ICR) entitled, ‘‘Request for Revocation of Authority Granted,’’ covered by OMB Control Number 2126–0018. This ICR covers a voluntary request by a motor carrier, freight forwarder, or property broker to amend or revoke its FMCSA registration of authority granted. It is being revised due to an anticipated decrease in the estimated annual number of filings and costs to the respondents. FMCSA will seek OMB’s review and approval of this revised ICR and invites public comment on this request. DATES: Please send your comments by May 19, 2014. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2013–0415. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395– 6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tura Gatling, Office of Registration and Safety Information, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2405/2412; email tura.gatling@dot.gov. mailto: Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request for Revocation of Authority Granted. OMB Control Number: 2126–0018. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and property brokers. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:54 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Expiration Date: May 31, 2014. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 750 hours [3,000 annual Form OCE–46 filers × 15 minutes/60 minutes per filing = 750] Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: April 9, 2014. G. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. Background Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Title 49 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to promulgate regulations governing the registration of for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities (49 U.S.C. 13902), surface transportation freight forwarders (49 U.S.C. 13903), and property brokers (49 U.S.C. 13904). The FMCSA carries out this registration program under authority delegated by the Secretary (49 CFR 1.87). Under 49 U.S.C. 13905, each registration is effective from the date specified and remains in effect for such period as the Secretary determines appropriate by regulation. Section 13905(d) of title 49, U.S.C., grants the Secretary the authority to amend or revoke a registration at the registrant’s request. Based on a complaint, or on the Secretary’s own initiative, the Secretary may also suspend, amend, or revoke any part of the registration of a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder for willful failure to comply with the regulations, an order of the Secretary, or a condition of its registration. Form OCE–46 is used by transportation entities to voluntarily apply for revocation of their registration authority in whole or in part. FMCSA uses the form to seek information concerning the registrant’s docket number, name and address, and the reasons for the revocation request. Comments from the Public: The FMCSA received no comment in response to the 60-day comment request Federal Register notice published on December 26, 2013 for this ICR (78 FR 78469). 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 FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the 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. PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2014–08879 Filed 4–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0279] Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New Information Collection Request: Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 review and approval. The FMCSA requests approval of a new ICR titled, ‘‘Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information (OMB Control Number 2126–XXXX),’’ to assess the current levels of voluntary compliance by motorcoach operators and to obtain passenger opinions of the implementation of pre-trip safety awareness and emergency preparedness information. On May 15, 2013, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. The Agency received no comments on the notice. In addition, on October 18, 2011, FMCSA published an initial emergency request and 30-day notice, and received no comments. DATES: Please send your comments by May 19, 2014. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2011–0279. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Notices the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Dee Williams, Chief, Compliance Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, (202) 366–1812, dee.williams@dot.gov, MC–PRS, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information. OMB Control Number: 2126–XXXX. Type of Request: New information collection. Respondents: Motorcoach passenger trips.1 Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,200 motorcoach passenger trips. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes maximum, with an average of 5 minutes for most respondents. Form Numbers: Form MCSA–5868, Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information—To collect motorcoach passengers’ responses during one-of-five in-person survey events. Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new information collection. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 533 hours [3,200 respondents × 10 minutes/ 60 minutes = 533 hours]. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background Due to several recent fatal motorcoach crashes, the Congress, the Department of Transportation (DOT), specifically the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other Federal oversight agencies, including the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), have increased their scrutiny over the motorcoach industry and the enforcement of and compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). NTSB issued safety recommendations, H–99–007 and 1 A passenger trip is one passenger from a trip. The number of passenger trips may include one individual taking multiple motorcoach trips per year or even per day. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:54 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 H–99–008, to the Department of Transportation (DOT), on February 26, 1999, requiring motorcoach operators to provide passengers with pre-trip safety awareness information. This recommendation resulted from NTSB’s investigation of two motorcoach crashes from the late 1990s which revealed that passengers felt a general sense of panic, not knowing what to do on a motorcoach in the case of an emergency. The intent of the recommendation is to empower passengers to take their personal safety into their own hands in the event of an imminent hazard or emergency situation. The decision was made to implement the recommendation through voluntary adoption and compliance of pre-trip safety briefings in the motorcoach industry. The goals and objectives of this survey are to assess the current levels of voluntary compliance by motorcoach operators and to obtain passenger opinions of the implementation of the pre-trip safety awareness and emergency preparedness information. The Form MCSA–5868 will be used to survey motorcoach passengers. This information, along with its conclusions, will not serve as a national estimate, but will provide the Agency a general sense of voluntary compliance and suggestions for improvement. FMCSA will use the information to determine whether further evaluation is needed to support future program, policy, and regulatory initiatives. As appropriate, the information will be presented to NTSB and Congress, while also contributing to the general literature regarding practices for improving motorcoach safety in the United States. 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 FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the 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. Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: April 7, 2014. G. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–08872 Filed 4–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21995 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0099] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection Request: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery 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 an existing ICR titled, ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery,’’ due to an increase in the annual cost to respondents. This ICR will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communication between FMCSA and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before June 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2014–0099 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// 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 https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0279]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New 
Information Collection Request: Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Motorcoach 
Safety and Pre-Trip Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness 
Information

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 review 
and approval. The FMCSA requests approval of a new ICR titled, 
``Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip Safety 
Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information (OMB Control Number 
2126-XXXX),'' to assess the current levels of voluntary compliance by 
motorcoach operators and to obtain passenger opinions of the 
implementation of pre-trip safety awareness and emergency preparedness 
information. On May 15, 2013, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice 
allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. The Agency received no 
comments on the notice. In addition, on October 18, 2011, FMCSA 
published an initial emergency request and 30-day notice, and received 
no comments.

DATES: Please send your comments by May 19, 2014. OMB must receive your 
comments by this date in order to act on the ICR.

ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2011-0279. Interested persons are 
invited to submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention 
of

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the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dee Williams, Chief, Compliance 
Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, (202) 366-1812, 
dee.williams@dot.gov, MC-PRS, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Motorcoach Safety and Pre-Trip 
Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-XXXX.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Respondents: Motorcoach passenger trips.\1\
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    \1\ A passenger trip is one passenger from a trip. The number of 
passenger trips may include one individual taking multiple 
motorcoach trips per year or even per day.
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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,200 motorcoach passenger trips.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes maximum, with an average of 
5 minutes for most respondents.
    Form Numbers: Form MCSA-5868, Motorcoach Passenger Survey: Pre-Trip 
Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information--To collect 
motorcoach passengers' responses during one-of-five in-person survey 
events.
    Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new information collection.
    Frequency of Response: One-time.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 533 hours [3,200 respondents x 10 
minutes/60 minutes = 533 hours].

Background

    Due to several recent fatal motorcoach crashes, the Congress, the 
Department of Transportation (DOT), specifically the Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other Federal oversight 
agencies, including the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 
have increased their scrutiny over the motorcoach industry and the 
enforcement of and compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs). NTSB issued safety recommendations, H-99-007 and 
H-99-008, to the Department of Transportation (DOT), on February 26, 
1999, requiring motorcoach operators to provide passengers with pre-
trip safety awareness information. This recommendation resulted from 
NTSB's investigation of two motorcoach crashes from the late 1990s 
which revealed that passengers felt a general sense of panic, not 
knowing what to do on a motorcoach in the case of an emergency. The 
intent of the recommendation is to empower passengers to take their 
personal safety into their own hands in the event of an imminent hazard 
or emergency situation. The decision was made to implement the 
recommendation through voluntary adoption and compliance of pre-trip 
safety briefings in the motorcoach industry.
    The goals and objectives of this survey are to assess the current 
levels of voluntary compliance by motorcoach operators and to obtain 
passenger opinions of the implementation of the pre-trip safety 
awareness and emergency preparedness information. The Form MCSA-5868 
will be used to survey motorcoach passengers. This information, along 
with its conclusions, will not serve as a national estimate, but will 
provide the Agency a general sense of voluntary compliance and 
suggestions for improvement. FMCSA will use the information to 
determine whether further evaluation is needed to support future 
program, policy, and regulatory initiatives. As appropriate, the 
information will be presented to NTSB and Congress, while also 
contributing to the general literature regarding practices for 
improving motorcoach safety in the United States.
    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 FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the 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.

    Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: April 7, 
2014.
G. Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology 
and Chief Information Officer.
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