Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment, 24493-24494 [2014-09839]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by June 16, 2014 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). See http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09789 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2009–0023] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Petition for Amending Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that a document dated March 8, 2014, the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum (HVRM) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) with a request to extend the waiver of compliance granted by FRA on September 11, 2009, that provided relief from certain provisions of 49 CFR 240.201(d), Implementation. The petition was assigned to Docket Number FRA–2009–0023. HVRM seeks to extend the period of current relief regarding compliance with 49 CFR 240.201(d), which requires that ‘‘[a]fter December 31, 1991, no railroad shall permit or require any person to operate a locomotive in any class of locomotive or train service unless that person has been certified as a qualified locomotive engineer and issued a certificate that complies with 240.223.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 HVRM desires to continue its ‘‘engineerfor-an-hour’’ operation, which allows noncertified individuals (generally, members of the public visiting the museum) to operate a locomotive between Milepost (MP) 213.5 and MP 216. HVRM believes that extending this waiver will enable it to continue to generate funds to support its goal of acquiring and refurbishing railroad antiquities so that they may be enjoyed by future generations. HVRM, which is controlled and operated by the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad, operates between MP 212.5 and MP 223.0 on track owned by the Town of North Judson, IN. The museum’s depot is located approximately at MP 213.4. HVRM will continue to verify that each participant is in possession of a valid State-issued motor vehicle license, evaluate each participant visually for fitness to operate the locomotive with respect to obvious signs of alcohol and/or drug use, and will have a certified locomotive engineer in the cab at all times. The operations will be conducted under Absolute Block Authority (a section of track that can only be occupied by one train at a time) on only a designated portion of track only during daylight hours. An HVRM-qualified locomotive engineer will conduct a job briefing with each participant to ensure all parties know and understand the movement to be made and the individual responsibilities in the proposed movements. HVRM would limit engineer-for-an-hour train size to one locomotive and not more than three cars with no revenue passengers or members of the public on board during operations. Any accident or incident that occurs during an engineer-for-anhour movement will be immediately reported to FRA. HVRM also believes these operations will not pose any safety concerns to the public at large. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24493 should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received within June 16, 2014 of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). See http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09790 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 24494 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR described 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 December 26, 2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 248/pp. 78504–78505). DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on or before May 30, 2014. 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: OMB Control Number: 2127—New. Title: Mild Cognitive Impairment and Driving Performance. Form No.: NHTSA Form 1240. Type of Review: Regular. Respondents: Drivers age 60 and older who have responded to a solicitation for participation in a study of aging, cognition, and driving safety and have provided a phone number and/or email for contact. Estimated Number of Respondents: It is estimated that 90 telephone conversations will be conducted with respondents to descriptive solicitations, to yield 60 participants. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time to respond to questions in the telephone conversations is 10 minutes for each telephone conversation with a respondent. If an Optional Task is funded, up to 30 of the initial 60 participants would be contacted monthly by phone for one year, at an estimated 10 minutes per call. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 15 hours (without the Optional Task). The Optional Task total estimated annual burden is 60 hours. Frequency of Collection: Without the Optional Task, the questions will be presented a single time. The Optional Task will add 12 contacts per participant in which questions are presented. Abstract Older adults comprise an increasing proportion of the (driving) population and there is concern about the effects of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on driver performance and safety. MCI becomes more prevalent with advancing VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 age. The objective of this project is to document differences in driving performance and exposure between participants with MCI and a comparison group of cognitively normal drivers of similar age. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect information from licensed older drivers about their driving habits in order to determine whether they are eligible to participate in a study of the effects of mild cognitive impairment on driving performance. Drivers will volunteer for the study by responding to a mailed or individually delivered solicitation. Researchers will ask drivers a brief (<10 minutes) series of questions to determine eligibility to participate in the study, then describe the proposed study to respondents who qualify. Each driver who meets study inclusion criteria will then be asked if he or she wishes to participate. If yes, a project assistant will ask for a description of the car in order to identify it and install a data collection system that will collect all remaining data necessary for the study. The questions will allow research staff to ensure that prospective participants meet study inclusion criteria and facilitate installing data collection instruments in each participant’s vehicle. The findings from this study will help clinicians to identify and intervene when a client with dementia begins to exhibit potentially risky driving behaviors. NHTSA will use the information to develop recommendations to health care providers and to the public regarding when the progression of a condition causing cognitive impairment results in the need to transition from driving, with the ultimate goal of reducing injuries and loss of life on the highway. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 in Washington, DC on April 25, 2014. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2014–09839 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0044] 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 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 June 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number NHTSA–2014–0044 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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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

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below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review. The ICR described 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 December 26, 2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 
78, No. 248/pp. 78504-78505).

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
or before May 30, 2014.

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:
    OMB Control Number: 2127--New.
    Title: Mild Cognitive Impairment and Driving Performance.
    Form No.: NHTSA Form 1240.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Respondents: Drivers age 60 and older who have responded to a 
solicitation for participation in a study of aging, cognition, and 
driving safety and have provided a phone number and/or email for 
contact.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: It is estimated that 90 telephone 
conversations will be conducted with respondents to descriptive 
solicitations, to yield 60 participants.
    Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time to respond to 
questions in the telephone conversations is 10 minutes for each 
telephone conversation with a respondent. If an Optional Task is 
funded, up to 30 of the initial 60 participants would be contacted 
monthly by phone for one year, at an estimated 10 minutes per call.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 15 hours (without the Optional 
Task). The Optional Task total estimated annual burden is 60 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Without the Optional Task, the questions 
will be presented a single time. The Optional Task will add 12 contacts 
per participant in which questions are presented.

Abstract

    Older adults comprise an increasing proportion of the (driving) 
population and there is concern about the effects of mild cognitive 
impairment (MCI) on driver performance and safety. MCI becomes more 
prevalent with advancing age. The objective of this project is to 
document differences in driving performance and exposure between 
participants with MCI and a comparison group of cognitively normal 
drivers of similar age. The National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect information from licensed 
older drivers about their driving habits in order to determine whether 
they are eligible to participate in a study of the effects of mild 
cognitive impairment on driving performance. Drivers will volunteer for 
the study by responding to a mailed or individually delivered 
solicitation. Researchers will ask drivers a brief (<10 minutes) series 
of questions to determine eligibility to participate in the study, then 
describe the proposed study to respondents who qualify. Each driver who 
meets study inclusion criteria will then be asked if he or she wishes 
to participate. If yes, a project assistant will ask for a description 
of the car in order to identify it and install a data collection system 
that will collect all remaining data necessary for the study. The 
questions will allow research staff to ensure that prospective 
participants meet study inclusion criteria and facilitate installing 
data collection instruments in each participant's vehicle. The findings 
from this study will help clinicians to identify and intervene when a 
client with dementia begins to exhibit potentially risky driving 
behaviors. NHTSA will use the information to develop recommendations to 
health care providers and to the public regarding when the progression 
of a condition causing cognitive impairment results in the need to 
transition from driving, with the ultimate goal of reducing injuries 
and loss of life on the highway.

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.
    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 in Washington, DC on April 25, 2014.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2014-09839 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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