Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements, 24494-24495 [2014-09840]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices 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 the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the following proposed collection of information: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Older Drivers and Navigation Systems Type of Request—New information collection requirement. OMB Clearance Number—None. Form Number—NHTSA 1260. Requested Expiration Date of Approval—3 years from date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect information from VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 licensed drivers about their age, driver license status, driving habits, vehicle type and age, and experience using Electronic Navigation Systems (ENSs). Participation in the study will be voluntary. Drivers will volunteer for the study by responding to an emailed or individually-delivered descriptive solicitation or as a result of reading a call for volunteers in a publication or on a poster. The drivers will be asked a brief series of questions to determine eligibility to participate in a study of older adults’ driving performance while they drive to familiar destinations, unfamiliar destinations using paper directions, and unfamiliar destinations using an ENS. A project assistant will then describe the proposed study to those respondents who qualify for the study and answer all questions that the drivers may have. Each driver who meets the criteria for subject selection will then be asked if he or she wishes to participate. If yes, a project assistant will then determine the availability of the respondent to participate in the data collection activities and, if available, schedule the volunteer for the first data collection session. The first data collection session will assess the participant for cognitive impairment. If no significant cognitive impairment is detected using standard testing instruments, the volunteer will be accepted as a participant, and an onthe-road data collection session will be scheduled. During the on-the-road session, the participant will drive his/ her own car on predetermined routes with an ENS and with paper directions. A Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) will score driving quality and adherence to the prescribed route, and a portable instrument package will record driving parameters such as speed and acceleration. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information—NHTSA was established to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs. Some older drivers have difficulty navigating to unfamiliar places. As a result, they either restrict their driving thereby decreasing their quality of life or attempt to drive and potentially encounter difficulties including becoming lost or using cognitive resources for wayfinding rather than for maneuvering safely through traffic. A number of electronic devices have been advanced as means to prolong older PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 24495 adults’ driving careers. These include ENSs, which could aid older drivers through freeing cognitive resources otherwise needed for wayfinding. It is possible, however, that these systems may increase driver workload because they select a route that is different than the driver expects or by causing a distraction. The purpose of the study is to document differences in older adults’ driving performance while they drive to familiar destinations, unfamiliar destinations using paper directions, and unfamiliar destinations using an ENS. The project will also explore the effects of familiarity using an ENS on driving performance. It will then assess the benefits of providing training in using an ENS to older adults. The proposed questions will allow research staff to ensure that prospective participants meet study inclusion criteria and facilitate their study participation. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)— Respondents will include up to 320 drivers 60 years old or older licensed in the State of North Carolina. Since not all volunteers will qualify, the agency proposes to conduct 320 conversations (telephone or face-to-face depending on how the volunteer was recruited) with potential participants to yield 160 participants. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information—The 320 conversations will average 10 minutes in length including introduction, qualifying questions, potential participant questions, logistical questions, scheduling if the volunteer qualifies, and conclusion. The total estimated annual burden will be 53.33 hours. Participants will incur no costs from the data collection, and participants will incur no record keeping burden and no record keeping cost from the information collection. 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. 2014–09840 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0044]


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: 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.

[[Page 24495]]

    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 the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including the 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In 
compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the 
following proposed collection of information:

Older Drivers and Navigation Systems

    Type of Request--New information collection requirement.
    OMB Clearance Number--None.
    Form Number--NHTSA 1260.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval--3 years from date of 
approval.
    Summary of the Collection of Information--The National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect information 
from licensed drivers about their age, driver license status, driving 
habits, vehicle type and age, and experience using Electronic 
Navigation Systems (ENSs). Participation in the study will be 
voluntary. Drivers will volunteer for the study by responding to an 
emailed or individually-delivered descriptive solicitation or as a 
result of reading a call for volunteers in a publication or on a 
poster. The drivers will be asked a brief series of questions to 
determine eligibility to participate in a study of older adults' 
driving performance while they drive to familiar destinations, 
unfamiliar destinations using paper directions, and unfamiliar 
destinations using an ENS. A project assistant will then describe the 
proposed study to those respondents who qualify for the study and 
answer all questions that the drivers may have. Each driver who meets 
the criteria for subject selection will then be asked if he or she 
wishes to participate. If yes, a project assistant will then determine 
the availability of the respondent to participate in the data 
collection activities and, if available, schedule the volunteer for the 
first data collection session.
    The first data collection session will assess the participant for 
cognitive impairment. If no significant cognitive impairment is 
detected using standard testing instruments, the volunteer will be 
accepted as a participant, and an on-the-road data collection session 
will be scheduled. During the on-the-road session, the participant will 
drive his/her own car on predetermined routes with an ENS and with 
paper directions. A Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) will score 
driving quality and adherence to the prescribed route, and a portable 
instrument package will record driving parameters such as speed and 
acceleration.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information--NHTSA was established to reduce the number of deaths, 
injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on 
the Nation's highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is 
authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of 
motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs.
    Some older drivers have difficulty navigating to unfamiliar places. 
As a result, they either restrict their driving thereby decreasing 
their quality of life or attempt to drive and potentially encounter 
difficulties including becoming lost or using cognitive resources for 
wayfinding rather than for maneuvering safely through traffic. A number 
of electronic devices have been advanced as means to prolong older 
adults' driving careers. These include ENSs, which could aid older 
drivers through freeing cognitive resources otherwise needed for 
wayfinding. It is possible, however, that these systems may increase 
driver workload because they select a route that is different than the 
driver expects or by causing a distraction. The purpose of the study is 
to document differences in older adults' driving performance while they 
drive to familiar destinations, unfamiliar destinations using paper 
directions, and unfamiliar destinations using an ENS. The project will 
also explore the effects of familiarity using an ENS on driving 
performance. It will then assess the benefits of providing training in 
using an ENS to older adults. The proposed questions will allow 
research staff to ensure that prospective participants meet study 
inclusion criteria and facilitate their study participation.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)--
Respondents will include up to 320 drivers 60 years old or older 
licensed in the State of North Carolina. Since not all volunteers will 
qualify, the agency proposes to conduct 320 conversations (telephone or 
face-to-face depending on how the volunteer was recruited) with 
potential participants to yield 160 participants.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information--The 320 conversations 
will average 10 minutes in length including introduction, qualifying 
questions, potential participant questions, logistical questions, 
scheduling if the volunteer qualifies, and conclusion. The total 
estimated annual burden will be 53.33 hours. Participants will incur no 
costs from the data collection, and participants will incur no record 
keeping burden and no record keeping cost from the information 
collection.

    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. 2014-09840 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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